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“Not what we expected”
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Thorncroft Inn
Ranked #3 of 11 Vineyard Haven B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mt Lakes NJ
1 review
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“Not what we expected”
Reviewed October 2, 2006

The Thorncroft Inn won the award for the best B&B in the US in 2005 . I find this shocking considering our experience.
A B&B is not for everyone but my husband and I have traveled extensively in the US and Europe and enjoy the understated elegance. With that said what I do expect from a fine B&B that charges in excess of $400/ night is a wonderful bed with fine linens, soft pillows, a fresh smelling room and an elegant breakfast delivered to the room.

We found the linens to be mediocare at best . The pillows horrible lumpy and cheap. The room smelt musty and damp. The hot tub although a nice touch was in a separate enclosed room outside with no view just small windows along the top, certainly not a romantic setting.
The breakfast was nothing special and wrapped in saranwrap orange juice in paper cups ?????
Remember this was almost $500 a night
There were no flowers in the room (thank goodness my husband thought to send me some directly to the room) , not even a bottle of water.
A single sink in the bathroom with barely any room to put your personal items down. A small beatup refrigerater also occupied a corner of the bathroom( how elegant ?)
To complete the expereince we had the cleaning people vaccuming above us at 8:30am on a Sat morning ???????? So much for romance and tranquility.
The Charlotte Inn is a much better choice if you really want an elegant setting with attention to detail.
Kathryn & John, Mt Lakes NJ

  • Liked — location is very pretty
  • Disliked — the room was small and not what I expected for almost $500/night
  • Tips/Secrets — don't believe the photos and only go if you have a personal reconmendation from someone you trust
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2005

Went there for a weekend trip with my (now!) fiance. The staff at the Thorncroft Inn was spectacular. The inn itself is beautiful. We loved our room and thought it was by far the nicest B&B at which we've stayed. The staff all knew that an engagement was on the agenda, and that night, they put chocolates and a rose on our bed for turn down. Also, the next morning, the greeted us at breakfast with congratulations. We definitely plan to make this an annual trip!

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Property: Thorncroft Inn
Address: 460 Main St, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568-5314
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Martha's Vineyard > Vineyard Haven
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Vineyard Haven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Thorncroft Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thorncroft Inn is a romantic, secluded, first class, exclusively couples oriented, fourteen room country inn situated in three restored buildings on 2½ acres of landscaped treed grounds, in an area of summer estates in the West Chop area of Vineyard Haven, on the Island of Martha's Vineyard. The inn specializes in honeymoons, anniversaries, engagements and birthdays. Most of the inn’s bedrooms have working fireplaces; some have furnished balconies, private exterior entrances with private porches, two person whirlpools or private hot tubs. All room prices include renowned concierge service, full country breakfast in our dining room or breakfast in bed, wireless and wired high-speed internet access. ... more   less 
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