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    The Nantucket Hotel & Resort
    Nantucket, MA
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    If you're looking for a family-friendly getaway in Nantucket, Massachusetts, consider The Nantucket Hotel & Resort. Recent visitors raved about the amount of kid-friendly amenities available at the property, as well as the warm, welcoming staff. In addition to supervised day and evening programs for children (fees may apply), the hotel provides bicycle rentals, two heated outdoor pools (one that's solely reserved for adults) and free rides on an antique fire truck. Previous lodgers reported that the on-site Breeze Restaurant was also kid-appropriate, with a separate menu just for picky eaters. If you'd rather dine off-site, you'll find a variety of options within walking distance thanks to the hotel's central location in downtown Nantucket, just a half-mile west of Brant Point Lighthouse. The property is also within walking distance of the ferry docks and is less than a mile from Jetties Beach (the hotel offers complimentary beach shuttle service). Rooms are equally family-oriented, with some suites accommodating up to 15 guests. Accommodations are equipped with Frette linens, iHome radios, coffee makers, TVs with DVD players, plush bathrobes and beach towels and chairs. What's more, guests are granted access to The Nantucket Club (located on-site), which houses a gym and spa and offers yoga and fitness classes.
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    The Wauwinet
    Nantucket, MA
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Popular with honeymooners, The Wauwinet sits in a quieter northern corner of Nantucket island, less than 2 miles 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 guests. The concierge even makes pre-vacation planning phone calls. The luxurious rooms and cottages, outfitted in soothing yellow tones with wooden furnishings, free Wi-Fi access and 400-thread-count Pratesi linens, leave guests vying for more time at this romantic retreat. Also included in your room rate: coffee and pastries in the morning and evening port and cheese. 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 late April to the end of October.
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    Harborside Hotel at White Elephant
    Nantucket, MA
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    The Harborside Hotel at White Elephant has been a favorite of Nantucket, Massachusetts' 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 considered a see-and-be-seen spot. 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. Guests rave about the first-rate service. And the rooms and suites, complete with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi access and outdoor patios or decks, receive high praise from families and other large parties. The larger White Elephant complex is a seasonal property, open from April through October and for limited dates in late November and early December, so travelers who want to stay here should plan their visits accordingly.

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