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White Elephant

50 Easton Street, PO Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Ranked #5 of 13 hotels in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nantucket is a very special island. And the White Elephant is a perfect place to stay when visiting the Island. It oozes charm. It's an elegant boutique hotel that draws you in from the second you enter. The rooms are very comfortable and well appointed. The staff is very helpful. And the lounge and bar harken back to the 1920's.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have a gift certificate to stay here that we have yet to use but we recently stopped in for tea on a rainy summer afternoon and were treated to tea and cake in the Library. The wait staff was extremely accommodating and the tea selection perfect with lovely individual pots of tea. The desserts were swoon worthy (I had... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just a short stroll from downtown to this beautiful resort The rooms are gorgeous, well kept and spotless We stayed in a harbor view room and it was gorgeous Can't wait to return to this gem You can see the ferries from here, smell the ocean There is a small beach and a phenomenal restaurant

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

Dear Marleneyi; Thank you for your lovely review. We are very lucky with our location. The ferries and the Harbor are right in our 'back yard"! We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Bettina Landt More

Charlotte, NC
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only attended a wedding reception here, we were not hotel guests. The setting is amazing, they have a great lawn right in front of the beach. The hotel seemed very nice, there was a bar and restaurant that seemed fun and the staff was very polite and talkative. I'm not sure whether the restaurant catered the wedding we attended,... More

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

Dear Daydreamingtraveler; Thank you for posting your review! It is always nice to hear from someone who attended one of our beautiful weddings as a guest! Maybe next time we can convince you to spend the night and get the full experience! Our harborside location is indeed an amazing setting for events of any size. Our talented Chef, Tom Pearson,... More

16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place is clearly THE place to stay while in Nantucket. The resort is on a piece of land overlooking the harbor and the views are spectacular. This is a high end resort that clearly meets all high end expectations. The staff is all very accommodating and helpful. The rooms are nicely done and very clean. The restaurant, Brant Point... More

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

Dear Steaks73; Thank you for your wonderful review. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful location and an amazing, caring staff that take a personal interest in every guest experience. Our Sunday brunch has become a tradition for our hotel and restaurant guests alike. We serve a full buffet brunch from 10AM to 3PM on Sundays and the Harborside... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stayed here for 5 days on a mother / daughter trip. FABULOUS!!!! The room was perfect. Looking out at the boats, hearing the wind blow against the sails, hearing the seagulls....AND THEN THERE's the food!!!! Don't even thinks about diet when you are here. Everything is so good. The staff is extremely helpful, yet unobtrusive. We had spa treatment's that... More

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

Dear Indydi; Thank you for coming to stay with us! We love seeing Mother/Daughter getaways. Nantucket is a wonderful destination for so many reasons. It is great to hear that you both loved your spa treatments! We have an amazing and talented group of massage therapists that have gotten great feedback this year, as in years past. While the spa... More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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190 reviews 190 reviews
37 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This isn't the place to find a room $ bargain, but it is a very nice place to stay. We were here for 2 nights during our Backroads biking tour, and we'd definitely recommend to others. Staff was super helpful. Room very comfortable. We enjoyed our little outdoor patio even though our room didn't have a nice view.

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

Dear rollngstone; Thank you for taking the time to post a review! We love having the Backroads bike tours here every Spring and Fall. Nantucket is one of the most bike friendly places I have ever seen. There seems to be a bike path on all major roads throughout the whole island! Our rooms are certainly not inexpensive, you are... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the white elephant. The bed was very comfortable, the scenery was pretty, the staff was very helpful and friendly, and the courtesy car service useful. Dinner was good, expensive, but not spectacular-you can find better food at Flemings. The service was excellent. I asked for non - dairy creamer which they didn't have and the... More

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

Dear Mark O; Thank you for sharing your experience. It is funny, we are asked about our beds all the time because they are truly amazing and so comfortable. In fact, we ship the sheet sets out all the time, as people call in after their stay to order them! The courtesy car is one of our amazing complimentary services,... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I stays in the white elephant in May and had a fantastic time the rooms the service the happiness of the place .. Katie our waitress was fantastic very kind and helpful and cared for our dinning experience. I would highly recommend to stay at the white elephant.

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

Dear Flanagan 020589; Thank you for posting your review. We are happy to know that you had a wonderful time back in May. The Spring is a wonderful time of year to come to Nantucket, as it is before it gets crowded and before the real high season begins. It is peaceful and relaxing! I will pass along your praises... More

Hyannis Port
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A widow friend of mine and I stayed at the White Elephant mid-week. Bettina and Kelly the management, upgraded us to a two bedroom cottage and extended our stay another day. The visit was perfect!!! Lovely surroundings, well appointed rooms, service beyond expectations. All that we met at the White Elephant were happy that we were having such a lovely... More

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

Dear Lucinda W; I am delighted to hear that the cottage worked out so well for you and your friend. They are beautiful. The two bedroom cottages, with the new furniture, the recently renovated bathrooms and kitchenettes have such a great layout for families, as well as co-travelers. I love your new expression. I may need to use that myself!... More

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Address: 50 Easton Street, PO Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02554
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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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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