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The Wauwinet

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120 Wauwinet Road, P.O. Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02584
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Staff is incredibly nice. The (free) bikes are stocked with bottled water and great for riding around the island. The restaurant (Toppers) has great views. The wine and cheese hour and roaring fire at night are real highlights. Be sure to check out the ocean side of the resort and make use of the free shuttle to town.

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

Dear gtobrieniv, So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at The Wauwinet. Our bikes are pretty cool and of course complimentary. You picked a great time to visit in my opinion the best time the fall is amazing. I agree the fireplace is cozy and nothing beats a real wood fire! Please visit us again soon and... More 

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The Wauwinet is locat between the bay and the ocean at the long arm of the island. The former house is a gem...quiet, peaceful, with many complimentary activities!! You can do nothing but sit on the extensive lawn overlooking the bay, go for swim or walk in the ocean, or participate in many water sports activities that are available. The... More 

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Thank Jim C
wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear Jim C, Thanks for the nice review of The Wauwinet! We really appreciate sincere feedback! The sleeping rooms are "exquisite" combined with a nice relaxing afternoon on the back lawn facing the sunset! You really captured a unique experience of Nantucket and The Wauwinet! Please come back when we re-open in April 21st of 2016 and enjoy the county... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

As an avid Nantucket vacationer, I'm lucky enough to know the best times to travel there for the different Nantucket experiences (and there are many). Want to experience the best in service and luxury; not to mention some of the best views on the island? Wauwinet. Travel there in the shoulder seasons for the best value and if you want... More 

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

Dear Nansully, Thanks for the nice feedback! I am happy to hear that all our complementary services are appreciated so much! I think you and I agree on the shoulder season travel! Amazing room rates and far less crowds in spring and fall. July & Aug are fun and the weather could not be better so either way it’s a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

We can't say enough about the Wauwinet. The property is beautiful, informal, yet elegant. Great views, and fabulous sunsets over the bay. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Free use of bikes and several free excursions on land and sea. Great value after Labor Day.

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

Dear Peter M, Thank you for the nice comments about our property! We really value honest feedback! Our bikes are great and a wonderful way to see the island with the many bike paths! Please come back soon. We close for the season Nov 1st but will reopen April 21st 2016. Keep visiting our website for amazing deals. Regards, Eric... More 

Needham, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

It's almost difficult to put into words the amazing experience that you can count on when you book a room at The Wauwinet Hotel. Nestled out away from the hustle and bustle in town it is easy to feel like the only guests there even when the hotel is fully booked. The breakfast at Topper's was delicious and the outdoor... More 

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

Dear Amelia C, Thanks for the wonderful wedding location compliment! We agree that The Wauwinet has the most wonderful location and professional staff to attend to one of life's most important events! Hope to see you again! Eric LANDT General Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

This classy establishment is about as out of the way on this isolated island as is possible. It is set in the swampy marshes on the extreme northeast end of Nantucket. Once there one finds a beautiful inn on the sea, artsy and elite. It has a great Restaurant, Toppers and a great little bar and outdoor patio. Service, ambience,... More 

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Thank Richard C
wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear Richard S, Thanks for the nice review! I believe that isolated beauty is correct description for The Wauwinet. Topper's restaurant is serving up some pretty fantastic food! We are now celebrating Nantucket Restaurant week until 10/2/15. Thanks again for visiting The Wauwinet and we hope you can visit again soon and see the "beautiful inn on the sea, artsy... More 

East Kingston, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Room was very pretty. Bathroom luxurious too. Beds were heavenly; so high we needed a step-stool to reach the top. Bed and bath linens pristine. Service friendly and helpful and shuttle service in and out of town really great. Location secluded; pleasant and peaceful surroundings.

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Thank patricia387
wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear patricia387, Thanks for visiting The Wauwinet! We agree with your comments about our beds they are pretty amazing! The linens are imported from Italy and we also sell them in our gift shop so you can bring the memory of good sleep like that of the peaceful Wauwinet! Hope to see you again! Eric LANDT General Manager More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

At the tip of the Island , The hotel is a little isolated so I feel a car is a good idea. The hotel sign is non existent & we had to stop & ask if we were on the right road. A van to and from town is available every 1/2 hour but is not conducive to exploring the... More 

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

Dear Rita E, Thanks for your most recent review of The Wauwinet! We appreciate all the feedback! Part of the charm of being located 9 miles from town is peace and quiet on a strand of beach that is completely private! I am happy to hear that our staff greeting was very nice and well received! Our pre-arrival concierge and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I spent three nights at this hotel.It is s very good choice for anyone wanting a restful and relaxed break.The hotel is between two beaches,both of which are very peaceful.My only complaint is the size of the bathroom ,which was like a broom cupboard . Highly recommended unless you want a large bathroom .

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

Dear Dow63, Thanks you so much for the great feedback! I am happy to hear that you were able to relax and enjoy a restful stay on Nantucket! The beaches at the property are peaceful on both sides bay side and Atlantic ocean side. Sorry that you feel the bathroom size is not to your liking we are a small... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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29 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Quaint cottage - vintage furnishing. SWEET but remember, everything is old! Constant buzzing/loud noise of much needed air-conditioner took away from the ambience - it shut on and off with a buzz or a clunk. Fortunately the room had a large, plush KING bed with lots of fluffy pillows; covered over my head and I could find a little peace.... More 

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

Dear GAMBEE4, Thanks for the review we appreciate all the positive feedback! I agree with your comments on the king size bed and all the fluffy pillows the bed is a vacation in itself! The location of the hotel is soooooo beautiful and is a great way to enjoy the peace of the island! One of the best times to... More 

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