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The Wauwinet
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence
New Haven, CT
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

if you have the means (or come across a sale like my girlfriend did) that you can apply to this Inn, do it. You will be pampered, catered to and waited on like never before.

Out back of the inn, the side that faces the ocean, is about 50 chaise lounges for you to relax on in the sun and just stare at the Nantucket Bay. It is really one of the most relaxing and gorgeous places I've stayed, and I'm saying this even though it rained the whole weekend. The room was gorgeous, the "wine and port" spread every afternoon was a nice way to meet guests, the grounds were gorgeous and very well maintained, there's a bay for kayaking on one side, and across the street, access to the Atlantic Ocean and a private beach. The van takes the 8 mile ride into town every hour and picks you back up at a designated space every hour on the half hour, so you can go into town for a long or as short a time as you wish.

If you go any time during the regular season and work for a living like I do, it will cost you dearly. However, if you are a fantastic shopper like my girlfriend and find deals like no one else, see if you can find a midweek stay here. You will NOT regret it.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tom H
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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

My wife and I booked The Wauwinet for three days for our anniversary, looking for a quiet, relaxed, beautiful place to spend time together. We could not have been more pleased with our experience there. We felt that the location of the Inn was excellent being on a part of Nantucket that is more quiet and secluded and where we could enjoy beautiful views of Natucket Bay and the Atlantic beach side of the island was only a few steps away. Our room was beautiful and comfortable and the grounds around the hotel were immaculate. But even more impressive than all of this was the friendliness and personal attention we were given by the staff. Every person we came into contact with was eager to be helpful and informative. I could not help but be impressed with how they seemed to love what they were doing and where they were working. To top it all off, on the day we were to leave, we were delayed on a tour of the bay we were on and missed the shuttle from the Inn to the ferry. The manager of the Wauwinet, Eric, personally took us to the ferry so we would not miss it. I think this is a true testament to their commitment to their patrons and I definitely highly recommend this hotel and hope to return again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012

Recently stayed at the lovely Wauwinet Inn and cannot stop raving about my experience.
The Inn itself is extraordinary but the staff is what makes the experience of staying at this beautiful property so exceptional. Our concierge, Jordana Fleischut, was on hand from check in through our stay. She and her colleagues anticipate your every need while remaining unobtrusive and warm. Our room was breathtaking with views of Nantucket sound. We had the added benefit of the most beautiful sunset during our stay and I joked that Jordana must have taken care of that for us. That is how pampered we felt by she and her staff.
DOn't hesitate to book a stay at this property.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Maria C
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Montgomery, NJ
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

We visited in October 2010 and are in the process of booking a stay this coming October. This time of the year in Nantucket is perfect -- the weather is comfortable and you cannot belive all the flowers still if full bloom around the island. The grounds around the Wauwinet are spectacular and if you are looking for a place to relax while still having unlimited access to the quaint town of Nantucket, the Wauwinet is your answer.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pamela V
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2011

You will never understand what it is like to feel like to be royalty until you experience the Wauwinet. We went for a romantic long weekend and everything was perfect. The front desk was so professional. They knew we came after being referred by family and thanked us for the business and told us how much they loved our family! Then we got to the breath taking room and found chocolate covered strawberries complements of the staff. The bed was like sleeping on a cloud and the room was impeccable. I would highly recommend Toppers for breakfast and lunch. The dinner was good but better dinning in town and with a free shuttle in and out why not?? If you have time for a massage or facial you will love the services at the inn. I loved the cavier facial it was wonderful and my skin was so smooth. The Wauwinet falls short on nothing. This is my favorite spot on th east coast true hidden treasure.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Bella201140
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Litchfield, Connecticut
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2011

The immaculate grounds, the attention to detail and the warm welcome from the staff to the incredible dining experience, waterfront views and beautifully decorated rooms, this is the Wauwinet.

The Port and cheese late afternoon, the nap in the lawn chairs listening to the waves, the working of a jigsaw puzzle infront of the fireplace in the game room.

The spa, the lounge, the wildflower gardens... the outdoor dining, the library and the stone patio.

The new friends, the shopping in town, the Chefs tasting menu.

We have found the place we will go every Fall.

Thank you Wauwinet for not missing a single detail.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ruby0625
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2011

Although pricey, it's exactly what you expect. Manicured grounds, amazing ocean views, impeccable service and all the little extras you'll love.

Hike along the beach to the lighthouse or borrow a bike for a great ride into town. Free hourly shuttle into towns for dining and shopping too.

A little shocked at some of the prices though. A picnic lunch is 32 dollars per person which is obscene. Other than that, you'll love it here.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fperkins
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Property: The Wauwinet
Address: 120 Wauwinet Road, P.O. Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02584
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Nantucket
#6 Luxury Hotel in Nantucket
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Wauwinet 4.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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 
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