A memorable experience awaits at this classic Nantucket-style inn. The guest rooms and cottages are richly appointed with unique furnishings and luxurious fabrics. Some may find it hard to beat the thoughtful service and impeccable views of the property's private bay and ocean beaches. Highlights of your stay may include a relaxing day lounging on a padded chair on the great lawn overlooking the bay or taking advantage of the complimentary recreational activities. Daily cheese, port and sherry tastings are served in the library each afternoon. Other recreational activities include summer boat excursions to private picnic locations (there is a cost for the picnic lunch if provided by the restaurant). Some tours are availble 5 days a week, those include a four wheel drive natural history excursion to Great Point lighthouse, lobster catching cruise where they teach you how to catch lobsters and when you return the chef will meet you so he can prepare your catch, this is also similar to the Surfcasting Expedition where guests are provided with first-rate casting instruction and your catch may be prepared by the chef, there is a 1946 Ford Woody Wagon tour which will take guests through the Sconset fishing village and provides a good overview of life on the island dating back to the 1600's, and a Nantucket bay cruise to town is available in July and August.
Smoke free premises. 32 units, some cottages. 3 stories (no elevator), interior/exterior corridors. Accessibility (Call).
Pros: The staff, especially in the restaurant, were exeptional & very professional and extremely accommodating. It's cozy yet sophisticated and far from the town which can sometimes be crowded. Morning coffee/tea is great.
Cons: Nothing. Everything was wonderful. One must however, take into account that the weather in Nantucket is harsh for 7 months a year and sometimes the exterior of buildings look a bit weathered before shingles, etc can be replaced.
Pros: Incredible staff and service
Cons: Very expensive food at the property with no options
Pros: Great staff and a beautiful location. Convenient shuttle service to town
Pros: We are seasoned Relais et Chateau travelers and this property was a disappointment. Stair carpet fading, surly waitresses from Jamaica, room minuscule for $ 775/nite, could go on and on. Excellent staff members: Joe, Jack and Damien, the rest should be fired.
Cons: This property compared to other Relais et Chateau is a joke for the price. Not pristine, faded carpets, uneven staff, genereally the service was sub par. A bunch of young kids. Room was 12 ft sq. w/ a huge TV arm swinging in front of the chair! Only thing going for this property is the beach front/lawn. The "spa" was a tiny cottage with a massage bed. No hot tub or sauna, what a joke. Dinner portions were tiny but prices huge.
Pros: The staff was very friendly and helpful. Location was beautiful
Cons: the esthetician wasn't available and isn't onsite everyday, basically if you don't book an appointment ahead of time you're out of luck.
Pros: Alacia's greetings when we checked in, James warm and friendly smile and could not do enough to make us feel welcomed. The magnificent complex,Toppers, all of the staff and other guests, especially Marshall Karp.
Pros: The sweeping lawns right down to the bay is stunning. Capt. Rob shares a wealth of fascinating details about the island.
Cons: Presentation of fine dining food is lovely, but could use improvement on taste.
family with older children
Pros: Everything! Most particularly the staff and the setting. At first we were concerned that we were far from town, but the setting is spectacular, with private access to both the Atlantic beach and the cove beach. The sunsets are so gorgeous! They have a "full service lawn" where you can lounge on expansive grass watching the sunset as you sip your favorite drink, or have snack. We had a yoga class outside on the deck by the water, taught by an expert instructor who was so befitting of the place - elegant and accepting of what we could offer at that moment. They have several fun activities - use of bikes for great rides around the island. We went to the lighthouse. The caviar service at Topper's topped it all! Thank you for making us so welcome and easily integrated into the inn and the gorgeous landscape. We are already making plans for next year, coming from California. And we have Hawai'i equally accessible. But Nantucket is so great, so much history, so quaint.
Cons: I am nit picking, but since you asked...
The lobster roll was "overdone" - the best roll is the simplest, with ingredients that do not compete with the lobster - a plain bun, tarragon mayonnaise, bib lettuce, and chunks of lobster. The roll at the Wauwinet Topper's restaurant was more like a fancy tuna sandwich.
Pros: Beautiful setting.
Cons: Carpeting needs to be replaced
Pros: Wauwinet staff and facilities were superb.
Pros: The views are outstanding
Cons: I understand that Nantucket is a very expensive place to stay but the price of this hotel was over the top.