My boyfriend took me on a romantic trip to Martha's Vineyard this weekend and the island did not dissappoint- however, this "hotel" certainly did. The location is great, right in the center of town, but that was about all that I appreciated about this place. Upon checking in, I mentioned that my boyfriend was outside smoking, and would be in in a minute; the attendant launched into a speech about how the property was non-smoking, and anyone caught smoking would be removed from the property immeadiately. Fine, we certainly understand having smoking regulations, but there is a way to express this to your guests without sounding condescending and judgemental. This "hotel" is not cheap, and when additionally we were given a piece of paper with the smoking policies highlighted, it felt like a smack on the face, and this on top of the many MANY signs throughout the "hotel" that state the same smoking policy- on the front porch, in the room, and on the 2nd floor porch as well. It may have even said it in the bathroom.
Our room was small, smaller than my bedroom in Boston, and although there was a stand up airconditioner, it always felt damp and sticky. The TV, which we used for only a few minutes, was about 13 inches. The bathrooms are small as well, one person can hardly relax in the tiny upright shower stall.
I'm not sure who was around when other visitors stayed at Nashua House, but EVERY TIME we entered into the hotel, not a single person greeted us. Not once. In fact, when I needed to ask about how to park the moped we rented, I stood in front of the desk while someone typed at a computer for about 3 minutes without being noticed. We needed a phone charger and my boyfriend asked the front desk where we could get on and they gave him the name of a store. The next morning, a different attendent gave us directions and asked if the person the night before had checked through a large box of forgotten chargers they have; they had not. These people don't seem to understand hospitality, and for over 200$ a night, they should. I've had more plesent experiences in hostels where you get the same shared bathroom experience (which regardless of what people say, is unpleasent. No one wants to walk around in just a towel in front of strangers) and better hospitality for much less money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Super charming and very affordable 15 room Victorian era inn in the heart of Oak Bluffs. Cozy rooms, cottage style furnishings, quality linens, spotlessly clean, free Wi-Fi, just one block from the ferry and beach. Within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, public transportation, bike and car rentals, historic sights. Always the lowest price on Martha's Vineyard. Shared bath. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nashua Hotel Oak Bluffs
- Nashua House Hotel Oak Bluffs, MA - Martha's Vineyard