The Wauwinet

120 Wauwinet Rd P.O. Box 2580 | Nantucket, MA 02584  [SEE MAP]Nantucket, MA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Quiet, romantic inn with multiple nearby beaches
Only open seasonally

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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Location
Nantucket, MA
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 32 rooms
Primary View
Ocean, Bay
Style
Traditional, Historic
Best For
Couples, Solo travelers

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Critic Reviews

Oyster.com

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Guests come here to relax, and take in the quiet (although during the summer, it can get busy and sometimes that quiet can be interrupted by other guests), and the views.

Frommer's

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If refuge is what you want, refuge is what you’ll get at this luxury property at the head of the harbor, a 20-minute car ride from town.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Fodor's

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This resplendently updated 1850 resort straddles a "haulover" poised between ocean and bay (think beaches on both sides), and you can head out by complimentary van or launch to enjoy ultimate pampering (the staff-to-guest ratio exceeds one-to-one).

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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 268 have reviewed the The Wauwinet, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 268 reviews 4.5 (based on 268 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The accommodations at the Wauwinet are the embodiment of elegant country living. Accommodations offer views of the gardens and/or Nantucket Bay, and include beds with Pratesi linens, HD TVs, Bose stereos, free internet access and in-room safes.
  • Fireplaces in some rooms
  • CD and DVD players

Standard room size square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Wauwinet enjoys a quiet location in Nantucket. It's situated in the northeast corner of the island and offers both Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket Bay access (as well as private beaches). The hotel looks like a classic New England shingled mansion. It is also located near the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge.
  • Hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to town
  • The hotel also operates the Lady Wauwinet, a boat that transports guests to and from town
  • 10 miles north of the Nantucket Memorial Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

TOPPER's is the award-winning on-site restaurant at the Wauwinet. It is one of the island's top eateries and draws hotel guests and tourists alike. With a wine list featuring 1,450 varieties, TOPPER's is also frequently awarded the Wine Spectator Grand Award.
  • The hotel offers complimentary pastries at breakfast and afternoon cocktails to its guests
  • In addition to the main dining room, TOPPER's serves food at the deck and the bar

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Spa

The hotel's spa is influenced by its natural setting and incorporates sun, sea, sand and sky elements into its treatments. Spa services include facials, massages and body treatments. Add-on treatments such as hand paraffin treatments, eye-lifting treatments and detoxifying foot treatments can be included to create customizable spa packages.

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Fitness

    There is no fitness center but guests can take advantage of outdoor recreational activities, including complimentary tennis, kayaks, bicycles, paddleboards, sailing and more.
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles (free)
      • Tennis (free)
      • Guided runs
      • Paddle boats
      • Motor boats

      Business

      The Wauwinet can host intimate corporate retreats as the entire resort can be rented to private groups. Its sunroom can accommodate 16 guests while Topper's restaurant can host up to 24.
      • On-site catering

      Number of meeting rooms3

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available

      Wedding

      The hotel can host intimate weddings and related events, and outdoor weddings are particularly popular at The Wauwinet. Indoor venues include the sunroom and TOPPER's restaurant, which can be combined to host up to 60 guests. The outdoor lawn can accommodate 150 guests and can be tented.
      • On-site catering

      Maximum wedding guest capacity150

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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