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“Stanley L” 5 of 5 stars
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The Dockside Inn
2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   9 Circuit Ave Extension, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557   |  
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Ranked #3 of 16 Oak Bluffs B&B and Inns
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Stanley L”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Just got back from a wonderful couple of days In Oak Bluffs and had great accommodations at the Dockside Inn. John and Tiffany made us feel right at home and could not have been nicer or more helpful. The Dockside is in a great location just minutes from the ferry and excellent restaurants and shopping. Looking forward to our next visit to the Island and stay at the Dockside.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DocksideInn02557, Manager at The Dockside Inn, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Stanley!

Thanks so much for your kind words - we like John and Tiffany as well, we think we'll keep 'em. More importantly, we are so very glad you enjoyed your stay and that you saw and appreciated all the time, energy, and love that has gone into the property.

Hope to see you back again soon!

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Gainesville, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Service is friendly and accomodating. Tiffany was wonderful - offered suggestions for places for dinner, lunch, lobster and cold drinks. The location in Oak Bluffs is perfect. 3 blocks from the ferry and only a block from the quaint village and awsome dining experiences. This is the second time we've stayed here, and the value can't be beat! Thanks for a great time.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DocksideInn02557, Manager at The Dockside Inn, responded to this review, June 7, 2012
Tiffany couldn't be a more perfect match for our hotel - and we're so blessed to have her. She has an uncanny ability to delight. Hope to see you again sometime soon :)

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

The staff was very helpful. The location is great. Such an easy walk or ride from the ferry. Loomis (virtual concierge) is a great idea. We used it and it worked out great. The rooms are clean. Free Wi-Fi is a great bonus. I would highly recommend the inn. We will be back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

We arrived to a set of rooms that were not the best set up for four guys on a fishing trip, one queen bed in each room, to Tiffany fixing the situation right off and even sending along a number of nice cold refreshments to make everyone happy!
Great place, would highly suggest the Dockside to anyone, also, it was a very short walk to the boat's slip!
Thanks!!
jd

Room Tip: Corner suite on the 3rd floor was very comfortable for 3, with a huge bathroom!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DocksideInn02557, Manager at The Dockside Inn, responded to this review, June 11, 2012
JD -

Thanks so much for your pleasant remarks - as you know when going through a re-branding, renovation project etc. a number of things change in the process. We apologize for it not being exactly what you thought but so happy that your experience was a memorable one through our amazing Tiffany. She' s such an asset to our company and we're jazzed that she made was able to turn something frustrating into a trip with great memories.

We hope very much that you come back soon!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012 via mobile

The staff was very friendly. They offer snacks in the rooms and internet coverage was good. Our room was so new that is still had the new carpet smell. Oak bluffs is a nice town and this hotel is right near the docks. I will stay here again. Nice dining in town also!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

My friend and I stayed at the Dockside Inn this weekend for Memorial Day. I was SHOCKED at how great a value this place was for a holiday weekend. Dockside Inn is right in the middle of everything you need to do in Oak Bluffs, but far enough away where it was not loud at night or felt like it was off the beaten track.

The check-in was very smooth. They did not have our rooms ready yet as we got there before lunchtime. However, they checked us in regardless and had us store our belongings. The place is immaculately clean. The rooms have obviously been redone in the past year. It still smells like new carpet.

I was so happy to see that they let you borrow beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas. That was a nice touch.

There is no pool -- there is a hot tub. They do have coffee and snacks for breakfast.

Overall, If I was staying in Oak Bluffs again and needed a hotel, I would definitely be back!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

About 5 steps away from the fun on the Pier. Also less than 5 minute walk from Ferry. New, fresh, clean, most comfortable hotel bed I've ever been in. Beautiful decor. Owners are fabulous, friendly, helpful so much so that we cancelled the last night of our vacation in Rhode Island to stay an extra night. They accomodated us. Beautiful complimentary ride in the Rolls if you're lucky enough to reserve it. What a great Island. Lobsterville-right across the street is the best food on the strip. Everyone we met were so friendly and everywhere you turn, people want to hear where your from and welcome you there. This Inn is a rare type on the Island in that it's so newly redone. Cozy and welcoming. Great morning goodies too! Thanks so much for having us and I appreciate your hard work and passion you put into your Inn.

Room Tip: You can see the inlet (docks) one side and the open ocean on the back side. We loved sitting in the...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9 Circuit Ave Extension, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Martha's Vineyard > Oak Bluffs
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Oak Bluffs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Dockside Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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 21 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 
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The Dockside Hotel Oak Bluffs
The Dockside Inn Oak Bluffs, MA - Martha's Vineyard

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