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Brass Lantern Inn

11 N Water St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3521
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Nantucket
Travelers' Choice
Nantucket the way it should be, warm hospitality and a gracious and classic setting. The Brass Lantern is a 17 room boutique hotel and offers superb accommodations, a fresh and plentiful breakfast and afternoon tea, a lovely dining patio, patio with pergola and firepit and garden, and a perfect 'walk to everything' location for couples, families and groups. The Brass Lantern is pet and family friendly. All rooms are freshly renovated and offer a queen or king bed, luxury linens, robes, flat screen TVs, full amenities and whole property free wifi.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Water sport equipment rentals
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
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Catherine C wrote a review Nov 2020
5 contributions
We did a mini self-guided stroll this year, and the Brass Lantern Inn was the perfect place. I came to the inn when I was younger with my parents, and was so excited to return! The check in process was 100% over text, and we felt very safe with all the precautions in place. There were hand sanitizers everywhere, and the usual continental breakfast was prepared on trays and ordered ahead of time. The inn was decorated beautifully, and our room was so cute! It’s in an ideal location, right around the corner from the whaling museum, with a bookstore within 5 minutes walking. I’d highly recommend!! And I’m so excited to come back soon.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
John A wrote a review Nov 2020
Westborough, Massachusetts6 contributions
The Brass Lantern is picturesque and a very short walk to town. My room was comfortable, breakfast was just right and the staff couldn't have been nicer. They followed the needed procedures that made me feel safe during COVID.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: My second floor room, not at the front of the house, was perfect.
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JWB wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution
The Brass Lantern is a great choice for lodging in ACK. The innkeeper Sharon will go above and beyond to make your stay pleasant. Perfect location to access nearby dining, shopping, and the Whaling Museum. The rooms are nice and clean, and the fresh baked cookies every evening adds a nice touch!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
TynaL wrote a review Nov 2020
Brooklyn, New York147 contributions22 helpful votes
It was my birthday getaway and I really enjoyed the hospitality of Brass Lantern. The Inn is located at a quiet street in the center of the town. Walking distance to restaurants, beach! My room was spacious, spotless and the bed sooo comfortable! The breakfast and afternoon tea/coffee/cookies were delicious! I absolutely loved the freshly baked goodies! There is a patio but unfortunately due to the weather I wasn't able to use it much. The common area very cozy and inviting and hand sanitizers were easily found. Sharon and Jackie were fantastic! Such lovely ladies that took their time to answer my questions and chat.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Michelle Langlois, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
So pleased that your birthday holiday was a great success and thank you for your many positive comments about your experience at the Brass Lantern. Sharon and Jacquie work very hard to ensure that our guests feel welcome and know about all that Nantucket that Nantucket has to offer.
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Cara wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
Fantastic weekend- afternoon cookies and tea were such a treat. No to mention a Superb breakfast daily with so many options. Hand sanitizer throughout , indoor and outdoor spread out sitting options and mask policies made us feel very safe as well! We will definitely be coming back!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Michelle Langlois, Owner at Brass Lantern Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your very positive comments! Glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit...
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$173 - $523 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Brass Lantern Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Brass Lantern Inn?
Nearby attractions include Whaling Museum (0.07 miles), Brant Point Lighthouse (0.2 miles), and First Congregational Church (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Brass Lantern Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Brass Lantern Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Brass Lantern Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Brass Lantern Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Brass Lantern Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Juice Bar Homemade Ice Cream, Dune, and Oran Mor.
Is Brass Lantern Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Nantucket.
Are pets allowed at Brass Lantern Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Brass Lantern Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Oldest House (Jethro Coffin House) and Kitchen Garden (0.3 miles), Greater Light (0.4 miles), and Old Gaol (0.5 miles).