Let me just preface this review by saying, I did NOT want to leave the hotel or the island, which is typical when traveling to Nantucket, but the staff and accommodations at the White Elephant Villages make it THAT much more enjoyable.
I have stayed at another Nantucket Island Resort property before - The Cottages at the Boat Basin - and although they both fall under the same management company they both offer the luxurious island atmosphere in their own right. The staff at the White Elephant is AMAZING (Rosie and Wayne are two names that I remember from the lobby area), they are thoughtful and extremely helpful especially when it comes to luggage transfer to and from the ferry.
The pool area is BEAUTIFUL and although there were lots of kids, they do offer an adult only swim time and I will say it was very quiet from noon-2:00pm (probably around afternoon nap time). There is a snack bar and drinks (alcoholic and non) also available right in the pool area so you literally don't have to think about a thing besides relaxing. They also have cabanas available that you do not need to reserve, but I believe you can depending on your party size. We stayed in Nonantum B and it was a little small between the TV and bed area - you have to walk through one at a time - but the bathroom was huge and the closet space was great. I would suggest confirming your room size prior to booking especially if you are traveling with one child but it was great for just the two of us. We also received a 15% off coupon to the Brant Point Grill which has the best brunch on the island - I am not just saying that, they were actually voted that in 2013.
This NIR location is worth every penny and you will feel like a King/Queen during your stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the White Elephant Village on Nantucket Island.The Village comprises the intimate Inn and the spacious Residences where guests enjoy all the pampering, amenities and services ofthe acclaimed White Elephant Hotel.Ideal for a family vacation, a couple’s getaway, or a weekendescape with friends, the Village offers accommodations from deluxeInn guest rooms and suites to three–bedroom Residences, each with aspacious living room and pantry.Set amidst beautiful gardens and beckoning pathways, theVillage offers guests exclusive access to a stunning lobby, the hub formorning coffee and afternoon snacks, the heated outdoor poolfor treats like ice cream served from an old fashioned cart, to a poolcabana for an afternoon nap. Guests can also access the White Elephant Spa and Brant Point Grill-both just a block away at the White Elephant Hotel.When not relaxing, guests can work out in the fitness room,set off on a bike ride (bikes on us), or meander through townbrowsing the unique shops and galleries. ... more less
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