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The Wauwinet

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   120 Wauwinet Road, P.O. Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02584
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have been going to the Wauwinet for the last 15 years. We love the location outside of town in a quiet part of the island. While they have tightened some if the amenities over the years (each room used to include a full breakfast and now they charge beyond a continental breakfast), the experience is still... More

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear seattlecook, Thank you for being such a big fan of The Wauwinet for 15 years. We so appreciate your business and all of our return guests! Being located just 9 miles from town we are just far enough away from downtown to make this location really special! Hope to welcome you back for year sixteen in 2015! Regards, Eric... More

New York, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This elegant inn gets everything right. Its welcoming appearance - the rambling building, brown shingle siding with white-trimmed windows, flowers everywhere. There's a warm greeting from every person on the staff, from the concierge to the housekeeper. Wauwinet is ageless, classic and impeccable. Located on a bridge of land on the northeastern part of this special island, it faces both... More

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear FoodEpicure, Thank you so much for your glowing review! I am so happy that my team was offering warm greetings all around. The Wauwinet is a classic why just last year we celebrated our 25th anniversary! We hope you have another opportunity to visit us again and we will make sure we get a NY times and spa appointment... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The good: The views are beautiful. The Inn has a nice feel to it and the breakfasts on the terraces were very nice. The landscaping was gorgeous. Nice touches of games, dvds, water everywhere you go and the chairs on the patios/lawn were great with nice service. Bonuses to be able to experience both the Atlantic and the Bay and... More

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear Dreamingmother, Thank you for your feedback! Customer feedback fuels my efforts to always look ahead and improve! I agree the location of the property being located outside of town and located right on the water makes this property unique and one of a kind truly! Sorry you did not have a chance to ride The Wauwinet Lady boat to... More

Stratham, NH
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 hotel reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I booked a room though the American Express Fine hotels program for 2 nights. Breakfast was included in the rate and was very good. The waitstaff was excellent. The hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the hotel if you take the Hyline ferry and also offers shuttles to and town throughout the day. The drivers... More

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear TAHES, Thank you for booking with American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts. What a great partner we both have with American Express. I appreciate the comments on the excellent staff I agree! Sorry for the issue with the toilet we understand “time” and how important your time is when you come on vacation to The Wauwinet! We do have... More

Brookfield, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a long over due review. My husband and I were there just before the 4th of July with some friends. Our 3 dYs felt like a week. Service, food, scenery, accommodations were all stellar. From the moment the van picked us up, we were whisked away to the magical location. They couldn't do enough to please us, and... More

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear ctcottage, Thank you for the great feedback! I am glad you enjoyed your experience at The Wauwinet and TOPPER’S restaurant. We would love for you to visit again in the fall. The weather is amazing and the beaches are un-crowded! Come before October 27th! Hope to see you again soon! Eric LANDT General Manager More

Oakland, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The view is as good as suggested on the Wauwinet website--breathtaking. The prices are as well--we averaged $900/night for a 5 night stay (the "Summer Saver" rate). We new the price going in, of course--this was to be a celebration of my 70th birthday and we wanted the best that Nantucket had to offer. The Wauwinet did not quite deliver... More

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear pauljsvec, Thank you for taking the time to give us honest feedback on your recent stay at The Wauwinet! We have an amazing service that we offer after making the booking at the property called “Pre Arrival Concierge”. We offer the services of the pre arrival concierge and our onsite concierge to assist with all aspect of your stay... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

From the setting, to the service and sommelier, to the interesting and delicious food, dining at Toppers at the Wauwinet is an experience you want to have. When you enter, there is a quiet elegance that welcomes without intimidating. Our server was particularly gracious, with a sense of humor that invited just the right amount of conversation. And our food?... More

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear Justin S, Thank you for the nice review of your most recent dinner at TOPPER’S. We are very proud of our wine service and wine selections we have even maintained a Grand Award from the wine spectator magazine since 1996 so 18 years of keeping a very high standard. Get a copy of the magazine for July or August... More

Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

You could not ask for a better tucked away location for some R & R and civilized living. Far enough away from the sometimes loud downtown scene, but close enough to zip in for dinner and drinks, the Wauwinet is the best destination in Nantucket. Crave the beach, it's only a five minute walk away. Want to relax on the... More

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear Donald R, The Wauwinet is located nine miles from town so yes we are a bit tucked away for some good R&R and civilized living. We are “far enough from the sometimes loud downtown scene, but close enough to zip in for dinner and drinks, the Wauwinet is the best destination in Nantucket” agreed! Our beach is very private... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you have been to Nantucket and not stayed at The Wauwinet and are looking for a realxing break from the hustle and bustle - this is the spot for you. Awesome food, tremendous service, incredible views, bikes available and nice accomodations. You are just a bit of a trip from town. But there is a daily boat excursion and... More

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear Dorothy K, Thank you for the glowing review titled TOP NOTCH! I agree with your comments “Awesome food, tremendous service, incredible views, bikes available and nice accommodations”. I am glad you found a place that you can come to relax! Thanks for recommending The Wauwinet! Regards, Eric LANDT General Manager More

Fishkill, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Wauwinet is a very special place that offers their guests the luxury of what you would expect from a Relais Chateau Hotel while keeping the integrity of Nantucket's natural serene environment. My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Wauwinet and found it to be the perfect place to relax. From the moment you arrive, you feel the... More

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear Rose L Thank you for the glowing review of The Wauwinet! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay on Nantucket! Please be sure to visit us again in the fall! The chef will be changing up the menu to represent the fall harvest and it should be amazing! I am also a big fan of our local oysters... More

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Address: 120 Wauwinet Road, P.O. Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02584
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Wauwinet 4*
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THE WAUWINETSituated in between the Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket Bay, The Wauwinet is the island’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel. An adults-only escape, it is the stuff of storybook romance. Its grounds are beautifully landscaped, with unmatched views and access to two beaches – one on the ocean and one on the bay. The 33-room inn is a study in luxe comfort, from Pratesi linens to antique armoires and private sundecks. TOPPER’S, its New American cuisine restaurant, is consistently ranked one of the top in New England. A continual recipient of Wine Spectator’s “Grand Award,” the restaurant features over 1,400 American and international wine vintages. Guests who want a casual open-air lunch can linger on TOPPER’s Deck before ambling out to the beach for sunbathing, a little fishing, or a boat trip. The inn’s Spa by the Sea is set within a garden cottage with a chic white interior. The relaxing and effective menu of treatments features therapies using locally-sourced ingredients. ... more   less 
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