We are your typical workaholics; we needed this vacation so badly and the reason it was so brilliant was because we stayed at White Elephant.
I find it hard to believe people stay anywhere else when they come to this gorgeous island.
First off it has to be said- the entire staff is AMAZING!
Thee most genuine, sweet, hard working, knowledgable, helpful, professionals we have ever met on a vacation. I would tell anyone to stay here just so they could meet the staff.
The red carpet was rolled out for us from the very beginning when Merrick/Marick??(apologies) was there to meet us off the ferry with a smile and the car. Bartick??(apologies) who took our bags, showed us around the property and helped us into our room.
C/KATHERINE!!! and JULIANNA?(apologies)!! at front desk are -thee best, most efficient check in/out and wonderful front desk staff.
these girls went above and beyond-from the movies list, to helping us change a reservation (with Ann's help at concierge), mapping out our beach trips, friendly chit chat in and out and lastly-we forgot our beach bag and julianna legit gave us her personal bag-so if that doesnt scream SERVICE, i dont know what does!!!
LEROY- who was our personal chauffeur :) always with a smile and just the nicest guy to take a ride with to our restaurant dates or boat trips and kept a special eye on us if we needed anything.
Housekeeping staff was awesome, in room dining was great, Brant point grill was fantastic spot to start out our vacay with happy hour-bartenders were very friendly. Also Charles who helped us with a car our last night, and 3 more bellmen who im afraid i cant recall their names who were uber helpful our first and second time checking in(our flight got cancelled and we were able to get back in for one more night thank goodness) 1st guy- young, tall, light eyes-beyond helpful and sweet during our stay- had off thursday and friday; 2 others were brunette, shorter-were there to help us at our second attempt off the island :) i only mention it b/c you will probably meet them upon arrival or departure.
also a very sincere and special thanks to bettina for the welcome note and bubbly :)
bottom line, the facility is just beautiful.
amenities are incredible-spa, workout room, library with cheese and wine/in room dvd rentals with popcorn... i think the only thing that was kind of a bummer was since we werent in the village/residence? we couldnt use the pool- would have been nice but we were so busy hitting the beaches nearby our actual property we didnt care. but it would be nice, no biggie.
location is perfect-just around the corner from town- or rent bikes-- if you wanna hit up beaches far out like sconset and cisco, otherwise they have a car they can take you SOOO NICE!!
we were first timers and wont stay anywhere else when we go back to nantucket
if you are debating a trip and dont know where to stay, and this place has availability- grab it!
we had a trip we will never forget and if you stay here, so will you.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- White Elephant Nantucket