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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we just returned from a weekend in Nantucket where we attended a wedding. We received a discounted room rate ($520) due to the wedding. I have NEVER been more ripped off by a hotel in my LIFE. What did we get for $520? A small room with a tiny bathroom, a few lounge chairs on the back lawn, NO common... More 

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

Dear daviddysenchuk; Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. When we have weddings here at the White Elephant, which is most weekends in the Spring and Fall, we offer the couples the option of putting a few rooms aside at reduced rates for the convenience of friends and family. We often encourage a selection of rooms at... More 

Colts Neck, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a surprise, my husband booked a couple of nights at the White Elephant to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The hotel was recommended by our close friends. When my husband first called the hotel to book a couple of nights, he was told there was a 3 night minimum, but an exception could be made if he booked a... More 

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

Dear Deborah P; Thank you for posting your review. I'm glad you chose the White Elephant for your stay and I hope you had a wonderful Anniversary. Nantucket is so beautiful. I think you bring up a good point: there are a few rooms located off the Lobby, near the Spa. They are great in that they are convenient to... More 

Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very expensive, very little, and not very good. Noisy to boot. Sorry and I only try to make constructive reviews and often let it go if marginal, but most of us at the table commented on the quantity and quality of the meal. Meals can be expensive but then must be impressive. This was not and I would not recommend... More 

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1 Thank LynnTrus
WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear LynnTrus; Thank you for posting your review. It is interesting that you mention quantity and quality of the meal, as we have had so many guests comment about these two factors in such a positive light! I do think it is always such a personal observation isn't it? If you did not enjoy your meal, then you did not... More 

Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

We visited Nantucket 2 weeks ago and stayed at the White Elephant hotel and we could not have been more impressed!! Staff were all very friendly and helpful, hotel was beautiful and location was perfect & picturesque.

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

Dear laurapaine2016; Thank you for posting your review. We are so glad you enjoyed our location, the hotel and most of all our wonderful staff. They are a delight to work with and make every day enjoyable. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Bettina Landt General Manager More 

Somerville, Massachusetts, Usa
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Stayed at the White Elephant for a mini-moon. The service is second to none here. Anything you could ever want or need, the friendly staff at the hotel has it for you. Room was very pricey, but I loved the location. We had a king sized bed with a private balcony overlooking the harbor. It was less than a 10... More 

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

Dear Timothy V; Thank you for posting your review! Leroy is truly a wonderful person. He has been with us for several years and takes great pride in what he does. He will be thrilled to read your review. Our location is just so convenient, close to town, close to the beaches, and as you mentioned, close to the ferry.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Stayed here in July and had a great experience! The location was fabulous and close to Town and to the beaches. There is a restaurant on the property that overlooks the harbor and is perfect for early evening cocktails to soak in the view.

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

Dear AnonymousABC; Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our amazing location and restaurant. The Brant Point Grill is one of the few waterfront restaurants on Nantucket. We are so lucky to have many amazing dining options on this little island of ours, and to have a wonderful meal overlooking the ever-changing harbor is... More 

Sayville, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

The Grounds are beautiful! Thr surroundings and hotel are quiet and romantic . Restaurant has good service, food and great view . Majority of staff are friendly and helpful . Spa is nice but nothing special . Driver's are very friendly and helpful. Price per night is high but we did visit prime time. Would go back but on off... More 

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

Dear tricia M; Thank you for posting your review! Our grounds really are pretty this time of year. Hydrangea everywhere in every color. You are right about the spa. While it is lovely, it is not particularly large, but the majority of our guests love an amazing massage and really want to go back out to enjoy our beautiful island.... More 

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a great hotel in the heart of Nantucket. It is walking distance from everything in town it has its own private beach and the staff are wonderful. Now the details. The rooms are a little dated, but the Bed is LUXURIOUS. Wow what a comfortable bed. Easy to sleep. Nantucket is north and the sun comes early. Better... More 

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

Dear DivinciTraveler; Thank you for posting you review pertaining to your recent stay! We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time. Our beds generally get absolutely rave reviews and we have even figured out a way for our guests to purchase the mattresses, the sheets, bedding and all! Your point about the rooms facing the harbor on the... More 

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Our daughter and son in law gave us a generous gift certificate to the White Elephant. What a great place! It was our first time in Nantucket and I must admit that it is a refined and elegant spot. The architecture is kept under control by an Architectural Review Board as well as the landscaping. There is also a Land... More 

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

Dear lois0501; Thank you for posting your lovely review! Nantucket is as beautiful in the shoulder season as it is in season, but you are right, the prices are so much more agreeable! The pressure of a two month high season is certainly noticeable. You mention the ease of accessibility from JFK. Thank you for bringing this up. We have... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Having travelled a lot in our life and having spend many nights in 5 star hotels, we were more than disappointed when we arrived at the White Elephant. Having in mind that we were travelling to a remote island we did not expect too much at even these high prices of more then 1.000 USD per night. Our arrival after... More 

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

Dear CS_888; Thank you for taking the time to write your review. You bring up an interesting topic, which I feel is a good thing to talk about. I am so, so glad you did. When booking any hotel, whether it is ours or another, it is always best to book directly with the hotel or it's website. While other... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Food & drink at the hotel
Brant Point Grill
Brant Point Grill
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Services
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Elephant

Address: 50 Easton St, PO Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02554-2258
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Price Range: $350 - $1,655 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — White Elephant 4.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Nantucket
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