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“Island Inn - Oak Bluffs, I call it "God's country"” 4 of 5 stars
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Island Inn
3.5 of 5 Inn   |   30 Island Inn Road, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557   |  
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Ranked #11 of 15 Oak Bluffs B&B and Inns
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“Island Inn - Oak Bluffs, I call it "God's country"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

My husband & I recently stayed 2 nights at the Island Inn for my nephew's wedding. The room was clean but the bed was too soft. The location of the hotel was great (close to town). The waiters/waitresses were attentive during the reception held at (Hooked Seafood Restaurant). The food served at the reception was very good. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derek T, General Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave a glowing review of your stay at The Island Inn. We are very pleased that you found the accomodations to your liking (and apologize that you found the bed too soft). We strive to make sure our guests have a postivie experience. Again, thank you for taking the time to pen your review. We appreciate it, and hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Mary Jo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I run a fair-sized writer's conference on Martha's Vineyard every fall, and cannot say enough terrific things about how consistently accommodating, pleasant, cheerful, flexible, and helpful the Island Inn staff and management are. They work with us throughout the year, take delivery on drop-shipments of supplies and beverages, and work hard to make sure we have everything we need.

The housekeeping staff is cheerful and courteous. The grounds are lovely. The room rates are very reasonable. There's even an experienced caterer on staff.

I fully expect we'll be returning every year as long as they'll host us.

Room Tip: For a large group event, we generally take over the entire G Building -- but there are lovely cottag...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derek T, General Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave a glowing review of your stay at The Island Inn. We are very pleased that you found the accomodations to your liking. We strive to make sure our guests have a postivie experience. Again, thank you for taking the time to pen your review. We appreciate it, and hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Mary Jo
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Sacramento, California, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I attended a writing conference at the Island Inn. Every moment of my stay was wonderful. The beds were comfortable, the service was wonderful. The rooms were spacious; at one point we had ten people sitting in one room writing, and it never felt crowded. The ocean sounds from nearby made each night lovely, and it's a very short walk into town. There is a full-size fridge and the kitchen had everything we needed to use.

Great location and a place I'll stay again if I ever return to the island.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Derek T, General Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave a glowing review of your stay at The Island Inn. We are very pleased that you found the accomodations to your liking. We strive to make sure our guests have a postivie experience. Again, thank you for taking the time to pen your review. We appreciate it, and hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Mary Jo
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Neptune, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The room was kept immaculately clean by pleasant staff, and the location was quiet, peaceful and surrounded by green. At night, through open windows I heard the surf crashing on the shore. Wonderful. The state park beach is a short walk away, and is safely on the bike/pedestrian path, not on the roads. The kitchen was well-supplied with glassware, plates, bowls, etc, and the hot water flowed despite a 'full house' in the inn. Great location for a group.

Room Tip: If you like the morning sun, ask for room 40--from the upstairs bedroom, the sun rising over the oce...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Derek T, General Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave a glowing review of your stay at The Island Inn. We are very pleased that you found the accomodations to your liking. We strive to make sure our guests have a postivie experience. Again, thank you for taking the time to pen your review. We appreciate it, and hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Mary Jo
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The room was spacious and clean, the kitchen was totally functional (and has a full-size fridge; useful for minimizing trips to town,) the grounds were lovely, and the location was just gorgeous. The meeting space in the basement was excellent as well - great for all kinds of purposes.

Room Tip: The bottom floor had noticeable noise from footsteps overhead. I'd recommend getting a top-floor...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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Derek T, General Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave a glowing review of your stay at The Island Inn. We are very pleased that you found the accomodations to your liking. We strive to make sure our guests have a postivie experience. Again, thank you for taking the time to pen your review. We appreciate it, and hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Mary Jo
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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I have to say I was truly surprised at how nice my apartment was. Clean. Kitchen well supplied with utensils, etc. Beautiful area, lovely walk along the beach road into Oak Bluffs, even easier on a bike. 1.5 miles maybe? Very friendly and attentive staff. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: There are ground floor rooms if you issues with stairs. No elevators (at least in the building we we...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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Derek T, General Manager at Island Inn, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave a glowing review of your stay at The Island Inn. We are very pleased that you found the accomodations to your liking. We strive to make sure our guests have a postivie experience. Again, thank you for taking the time to pen your review. We appreciate it, and hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Mary Jo
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I had a sublime experience here. You couldn't ask for more helpful and attentive staff. There are no words for the location and the buildings are delightful. A Condo style room will accomodate a family, having three beds and 1.5 baths.
This is a superb location for group activities. The staff are experienced and will be flexible and supportive. It is not possible to say enough for how reliable they are.
The only issues are that the lovely bare ceilings don't insulate very well but townhouse style units are on the top floor where this might not be an issue. The conference room chairs are fine for a few hours but any more and you will feel it. The balconies are not private, but rather a deck that runs around the building. This is nice if you're staying with a group. Hot water is iffy in the morning if the building is full but fine in the evening. Building G is not completely accessible to the mobility impaired as the doors are not automated, but there are no stairs to the ground floor condos or the basement conference room. Our group had one person with limited mobility and she managed ok.
It's a reasonable and pretty walk into Oak Bluffs. You will have access to over-water sunrises, bioluminescent jellyfish, and sports activities.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the mainland might have a better chance at internet reception. Ground floor condo units...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Island Inn

Address: 30 Island Inn Road, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Martha's Vineyard > Oak Bluffs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Oak Bluffs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Island Inn 3.5*
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