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“The Wedding”
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The Wauwinet
Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence
Weston
1 review
“The Wedding”
Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

What a beautiful, magical, serene location! The staff at the Wauwinet is warm, amenable and aim to please. The rooms are spacious and beds are cozy and comfy!

But the lawn and the view....ahhhhhh. Heaven on earth. Bunny rabbits hop gleefully on the lawn as you enjoy the magnificent bay view.

There are bike and running trails available for those that want to work off the calories consumed at Topper's, the restaurant on property.

I cannot wait to go back. Love love love The Wauwinet.

A family wedding was held there over the weekend. Best in class. Food, ambience, accommodations... I miss it already!

Stayed June 2014
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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review, June 28, 2014
Dear Bethrosenstein,

Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We truly enjoyed having you all with us we love to celebrate! I am happy hear the comments about the staff! amenable and aim to please!

Come back soon! The fall is a great time to visit again! Keep a look out for Hot Dates, Cool Rates! Also be sure to check out our blog for the most up to date happenings on Nantucket!

We look forward to your return!

Best,

Eric LANDT
General Manager
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Wauwinet. It was the perfect romantic vacation. The grounds are absolutely lovely, and have many different features in a small space. There are semi private beaches on either side of the hotel - one facing the bay, the other facing the Atlantic. The two beaches have a very different feel, and it was great to alternate between them. Both beaches were nearly empty, despite the fact that we visited at near peak times. We had one of the least expensive rooms on the property -- a cottage room -- and it was fantastic. The cottage was in a lush, shady garden, and we had our own patio. The restaurant on the property is very expensive (like all the high-end Nantucket restaurants) but is fantastic. The staff are polite and helpful, and happy to provide anything you need. The hotel is 20 minutes from town, but the hotel has complimentary bikes and regular shuttle service. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Dear Cynthia T,

Thank you for your kind words about The Wauwinet! It is always great to hear that our hospitality is well received! I am happy to hear that you thought our staff was so polite and helpful, I agree 100%. Happy Summer and we hope you will return very soon!

Regards,

Eric LANDT
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Our stay in the Wauwinet was wonderful. The hotel grounds are beautiful, and the cottage we had was incredible. We even had our own fireplace! The staff was very nice and always ready to help. Even though the hotel is bit far from the town of Natucket, the complimentary van service to town makes it extremely accesible. We also liked the complimentary bikes availble to guests. Overall a great experience!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear Lal0s,

Thanks for the nice review of the hotel. All the amenities that you enjoyed were at no additional charge I think that is pretty amazing! This is something we take great pride in offering to all of our guests! The van service to and from town make choosing The Wauwinet as a destination hotel an easy choice. Happy that you have discovered us!

We are hopeful to get a new fleet of bikes for 2014. We hope you can visit again soon and take them for a spin around the island!

Hope to welcome you back 2014!

Regards,

Eric LANDT
General Manager
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

We have stayed at The Wauwinet three times and were also married there, so we know the property well. Highly recommend the bay facing rooms, which have fantastic views. The Wauwinet is about a 15 minute drive from town or a 50 minute boat ride, which we like to do in the evening if venturing to town for dinner. We consider the location to be a key positive attribute, as it is away from the throngs in town and near both bay and beach. We love taking bike rides to Sconset, although people who enjoy being out and about might see value in renting a car. The inn does run regular shuttle service and it works well. Topper's, the restaurant, is always great and the wine list is justly renowned.

Overall, a fantastic retreat and we will continue to return each year.

Room Tip: Bay facing queen rooms are worth it for the view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear HMMIII,

I have to say that your recommendations are right on the spot! Yes the wine list is pretty amazing we have the Grand Award from the Wine Spectator Magazine it is the highest award they give out. Our sommeliers are currently in France touring Champagne and Burgundy so they can offer truly in depth perspective to areas that are so fascinating with Chef’s menus at TOPPER’S restaurant.

