We went to the white elephant mid week and after the summer rush so the hotel may not have been full. the staff were never stressed or too busy - infact there was a lovely friendly atmosphere from the moment we arrived.
it was a special occasion (30th wedding anniversary) & my husband had spoken with the advance concierge service (great service - she responded to all queries about size of the room ironing facilities etc). in our room there were superb flowers he'd ordered & the requested champagne & chocolate dipped strawberries plus a gift from the hotel. she had also made a dinner reservation for us at the restaurant we'd requested - toppers. it was very good.
we had a harbour view suite. housekeeping was excellent. the room felt fresh & was spacious & pretty. we had a good harbour view & a small outside area. luckily we were away from the restaurant & although we could hear the people above walking around every now & then we never heard any other noise from our neighbours. our stay was peaceful.
the products in the bathroom were very nice & my husband fell in love with the robes. breakfast, which we had in the room or on the terrace, every morning was delicious.
our only less than ideal experience was in the hotel restaurant but they had a large party in the night we were there & staff felt preoccupied. the food was ok.
all in all we loved the white elephant. it was exactly what we wanted & hoped for & we'd go back - mid week & not in the summer - again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- White Elephant Nantucket