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9 Cliff Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554-3639
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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 08/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Nantucket
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Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood on the edge of town, the historic Cliff Lodge dates back to 1771 . Cliff Lodge is within easy walking distance to all downtown shops, restaurants, beaches, museums and ferry services. Although best known as a summer resort, Nantucket Island is extraordinary in every season. Enjoy the many unique aspects of the Cliff Lodge; its peaceful garden patio, roof walk with panoramic views of the town and harbor, easy access to bike paths and unparalleled customer service! We take pride in offering our guests personal service in a warm and friendly setting. We look forward to your arrival!
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Flannery52 wrote a review Jun 10
Chapel Hill, North Carolina642 contributions187 helpful votes
One of the last original B&B properties on the island (if I’m remembering the brochure correctly!), this beautifully decorated 1770s 3-story home is a 10-minute walk from the ferry in a quiet neighborhood. The grounds are lovely, with side and back yards to enjoy, relax on loungers, or sit at tables for a meal. We appreciated an early entry into our room as we had barely an hour to get ready for a wedding. Madelon met us and helped with getting our luggage upstairs, lingering a bit to give us a map, paperwork, and lunch suggestions. She said we could leave our luggage the next am, and when they cleaned, they would store the luggage for us. What a lovely offer! Our room, #2, was meticulously clean and so lovely. We enjoyed Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries in a very small bathroom with ingenious use of space!! The bed was comfortable with excellent linens. I suggest , if you’re sensitive to light, to bring a sleep mask. I wouldn’t want to spoil the beauty of the room with blackout curtains either, but the shade and lightweight white curtains do very little to make the room dark. Of course we had a delicious, homemade breakfast! Menus are hung on the door, and we made our selection from a hash brown casserole, blueberry scones, and yogurt parfaits. We had them all! Madelon herself brought the tray to our door for in-room dining, or we could take it to the sitting room right outside our door or outside. I don’t know if this arrangement is still because of Covid. Coffee, hot water, and iced water (with fruit) were available at 6:30am. A communal refrigerator and myriad dishes and glassware were available. We took one of Madelon’s walking suggestions through downtown and out to see older homes, dating to whaling times. We even walked just a mile to a beach house for a post-wedding celebration. So we were very pleased with the location. I’m not sure if public beach access is walkable from the B&B, but our room did come with beach towels (and outside shower). We highly recommended this property, which cost easily a third less than where the wedding guests stayed. We believe they missed out!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Suzanne wrote a review Aug 2020
Portsmouth, Rhode Island4 contributions
Property's Favorite Review
We travel to Nantucket every summer, & have stayed at a variety of bed and breakfasts, Cliff Lodge was my favorite for many reasons! Prior to arriving Medelon sent a detailed list of all the restaurants open during COVID, and did such a great job communicating with us. The Cliff Lodge is perfectly located downtown but has a beautiful private backyard where we could relax and enjoy the gardens. The rooms are beautifully decorated with crisp white linens from Matouk and beautiful artwork from a local gallery. The best part of the stay is the delicious homemade breakfast delivered to the room every morning! Madelon and Lisa your Inn surpassed all of our expectations. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we will be bACK!!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Cliff Lodge Nantucket, Other at Cliff Lodge
Responded Aug 20, 2020
Suzanne, Thank you so much for your kind words! They mean so much coming from you specifically! You and Rob were the perfect guests and we can't wait to host you again! Best, Madelon
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Ann D wrote a review Jun 5
5 contributions
The Inn is well managed and quite lovely. My room was very clean, bright and comfortable and met all of my needs. My breakfast bagel was delicious with a lovely sauce, creative! And delivered to my door! There is a great attention paid to detail with the accommodations.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Cliff Lodge Nantucket, Innkeeper at Cliff Lodge
Responded 4 days ago
Ann, Thank you so much for your kind review! Chris and I try our very best to make the Lodge and all amenities offered as unique and special as possible. It means so much to us that you enjoyed your stay at Cliff Lodge. We both hope to see you in the future and we hope you have a lovely summer. Best, Madelon
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Natalie G wrote a review Jun 2
1 contribution
Hands down the best B&B. Madelon was lovely and very helpful. The rooms are very cute and clean. It’s also a great location! We really enjoyed the amount of care that goes into this place and into the guests. Also ahhh the breakfast in bed, such a heat experience!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Cliff Lodge Nantucket, Innkeeper at Cliff Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Natalie, Thank you for such a lovely review! You and Ellen were so sweet and kind and such a treat to host! We would love nothing more than to have you back at the Lodge! Very best, Madelon & Christopher
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Ron C wrote a review May 2021
2 contributions
Beautiful, quaint bed and breakfast located near the heart of Nantucket. Easy to find and walk to shops and restaurants. Nice ambiance with outdoor space to just chill, sunbathe or read a book. Chris even cooked a nice small breakfast for us. I would definitely come back!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Cliff Lodge Nantucket, Innkeeper at Cliff Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for the kind review! The lot that the Lodge occupies is truly special, we're lucky to be able to offer the outdoor options that we do. Our breakfast is definitely something we pride ourselves on, and we hope to be able to make you more in the future!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cliff Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Cliff Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Whaling Museum (0.3 miles), First Congregational Church (0.1 miles), and Oldest House (Jethro Coffin House) and Kitchen Garden (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cliff Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Cliff Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cliff Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cliff Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Something Natural, The Juice Bar Homemade Ice Cream, and Oran Mor.
Is Cliff Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Nantucket.
Are there any historical sites close to Cliff Lodge?
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).