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13 Fair St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3742
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#11 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Nantucket
Ships Inn represents a unique piece of Nantucket history while providing the comfort and convenience essential to visitors.Located in a quiet historical neighborhood near town.The sought after combination of a historic inn and an acclaimed restaurant serving fresh local ingredients. A truly memorable Nantucket experience.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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rtrophelia wrote a review Sep 2020
Needham, Massachusetts3 contributions
My husband and I just returned from a baby moon here and we absolutely loved this Inn! The location could not be better. It’s off the sweetest side street right out of town. Mary Lou couldn’t be more responsive or accommodating- she was such a joy to work with. We booked the Nantucket room since I read in a review If you have bikes book a first floor room (which is nonsense by the way as there is a bike rack around back to lock up your bikes) and it was beautiful and spacious. I loved the view of the street and the window boxes. Be aware that the room is truly right at the front of the hotel- the front door, bottom of stairs, and next to Parlor. We often heard people chatting and coming and going, but were in the room so infrequently it didn’t matter. It was also so lively with the restaurant down below. We got to eat there one night and the food, especially the drinks, were outstanding. This place is really a gem- I can’t recommend enough!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
leon w wrote a review Aug 2020
New York City, New York30 contributions25 helpful votes
My wife and I are so lucky to love Nantucket and Ship's Inn. These are not easy times. I am used to traveling frequently and due to the Trump Virus have not left NYC for 7 months. Mary Lou, inn manager, is an absolute sweetheart. The inn has masks and hand spray everywhere. Of course, there are fewer guests, but rest assured that Ship's Inn in Nantucket is a much appreciated oasis. Stay here are feel special again made possible by a very special staff.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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NYCtraveler417 wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York33 contributions57 helpful votes
This is the most adorable B&B in a great location with the kindest owners. The rooms are cozy and cute. Oh, and the breakfast is really yummy. The only negative was the (beautiful) antique tub/shower, which was difficult to operate.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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maryandkris wrote a review Oct 2019
cape cod, MA/naples, FL100 contributions46 helpful votes
In September we traveled to Nantucket with two other couples and were delighted in our choice of accommodation. Ship’s Inn was a cozy haven in close proximity to all places and activities on the island. Our hosts were warm, knowledgeable and made our stay memorable. Added bonus that was a wonderful surprise-the incredible dinner we enjoyed at Ship’s Inn’s restaurant on our last night. We’d love to return and heartily recommend Ship’s Inn!
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Date of stay: September 2019
Lin from Malvern wrote a review Sep 2019
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Once more a perfect stay at the Ship's Inn! This inn is a delight. The location is perfect, close to shops, restaurants, and just a few blocks from the waterfront. I cannot say enough about innkeeper Mary Lou's responsiveness to any request. The cozy salon is a warm gathering place to meet other guests. Breakfast is yummy. The restaurant is truly outstanding. Dinner our last night was a special finale to a wonderful visit. Don't forget to order the soufflé!
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sleep Quality
$464 - $480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ships Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Ships Inn?
Nearby attractions include Whaling Museum (0.3 miles), Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum (0.3 miles), and Aunt Leah's Fudge (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ships Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Ships Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Ships Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Juice Bar Homemade Ice Cream, Ships Inn Restaurant, and Dune.
Is Ships 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 Ships 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).