Nantucket, MA 

Century House

10 Cliff Road
Nantucket, MA 02554 US

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Rates: $195 to $695
Total Rooms: 14
Overall Rating: 5 hearts (3 reviews)


Circa 1833. Stay at the Century House to "discover the freedoms of Nantucket!" This historic inn first opened its doors in 1833. Considered "an inn of distinction on an island of charm," it quickly became the preferred lodging for sophisticated travelers visiting this Massachusetts beach resort area with its breezy, cliff-top location and wraparound veranda. Sensible yet luxurious, the Century House offers a stress-free vacation or inviting weekend getaway. It is just a short stroll to downtown and the Atlantic Ocean from this quiet, residential neighborhood. Experience the romance of Nantucket Island with world-class amenities, exquisite air-conditioned guest bedrooms and free wireless Internet access. Savor homemade cookies and breads in the afternoon and hearty, Gerry's Berry Buffet Breakfast is served each morning with a cosmopolitan flair.Publicity and Awards: Best Bed and Breakfast, Cape Cod Life (2014, 2011), Best of New England (2012), Yankee Magazine, Boston Globe (2008), Top Five Eastern US Summer Inn Destinations,, Zagat, Palm Beach Post, Boston Magazine, Boston Herald, Cape Cod Online, Westchester Magazine,, Atlanta Constitutional Journal, American Lawyer Magazine, Coastal Living Magazine, Charlotte Observer, Kansas City Star, Upscale Living Magazine, Cape Air's Bird's Eye View Magazine, Guide Book America, Palm Beach Daily News, Boston Globe, Spur Magazine, Figaro, (2005),, USA today hotel hotsheet blog, WTNH - News Channel 8, Wings TV Show, Martha Stewart Radio Interview, Stu Taylor Radio, Wings TV Show.Location: Waterfront, Ocean Community, Close to downtown, and the sparkling beaches of Nantucket.

Room Detail

“Rooms are cheery and comfortable snug, as are the bathrooms.” Frommers Guide 2013.
Rates: $175 - $275
Type of bed: Queen

More spacious than classicals, quietly located on the third floor, walk in shower or Grecian tub.
Rates: $225 - $395
Type of bed: Queen

Feature four poster canopy queen beds, warm ambiance, and original wooden floors.
Rates: $295 - $495
Type of bed: Queen

Located on the 2nd floor of the guesthouse the suite is a unique combination of two rooms connected with a separate private entrance hallway, it features a wet bar, refrigerator, and microwave. Two bedrooms, two baths accommodations, perfect for families. Private hallway. Kitchenette.
Rates: $495 - $695
Type of bed: Queen, Double

During two periods each year the entire guesthouse may be rented for a wedding, reunion, or special event. This is the period from May 15 to June 15 and Sept. 15 to Oct 15. Please call for special rates!

These accommodations boast of a private entrance or sitting porch, charming, classic Nantucket design.
Rates: $245 - $395
Type of bed: Queen

Most spacious corner luxury rooms with love seat sofa, original non-operational fireplaces.
Rates: $295 - $575
Type of bed: King



Rooms & Rates

Rates: $195 to $695
Payment types accepted include American Express, Visa, Travelers Checks and Master Card.
Rooms: This property has 14 total guest accommodations with private bath, 14 with hot tubs, 1 two-bedroom suite.
The types of beds available include Double, King and Queen.


Minimum Stay Requirements: Minimum stay required during the week and weekends. Special events require a four night stay.
Cancellation: A 15 day written notice is required to shorten or cancel a reservation. Vacancies caused by late arrival or early departures due to weather or any other circumstances are considered to be a cancellation. Reservation deposits are returned if a written notice is received at least 15 days before the arrival date. If cancellation is received less than 15 days in advance, a refund will be made but only to the extent your room is re-rented without loss to The Century House. There is a cancellation/processing fee of 10% of the total reservation regardless of the reason or length of notice. Group Reservation deposits are returned if a written notice is received at least 30 days before the arrival date. If cancellation is received less than 30 days in advance, a refund will be made but only to the extent your room is re-rented without loss to The Century House. There is a cancellation/processing fee of 10% of the total reservation regardless of the reason or length of notice.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Snacks/Refreshments, Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Berries Cascading on Our Famous Granola! Guests are encouraged to enjoy the complimentary berry-bountiful-buffet-breakfast each morning, warm Irish oatmeal with granulated Maple Sugar, Century House cranberry toast, fresh fruit, organic yogurt milk, fresh baked bread, to delicious muffins, coffee-cakes. Our signature dish “Gerry’s Berry Buffet Breakfast, ” mentioned on will add memories to your stay; best enjoyed on the wrap-around veranda, patio, the garden or the popular intimate dining area! Served daily 8:30 am – 10:00 am. In the afternoon we serve free gourmet coffee, tea as well as soft drinks, fruits, nuts, baked chocolate chip cookies, munchies, , a variety of snacks for your enjoyment, comfort. For dinner reservations please ask for recommendations on the best restaurants. Early morning Gerry goes to the market for fresh fruit. He then prepares his berry bountiful breakfast: blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, raspberries, , strawberries cascading on his famous granola. Pineapple, melons, mangoes, bananas, , other fresh fruits also available. Fresh coffee-cakes & breads, bagels, cream cheese, English muffins, jams & jellies, juices, cappuccinos, espressos & lattés, teas & the best gourmet coffee served all day. Old charming hospitality is what makes Century House and Nantucket so attractive; come enjoy our inn!.
Types of meals: Snacks/Refreshments, Early Coffee/Tea, Continental Plus Breakfast, Continental Breakfast and Afternoon Tea.
Amenities In Room: Telephone, Snack Bar, Wireless Internet Access, Refrigerator, Television, Iron/Ironing Board, Heating, DVD, Bath Amenities, Cable TV, Fireplace, Bathrobes, Air Conditioning, Hair Dryer, Beach Bag, Beach towels, Coffee, Tea all day, Complimentary Breakfast, Snacks, Soft Drinks, Films & movies collection and Books.
Amenities On Site: Bicycles, Computers, Free parking on premise, Child Care, Gerry's Berry Buffet Breakfast, Free high-speed wireless Internet access, Coffee/tea/espresso facilities, gourmet snacks, Free movies, films, Book collection, Beach Bag, Beach Towels. Breezy wrap-around veranda and Refrigerator.
Business Traveler Amenities: Television, Internet Access, Wireless Internet Access, Iron/Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Daily Newspapers and Flexible Check in/out Times.


Events Hosted: Family Reunions, Meetings, Romantic Getaways, Honeymoons, Weddings, Groups, Families, Wedding parties, Anniversaries, Celebrations and Elopements.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Art Galleries, Beaches, Bicycling, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Tennis, Water Sports, Wineries, Painting, Sketching tours, Sailing and Biking on beautiful trails.

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Toppers at the Wauwinet, Le Languedoc, , Galley Beach., Brant Point Grill., 29 Fair.

Historic Interest

Built in 1833. Oldest continuously operating guesthouse on Nantucket Island to date.
Historic Awards: National Historical Site (Granted), City Historical Site (Granted) and City Historical Site (Applied).
Historic sites nearby: Oldest House on Nantucket, 5 minute walk Whaling Museum, 5 minute walk Brant Point Lighthouse, 2nd oldest lighthouse in the US, 15 min. walk.

Romantic Interest

Century House combines the historical with the far away romantic image of Nantucket Island. Discover the Freedoms and Romance of Nantucket!!