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61 Center St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3666
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Certificate of Excellence


#4 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Bronze level
Currently, the Martin House Inn is closed through June 8th for all but essential workers approved by the Town of Nantucket. In conjunction with our state and local officials and guidelines, we are working to ensure the safety of our guests, employees and community as the 2020 season slowly unfolds. To that end, we have purchased electrostatic sprayers, a hands free sanitizer station, CDC approved cleaning products and recommended protective gear, and have enhanced our already stringent cleaning procedures. We expect that some of the safety measures we may need to implement to create the safe spaces we want to offer might result in a slightly modified guest experience. We will communicate any changes to you as they are finalized. We miss you and cannot wait to welcome you back to our inn. Until you are able to safely return to us, however, please be safe, practice social distancing, wash your hands, and stay connected by following us on social media! A short time apart will ensure a safer future together. The Martin House Inn blends the convenience and comforts of today with the romance and nostalgia of the past. Built in 1803 by a sea captain for his bride and restored to a gracious old-world elegance, the inn combines the charm and romance of a bygone era with all the comforts of home. Its gathering areas, luxurious rooms, working fireplaces, peaceful veranda and serenity gardens (graced with gurgling fountains and a fire-pit, and caressed by the music of gentle breezes and classical piano), all beckon you to return. Watch a sunset from our roof-walk with a glass of wine in hand and savor the panorama of the town and harbor. Enjoy a bountiful continental breakfast, featuring our famous granola and scones, and come home to our homemade afternoon treats! Seven-time winner of the Certificate of Excellence award and located in the heart of Nantucket’s historic district, the inn is a short walk from shops, beaches, theatres, restaurants. 13 rms, A/C, WiFi, in-room hotel safes.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Breakfast available
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Historic Hotel
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Couldn’t stay here because of the pandemic but the way Claire went out of her way to help us with our cancellation and refund with our booking company(who was NOT easy to deal with) makes me want to recommend this place. How many innkeepers offer to make calls to a third-party booking group when the result is that they will be giving you a refund? If this courtesy and kindness is any indication of the quality of this establishment then I just want you to know I recommend them100%
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Response from MartinHouseInn, Front Office Manager at Martin House Inn
Responded 1 week ago
I thank you so much for your kind words!! This has been a difficult time for so many. We here on the island are banding together in true Nantucket spirit. We very much miss seeing our guests. Guests are the reasons we become innkeepers, after all! We are looking forward to seeing folks in the coming months and do hope you have the chance to stay with us in future. We'd love to have you. Be well, stay safe - Claire Theriault Resident Innkeeper
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I've stayed in multiple rooms in the Inn, and all have been very cozy (in a good way) and clean! The house itself is charming, and fits right in with the Nantucket vibe. It's located in a great area (a 5 minute walk from both downtown and one of the beaches). The widows walk is also a fantastic spot to hang out! The Innkeeper is lovely, and her baked goods are delicious. I have no complaints, and would 100% recommend staying here!
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Response from MartinHouseInn, Front Office Manager at Martin House Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your review! We love having you (and your team members) stay, and are happy to hear such great feedback. You've been instrumental in taste-testing our newest scone recipes, and that is much appreciated. We pride ourselves on making stays memorable and comfortable so it is good to know we are succeeding. Additionally, your work on-island is most definitely an essential service and it is great to host folks who are working to keep Nantucketers healthy! Claire Theriault Resident Innkeeper
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Needed a spot to stay on the island for a long work weekend. Everything ended up working out very smoothly at Martin House. Rooms are a llittle small, but very comfy. Plus we got fresh cookies. Would definitely stay again.
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Response from MartinHouseInn, Front Office Manager at Martin House Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review and feedback! We invite you to visit our rooms online as we have 13 in total that range from cozy twin beds on our 3rd floor to larger rooms. Some have a fireplace, one has a private porch that overlooks our serenity garden, and we offer a 2-room suite with private living area and television that sleeps 4. Had we not been in these COVID times, we would have offered you a tour of any open rooms. Glad to hear you enjoyed the cookies and we hope to see you again! Be well and stay safe.
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Martin House is where you want to stay! It is a special, wonderful place, for anytime of year and while you are on the island for the many festivals---wine, film, comedy, dafodil, winter stroll....or all of them! I love this place and can't wait to be back soon. It feels like home-from the scones to the amazing location in walking distance to everything. Cindy, the innkeeper, is so wonderful. From the minute I called to book my first stay, I felt like I was talking to a friend. Their rates are very fair too.
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Response from MartinHouseInn, Front Office Manager at Martin House Inn
Responded Apr 8, 2020
Thank you so much for your review! We feel our guests ARE like family and while here, we want them to feel like they are in a home away from home. I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay on our magical island.
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From the moment we walked in to this quaint 19th century captains inn, we felt at home. In large part, the charm of this quaint New England bed and breakfast is credited to the innkeeper, Claire. She was delightful. We were the only guests on a mild winter night in early March. Claire did her best to make us feel at home baking fresh chocolate chip cookies, two different types of fresh scones for breakfast and giving us a full tour of the Inn. It’s a two minute walk to Main Street and the ferry. We can’t recommend this place enough. Ask Claire about the art on the walls.
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Response from MartinHouseInn, Front Office Manager at Martin House Inn
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Thank you so much for this lovely review! I had a great time hosting you. I'm so pleased you enjoyed our baked goods, and your time at the Inn. We look forward to hosting you again. Warm regards, Claire Theriault Resident Innkeeper
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Frequently Asked Questions about Martin House Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Martin House Inn?
Nearby attractions include Whaling Museum (0.2 miles), First Congregational Church (0.06 miles), and Oldest House (Jethro Coffin House) and Kitchen Garden (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Martin House Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Martin House Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Martin House Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Martin House Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Juice Bar Homemade Ice Cream, Dune, and The Nautilus.
Is Martin House Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Nantucket.
Are there any historical sites close to Martin House Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Oldest House (Jethro Coffin House) and Kitchen Garden (0.2 miles), Greater Light (0.4 miles), and Old Gaol (0.5 miles).