Union Street Inn, Nantucket, Massachusetts $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
This mint 1770 house in central Nantucket Town has more style than mostnot a surprise, given the pedigrees of proprietors Ken (ex-general manager of the Royalton in New York City) and Deborah (a display manager at Henri Bendel) Withrow. They've decorated the 12 rooms in impeccable New England-by-way-of-France stylePierre Deux wallpaper, Frette linens, high-poster beds, polished original wide-plank floorboards, Matouk robes, and a few non-fusty antiques. All were renovated and redecorated in 2000; six have working wood-burning fireplaces. Guests often return year after year, partly because the day starts with breakfast on the patio (try the challah-bread French toast with fresh berries), the staff sets out just-baked cookies every afternoon, and the concierge is able to score hard-to-get dinner reservations.
Open late March through mid-November.