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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here with a friend last weekend, which happened to be opening weekend. The service was amazing and the staff could not have been nicer. There is complimentary coffee, tea and pastries each morning in the restaurant and afternoon Port & Cheese in the library from 4-5 pm, which I found to be a very nice touch. The rooms are... More 

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

Dear KCurley2015; Thank you for staying with us for opening weekend! It was such a nice opening and we are thrilled with our staff this year! After spending most of the winter recruiting and hand selecting everyone that is new this year, it is nice to see the returning staff and the ones here for their first season blending in... More 

Roxbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a fabulous spot for a lawn wedding with a beautiful water-view backdrop. We were there as guests of the bride and groom for a small, intimate, elegant ceremony and reception. The rooms were lovely, the staff more than accommodating, and the meals we had on site were excellent and well served. Though we didn't have a lot of spare... More 

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

Dear MaCo1049; It is great to read about your wonderful weekend! It was such a lovely wedding and the weather could not have been more amazing! Our location does lend itself well to quick excursions in to town or to the lighthouse, even when you are here participating in a wedding or on someone else's timeline doesn't it? We are... More 

Belmont, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I stayed here with my two daughters to attend a family funeral on the island. Knowing why we were there and that it was the three of us they upgraded us to a suite and went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. The shuttled us back and forth from the Church and family gatherings and... More 

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

Dear ACK_SurfsideGirl; Thank you for your kind review. It is never easy to have to travel for a sad occasion. I am happy to hear that my team was able to make your trip comfortable and make your time on Nantucket as pleasant and memorable as possible under not so great circumstances. You bring up a good point about Gluten... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

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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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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

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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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
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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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136 reviews 136 reviews
12 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

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
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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 

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