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Captain Haskell's Octagon House

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Boston, MA
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Excellent, spacious room on the second floor with its own balcony. There is street noise to be sure, but host Chuck is a fountain of knowledge about the area, recommendations for things to do and places to eat, the bed is extremely comfortable, the breakfast delicious and homemade, and you get the chance to sleep in a piece of history.

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Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The website picture does not truly represent the facility. Trees and associated shrubbery overgrown. House understandably was very old and showed the need for a good cleaning. It has lots of potential. No maid services. Soap inadequate - had to purchase some locally. No A/C and very noisy with local sirens frequently. Breakfasts were only adequate and nothing special. Not...

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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 July 2016

If you don't mind a room temperature of 90 degrees and a location at a busy noisy intersection, then this is the place for you. As stated in a prior review, parking is on a main thoroughfare which given New Bedford's reputation, is one for concern. The old county jail, now the holding facility for inmates waiting trial ,is two...

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Feel like you are staying back in the late 1800s to early 1900s. The staff is friendly and accomadating. The food served for breakfast is different each day, but from what I recall is all fresh, local, and homemade, & it's divine. The inside is full of antiques, has a nice sunroom. The bedrooms really take you back in time,...

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Portland, Maine
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

We needed an overnight prior to catching the ferry to Martha's Vineyard. Our room was lovely and the adjacent bathroom entirely satisfactory. I grew up in an old house and this building was instantly familiar. Our host was gracious and charming, as well as wildly interesting. Our dinner recommendation was perfect. Our breakfast the next day was splendid. Should we...

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 August 2014

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 May 2014

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 March 2014

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 6 October 2013

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Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States
Reviewed 19 September 2013

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“If you get hot easily, request a downstairs room. Also ask about street noise. Perhaps the interior rooms are quieter?”
ramblinrae, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Upper room had a balcony that made it much more livable.”
WilliamR121, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“No matter what room you choose, your bed will always be comfortable, and even the restrooms are quite spacious.”
jeffreyt916, 26 Dec 2015 | Read review
“I stayed on the top floor in a little room that was just a perfect amount of space for me as a single woman traveling alone (I had a lot of luggage). There was a shared bathroom that was immaculate, good shower with lots of hot water. The sound is a little live when people are coming up the stairs, otherwise there is no street noise or disturbance at night.”
  • Love the decor of the Octagon House, my room was green with this lovely counterpane. Chuck has g
  • The view from outside my window on the third floor.
jennifercG2309QC, 5 May 2014 | Read review
“Upper rooms are quite small, share one bathroom, and require climbing two sets of steep, narrow stairs up a back hallway. Not for couples but maybe OK for kids.”
chrislyons, 7 Jul 2013 | Read review
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