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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
pauljsvec Oakland, California
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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Oakland, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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 5 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

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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33 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

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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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