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Vineyard Harbor Motel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Vineyard Haven
Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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“Awesome accommodations...like an apt.”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

The room was wonderful...2 queen size beds, full kitchen, comfy couch and 2 wingback chairs, new bathroom with glass shower enclosure.....right on the beach looking out where the Steamship Authority docks. Convenient to many stores, restaurants and the bus stops right across the street and so reasonable. The famous Black Dog restaurant was one block away and we had lunch and another night dinner there and both meals were delicious, though a little pricey, but it seemed everything on the Vineyard was higher than the mainland. All in all, wonderful mother daughter girls birthday weekend.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank tropicalmama28
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vhmmv, General Manager at Vineyard Harbor Motel, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to your return. You are the reason we enjoy what we do. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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110 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2012

I have to say, that I have never written a review with such venom. This motel is a total rip off. We paid up front. The weather was mid fall rainy and cold --- When the motel takes your money ahead of time, they have a legal obligation to provide the basics. Heat and Hot water are part of the basics on a New England rainy fall day. If they hadn't taken the money up front, I would not be writing this scathing review. For $213 we got: lovely view, nice enough room. We did not get heat --- they had to scurry around and find a heater (Temp was in the mid 50's and rainy) and the hot water at night was barely there and by the next morning, there was no hot water.

When I called the hotel to complain, I got...well, things happen - maintenance issues happen. And the front desk woman started to suggest that my husband was maybe not reporting accurately. WOW! Of course there was no offer to take money off of the bill. I have called the credit card company to complain and will be requesting a reverse on charges. I believe a motel room with no heat and no hot water is worth about $80.00.

This is totaly unacceptable.

Room Tip: Be aware of this business of paying in advance
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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4 Thank ShelleyinBoston
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Marcia M, General Manager at Vineyard Harbor Motel, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
You are 100% correct and please accept my sincere apology for not rectifying this situation in a expedient manner. There is no excuse for this treatment or lack of knowledge on our part. I am ordering signs as we speak for the hot water issue, it is there but it takes a very long time to get to that end of the building with the colder weather and lower occupancy in the off season.
We do in fact use ceramic, oscilating space heaters for the chilly nights to make the rooms more comfortable prior to the furnaces being fired up.
Being a destination motel, just about all establishments on the Island do in fact receive payment at the time of the reservation.
Again, my apologies and this is not our normal operating practice. We are in fact quite flexible in all policies.
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Good location. Back side opens up in the bay / ocean area where boats are docked and gives nice view. Very clean. Greeted warmly by the staff. In walking distance of shopping and food.

Only complain is it is very pricey for a basic no frills including no coffee motel but that is how things are in Martha's Vineyard. And another complaint, promised queen size bad but the size of the bed was about 80% of the queen.

Will not mind staying again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

My significant other and I enjoye d a peaceful getaway, with NO phones that rang every 10 minutes, and we could hop on the bus or walk to places of entertainment and great food. The staff was amazing and were very informative with all kinds of places to visit and restaurants that were a must go to. The rooms were comfortably cozy, clean and very quiet. You would have thought we had the place to ourselves. We had a private beach which I myself enjoyed a nice drink and view of the different boats and the harbor. We are already making plans with our extended family to return and have another great time with the family.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2012

We booked our room at this place as we needed a place to stay for 3 nights for a wedding....all paid up front of course...now I can see why.

I read the "reviews" herein and elsewhere...they were glowing but now I realize clearly "paid for"!

Some of the staff were sullen, with nobody on duty after 9PM...good luck in an emergency! No phone in the room and questionable wireless coverage. One towel rack and an old Toshiba curved screen 21-inch television with cable-box perched on top!

As stated by many, the place is "old" (but old can be clean...but alas not this place!). Our room had a stained 4-foot tub (not the standard 5-feet), with a naked "lever" toilet, tilted blinds, and wobbly floor lamp. If this is a good deal...tell me why please! Normally elsewhere a $59 room...here in MV it is $189 + tax.

Room Tip: Save your money and camp on MV...you'll have more fun!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Kensington, Maryland, United States
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

The four of us- 2 adults, 2 teens, loved this place. The room fit us comfortably and included a kitchen. The beach was right outside of our door and was lovely. We also had a picnic table outside of our door that we used for playing games in the evening. The location was ideal. We walked from the ferry to the motel, could easily walk into town and gave us easy access to biking routes around the Vineyard. The staff were accommodated our needs and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. I recommend this motel for a reasonably priced lodging option on Martha's Vineyard and would definitely stay there again next time I visit.

Room Tip: ask for a room on the bottom floor near the beach.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

This is a great place to stay on the vineyard if you are willing to sacrifice some luxury for a good price. The motel is definitely old and hasn't been renovated in decades, but it is clean with decent beds and a kitchen with stove, full fridge, microwave, and pots/pans/dishes/utensils. There is a supermarket and fish market close by and the hotel is right on the harbor. We cooked in the room and ate by the water - there are picnic benches on the motel beach. It was so nice to sit and watch the boats while having cheese and crackers and a glass of wine (dry town so you have to go to oak bluffs to buy the wine). There are also bbqs that guests can use but these are in the middle of all the rooms and we felt self-conscious cooking our dinner with so many people around. Sandtoys and badminton on the beach were fun for the kids. Walking distance to town of vineyard haven with shops and restaurants. Also right on the bus line so easy access to other parts of the island. A great bargain and a lovely setting, but don't expect the four seasons or you will be disappointed. For a family or a couple on a budget, this is perfect!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Marcia M, General Manager at Vineyard Harbor Motel, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
We do appreciate your honesty and for seeing us 'as we are'. You are correct in the fact that some rooms have not been updated in decades, but some have been. We were built in 1958 and some rooms are still in 1958, this is where we pride ourselves on cleanliness. Many thanks for your review.
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Property: Vineyard Harbor Motel
Address: 60 Beach Rd, Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02568-5582
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Martha's Vineyard > Vineyard Haven
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Vineyard Haven
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vineyard Harbor Motel is conveniently located in Vineyard Haven just a short walk to the Steamship Authority, restaurants and shopping. We offer various room types including standard rooms, rooms with kitchenette and harbor view rooms. Open year round, our amenities include air-conditioned guest rooms, free wireless internet, color cable tv, private baths, refrigerators, free parking and a private beach. ... more   less 
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