Stay here. I travel the world (if you look at my other reviews) and am usually found at either 5* city hotels or luxury venues throughout France, Europe and the World. I've stayed at the George V in Paris to the most luxurious Game Lodge in South Africa. Why do I mention this? Fine..I'll tell you. Each year when the summer roles around, my partner and our Golden,Cara, enjoy our favorite trip of the year which is our visit to Nantucket and a large part of that is the amazing 'Brass Lantern'. The Inn has a very unique ambience that just enchants, relaxes, soothes and makes me happy, every time I am there. If you need service or help with anything, there is either the wonderful Emily or Sharon to help you. In their manner, they add to the wonderful ambience of the Hotel. Suddenly there when you need them....and letting you feel like it is your 'home' when you want to search through the well stocked pantry for some Champagne glasses for sitting out in the stunning garden before going done the street to the best Restaurants in Town. You might come back from the beach and be rinsing off your dog and suddenly Sharon will appear with a bowl of water for your thirsty canine, without you even being aware that she knew you returned. As for the Owner Michelle, I always believe that the 'air' of a Hotel/Inn/Lodge is set by the Owner or the General Director. I have become good friends with people in this position at the 'Paris Le Grand' as well as other top hotels in the world. In relativity to her small boutique inn, Michelle sets the tone of 'Easy Going Nantucket warmness infused with the best of everything'. It is hard to put into words how this magic Inn has managed to find the perfect balance of laid-back luxury with top service and help at your fingertips...but Michelle...with the help of Sharon and Emily has done so and it shows by the many repeats guests that I recognize over the years. The Inn is Historic with a Garden addition added that actually houses out favorite and one of the biggest rooms, 'Sconset Rose', We had stayed in the Top floor penthouse with a view the first two years until we discovered our favorite rom and it is going on three years now. The rooms are charming and done in casual New England Nantucket style with hints of luxurious amenities. The linens and duvets on the beds must be the most comfortable and 'top-of-the-line' i've experienced at a small hotel/inn. They are wonderful to feel after a day of sun, surf, dining and exploring. Crabtree and Evelyn products are in the bathroom on your arrival and two bottles of water are brought to your room each day...all included. The delicious breakfast and a tea service that includes wonderful scones and cookies (I think it starts at around 3 or 4) are all in the price of the room! Michelle has branched out in the breakfast spread and in addition to the fresh Scones, muffins, yogurt, juices, top-line teas and coffee, toast, granola and fruit..she has added a lovely cheese plate. Honestly, it is a bigger spread than you receive at some top end Inns in France! Sitting in the garden for breakfast is a wonderful way to start the day and I always dawdle for to long as you feel such a sense of peace and 'wellness'. If you want to talk with Michelle about..anything..anything..as she is not only a very good Inn Owner but is a walking font of information for issues that you would address to a concierge, the best time to find her is at breakfast, either greeting guests or working with her staff in the kitchen. The main sitting room is my favorite place to take a pre-dinner glass of champagne as there are small coolers in each rom and i always bring splits of champagne. This can save you tons at the wonderful but pricey restaurants on Nantucket where the Wines tend to be the most over-priced. Indeed, we hd champagne and some Rose (with a store bought appetizer) out in the garden before going to dinner at 'Straight Wharf" and must have shaved $50 off of our dinner bill. Other things to note: The Inn shines it is so clean and there are tons of books at your disposal made available throughout the hotel as well as a flat-screen TV, free Wi-fi and an offer for a reduction on the Ferry service to Nantucket. Oh...the location cannot be beat for walking to everything in town! For al that this includes, if you look at the prices of the other top-end Inns and Hotels on Nantucket, Brass Lantern is second to None!
As always...we are already looking forward to our return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 patio and garden and a perfect 'walk to everything' location for couples, families and groups. The Brass Lantern is pet and family friendly. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Brass Lantern Hotel Nantucket