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The 1720 House

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152 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568
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Smithfield, Rhode Island, United States
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Just a few blocks from the center of Vineyard Haven and two blocks from the Vineyard Playhouse, 1720 House is convenient, historic, comfortable, and very pleasant. The rooms are spacious, the beds are comfortable, and the breakfasts are healthy and heavenly. During the summer, breakfasts feature a variety of berries and delicious pastries. Juices, coffee, a variety of teas, milk,... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time here. A very courteous and professional staff within a very short walk to shops, the ferry and buses. Abby was gracious and accessible and very willing to assist. We made last minute reservations and was able to snag this gem. We stayed in the Lincoln bedroom with private bath and fireplace. A good continental breakfast... More 

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Thank Ronald S
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

the 1720 House was a perfect place to stay while exploring this delightful island. Going in the fall was great, as there were not huge crowds, but the weather was fantastic. The eclipse of the moon was fun to watch from this historic inn. The location just a few mintues' walk from the ferry landing was ideal.

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1 Thank Elizabeth N
Danvers, Massachusetts, United States
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I waited too long to book a room for the "Illumination" and was just glad I got a room here. Nobody was there when I arrived, the key was at the front door. The Lincoln Room was a large room with fireplace and bathroom just inside the front door. (Since the front door is unlocked all the time, I didn't... More 

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Thank Leonora S
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Honestly, the hotel was disappointing. No one there when we arrived, no water in the water jugs (which had green slime at the bottom!) and not enough chairs for everyone at breakfast. The manager (Lucinda) was charming and helpful, but she is only there in the morning for breakfast. The overall sense was that the owner has lost interest, perhaps... More 

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Thank Peter T
Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The 1720 House is a tricky one to review. Over the years I have done nearly 100 reviews and am generally very positive. Many reviewers of this bed and breakfast rate it highly, so perhaps we just didn't 'get it', but we felt that it had the potential to be so much better than it is. The property is currently... More 

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Thank Gilliantomlinson
Morristown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The 1720 House is well-located, walking distance from the Woods Hole-Martha's Vineyard ferry and the shops in Vineyard Haven. The room was comfortable and clean. WE had a private bath which was stocked with amenities and very clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. Although we knew we would get a European Breakfast, which was fine, they should consider changing... More 

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Thank DonP021446
Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Lucinda, the manager, is the sweetest woman. She is extremely friendly and kindhearted and offered information about the area and showed a sincere interest In making sure our stay was enjoyable. Abby, the owner, is the coldest woman. She is extremely unfriendly and was easily annoyed by guests in her home and by sweet Lucinda. She would hardly acknowledge us... More 

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Thank Darlene Dailey B
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We spent 4th of July wknd. at the 1720. We stayed in room "Americana". Upon arriving we ere relieved to see that the colonial home was as beautiful as it's pictures we've viewed online. -The warm decor and clean/tidy premises create a nice energy and made for a very comfy stay. -Breakfast was adequate. -Perfect Location-Only a couple blocks from... More 

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1 Thank MsDenBrown
Edgartown, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Had a really difficult time booking a room as the contact person was very hard to communicate with. No one was there when we arrived, so we waited up to let someone know we were there and finally the manager came in drunk. Kind of a strange group of people staying there too.

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1720houseVineyard, Owner at The 1720 House, responded to this review

This couple arrived late in the evening. They called the manager after they were in the room to tell her they had arrived....nervous that front door ws not locked. We don't lock our doors .... They complained that other guests were 'strange " our other guest were a lovely, elegant Indian family. I suspect racism is at play here More 

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