The White Elephant Nantucket Island
- Hotel Class:
- Reputation: EXCELLENT
- User Rating: (214 reviews)
- AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings
- Concierge.com Editors' Pick
- Conde Nast Readers' Choice List
- Conde Nast Traveler Gold
- Frommer's Exceptional
- Travel and Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels
- Internet Access
- Meeting Rooms
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 Thursday to Sunday in November.
Location & Top Nearby Hotels
Of nine hotels in Nantucket, three are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Nantucket. The two closest to The White Elephant Nantucket Island are shown on the map below. These include The Cottages at the Boat Basin (<0.5 miles) and The Wauwinet (5.9 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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