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White Elephant

50 Easton Street, PO Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02554
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at the hotel for two nights during the Nantucket Stroll weekend. We couldn't have selected a better place to stay. From the moment we booked to the moment we left we were treated as if we were the only guests staying there. We truly cannot say enough about how helpful and accommodating the staff is... More 

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

Dear SML_BPL; Thank you for joining us for Nantucket Stroll! It is such a fun time to come to Nantucket! For those that are unfamiliar with this event, Nantucket celebrates Christmas Stroll on the first weekend of December. All the restaurants and stores are open and busy with holiday shoppers. Santa arrives by Coast Guard and Main Street closes down... More 

Erie, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stay here every year right before Thanksgiving. You feel special as soon as you walk in. You are greeted by name every time you walk in the door. The rooms are very clean and updated. We had a spectacular view of The Nantucket Sound during our recent stay. It was breathtaking and we enjoyed it very... More 

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

Dear Chowder29; Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay with us! Thanksgiving and the weeks leading up to it are my most favorite times on the island. All the shops and restaurants are open and the shopping is amazing. What a great time to get your holiday list out of the way at... More 

New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel's location can't be beat if you value being close to town. It is 5 minutes walking to town and Brant Point Lighthouse, and a 15 minute walk to Jetties Beach. The views from the BP Grill restaurant and back lawn are of the Harbor and Children's Beach into town. We did not rent a car and barely had... More 

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

Dear Jmainelli; Thank you for posting your review of your recent visit! Our garden cottages are great for families. While not large, they are easy for kids to enjoy and for parents to relax in. All, whit the exception of two, are free standing, which is nice. The proximity to everything in town is wonderful and we do provide many... More 

Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nantucket has special memories for us as we were married here years ago. The establishment where we celebrated our wedding is no longer in existence so we have taken to exploring new properties and we hit a home run with the White Elephant. This is all Class with capital "C". From the moment we walked in the door until we... More 

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

Dear Peter R; Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad you chose the White Elephant as your new Nantucket accommodation. We certainly see ourselves as a world-class resort, but with a casual elegance one would expect of Nantucket. A little more relaxed, very professional, but real. It sounds like it worked well for you. Happy Holidays and thank... More 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We stayed at the White Elephant for our honeymoon 50 years ago and recently returned. Imagine our delight to find it so unchanged, charming and just excellent. The staff is pleasant, the food good, the rooms lovely, wi-fi was easy and the views just so ...New England-y!. It's so nice in the Fall, with the colors of nature and we... More 

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

Thank you for your review! 50 Years, we are impressed! Our rooms are traditional and most overlook the ever changing harbor. You really cannot find a location like this anywhere on Nantucket, with the exception of our sister hotel, the Wauwinet, at the Head of the Harbor. We hope to see you again next year! Sincerely, Bettina Landt General Manager More 

Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

What an incredible hotel! We recently returned from attending a wedding weekend. We absolutely loved our 1-Bedroom Cottage accommodations (and loved the Wedding Room rate even more!). Although the Cottage buildings are quite close to each other, the grounds and private courtyard are amazing. We never felt our privacy was invaded. The Cottage's historical character did not get lost in... More 

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

Dear AnnieOGeorgia; Thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed your one bedroom cottages! They are historic buildings, so when we set about updating the one and three bedroom cottages, we decided to keep them simple and more cottage like in design. The colors are fun and the hardwood floors being original are so pretty. The... More 

Mystic, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We recently stayed here for 3 nights for our 10th Anniversary. From the moment we arrived by Ferry, their staff was there to assist us to get to the hotel with our bags by shuttle. Arrival was friendly and the bell service Madek, was wonderful our entire time. When we arrived to our room, there was an anniversary cake and... More 

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

Dear MysticNick; Thank you for choosing the White Elephant for your 10th Anniversary. We are glad all of our little treats delighted you so much! Marek is a wonderful employee who has been with us for many years and hopefully for many more! Happy Holidays and we look forward to seeing you again next year perhaps? Sincerely, Bettina Landt More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Everything is where IT must be. From inside the Bed You can have the best View of seashore You can imagine Employees are despertare to satisfy You You are fetched and returned to the ferry, and to the restaurants to make your life easier

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

Dear iristizado2013; Thank you for your wonderful review. Yes, some of our rooms have a view of the ever changing harbor right from the bed! Amazing. All of our harborview rooms and suites have incredible views, but their layouts are all a little different. I am glad you enjoyed your stay so very much and we hope to see you... More 

Asheville, NC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Ask for a room facing the water. We did not eat at the Inn, but opted for the easy walk to local restaurants for every meal. Salty local folks serve up great fresh food and the walk to town is quite pleasant. Try visiting the local brewery!

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

Dear jujubean4; Thank you so much for your review. It sounds like you had a great time exploring the island. The shoulder season is really the best time to come. The weather this coming weekend is to be in the 70's and Sunny! We can't wait. It is so much fun to rent bikes or walk around town, take advantage... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I stayed at the WE this past weekend. What they don;t tell you is that the hotel is a major venue for weddings that run until 10pm. There was no less then 4 weddings when I was there. While the music goes off at 10pm, it takes another hour or two for them to clean up so don;t expect to... More 

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

Dear jnc1; Thank you for posting your review. You bring up a really important point. During the Spring and Fall we host weddings most weekends. Our amazing harborside location lends itself well to these special events, and we are able to keep busy and stay open longer into the Fall than many other hotels on the island this way. Of... 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): $$$
Number of rooms: 64
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