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With a stay at The Wauwinet in Nantucket (Wauwinet), you’ll be convenient to Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge. This 4.5-star country house is within the vicinity of Sankaty Head Light and Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum.


Make yourself at home in one of the 32 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax and unwind with massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor tennis court and bicycles to rent. Additional features at this country house include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at the country house’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available daily from 8 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Wauwinet
120 Wauwinet Road
Nantucket, MA 02584 United States


4.5 Very Good 268 Reviews
Outstanding Once Again!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quintessential Nantucket retreat, and no other place on Island like it!

The team is always so welcoming, friendly and super helpful it’s truly like staying with family.

The attention to detail by the Wauwinet team is always appreciated; from the check-in staff, to the top notch Toppers crew and of course our friendly housekeeping squad who are always there with a smile. The whole team (including our main man James) are genuinely nice people!!

With such a beautiful location, it’s easy to relax and enjoy the superb facilities which include easy access to the Atlantic Ocean beach or harbour beach out back for nice long walks. The living room with a huge fireplace that’s always stoked on a crisp fall day (along with the complimentary tasty hot cider in the early afternoon). The back porch with amazing sunset views is a great place to chill with a book too.

Lot of options to get around Island and easy trip to town with their free shuttle. We usually bring our own 4x4 or sometimes rent a Jeep on island because beach access / off-roading on island can take you to some amazing sites. The Wauwinet is situated at the entrance of the Coskata Coatue Wildlife Refuge which leads up to the spectacular views offered at Great Point via a fun drive up on the beach.

We love staying here to unplug for some quality R&R and The Wauwinet always delivers. Any way you slice it, The Wauwinet is THE place to stay on ACK!

Eric & team, thanks again for yet another great visit and see you in April for opening!!

Beautiful Nantucket
Reviewed 2 months ago

Lovely and relaxing. Wonderful stay that allows you to relax and enjoy the island. The staff is so accommodating and willing to do so much for the guests. I enjoyed the quietness and charm. The only thing would be nice is that I wish more people could enjoy the inn.

Peaceful stay at The Wauwinet
Reviewed 2 months ago

We traveled to Nantucket for our ten year wedding anniversary and decided to stay at The Wauwinet. They provided a complimentary upgrade to a bedroom with a bay view and king size bed which was a lovely surprise. The staff was incredibly kind and accommodating at every turn, and the complimentary tours with Captain Rob were first rate. The trip out to Great Point(which was substituted for the Bay Cruise as the water was too rough) was the highlight of our trip, and the Sconset Tour the following day was great as well. We loved being outside of town and in such a quiet and peaceful environment. Walks on the beach in the morning and late afternoon were wonderful, and the regular shuttle into town provided easy access to shops and other restaurants if desired. Dinner at Toppers on our anniversary was spectacular, and breakfast in the morning was very good too(as well as the complimentary coffee and pastries). We are so happy with our decision to stay at The Wauwinet and are very grateful to them for making our ten year wedding anniversary so special.

New England Charm
Reviewed 2 months ago

This was the first trip to Nantucket by my wife and myself. We wanted to stay in different parts of the island to get a better feel of the island. We're glad one of those places was The Wauwinet in the northeast part of the island. The front desk staff and concierge were very friendly and helpful. When we arrived at the airport and there were no taxis, I called the front desk and they arranged a taxi to come pick us up. The excellent service continued throughout our stay. Our room was lovely and we didn't mind climbing 3 flights of stairs to get to our room; we had a wonderful view of the grounds and bay. We had a problem the first night with the ceiling fan, and it was replaced the following day. Toiletries were by L'Occitane. My only suggestion would be to provide a step stool for short people to get into the king bed. The room (#301) was charming, spacious and comfortable. A free continental breakfast was provided in the morning in the bar area. Although the selection of pastries was somewhat limited, there was good variety.

The hotel provided numerous enjoyable activities that we took advantage of: hot cider in the afternoon, daily port and cheese in the library, kayaks (was too windy to go out on the paddle boards), local trips with knowledgeable and genial guide Captain Rob McMullen (to 'Sconset in the vintage Woody car, Bay Cruise), etc. A shuttle to downtown was provided every hour. We walked across the parking lot and took a path to the nearby beach on the Atlantic Ocean side of the island. Four seals followed us for a while as we walked along the beach. We had a very relaxing stay on this quiet side of the island.

great experience with highest level of personal service
Reviewed 2 months ago

Went to Nantucket for a wedding and stayed at the Wauwinet. The experience was excellent in every regard. The food was great, the beds were comfortable, the house was clean, the service was great and personable, the property is gorgeous. We had many good memories there but beyond anything else, I had forgotten a shirt for the wedding I was attending - rather than calling me a cab (which was my request) the owner personally took me in to town to buy a shirt and then personally dropped me off at the church. Would come back without a doubt, great place run by great people.