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The Wauwinet

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120 Wauwinet Road, P.O. Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02584
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location and an excellent staff made for a perfect anniversary weekend. The lawn perfect for enjoying the view and the staff went out out it's way to make sure we were comfortable. Topper's was very special - we went for dinner and breakfast. The tasting menu was a fun choice. Transportation to town always worked well. Once the van... More 

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

Dear JenHB02066, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your anniversary at The Wauwinet! I wish you could have enjoyed our lunch at TOPPER'S! We offer a brunch style menu and Saturday & Sunday's it very popular! We hope to see you again in the future! Keep a look out for Hot Dates, Cool Rates on our website for... More 

New York
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I come from the hotel/restaurant industry and have been in the industry for the past 12 years. I've been to some of the "best" hotels and "best" restaurants in NYC, LA, Boston, New Orleans, Hawaii, Mexico, D.R. etc. And this hotel/resort tops them all! My husband and I went for our 1 year anniversary and it was such an amazing... More 

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

Dear Jeanette G, Wow is all I can say! Thank you for the glowing review! I am happy that you experienced true genuine hospitality at The Wauwinet! I am proud of the team and yes the team does enjoy working here! As a matter of fact we were ranked in 2014 by The Boston Globe as one of Massachusetts Top... More 

Totowa, New Jersey
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80 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're like us and you LOVE Nantucket but can't afford to live here staying at the Wauwinet helps satisfy. The staff is so nice warm and friendly and the rooms are so Nantucket and we love staying here The facility is superbly located and in the shoulder seasons is an amazing place to stay. Eggs Benedict are my favorite... More 

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

Dear Vincent D, We appreciate your feedback! We are always so happy when we clients love the staff! I have to agree with the Eggs Benedict comment they are off the charts I am sure the Chef will be pleased to hear that “no one does them better than Toppers”! Look forward to seeing you in the fall! Best, Eric... More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

If you expect an inn by the sea, this is the perfect place. Exceptional staff (thank you Jack and Damian), a perfect setting. You feel like you are leaving family when it is time to go. The port and cheese in the afternoon is a great addition. Easy transportation into Nantucket. Small, clean, comfortable rooms- what you would expect from... More 

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

Dear Steve H, Thanks for taking the time to recognize both Jack, Damien and the Exceptional staff we appreciate the shout out! Please come visit again soon! We will continue to do our best to offer up the best hospitality experience that you deserve! Hope to see you again soon! Eric LANDT More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Amazing Inn, rooms are beautiful, the staff are welcoming and attentive. The location is remote but worth the travel, with the bay on one side and the ocean one the other. The sunsets are spectacular! There are many things to do that are included when you stay. The restaurant is wonderful and there are many options, we had the 4... More 

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

Dear Bill A, Thank you for the great feedback on our Dine & Unwined package! We so appreciate the your comments about our restaurant TOPPER’S and overall property, we agree the 4 coures pre fixe is the way to go! We hope to see you again and welcome you back! Eric LANDT General Manager More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We were saying at a sister property and decided to go here for dinner. We ordered the tasting menu and after the second course, realized what we were being served wasn't what was on the menu. The server confirmed this and said, oh yes, the menu HAD changed a few days before. Hmmmm, okay then what am I eating? If... More 

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

Dear Liz W, I'm so sorry to hear that your experience with us was just sub par. Our $95 chef tasting menu is designed to really highlight some of our favorite dishes so it truly is disappointing to hear they did not hit home with your group. I wish we had known sooner of your disappointment. When dining it is... More 

New York City, New York
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66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The Wauwinet is an elegant spot, and a coveted one, on a wilder part of the island. It is also very, very expensive. It is NOT a casual spot, although the service can be more casual than the prices indicate it should be. It does, however, have a great location, open land and water around it, and an excellent restaurant,... More 

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

Dear Lutetia75004, Thank you for your most recent review of The Wauwinet! The Wauwinet is an elegant grey lady we totally agree! We are so lucky to be located so close to the Atlantic and bay side it is an oasis. Please check out our website for some amazing new specials in 2015. Sea & Save: Arrive Sunday - Tuesday... More 

Sydney, Australia
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1,815 reviews
221 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,973 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We came to sail, revive and take the boat into town. Worldly cares fade easily, because life here is literally covered in roses. At the far end of Nantucket Island its far enough from the Ferry Pier for purposeful quiet. the area is known for its grey-shingled cottages, covered with vines of pink roses. Sea captains retired here to eke... More 

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

Dear shasha b, Thank you for your great feedback in 2014. We are so excited for our 2015 season starting May 6th. Keep visiting our web site for great value in the spring with hot dates, cool rates. We are also excited for the 2015 movie release of 'in the heart of the sea' directed by Ron Howard. A movie... More 

Totowa, New Jersey
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80 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We've been coming to The Wauwinet for several years now and it is always a pleasurable stay. Celebrating our 25th here made for an enjoyable experience. Never a question where we would celebrate this special day, with our great hosts at The Wauwinet!! The staff is always great, friendly, warm and welcoming. The location is amazing and the facility is... More 

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

Dear Vincent D, Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback! Why just last year we celebrated our 25th anniversary as well. Such a milestone achievement congrats! Thank you for celebrating such a big occasion with us on Nantucket and at our little property! I hope you can come visit again in the Spring when we open in 2015! We... More 

United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Having been told by the desk staff when my wife and I had visited the hotel for lunch several days before our arrival that the room we had chosen (101) was one of the best (if not the best) in the hotel, we were excited to stay in an attractive seaside room in an inn after which we had been... More 

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

Dear Peter W, Thanks for the feedback! It is important that we get it right! I believe that the staff of the Wauwinet are an amazing asset! Thank you for taking notice of the team and how each team member is invested in delivering the best possible experience! TOPPER’S our restaurant is pretty amazing too did you know that our... More 

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