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Glenview, Illinois
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Nestled on a spit of land on Nantucket, The Wauwinet is a sea-captain's home morphed into a luxury retreat. From its famous Topper's restaurant with its world-class wine cellar, to its expansive lawn for croquet over afternoon cocktails - The Wauwinet is a bubble of solitude on a very exclusive island.

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Thank Richard W
wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear Richard W, Thank you for the very nice feedback! We love it when our guest connect with the property! Thank you for the shout out to our TOPPER'S restaurant! Our wine list is a current recipient of The Wine Spectator's 2016 Grand Award which is it's highest honor for avid collectors like us. We love it when we fit... More 

Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Have been coming to Nantucket for years and stayed here a long time ago. This is a wonderful place with wonderful books etc. I would really enjoy it if I had two weeks of quiet time to walk along the shore and especially curl up and escape in some good books. I love Nantucket but I prefer being in town... More 

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear Goldfish62111, Thanks for taking the time to relax and enjoy our library at The Wauwinet! You should visit during the book festival which happened in mid June. We had so many authors visiting the island and we featured all the books on our library for guests to enjoy! Keep loving Nantucket and returning to the island! Hope to see... More 

Hamptons, New York
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20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Booked A Garden View Room at $1,000.00 a day and RECEIVED a lovely view of WHITE AWNING COVERING the entire Terrace Dining Room. I like awnings. Usually for shade ABOVE my head. THAT was our only view. Of course "we are fully booked" ..."Nothing else to offer" We should have high tailed it out of there BECAUSE that evening we... More 

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear SauceChron, Thanks for your feedback. Sorry you did not like your experience in our restaurant or hotel. We only have 32 rooms at the property and not all rooms can be bay view? Our restaurant TOPPER'S has many different menus to choose from like our deck menu and our main dining room menus to add diversity among the selections.... More 

New York, NY
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59 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We just wrapped up our third stay at this beautiful spot in the middle of nowhere, and have already nailed down our booking for next year. The inn sits on a narrow strip of land astride two bodies of water (bay and ocean), A favorite activity for us busy New Yorkers was just walking up and down both beaches, soaking... More 

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear villagesq, Thanks for the review! The island of Nantucket is a real getaway especially at The Wauwinet! I really love all the comments about the professional and friendly staff of the inn. The Jet Blue direct flight from JFK to ACK makes it really easy to visit so we hope that you can come visit again soon! Next time... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This review is only about the Spa at the Wauwinet not the hotel. My parents have been vacationing in Nantucket for more than 30 years, so when my mother’s 70th birthday fell on our vacation, I immediately thought of The Wauwinet as the perfect place to stage her birthday gift. Now, I am by no means wealthy - but I... More 

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear nelliemcb, Wow!!! Thanks for the feedback! I can always be reached directly at the hotel and always available. Sorry for the spa experience that your mother experienced! We handle all guest experiences with respect and compassion. Yes, The Wauwinet is a special place and we place a very high value on integrity and overall guest experiences. Eric LANDT General... More 

Westchester County, New York
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just completed a four night stay at The Wauwinet. From the friendly and helpful hotel staff, to the beautiful grounds and bayside and ocean side beaches, to their boat into town, everything was wonderful and relaxing. We highly recommend The Wauwinet for anyone who loves Nantucket, and also wants to stay a bit off the grid... More 

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear WestchsterTraveler, Thanks for the shout out to the helpful staff so appreciated! We hope you can return and enjoy our beautiful island and all the amenities! Keep a look out for hot dates, cool rates on our website we are going to be sending out some great offers shortly! Eric LANDT General Manager More 

Newton, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This is a terrific hotel: the location is gorgeous, the service is excellent, the rooms are lovely, and the food is delicious. We have stayed here several years in a row and it has always been this good. Highly recommended! We also advise taking the water shuttle to town in the afternoon - it's a lovely way to see the... More 

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear skrentzm, Thanks for the wonderful review! We love it when the hotel and restaurant are both complemented! TOPPER'S by water is a great way to visit the restaurant. It can always be reserved by calling our restaurant in advance. Call early to make reservations it books out quickly and we don't like to disappoint! I will make sure Capt.... More 

Dennis Port, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visit the Wauwinet every year and are never disappointed! While we usually stay during the "off-season" when the rates may be lower we never feel like we are treated with anything less than exceptional service. From the shuttle pick up downtown to the lovely staff member that delivers the bowl of popcorn to our room for... More 

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wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear Tami D, Everyone should have a chance to meet Hanif! He is such a great member of the team! I love the movie night and popcorn very nostalgic! Thanks for all the praises we love it when everything clicks and you are happy! Eric LANDT General Manager More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Very grand staff somewhat condescending, food not worth the price Waygu Beef arrived cold obviously left on the side and as for the "Banana's Foster" desert the only resemblance to the original was a hint of banana overall.

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Thank Stephen B
wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear Stephen B, Thanks for the feedback! Sorry you did not enjoy your TOPPER'S experience! I wish you would have spoken with our restaurant maitre d' so we could address your concerns immediately! We are always looking for feedback it fuels our efforts to always improve. Regards, Eric LANDT General Manager More 

Coral Gables, Florida
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We visited Nantucket early in June when the weather can be iffy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Wauwinet. The staff was thoughtful and helpful; the room was lovely. Being able to walk from the Atlantic beach to the Bay beach was a plus for as was the location away from town. We took advantage of the convenient hotel... More 

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Thank Niecie-roth
wauwinetmanager, General Manager at The Wauwinet, responded to this review

Dear Niecie-roth, Thanks for the nice review! June is a great month to visit! So many amenities at the hotel that are complimentary including the shuttle that can get you to town. Glad you enjoyed your stay! We offer so much more please check our website for all the complimentary items. Please come back soon. Best kept island secret to... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
THE WAUWINET is situated in between the Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket Bay, The Wauwinet is the island's only Relais & Châteaux hotel. An adults-only escape, it is the stuff of storybook romance. Its grounds are beautifully landscaped, with unmatched views and access to two beaches - one on the ocean and one on the bay. The 33-room inn is a study in luxe comfort, from Pratesi linens to antique furnishings and private sundecks. TOPPER'S, its New American cuisine restaurant, is consistently ranked one of the top in New England. A continual recipient of Wine Spectator's "Grand Award," the restaurant features over 1,400 American and international wine vintages. Guests who want a casual open-air lunch can linger on TOPPER's Deck before ambling out to the beach for sunbathing, a little fishing, or a boat trip. The relaxing and effective menu of treatments features therapies using locally-sourced ingredients. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Wauwinet

Address: 120 Wauwinet Road, P.O. Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02584
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Price Range: RM1,028 - RM4,588 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Wauwinet 4.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
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Wauwinet Hotel Nantucket
Wauwinet Nantucket
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Nantucket
#6 Luxury Hotel in Nantucket
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“Get a Bay front room on the upper floors”
 of 5 bubbles 882JohnC, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“This is an adult retreat in my opinion”
 of 5 bubbles richardwP2970CQ, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the restaurant were a little loud until 11pm, when everything quieted down very quickly. Didn't see this as a problem.”
 of 5 bubbles E2342TRsarab, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
“no elevator,2nd and 3rd floors have the best views”
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