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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 275 Reviews
Great place to relax, quiet but amazing service

great experience.

the first thing to say is the amazing service. we had never been to nantucket before so we loved the island and all the personnel at the inn were great. there are a lot of Jamaicans, college students, are seasonal personnel that are not here year round but they are in the hospitality business are are just amazing.

our drivers, the doormen, concierge (Joe), waitstaff, front desk (Natalie and others) and Ali (phenomenal) made our stay wonderful. the people are top notch. for example, you are far out from town about 20 to 25 minutes so then have shuttles every hour back and forth to town. taxis and uber will come out but early or late they often will not bc you have to pay them both ways and they don't make as much money. so on our whale watching day on Sunday, no taxi showed up at 715 and Ali had James drive us over to the pier! amazing service so we didn't miss out trip! she also had picnic lunches ready for us for the trip (when I asked her day before to prepare bc no food on the boat). Ali also worked with me to get flowers from chestnut for my wife for our anniversary and they were in our room when we arrived! Ali was amazing and made it all happened so our 5 days for anniversary were spectacular.

however the other staff were also great. the shuttle drivers were friendly and punctual and one ever retrieved a package we left in "Gails tours" van when she brought it to him and he returned it to us at the hotel. they talked and gave us information. Joe our concierge was amazing and helped us immensely with dining and things to do (I have to really shout out to the "pre concierge" 2 ladies on staff off site who helped us "prearrange" lots of meals and activities bc they were great)! however, Joe was a bundle of fun and his girlfriend at polo Ralph Lauren was also super nice trying to sell us clothes at her store.

the waitstaff were amazing. we only ate at toppers once. it was magnificent and the service was great. my only small criticism is that for $250 meal ( you won't get out of there for less and where we come from that would have been tons of courses, huge portions and lots of alcohol: we did have super super service and lovely place but we only had 2 courses and very all portions--not complaining food was great but small amounts for that kind of money). the servers were just so amazing. we ate breakfast every day there and the morning crew was just so friendly and talkative. we loved them and the one day out of 5 they forgot our breakfast they were so kind to us that we really didnt mind. the outdoor seating is so beautiful with the flowers. the entire hotel has lovely grounds and flowers are everywhere.

the one thing to know is this place is very quiet! we loved it but be prepare to rest and relax which is what we wanted. however, if you want action or get bored (and we did at times) you must go into town. no kids allowed under 12. we saw none. there are 2 beaches the bay and the Atlantic. we visited both but the bay has more seaweed and not as pretty beach as Atlantic. however the boats make it spectacular on the views. the grassy grounds out back with chairs and umbrellas and wait service is amazing and not to be missed. we loved that when you didnt want to be on beach but you want to be outside. they have Gabby take food and drink orders out there.

the beach itself has included water toys but we do that at home so we didnt partake in that but it is there if you want it. wine and cheese 4-5 included very nice. no music or action but there is 1 bar. food is great but extremely expensive for all meals even breakfast for 2 would be very close to $100 with tip if you had main course and side item plus liquids.

no spa. no gym. no nightlife there or close by. you must go in town but we like to sleep at night and very restful. we had the most awesome room 105 the COATUE SUITE which was amazing. we loved it. lovey bed with sitting area and desk so I could write daily and nice bathroom with big balcony out back. on our anniversary day I had breakfast served on balcony and it was amazing. great view and temp and food was delicious. the room had plenty of space for clothing and filled with books and games to keep us busy. also had safe. turndown service twice daily was great. you need to ask front desk for ice as they are only ones who can access and bring to room. front desk gives away water bottles all day/night when you are going out on excursions or walking/biking etc and that was great amenity.

this hotel is only FHR (fine hotels and resorts) on island thru amex and lots of amenities with that (breakfast included, $100 creidt, early check in, late check out and room upgrade when available and we received most of this. just fantastic.

we went into town and tried lots of restaurants. my wife loves antiques and "beach decor" since we live at beach in our state and shopping was amazing. they will ship it all home with no sales tax. local Artists and designers are wonderful. make sure you were your nantucket Red which I had pants and shorts bc people are very preppy and dress nice here!

great eats: toppers, brand point grill, sea grille, nantucket prime. had great food.

Amazing Sunsets in a Beautiful Setting

What a beautiful place! We have been to Nantucket before and stayed in town. We decided to stay at the Wauwinet and were so happy we did. The rooms are recently renovated and the property is just wonderful. Toppers restaurant is excellent too!! We will be back!

39 Years To Return

I waited 39 years to return to the Wauwinet. We’d both changed. The Inn is Relais and Chateau fabulous, but our room was very small and my husband hit his head on the steep eves. Bed and bath were comfy and attractive. Though I mentioned my long wait to return, we still had to climb 3 flights with our aging knees as there was no upgrade in sight. Oh well. Grounds are inviting; location is prime. Toppers Restaurant though needs a new chef for fish as we were served dried out swordfish one night and dried out halibut or haddock (immemorable) the next. Service was wonderful and the brown molasses bread reminded me of my grandmother’s so the meal was elegant, if a mixed bag. If we return it will be off season when prices reflect reality.