This was our first time to Martha's Vineyard and we had no idea what to expect. We Checked out the Brochures at the ferry office, where we were told that there was only about 3 places to stay on the island (wrong). it was getting late and we got careless. on the internet and brochures this looked like a very nice place (wrong again). it was a short walk from the ferry dock and when we arrived we were shocked. but now it is getting dark, we are on the island and it is starting to rain. We were told that our room was not available because the owner had shown up and wanted the room we were promised. the room offered, as a upgraded, had several rooms and beds. it looked like a boarding house. they offered a refund, which we accepted, they we realized that we were on the island, in the dark, in the rain, with no place to stay. then we asked to see what else they could offer us. it was a small room but appeared clean so we accepted. the bed had not head board. there was a homemade table attached to the wall made from 2x4's. it was terrible. the night before we spent in the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, so it was a step down to say the least. the room was promised but not available. the picture was deceiving and the room was not as represented. the owner who took our room passed through the office a couple of times while we were there but he did not even speak. He appeared middle eastern. the good thing was that the person helping us was very nice and friendly. surprisingly the bed slept good and like i said, the place seemed clean. As we discovered, there are lots of places to stay on the island. Edgartown was a very nice section with several very nice places to stay. As for us, we will be much more carefull next time and i do not intend to return to Martha's Vineyard. and by the way, they charge $200 a night for this joint.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Vineyard Harbor Hotel Vineyard Haven