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Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

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.

Rooms

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

Reviews

Wonderful Wauwinet
Lawrence O

My wife and I stayed here for four nights and had a wonderful time. The hotel is fairly remote but not that far from town. They have a very convenient, complimentary shuttle the runs back and forth to town on the hour. They also have a complimentary boat ride at 4PM that will take you to town and Captain Rob will give you a primer on the history of Nantucket on the way.
The setting is beautiful with a big lawn and small beach overlooking the bay. They also have a private beach access to a quite leased beach on the Atlantic.They will supply you with towels, beach chairs and umbrellas.
The hotel sits on the beginning of the over sand beach area that goes all the way out to the Great Point Light house, one of the most remote and prettiest spots on the island.
The hotel is nicely appointed with classic Nantucket decor. All of the common rooms are extremely comfortable
We had a cottage suite that had recently been renovated. It was spacious, with a fire place, an incredible new bathroom and a bed that you just did not want to get out of.
My only gripe was the lack of certain elements that should be standard in and upscale hotel room.ie Coffee maker, wine/cocktail glasses. We had a fridge but it was empty and should have at least been stocked with water. They tell you that they will get you whatever you want whenever you want it but I waited over 1/2 hour for a wine opener.
Despite this, the cherry on top of the experience is the service. Everyone was impressively professional and really nice.

Remote and romantic
catherinebassick

Stayed here for birthday weekend. Our suite is gorgeous and spacious overlooking the lawn and water. Quintessential Nantucket architecture with little cottages sprinkled throughout the property. Lots of books to read and board games to play. The beds are luxurious and comfortable.

Great place to relax, quiet but amazing service
bfa5y

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.