2012 – Present

The Snider family purchased the hotel in December 2011, and after an ambitious effort, re-opened the hotel six months later (on June 30, 2012) as a fully restored, year-round grand hotel for Nantucket. It is the only surviving 19th century shingle style hotel on the island, proudly showcasing its iconic corner tower from the hotel’s […]

1997

The Bowman’s sold the hotel to the Gonnella family who operated it until 2005. The hotel was then sold to a developer who started the process to convert the building to a luxury condominium/club. The project was shut down during the Great Financial Crises of 2009 and the hotel was re-possessed by TD bank and […]

1970’s

Bowman Family Ownership

The Bowman family, owners at that time of the Wauwinet Hotel on Nantucket, purchased the Gordon Folger Hotel and operated it as an affordable, seasonal establishment on Nantucket.

1936

Gordon Folger Redux

In 1936 Gordon Folger Jr., grandson of the Point Breeze’s original proprietor, Charles F. Folger, purchased the hotel from the bank and renamed it after himself, as the Gordon Folger Hotel. Today’s ballroom was used by the then Nantucket Whaler’s basketball team during the 1930’s as their home base. The Folger’s would turn on room […]

1925

Fire

In August 1925, a fire destroyed the original Point Breeze Hotel, leaving just the newer East Wing. By this time, the days of the grand, wooden hotels was coming to a close. The Worth family owned and operated the hotel for a period of time and then The Nantucket Institution for Savings acquired the hotel […]

1904

Expansion

Business was booming, and by the early 20th century, Bracey Curtis, a new owner, expanded the hotel adding the east wing in the Colonial Revival style.

1891

The Point Breeze

In 1888, Charles F. Folger of Philadelphia purchased the former Elijah Alley house on Easton Street, just north of the main village of Nantucket. Folger hired carpenter Edwin R. Smith to design and build a new grand hotel for summer residents of Nantucket. Originally named the Point Breeze Hotel, the grand resort opened in the […]

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