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White Elephant

50 Easton Street, PO Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Ranked #4 of 12 hotels in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a one bedroom cottage and it made our vacation perfect. The bed was beyond comfortable, the cottage was adorable and the location is within walking distance to town. The staff is so professional and thoughtful, I can't think of one thing I would change. Can't wait to return!

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Warwick, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Very nice hotel , we loved how they preserve the original look . Nantucket is a beautiful island ,all cobble stone streets ,the restaurants are the best . the rum cake factory was nice as well . Our bests experience was renting a jeep and just driving around the island , the waves were amazing .

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Cape Cod
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

We typically go to Martha's Vineyard to celebrate our anniversary every year, but this year my husband surprised me with a trip to Nantucket. We were given an upgrade to a 2 bedroom cottage that was simply the best stay we have ever experienced anywhere. The room was gorgeous, service was top notch from the check-in, to the gentleman that... More

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We have stayed at the White Elephant before but I had forgotten about all the little nice touches they offer to make the stay more special. It starts with the pre-arrival concierge calling you a few weeks before arrival to help make dinner reservations, spa appointments, etc. A very nice touch for someone that is very busy and forgets to... More

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear onspithia; Thank you for posting such a wonderful review. We are always happy to see our guests returning multiple times. We are very fortunate to have a great base of loyal guests such as yourself, that come back often. Not something we take for granted :-) The little touches like the chocolates, the departure gifts etc. are fun. We... More

Haverford, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Had been to the White Elephant many years prior with my wife. It has changed in some respects (previously had an outdoor pool) but it still has the essentials including its peerless Nantucket Harbor views, friendly and accommodating staff, large rooms, super ancillary services - room cleaning, "turndown" etc, and general excellence. I was pleasantly surprised, during my recent early... More

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear HBARRY740; Thank you for your wonderful review. Yes, back in the day there was a pool facing the harbor. While this is no longer there, we still have an amazing view and we are so lucky to be so close to Nantucket town that our guests can easlily walk (or take a courtwsy BMW, either way!) Little touches all... More

Saratoga Springs, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I took my dad and mom for their 85th and 81st birthdays. We absolutely loved it. The room was very well appointed, extremely comfortable, we had a beautiful view of the harbor, and the food was fantastic. The staff was most kind, and I will absolutely return to the White Elephant Resort. Debbie from Saratoga

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Gia D; Thank you for posting your review. We do cater to many different travellers ranging from solo travellers who just want to come and enjoy a little quiet time to multi generational travellers who may have different concerns and priorities. I am happy you took your mom and dad and that they enjoyed their stay also. Being so... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Hubby and I went to the White Elephant Inn and it was outstanding. From the time that we got off the ferry, the black SUV was waiting for us with a nice driver and water. Once we got to the resort, the front desk staff welcomed us with delicious lemonade and an upgrade. The room was lovely, very Nantucket in... More

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear MCastle83; Thank you for posting your tripadvisor review. It sounds like you had a wonderful time and I do hope your ankle feels better! Arriving by boat is a wonderful way to ease in to the Nantucket frame of mind. Coming around Brant Point as you pull into the harbor is so spectacular. Did you know that it is... More

Austin, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the White Elephant the end of September and I cannot say enough wonderful things about it. From the moment we arrived we were greeted with very friendly staff. There was nothing they would not do for us. They upgraded us to one of their lovely cottages even though there were only two of us.... More

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear PatAustin2012; Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We really love our two bedroom cottages. They are so nice, with the kitchenette, the living room, the den, the two bedrooms and that lovely fireplace which is such a great feature this time of year. We do try to upgrade our guests when we can. Let's face... More

Toms River, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

All of our expectations were met when we arrived at the White Elephant. The hotel is absolutely beautiful, the service exceptional, and the atmosphere as serene or flamboyant as each guest chooses. The concierge was very helpful in arranging bike tours, sunset sails, and restaurant reservations. This hotel served as home base to a unique, charming locale whose history and... More

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear NJJaneEyre; Thank you for your review. We do get many guests who come here for a variety of reasons, some to get away quietly, others to enjoy the outdoors, some prefer history, others shopping and dining. There really is something for everyone. Our pre-arrival and our on-site concierge teams can set up an itinerary that is customized for everyone.... More

New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The manager Kelly handled an embarrassing situation with aplomb. She came to our cottage personally, spoke to us professionally and remedied all of our concerns. Food, library, room all first rate. Would recommend and will come back again next year.

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear richard c; Thank you! Yes, our work involves many situations, the vast majority are wonderful, and then there are a few that are best handled privately. I am glad you and Kelly worked it out and it sounds like you had a wonderful stay. Kelly has been working with me for almost twelve years and she is a true... More

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Additional Information about White Elephant

Address: 50 Easton Street, PO Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 hotels in Nantucket
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The White Elephant has been an exclusive summertime retreat since the 1920s. The height of preppy New England elegance, this is the place where brides dream of being married and families come for generations. A stone’s throw from the center of town, this 64-room island treasure has accommodations ranging from garden cottages to suites on the harbor. The hotel’s mascot, a white elephant named Trunket, presides over its greener than green lawn. Set with plush lounge chairs, it overlooks bustling Nantucket Harbor and calm Children’s Beach. Brant Point Grill serves up a famed Sunday brunch, with their signature Lobster Bloody Mary. To maximize their vacation-induced glow, guests should not miss the Gift from the Sea Facial at the White Elephant Spa, a deep-cleansing detox treatment with marine exfoliators. ... more   less 
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