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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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Ranked #5 of 12 hotels in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013
Lal0s Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Our stay in the Wauwinet was wonderful. The hotel grounds are beautiful, and the cottage we had was incredible. We even had our own fireplace! The staff was very nice and always ready to help. Even though the hotel is bit far from the town of Natucket, the complimentary van service to town makes it extremely accesible. We also liked... More

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

Dear Lal0s, Thanks for the nice review of the hotel. All the amenities that you enjoyed were at no additional charge I think that is pretty amazing! This is something we take great pride in offering to all of our guests! The van service to and from town make choosing The Wauwinet as a destination hotel an easy choice. Happy... More

New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We have stayed at The Wauwinet three times and were also married there, so we know the property well. Highly recommend the bay facing rooms, which have fantastic views. The Wauwinet is about a 15 minute drive from town or a 50 minute boat ride, which we like to do in the evening if venturing to town for dinner. We... More

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

Dear HMMIII, I have to say that your recommendations are right on the spot! Yes the wine list is pretty amazing we have the Grand Award from the Wine Spectator Magazine it is the highest award they give out. Our sommeliers are currently in France touring Champagne and Burgundy so they can offer truly in depth perspective to areas that... More

Totowa, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Not sure what is best about the Wauwinet; the location the facilities or the staff as all 3 are equally great. The location is phenomenal and if you love beach and quiet there is none better on Nantucket. The property is SO Nantucket too, tastefully decorated with Island appropriate decor. The staff is very friendly and always very warm and... More

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

Dear Vincent D, Thanks for being such a big fan of The Wauwinet. I agree we are so Nantucket! You came to visit in my opinion the best time of the year! I appreciate the staff acknowledgment it is a great team and we are always excited to exceed expatiation! The hot cider in the afternoon is also nice but... More

Centerville, Massachusetts
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118 reviews 118 reviews
7 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We spent a beautiful fall weekend here. Yes, the rooms and bathrooms are small, but every detail is attended to and the staff is friendly and you lack for nothing. We opted to order breakfast off the menu rather than complimentary continental breakfast and it was worth it. Great service, lovely property. The jitney service to and from downtown is... More

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

Dear Suzy B, Thank you for your most recent review of The Wauwinet. I appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to mention that the staff is friendly and every detail is attended to. Our breakfast menu is pretty amazing both a la carte and the continental breakfast are great options. Yes our van service to and from... More

Middletown, CT
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is our 12th visit in 15 years to the Wauwinet . . . came here for our honeymoon, and try to make it back for an anniversary celebration each year. The location alone is worth the trip, and to have such a special place to stay makes it even more spectacular. From the moment James opened the front door... More

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

Dear Ptillie, Thank you for visiting so often! We are celebrating our 25th anniversary so thank you for coming back for all your special occasions and anniversary’s. James will be excited that he is mentioned in your review of the inn he is Mr. hospitality of Wauwinet. I agree with you review of the inn. This is a special place... More

Smithtown, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Had an amazing 2 night stay at the Wauwinet! Great location, great staff. We had a special night at Toppers restaurant and my boyfriend enjoyed his spa visit. My only disappointment was that I was notified at checkout that there was an $80 charge for what appeared to be a courtesy Grant Point lighthouse tour listed under the amenities. When... More

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

Dear Dentaldee908, I am so glad you enjoyed you stay at The Wauwinet. I appreciate the fact that you took the time to notice what great staff we have. Did you know that we have some team members that have been with The Wauwinet for over 23 years pretty amazing. TOPPER’S restaurant is such a treat our new fall menu... More

Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Our recent repeat stay at The Wauwinet was extraordinary in every way except one, but the pluses were so great that we would award six stars if possible. The Wauwinet is subtle luxury in a spectacular, yet understated and remote, location with to-die-for views of the bay and the ocean. In addition to the onsite restaurant, there are many great... More

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

Dear LocalCitizen3939, Thank you for you most recent review of The Wauwinet! ¾ off the review accurately reflects what we offer at the hotel. The other ¼ of the review is surprising. The hospitality of the property extends beyond just the last impressions. Clearly the last impression of our sommeliers actions did not leave a good impression. Our wine list... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is a special place and one to which we could readily imagine returning. Its location is superb and there is a nurturing feel to the place - part staff, part style if the building - that makes you feel art home. It's an Inn, not a full blown hotel - no minibars, swimming pools or gyms. No elevator. The... More

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

Dear Jon13UK, I am glad you enjoyed your stay at our little inn and could imagine returning! We are truly an escape from big city hotels being located on an island 30 miles out to sea. Our restaurant TOPPER’S is one of the highest rated restaurants on the island did you know that we also have a Grand Award from... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Greeted by a very friendly and accommodating staff. Stayed in a two bedroom/2 bath cabin which had the most comfortable bed and was very well insulated for peaceful night sleep. Walked the clean beaches and collected pretty shells. Dined at Toppers and had excellent dinner and breakfast buffet. Took complimentary shuttle into town and shopped in quaint shops. Pleasant experience!

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

Dear Tammy0705, Thank you for the review! I am happy to hear that the staff was friendly & accommodating! The beaches on Nantucket are amazing totally agree! The shuttle service to town is a great complimentary amenity did you know we also provide transportation from the Hyline Ferry for arrival and departures. We offer this daily and directly to The... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Can't recommend this place enough. Just spent 3 days here for our honeymoon. The hotel is a fantastic old inn filled with great antiques and paintings. Staff is incredibly friendly, cheerful and helpful. Because it was our honeymoon, we kept getting congratulations from all the staff, including in the restaurant. The rolling lawn with comfy padded loungers is a must-do,... More

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

Dear nukiwi, Congratulations from all of us at The Wauwinet on your marriage! I am glad that you had the opportunity to stay with us and enjoy great hospitality! Please keep us in mind for your 1st anniversary! We can plan a special meal for you in TOPPER’S Restaurant when you return! All the best, Eric LANDT General Manager The... More

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Also Known As:
The Wauwinet Hotel Nantucket
The Wauwinet Hotel
Wauwinet Hotel Nantucket
Wauwinet Nantucket
Wauwinet
Address: 120 Wauwinet Road, P.O. Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02584
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 hotels in Nantucket
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Wauwinet 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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