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Nantucket's grand in-town hotel

At The White Elephant, a Nantucket Island Resorts property, the first thing you will notice, and the biggest wow factor, is its location on Nantucket Harbor, just steps from some of the island’s best beaches, shops and restaurants — and certainly with some of its best views. There’s much more to this historic hotel, though, and a stay here is rich in amenities and services.

Some of the best perks are in the guest rooms; whether it’s a gas fireplace, a deck overlooking the harbor or simply an oversized king bed topped with a friendly elephant pillow, your room will have charm to spare. Beyond the accommodations — which range from rooms and suites in the main building to 11 shingled cottages and two downtown lofts — The White Elephant’s activities hold their own appeal. The water is a focal point, of course, and the luxury hotel can facilitate a boatload of excursions. Go deep-sea fishing. Charter a Hinckley yacht for an island picnic. Try your hand at sailing. You can do all this, or just relax on the beach or on the hotel’s harborside lawn, steps from your room.

Two additional things not to miss: the intimate The White Elephant Spa and the beloved Brant Point Grill. The spa, which offers a “serenity room” and three treatment rooms, specializes in massages, body treatments and facials using natural ingredients like algae. Brant Point Grill, meanwhile, is known for its seafood and steak. Whether you go for surf or turf (or both), know that the lobster Bloody Mary is a Nantucket rite of summer.

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