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The Barnacle Inn

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2 Bedroom Suite, Queen w/Queen | Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, blackout drapes
2 Bedroom Suite, Queen and Single Twin w/Queen | Individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of The Barnacle Inn

The Barnacle Inn

2.5 star property
Walking distance from Nantucket Atheneum

9.2/10 Superb

113 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
11 Fair Street, Nantucket, MA, 02554

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Nantucket Town

Getting around

  • Nantucket, MA (ACK-Nantucket Memorial) - 7 min drive
  • Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal) - 147 min drive
  • Vineyard Haven, MA (MVY-Martha's Vineyard) - 27.6 miles/44.4 km


  • Centre Street Bistro - 4 min walk
  • Black-Eyed Susan’s - 4 min walk
  • Fog Island Cafe - 5 min walk
  • Ventuno - 5 min walk
  • The Nautilus - 5 min walk

About this property

The Barnacle Inn

A great choice for a stay in Nantucket, The Barnacle Inn is just 3 mi (4.9 km) from the airport. Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, and free perks include WiFi and continental breakfast daily between 8:30 AM and 10 AM. Other highlights include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and breakfast.


English, French, German, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (5 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–10 AM
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Refrigerator


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

State tax ID - C0003731970

Also known as

Barnacle Inn Nantucket
Barnacle Inn
Barnacle Nantucket
The Barnacle Inn Nantucket
The Barnacle Inn Bed & breakfast
The Barnacle Inn Bed & breakfast Nantucket

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Barnacle Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Barnacle Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Barnacle Inn?
Yes. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Barnacle Inn?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Barnacle Inn and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and hiking. The Barnacle Inn also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Barnacle Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Centre Street Bistro (4-min walk), Black-Eyed Susan’s (4-min walk), and Fog Island Cafe (5-min walk).
What's the area around The Barnacle Inn like?
The Barnacle Inn is a short 3-minute walk from Theatre Workshop of Nantucket and 4 minutes' walk from Nantucket Atheneum. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for shopping.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Sarah, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Charming hostess. Very welcoming. The location is close to town making it convenient to walk to restaurants, shopping and the ferry. This inn is a very good value especially compared to the other properties in the area. The room was was comfortable, quaint, dated but clean. Linens and towels can use sn update. Had everything we needed. I liked the available herbal tea and coffee available any time, bowls of fruit and cookies in the afternoon. A welcome envelope with my name, key and instructions made check-in easy. Some bathrooms in the Inn have been updated. Ours had a footed tub with shower. Old, but clean and adequate. A continental breakfast was attractively presented on trays where we ate outside in various parts of the pretty gardens and patios. I would suggest a hard boiled egg and a croissant instead of sweet pastries in addition to the yogurt, juice and fresh fruit which was very good. The church bells across the street ring on the hour but keeping the a/c fan unit on helps muffle the sound if you are a light sleeper. Bring noise cancelling ear plugs. Overall this is a great find!
Ina, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The hosts were very nice and friendly and accommodating. The location is amazing- only a block from downtown. We would definitely stay there again!
Christina, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kathleen, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kind and welcoming staff
April, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

A sweet and special stay
The management is superb, so eager to be helpful! The Inn was super clean and provided beach towels, chairs, in addition to a lovely breakfast, iced water, coffee and tea all day, plus evening cookies There are games and maps in the lobby Extremely good location, close to all downtown as well as the bus terminal
Debi, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

robert, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Xabier, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Vera, 4-night family trip
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