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“Great experience for Martha's rookies” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Dockside Inn

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The Dockside Inn
Ranked #2 of 15 Oak Bluffs B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great experience for Martha's rookies”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

My daughter and I stayed at this hotel during a friend's family event. It was an awesome experience for us since it was our first time at the Vineyards. The hotel is close to everything, we walked everywhere. The staff were great, and the coffee, fruits, snacks in the common kitchen a great treat. It was a cool to cold weekend but none the less an amazing time. The island is so beautiful with those colorful cottages. It felt like were transported in time. We will go back, definitely.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Cecmatos
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Warwick, Rhode Island
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

There isn't a more convenient place to stay when arriving from Quonset Point. Immediately after disembarking the ferry, you can see the Dockside Inn ahead on the left. We stayed on the second floor in room #24 at the front of the building. The room was a good size for 1 bed & the bathroom was also a good size with a full bathtub. The outside deck was a nice place to sit and relax. The service was great, the room was clean, and that's all I ask for in a hotel. The Dockside also offers a coffee & snack room which we actually used more than I would have thought. So convenient to have coffee in the morning while you get ready for the day. Everywhere we wanted to go in Oak Bluffs was a short walk away as the Dockside is very centrally located. We will be back & we will definately be staying at the Dockside.

Room Tip: If you like to people watch, pick a room in the front. Know that you will most likely need to close...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Maryanne C
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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

The Dockside Inn was an awesome place to stay on Martha's Vineyard. The staff was super accommodating and willing to help in anyway. The room was fantastic and welcoming. Great outside space with outdoor shower and spa. Close to everything in Oak Bluffs. Awesome experience.

Room Tip: Room 35 is a separate room detached from the actual hotel. Plenty of privacy and awesome accommodati...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Brandon P
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Loved this hotel. Convenient to restaurants and shops. Great view and helpful staff. Had the opportunity to meet the owner and you can tell by his friendly personality that his staff exudes the same attention to detail. Kristin was our favorite.

The virtual concierge, Loomis was such a great resource. A service that the owner created.

We stayed in Room 20. Great views of the harbor. We loved sitting on the second story porch and relax.

We will definitely be back!

Stayed August 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

We had the room in above the beach supplies. Outside of normal hours beach equipment was in use, it was pretty quiet. My only issue was the shower was cold. Mentioned it to the owner and was very attentive and assured me it would be corrected asap. I definitely noticed a change the next day. Owner was very, very nice and accommodating. Loved the cookies provided in the evenings. It was a nice touch.

Room Tip: We had the room in above the beach supplies. Outside of normal hours beach equipment was in use, it...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MrsHero511
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Acushnet, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

We were over the top impressed with our stay at the Dockside Inn, it was clean comfortable and had every ammenity you could imagine from a hot tub to a snack/coffee area along with a whole room filled with anything you could need for your trip to the beach. We had a lovely little seating area outside our room where we could relax and read, or have a drink and people watch. Every member of the staff was friendly and helpful in anything we needed. We will definitely be coming back!

Room Tip: Choose a room on the front side of the hotel, second floor!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Michelle H
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Westport, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

The stay at the Dockside Inn exceeded my expectations!! We stayed in room 23, very clean and comfortable. John and his staff are very accommodating . You do not need a car when you stay at the dockside, but if you wish to rent a Jeep for a day trip that is easily coordinated within steps of the Inn. Their are plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance to the Dockside and for 2dollars the bus will take you to the beach. Oh and just bring your swimsuit cause the Dockside Inn provides everything else; chairs,coolers,towels,toys ect....in my opinion the Dockside is the best value if you are staying in Oak Bluffs:-)

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Rparker151
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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 #2 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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