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11 Fair St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3739
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Certificate of Excellence


#8 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence
Classic 15 room Inn in the heart of Nantucket. Individual rooms and suites with private, adjoined or shared baths available, bear the names of whaling vessels that sailed from Nantucket over a century ago. Built in the late 1920's, our amazing summer Inn is ideal for large groups, families and weddings. Our signature continental breakfast is included and served either to your room, or on our beautiful patios and spacious gardens. We have beach towels umbrellas and chairs and parking available for our guests.
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Lucy wrote a review Yesterday
West Hartford, Connecticut1 contribution
Best inn ever! We stayed for three days and it was so fun and close to beaches and and town! The breakfast was also amazing! The rooms were so clean and pretty! We can’t wait to come back! Thank you!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Amy C wrote a review Jun 2020
Springfield, Massachusetts385 contributions131 helpful votes
Our family (w/two teenagers) loved this place. Some websites classify it as a “hotel”, but it is really more like a large B & B. Some rooms have their own bathrooms, some do not. You can also book rooms to act as a “suite” if you have a family, or they have rooms that can be booked for individual singles. We had small refrigerators in our designated “suite” of rooms. But there are no microwaves or TVs in the rooms. Since this is an older building, the bathrooms have clawfoot tubs that have been modified into showers, and the sinks have separate faucets for “hot” and “cold.” The couple that runs this facility is great—very personable and flexible. And we loved their continental breakfasts outside in the yard.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from thebarnacleinn, Manager at The Barnacle Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your nice review. We are perfectly set up for families , with our 2 bedroom suites. Every room has a small or medium refrigerator. Our yard has much room for spacing during breakfast and all day lounging :) ~
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Mary G wrote a review Oct 2019
St. Croix70 contributions15 helpful votes
We've been going to Nantucket for many years now and we always stay at the lovely Barnacle Inn. Our most memorable visit was in 2012 when we decided the trip was going to be our wedding, so we eloped! Suzie and Phil were instrumental in helping us with the best week ever! Other guests helped too, which was just so amazing and made our special day all the better. Other than that trip, we're never disappointed with the quality of our room, the friendly staff, and Phil's homemade cookies that magically appear in the late afternoon. The location is easily walkable into the village for meals, shopping, or getting a bike to rent for touring the island and beaches. Suzie and Phil are the best kind of innkeepers; there when you need them, full of island knowledge, and helpful friendly hosts. We'll definitely keep up our tradition of staying at the Barnacle!
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: Rooms with en suite are best, and the church bells are loudest in rooms facing Fair Street.
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Response from thebarnacleinn, Manager at The Barnacle Inn
Responded Oct 19, 2019
Thank you for your gracious email! We always love having you stay with us at The Barnacle Inn It is wonderful with This Barnacle Inn in our family for over 53 years! We take pride in our clean rooms, and close proximity to town & the ferry boats. Looking forward to your next trip out to our island ~
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Lisa Jacques wrote a review Sep 2019
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We have stayed at the Barnacle Inn several times. The Kiendl family and other staff members are exceptional warm friendly and very accommodating!!! Our room is perfect!!! We look forward to next September!!! Thank you, Lisa and Wayne Jacques
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from thebarnacleinn, Reception at The Barnacle Inn
Responded Oct 5, 2019
Thank you for taking time to leave a review, we greatly appreciate the kind words. At The Barnacle we strive to make our guests feel at home, we are happy you enjoyed your room and our staff members. We are looking forward to seeing you all next year. ~Anna-Grace
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SpencerStewart wrote a review Jul 2019
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This was my second time staying at the Barnacle and not my last. Perfect location right off of Main Street and walking distance to everything in town. It's quiet and perfect for sleep. The staff is beyond nice, friendly and very attentive. They provide beach towels and the rooms have more than enough electric outlets and at the end of everyday there are delicious cookies put out for all guests. Thank you again for a terrific stay!
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Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from thebarnacleinn, Front Office Manager at The Barnacle Inn
Responded Jul 23, 2019
Thank you so much for the great review and for taking the time to get back to us. We are so happy to hear that you had wonderful time at The Barnacle Inn and you enjoyed the convenient location, our team and the delicious afternoon cookies. We are looking forward to meeting with you again in future for another terrific stay.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Barnacle Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Barnacle Inn?
Nearby attractions include Whaling Museum (0.3 miles), Aunt Leah's Fudge (0.2 miles), and Greater Light (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Barnacle Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Barnacle Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Barnacle Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Barnacle Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ships Inn Restaurant, The Juice Bar Homemade Ice Cream, and Dune.
Is The Barnacle Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Nantucket.
Are there any historical sites close to The Barnacle Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Oldest House (Jethro Coffin House) and Kitchen Garden (0.5 miles), Greater Light (0.2 miles), and Old Gaol (0.3 miles).