Nantucket Hotel and Resort plus the Christmas Stroll

A Grand Hotel gorgeously renovated in time for the Holidays and the Christmas Stroll
The Nantucket Hotel's mint condition 1934 Ford bus picks you up upon your arrival.

The Nantucket Hotel and Resort is the island's newest prime destination

The Nantucket is the Island’s newest hotel & resort. The hotel was closed until a sale to hoteliers Mark and Gwenn Snider who acquired the hotel out of foreclosure for $2.8 million. Nantucket Inn remodeling video.
What the resort looks like today.
The Nantucket's new pool.
One of the 60 newly refurbished rooms.
A large model of the steamer Sankaty hangs over the center of the Breeze Restaurant & Cafe.
The mechanical whale at the reception area.
We had biggest Lobster Roll ever with Sweet Potato chips for lunch. See the rest of the luncheon menu here.
And a superb Salmon for dinner. See the menu here.
The main street during the Christmas Stroll.

In a whirlwind restoration in six months, the now renamed Nantucket Hotel & Resort, opened for guests in July and has completed an ambitious renovation of the building on an improbable timetable.

Already ranked #1 on TripAdvisor

In an incredible four months since it reopened it is already ranked a #1 one Trip Advisor.

In a 184 days The Nantucket's new owners managed to completely refurbish and rebuild the five floors with 60 beautiful new rooms and suites, two pools, one ballroom, one restaurant, two bars and a mechanical whale over the new reception desk.

Built in 1891 as the Point Breeze and completely renovated this year, The Nantucket has maintained the classic Nantucket exterior while offering a more contemporary Island design and amenities to guests inside.

The Nantucket brings back the island’s only premier, all-season destination hotel and resort, and it is nestled prominently in the heart of the village.

Where to dine

You can enjoy a delicious breakfast and casual lunch at  the Nantucket Hotel Breeze Bar and Cafe. See the  dinner menu here, the lunch menu here and breakfast menu here.

There are two excellent other restaurants within two blocks, American Seasons and LOLA 41.

Experienced owners

The Nantucket's new owners, Mark and Gwenn Snider, are experienced in creating premier properties, and their family have owned the Winnetu Oceanside Resort on Martha's Vineyard for many years.

Gwenn writes blog called Tick Talker which described their reactions on The Nantucket's opening in July 2012.

Mark and Gwenn say, "Jamie Holmes, our General Manager, and his staff are here to help you create your own authentic Nantucket vacation experience. If you choose, you can also partake of a first-ever 'Two-Island Vacation Adventure,' whereby you can visit both Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard on the same vacation.

"Stay at The Nantucket and our sister property – the Winnetu Oceanside Resort at South Beach on Martha’s Vineyard – and we’ll coordinate all of your ferry transportation from the mainland to both islands, as well as handle all inter-island transportation and transfer logistics."

The Nantucket Stroll begins this Saturday

Imagine yourself with your family staying at this superb hotel during this year's famous Nantucket "Christmas Stroll.

Now in its 39th year, Christmas Stroll Weekend is held the weekend after Thanksgiving, and the 2012 Christmas Stroll will take place from November 30 through December 2.

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on Saturday via Coast Guard vessel and are escorted up from Straight Wharf by the Town Crier to a waiting horse and carriage. They then parade up Main Street.

Children of all ages are entertained by the Magical Talking Tree at the top of Main Street, while carolers in period costume, student choirs and more.

New this year is a capoeira demonstration showcasing Brazilian Martial Arts skills which will perform on Main Street.

And holiday craft shows, exhibitions and performances – including the popular annual Christmas House tour on Friday evening – add to the joyful festivities. 

And don't miss the 19th Annual Festival of Trees running throughout December at the Whaling Museum.

A Nantucket Christmas Stroll package

Be part of this storied island event, which includes live music, house tours, a visit from Santa by boat and horse-and-carriage, beautiful holiday decorations, a holiday market, activities galore, and hundreds of decorated trees and stores that transform downtown Nantucket into a winter wonderland. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort is at the center of it all and offers a Nantucket Christmas Stroll package.

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