The White Elephant Nantucket Island

50 Easton Street | Nantucket, MA 02554 [See Map]
#1 in Best Nantucket Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 318 reviews

U.S. News Review

The White Elephant has been a favorite of Nantucket's bluebloods since the 1920s. Exactly how ritzy is it? Well, visitors are welcome to dock their yachts out front, and the Brant Point Grill is the see-and-be-seen spot for lunch. But this local favorite is convenient for tourists too; it's half a mile from downtown Nantucket and an ideal hub for travelers visiting without a car. Recent guests rave about the first-rate service — the staff has a habit of greeting visitors by name. And the small cottages, complete with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi access and outdoor patios (in some rooms), receive high praise from families and other large parties. The White Elephant is a seasonal property, open from mid-April to October and for limited dates in November and early December.

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Awards Received

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Lonely Planet Recommended
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 318 guests have reviewed the The White Elephant Nantucket Island, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 318 reviews)

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The White Elephant Nantucket Island

50 Easton Street | Nantucket, MA 02554 [See Full Map]