Cleanliness Policy

Cleaning, safety and operational protocols

Based on CDC and Town of Nantucket guidance, the Nantucket Inn advises that if you are a fully vaccinated individual any request for masking or social distancing is at your discretion. If you are not vaccinated, in consideration of your fellow guests and our employees, we request that you wear a mask or face-covering and practice social distancing in all indoor public spaces. 

  • The Nantucket Inn is committed to the safety of both our guests and our employees. We will endeavor to follow all guidelines as set forth by the federal, state and local governments. This document is designed to communicate our precautions and protocols to you. This is not intended to be a complete list and will evolve. We welcome your questions and comments.
  • Operational components of this document reflect our current status and may change for future stays.
  • CDC guidance suggests that the most common form of COVID 19 transmission is person-to-person when not adhering to social distancing standards. 
  • The viability of the virus on soft and hard surfaces is not long term and can be remedied through proper cleaning and disinfecting protocols.

Shuttle services

  • Hotel shuttle vehicles will provide services to/from the Visitor Services Center on Federal Street, the airport and Surfside Beach.
  • Expanded facilities are available luggage storage before and after your visit.
  • Vehicles will be cleaned regularly throughout the day.
  • Taxis, ride share and public transportation are available on Nantucket - with their own protocols.

Registration and check-in

  • Our check-in process is largely contactless. Your single-use check-in packet with single-use key cards will be picked up from the lobby. A socially distant front desk agent will be available to answer question and give directions to your room.

  • The lobby area will be under housekeeping supervision and high touch points will be cleaned regularly.

Guest rooms

  • All of or guest rooms open directly outside.

  • All heat and air conditioning is circulated for your guest room only.
  • Once you arrive you can be certain that your room is safe and clean. The bedroom and bathroom areas have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected by our properly protected housekeeping staff. All linens and single use amenities will be changed. After cleaning, the room is inspected and then disinfected.
  • We have removed some extra items that not all guests use or that may be difficult to disinfect. This may include books and brochures, toiletries and amenity products. If you require any additional supplies, contact the front desk for contactless delivery to your door.
  • Common touch points – door handles, light switches, thermostats, and furniture pulls will be given extra attention when cleaning.
  • Self-service ice is available in each courtyard. Only single use glassware will be available.
  • Your room will be serviced by housekeeping during your stay. However, should you desire, please use our Stay Safe program and no one will enter your room without advance notice and permission (unless it is an emergency) If you opt out of daily housekeeping, you may request additional towels or linens via the front desk with contactless delivery.
  • If a member of staff needs to enter your room to perform requested maintenance, touchpoints will be cleaned prior to your return.

Exterior areas and courtyards

  • In consideration of other guests, please do not congregate outside guest rooms, on stairs or balconies.

  • If you wish to smoke, please do so at least 6 feet away from any guest room door or window. Smoking is not permitted on bricked walk areas, stairs or common balconies.
  • Outdoor seating areas are available.

Food and Beverage services

  • High touch point areas throughout the food and beverage areas such as tables and chairs will be cleaned regularly.
  • Guests are reminded to practice social distancing and not congregate at entry, near food service areas or other tables.

Services and Amenities

  • Guest laundry is available and will be cleaned regularly.

  • The lobby Business Center computer is available.

Recreational facilities

  • Tennis courts are open daily; seasonal, weather permitting
  • Exercise room is open and will be cleaned regularly.
  • Indoor swimming pool is open daily (available seasonally)
  • Outdoor swimming pool is open daily, weather permitting. (available seasonally)
  • Chairs and cushions and other high touch points will be cleaned regularly.
  • Freshly laundered pool towels will be available; soiled linens will be stored separately for transfer to hotel laundry.
  • No pool toys are permitted.

Meeting and banquet space

  • All of our meeting space is available. Please contact our group sales office at groupsales@nantucketinn.net for more details.  


  • Please stop by the front desk or drop your key packet in the Express Check-out basket in the lobby.
  • If you have any outstanding charges pending, we will settle them to the credit card on-file. We will email you a copy of your receipt.
  • After your departure, we will strip, launder and clean your guest room, then inspect and disinfect before renting to a new guest.

Thank you.

updated 2/24/2022