The Brass Lantern Inn

11 N Water St , Nantucket, MA 02554-3521 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


You will enjoy traditional Nantucket hospitality in a classic setting at the Brass Lantern Inn, located in the heart of the Historic District just a short walk from restaurants, shops and ferry terminals. The Brass Lantern offer fifteen recently renovated and tastefully appointed guestrooms with en suite baths and a two bedroom Family Suite. A four time winner of Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence, the Brass Lantern is pet and family friendly.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining3.9

Very nice place!

3.8 on September 19, 2013

This was my first time to Nantucket and although we didn't stay long (only 2 nights), I wished we could have stayed longer! The room was very private (nice) and the place is close to the center but not too close. On one night I thought a train was going by in the distance, but twas only the sound of a lone car on the cobblestone road. I will surely go back when I have the chance!

Loved it!

4.6 on April 22, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Brass Lantern Inn for a three day getaway and it was perfect! The inn is conveniently located to the downtown area. The staff was friendly and helpful and everything was well maintained, clean, and nicely decorated. This was our first time visiting Nantucket, and it was one of the best vacations we've ever had!

I highly recommend this Inn.

5 on September 30, 2012

Wonderful girls getaway. Location if central to all the attractions and shopping. Everyone at the Inn was so helpful to us. We felt like we were at home.

Brass Lantern Inn, convenient and comfortable

4.0 on September 22, 2012

My wife and I spent several days at the Brass Lantern Inn recently. The location is very convenient to most of the sites in Nantucket and is within walking distance of most of them. The room, while not large, was clean and comfortable. Breakfast and afternoon tea were well done and included in the rate. Staff service was very good. Everyone there was friendly, courteous and prompt in their responses to our few requests. I would certainly stay there again and would recommend it to others.

Nice Place

4.2 on July 30, 2012

A very nice inn, service is excellent, and they go out of their way to be accomodating.


5 on June 18, 2012

Highly recommend staying at the Brass Lantern Inn on your next trip to Nantucket (voted the #1 Island by National Geographic). Staff members were very friendly and helpful. The rooms exceptionally clean. Centrally located, we were able to find restaurants and shops very easily. Don't wait, make your reservations and see why Nantucket is #1 for yourself!

another great stay at the Brass Lantern Inn

4.6 on May 07, 2012

I just returned from a "last minute" get-a-way to Nantucket where my boyfriend, dog, and I stayed once again at the Brass Lantern. We love it there ! Quiet, comfortable, friendly - it is everthing you would want in an Inn. Our room was clean, comfortable, spaceous and well stocked with towels. They have to-go cups for your coffee for that early morning walk to the beach and breakfast is a nice assortment of fruit, fresh baked muffins and cereals - just enough to get you going in the morning. A beautiful property walking distance to everything in town - and best of all, our lab can come and have a vacation with us ! They don't just tolerate your pet, I think they actually like pets ! I highly recommend this Inn for your next stay !

Nov 2011 Visit

4.0 on November 09, 2011

A nice, clean and centrally located inn. Staff and owners are very nice. Dog friendly and nice courtyard to have morning coffee and relax reading a book. We will be staying there again.

great B&B

4.2 on November 07, 2011

loved it great location- nice accommodations, we will be back

Great destination and comfortable inn!

4.0 on September 20, 2011

The Brass Lantern Inn was a great place to stay in Nantucket, very accommodating, clean, friendly, and well organized. We promptly got the extras we asked for, the room and the inn was very clean, the breakfast fresh and substantial as described, and the bed extremely comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can not wait to visit again.

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Rooms & Rates

Brant Point

In the Brant Point, you will really feel that you are 'out to sea'! Located on the third floor of the Main Inn, the romantic Brant Point room has a clear view of Nantucket Harbor and comfortable seating so you can sit by the window and watch the ferries come and go. You will nod off to sleep in the king bed with high padded headboard, to the sound of the foghorns in the distance - one of our most popular rooms for honeymoons.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3


Barclay is a bright and spacious queen room just off the Foyer at the main entrance to the Brass Lantern Inn, with three tall windows that overlook charming North Water Street. A pet-friendly room, Barclay is great for easy access to dog walks.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Elizabeth Starbuck

Elizabeth Starbuck is a popular choice among our frequent guests. This quiet room with a queen pencil poster bed is on the second floor of the Main Inn and, since it is on the north side of the house, perfect for couples that like to sleep in while on vacation. It offers a fireplace (non-working) and large bath with a tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Empire, with its large sunny south-facing double windows is a perfect room for early risers who may want to take a quick walk out to the Brant Point Lighthouse before breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


A bright and cheery room, Harmony is located at the front or the second floor of the Main Inn. With a queen four poster and Victorian rocking chair, in Harmony you will have a timeless view of cobblestone North Water Street. Harmony also offers a large bath with beadboard panelling and subway tiles in the tub/shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Zenas Coffin

