The Cottages & Lofts at the Boat Basin

24 Old South Wharf | Nantucket, MA 02554  [SEE MAP]Nantucket, MA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Multibedroom cottages and lofts ideal for families
Only open seasonally
Set on the historic harbor in Nantucket, Massachusetts, The Cottages and Lofts at the Boat Basin beckon to travelers during the spring and summer seasons. Travelers can choose from a variety of accommodations, ranging from studio cottages on the marina to split-level three-bedroom lofts. Several pet-friendly "woof cottages" include perks like pet beds, green spaces and doggie turndown. All lodgings include balconies or patios, full kitchens with Keurig coffee makers and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Other complimentary amenities include bicycles for exploring the town, child-size fishing rods and sand toys, transportation to the ferry and beach (available mid-June to Labor Day), beach chairs, towels, umbrellas and coolers. If you don't feel like cooking in your cottage, you can grab breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Brant Point Grill (less than a mile north of the property) – where hotel guests receive a 15 percent discount. You can also take a complimentary water taxi across the island to dine at the cottage's sister property, TOPPER's at The Wauwinet. Recent guests praised the clean, spacious accommodations and said they were impressed with the staff's attention to detail.
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Location
Nantucket, MA
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 29 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Sound
Style
Traditional, Rustic
Best For
Couples, Groups, Families

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List

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The Cottages & Lofts at the Boat Basin, a Nantucket Island Resorts property, is as close as you can get to the water on this charming island, without boarding a boat.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 192 have reviewed the The Cottages & Lofts at the Boat Basin, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 192 reviews 4.5 (based on 192 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Featuring shingled, New England-inspired exteriors and interiors, the property offers 24 cottages and five lofts. Cottages feature traditional seaside decor while lofts have more contemporary styling with shades of white and stainless steel. Accommodations include full kitchens, DVD libraries, TVs and Keurig coffee makers, plus newly remodeled bathrooms. There is daily housekeeping, along with cotton bath robes and slippers.
  • Bicycles for use during stay
  • Pre-arrival concierge available

Standard room size square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Overlooking Nantucket Sound, The Cottages & Lofts at the Boat Basin is a collection of cottages and lofts along the harborfront. Occupying a prime location at the Nantucket Boat Basin’s Old South, Straight and Swain wharves, the property is ideal for visitors looking to be close to nightlife and activities on the island. In addition to a 240-slip marina, guests also have access to the spa and restaurants at the sister property, The Wauwinet.
  • Open seasonally from April to October
  • Complimentary beach shuttle van
  • Located 3 miles northwest of Nantucket Memorial Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

There is no restaurant at The Cottages & Lofts at the Boat Basin, but guests receive a dining card that provides a 15 percent discount at the nearby Brant Point Grill. There’s also Topper’s, which serves local specialties at The Wauwinet, a sister-property.
  • Cottages have full kitchens
  • Additional dining options within walking distance
  • Brant Point Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with harbor views

Number of restaurantsNone

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

There is not a pool at the property; however, there is a beach bus, which provides access to nearby beaches from June to Labor Day.
  • Chairs, towels and umbrellas provided
  • Complimentary coolers and boogie boards
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Kids

The property provides kids with a check-in gift that includes a miniature boat, look-book and crew bracelet. Child-size fishing rods are also available, as well as childrens menus and sip cups at the Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant Hotel, a sister-property.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs

    Fitness

    There is not a fitness center at the property; however, there are complimentary bicycles available, along with fishing rods.
    • Some cottages have two bicycles for exclusive use
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

    Pets

    The Cottages & Lofts at the Boat Basin offer cat- and dog-friendly Woof Cottages. Outfitted with the same amenities as the standard cottages, Woof Cottages have pet beds, bowls and green spaces.
    • $45 per night
    • Personalized pet tags
    • Welcome bag with toys and treats
    • Pets allowed (with fee)
    • Dog walking (with fee)
    • Pet-sitting (with fee)

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