Harborside Hotel at White Elephant

50 Easton St. | Nantucket, MA 02554  [SEE MAP]Nantucket, MA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Walking distance to downtown Nantucket
Only open seasonally
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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Location
Nantucket, MA
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 66 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Ocean
Style
Traditional, Historic
Best For
Couples, Groups, Families, Solo travelers

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Scorecard

  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

Rankings

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Oyster.com

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White Elephant Hotel has a prime location, on the water and walkable to downtown. But to get a gorgeous view, be prepared to pay high prices — though you'll get cozy rooms/cottages with modern features.

Frommer's

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A 2-minute walk from Steamboat Wharf, many of the finely appointed rooms and suites have harbor views and private decks — others have garden views — several with their own fireplace.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 495 have reviewed the Harborside Hotel at White Elephant, 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 495 reviews 4.5 (based on 495 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The main section of the larger White Elephant complex features guest rooms and suites with space for as many as four people. The decor is distinctly New England, blending a smart and sophisticated country design with a nautical flair, and many rooms boast working fireplaces. Amenities include flat-screen TVs and private decks or patios with harbor or garden views.
  • Free in-room Wi-Fi access
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The property rests on Nantucket Harbor and is within walking distance of the steamship ferry, as well as the main town's shops and restaurants. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to the ferry, beaches and town.
  • Located 3 miles northwest of Nantucket Memorial Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

The hotel is home to the Brant Point Grill, an eatery known for its harbor views and steaks and seafood. It's open throughout the day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Live music is available every Friday from 8 to 10:30 p.m. For drinks and light bites by the pool, guests can dine at the seasonal Poolside eatery.
  • Room service available every day from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

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

Spa

The on-site White Elephant Spa by Darya captures the essence of Nantucket with its coastal setting, offering massages, facials and body treatments. The facility features several treatment rooms and a relaxation lounge.
  • Spa open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Services offered:

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

Kids

This hotel caters to families with an array of amenities. Children are treated to beach toys, a scavenger hunt (with prizes) and a guide to activities on the island. Additionally, families have access to cribs, baby toiletries, diaper genies, strollers and disposable diapers during their stays. Loaner board games are available as well.
  • Free kids welcome gift at check-in
  • Ice cream cart available by pool
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

There is a small fitness room for those guests seeking an indoor workout. The island lends itself to an array of outdoor activities, such as biking, which is a popular way to get around the island.
  • Complimentary bicycle rentals
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

There are two meeting rooms and several outdoor harborside venues on-site, including the Sundeck and the Harborside Terrace and Lawn (with tenting possible). The indoor Ivory Room can accommodate up to 24 guests, while the Harborside Lawn can hold larger outdoor events.
  • Event catering
  • Meeting specialists

Number of meeting rooms5

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

Wedding

Weddings are popular here because of the hotel's waterfront setting. Most weddings are held on the lawn, although other venues can be used depending on the size and scope of the event. The entire property is available to rent out and can accommodate up to 300 guests for a wedding.
  • On-site ballroom
  • Catering from hotel's restaurant
  • Property has a dedicated wedding team

Maximum wedding guest capacity300

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

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