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As important as state testing is in LAUSD, since I had to be in N.Y. on Sunday, I figured this is the perfect chance to take a long weekend & visit Suzanne. She suggested Nantucket & I jumped at the chance. We headed off to Hyannis with Paul to pick up the ferry. The high speed takes about an hour & then we checked into our lovely hotel. We went to …
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... Primary (like my school back home). It was COLD in Chatham - very cold. but we still looked around the streets and visited the park which had a great display for Halloween. From here we drove to Provincetown at the end of the Cape.
Saturday we went over on the big ferry to Martha's Vineyard (an island off Cape Cod). It was so windy and cold, but we had a good time.
... it was rubbish !!
Now at the beach and our room / wee appartment thingy is lovely ....right on the beach....chill time .
Went into Provincetown , or p town as the locals call it . It's right at the tip of Cape cod and a large gay community .....fashion very entertaining !! Lots of dogs too ...
... the nicely paved roads of Nantucket and meander down soft sandy back roads between the narrow confines of foliage of all kinds. We arrive and decide we will walk back once the time comes. The van is scratched from the bushes and we need the exercise!
The brunch was great and provided us ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews White Elephant Nantucket
The White Elephant was a welcome surprise based on my past experiences staying on Nantucket. The hotel is ideally located, a few minutes walk from town and Jetties beach, waterfront with a great view of the lighthouse and the Harbor. Although I was there off season, there are wonderful places to walk and relax on the water.
Great place to enjoy the Island of Paradise!
Highly recommend the White Elephant. The service staff was exceptional and so friendly. The food and rooms exceeded my expectations. We will be back next year.
True Luxury in Nantucket
The room was clean and beautifully decorated. The staff could not have been more helpful. The restaurant is top quality. What more could you ask?
Lovely but expensive
Unbelievably nice with harbor view but we stayed only one night and it cost $700
I stayed in two rooms here, one with a "harbor view" through two small windows and the other a suite with grease spots and primitive drawings (I suspect by a five year old with a marker) all over the couch. I covered it with a blanket.
Nantucket in the off season is simply lovely and the same can be said for the White Elephant Hotel. Rooms are very tasteful -- beautiful leather headboards and linens and the bathroom is a classic neutral tone. Public spaces are meticulously maintained and the staff helpful. Only suggestion we have is to have WIFI for guests.
A pretty enough place, and clean, but just-average, overpriced food and poor service dimmed our time there. We had booked a particular cottage, for a special occassion, and we were assigned it when we checked in. But it wasn't ready yet, so we took a walk around town--and returned to find it had been given to someone else. A woman at the front desk insisted we must have been mistaken -- little realizing we had just overheard her scream loudly at someone in the back room for giving it away. The cottage we we're given instead just wasn't as nice, by a long shot, but it was more the staff's ill-humour --the hotel was fully booked and everyone from the gardener to the restaurant manager seemed stressed-out and grouchy -- that made us not really interested in returning. This is priced like a Ritz, and run a bit more like a Howard Johnsons.
We spent our honeymoon at the White Elephant. For 20 years we stayed in the cottages, main building and new building...Miss the pool. It was
so nice being at the pool and seeing the harbor. Diner was dress code (long dresses and suits) I think the lounge was called the shell lounge (or
pretty close) and we spent our evenings in there. We also took our children there... We are now retired and when we are in Nantucket we make sure to have a drink in the White Elephant lounge. The Hotel is so full of life memories. Thank you Elephant.
My husband and I had selected the White Elephant for our anniversary- Nantucket had always been one of the places we had wanted to visit but never had gotten around to. Although we had arrived during an atypical May Nor'easter (complete with 15 foot swells which necessitated taking the "freight boat" over if we were going to arrive that day) the arrival at the hotel was a very pleasant surprise. Gracious surroundings, very pleasant and accomodating staff at the front desk and our harborfront room was lovely with a fireplace and well appointed. Each evening during the turndown service a soft jazz station is turned on making your room a wonderful haven to return to. Food was wonderful (including the extensive buffet breakfast with cooked to order omlets). Every afternoon there is a lovely Port and Cheese reception in the library which can be enjoyed outdoors near the water.
Perfect honeymoon spot
we entered the lounge greeted by a wonderful pianist who flawlessly performed my favorites by Beethoven. after a cocktail at the bar,we were seated outside with a view of paul newman's boat. nice boat. dinner and wine were spectacular. the waiters and waitresses were the most accomodating servers i have ever had bar none. the service after the meal was also beyond reproach. they brought out a shaw and heated lamp-post type thing (sorry for the poor description,never saw something like that before) for my new wife,who had been chilled by the nighttime ocean air. if i could afford it , i would eat there every day.