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“Wonderful hotel in great location”
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The Dockside Inn
Ranked #2 of 15 Oak Bluffs B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 12, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in May and got engaged on the second night of our stay!! So this place will always hold great memories for us. The hotel itself was in a superb location, right on the waterfront. Rooms were clean and tidy and the hotel offered an amazing snack room which was all complimentary. Bottled water, chips, fruit, coffee, tea, sweets, you name it. A nice treat for the moments when you want to chill out in the hotel. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to make a trip to Oaks Bluff.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

This Inn was fantastic. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The outdoor shower is great. The snack room with all of the free snacks was outstanding. The staff was absolutely wonderful. Great location. I can't say enough good things about it and I'm a hotel snob.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

very nice stay. we will definitely stay at the dockside inn again next year.Very friendly and helpful staff.The room was clean, well laid out and roomy enough for the 3 of us. the location is ideal. Close to beach, across from marina and Circuit Ave. Thanks again for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Greeted by friendly staff and given a tour of the facilities. Lovely touch to have a complimentary lounge area where you could get coffee, water, popcorn. crisps, fruit etc. Beach gear room was really useful. We took some towels, chairs and an umbrella to the beach with us - great not to have to bring these with you! If we had been better prepared we would have packed one of the coolers too.

We were early in the season but the room rate was fantastic. The staff were able to give us recommendations whatever the weather and they have a 'Text a Local' service which is great. There is also a hot tub which we didn't find time to use.

The only fault we could find was that our air con was very noisy - luckily it wasn't that hot so we were able to open a window instead. Think this was specific to our room though as everyone else seemed to have theirs on the whole time.

Great location close to shops, restaurants and bike rentals. Would highly recommend!

Room Tip: Rooms at the front looked like the had lovely balconies with views of the harbour.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Perfect little place. Stones throw away from the OB ferry. The complimentry bottles of water and snacks are awesome, and the beach room with coolers and chairs for guest to use is great. The text-Loomis feature was great too, very unique. Just a very easy, pleasent stay. Thanks Dockside & GO GATORS!!!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jack A
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John T, Owner at The Dockside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2013

Hi Jack!

Thank you so much for the kind words. We do love our central location as well as the proximity to the beach and downtown area. My business partner Caleb is usually our go to response writer but every now and then I will respond because something pops out at me. In your case it was the 'Go Gators'...I feel it necessary to point out to our guests that although we respect the 10 SEC Championships as well as the 3 National Championships in the past 20 years, we are very much still and LSU supporter!! And of course all guests are welcome (especially SEC fans).... It was great meeting you and good luck to your sister in Grad School! GEAUX TIGERS

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

We had an awesome experience. We will definitely stay at the Dockside Inn again when we come back to the vineyard. Great time overall. Loved the extra benefits (waters, coffee, snacks, beach chairs, towels, coolers, ice, beach bags, etc. etc.). Very friendly and helpful staff. We will come again to stay for sure!

Room Tip: We were on second floor overlooking harbor. So nice!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

This is my second time staying at the Dockside and I still LOVE it! This time we took our two kids (1 and 6) and it couldn't have been more accomodating. The staff are very friendly and helpul; especially Kathy who made my daughter smile each time she saw her. We stayed in Suite 32 and it was perfect. The room was clean, well laid out and roomy enough for the 4 of us. A real benefit of staying at the Dockside is all of the gear they have on-site, which minimizes the amount of stuff we needed to bring with us (i.e., pack n' play, beach gear, towels, etc.). Not to mention that the location is ideal. Close to beach, across from marina and Circuit Ave.

Thanks again for a wonderful stay. We'll be back soon!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Dockside Inn

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 #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Oak Bluffs
Price Range: $99 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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 22 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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