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White Elephant

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50 Easton Street, PO Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02554
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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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New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of the cottages, very quaint setting, simply decorated inside but very tasteful. The bed was extremely comfortable with luxurious linens. The service and the friendliness from the hotel staff was impeccable and the hotel itself was like stepping into a Ralph Lauren comercial. The hotel runs a shuttle and will take you anywhere you want to... More 

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

Dear Trudy C; Thank you for posting your review and for staying with us. Yes, in the summer, in particular, we have many families that stay with us. Some are noisier than others, but everyone is here to enjoy the island. The proximity to the downtown area and the harbor is amazing and convenient, although the early morning ferry (6:30)... More 

singapore
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89 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a one night layover after a fishing trip and thought I'd give the White Elephant a try after doing the same a few years ago. I was put in a first floor "handicap" king as it was all that was available. The bathroom was rustic and simple and did not appear to have been updated since the 1980s.... More 

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

Dear American Curmudgeon; Thank you for staying with us. I appreciate your bringing some of these areas to my attention. We do have a handicap accessible room on the first floor. While this does come with some expected features, such as the roll-in shower,when booking, it does confirm that this is the selection you made. Your observation on the functionality... More 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying at the White Elephant was the highlight of my most recent trip to Nantucket! The property is meticulously maintained and after many years visiting it looks as fresh as the first time. The staff is so pleasant and helpful and I always feel at home when I am there. Looking forward to coming back soon and enjoying soaking up... More 

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

Dear Elizabeth C; Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your trip to Nantucket so much. The back lawn is my favorite spot too! I just love the ever changing harbor. We are looking forward to having you back again soon! Sincerely, Bettina Landt General Manager More 

New Jersey
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24 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed there for two nights, returned after 10 years. The property has kept its upscale appeal, great service and is truly a five star accommodation, and best one around the town. Even though the room was a little small, but it's quite comfortable with a nice king size bed and the softest linens! The little patio view over looking the... More 

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

Dear Tulip 053; Thank you for your recent stay with us. It sounds like even after 10 years, you still found the White Elephant to be what you remembered. You bring up the point of a pool. While the Hotel does, in fact, not have a pool, for those guests who value this amenity, I would recommend reserving a room,... More 

Belmont, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I visited the White Elephant with my mother and sister back over Thanksgiving weekend in 2014 for a family funeral. The service here was fantastic. They offered a complimentary van to bring us all over the island which was helpful for the day of the funeral. The room was beautiful and the service at the bar and restaurant was fantastic... More 

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

Dear Cecelia B; Thank you for staying with us over Thanksgiving last year. While a funeral is never a joyous occasion, I am happy to read that we were able to make things a little more pleasant for you and your family. All the best! Sincerely, Bettina Landt General Manager More 

Chicago
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Just spent a fantastic weekend with my husband and two other couples at the White Elephant. The White Elephant is pricey, but if you can swing it, the perfect location and incredibly high level of service. The hotel is a couple minutes walk from a very nice beach in one direction and town in the other. It is also convenient... More 

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

Dear Sfgallagher; Thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful location, convenient to everything. You mention our rooms. You are right in that most (but not all) face the water in some manner. Even the rooms above the Bar and Restaurant have lovely views. If a view is of the utmost... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

There are very few hotels that can exude such an incredible amount of charm, luxury, beauty and perfection like The White Elephant does. I have been going to Nantucket every summer for the last 8-years and I consider The White Elephant an extension of home. Its location is perfect, as you are walking distance from a great beach, the harbor,... More 

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

Dear EvanOPapa; Thank you for your lovely review. It has been an amazing summer filled with wonderful guests and many, many Lobster Bloody Mary's! Hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Bettina Landt General Manager More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a simple but charming resort with a great location that gives you a true sense of Nantucket. The service is hands down the best as the staff caters to all your needs and remembers your name. We can't wait to go back for a nice relaxing weekend as it's a great spot of couples looking to get away... More 

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

Dear johnpaulW; Thank you for your review. We do hope to welcome you back again soon! While Nantucket does get very busy in July and August, our location, while central and convenient, is just perfect if you are still looking for relaxation. Our back lawn is the perfect spot, overlooking the ever changing harbor. Additionally, the miles and miles of... More 

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156 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This famous landmark hotel is simply great, the best hotel on this historic island. It's a place you expect to see Jay Gatsby strolling around in a white summer suit and hat, Outside is parked is its 1939 white Lasalle. It offers ferry service in the summer to its elegant sister property, the Wauwinet.

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

Dear Richard S; Thank you for sharing your experience! We are delighted you had such a wonderful time here. Being right on the harbor, the White Elephant has received many, many guests in the almost 100 years since it's inception. While the hotel certainly is not modern, it is so beautiful and, it fits perfectly with the beauty and charm... More 

Carmel, IN
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is our third stay at this charming hotel. In fact, we stay in the same room each time (131)! The greeting in my title summarzes the welcome extended by the entire staff, but especially from Graham. It truly felt good to come back and see so many familiar and smiling faces. That speaks to the management of this property.... More 

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

Dear Tina S; Thank you for your amazing review. Graham, Katherine, Kevin, Leroy, Preston, Brigette and Ann as well as many, many amazing people here make the White Elephant what it is. I count myself as very, very lucky to be working such a wonderful team. We get many return guests here and it is like an extended family. See... More 

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