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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 266 Reviews
Peaceful stay at The Wauwinet
Reviewed 3 days 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 4 days 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 3 weeks 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.

5 star service, very tranquil
Reviewed 1 month ago

We stayed at the Wauwinet for a long weekend, it was very beautiful. Hotel is about 25 minutes from the ferry and they have a shuttle at the information center ever hour on the hour. If you take a cab it’s $40. They gave us sparkling wine upon check in, rooms have robes and slippers. We were celebrating a birthday and they delivered one of the best cupcakes I’ve ever had to the room. They have wine and cheese every day at 4, complimentary boat ride to white elephant at 4 pm ea day and a shuttle to downtown every hour on the half. It is very quiet and peaceful at the hotel. The ratio of staff to guest is impressive. They face the bay but you also have your own private ocean on the other side, it’s beautiful. I kept asking myself where is everybody??? If you are looking for peace and quiet, this is the place for you. I’d definitely go back.

Wouldn't Return
Reviewed 2 months ago

We booked three nights at The Wauwinet as part of our babymoon. We decided to splurge a bit because we haven't been on many trips during this pregnancy. We were expecting 5-star service given the cost, but were sorely disappointed. We arrived early before check-in, but were not given the option to get into our room early. When we asked what time our room might be available, staff clearly didn't want to help us. We had to ask 3-4 times for a ballpark time frame so we could decide how to spend our day. When they begrudgingly agreed to look it up on the computer, they told us it wouldn't be until the normal 3pm check-in time. That was fine. We just wanted to know to plan accordingly. They gave us back our luggage and we changed into swimsuits to enjoy the beach. We walked to the beach and a woman stopped us to warn us about poison ivy up and down the private path to the Wauwinet's beach. Why didn't the concierge tell us poison ivy was rampant? At 8 months pregnant that's last thing I wanted to step on, but of course we did because we didn't see it. When we finally got a room, it was on the very last page of the room's guide booklet in small print. It's a lovely property -- and very good for people watching. But beware, it's riddled with poison ivy. The shuttle to downtown is super convenient and comes often. The lawn is pretty and the sunset gorgeous, but service on the lawn wasn't very fast. We were highly unimpressed with the concierge and the attitude of the staff. We felt belittled at times, and not worthy somehow even though we were paying guests. Rooms are smallish and dated. The complimentary coffee and pastries served 7-9am each day were disappointing. The coffee was terrible. The cheese and port was often devoured early on and never replenished for guests joining toward the end of the hour. If we had it to do over we would have stayed at The Summerhouse, which also has a pool.