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  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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When you stay at White Elephant Hotel in Nantucket, you’ll be near the beach and minutes from Children’s Beach and White Heron Theatre. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Whaling Museum and First Congregational Church.


Make yourself at home in one of the 67 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with onsite massages and facials. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 3.00 mi.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

White Elephant Hotel
50 Easton Street
Nantucket, MA 02554 United States


4.5 Very Good 488 Reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Rather a disappointing stay. Restaurant is very basic and in need of refurbishment, it was windy so the dirty plastic sides were down which didn’t help the ambiance. Perhaps this place works in summer but certainly not in October.
We asked for a take out breakfast for 7am- we’d paid for breakfast on second day, as we were taking an early morning ferry but no chance nothing offered as kitchen doesn’t open till 8am! This place is expensive! But can’t accommodate a simple task!
The complimentary sugary muffins are available from 6 am, who wants that?
Perhaps the cold wet weather didn’t help but this is an outdoor hotel with very little comfort indoors.
The staff tried their best but most of desk staff couldn’t really cared less and appeared fed up, maybe management needs to step in.

First Class
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Biggest standout were the staff; always professional, always polite, always ready to extend a personal touch.

Would have give 5 stars except for the check in / check out timing...

We were unable to get into our room until 10 minutes before the stated 3pm check in, which would have been fine except that, when we requested an extended check out (beyond the stated 11 am), we were told that we could only be extended until 11:30 because other guests were arriving for our room. ... Uh ... It should take 4-1/2 hours to ready a room ... ya can’t have it both ways.

Either hire more cleaning staff or work with the existing staff to accomplish a shorter turn around time without compromising quality.

Reviewed 1 month ago

Customer service was great. Great location. Concierge was very helpful. Close to the beach and town
They pick you up at the ferry and also drop off.
They have a car that will drop you around the town or drop you off at a beach

Wonderful hotel and staff.
Reviewed 1 month ago

Delightful hotel. Everyone was welcoming and gracious. We had a partial harbour view suite (busy side).The room was what we expected. The bathroom was smaller, but not uncomfortably so. Everything was impeccably clean. I would recommend a sound machine or using an app on your phone as the noise does tend to travel from the restaurant.It was warmer than usual and we requested a fan for our stay in addition to the a.c.. Housekeeping was lovely. Everyone we encountered was truly exceptional.It is a charming property with picturesque view. Great fun. Great location.Highly recommend!

Fantastic stay
Reviewed 1 month ago

Stayed in a 2 bed 2 bath town house , pricey but well worth it for 5 people, super location walk to everywere , great staff, provided transportation and restraunt was top noch, get the lobster bloodymary.