Family hotels in Nantucket

View hotels in Nantucket (11)

Quintessential New England appeal, tranquil beaches, rich maritime history, and charming cobbled streets – Nantucket Island truly is a treasure trove, perfect for family holidays at any time of the year. Packed full of unique experiences for kids and adults alike, it is a captivating place that will make your next family escape unforgettable.

From a plethora of child-friendly activities to choose from, to accommodation options to suit all family needs and preferences, Nantucket has it all. Continue reading to find the best spots on this enchanting island for your family holiday, no matter the season or budget.

Things to do

Nantucket's beaches, lighthouses, museums, and quaint streets offer endless opportunities for family fun, making it a holiday destination your children will remember fondly. From coastal wildlife explorations to historical discoveries, it's the perfect place to immerse yourself in American history and natural beauty.

The Nantucket Whaling Museum is a must-visit, captivating families of all ages with its 46-foot sperm whale skeleton, authentic artefacts, and fascinating exhibits on Nantucket's maritime past. Make your way to the northernmost point of the island to marvel at the Great Point Lighthouse, complete with stunning views and opportunities to spot seals basking on nearby shores. For a more hands-on experience, take the family to the seasonal Maria Mitchell Aquarium, where everyone can hold crabs in the touch tank and participate in field trips exploring local marine ecosystems.

Of course, no family trip to Nantucket is complete without spending time on its pristine sandy beaches, where swimming, sunbathing, and sandcastle-building provide wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle. Finally, lose yourself in Nantucket's cobbled streets, wandering through the historic heart of the island and discovering charming cafes, boutiques, and galleries – perfect for a leisurely afternoon of exploration and relaxation.

When to visit

The ideal time to visit Nantucket with your family lies in the shoulder months of March, April, September, and October, offering more reasonable prices, milder crowds and pleasantly warm weather. These months allow you to enjoy everything the island has to offer, while still experiencing authentic, family-friendly New England charm.

If you're planning your holiday around school breaks, Nantucket's summer months are filled with memorable beach days, while autumn boasts an array of colourful foliage and delightful festivals, such as the famous Cranberry Festival in October. Regardless of when you choose to visit, be sure to check local school holiday schedules and book accommodation accordingly to ensure a stress-free, unforgettable family adventure.

JAN
6.4°
2.8°
123mm
11 days
FEB
6.1°
2.1°
136mm
12 days
MAR
6.4°
3.3°
115mm
10 days
APR
9.3°
6.7°
106mm
10 days
MAY
12.9°
10.8°
105mm
9 days
JUN
17.4°
15.6°
88mm
7 days
JUL
21.3°
20°
85mm
6 days
AUG
21.9°
20.5°
78mm
6 days
SEP
20.3°
18.6°
99mm
7 days
OCT
17.1°
14.9°
157mm
10 days
NOV
13.4°
9.5°
107mm
9 days
DEC
9.4°
5.4°
127mm
11 days

Things you'll love...

  • Explore the fascinating Nantucket Whaling Museum, enlightening families on the island's rich maritime history
  • Visit the impressive Great Point Lighthouse, boasting stunning views and delightful wildlife spotting opportunities
  • Get up close to local marine life at the seasonal Maria Mitchell Aquarium, perfect for hands-on family experiences
  • Embrace Nantucket's pristine beaches, ideal for family days of swimming, sunbathing and sand castle building
  • Immerse in Nantucket's unique charm with a stroll through picturesque streets, brimming with maritime history and New England charm

Key information

premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds, in-room safe
premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds, in-room safe
easy street loft on main street | premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds, in-room safe
inn king room-located at the white elephant inn at 19 north water street | premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds, in-room safe
easy street loft on main street | living area | flat-screen tv
easy street loft on main street | living area | flat-screen tv

White Elephant Hotel
Nantucket, United States

62
Along with a restaurant, this hotel has a fitness center and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas is provided, as well as free self parking, a free area shuttle, and a free beach shuttle. Other amenities include a poolside bar, spa services, and a seasonal outdoor pool.
Add dates to check price & availability
deluxe room, 1 king bed | premium bedding, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
shower, designer toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns
deluxe room, 1 king bed | premium bedding, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
deluxe room, 1 king bed | premium bedding, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
deluxe room, 1 king bed, harbour view | premium bedding, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
deluxe room, 1 king bed | premium bedding, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

