The White Elephant Nantucket Island

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

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 plush bedding and working fireplaces (in some rooms), receive high praise from families and other large parties. However, a few previous visitors do say they expected more from their accommodations, given the exorbitant room rates. The White Elephant is a seasonal property, open from mid-April to October and limited dates in November and early December.

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

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 211 guests have reviewed the The White Elephant Nantucket Island, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.5 (based on 211 reviews)

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The White Elephant Nantucket Island

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