The White Elephant impressed me quite a bit - we really felt like royalty. We arrived on the very early ferry at 9am but the hotel graciously stored our luggage in a locked room and said they would call if our room was ready early (before 3 check-in). It was ready at 1 and they called me on my cell phone (we were in town having lunch). The room was lovely cottage style with luxurious linens and blankets and a balcony. Although it was not a "harbor view" we could easily see the harbor and greatly enjoyed morning coffee on the balcony. The only thing missing was an in room coffee maker - not sure why they don't have it but you can get complimentary morning coffee and pastries at the restaurant on site. I told them it was our anniversary and we were greeted with a bottle of chilled champagne in our room and delicious belgian chocolates in a beautiful box. The staff greeted us by name when asked a question at the front desk and were very courteous and helpful. The concierge called us ahead of time and asked if she could help us with activities, reservations etc. She got us a great table at Oran Mor and we enjoyed dining there. They have a great concierge service - use it during your stay (I wished we had used it more). The lawn chairs overlooking the harbor are wonderful. To top it off, we missed the complimentary shuttle back to the ferry (our fault) but they called the driver and he came back! They assured us we would make the ferry and made sure it happened. Off season they have special rates (ask) and are more reasonable than many bed and breakfasts. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- White Elephant Nantucket