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2014 BEST Inn, Nantucket
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76 Main

Nantucket

This sleek downtown inn offers rooms done up in stripes and poppy colors by Boston designer Rachel Reider, as well as plenty of modern amenities (iPads, Apple TVs). Your best bet is Room 16 or 17 in the guesthouse, each… read more »

2014 BEST Inn, Cape Cod

Winstead Inn & Beach Resort

The Winstead’s two Harwich properties offer something for everyone: Sun worshipers and relaxation seekers gravitate toward the 14-room manse situated on a private beach, while families enjoy the recently expanded, bike-path-adjacent 15-room estate in the heart of town, just a… read more »

2013 BEST Inn, Cape Cod
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Salt House Inn

Provincetown

This is P-town’s first boutique hotel, new this spring, and already we’re smitten. Each of its rooms, snug and brilliant white, has plush bedding, nautical curiosities hung on the walls, and unique touches we love. WiFi and parking are gratis,… read more »

2013 BEST Inn, Martha's Vineyard

Lambert’s Cove Inn & Restaurant

Vineyard Haven

If you want a real island retreat, head to the north side, take a quiet road through the woods, and book yourself into a room at the idyllic Lambert’s Cove Inn. You can stay in either the main building—a converted… read more »

2013 BEST Inn, Nantucket

Union Street Inn

Nantucket

Though there’s a flurry of hotel action on the island (the renovated retro-chic Chapman House, Lark Hotels’ sleek new 76 Main), the Union Street Inn continues to define the gold standard for boutique lodging on Nantucket. In addition to Matouk… read more »

2012 BEST Inn, Cape Cod

The Platinum Pebble

West Harwich

This eight-room inn, now in its second season, is more Design Within Reach than scalloped dust ruffle (think: hide rugs, mirrored side tables, and his-and-hers rain showers). Fortunately, that modern vibe doesn’t come at the expense of those all-important B&B… read more »

2012 BEST Inn, Martha's Vineyard

Dockside Inn

Oak Bluffs

The recent revamp of this charming Victorian inn brings a welcome bit of chic to Oak Bluffs. Tracey Overbeck Stead, an Austin-based interior designer who recently decked out the lobby of the W hotel in Dallas (and who has a… read more »

2012 BEST Inn, Nantucket
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Union Street Inn

Nantucket

A hotel is only as good as its amenities, and Union Street owners Ken and Deborah Withrow provide just about every one you can think of: Frette sheets and plush Matouk robes; wood-burning fireplaces; a made-to-order breakfast in the morning;… read more »

2006 BEST Inn, Berkshires
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Porches Inn

North Adams

We don’t like those awkward B&B breakfast-table moments with fellow guests any more than you do. Porches’ six restored Victorian row houses have 47 comfortabl—and privat—’industrial granny chic’ rooms. The hotel also has a pool, spa, and free WiFi (no… read more »

2005 BEST Inn, Berkshires

The Williamsville Inn

West Stockbridge

Set in bucolic West Stockbridge, the Williamsville Inn boasts everything a home away from home should: superb service, snowy linens, and cut flowers. Husband-and-wife team Erhard and Kandy Wendt have transformed this once dilapidated 18th-century inn into a modern country… read more »