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The Wauwinet

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel staff is professional and attentive. The restaurant is excellent. Food service is available on the front lawn facing the bay side where there is a plentiful number of chaise lounges for hotel guests. Spa service is wonderful for a facial. The bicycles are quite basic. It would be best to rent a bike at one of the many... More 

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Thank Mary S
wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear Mary S, We appreciate the nice feedback! TOPPER'S restaurant is a special place I agree! I am glad you enjoyed the lawn our sunsets are truly amazing! All our bikes are from Priority Bicycles which are hybrid upright bikes easy to ride for our leisure guests and also complimentary. Our concierge can always rent more competitive style road bikes... More 

Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall we spent an excellent five-day, four-night stay at the Wauwinet in a bay view queen room. The service really is quite outstanding overall and the boat cruise and the jitney bus service into Nantucket town is very good. The Toppers restaurant is quite good but quite expensive too. The service was very attentive but the arrival time of food... More 

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Thank Rhubarbmaster
wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear Rhubarbmaster, So sorry for the billing mistake clearly not our intention to have this happen to any guest! Please accept my apologies for the error! We appreciate the feedback on our operations so thank you for being so honest! I hope you do allow for another visit and I would personally to see to a flawless vacation! Eric LANDT... More 

New York City, New York
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like salt water, sand, and dunes, you will feel you're in heaven on earth at the Wauwinet. It's on a narrow spit of land with gorgeous ocean beach on one side and the bay, for swimming and water sports, on the other, one of the most beautiful settings on earth. I have never felt more privileged staying at... More 

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear Portia1125, Thank you for your excellent review of The Wauwinet! You eloquently have described a perfect visit! The oysters are not to be missed I agree! Please come back for a Fall visit! We close for the season October 30th so there is still time! Eric LANDT General Manager More 

New York, NY
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67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the most wonderful time staying here... the service was fantastic - helpful, cheerful staff ready to help with everything from reservations to setting up beach chairs on the beach. The location is fantastic between the bay beach and ocean beach, each a very short walk. And the restaurant was a real treat! Such a beautiful setting... the shuttle into... More 

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear FromNYCtoTheWorld, We thank you for your visit and the nice review! Happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time at The Wauwinet! Sorry we don't offer yoga but our in house concierge can set up private yoga instructions maybe the next tome you visit? We have some fantastic contacts with amazing yoga instructors. We look forward to... More 

Holmdel, New Jersey
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You would think with the amount you pay a night, they would treat you better. It's in need of updating, rooms and attitudes. The amenities they offer sound appealing, but it's just an illusion. I'm sure you can find something worth your money on the island.

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1 Thank Stasiacakes
wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear Stasiacakes, I am sorry that your experience was not enjoyable? We do have amazing rates available in the spring & fall with Hot Dates Cool Rates on our website. We treat all our clients with privacy and respect. Your vacation time is so important to us. I wish we could have found common ground to make you happy. Feedback... More 

Glenview, Illinois
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Nestled on a spit of land on Nantucket, The Wauwinet is a sea-captain's home morphed into a luxury retreat. From its famous Topper's restaurant with its world-class wine cellar, to its expansive lawn for croquet over afternoon cocktails - The Wauwinet is a bubble of solitude on a very exclusive island.

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear Richard W, Thank you for the very nice feedback! We love it when our guest connect with the property! Thank you for the shout out to our TOPPER'S restaurant! Our wine list is a current recipient of The Wine Spectator's 2016 Grand Award which is it's highest honor for avid collectors like us. We love it when we fit... More 

Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Have been coming to Nantucket for years and stayed here a long time ago. This is a wonderful place with wonderful books etc. I would really enjoy it if I had two weeks of quiet time to walk along the shore and especially curl up and escape in some good books. I love Nantucket but I prefer being in town... More 

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear Goldfish62111, Thanks for taking the time to relax and enjoy our library at The Wauwinet! You should visit during the book festival which happened in mid June. We had so many authors visiting the island and we featured all the books on our library for guests to enjoy! Keep loving Nantucket and returning to the island! Hope to see... More 

Hamptons, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Booked A Garden View Room at $1,000.00 a day and RECEIVED a lovely view of WHITE AWNING COVERING the entire Terrace Dining Room. I like awnings. Usually for shade ABOVE my head. THAT was our only view. Of course "we are fully booked" ..."Nothing else to offer" We should have high tailed it out of there BECAUSE that evening we... More 

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Thank SauceChron
wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear SauceChron, Thanks for your feedback. Sorry you did not like your experience in our restaurant or hotel. We only have 32 rooms at the property and not all rooms can be bay view? Our restaurant TOPPER'S has many different menus to choose from like our deck menu and our main dining room menus to add diversity among the selections.... More 

New York, NY
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56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We just wrapped up our third stay at this beautiful spot in the middle of nowhere, and have already nailed down our booking for next year. The inn sits on a narrow strip of land astride two bodies of water (bay and ocean), A favorite activity for us busy New Yorkers was just walking up and down both beaches, soaking... More 

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear villagesq, Thanks for the review! The island of Nantucket is a real getaway especially at The Wauwinet! I really love all the comments about the professional and friendly staff of the inn. The Jet Blue direct flight from JFK to ACK makes it really easy to visit so we hope that you can come visit again soon! Next time... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This review is only about the Spa at the Wauwinet not the hotel. My parents have been vacationing in Nantucket for more than 30 years, so when my mother’s 70th birthday fell on our vacation, I immediately thought of The Wauwinet as the perfect place to stage her birthday gift. Now, I am by no means wealthy - but I... More 

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear nelliemcb, Wow!!! Thanks for the feedback! I can always be reached directly at the hotel and always available. Sorry for the spa experience that your mother experienced! We handle all guest experiences with respect and compassion. Yes, The Wauwinet is a special place and we place a very high value on integrity and overall guest experiences. Eric LANDT General... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE WAUWINET is situated in between the Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket Bay, The Wauwinet is the island's only Relais & Châteaux hotel. An adults-only escape, it is the stuff of storybook romance. Its grounds are beautifully landscaped, with unmatched views and access to two beaches - one on the ocean and one on the bay. The 33-room inn is a study in luxe comfort, from Pratesi linens to antique furnishings and private sundecks. TOPPER'S, its New American cuisine restaurant, is consistently ranked one of the top in New England. A continual recipient of Wine Spectator's "Grand Award," the restaurant features over 1,400 American and international wine vintages. Guests who want a casual open-air lunch can linger on TOPPER's Deck before ambling out to the beach for sunbathing, a little fishing, or a boat trip. The relaxing and effective menu of treatments features therapies using locally-sourced ingredients. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Wauwinet

Address: 120 Wauwinet Rd, P.O. Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02554-4213
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Price Range: $336 - $1,012 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Wauwinet 4.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
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Wauwinet Hotel Nantucket
Wauwinet Nantucket
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Nantucket
#6 Luxury Hotel in Nantucket
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