Our location as you have commented on is also pretty amazing between the wild Atlantic and bay facing due west! Did you know that we also have a local oyster farm just off The Wauwinet on the bay side and our oysters come directly from the farm. It is a real ocean to table experience. The oysters are call “retsyo” The next time you are here you should try a dozen with a nice white burgundy from our sommeliers I would be happy to join you!

Hope to see you soon in 2014!

Regards,

Eric LANDT
General Manager
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Totowa, New Jersey
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Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Not sure what is best about the Wauwinet; the location the facilities or the staff as all 3 are equally great.

The location is phenomenal and if you love beach and quiet there is none better on Nantucket.

The property is SO Nantucket too, tastefully decorated with Island appropriate decor.

The staff is very friendly and always very warm and helpful

Our favorites are the noontime hot cider (a don't miss), late afternoon fire in the living room and they have the best Eggs Benedict for breakfast.

If you get Nantucket this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2013
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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear Vincent D,

Thanks for being such a big fan of The Wauwinet. I agree we are so Nantucket! You came to visit in my opinion the best time of the year! I appreciate the staff acknowledgment it is a great team and we are always excited to exceed expatiation!

The hot cider in the afternoon is also nice but the fire seals the deal very relaxing! Come back in the spring of 2014 we also have the fireplace going and the 2014 wine festival is right around the corner.

See you in 2014. Keep a look out of for our e-blast for great room rates in 2014. Hot, dates cool rates!

Regards,

Eric LANDT
General Manager
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Centerville, Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We spent a beautiful fall weekend here. Yes, the rooms and bathrooms are small, but every detail is attended to and the staff is friendly and you lack for nothing. We opted to order breakfast off the menu rather than complimentary continental breakfast and it was worth it. Great service, lovely property. The jitney service to and from downtown is a real plus and super easy. You aren't downtown but you can get there easily enough.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Suzy B,

Thank you for your most recent review of The Wauwinet. I appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to mention that the staff is friendly and every detail is attended to. Our breakfast menu is pretty amazing both a la carte and the continental breakfast are great options. Yes our van service to and from town is a great service and complimentary among the many other things that we offer gratis while a guest of the inn. Thanks again for choosing The Wauwinet we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Eric LANDT
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Middletown, CT
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is our 12th visit in 15 years to the Wauwinet . . . came here for our honeymoon, and try to make it back for an anniversary celebration each year. The location alone is worth the trip, and to have such a special place to stay makes it even more spectacular. From the moment James opened the front door for us, to the welcome sparkling wine, and "happy anniversary" cupcake in our room - decadent, by the way- we were just relaxed and glad to be back. Everyone at the Inn seems happy to be there, guests and staff alike. The food at Toppers is delicious, and so expertly served; even the "early risers station" of coffee, tea and sweets is appreciated after a long walk on the beach to greet the sun. Finally, the turn down service is the perfect way to end any day. This is a special place, for travelers who are looking to get away from it all, and be pampered. Happy 15th to us, and happy 25th to the Wauwinet!

Room Tip: Choose a room with a bayside view, if possible. The cottages are also super private and romantic, b...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Ptillie,

Thank you for visiting so often! We are celebrating our 25th anniversary so thank you for coming back for all your special occasions and anniversary’s. James will be excited that he is mentioned in your review of the inn he is Mr. hospitality of Wauwinet. I agree with you review of the inn. This is a special place and worth the trip. I would call you both ambassadors of the inn because you have so much history. Well as we get ready to close for the winter we are always reflecting on our season and comments like this make it all worthwhile. Thank you so much my team and I appreciate the business and friendship alike. We will look forward to seeing you for your next anniversary or just a quick getaway from reality.

Eric LANDT
General Manager
The Wauwinet
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Property: The Wauwinet
Address: 120 Wauwinet Rd, P.O. Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02554-4213
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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:
#4 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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