The Wauwinet

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Private beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, individually decorated
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, individually decorated
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of The Wauwinet

The Wauwinet

4.5 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
120 Wauwinet Road, Nantucket, MA, 02584

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSquam Head13 min walk
  • Popular LocationQuidnet Beach13 min walk
  • Popular LocationCoskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge4 min drive
  • AirportNantucket, MA (ACK-Nantucket Memorial)18 min drive

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About this area


Located in Nantucket, The Wauwinet is on a private beach. Nantucket Ferry Terminal and Miacomet Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Squam Head and Quidnet Beach. Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum and Loines Observatory are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Squam Head - 13 min walk
  • Quidnet Beach - 13 min walk
  • Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge - 4 min drive
  • Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum - 11 min drive
  • Sankaty Head Light - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Nantucket, MA (ACK-Nantucket Memorial) - 18 min drive


  • The Chanticleer - 14 min drive
  • Fifty-Six Union - 17 min drive
  • Sayle's Seafood - 17 min drive
  • Handlebar Cafe - 17 min drive
  • The Nautilus - 17 min drive

About this property

The Wauwinet

Hotel with private beach, full-service spa
Spend the day relaxing on The Wauwinet's private sand beach or pampering yourself at the hotel's full-service spa. All 32 individually decorated rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and pillowtop beds. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers.
The Wauwinet offers 32 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations include desks. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels.

Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach and an outdoor tennis court.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, White Elephant Spa by Darýa - A Nantucket Retreat. Services include massages.

The spa is open daily.

Awards and affiliations

The Wauwinet is listed in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2021 Travel + Leisure 500.
The property is a member of Relais & Chateaux.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM: USD 15.00-40.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Fishing
  • Full-service spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • Banquet hall
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace


  • Massages
  • Spa open daily


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children 17 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 17 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15.00 and USD 40.00 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Tax ID - C0009631970
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Wauwinet Inn Nantucket
Wauwinet Inn
Wauwinet Nantucket
The Wauwinet Hotel Nantucket
Wauwinet Hotel Nantucket
Wauwinet Country House Nantucket
Wauwinet Country House
Wauwinet Hotel
Wauwinet Nantucket
The Wauwinet Hotel
The Wauwinet Nantucket
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The Wauwinet Hotel Nantucket

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 65 out of 78 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 78 reviews
4 - Good 8%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 78 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 78 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 78 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Wauwinet is magical. Nothing else remotely compares. Beautiful property with easy strolls along the beach on both the ocean and the harbor sides. Wonderful restaurant as well. Stay here if you can - and can afford it!
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I loved the shuttle ride that picked us up from the visitor center. I loved that they let us know where to go to be picked up. I loved checking into our room. They offered us champagne and helped us to our room. The room itself was unbelievable!! So beautiful ! The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were so clean! They had cheese and port every afternoon and also hot apple cider that you could drink while you sat next to the fire in the library. The staff was what made it so great. They were very helpful with helping us plan what to do and where to eat. I can’t say enough about our stay there. It was magical!!!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Suggestion for energy saving: motion sensors for lights, ceiling fans for cool air instead of A/C running all the time, electric shuttle vans instead of gas-run automobiles
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fantastic Place to Stay on Nantucket
A hotel shuttle picked us up from the Hyline ferry and brought us to the hotel (about a 20 minute drive). We were greeted with a glass of bubbles and within a few minutes told our room was ready even though we arrived well before the check in time. Nice view of the water with plenty of seating. We even had to lounge chairs on a private patio by our room. Enjoyed the Wine Spectator Grand Award restaurant Topper’s. The staff was super friendly and met all of our needs. Only negative was the shuttle van air conditioner wasn’t working and it was very hot and stuffy in the van. Would recommend this hotel to everyone.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was beautiful and the weather was perfect. The staff was very nice and helpful
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021