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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 #7 of 13 Hotels in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
kp123456186338 London, United Kingdom
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wauwinet is in a great location and a very charming old house. Staff are all very helpful and friendly, but it is slightly old-fashioned and tired and definitely not 5 star. Our room was tiny - the bathroom was very old and you couldn't even open the door without standing by the loo. The room was quaint but not... More

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

Dear kp123456186338, Thank you for your feedback on your most recent stay at The Wauwinet! Yes we are a small country inn on a small island and the location is ideal! Just last year we celebrated our 25th anniversary pretty amazing! I am happy to read that you thought the staff was helpful and friendly I totally agree! Your observation... More

Maryville, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved all the little extras the Wauwinet provides. We loved the complimentary boat ride into town with cocktail service. Captain Ron was very informative. Loved the wine and cheese at 4:00 every day as well as the pastries and coffee served in the library in the morning. Their turn down service added a little extra with soft music playing in... More

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

Dear Sheri6724, Thanks for the shout out to Captain Rob! He will be so excited to know that his boat rides are so appreciated! We host daily our cheese and wine in the library at 4PM it is a great time for a little mid-day snack! In the fall we even get our fireplace going with a real wood burning... More

Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very professionally run, without being impersonal; some may find it a little staid. On the pricey side and rooms are on the small side, which is typical of inns of this era, but worth it, with well thought out amenities. The staff is lovely, as is the location out of town and out of the tourist frenzy. We've stayed several... More

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

Dear Sarah F, Thanks for the shout out on Tripadvisor! We so appreciate the feedback! We are still enjoying the last push of Summer but as you know September is the best kept secret for weather on Nantucket! I hope we can welcome you back and exceed your expectations again with a team willing to make any vacation to Nantucket... More

Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been going to the Wauwinet for the last 15 years. We love the location outside of town in a quiet part of the island. While they have tightened some if the amenities over the years (each room used to include a full breakfast and now they charge beyond a continental breakfast), the experience is still... More

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

Dear seattlecook, Thank you for being such a big fan of The Wauwinet for 15 years. We so appreciate your business and all of our return guests! Being located just 9 miles from town we are just far enough away from downtown to make this location really special! Hope to welcome you back for year sixteen in 2015! Regards, Eric... More

New York, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This elegant inn gets everything right. Its welcoming appearance - the rambling building, brown shingle siding with white-trimmed windows, flowers everywhere. There's a warm greeting from every person on the staff, from the concierge to the housekeeper. Wauwinet is ageless, classic and impeccable. Located on a bridge of land on the northeastern part of this special island, it faces both... More

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

Dear FoodEpicure, Thank you so much for your glowing review! I am so happy that my team was offering warm greetings all around. The Wauwinet is a classic why just last year we celebrated our 25th anniversary! We hope you have another opportunity to visit us again and we will make sure we get a NY times and spa appointment... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The good: The views are beautiful. The Inn has a nice feel to it and the breakfasts on the terraces were very nice. The landscaping was gorgeous. Nice touches of games, dvds, water everywhere you go and the chairs on the patios/lawn were great with nice service. Bonuses to be able to experience both the Atlantic and the Bay and... More

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

Dear Dreamingmother, Thank you for your feedback! Customer feedback fuels my efforts to always look ahead and improve! I agree the location of the property being located outside of town and located right on the water makes this property unique and one of a kind truly! Sorry you did not have a chance to ride The Wauwinet Lady boat to... More

Stratham, NH
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
53 hotel reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My husband and I booked a room though the American Express Fine hotels program for 2 nights. Breakfast was included in the rate and was very good. The waitstaff was excellent. The hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the hotel if you take the Hyline ferry and also offers shuttles to and town throughout the day. The drivers... More

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

Dear TAHES, Thank you for booking with American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts. What a great partner we both have with American Express. I appreciate the comments on the excellent staff I agree! Sorry for the issue with the toilet we understand “time” and how important your time is when you come on vacation to The Wauwinet! We do have... More

Brookfield, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

This is a long over due review. My husband and I were there just before the 4th of July with some friends. Our 3 dYs felt like a week. Service, food, scenery, accommodations were all stellar. From the moment the van picked us up, we were whisked away to the magical location. They couldn't do enough to please us, and... More

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

Dear ctcottage, Thank you for the great feedback! I am glad you enjoyed your experience at The Wauwinet and TOPPER’S restaurant. We would love for you to visit again in the fall. The weather is amazing and the beaches are un-crowded! Come before October 27th! Hope to see you again soon! Eric LANDT General Manager More

Oakland, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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

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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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