Union Street Inn Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This charming, elegant B&B fits in nicely with the Nantucket atmosphere, with just 12 quaint rooms -- many featuring fireplaces, oriental rugs, and French country decor -- in a beautiful historic building. The only inn on the island to provide a full, hot breakfast (thanks to its commercial kitchen), the Union Street Inn has plenty of return guests who come back for the cozy, romantic vibe and its proximity to the downtown area, just a short walk away. The rooms don't come cheap, but then again, nothing on Nantucket does.
The Veranda House Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Nantucket tends to evoke an image of classic New England decor and luxury. The 18-room Veranda House offers luxury, but in a chic and modern setting that sets it apart from the many historic inns and hotels on the island. Nonethless, the trendy rooms -- highlighted by pops of color and modern amenities like iPod docks and flat-screen TVs -- still have a cozy vibe, with hardwood floors, plush bedding, and classic headboards -- and some even have patios. It's a great choice for couples, with a central downtown location and no children under 10 allowed.
The Vanessa Noel Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Vanessa Noel's eight chic, minimalist rooms feel more New York City than Nantucket -- and as in New York City, some rooms and bathrooms are small (it's a historic building, though, so that is to be expected). The only common area for guests being the colorful Cafe V Bar, adjacent to the lobby, where breakfast is served daily in the high season. The location in a quiet residential neighborhood a couple blocks from downtown is quite convenient for guests wanting to explore the Nantucket scene. It's an intimate luxury pick for low-key couples.
The Wauwinet Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Guests come to Natucket to get away from it all -- and with a remote location away from downtown, the charming, 32-room Wauwinet is about as away from it as you can get. The charming New England property is surrounded by both the bay and the ocean, and some (bayside) guest rooms offer amazing sunsets. One of the island's most loved restaurants is here, which is just another reason the rates are so high -- especially during the peak summer months.
Jared Coffin House Rating: 3.5 Pearls
One of the oldest inns on the island, Jared Coffin House gives travelers a taste of Nantucket history and classic New England style. Some of the rooms and bathrooms are small, but all combine antique-style furnishings with modern features, such as flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. The inn, open year-round and centrally located near the downtown area, also features the elegant and popular Brick Bistro restaurant.