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Florida City, Florida
Reviewed 23 October 2012

We stayed at the White Elephant for the first time (second stay on Nantucket) and the entire stay exceeded our expectations! We visited for a wedding that was held there, but found it would be a place to return to repeatedly. Everyone employed by the White Elephant from the front desk to the maid service and groundskeepers were friendly, efficient...

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear gershiegirl; Thank you for your wonderful review! Yes, we do handpick all of our staff members each season. Many return year after year, but many are also new. I always find that the right attitude is everything. I am glad you thought so too. We hope to welcome you again! Sincerely, Bettina Landt

Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Reviewed 22 October 2012

We've been coming to the White Elephant for about 14 years and this is the only place we stay while visiting Nantucket. The staff is very professional and friendly, the rooms (especially the new beds) are inviting and comfortable, the views can't be beat and the food at Brant Point Grill is excellent.

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Terry S; Thank you for coming to stay with us for so many years! It is amazing how many of our guests love to come back year after year. They are much like an extended family to us! The new beds are amazing. In fact, we are looking into having our bedding available for our guest to purchase this...

Stratford, Connecticut
Reviewed 21 October 2012

Could not have stayed at a better place on Nantucket!!! From the moment you check in you are greeted and helped by some of the friendliest hotel staff I have had the pleasure of having in all of my travels so far. I was traveling with my baby and was even my little one was taken care of with a...

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Tiffany367 Thank you for your wonderful review! We do love our little guests. In addition to the crib and baby amenities, we also have tubs, diaper genies, beach toys and umbrella strollers. It is not always easy to travel with little ones, so we make sure to try our best to make it as stress free as possible! Pi...

Cambridge
Reviewed 5 October 2012

I normally don't like "resort" but White Elephant has best of everything. Sophisticated, classy, but not pretentious. It felt very cozy but still have all the good resort amenities. The front staff were professional, but warm. The room was nicely decorated and we instantly felt at home. Afternoon port and cheese in the library was a nice touch, and the...

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear DoraExplore; Thank you for posting your review on tripadvisor! I am glad we were able to make your vacation so relaxing and perfect! You are right, while we do cater to couples as well, we do have a good amout of young guests and we try to make them feel at home as quickly as possible. For the little...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 28 September 2012

My husband and I just returned from a perfect, quiet honeymoon retreat at the White Elephant. We stayed in one of the cottages and could not have been happier with it. The service was exceptional-the professional and friendly staff went above and beyond (we came home to a cake with a handwritten note of congratulations, they packed beach chairs with...

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear 215cs; Thank you for your lovely review. We do work hard on keeping the White Elephant looking great. The decor gets updated on an ongoing basis and we always, always try to keep it looking classy and comfortable. This year we are renovating all the bathrooms in the two bedroom cottages here at the hotel and countless other small...

Exeter, New Hampshire, United States
Reviewed 24 September 2012

I recently had my wedding at the White Elephant and it truly was the best weekend of our lives. The staff is absolutely phenomenal with a huge thank you to Mark Leggeiri. To all the soon to be brides getting married on Nantucket, The White Elephant is hands down the best location to get married on the island. Mark is...

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Dear Katy and Alex; Thank you for choosing to get married here at the White Elephant! What an amazing spot to have your wedding! Mark is wonderful. As you mentioned, he helps in planning your event from start to finish and even helps calm those nerves if that is in order! He was thrilled to read your review and is...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2012

We were apprehensive about this leg of our trip to Boston/Cape cod after reading some reviews on trip advisor but thankfully it turned out to be the best part of our trip. We received a warm welcome off the ferry and were given lots of useful advice on the short trip to the hotel. We arrived early but were welcomed...

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Dear Karen M; I am glad your stay at the White Elephant turned in to the best part of your trip! The two bedroom cottages are wonderful. They have the two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den and the living room, so they could sleep 8 (In case the kids bring friends on your next visit!) In fact we are renovating...

Reviewed 12 September 2012 via mobile

We have never stayed in a hotel with nicer or more helpful staff. They really made us feel welcome. We also had a massage in the SPA which was really great. They have many services included in the room rate: Free shuttle from and to the ferry They bring you to the restaurants and pick you up after dinner DVD...

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Martina 1503; Thank you for mentioning it! We do include a lot of things in our rates. We also have beach toys for the little ones as well as our courtesy car (first come, first serve) that will drop you off anywhere in town. It's a very convenient way to get to dinner in the evening! We immediately replaced...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 10 September 2012

We did a last minute getaway for the Labor Day Weekend to the White elephant to help celebrate a 30th Birthday of our daughter's boyfriend and my husband and my anniversary. We could not have been more delighted by the loveliness of the White Elephant in every way! The hotel knew it was our anniversary because my daughters sent a...

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WhiteElephant1, General Manager at White Elephant, responded to this review

Dear Cindy C; I am glad you had such a wonderful stay for your Anniversary! Maybe next time a Harborview Room or Suite is available. They really are spectacular. Thanksgiving is a great time to come. Our rates are reasonable and our Thanksgiving buffet is out of this world. The best part: No cooking or dishes! Hope you can join...

Southern california
Reviewed 28 August 2012

Located right on the scenic harbor in Nantucket town, The White Elephant is warm and welcoming as soon as you set foot on the wooden porch and stroll by the rocking chairs. The views from the backyard/bar/restaurant are wonderful, and the charm of the building totally in tune with the rest of the scenery in gorgeous Nantucket. The White Elephant...

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Dear Socialcouple; Thank you for your review. It is nice to hear about your lovely time here with us. I am glad you shared it with others. Sincerely, Bettina Landt General Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Food & drink at the hotel
Brant Point Grill
Brant Point Grill
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The White Elephant has been an exclusive summertime retreat since the 1920s. The height of preppy New England elegance, this is the place where brides dream of being married and families come for generations. A stone's throw from the center of town, this 64-room island treasure has accommodations ranging from garden cottages to suites on the harbor. The hotel's mascot, a white elephant named Trunket, presides over its greener than green lawn. Set with plush lounge chairs, it overlooks bustling Nantucket Harbor and calm Children's Beach. Brant Point Grill serves up a famed Sunday brunch, with their signature Lobster Bloody Mary. ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Elephant

Address: 50 Easton St, PO Box 2580, Nantucket, MA 02554-2258
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Nantucket
Price Range: RM1,077 - RM4,425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — White Elephant 4.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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White Elephant Nantucket
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Nantucket
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“Get a room away from the restaurant as it can be noisy when the hotel is busy.”
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“Well away from the reception area”
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