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White Elephant

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50 Easton Street, PO Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02554
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First trip to Nantucket and had an awesome stay. Great spot. Excellent non intrusive customer service. Best bartender ever.. Thanks Liz for great recommendations and excellent service! We will be back

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to stay at Nantucket. We stayed off season so it was a little more affordable but it is a great place. All of the staff are courteous and eager to assist you with any need. The location is beautiful and the rooms are well appointed and elegant.

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48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 2 nights at the White Elephant recently and found the property to be nice, if overpriced. Honestly, I don't have enough experience to know what hotel rooms cost in Nantucket - however I feel like it may have been priced normally for the Island, just way too high for what it is in reality. In evaluating the hotel... More 

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

Dear Chris M; Thank you so very much for taking the time to post a review. You bring up a really important point regarding our pricing here on the island. We (Nantucket) have a fast and furious season that really begins in June and ends in September, with most places coming to a complete close in October (we stay open... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of staying at the White Elephant on a recent visit to Nantucket. The service was phenomenal from the moment we arrived. The hotel has a nice "Nantucket feel" and gorgeous views. I enjoyed being able to walk to local shops and restaurants. The staff was extremely helpful and patient as I asked for recommendations. I would... More 

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

Dear Sara R; Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It sounds like you had a great time. We are so lucky to have such an amazing harborside location, just a few blocks from town. You bring up "Nantucket Feel", which is an important point. We do aim at keeping this hotel in line with more of... More 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love love love it here. Spent memorial day weekend on the island and can not wait to go back. My 8th year staying here and I will never stay any where else. The management, staff, service is all the best the island has to offer. Looking forward to going back

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

Dear Andrew H Thank you for your review! We are so very lucky to have many guests that come year after year. The magic of Nantucket and the location and service at the White Elephant is what brings them back. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed yet another Memorial Day Weekend and my team and I look... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very much looking forward to staying here but now being here, am just as eager to stay elsewhere. Rooms are tired and offer no privacy since the beds face the only windows and they are all behind public walkways (highway motel style). There's a spot right above my bed which is either dirt or mold... Television hangs awkwardly... More 

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

Dear SuitNflipflops; Thank you for posting your review. You bring up a really important point: The rooms and suites near the bar area do not have interior corridors. They are in a part of the building that is a historic landmark in its design, therefore the architectural style is focused around the view and dates back to the 50's and... More 

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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were transported via the BMW courtesy car from Straight Wharf and have enjoyed chocolate croissant each morning by the docks, a selection of cheeses with port in the afternoon, and popcorn delivered to our cottage each night. They have offered us the use of their beach umbrellas and beach chairs for use at the nearby beach. At night we... More 

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

Dear Nancy B; Thank you for posting your review! The cottages really are sweet. They truly capture the quaint Nantucket Cottage experience don't they? The Chocolate Croissants, however, are my personal favorites. Especially when they just come out of the oven. It is a daily struggle for me to stay away from the kitchen until they are all gone. :)... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property was recommended by friends and since this was our first trip to Nantucket, we took their advice and we had the perfect Labor Day weekend. Everyone was helpful - especially the concierge - apparently, Labor Day is a busy time for Nantucket so we were grateful for help in getting reservations. The island is small and very easy... More 

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

Dear Britt B; Thank you for taking the time to review us! I am so glad you enjoyed your time on Nantucket. Yes, Labor Day is busy, similar to the summertime, so planning ahead is always a good thing. I am glad we were able to help you with some great recommendations on site! We do have a wonderful Pre-Arrival... More 

Avon, CT
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here this week and I felt the attitude of the staff was wonderful - very friendly and helpful. I eve had a misunderstanding about the bill and this was resolved very well. Our only somewhat of a complaint was the quality of the food at dinner, fairly average for Nantucket.

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

Dear LorriLong; Thank you for sharing your experience here at the White Elephant with other readers. May is an amazing time to come, as you can find great value pricing (check out our Sea and Save rates), you are well ahead of the summer crowds and everyone is very happy to see some of our first visitors of the year!... More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband worked on the island 15 years ago and this was his first return trip... Thank you to the staff for making our stay really wonderful. The rooms were great, the service was fabulous and the hotel was perfectly placed for a short walk into the town or to children's beach or the lighthouse. We will return - I'm... More 

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

Dear Helen W; Thank you for posting your review. Our location has been wonderful since the days your husband worked here and before. We are so very lucky to be located just steps from downtown, across from Children's Beach, right on the Harbor and a short, short walk to the famous Brant Point Light House. We hope to see you... More 

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