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13 Fair St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3742
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#11 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Nantucket
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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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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Jenna M wrote a review Jul 2022
Boston, Massachusetts8 contributions
I have stayed at Ships Inn several times. I cannot say enough good things about this bed and breakfast!! The rooms are all beautifully decorated, clean and comfortable. The service is impeccable. I look forward to the delicious buffet breakfast every morning in the charming downstairs restaurant. It is a very close ~ 2 minute walk to the downtown and about 5-8 minute walk to the ferry. The innkeepers Mary Lou and Bob always make me feel completely at home. I cannot wait for future trips to the Inn!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Kelly S wrote a review Sep 2021
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My son and I stayed at the Ships Inn for two weeks, and we enjoyed it immensely from beginning to end. Mary Lou and Bob made us feel so comfortable and always made sure we had everything we needed. The housekeeping staff was excellent. The room was attractive and extremely comfortable. The location is very convenient to the shops and restaurants. The restaurant is also fantastic. We loved everything about our visit and highly recommend the Ships Inn!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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siegelbrown wrote a review Jul 2021
West Hartford, Connecticut2 contributions
We had the most wonderful stay!! We came to Nantucket for one of our daughters sweet 16. We could not have had a better stay!! The locations was great. The rooms were perfect. The food was delicious. MaryLou and her team were so, so lovely. Can’t wait to come back!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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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
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leon w wrote a review Aug 2020
New York City, New York30 contributions66 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, FL99 contributions66 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
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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
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beachNmargarita wrote a review Aug 2019
Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania150 contributions29 helpful votes
Our three night stay at the Ships Inn was a wonderful stay. Our room, Ranger, was on the first floor near the rear of the inn. It had a very comfortable Queen bed, 2 chairs, tv, fireplace and great lighting. The sink right inside the door was a bit of a surprise but it’s placement worked well when we were getting ready. The bathroom was a big tired but the water was hot and the toiletries plentiful. We did not experience the noise others complained about from the street or the nearby church. Breakfast was terrific with both hot and cold items, baked goods, fruit etc. Public areas were beautiful and inviting and had afternoon cookies! There is a restaurant in the Inn which we did not visit but it seemed enjoyed by those Elwood did. The manager,Mary lou, was friendly and helpful. Compared to other hotels in the world the Ships Inn is expensive but priced averagely for Nantucket and I would choose to stay there again without hesitation!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ryan M wrote a review Aug 2019
Waltham, Massachusetts20 contributions5 helpful votes
The Ships Inn is an excellent place to stay on Nantucket because of everything it offers. The proximity to the downtown shopping/restaurant district and harbor is only about a quick 2-minute walk. Also, the food offered at breakfast and the dinner that is served is delicious. Definitely make reservations to eat at Ships Inn some night for dinner - there is also a full bar in addition to the restaurant and dining room. There are always brownies/cookies and lemonade/iced tea out in the afternoon when returning from the beach. The rooms are very comfortable and clean. The showers are small - but I weigh 250 - they are adequate. They also offer beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas to guests - as well as space for your rented bikes/scooters.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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$313 - $380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 (0.1 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 b-ACK Yard BBQ, The Juice Bar Homemade Ice Cream, and Ships Inn Restaurant.
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 Hadwen House (0.1 miles).