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“Wonderful - I would come here again and again!”
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The Dockside Inn
Ranked #1 of 15 Oak Bluffs B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dallas TX
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41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful - I would come here again and again!”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Oh my gosh, I can't even believe it's taken me this long to review the Dockside! We went last summer - July 2013 - after choosing this hotel based on Travel Advisor reviews. We absolutely loved it! The location is fantastic and within walking distance of everywhere you'll want to go. The "beach room" has everything you need for your day at the beach - no need to lug it on the ferry with you. When you're back from the beach, there is an amazing outdoor shower available. Need refreshment? There's a little snack kitchen for everyone to use, always fully stocked. John, the owner, is an amazing host and the "virtual concierge" service is great if he's not there to answer a question! This may be my most favorite hotel I've ever stayed in - honestly, that's saying a lot. My whole family just loved the vibe. Rooms were great, Oak Bluffs was a fun fun town to stay in, and my MV vaca was everything I always dreamed it would be!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

We enjoyed out stay at the Oak Bluffs Inn during a fall visit to Martha's Vineyard in October. The Inn is centrally located, right on the main street of Oak Bluff, the rooms are confortable and roomy, and the Continental Breafkast is a good start for a day of sightseeing.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

My wife and I stayed 2 nights Oct 4 and 5 2013..
Everything was great.
Location - no more than 100 yards from the ferry terminals to Hyanis and Quonset so lugging heavy luggage was no problem and no transport (transfer) costs.
From the moment we arrived until the time we departed the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Our room (ground floor at rear) was not large but very adequate. The bathroom was large enough for us to store of large suit cases which left the bedroom free of luggage.
The serve yourself breakfast room was good and accessible 24 hours a day for that 'midnight' snack (yes even chocolate ball dispensers and coffee making).
Very close to many restaurants and also the main shopping street.
Will definitely stay here again if we travel to these parts (we are from Australia).

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Having known John for a few years, it did not surprise me for one second how amazing The Dockside Inn has become. The staff and management are very accommodating, friendly, and attentive. The place is pristine and the location is unbeatable. We will definitely return as soon as we can! Thank you!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

By far the best hotel on the island. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. Loomis the virtual concierge is very helpful. The hotels location to all the sites is perfect and the harbor views are amazing. The hotel is a small walk to all the night life in town.

  • Stayed July 2013
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Very clean and wonderful staff. I would recommend to stay whenever you visit the area. Our family has already talked about coming back for the spring and this will be our place to stay. Nice view of the island and a great location.

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Portland, OR
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

What a perfect space to park ourselves for a two-day visit to Martha's Vineyard. We did not have a car and never ventured out of the Oaks Bluffs area because the walking, dining and shopping were all easily-accessible and very satisfying. The Dockside Inn was charming and comfortable -- they had a nice outdoor hot tub and a wonderful snack room with brew-it-yourself coffees and yummy snacks for all hours of the day or evening. The two young ladies who staffed the front desk couldn't have been sweeter or more helpful. We would definitely stay there again!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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 #1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Oak Bluffs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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