Concierge.com's insider take:
Vanessa Noel's eight-room boutique hotel looks traditional from the outsideit's set above her chichi women's shoe store in an 1847 gray-shingled building. But it's the antithesis of Nantucket's preppy, old-guard aesthetic. Not only is the decor minimalist in the public spaces and the eight tiny but trendy rooms; it's also luxury-brand fabulous. There are Armani Casa night tables, Philippe Starck fixtures, Bulgari toiletries, and 300-count custom-made Frette linens (the beds have nineyes, ninepillows apiece). On the first floor, mod Café V serves three meals a day, and the lobby sports a 1930s Baccarat chandelier (as well as the 1847 building's original pine-plank floors). An eco-friendly sister property, Hotel Green is housed in an adjacent historic building. Here, the nine guest rooms sport furnishings made from recycled cardboard and glass and organic cotton bedding, and hemp towels and Ayurvedic bath products outfit the bathrooms (www.vanessanoelhotelgreen.com).