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Since every studio and one-, two- and three-bedroom cottage and loft at The Cottages & Lofts at the Boat Basin boasts a full kitchen — with the exception of Phebe Loft’s kitchenette — there’s no need for an onsite restaurant or room service at this hotel. Still, if you’d rather not fire up the stove while you’re on vacation, you’d be hard-pressed to find another hotel that puts this many dining options at your fingertips. The cottages and lofts share Nantucket Boat Basin space with a host of restaurants, from the casual Tavern at Harbor Square to the more upscale Cru oyster bar and Straight Wharf Restaurant.
You’ll also want to take advantage of the excellent restaurants at The Cottages & Lofts’ sister hotels; as a guest here, you’ll always enjoy a 15 percent discount at White Elephant’s Brant Point Grill, along with the same discount at The Wauwinet’s Topper's in the spring and fall. Brant Point Grill is a short walk away — well worth it for excellent steaks and seafood dishes served in the gorgeous dining room or on the waterfront patio. Sunday brunch is another BPG claim to fame; don’t miss the lobster Bloody Mary. If you’re a wine lover, you’ll want to go to Topper’s for the 1,450-label menu. It’s a nine-mile drive or a 50-minute cruise on the complimentary Topper’s water taxi that departs from White Elephant. Your meal will be a memorable one, whether you choose to dine in the formal dining room or on the spectacular heated deck outside. Any lobster dish is a fine choice here, too; even the lunch menu’s simple lobster roll with hand-cut Old Bay fries is nothing short of splendid.