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White Elephant

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were just here for the afternoon. We enjoyed an event at the Nantucket Wine Festival. We spent a few hours on the property. The views were spectacular and the hotel seemed really nice. Modern. Clean. Understated elegance. Staff was very friendly and approachable.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

We visited Nantucket 2 weeks ago and stayed at the White Elephant hotel and we could not have been more impressed!! Staff were all very friendly and helpful, hotel was beautiful and location was perfect & picturesque.

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear laurapaine2016; Thank you for posting your review. We are so glad you enjoyed our location, the hotel and most of all our wonderful staff. They are a delight to work with and make every day enjoyable. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Bettina Landt General Manager

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I decided to splurge and book this hotel for a mini birthday escape - and I can honestly say it was well worth the extra $$$ than I would normally spend on a hotel. The service was impeccable. Everyone I interacted with greeted me with "happy birthday" and I felt truly special and not just 1 guest of 500. Cupcakes...

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1Thank Mas334
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The White Elephant lives up to its exceptional reputation! The staff took care of all the details. We were welcomed at the ferry and met by friendly staff at check in. Our room was spectacular, overlooking the harbor and contained all the nice details you would hope to find in a high-quality property. The White Elephant is in a great...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the perfect room. I was clean and comfortable not to mention right on the beach side ;0) The employees were professional, friendly with warm smiles to whole visit! The restaurants and ice cream shops were all amazing. See you soon!

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1Thank Renee J
Rochester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there on Easter weekend so the island was just waking up, but had a great time. It was our first visit to Nantucket and would likely shy away during summer but found the staff and grounds ever so nice. Being Easter weekend, not a lot was open so we had a breakfast and dinner at the hotel.... Have...

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Don B; Thank you for posting your review and coming to stay with us on our opening weekend! With Easter falling late this year we had the opportunity of serving Easter Brunch with an Easter Egg hunt, Easter Bunny and all. What fun for everyone to meet the Bunny on our beautiful lawn overlooking the harbor! We are delighted...

North Canton, Ohio
Reviewed 29 March 2017

When booking my trip I couldn't decide between this hotel and another on the island. I waffled back and forth far too many times to count but I finally settled on the White Elephant after many friends told me how amazing it was. I had my doubts that I would be wowed (I have horrible luck sometimes) but in the...

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear c0reyann; Thank you for choosing the White Elephant. I am so glad you did. We do have an amazing location, right on the Harbor. I do agree that our biggest asset is our staff. They are a wonderful group of people who truly care to make a connection with our guests. Enjoy the memories and come back to visit...

Totowa, New Jersey
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The warm friendly welcome we received was the start of a great weekend stay at the White Elephant. The staff was very accommodating and the hotel was outstanding in every way. The room was excellent with a stunning Harbour view. A nice fireplace and very spacious living room area made the stay unbelievably comfortable. The location was also great, just...

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Vincent D; Thank you for posting your review. Stroll Weekend is just amazing. The island re-opens, the sales are AMAZING, the atmosphere is festive and fun. And the outfits, they are priceless. Glad you came! Sincerely, Bettina Landt General Manager

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We are staying in the white elephant residence for Christmas stroll weekend. When we arrived neither tv worked and the engineer had to come to fix them. The fridge door won't close and they will presumably fix that after we go (an engineer was supposed to come yesterday but did not). It's Sunday now, of a two day stay, and...

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear charliebrown5; Thank you for posting your review. I apologize for the delayed response, as we were trying to move your review to the correct location at the White Elephant Village. Regardless of those technicalities, we apologize for the engineering concerns you had during your stay. It is never fun to feel that you need a live in engineer. Please...

Reviewed 14 November 2016

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful experience at this hotel, fantastic service all around from island arrival to departure. We stayed in room with harbour view which I highly recommend. We were starving after our ferry ride and decided to try the hotel restaurant for lunch which was unexpectedly very good, we also had breakfast there. We are already...

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Adam F; Thank you both for staying with us! Our Harborview rooms really are awesome aren't they? We have Harborview, Partial Harborview and Non-Harborview categories, and they really are all accurate descriptions. OUr cottages and lofts do not have water views. Thank you again and we hope to see you in 2017! Sincerely, Bettina Landt General Manager

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Brant Point Grill
Brant Point Grill
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
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 

Additional Information about White Elephant

Address: 50 Easton St, PO Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02554-2258
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Price Range: $420 - $2,835 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — White Elephant 4.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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#3 Luxury Hotel in Nantucket
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“Away from the bar area.”
676reneej, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“Harborview room was a long walk from lobby, but worth it”
bluewaterk330, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try for a room with Harbor views or a balcony.”
deb0rahanna, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room away from the restaurant as it can be noisy when the hotel is busy.”
spaintravelerAtlanta, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Well away from the reception area”
deborahp21, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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