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For information, contact the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce, at 48 Main St., Nantucket, MA 02554 (tel. 508/228-1700; www.nantucketchamber.org).

When you arrive, you should also stop by the Nantucket Visitor Services and Information Bureau at 25 Federal St. (tel. 508/228-0925), which is open 9am to 5pm daily from June to September, but closed on Sundays from October to May. Visitor Services is where to call if you are having trouble finding an available room. They have the most up-to-date accommodations availability listings. They can also help with 1-night stays and special events listings.

There are also information booths at Steamboat and Straight wharves. Always check the island's newspaper, The Inquirer & Mirror (www.ack.net) for information on current events and activities around town.

Nantucket Accommodations, P.O. Box 217, Nantucket, MA 02554 (tel. 508/228-9559; www.nantucketaccommodation.com), a fee-based private service, can arrange advance reservations for 95% of the island's lodgings. Last-minute travelers can use the Nantucket Visitors Service and Information Bureau (tel. 508/228-0925), a daily referral service, rather than a booking service. It always has the most updated list of available accommodations.

Automated teller machines (ATMs) can be difficult to locate on Nantucket. Nantucket Bank, a division of Sovereign Bank (tel. 508/228-0580), has five locations: 2 Orange St., 104 Pleasant St., 1 Amelia Dr., the Hub on Main Street, and the airport lobby, all open 24 hours. Pacific National Bank has four locations: the A&P Supermarket (next to the wharves), the Stop & Shop (open 24 hr. seasonally), the Steamship Wharf Terminal, and the Pacific National Bank lobby (open during bank hours only).

In case of a medical emergency, the Nantucket Cottage Hospital, 57 Prospect St. (tel. 508/825-8100; www.nantuckethospital.org), is open 24 hours.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.