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    The Nantucket Hotel & Resort
    Nantucket, MA
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    If you're looking for a family-friendly getaway in Nantucket, Massachusetts, consider The Nantucket Hotel & Resort. Recent visitors raved about the amount of kid-friendly amenities available at the property, as well as the warm, welcoming staff. In addition to supervised day and evening programs for children (fees may apply), the hotel provides bicycle rentals, two heated outdoor pools (one that's solely reserved for adults) and free rides on an antique fire truck. Previous lodgers reported that the on-site Breeze Restaurant was also kid-appropriate, with a separate menu just for picky eaters. If you'd rather dine off-site, you'll find a variety of options within walking distance thanks to the hotel's central location in downtown Nantucket, just a half-mile west of Brant Point Lighthouse. The property is also within walking distance of the ferry docks and is less than a mile from Jetties Beach (the hotel offers complimentary beach shuttle service). Rooms are equally family-oriented, with some suites accommodating up to 15 guests. Accommodations are equipped with Frette linens, iHome radios, coffee makers, TVs with DVD players, plush bathrobes and beach towels and chairs. What's more, guests are granted access to The Nantucket Club (located on-site), which houses a gym and spa and offers yoga and fitness classes.
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    The Wauwinet
    Nantucket, MA
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Popular with honeymooners, The Wauwinet sits in a quieter northern corner of Nantucket island, less than 2 miles from the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. Here, you can stretch out your sea legs on one of two private beaches or sample the local seafood at the ever-popular TOPPER's restaurant. The attentive service staff deserves a mention as well: Everyone, from the reservations assistants to the cleaning staff, receives high praise from guests. The concierge even makes pre-vacation planning phone calls. The luxurious rooms and cottages, outfitted in soothing yellow tones with wooden furnishings, free Wi-Fi access and 400-thread-count Pratesi linens, leave guests vying for more time at this romantic retreat. Also included in your room rate: coffee and pastries in the morning and evening port and cheese. Because The Wauwinet is a member of the Relais & Châteaux family, Club 5C members can earn or redeem points here for additional benefits. Keep in mind: The Wauwinet is a seasonal property, open from late April to the end of October.
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    Harborside Hotel at White Elephant
    Nantucket, MA
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    The Harborside Hotel at White Elephant has been a favorite of Nantucket, Massachusetts' bluebloods since the 1920s. Exactly how ritzy is it? Well, visitors are welcome to dock their yachts out front, and the Brant Point Grill is considered a see-and-be-seen spot. But this local favorite is convenient for tourists, too; it's half a mile from downtown Nantucket and an ideal hub for travelers visiting without a car. Guests rave about the first-rate service. And the rooms and suites, complete with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi access and outdoor patios or decks, receive high praise from families and other large parties. The larger White Elephant complex is a seasonal property, open from April through October and for limited dates in late November and early December, so travelers who want to stay here should plan their visits accordingly.
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    Chatham Bars Inn
    Chatham, MA
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Since 1914, Chatham Bars Inn has been a cozy oceanfront retreat that beckons to Cape Cod visitors with its laid-back luxury. Although it isn't a classic New England bed-and-breakfast, the inn still gets rave reviews from recent visitors who described the staff as very pleasant and accommodating. The decor follows the Cape Cod norm, with beige and blue sea motifs. The nautical color palette extends to the hotel's guest rooms and cottages, which guests adore for their seaside views. Accommodations are equipped with Bose Wave radios, L'Occitane toiletries and Nespresso coffee makers.The only complaint, according to a vocal minority, is that standard guest rooms are a bit cramped for the price point. That said, the delectable New England-inspired fare served at the on-location dining venues – Stars Restaurant, The Sacred Cod, the Beach House Grill and The Veranda – earns rave reviews from past diners. What's more, Leaders Club members get perks like room upgrades and complimentary breakfast for two thanks to the property's ties to The Leading Hotels of the World.
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    Winnetu Oceanside Resort
    Edgartown, MA
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    Perched on the shores of Edgartown, Massachusetts, on Martha's Vineyard, the Winnetu Oceanside Resort is a sought-after vacation haven. Here, couples can play a round of tennis, take a yoga class on the lawn or unwind in the heated outdoor pools. Meanwhile, families can utilize the complimentary kids club, go on antique fire truck rides and play lawn games and a round of chess on the life-size board. The resort also offers bicycle rentals, weekly clambakes, and, of course, miles of beachfront access. What's more, the property has multibedroom suites that can accommodate up to 15 lodgers – perfect for groups or multiple families bunking together. Each standard guest room is equipped with a small kitchenette, high-speed internet access, a coffee maker and a TV with a DVD player. Upgrade to a larger room or suite for coastal views from a patio or balcony, expanded kitchens and multiple bedrooms. Recent guests applauded the variety of on-site activities, the friendly staff and the traditional seafood dishes served at the boutique resort's restaurant, The Dunes. Note that Winnetu Oceanside Resort is a seasonal property and is only open from mid-April to late October.
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    Battery Wharf Hotel
    Boston, MA
    0.7 miles to city center
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Sitting on the pier of the Battery Wharf, this hotel is where luxury and location meet. On this coveted waterside piece of real estate, guests can take advantage of two dining venues, a full-service spa and even an on-site maritime museum. If you aren't already sold, the Battery Wharf Hotel makes a great home base for your Boston tour, with prime access to the Paul Revere House, Faneuil Hall and the Freedom Trail, as well as a variety of shops and restaurants. Take it from recent guests, who refer to this hotel as nothing short of impressive and accommodating. Previous visitors applaud the sophisticated restaurants and lounges, and the airy rooms, appointed with pillow-top beds, windows that open, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi access (for a fee).
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    Winstead Inn & Beach Resort
    Harwich, MA
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Ideal for both city-goers and sun-worshippers, the Winstead Inn & Beach Resort consists of two properties: A beachfront, 14-room manse and a 15-room estate that is in the heart of town. Located in Harwich and Harwich Port, Cape Cod, the beach house property is nestled along Nantucket Sound, while the downtown property, less than 2 miles north, features an outdoor pool and is just one block from the town's center. A complimentary shuttle runs between both properties, so guests at either facility can feel free to explore either one; though keep in mind the pool is reserved only for guests of the Inn. Rooms feature pillow-top beds, minifridges and flat-screen TVs. Many recent guests loved the accommodations so much that some said it made it hard to leave the room to go sightseeing, though others warned that the rooms were on the small side and felt a bit dated. The complimentary breakfasts, friendly staff members and views from the beach house also received top marks; however, there is no full-service restaurant on-site.

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