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Captain Haskell's Octagon House

347 Union Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Feel like you are staying back in the late 1800s to early 1900s. The staff is friendly and accomadating. The food served for breakfast is different each day, but from what I recall is all fresh, local, and homemade, & it's divine. The inside is full of antiques, has a nice sunroom. The bedrooms really take you back in time,... More 

Thank Jeffrey T
Portland, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

We needed an overnight prior to catching the ferry to Martha's Vineyard. Our room was lovely and the adjacent bathroom entirely satisfactory. I grew up in an old house and this building was instantly familiar. Our host was gracious and charming, as well as wildly interesting. Our dinner recommendation was perfect. Our breakfast the next day was splendid. Should we... More 

Thank Mike C
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stayed at Captain Haskell's Octagon House with our elderly poodle in May of last year, and couldn't have found a better accommodations for traveling with a pet. The house is gorgeous and the room was lovely. The proprietor is gracious and the breakfast was delicious. We were able to walk to the museum and restaurants and had a lovely... More 

1 Thank RebeccaMigdal
New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I came to New Bedford just to see the Whaling Museum and was surprised to find that my trip was greatly enriched by my decision to stay at the Octagon House. The house: An elegantly appointed time machine to a different world. The sunroom has an indoor cactus, succulent and palm garden and is very inviting. The dining room has... More 

Thank Jennifer C
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

When I signed up in December to run in the New Bedford half marathon, I had difficulty finding a place to stay in town that would take our beautiful, well behaved golden retriever, Bonnie. Captain Haskell's B&B was a lifesaver, welcoming us and our large dog. My husband and I and Bonnie were very comfortable there for race weekend March... More 

Thank joan e
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

It breaks my heart to read some of these negative reviews, because this house is nothing but treasure! The quaint home is filled with spirit and stories. I am so thankful that the owner shares his special house with others. In the morning, we were greeted to a new day with a lovely breakfast in the dining room. Had the... More 

Thank sylvia148
Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We are veteran vacationers in B&B's and we were looking forward to our stay at Captain Haskell's Octagon House. My review of this Inn is written with torn emotion as the owner Chuck, is very nice, accommodating, and knowledgeable about the area, and the resident cats very affectionate. Each morning the table was set and ready for us with fruit,... More 

Thank Sally Z
Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Chuck goes well out of his way to accommodate random travelers with dogs: water bowls and dog resistant comforters appear magically in the room. As a wedding had taken up most of the house Chuck kindly gave me a berth in the servants quarters at the top of the house. Eight doors opening off a single octagonal landing like something... More 

1 Thank Rafaelo1954
Watertown, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The owner of the house was very kind and considerate considering the fact that it was 12 AM when I called looking for a room. He cleaned up the room at last minute which I appreciated. Overall I thought the price he quoted was a little expensive, $160.00 but then again it was last minute. The room was adorable, and... More 

Thank Bells A
Phillipston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Ok....so that's a load of crap...but we did have a wonderful 2 night stay at Captain Haskell's Octagon House this past weekend during New Bedford's annual summer music festival. The six of us rented out the entire B&B. It was nice having it (and the host & resident kitty cats) all to ourselves. Chuck, our host, local expert, mapmaker, and... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pet-friendly bed and breakfast in a whaling captain’s elegant 1848 octagon house. Victorian elegance, combined with casual and comfortable atmosphere. Walk to NB Whaling National Historical Park, Whaling and other museums, Zeiterion Theatre, UMass Dartmouth College of Visual and Performing Arts Star Store campus, libraries, galleries, restaurants and shops, working waterfront and ferries to Martha’s Vineyards and Cuttyhunk. Nearby beaches and parks. Fabulous seafood, Portuguese and other cuisines. Comfortable accommodations and gracious indoor and outdoor common areas provide base for longer stays and day-tripping to SouthCoast, Cape Cod, Islands, Plymouth, Newport and other Rhode Island attractions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Captain Haskell's Octagon House

Address: 347 Union Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Location: United States > Massachusetts > New Bedford
Price Range: $65 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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