The whaling ship, Zenas Coffin, sailed from Nantucket in 1832, and, like all the rooms in the Main Inn, this room is named for whaling ships that sailed from Nantucket during the period that the Inn was built. This queen room offers a bay windowed seating area, which is a lovely sunny spot for reading in the afternoon.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Mary Mitchell

Mary Mitchell is the coziest room at the Inn. Located on the first floor, just off the Sitting Room with a full size four-poster and large, bright private bath, Mary Mitchell is ideal for a single guest or couple traveling with their pet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Forsythia is a cheery room on the first floor of the Garden Wing with easy access to the Patio and Garden. With cool aqua walls, a papered accent wall behind the queen bed, and separate seating area, this room overlooks our neighbor's lovely perennial garden! Pet friendly room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Perfect for a romantic getaway, this bright and spacious king bedded room is on the back corner of the Inn and overlooks our Garden. With its soft aqua decor and papered accent wall, Campanula also offers a comfortable seating area. Pet friendly room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3


Hydrangea offers a relaxing cool green palette with a fern papered accent wall, king bed and high padded headboard and separate seating area - a calming start to your Nantucket day. One of our most popular pet friendly rooms with easy access to the Patio and Garden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3


Primrose offers a king bed with high navy blue padded headboard, comfortable seating and double windows that overlook our neighbor's lovely perennial garden. Located on the first floor of the Garden Wing, Primrose is a pet-friendly room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3


Spacious and airy, Jonquil provides a cozy quiet getaway for couples seeking some 'time off'. This comfortable room has vaulted ceilings and high windows with sky view with built in bookcases, a comfortable seating area and small refrigerator to keep your wine chilled.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Rosa Rugosa

Do you enjoy waking up in a cozy bed tucked under the eaves? Rosa Rugosa is a medium sized room that combines cozy queen sleeping nook with high back padded headboard, with a bright seating area with vaulted ceilings, and a wall mounted television.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Sconset Rose

Great for couples who want a king bed and lots of space to spread out -- or for small families -- Sconset Rose is a large bright room, with soothing green walls and a fern-accented sleeping alcove for the king bed with a high padded headboard. This large room also offers a separate sitting area with a sleeper sofa and chair, built in bookcases with a small refrigerator, and vaulted ceilings and accommodates up to four guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4


Wisteria is the largest room at the Inn and located on the second floor of the Garden Wing, in the back corner. This bright and spacious room offers a king bed in the window alcove which is papered with a geometric pattern wall paper to provide the canopy. With built in bookcases, a small refrigerator and a sitting area with ikat accents, Wisteria offers a sleeper sofa and swivel armchair, and will truly provide all you need for your Nantucket holiday.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Atlantic Suite

Wake up tucked under the eaves in Atlantic, with its side view of Nantucket Harbor. Atlantic is a romantic room tucked into the eaves, with glossy white painted paneling on walls. Relax in the adjoining sitting room with vaulted ceiling, skylight, where you can enjoy a glass of wine before dinner or relax on the couch and watch a movie on television.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Aurora Suite

Traveling with a friend? The Aurora Suite offers a queen platform bed and a twin bed and has a lovely with comfortable adjoining sitting room for added space. Aurora is a bright room overlooking North Water Street and the separate sitting room offers a sky-lighted vaulted ceiling, spacious seating area, small refrigerator and a wall mounted television.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Family Suite

Perfect for family lodging on Nantucket -- your home away from home! Two separate bedrooms, Atlantic and Aurora, accommodate up to five in the two queen beds and twin bed, with an adjoining, comfortable sitting area with wall mounted television and small refrigerator. The Family Suite is ideal for families or couples traveling together.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

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Location Type

Old Historic District, Residential Cobblestone Street, United States, Downtown, Island


Nantucket, MA (ACK-Memorial) 5 miles

Directions to property:

The Brass Lantern is an easy walk from both the HyLine and the Steamship Authority docks, as well of the museums, restaurants, galleries and shops of Town. Taxis are also available when the ferries arrive.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Bike Trails, Observatory, Bike Paths, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Library, Wedding Facilities , Free Parking, Lovely Garden and Patio, Pet Welcome Package

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Pet fee $20 per day. Pet policy will be emailed on request.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: General two night min.; three night min. for summer/festival/holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: for 3 nights or less - full amount + tax
for 4 nights or more - three night or 50% deposit; balance due on checkin
  • Cancellations: If cancellations are received more than 14 days before arrival; 90% of the deposit will be refunded. If received less than 14 days prior to scheduled arrival, 90% of the deposit will be refunded IF THE RESERVED ROOM IS RE-RENTED FOR THE ENTIRE RESERVATION at no loss to the Inn.



Michelle Langlois

Languages spoken

English, French

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8am-10am
  • Serving Location: Patio/Garden, Dining Room

Signature Dish

Brass Lantern Inn Fruit and Nut Granola
Our home made low-fat granola is a delicious combination of toasted whole oats, honey, cinnamon, molasses, almonds, and dried fruits - mangos, apricots, peaches, golden raisins, cranberries, and dates. Enjoy your granola with our homemade organic yogurt or milk.