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The White Elephant Nantucket Island

50 Easton Street | Nantucket, MA 02554 [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
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels


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How it Ranks: The White Elephant Nantucket Island ranks #2 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: 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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Location & Top Nearby Hotels

Of 9 hotels in Nantucket, The White Elephant Nantucket Island stands above the others for it's high quality. The eight closest to The White Elephant Nantucket Island are shown on the map below. These include Seven Sea Street Inn (<0.5 miles) and Nantucket Whaler Guest House (<0.5 miles).

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Nearby Things to Do

The White Elephant Nantucket Island is 3.1 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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Whaling Museum

Whaling Museum

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