The Samoset was built in 1873 and much of it remains in its original state. This is what gives it much of its charm. The furnishings are eclectic with some of them dating from the original period. (The mattress was new and very comfortable.) If you are looking for a full-service modern hotel, this is not for you. If you want to get a feel for what it might have been like to live on an island at the turn of the century, you will not be disappointed. Of course, there have been some modernizations, such as in-door plumbing, electricity and WiFi. We stayed in the Bridal Suite which has an in-room bath. I believe that the other rooms have private baths, but they are accessed from the hall. There is a wrap-around porch and an enclosed porch. (It was cool and very windy while we were there so the glassed in porch was appreciated. The house is directly across the street from the ocean. If you are adventurous, climb up to the widow's watch for a truly amazing view! Breakfast is typically "continental;" muffins, fruit, homemade tea breads, coffee etc. We appreciated that it was available from 7 to 11 am. The hostess, Marlene was very accommodating and pleasant.
- Also Known As:
- The Samoset On The Sound Oak Bluffs, MA - Martha's Vineyard