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White Elephant

50 Easton St, Nantucket, MA 02554-2258
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#6 of 12 hotels in Nantucket
An island landmark, the iconic White Elephant, has been named among the finest luxury hotels on Nantucket Island for decades. Steeped in island charm, surrounded by the natural beauty of Nantucket's timeless surroundings, our waterfront resort has grown to include chic rooms with abundant natural light, spacious suites many with balconies and magnificent harbor views, garden cottages, luxurious residences and downtown lofts. Edging the harbor, White Elephant is steps from Children's Beach, the Brant Point Lighthouse, and Nantucket Town. Relax by the outdoor heated pool in a private cabana or hop on a bike and explore the area. Enjoy steaks and seafood, sip cocktails on the Harborside Lawn, or rejuvenate in our spa. Take in the sights of Nantucket Harbor and experience the beauty, serenity, and romantic nature of Nantucket Island.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children's playground
Pool / beach towels
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
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Pfoley52 wrote a review Oct 2021
Scottsdale, Arizona37 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in room 154 and loved every minute of our stay. We were greeted at the ferry and shuttled to the hotel. The check-in process was friendly and efficient. Our room was not yet available and we were upgraded to a beautiful room on the water with a private deck. We needed ice before dinner and a bucket was delivered within minutes. We needed a ride to and from our restaurant which was timely and friendly. We enjoyed a perfect breakfast on the water. (Loved hearing the ferry horn in the fog). This is clearly a first class hotel with a well trained staff every aspect of the service from reservations, housekeeping, food and beverages was perfect. Thanks for your efforts.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Bettina Landt, General Manager at White Elephant
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Pfoley52; Thank you for taking the time to review us. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Happy Holidays and we hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Bettina Landt
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beav wrote a review Oct 2021
Boston, Massachusetts398 contributions200 helpful votes
For many years I've been an "inn" person. Quaint surroundings, great breakfasts, easy conversations with owners and other guests... But for our 37th anniversary, I wanted a room that had a closet (many don't on Nantucket) and a king bed (many don't on Nantucket). I was a bit nervous given other reviews about the White Elephant saying "dated" and "unfriendly staff" but I have to disagree with them. Our room (and I didn't even book a harbor view) was lovely, large, had a very comfortable king bed AND a little porch out back which I didn't expect. The furniture was really nice and the room was super clean. I could go on and on, the bar is beautiful, the Manhattans first class, the included coffee and pastries in the morning a bonus, the drive to the Island Kitchen for dinner one night, the drive with my bike and our luggage back to the ferry... Honestly, I am a picky traveler and this one checked all the boxes and more.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: You honestly don't need to pay for a harbor-view room when they have dining and lounge chairs...
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Response from Bettina Landt, General Manager at White Elephant
Responded 4 days ago
Dear beav; Thank you for taking the time to review us. We do have so many offerings for our guests, such as the complimentary bikes, the courtesy cars, the availability of room service, the seasonal pool, the complimentary coffee and pastries as well as port and cheese daily... the list goes on. We do love our neighborhood of Bed and Breakfasts too. They are such an integral part of the island. We are glad you treated yourselves. Congratulations on your anniversary and we hope to see you again for your 38th! Sincerely, Bettina Landt
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CloudyDae wrote a review Sep 2021
Ocean County, NJ308 contributions26 helpful votes
Our stay at The White Elephant was perfect in every way. We stayed at the Inn (room 35) and at first sight it looked a bit tight but was sufficient with an amazing bed and bedding and a huge bathroom equipped with every amenity you can imagine. My favorite part of the room was hearing the ferries horn roll! The customer service was top notch, kudos to Sherry and Orise (sorry for the spelling!) There is a complimentary BMW that there are 2 drawings for (9am and 4pm) every day to use for 4 hours, which was awesome! The staff was always ready with any request, be it a ride to the beach, with chairs, towels and umbrellas to a bucket of ice to restaurant recommendations and reservations. We both agree that our visit next September wouldn't be the same without a repeat stay. Looking so forward to our next visit! Nantucket and the White Elephant are truly magical!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Jim P wrote a review Aug 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina9 contributions5 helpful votes
This was our first visit to Nantucket. We were told this was the best place to stay by our travel agent PROS; The location of the hotel was perfect. The courtesy shuttle service was a great plus JT was a great customer service shuttle driver CONS; The room we had was very dated for such a high price we paid. The room had minimal extras. No ice service. It took over 10 minutes to get a bucket of ice. The people at the front desk were not very nice. It was like we were bothering them to ask a question VERY EXPENSIVE for what you get.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Bettina Landt, General Manager at White Elephant
Responded 30 Aug 2021
Dear Jim P; Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. JT is such a wonderful asset and the courtesy shuttle service is something many of our guests take advantage of to get them where they need to go within a mile of the hotel. The rooms are more traditional at the hotel. If you are looking for more modern, the residences and the inn might be more to your liking. I am happy to help you select the right accommodation for next time. I will review your observation with the Front Desk, although it has been a long summer, everyone deserves a kind and warm interaction. Thank you. Here is my email address for any future inquiries: blandt@whiteelephantnantucket.com Be well and have a wonderful remainder of your summer. Sincerely, Bettina Landt General Manager
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Sallyanne A wrote a review Aug 2021
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I used to work at this hotel when it was a real five star hotel. When I went into the lobby last weekend no one greeted me. I walked around and decided to check out the "gift shop" and not one person asked me if I needed help or greeted me. 3 women at the front desk were talking in their native language to the bell captain (are they still called that?) I waited for someone to help me, or offer help.....NADA. I finally walked up to the desk an it was apparent I was "interrupting". Even they were not helpful, I did buy something and when she was finished with my credit card she threw it on the desk between the plexiglass, and asked if I needed a bag. I asked where I could maybe find a nice golf shirt in town, and she said "I don't know just walk around". I was so disappointed with how it's run and how the employees are trained. It's not a 5Star establishment anymore. For that they charge per night, skip it. you're only paying for the view.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Bettina Landt, General Manager at White Elephant
Responded 30 Aug 2021
Dear Sallyanne A; Thank you for letting us know about your experience. I am glad you are letting us know about your interactions with the team from the perspective of a guest not staying with us. I will review it with my front office and bell team. Please feel free to reach out to me directly anytime. Blandt@whiteelephantnantucket.com Sincerely, Bettina Landt General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about White Elephant
Which popular attractions are close to White Elephant?
Nearby attractions include Whaling Museum (0.3 km), Brant Point Lighthouse (0.06 km), and Nantucket Dreamland Theater (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at White Elephant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at White Elephant?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at White Elephant?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at White Elephant?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to White Elephant?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Juice Bar Homemade Ice Cream, Dune, and Oran Mor.
Are there opportunities to exercise at White Elephant?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a heated pool during their stay.
Is White Elephant located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Nantucket.
Are any cleaning services offered at White Elephant?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does White Elephant offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to White Elephant?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Oldest House (Jethro Coffin House) and Kitchen Garden (0.8 km), Greater Light (0.9 km), and Old Gaol (1.1 km).