The Wauwinet

120 Wauwinet Road | Nantucket, MA 02584 [SHOW ON MAP]
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Awards Received:

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2014
  • Concierge.com Editors' Pick
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Conde Nast Traveler Gold 2014
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels


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How it Ranks: The Wauwinet ranks #1 out of nine Nantucket Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews. The hotel scored high enough to make the exclusive U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in the USA.

Our Take: Popular with honeymooners, The Wauwinet sits in a quieter northern corner of Nantucket island, less than a mile from the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. Here, you can stretch out your sea legs on one of two private beaches or sample the local seafood at the ever-popular TOPPER's restaurant. The attentive service staff deserves a mention as well: Everyone, from the reservations assistants to the cleaning staff, receives high praise from recent guests. The concierge even makes pre-vacation planning phone calls. The luxurious rooms and cottages, adorned with soothing yellow tones, wooden furnishings, lavish bath products and plush 400-thread-count Pratesi linens also leave guests vying for more time at this romantic retreat. Because The Wauwinet is a member of the Relais & Châteaux family, Club 5C members can earn or redeem points here for additional benefits. Keep in mind: The Wauwinet is a seasonal property, open from mid-May to October.

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Location & Top Nearby Hotels

Of 9 hotels in Nantucket, The Wauwinet stands above the others for it's high quality. The eight closest to The Wauwinet are shown on the map below. These include The White Elephant Nantucket Island (5.9 miles) and The Cottages at the Boat Basin (6.0 miles).

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Nearby Things to Do

The Wauwinet is 7.9 miles from the #1 ranked Nantucket attraction, Surfside Beach. Of the six top rated attractions, the five closest ones are listed below.

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Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

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