We spent a Sunday night at Captain Haskell's. Chuck, our innkeeper, was gracious and could not have been more helpful and informative on the area. The inn was lovely and we had plenty of space. Breakfast was homemade and good. For that I'd give 5 stars. New Bedford, on the other hand, was not quite what we had expected (no fault of Chuck's). The inn is located in a busy area, and at 10pm on a Sunday night we were still listening to cars, sirens, hip hop, and people talking on the sidewalk. I would not be comfortable walking off the beaten path at night. There are very interesting things to do in New Bedford, but for our next trip it was be a day visit, not an overnighter.
- 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