The Wauwinet

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

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Guest Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Absolutely PERFECT!

May 5th, 2019

I broke two of my travel rules here. !. Stay in small Local hotels. 2. Never eat in a Hotel restaurant. SO happy I did. I fell in Love when I walked into the Lobby. Then I sat on the deck ( I never "sit"), and I did not want to leave. The welcome Champagne, Sherry and Cheese reception was excellent. The entire Staff were incredibly friendly, responsive and professional. They created a "family atmosphere" where guests became friends. We sat on the porch for hours talking with amazing people. Dinner: We had made travel reservations in town, but the Hotel restaurant looked amazing. IT was impeccable. Truly a dining experience I will not forget. So happy we stayed. Definitely try the oysters, farmed r300 ft. from the Hotel dock. Our Cottage room could not have been nicer. A quiet garden setting surrounded by windows letting the Nantucket wind in. You will wrap yourself in the lush Pratesi linens and never want to leave. I could not resist a brisk ocean skinny dip by the Hotel beach. AMAZING!! Coffee and Croissant in bed and I was phoning home to quit work. The worst part was Leaving. WILL RETURN. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Outstanding Once Again!

Nov 24th, 2018

The quintessential Nantucket retreat, and no other place on Island like it! The team is always so welcoming, friendly and super helpful it’s truly like staying with family. The attention to detail by the Wauwinet team is always appreciated; from the check-in staff, to the top notch Toppers crew and of course our friendly housekeeping squad who are always there with a smile. The whole team (including our main man James) are genuinely nice people!! With such a beautiful location, it’s easy to relax and enjoy the superb facilities which include easy access to the Atlantic Ocean beach or harbour beach out back for nice long walks. The living room with a huge fireplace that’s always stoked on a crisp fall day (along with the complimentary tasty hot cider in the early afternoon). The back porch with amazing sunset views is a great place to chill with a book too. Lot of options to get around Island and easy trip to town with their free shuttle. We usually bring our own 4x4 or sometimes rent a Jeep on island because beach access / off-roading on island can take you to some amazing sites. The Wauwinet is situated at the entrance of the Coskata Coatue Wildlife Refuge which leads up to the spectacular views offered at Great Point via a fun drive up on the beach. We love staying here to unplug for some quality R&R and The Wauwinet always delivers. Any way you slice it, The Wauwinet is THE place to stay on ACK! Eric & team, thanks again for yet another great visit and see you in April for opening!! TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Beautiful Nantucket

Oct 22nd, 2018

Lovely and relaxing. Wonderful stay that allows you to relax and enjoy the island. The staff is so accommodating and willing to do so much for the guests. I enjoyed the quietness and charm. The only thing would be nice is that I wish more people could enjoy the inn. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Peaceful stay at The Wauwinet

Oct 19th, 2018

We traveled to Nantucket for our ten year wedding anniversary and decided to stay at The Wauwinet. They provided a complimentary upgrade to a bedroom with a bay view and king size bed which was a lovely surprise. The staff was incredibly kind and accommodating at every turn, and the complimentary tours with Captain Rob were first rate. The trip out to Great Point(which was substituted for the Bay Cruise as the water was too rough) was the highlight of our trip, and the Sconset Tour the following day was great as well. We loved being outside of town and in such a quiet and peaceful environment. Walks on the beach in the morning and late afternoon were wonderful, and the regular shuttle into town provided easy access to shops and other restaurants if desired. Dinner at Toppers on our anniversary was spectacular, and breakfast in the morning was very good too(as well as the complimentary coffee and pastries). We are so happy with our decision to stay at The Wauwinet and are very grateful to them for making our ten year wedding anniversary so special. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

New England Charm

Oct 17th, 2018

This was the first trip to Nantucket by my wife and myself. We wanted to stay in different parts of the island to get a better feel of the island. We're glad one of those places was The Wauwinet in the northeast part of the island. The front desk staff and concierge were very friendly and helpful. When we arrived at the airport and there were no taxis, I called the front desk and they arranged a taxi to come pick us up. The excellent service continued throughout our stay. Our room was lovely and we didn't mind climbing 3 flights of stairs to get to our room; we had a wonderful view of the grounds and bay. We had a problem the first night with the ceiling fan, and it was replaced the following day. Toiletries were by L'Occitane. My only suggestion would be to provide a step stool for short people to get into the king bed. The room (#301) was charming, spacious and comfortable. A free continental breakfast was provided in the morning in the bar area. Although the selection of pastries was somewhat limited, there was good variety. The hotel provided numerous enjoyable activities that we took advantage of: hot cider in the afternoon, daily port and cheese in the library, kayaks (was too windy to go out on the paddle boards), local trips with knowledgeable and genial guide Captain Rob McMullen (to 'Sconset in the vintage Woody car, Bay Cruise), etc. A shuttle to downtown was provided every hour. We walked across the parking lot and took a path to the nearby beach on the Atlantic Ocean side of the island. Four seals followed us for a while as we walked along the beach. We had a very relaxing stay on this quiet side of the island. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER