The Ships Inn represents a unique piece of Nantucket history while providing the comfort and convenience essential to our visitors. The sought-after Nantucket combination of a historic bed and breakfast with an acclaimed restaurant serving fresh local ingredients lends itself to a memorable experience.

The Ships Inn is located on a quiet residential street, just two blocks off historic main street, a stone's throw from the best shopping and restaurant Nantucket has to offer. Leave your car on the mainland, and savor the island air from a bicycle or on foot.

We pride ourselves on one of the friendliest, helpful and most consistent staffs on the island...from Bob Moulder, the General Manager, to Mary Lou Quayle, our Innkeeper to Mark and Ellie Gottwald, the owners...we want your stay to be memorable from the moment you arrive.

Awards and associations include Nantucket Lodging Association, Nantucket Restaurant Association, "Wine Spectator" Award of Excellence, Cape Cod Life Magazine's Silver award for the most romantic restaurant, and the James Beard House's Guest Chef of honor.