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“Amazing weekend with even more amazing service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Dockside Inn

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The Dockside Inn
Ranked #1 of 15 Oak Bluffs B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Amazing weekend with even more amazing service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

I visited the Dockside Inn for a weekend in May with 4 girlfriends. The service was top notch, the in was room was pristine and the staff were so friendly! One of the owners, John, took such great care of anything we needed. He drove us to dinner in Edgarton the first night and even came to our rescue and jumped our car and it was his day off!! How often can you say the staff went out of their way to help jump your car?!?! We could walk everywhere in OB and everything else was an easy drive or cab ride away.

Everything about this place was amazing, but the staff went ABOVE and BEYOND to make our stay one of the best weekends ever! I was blown away by everything this place had to offer. I would recommend this place to ANYONE! great for families, couples, or a girls weekend! Next time I travel to the Vineyard, this is the ONLY place I will stay! I honestly cannot say enough about what a fantastic weekend we had. If you do not stay here, you are missing out!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Stayed in mid May and had a great experience. Rates were great. Location is great for walking to everything in Oak Bluffs. They offer complimentary snacks, popsicles, continental breakfast, etc. Next time I visit the island this will be my hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Our stay at the Dockside Inn was great. The room was as advertised and I would ask for that room again. The service and amenities were excellent especially the solarium where one could get everything from a malted ball candy machine to a pastry and coffee for FREE!! Thank you.
The queen size bed was comfortable, the flat screen TV was a nice touch and the bathroom was clean and well appointed. My only complaint was, that the online reservation amount for the room was not what we ended up paying and that after requesting a reason for this we were not given one or a reply. Please check with the Inn before finalizing your stay for the correct amount for your room.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

I stayed with my parents for 2 days in May...we loved the hotel, everyone was kind and helpful...the rooms are cute and well decorated...I would recommend to anyone...in love for the town and for the hotel...nothing bad to say...I would come back again for sure

  • Stayed May 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

We spent a weekend at this hotel and enjoyed it very much. Making the reservation online was simple and an email confirmation soon followed. The hotel is located within an easy walk to the Oak Bluff's ferry (which was not operating just yet.) We were picked up in Vineyard Haven by a local car rental company for no cost. Check in was easy. We were in Room #5. The room was sufficient for a couple. If we were staying more then 2 nights, I would try to get a bigger room on a higher floor. The hotel has a wonderful snack room that stocks many items such as coffee, water, fruit, pastries, granola bars etc. The hotel also has a supply room which stocks beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels toys and coolers. The staff was very friendly, particularly the young woman who ordered a cab for us quite early in the morning. We did not use Loomis, the virtual concierge. The room was very clean and updated, wish the blanket was double wrapped in a sheet or in a duvet cover though. Overall, a nice place.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Just got back from a weekend stay at the Dockside Inn, with two other couples, and we were impressed.
Staff was friendly and helpful.
Room was clean and nicely decorated.
A lot of great free surprises:
The solarium which was always full of coffee and snacks (fresh cookies/ danishes).
& the beach chairs, coolers, ice and boogie boards.

Hotel is perfectly located in Oak bluffs walking distance to everything.
The owner, John, is friendly and down to earth.
Take advantage of the 1956 Rolls Royce courtesy car, it's a cool ride.

I will be going back and recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Valley Cottage, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

We've stayed at several places on the Vineyard throughout the years and the Dockside was the best place so far.

The owner, John, and his staff were great, personable and very helpful.

The rooms were great, modern and didn't have that beach musty smell.

The extras you get are great! Coffee, cookies, ice cream, chips. Etc etc. and the beach chairs and coolers. What a great idea and a huge bonus for us.

Five stars!!!! For sure!!!! Will be back.

Ernie
New York

  • Stayed May 2014
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Property: The Dockside Inn
Address: 9 Circuit Ave Extension, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Martha's Vineyard > Oak Bluffs
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Oak Bluffs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Get Away & Play. The Dockside Inn is Oak Bluffs hospitality & elegance at its best - built in 1989, the hotel has the conveniences of a new modern facility including 22 regular guest rooms. All rooms have Queen beds - some with two. All feature air conditioning, cable TV, in-room refrigerators, and free WiFi. All rooms are comfortably furnished for your vacation. Our location on the Oak Bluffs Harbor is just steps from restaurants, boutiques, beaches, boating, ferries, buses and so much more! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
The Dockside Hotel Oak Bluffs
The Dockside Inn Oak Bluffs, MA - Martha's Vineyard

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