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The White Elephant Nantucket Island

50 Easton Street | Nantucket, MA 02554  [SEE MAP]Nantucket, MA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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The White Elephant Nantucket Island

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

Walking distance to downtown Nantucket
Only open seasonally

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 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, suites and small cottages, complete with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi access and outdoor patios or balconies, receive high praise from families and other large parties. The White Elephant is a seasonal property, open from mid-April to October and for limited dates in November and early December.

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Location
Nantucket, MA
Hotel Class
4.5-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 67 rooms
Primary View
Ocean, Bay
Style
Traditional, Historic
Best For
Families, Couples, Solo travelers, Groups

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  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

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Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2018
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2017
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2017
  • Frommer's Exceptional

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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.

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Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2018
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2017
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2017
  • Frommer's Exceptional

Guest Reviews

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 459 have reviewed the The White Elephant Nantucket Island, 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 459 reviews 4.5 (based on 459 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest Rooms

The White Elephant features rooms, suites and cottages with as many as three bedrooms. 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, free Internet access and a private balcony or patio.

    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

    Location & Parking

    The White Elephant hotel 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 a complimentary shuttle service to the ferry, beaches and town.
    • About 3 miles northwest of the Nantucket Memorial Airport
    • 24-hour valet parking
    • 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

    Dining

    The White Elephant is home to the Brant Point Grill. This restaurant is known for its harbor views and steaks and seafood, and it offers all-day dining.
    • Complimentary morning coffee and pastries

    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

    Spa

    The White Elephant's harborside spa captures the essence of Nantucket with its coastal setting, offering massages, facials and body treatments.
    • Spa is open daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Services offered:

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

    Kids

    Kids

    The White Elephant caters to families with an array of amenities. Children are greeted with a gift upon check-in and are treated to beach toys, a scavenger hunt (with prizes) and a guide to activities on the island. Additionally, the cottages with kitchens are well-suited to families.
    • Children's menu
    • Bottle warmers, umbrella strollers, diapers and pack 'n plays available upon request
    • Kids club
    • Cribs
    • High chairs

    Fitness

    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.
    • The hotel offers the use of Hinckley motorboats for day cruises
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
    • Bicycles
    • Tennis
    • Guided runs
    • Paddle boats
    • Motor boats (with fee)

    Business

    Business

    The White Elephant has two meeting rooms and several outdoor harborside venues, 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

    Wedding

    Weddings are popular at the White Elephant because of its waterfront setting. Most weddings are held on the lawn, though other venues are possible depending on the size and scope of the event. The entire resort is available to rent out and can accommodate up to 300 guests for a wedding.
    • Ballroom on-site
    • On-site catering
    • Wedding team

    Maximum wedding guest capacity300

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

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