Located off the coast of Massachusetts, Nantucket is an island filled with history and natural surroundings. The fourteen by three and a half mile island has many fine dining and casual restaurants, as well as boutique and antique shopping. Many of these shops can be found right in the downtown. For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are plenty of beautiful beaches to explore as well as hiking, fishing and biking.
Nantucket is accessible by multiple airlines and ferry services. There is no need to bring a car to the island, as plenty of transportation is available.
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Where to stay
Each Nantucket Conference attendee is responsible for making his or her own hotel reservations. Please review all the polices regarding your reservations with the various hotels and inns when you book your lodging.
The conference sessions will be held at the White Heron Theatre on N. Water Street and the White Elephant Hotel on Easton Street. Room blocks will be available at the Jared Coffin House and the White Elephant, both within walking distance to the venues.
In addition to the room blocks there are a number of hotels/inns which may provide more economical and convenient options for lodging.
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Participants of the 2018 Nantucket Conference can reserve rooms at the Jared Coffin House at a rate of $290 – $320/night, plus tax or at the White Elephant or White Elephant Village at rates ranging from $375 – $500/night, plus tax. Cottages are available at the White Elephant from $380/night, plus tax. Check-in time is after 3:00pm and check-out time is 11am. Both the Jared Coffin House and the White Elephant have baggage storage available. At the time of booking a deposit of 50% deposit is required. 30 days prior to the guest’s arrival, the remaining 50% will automatically be charged to the guest’s account. If the guest wishes to cancel their reservation more than 30 days prior to their arrival, the guest will be refunded 90% of the full deposit. If the guest wishes to cancel their stay within 30 days of their scheduled arrival, there is no refund regardless of reason for cancellation: the entire stay is forfeited as the agreed-upon late cancellation fee. For stays 2 nights or less the full deposit is due at time of booking. If you would like to make a reservation, please call reservations at 1-800-475-2637 and mention that you would like a room from the block being held for the Nantucket Conference. Rooms from the block are available by call-in only. Unfortunately, you cannot access the rate through online reservations. The room block will be held until April 28, 2018 or until sold out. After April 28th, reservations will be honored on a space and rate available basis.
Other hotels/inns in the downtown Nantucket vicinity are as follows…
The Nantucket Hotel
The Nantucket Hotel and Resort: The Nantucket Hotel offers hotel rooms, suites and cottages; an on-site restaurant; fitness facility, yoga classes, saunas and outdoor hot tub; a large pool and two morning children’s programs: a parent-toddler program and a supervised drop-in program for children 3 and older. The Hotel also offers fun rides in its signature Antique Fire Engine to Jetties Beach or in its 1934 Antique Bus, to and from the ferries for complimentary pick-ups.
For Reservations call 866-807-6011.
Situated in the lovely Brant Point residential neighborhood, the Beachside is a short 5-minute walk to Jetties Beach, less than a 1/2 mile to the Nantucket Yacht Club. 800-322-4433.
Distinguished by fine island craftsmanship and attention to detail, both inns are traditional post-and-beam guest houses furnished with an eye to comfort and country living, The Brant Point Inn is a short walk to the Nantucket Yacht Club. 508-228-5442.
Stay in the ambiance of a historic bed & breakfast or the contemporary “Nantucket Style” decor of the Garden Wing, A few minutes walk to the Jared Coffin House. A few minutes walk to the Nantucket Yacht Club. 508-228-4064.
One of Nantucket Island’s luxury bed and breakfast inns, the Century House offers history, comfort, privacy and luxury. Located in a residential area, less than a 1/2 mile to the Nantucket Yacht Club. Call Otilia for special Nantucket Conference pricing at 508-228-0530.
Former home of a whaling captain and now a small, sophisticated inn catering to those seeking privacy and luxury. Most rooms are suites. Short walk to the Nantucket Yacht Club. 888-808-6597.
A collection of over 40 bed and breakfast hotel rooms across four properties. Some are a short walk to the Jared Coffin House. Less than a 1/2 mile from the Nantucket Yacht Club. 800-872-6830.
How to get here
The island of Nantucket is accessible only by boat or plane. Because of the proximity of the event to all local attractions, cars are not necessary. Transportation to the Island is available through ferry and airport service.
Jet Blue offers roundtrip service from Boston, New York, NY and Washington DC to Nantucket. Book early! Contact Jet Blue at 800-JETBLUE (538-2583).
Cape Air offers flights from Hyannis and Boston. Flying time from Boston is approximately 45 minutes. Flying time from Hyannis is approximately 12 minutes. Cape Air also offers service from New Bedford and Westchester Country, NY. Contact Cape Air at 866-Cape-Air or 508-771-6944.
Hy-Line’s Cruises offers one hour, high-speed ferry service from Hyannis to Nantucket for $77 roundtrip. Parking is available at the Hyline ferry lots for $17 per day. Bicycles may be brought on board for an additional fee. Early reservations are highly recommended for the high-speed ferry. (Note: rates are subject to change.)
Ocean Street Dock
Note: The Hyline ferry terminal on Nantucket is a 10-15 minute walk to the Jared Coffin House or the White Elephant. Taxi service and van service, offered by the hotels, is also available when you depart from the ferry.
The Steamship Authority also offers high-speed ferry service from Hyannis to Nantucket. Roundtrip tickets are $69 and parking is available at the Steamship ferry lots for $12-$15 per day. Bicycles may be brought on board for an additional fee. Early reservations are highly recommended. (Note: rates are subject to change.)
South Street Dock
The Steamship Authority also offers traditional ferry service from Hyannis to Nantucket that takes approximately two hours and fifteen minutes. Roundtrip passenger tickets are $37. Bicycles may be brought on board for an additional fee.
Cars can be brought aboard the traditional Steamship Authority ferry for $450 r/t. (Please note: the Nantucket Conference is only a few blocks from the ferry docks. Cars are not at all necessary for the Conference.) Early reservations are very highly recommended if you plan to bring a car. (Note: rates are subject to change.)
South Street Dock
508-477-8600 (for car reservations)
508-477-SHIP (for high-speed ferry)
Note: The Steamship ferry terminal on Nantucket is a 10-15 minute walk to the Jared Coffin House or the White Elephant (where room blocks are available). Taxi service and van service, offered by the hotels, is also available when you depart from the ferry.
The Seastreak offers seasonal high-speed ferry service from New Bedford, MA to Nantucket. Roundtrip tickets are $40-$50 and dockside and off-site parking is available from $10-$25 per day depending on which you choose. Bicycles may be brought on board for an additional fee. Early reservations are highly recommended. (Note: rates are subject to change.)
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Note: The Seastreak uses The Steamship ferry terminal on Nantucket which is a 10-15 minute walk to the Jared Coffin House or the White Elephant (where room blocks are available). Taxi service and van service, offered by the hotels, is also available when you depart from the ferry.