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Captain Haskell's Octagon House

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent, spacious room on the second floor with its own balcony. There is street noise to be sure, but host Chuck is a fountain of knowledge about the area, recommendations for things to do and places to eat, the bed is extremely comfortable, the breakfast delicious and homemade, and you get the chance to sleep in a piece of history.

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Mooresville, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

The website picture does not truly represent the facility. Trees and associated shrubbery overgrown. House understandably was very old and showed the need for a good cleaning. It has lots of potential. No maid services. Soap inadequate - had to purchase some locally. No A/C and very noisy with local sirens frequently. Breakfasts were only adequate and nothing special. Not... More 

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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

If you don't mind a room temperature of 90 degrees and a location at a busy noisy intersection, then this is the place for you. As stated in a prior review, parking is on a main thoroughfare which given New Bedford's reputation, is one for concern. The old county jail, now the holding facility for inmates waiting trial ,is two... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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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 

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Portland, Maine
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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 

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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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 

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New York City, New York
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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 

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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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 

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Brooklyn, New York
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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 

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Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States
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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 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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 St, New Bedford, MA 02740-3666
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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