21 Broad Hotel
Nantucket, United States

58
This smoke-free hotel features concierge services, a 24-hour front desk, and free newspapers. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided.
Connecting Rooms
Add dates to check price & availability
luxury triple room | private kitchen
luxury triple room | bathroom | shower, rainfall showerhead, designer toiletries, hair dryer
deluxe room | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar
egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar
classic room | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar
deluxe room | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar

Life House, Nantucket
Nantucket, United States

55
This smoke-free hotel features a snack bar/deli, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a library, express check-in, and express check-out are onsite.
Add dates to check price & availability
suite, 1 king bed, ensuite | terrace/patio
standard garden view basement level | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds
deluxe garden view basement level | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds
deluxe room, 1 king bed | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds
deluxe room, 1 king bed | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds
petite garden view basement level | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds

Greydon House
Nantucket, United States

55
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities are onsite.
Connecting Rooms
Add dates to check price & availability
traditional room, 1 king bed, accessible | pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
combined shower/bathtub, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
traditional room, 2 queen beds (oversized room) | pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
traditional room, 2 queen beds (oversized room) | pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains

Nantucket Inn
Nantucket, United States

55
This smoke-free resort features an indoor pool, a restaurant, and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas is provided, as well as free self parking, a free airport shuttle, and a free beach shuttle. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar, and outdoor tennis courts are onsite. Housekeeping is available on request.
Kids stay free
Connecting Rooms
Add dates to check price & availability
pillow-top beds, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
pillow-top beds, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
deluxe room | pillow-top beds, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
pillow-top beds, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
deluxe suite | pillow-top beds, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
room | pillow-top beds, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets

The Beachside At Nantucket
Nantucket, United States

54
This smoke-free hotel features coffee/tea in a common area, a seasonal outdoor pool, and concierge services. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception are also provided. Other amenities include dry cleaning, laundry facilities, and tour/ticket assistance.
Add dates to check price & availability
two bedroom cottage - end of rope | balcony
two bedroom cottage - pawana | terrace/patio
studio cottage - ark | living area | flat-screen tv, books, video library
studio cottage - ark | terrace/patio
two bedroom cottage - kittiwake | bathroom | combined shower/bathtub, free toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns
two bedroom cottage - pawana | premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free wifi

The Cottages and Lofts at Boat Basin
Nantucket, United States

54
This smoke-free hotel features a marina, free use of bicycles, and concierge services. Free WiFi in public areas and a free beach shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include dry cleaning, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance.
Add dates to check price & availability
terrace/patio
deluxe room, 1 queen bed (greyhound) | bathroom | shower, designer toiletries, hair dryer, towels
basic room, 1 queen bed (horatio) | premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
deluxe room, 1 queen bed (wanderer) | premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
deluxe room, 1 queen bed (knowles) | premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
deluxe room, 1 queen bed (arnold) | premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished

Anchor Inn
Nantucket, United States

52
This smoke-free hotel features a refrigerator in a common area, concierge services, and dry cleaning. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a garden, and a picnic area are onsite.
Add dates to check price & availability
deluxe room, 1 king bed | premium bedding, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free wifi
designer toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns, towels
deluxe suite | premium bedding, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free wifi
deluxe room, 1 king bed | premium bedding, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free wifi
premium bedding, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free wifi
deluxe room, 1 queen bed | premium bedding, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free wifi

76 Main
Nantucket, United States

33
Along with concierge services, this smoke-free hotel has a garden and free breakfast. WiFi in public areas is free.
Add dates to check price & availability
egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe
economy room | bathroom | rainfall showerhead, designer toiletries, hair dryer, towels
egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe
comfort room, 1 king bed (gate house) | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe
meeting house petite king w/ shared bath | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe
egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe

Faraway Nantucket
Nantucket, United States

29
Coffee/tea in a common area, a microwave in a common area, and concierge services are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, express check-in, and express check-out are onsite.
Connecting Rooms
Add dates to check price & availability