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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 #6 of 13 hotels in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Dorothy K Saint Louis, Missouri
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Fishkill, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Weston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful, magical, serene location! The staff at the Wauwinet is warm, amenable and aim to please. The rooms are spacious and beds are cozy and comfy! But the lawn and the view....ahhhhhh. Heaven on earth. Bunny rabbits hop gleefully on the lawn as you enjoy the magnificent bay view. There are bike and running trails available for those... More

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

Dear Bethrosenstein, Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We truly enjoyed having you all with us we love to celebrate! I am happy hear the comments about the staff! amenable and aim to please! Come back soon! The fall is a great time to visit again! Keep a look out for Hot Dates, Cool Rates! Also be sure to check... More

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Wauwinet. It was the perfect romantic vacation. The grounds are absolutely lovely, and have many different features in a small space. There are semi private beaches on either side of the hotel - one facing the bay, the other facing the Atlantic. The two beaches have a very different feel,... More

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

Dear Cynthia T, Thank you for your kind words about The Wauwinet! It is always great to hear that our hospitality is well received! I am happy to hear that you thought our staff was so polite and helpful, I agree 100%. Happy Summer and we hope you will return very soon! Regards, Eric LANDT General Manager More

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
10 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
9 helpful votes 9 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

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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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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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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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