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The Wauwinet

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Private beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Guest Room Two Queen Beds | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, individually decorated
Coatue Suite | Living area | Flat-screen TV
1 Bedroom Cottage | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of The Wauwinet

The Wauwinet

4.5 star property
Nantucket beachfront hotel with spa and restaurant

9.4/10 Exceptional

80 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Bar
120 Wauwinet Road, Nantucket, MA, 02584

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach

Getting around

  • Nantucket, MA (ACK-Nantucket Memorial) - 18 min drive
  • Hyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal) - 27.7 miles/44.6 km
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Claudette's - 13 min drive
  • The Chanticleer - 14 min drive
  • Handlebar Cafe - 16 min drive
  • Easy Street Cantina - 16 min drive
  • Fog Island Cafe - 16 min drive

About this property

The Wauwinet

The Wauwinet is a great choice for a stay in Nantucket. Guests can indulge in massages at the spa, and TOPPER'S serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge, an outdoor tennis court, and a terrace are other highlights at this luxurious hotel. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travelers.


English, French, German

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 32 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Children (17 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Stair-free path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • German

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include massages. The spa is open daily.


TOPPER'S - This seafood restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Awards and affiliations

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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 15.00–40.00 per person
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>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. </p><p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p><p>State tax ID - C0009631970</p>

Also known as

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Wauwinet Country House Nantucket
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Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Wauwinet?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Wauwinet?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Wauwinet?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Wauwinet?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Wauwinet and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, fishing, and hiking and improve your game at the onsite tennis courts. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy other amenities such as a private beach and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Wauwinet?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, TOPPER'S. Nearby restaurants include The Chanticleer (6.3 mi), Claudette's (6.6 mi), and Fifty-Six Union (7.8 mi).
What's the area around The Wauwinet like?
The Wauwinet is a short 2-minute walk from Quidnet Beach and 13 minutes' walk from Squam Head. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Very peaceful atmosphere. Great place to escape and unwind.
Matthew, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Wauwinet was everything we expected and more. The location is perfect. The service is great. We stayed for two nights to celebrate my birthday. The housekeepers decorated our room in celebration. The staff at the front desk sang me a "happy birthday" one morning. They really made us feel "at home" during our stay. The property is spectacular. Right on the water with beach access. Although ~20 minutes from downtown, there is plenty to do (e.g., kayaks, tennis, various boat tours). Wauwinet is calm; perfect for couples. We had a great experience at Toppers, the restaurant on site. It was not cheap, but it was definitely worth it. We'd recommend Wauwinet to anyone that's looking to stay on Nantucket! THANK YOU to the Wauwinet team for everything!
Michael, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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!
Elizabeth, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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!!!
Heather, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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
Katherine, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
James, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The property was beautiful and the weather was perfect. The staff was very nice and helpful
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Richard, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful bayside inn with stunning views. Friendly staff, great dining and drinks.
1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff was incredible! Jeannie the concierge was so helpful, made all our reservations, turn down service was lovely. Complimentary champagne on arrival, was such a surprise! Clean friendly wonderful staff. Delicious restaurant at Toppers, fine dining. The Wauwinet is in a class by itself. The most spectacular views of the Bay and the Atlantic. relaxing lobby with a fireplace that is never left unattended. Our stay was just wonderful for our special anniversary.... we will definitely be back. Mark and Laurine Candido
1-night romance trip
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