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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 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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1,745 reviews 1,745 reviews
183 hotel reviews
1,876 helpful votes 1,876 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
9 helpful votes 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

We loved the Wauwinet! It was beautiful, intimate and charming. The customer service was outstanding, bar none. They made our stay so delightful and very memorable. It was sophisticated, warm and very personal. I loved bike riding and exploring the area. The concierge service was exceptional.

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

Dear Carol S, Thanks for the great feedback! I am so happy that we made your stay so delightful. I will be sure to let our concierge know that you thought his hospitality was exceptional! Hope to see you again in 2015! Eric LANDT General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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 

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