Friday, September 13, 2013

Nantucket Hotel Review: White Elephant Village Inn

White Elephant Village

When I think of a place to stay on Nantucket, I think of the White Elephant Hotel. My wife, Carol, and I, have been going there for years. It's a lot like the Marriott, every time you go there, you know what you're going to get. Nice clean room, and great service.

The way that I usually schedule a booking at the White Elephant, is in the middle of the winter. I subscribed to their e-mail list, and get in e-mail with special rates. This year, the special rates were for Labor Day, and they included a fairly new property, the White Elephant Village | Residences & Inn.

The White Elephant Inn was recently remodeled. I mean, it was a total gut rehab. Years ago, we used to stay at a hotel called the Harbor House. White elephant bought this hotel and transformed it into something totally new.

Prior to arrival the Pre-arrival Concierge contacted me to see if I needed any special reservations. That was a nice touch.

Getting to Nantucket.
We're fans of the HyLine High Speed Ferry. It just takes an hour from Hyannis to Nantucket.

Once on Nantucket, you can make the easy walk over to the hotel. When we docked, there was a driver from the White Elephant standing there with a sign. He said that he'd be happy to drive us over to the hotel. We took him up on it.

Once in the van he offered us free waters.

Check In.
When we stepped in to the lobby of the White Elephant Inn, we knew we were in for a treat.

It's beautiful.

White Elephant Village
Image: Lobby

White Elephant Village
Image: Lobby. Newspapers!

White Elephant Village
Image: Lobby. Cookies and Water. Coffee in the AM.

A bellman took us and our luggage up to our room.

White Elephant Village
Image: Hallway. Needs some art. ;-)

Wow. This was a nice room.

White Elephant Village

Good Morning from Nantucket.
I liked the architectural detail for the ceiling. Made it feel like I was in a boat. Without the waves.

Some of the features of the room are:

HD flat-screen televisions in bedrooms and
Blu-Ray player
Wireless Internet access
MP3 docking station
Pratesi linens and Turkish towels
Plush robes and slippers
Aromatic bath products
Bottled water
Current magazines
Hair dryer
Iron/ironing board
In-room safe
I'm a big fan of in-room safes. This one was large enough to fit two laptops, a camera and more.

White Elephant Village Inn, Nantucket
Image: TV an Desk area.

White Elephant Village Inn, Nantucket
Image: Bathroom.

While on Nantucket, make sure you visit these spots within walking distance of the hotel:

Brant Point Lighthouse
Brant Point Lighthouse.

Beach Umbrellas.
Galley Beach.

Galley Beach is a nice place for a drink by the water.

Lola 41 Nantucket
Lola 41. Across the street. Nice place for dinner. Sushi!

Cisco Brewery
Cisco Brewery is a bike ride away.

On Humock Pond Rd bike path to Cisco Brewers
The hotel provides free bikes. It's a nice ride to Cisco Brewery. About 20 minutes. Wear a helmet.


Photos taken with Samsung Galaxy Camera and are CC BY-NC-SA. Thanks @SamsungMobileUS for the review unit.

Samsung Galaxy Camera EK-GC100 8GB White, Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean) 3G Unlocked HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 by Samsung from New Generation Products

One more thing:


Breakfast at the White Elephant Hotel's Brant Point Grill is another great place to eat by the water. ;-)

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