by Lissa Poirot
One of the island’s most luxurious resorts may not seem entirely family-friendly but a stay in one of its Courtyard Cottages provides a two-bedroom place for families to relax, with one kind-sized bed or two twins and one queen-sized bed. The resort offers a private bay and Atlantic beach, tennis courts, free WiFi, board games, fishing pools, a DVD library with hot buttered popcorn, and daily refreshments, including fresh fruit and bottled water available at any time, and champagne on the lawn at sunset. The resort also provides cooking classes, Jeep tours, cruises and more. Mom and dad shouldn’t miss dinner in its world-famous, five-star TOPPERS restaurant.
Our Editor Loves
- Complimentary continental breakfast
- DVD library with over 200 movies
- Private bay
by Lawrence O
My wife and I stayed here for four nights and had a wonderful time. The hotel is fairly remote but not that far from town. They have a very convenient, complimentary shuttle the runs back and forth to town on the hour. They also have a complimentary boat ride at 4PM that will take you to town and Captain Rob will give you a primer on the history of Nantucket on the way.
The setting is beautiful with a big lawn and small beach overlooking the bay. They also have a private beach access to a quite leased beach on the Atlantic.They will supply you with towels, beach chairs and umbrellas.
The hotel sits on the beginning of the over sand beach area that goes all the way out to the Great Point Light house, one of the most remote and prettiest spots on the island.
The hotel is nicely appointed with classic Nantucket decor. All of the common rooms are extremely comfortable
We had a cottage suite that had recently been renovated. It was spacious, with a fire place, an incredible new bathroom and a bed that you just did not want to get out of.
My only gripe was the lack of certain elements that should be standard in and upscale hotel room.ie Coffee maker, wine/cocktail glasses. We had a fridge but it was empty and should have at least been stocked with water. They tell you that they will get you whatever you want whenever you want it but I waited over 1/2 hour for a wine opener.
Despite this, the cherry on top of the experience is the service. Everyone was impressively professional and really nice.
Stayed here for birthday weekend. Our suite is gorgeous and spacious overlooking the lawn and water. Quintessential Nantucket architecture with little cottages sprinkled throughout the property. Lots of books to read and board games to play. The beds are luxurious and comfortable.