The White Elephant came highly reccommended to us by a friend.
We chose to take the regular ferry to Nantucket, and made arrangements for The White Elephant van service to pick us up at the dock. The van wasn't there, so the dock concierge called the hotel for us, and the van eventually came. Dissapointing.
The hotel was stunning, the front desk and bell staff were great.
We were on our honeymoon, so we were pleased to see a gorgeous room with complimentary chocolate covered strawberrys and a nice card. That night we had an exceptional dinner at the hotels Brant Point Grill.
We stayed only one night, so in the morning, we had a very expensive in room breakfast before we checked out.
We were dissapointed again to discover that they were reluctant to drive us back to the ferry ( a service that they were supposed to offer). They agreed to drive us when they were taking other guests, which would have been within 5 minutes of our departure time. The whole thing was a silly and unneccesary problem as the dock was only a 5 minute drive. We could have walked but it was raining, so we ended up calling a cab.
Overall, our experience was good. It is a beautiful and luxurious hotel. We just had some unfortunate snags. If you stay here, we reccommend taking the fast ferry, they unfortunately don't accommadate for the regular one.
Watch for the "hot dates, cool rates" deals.
- 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