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Wilton, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 11 April 2013

We have always valued every experience at White Elephant/Brandt Point until our last visit on Daffodil Weekend 2012...we will never go back unfortunately. The wait staff was clueless. We ordered drinks...asked to wait to order dinner. The appetizer came in 5m minutes and then in 5-7 came dinner so we had to move appetizer over to have dinner and out...

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

Dear Sally R; Thank you for posting about your experience at the Brant Point Grill last year. I apologize that the food came out too quickly and that you felt rushed. It is just so important that service is not too rushed and not too slow isn't it? I would love to see you come and try our new menu...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We've been here three times already and it is always as great as we remember. Our first stay we were upgraded to a suite. The Brant Point Grill is fabulous and we would eat there each meal if we didn't feel guilty that we ought to try elsewhere. The lobster roll and Baby Rocket salad are two favorite! Everyone is...

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

Dear Cbecca67 Thank you for being such a loyal customer! We truly appreciate it. You are abolutely spot on with your recommendation to come in May. Even April is great. Daffodil Weekend is coming up and we have some amazing rates out there. We hope to see you again this summer! Sincerely, Bettina Landt General Manager

Reviewed 2 April 2013

We stayed here on business and being from Boston we have been to Nantucket often. We have seen good and not so good hotel stays here. Place the White Elephant firmly in the great column! The service is par none and the place is run and decorated as it should be for a New England island experience. It's on the...

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

Dear SpinedocBoston! Thank you for your wonderful review! We are looking forward to having you with us again! The season is fast approaching as we open on April 18th! See you soon! Bettina Landt General Manager

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 21 March 2013

The White Elephant is pricey. There's no getting around that fact. But you get what you pay for! This hotel is stylish, incredibly clean, has a location that can't be beat, and provides impeccable service. To be honest, this place has spoiled all others for me. Nantucket has many beautiful hotels, all of which pale in comparison. I once booked...

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

Dear aslopes; Thank you for your lovely review. We are happy that we can be a part of what makes Nantucket special for you! Sincerely, Bettina Landt General Manager

NYC
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Charming, quaint and attentive service were the trademarks of this hotel. Our room was unfortunately a handicapped-accessible room, so it was situated too close to the lobby. Though we tried to change rooms, we weren't able to do so without incurring an additional 200/night fee...and the hotel is entirely overpriced at the height of the season, anyway. That being said,...

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

Dear Lindsay R; Thank you for posting your review! The lunch and dinner boat rides to TOPPER'S are among the most amazing experiences our guests enjoy. A few years back we switched the pick-up and drop-off location to the slips at the White Elephant (it used to be at straight wharf) and the response has been very positive. The parking...

Branford, Connecticut
Reviewed 26 November 2012

I would just like to sincerely thank the incredible staff for not only meeting, but exceeding our already high expectations. Our trip to Nantucket was a very special one: it was my first time on Nantucket, and we were there to celebrate my boyfriends birthday who had not been since his grandfather (who used to reside on the island) passed....

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

Dear brealoveslux; Thank you for coming to stay with us to celebrate your boyfriend's birthday! I am glad our little birthday cupcakes were such a hit! Yes, Karen would have absolutely noted it in the reservation. I clearly recall the missing luggage with the IPad! Yikes, yes, I believe the staff all worked on that one and were able to...

New York, NY
Reviewed 29 October 2012

This hotel proved to be above & beyond our expectations in every way. This may have been due to us visiting in late October during the slow season, but I think one would appreciate the friendly staff, clean rooms, lovely views, and overall exceptional service any time of year. Your experience begins with a complimentary shuttle from the ferry to...

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

Dear landed-in-brooklyn; Thank you for your wonderful review! I am so glad that all the complimentary amenities we provide meant so much to you! We do try to make everyone's stay as great as possible (and upgrade them when we can!). On your next visit, don't hesitate to take advantage of our pre-arrival concierge for any restaurant reservations or other...

Pawleys Island, South Carolina
Reviewed 25 October 2012

The hotel has a great view of the harbor and the car ferry which can be a bit loud depending on where your room is located, but there are beautiful sunrises. The property itself is elegant and I loved the library where you could find a stack of newspapers, complimentary coffee nearby in the mornings, a cozy fire and comfy...

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

Dear joan0213; Thank you for posting your review on tripadvisor! I am glad you enjoyed most aspects of your stay with us. I apologize for the musty smell in the room. There are times that that can happen, as we are right on the harbor and often guests love to open the doors to let in the ocean breeze. That...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2012

The White Elephant Hotel on Nantucket is a real treat. Perched on the harbour, looking across to where the ferries and fishing boats appear and disappear in the mist, it just oozes an old style Cape Cod atmosphere, The rooms are super clean and comfortable and have balconies where one can sip wine and reflect on the tranquil ocean-side scenary....

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

Dear GingerCheetah; Thank you for your review! I am so happy to hear that your Nantucket vacation was such a success! Yes, your point is well taken that guests should be watchful not to confuse the White Elephant Hotel (on the harbor) with the White Elephant Village (Inn and Residences) which is our newer sibline with more amenities, accross the...

Florida City, Florida
Reviewed 23 October 2012

We stayed at the White Elephant for the first time (second stay on Nantucket) and the entire stay exceeded our expectations! We visited for a wedding that was held there, but found it would be a place to return to repeatedly. Everyone employed by the White Elephant from the front desk to the maid service and groundskeepers were friendly, efficient...

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

Dear gershiegirl; Thank you for your wonderful review! Yes, we do handpick all of our staff members each season. Many return year after year, but many are also new. I always find that the right attitude is everything. I am glad you thought so too. We hope to welcome you again! Sincerely, Bettina Landt

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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 Street, PO Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02554
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Price Range: $206 - $2,624 (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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Also Known As:
White Elephant Nantucket
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Nantucket
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