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Nantucket Experience

Nantucket's Iconic Luxury Resort


A blend of historic charm and modern coastal elegance, our luxury resort is an oceanfront refuge with breathtaking views of the bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Nantucket's only member of Relais & Châteaux hotels, our iconic oceanfront resort offers inviting rooms and cottage suites, historic architecture, beaches, and local cuisine, surrounded by the beauty of Nantucket Island. Recently renovated, The Wauwinet, is an important Nantucket landmark hotel for White Elephant Resorts, a unique collection of hotels and resorts on beautiful Nantucket Island and in Palm Beach, Florida. With luxury boutique hotels along Nantucket Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean, White Elephant Resorts brings a timeless allure and refined charm to these East Coast destinations.  Be immersed with breathtaking ocean views, golden sand beaches, historic architecture, and gastronomic adventure.



Welcoming generations of guests since 1875, The Wauwinet is a Nantucket icon and a historic landmark. Experience a legacy of hospitality and be part of an island tradition on the shores of Nantucket Bay.


  • Curl Up With A Hardcover Book And A Soft Summer Sunset

    Lounge on our oceanfront lawn with a cocktail and a beautiful sunset. Our lawn is also the perfect place for special events and weddings. 

    Curl Up With A Hardcover Book And A Soft Summer Sunset
  • Beach Activities

    Walk down to our two idyllic beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket Bay. Enjoy lounging on the golden sands, swimming, boogie boarding, kayaking and boating on the Nantucket's northeeastern shore.

    beach activities
  • Bay View Dining

    Relax with drink on the TOPPER"S Deck overlooking Nantucket Bay. Our famous waterfront restaurant serves fresh local seafood and New England inspired cuisine and an outstanding wine list.

    Waterfront Dining
  • Island Adventures

    Experience Nantucket your way. Enjoy kayaking and paddle boarding adventures, hop on our free bikes to explore the island, hit the tennis court, or take a boat cruise on The Wauwinet Lady. 

    Island Adventures
  • Pedal Your Way To Paradise

    Bike around the beautiful island of Nantucket with complimentary bicycles. Ride into downtown, explore beautiful beaches, and trek miles of bike trails to lighthouses, historic sites, and new adventures.
    Pedal Your Way To Paradise
    • Superior Two Queens


      Superior Two Queens

      Situated on the second floor of the inn, these lovely rooms feature two queen-size beds, a relaxing sitting area, and views of the garden.

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    • One Bedroom Cottage Suite


      One Bedroom Cottage Suite

      Across from the main inn, these spacious one-bedroom cottages feature a living room (some with a gas fireplace) and separate king bedroom.

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    • Queen Accessible Bay View Superior With Roll-in Shower


      Queen Accessible Bay View Superior With Roll-in Shower

      Designed with custom furnishings, our accessible queen rooms offer stunning bay views and accessible bathrooms with grab bars and a roll-in shower. 

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    • Superior Bedrooms


      Superior Bedrooms

      Situated on the first and second floors of the Inn, Superior Bedrooms feature views of the garden, king-size beds and a sitting area.

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    • Anchorage House


      Anchorage House

      Indulge in a relaxing family vacation or group getaway in this beautiful three-bedroom house with open living and dining space, a kitchen, and a furnished deck and courtyard.

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    • Bayview Bedrooms


      Bayview Bedrooms

      Surrounded by beautiful views of Nantucket Bay from the second and third floors, our Bayview Bedrooms include a queen-size bed, and custom furnishings.

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    • Coatue Suite


      Coatue Suite

      Located on the first floor of the hotel, this spacious suite offers a sitting area, king-size bed and French doors leading out to a sundeck with beautiful views of Nantucket Bay. 

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    • Deluxe Bayview Bedrooms


      Deluxe Bayview Bedrooms

      Relax in these beautiful rooms with king-size beds, island inspired decor, and sweeping views of Nantucket Bay. 

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    • Guest Bedrooms


      Guest Bedrooms

      Located on the second and third floors of the main Inn, these rooms overlook the beautiful garden and feature a queen-size bed.

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    • Guest Two Twin Beds


      Guest Two Twin Beds

      These guestrooms invite relaxation with two twin-size beds, nautical inspired decor, and large window overlooking the inn's scenic garden.

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    • King Accessible Bay View Superior With Roll-in Shower


      King Accessible Bay View Superior With Roll-in Shower

      Find your coastal escape in our accessible guest rooms with king beds, lowered viewports on the door, and a roll-in shower. 

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    • TOPPER'S



      Cruise over to TOPPER'S on the Wauwinet Lady and take in stunning views of the bay. The 20-passenger boat offers service between The Wauwinet and White Elephant for a fun Nantucket dining and boating experience.
    • Room Service

      In Room Dining

      Room Service

      Wake up to a delicious breakfast sandwich and a mimosa. Enjoy lunch with the kids or a romantic dinner in your room, suite or cottage. Order up delicious local cuisines from the TOPPER'S menu, as well as wine, beer and cocktails.


      Wauwinet Lady

      Cruise over to TOPPER"S on the Wauwinet Lady and take in stunning views of the bay. The 20-passenger boat offers service between The Wauwinet and White Elephant for a fun Nantucket dining and boating experience.

      Specials & Packages


        Nestled on the northeast shores of Nantucket Island, The Wauwinet neighbors Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge and a picturesque coastline. Discover idyllic beaches, stunning architecture, historic lighthouses, scenic bike trails, incredible cuisine, and New England charm. Nantucket is a place of dreamers, romantics, and adventurers.
        Getting Hereabout EXPLORE NANTUCKET ISLAND
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        • Downtown Nantucket

          Explore historic downtown Nantucket dotted with local shops, boutiques, art galleries, attractions, and classic New England architecture.
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        • Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

          Enjoy hiking, biking and 4x4 tours through this pristine and protected wildlife refuge. Explore this ruggedly beautiful habitat and barrier island with dunes, forest, trails, and the best beaches in Nantucket.
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        • Great Point Lighthouse

          Walk a few miles across the beach to the most powerful light in New England on the northernmost point of Nantucket Island. Great Point Lighthouse guides mariners with its flashing light across the ocean.
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