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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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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Belmont, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of four plus grandparents loved this place. Very picturesque and classic Nantucket appeal. We did not eat at restaurant on property because we wanted to get out and see the island. Rooms are adequate and fake electronic fireplace is better than I thought it would be. It's a great spot and has no real or tangible weaknesses. The... More 

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

Dear dtrain7; Thank you for coming to stay with us. We love to hear that you all had a great time, little kids to grandparents. It is not easy finding a place that works for everyone! Our location, blocks from town and children's beach really offers a nice setting for an easy transition from one activity to the next. We... More 

Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Nantucket with our daughter and her family recently. It was our daughter who suggested that we stay at the White Elephant and I cannot thank her enough. Everything about this hotel from it's location to the staff to the top drawer experience we had was outstanding. We were met at the high speed ferry by... More 

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

Dear 77Zeke; Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am happy to hear that your daughter's recommendation of our hotel worked out so well! We do get a nice amount of multi generational travelers here and we enjoy seeing the different generations spend such quality time together on the island and at the hotel. The location... More 

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