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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

This was my 3rd summer trip to Martha's Vineyard in September and the weather was just perfect- AGAIN!. I am going to be honest in this review. I had planned to stay at another B&B but it was booked. I know I wanted to be on Sea View and the Capricorn House met the criteria. As a single traveler, I... More 

Thank Joyce B
Deidre D, Owner at The Capricorn House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again in the future. More 

Albany, New York
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72 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

The Capricorn House sits just across the street from the beach, with the famous Inkwell Beach just to your right. We stayed for 3 nights right after Labor Day (2015). Our room, number 4, I think, had a great ocean view with a large deck. Although, I have to say, if I return I would get a less expensive room... More 

1 Thank William M
Deidre D, Owner at The Capricorn House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to writing. Hope to see you again. More 

Stoughton, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We love our annual pilgrimage to The Capricorn House. Its like coming home to friends and family after a long dry spell. We were welcomed with a bug hug and lots of conversation. We stayed in the two bedroom suite in the back, with a small sitting room. The suite is not big in size, but is large on personality... More 

Thank Mitch S
capricornbandb, Owner at The Capricorn House, responded to this review

It's always our pleasure. Thanks for taking the time to write. See you next year. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Labor Day weekend on the island would not be the same without a stay at Capricorn House. Love the location, great breakfast (summer fruit cobbler - yum!), and very friendly staff. We always get a warm welcome when we stay here. The owner and staff are around if you want them for something, but they let you enjoy your time... More 

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capricornbandb, Owner at The Capricorn House, responded to this review

Thank you, we love having our guests feel like family ... And return year after year. More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Let me start by saying the continental breakfast was just fine. I don't know what was going on back there with that one reviewer. We booked far in advance and were able to get the least expensive room which was clearly advertised as very small. But it was fine. We were there three nights. When we got there in the... More 

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Deidre D, Owner at The Capricorn House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It puts a smile on our faces, knowing we put a smile on yours. More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

I was reluctant to write a review after our stay here. I know from reading the innkeepers responses to past negative reviews that our concerns will be tossed aside. They will be deemed as trivial ramblings of yet another guest who was unable to successfully communicate their concerns while staying at this over-priced, cramped, and inhospitable “bed and breakfast”. Let... More 

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south of the border
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

My family's been coming here for years. We've had nothing but a great time staying with the Diodati Family and would recommend to anyone wanting a more standardized experience that they check in at the Marriott where they can get a perfectly cloned room and breakfast. Yes, the rooms are on the small side but I would think it's fairly... More 

Thank 56nash
Deidre D, Owner at The Capricorn House, responded to this review

Thank you so much; your kind words are appreciated, and never taken for granted. More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

From the moment she opened her mouth I knew this stay at the Capricorn was not going to be a superior one. The inn keeper started off explaining the rules and procedurs of the house, rule #1 we lock our front doors at 10pm and every morning I make a home cooked breakfast that I put out on this table... More 

2 Thank Anna S
Deidre D, Owner at The Capricorn House, responded to this review

I'm not really sure why you have such a vendetta towards us, and apparently you need to have the last word. All the best to you. We are all fighting personal battles. More 

Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Well. . . . where do I even start. Well lets start with the good since that list is shortest. We stayed three hellish night with these rude people. The best thing that came out of this stay was all the beach time we got in; since the water was so close. The food was horrid. stale cereal,muffins that did... More 

4 Thank TheyoungTravel
capricornbandb, Owner at The Capricorn House, responded to this review

Oh dear, how do I begin ... Being that you don't give a flying Donkey what I have to say; I do hope that this somehow reaches you. You stayed with us for 3 Hellish days, and yet during that time not one word was spoken about your dissatisfaction. I would have been very interested to know that the you... More 

Norwood, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Location is excellent except for A lot of car,bus, truck and motorcycle traffic on Sea View Ave until late at night and very early in the morning,staff is friendly,(but U pay extra for that),and breakfast is adequate. We stayed in Room #4 Starboard Deck Room, the "nicest" room with a semi-private balcony,the room next to us can see into our... More 

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Deidre D, Owner at The Capricorn House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; and taking the time to voice your concerns. It was frustrating having the large trucks on the beach; however, beyond our control and gone now having accomplished a beautiful beach restoration. As for the added gratuity fees, they are now and have always been clearly depicted on our website (since the fee was instituted). We... More 

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Additional Information about The Capricorn House

Address: 79 Seaview Ave, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Martha's Vineyard > Oak Bluffs
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
The Capricorn House Hotel Oak Bluffs
The Capricorn House Oak Bluffs, MA - Martha's Vineyard
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“Rooms with the private balcony would be nice for a couple. #2 less expensive and great for solo traveler”
 of 5 bubbles joyceb825, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Go to another "B&B"”
 of 5 bubbles 170174656, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Just don't stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles Q3421UCannas, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Do not go here”
 of 5 bubbles TheyoungTravel, 15 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Stayed in Rm #4 w/a semiprivate balcony,Rm 1 & 3 cost less & have a little less space/smaller bed, the view is just as good as rm 4.”
 of 5 bubbles CatW610, 6 Jul 2015 | Read review
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