COVID-19 Update

The health and safety of our guests are of utmost importance to us. We are taking extra measures that include frequent cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting all guest rooms - including remote controls, light switches, door handles, and all surfaces in common areas throughout the Inn. 

As we reopen for our 30th season, we will have a few "different" procedures:

  • While you are at the Inn, we ask you to wear a face mask in all public spaces. Our staff will be doing the same for safety's sake.

  • We also ask that you and the staff try to maintain 6' of distance within the Inn.

  • You get a choice in your housekeeping preference designated by a "Do Not Disturb" sign on your door:

    • You can choose to have every day, every other day or no housekeeping during your stay.

  • If you would like fresh towels, we will deliver them in a sealed bag to your door.

  • In order to ensure enough time to sanitize guest rooms between stays, check-in will begin at 3:30pm and check-out will be at 10:30am. We will not be able to offer late checkouts.

Please call us at (508) 228-0040 with any questions we can help answer about these procedures.

UPDATE: New Massachusetts COVID-19 Travel Order effective August 1, 2020

"Effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow new travel orders. The Commonwealth has made great progress to slow the spread of COVID-19 and gradually re-open the economy, and all visitors have a responsibility to help us keep transmission levels as low as possible. All visitors entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, who do not meet an exemption, are required to:

  • Complete the Massachusetts Travel Form prior to arrival, unless you are visiting from a lower-risk state designated by the Department of Public Health.

  • Quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to your arrival in Massachusetts.

If your COVID-19 test result has not been received prior to arrival, visitors, and residents must quarantine until they receive a negative test result. Failure to comply may result in a $500 fine per day."

For further details, please visit

Ships Inn  |  13 Fair Street, Nantucket, MA 02554  |  508-228-0040

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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.
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