The White Elephant is located along the beautiful Nantucket harbor in Massachusetts, providing guests with a beautiful harbor view from their comfortable, luxury suites. There are rooms, suites, garden cottages, and even in-town lofts for guests to choose from on their weekend getaway from NYC. The White Elephant is the perfect choice for singles, couples, and families alike. There truly is something for everyone at the White Elephant, from delicious dining to relaxing spa treatments.

1.The White Elephant Rooms & Suites

The White Elephant Rooms & Suites  

The White Elephant features luxurious, charming accommodations that lay along the edge of the harbor. There are 67 guest rooms in total, consisting of standard guest rooms, suites, garden cottages, and in-town lofts.

Each room comes with fine linens and bedding for added comfort during your stay. There are accessible rooms available upon request. The cottages can easily accommodate families or larger groups and overlook the lush gardens.

The lofts range from 2500 to 3000 square feet for absolute comfort and lots of extra room to roam. They are conveniently located in town, close to many amenities.

The King bedded room comes with a comfortable king size bed or two twins, a flat screen television, and an outdoor patio that overlooks the grounds of the hotel. For extra room and added luxury, guests can select a Harborview Suite that features a separate bedroom with a king size bed. There is a sitting room with a pull-out sofa and fireplace and an outdoor patio with stunning harbor views perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or cocktails in the evening.

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The Garden Cottages are available in one, two, or three bedroom configurations. They are great for more privacy and more space. All have separate bedrooms with at least one king sized bed, living or sitting areas with pull-out sofas, and views of the grounds and scenic gardens. The two bedroom features a pantry style kitchen for anyone wishing to prepare simple foods or snacks on their own. These cottages offer a private home away from home.

The Lofts are a short distance away from the hotel but offer guests plenty of space, and both feature three bedrooms and full size gourmet kitchens and separate living and dining areas. They offer dining tables to accommodate up to 12 people for larger groups. They have 2 and 3.5 bathrooms respectively and full use of all the amenities at White Elephant.

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2.Dining at The White Elephant

Dining at The White Elephant  

The White Elephant is home to Brant Point Grill, or BPG, as it is known locally. It is located directly on the harbor and offers fine local dishes including all natural steaks and fresh lobster dinners, all with stunning views.

Guests can enjoy a delicious meal while watching the sailboats pass by. This is a Nantucket favorite, even amongst locals. Guests will find a tempting selection of seafood, steaks, and even a Sunday brunch. They offer a kids menu complete with sippy cups for a mess-free dinner.

Lunch at Brant Point Grill is a relaxed, airy experience where you dine al fresco on the Harborside Terrace. Salads, light entrees, and a choice of wines are all on the menu, which is available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

The Sunday Brunch Buffet has been awarded “Best Brunch on Nantucket” by Inquirer & Mirror readers for a few years in a row and has something for every palate. There is a waffle and omelet bar, carving stations, and even a “make your own” Bloody Mary bar. Children can indulge in all of their favorites like chicken fingers, peanut butter and jam sandwiches, pizza, and even an ice cream cart. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays.

The Brant Point Grill has a bar where guests can mingle and enjoy drinks of their choice in a relaxed atmosphere. They also have tasty, pub type offerings to snack on as well as light meals. Guests will find burgers, Nantucket crab cakes and even a fresh made New England Clam Chowder.

If guests are looking for something off-site, they can travel in to town. The Grey Lady is a casual bar serving local seafood if guests are looking for a flavor of the local cuisine. It is located on Nantucket Island.

If guests would like a bar with a little excitement and music, Muse is a good choice. It is a laid back bar with live bands and a dance floor to dance the night away. It is located a short drive away from the resorts. Meursault is only a short distance away and is an elegant wine and cheese bar perfect for a romantic after dinner drink. It has an old-world charm, with stone detailing and a candlelight ambience.

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3.Spa & Golf

Spa & Golf  

The White Elephant Spa is set in a breathtaking, natural setting with spectacular views of Nantucket Harbor. Each treatment here will tap into natural elements, leaving guests feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. When guests arrive at the spa, they will be invited to relax in the Serenity Room and enjoy a glass of flavored water while taking in the beautiful scenery.

Guests can rest easy knowing that it is spa etiquette to keep noise levels at a minimum and to be respectful of others in the spa. The spa offers various treatments in massage, facials, body treatments, and other add-on services, all using natural organic ingredients.

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Guests wishing to have a massage can select from multiple types of massage treatments from couples massages to deep tissue massage and even prenatal massages. They can be booked in either 60 or 90-minute intervals.

If guests are looking for a body treatment, White Elephant spa offers their Signature Detoxifying Body Massage and Algae Wrap, which past guests have given rave reviews. Add-on treatments are available such as Hand and Foot Paraffin treatments and also many types of facials.

Guests can enjoy a special golf package for the local Miacomet Golf Course on Nantucket Island. Miacomet is the island’s only public 18 hole golf course. It is located one mile from the ocean and only three miles to town, making this a very convenient location for all guests of Nantucket Island Resorts. It is a link style course and has multiple tees, catering to golfers of all skill level, from beginner to veteran.

Alternatively, Sankaty Head Golf Club, which is a private club, offers the public an opportunity to play a round or two in the off-season from October to May for a fee. It opened in 1923 and is a world-class course, ranked in the top 100 of all courses in America. It is located on the edge of the island to the east in Siasconet.

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4.Family Services

Family Services  

When families arrive at the White Elephant, all children receive a check-in gift and a Nantucket Adventure Guide, and they can participate in a fun scavenger hunt complete with prizes.

For infants, the resort provides plastic bathtubs, spout protectors to keep kids safe, emergency diapers, and use of a diaper genie, umbrella stroller, playpen and even bath products for baby. In the summer months on Thursdays, children can enjoy a story time and cookie demonstration with Barnaby Bear.

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Children will receive a coloring book, crayons, and a mini Barnaby bear toy. Parents must pre-register their children for this activity. Children will also have use of beach toys for their stay.

Always keeping families in mind, White Elephant offers emergency diapers, use of a diaper genie, and bathtub waterspout protectors. Bottle warmers and Playpens are also available for in-room use.

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5.Weddings, Reunions & Conferences

Weddings, Reunions & Conferences  

The White Elephant hotel offers a perfect setting for a whimsical, airy wedding ceremony on the Harborview Lawn, where boats pass by and the cool breeze blows. After the intimate ceremony, couples can host guests on the Harborview deck with cocktails, dinner, and dancing. There are many menu options available for the reception, as well as next day buffets for all guests of the wedding.

The on-site wedding planner will be more than happy to create a day to remember for the happy couple. Opening in autumn of 2016 is the White Elephant Ballroom, which will offer an elegant, spacious venue for any conference, wedding, or banquet. At White Elephant, functions accommodating 6 to 250 guests can be reserved.

The White Elephant strives to be eco-friendly throughout the hotel. This is especially true for the spa since they use top-notch, natural organic products to not only enhance the results of the treatments they provide but to also keep with an environmentally friendly philosophy.

The Pre-Arrival Concierge service is a special feature where guests are contacted prior to arrival to arrange transportation, make any reservations needing to be made for restaurants or spas, book tours or excursions guests wish to take, and to receive assistance with overall planning of a wonderful, enjoyable vacation.

This is a complimentary service to all guests.

Guests will have use of the fitness center, Wi-Fi throughout the property, morning coffee and pastries as well as afternoon port and cheese. There are shuttles to take guests into town for exploring and shopping if they wish.

50 Easton St, Nantucket, MA 02554, Phone: 508-228-2500

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