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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Somerville, Massachusetts, Usa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

Staten Island, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel, quiet, very comfortable rooms and the grounds and view are wonderful. The restaurant had great food and a beautiful view. The bar at night had an acoustic guitar player and a decent size crowd. Perfectly located with just a short walk to town. Most of the staff was very friendly and accommodating. I was hoping that the front... More 

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

Dear Gloria C; Thank you for posting your review. I am so happy to hear that you had such a nice time on Nantucket and in particular at the White Elephant Hotel. We will review your observation about the Front Desk not having suggested enough events for you with the team. You are so right, there are always so many... More 

Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had not been to Nantucket before, and friends have said it is such a nice place, so we choose to stay at the White Elephant for a couple of days to see for ourselves. Nantucket is truly a very nice place, very relaxing and a wonderful place to get out of the summer heat of the south. The While... More 

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

Dear ubertrvler; Thank you for posting your review! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Our location is certainly convenient to everything. We are so lucky. For those of our guests with sun sensitivity, we do offer lawn umbrellas that the bellmen will install. The only time we caution use is during windy days. Being right on the Harbor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Love the White Elephant. Got engaged here and we go back every year to celebrate. Charming rooms, impeccably clean and the service and staff are five star. Graham was on duty for our engagement and discreetly followed us on our walk to the Brant Point Lighthouse and surprised us (me anyway) with a chilled bottle of champagne. When we got... More 

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

Dear michelle d; Thank you for staying with us every year! Graham is so thoughtful. He was promoted this year to Innkeeper at the Cottages at the Boat Basin, another one of our wonderful properties. Well deserved. I am so happy to hear that you once again enjoyed your trip! Sincerely, Bettina Landt General Manager More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: $430 - $2,423 (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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Also Known As:
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#3 Luxury Hotel in Nantucket
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