Cheap Nantucket hotels are a bit harder to find than in many vacation destinations. This is not necessarily the first place to try to pull off a budget vacation, but with the right amount of planning, it is possible to make it work. Unlike many destinations where the budget accommodations consist of motels and perhaps even hostels, you are likely to find the most economical lodging options on Nantucket Island at affordable inns and other small accommodations. Many of these come in the forms of bed and breakfasts and private homes that have been renovated to provide guest quarters. If you do your homework you will find that there are a decent number of places to look to find budget Nantucket lodging. Avoiding peak season and booking plenty in advance is also a good way to book better rates.
Le Languedoc Inn is a tiny yet charming guest house that features exceptional, personal service and a fantastic location on Broad Street, within close range of many of the best attractions on the island. You will be within close reach of amazing shopping, dining, and of course the beaches. The rooms are simple but warmly appointed. Choose from either rooms with private bathrooms or semi-private bathrooms depending upon how much you are willing to sacrifice in the way of privacy to save on your trip.
The Island Reef (pictured) is a very impressive structure—a whaling home built in the Federal style of the first part of the nineteenth century. This home was built in 1830 and is exceptionally well maintained. The guest quarters are most ideal for couples, featuring large beds, high ceilings, fine furnishings, and plenty of living space. Some of the accommodations even offer fireplaces and private terraces. There is a bar, restaurant, fitness club, and access to the beach, and as with many of the privately owned guest accommodations on the island, a high level of customer service. Keep in mind that cheap Nantucket hotels must be thought of relative to the price of everything else on the island. During the busy season, places like the Island Reef command a higher rate. It is as much about planning ahead and making advance reservations than anything else.
The Martin House Inn is also not guaranteed to be cheap, but is relatively affordable as compared to virtually all of the other accommodations on the island. This beautiful bed and breakfast was constructed in 1803 and was modified into an inn in the 1920s. Each of the thirteen guest accommodations features brilliant canopy beds, large private bathrooms, fireplaces, and fine furnishings. Rates are subject to be much higher during the peak travel season, but this is a place where you can find steep discounts during the off-season when the weather is cooler. It is a perfectly cozy place for a romantic getaway and any couple would be sure to enjoy its warm atmosphere during the late autumn or winter months when Nantucket Island alights with Christmas décor and myriad lights.
As mentioned above, the best way to find budget Nantucket lodging is to travel during the off-season of winter, and in any even, make your reservations well in advance. Rates for all accommodations drop during the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn, so these may be the most advisable times to visit. Some other options you may find for relatively cheap hotels in Nantucket include the Pineapple Innand the Cranberry House.