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White Elephant - Hotel - Garden Cottages - Lofts & Residences

50 Easton St PO Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02554-2258
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#6 of 12 hotels in Nantucket
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An island landmark, the iconic White Elephant, has been named among the finest luxury hotels on Nantucket Island for decades. Steeped in island charm, surrounded by the natural beauty of Nantucket's timeless surroundings, our waterfront resort has grown to include chic rooms with abundant natural light, spacious suites many with balconies and magnificent harbor views, garden cottages, luxurious residences and downtown lofts. Edging the harbor, White Elephant is steps from Children's Beach, the Brant Point Lighthouse, and Nantucket Town. Relax by the outdoor heated pool in a private cabana or hop on a bike and explore the area. Enjoy steaks and seafood, sip cocktails on the Harborside Lawn, or rejuvenate in our spa. Take in the sights of Nantucket Harbor and experience the beauty, serenity, and romantic nature of Nantucket Island.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children's playground
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Highchairs available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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JesseTravelsWell wrote a review Jun 13
San Onofre, Colombia8 contributions12 helpful votes
Shannando and Tiffany made the trip. They were so helpful with an extra request I made to celebrate a friends 40th wedding anniversary. They took time during a wedding no less to personalize the gift by putting it into a bag with tissue paper. They delivered it to the room and made a really sweet experience for my friends. Thank you both so much! Also! Sheila is a wealth of knowledge on the area. A very warm and kind concierge with exceptional knowledge of the area. See you all again soon!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Alex D wrote a review Jun 12
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Each and every time I stay here, whether at the main hotel or the residences/village, everything is anticipated. From the incredible mattresses to breakfast at the Brant Point Grille, it's hard to pick a favorite. The team here is exceptionally thoughtful and genuinely take pride in hospitality. Easily the best location and setting for overnights on island. Will be back every chance I get!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Call ahead for any special requests - nothing to large or small for them to handle.
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Scott W wrote a review Jun 9
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I frequently travel for business, have stayed in many hotels and The White Elephant stands apart from the rest. I was blown away at the level of service I experienced. From a simple “Good Morning” to making sure I knew the best spots to run, I couldn’t have been happier. The rooms are spacious and the the beds are super comfortable. Outside of business travel, I look forward to brining my family for this one of a kind experience.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
JABfromBoston wrote a review Jun 5
Boston, Massachusetts8 contributions1 helpful vote
We just returned from another incredible experience at White Elephant. An ideal location, comfortable and luxurious accommodations and flawless guest service are what separates this place from the rest. The staff could not have been more welcoming and warm. Carolyn (front desk) checked us into The Residences and was so delightful. She remembered our names all throughout our stay and was super friendly even when we ran into her in town! Nick (bellman) was charming and so personable. He drove us to our favorite breakfast place and we chatted about “island life” and could tell how grateful he was to be there. The same can be said for Romayne (bellman) who was not only helpful but so full of pride for the property. White Elephant is the PERFECT place to relax and enjoy the charm of Nantucket; we cannot wait to return again soon!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Bettina Landt, General Manager at White Elephant - Hotel - Garden Cottages - Lofts & Residences
Responded 1 week ago
Dear JABfromBoston; Thank you for posting such a wonderful review. We will share this with the team, Nick, Carolyn and Romayne in particular. We are truly lucky to have such a wonderful group of employees. Sincerely, Bettina Landt General Manager
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marawhitman wrote a review Apr 2021
West Hartford, Connecticut17 contributions2 helpful votes
This was our first visit to Nantucket and The White Elephant Resort was pure perfection. From the unexpected van and gentlemen waiting for us at the dock to the lovely front desk receptionist to the bellman all of the staff went above and beyond for us. We loved the rooms and the complimentary continental breakfast and all of our meals were delicious. Elliott made my daughter a drink not on the menu that she loved. Also had a lobster Bloody Mary-wow! The views of the harbor are amazing. Everyone at the hotel aims to please. We enjoyed the chance to drive a bmw and enjoyed the fireplace in our room. White Elephant is first class and the nicest resort on the island. Can’t wait to return again next year. We are very covid cautious and felt safe the entire stay. We are grateful to The White Elephant for pampering us and giving us an amazing vacation! Bravo
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Enjoy all the resort offers including free bike rentals free water in room
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Response from Bettina Landt, General Manager at White Elephant - Hotel - Garden Cottages - Lofts & Residences
Responded Apr 29, 2021
Dear marawhitman; Thank you so very much for the lovely review! I am glad you felt safe and looked after by the team. It is looking to be a very busy season for us here! The lobster Bloody Mary is amazing! My favorite too! It is nice to hear that you were able to test drive one of our BMW's! They are so much fun. It brings up an amazing point for me, which is that I encourage our guests to enjoy them and stay only on paved roads. We hope to see you again soon! I will pass along your review to Elliott! Sincerely, Bettina Landt General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about White Elephant - Hotel - Garden Cottages - Lofts & Residences
Which popular attractions are close to White Elephant - Hotel - Garden Cottages - Lofts & Residences?
Nearby attractions include Whaling Museum (0.2 miles), Brant Point Lighthouse (0.04 miles), and Children's Beach (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at White Elephant - Hotel - Garden Cottages - Lofts & Residences?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at White Elephant - Hotel - Garden Cottages - Lofts & Residences?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at White Elephant - Hotel - Garden Cottages - Lofts & Residences?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at White Elephant - Hotel - Garden Cottages - Lofts & Residences?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to White Elephant - Hotel - Garden Cottages - Lofts & Residences?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Juice Bar Homemade Ice Cream, Oran Mor, and Dune.
Are there opportunities to exercise at White Elephant - Hotel - Garden Cottages - Lofts & Residences?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a heated pool during their stay.
Is White Elephant - Hotel - Garden Cottages - Lofts & Residences located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Nantucket.
Are any cleaning services offered at White Elephant - Hotel - Garden Cottages - Lofts & Residences?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does White Elephant - Hotel - Garden Cottages - Lofts & Residences offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to White Elephant - Hotel - Garden Cottages - Lofts & Residences?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Oldest House (Jethro Coffin House) and Kitchen Garden (0.5 miles), Greater Light (0.6 miles), and Old Gaol (0.7 miles).