THE BEST HOTEL IN MARTHA’S VINEYARD – Summercamp Hotel Martha’s Vineyard
In my ONE NIGHT IN MARTHA’S VINEYARD post, I briefly mentioned that I was spending the night at Summercamp Hotel in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard.
When I was looking for somewhere to spend a short night in Martha’s Vineyard, I had a few requirements. The hotel had to be in a prime location of Oak Bluffs, priced right, and if it could be on the newer side, that would be just peachy. There is nothing worse than a hotel that has the old musty hotel smell. If you’ve ever stayed in an older hotel, you know what I’m talking about.
When I started my research for where to stay, I quickly came across a hotel that met all of my criteria. The hotel I settled on was Summercamp Hotel by Lark Hotels in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. Summercamp Hotel just had its first complete season this year (2016). The hotel was previously called Wesley Hotel; after a complete top to bottom renovation, it was renamed Summercamp Hotel.
When you initially hear the name Summercamp Hotel, the last thing that you think of is luxury. I initially thought that it was some type of campground, but I was proven wrong once I started looking through their website. From what I saw online, their hotel was located in the heart of Oak Bluffs, priced at $149 and up, and it just went under a full renovation.
Due to booking the hotel at the last minute, I was left with only one option for which room I would choose. The only option I had was a King room that was going to cost $309 for the night. Now I know that that price is hard to swallow, but considering it’s a brand new hotel, and it is in the best location on Martha’s Vineyard, I was willing to splurge for the night. The Summercamp Hotel is within walking distance to the beach, Back Door Donuts, Mad Martha’s, Vineyard Vine, and more.
When I arrived at the hotel around 9pm, I walked up to the check-in desk and was quickly checked into room #6, which was located right up a set of stairs just off of the lobby.
The hotels décor is all based around summer camp. They have endless pictures of canoes on the wall, badminton rackets artistically displayed, and the overall vibe just screams summer.
The part about Summercamp Hotel that really impressed me was the fact that they were able to pull off a summer camp theme while still having that modern luxury hotel feeling.
If you are going there with kids, they’re going to love the game room that is just off the lobby; it has Twister, Jenga, ping pong, a movie screen, and more.
After admiring the stunning Summercamp lobby, I headed up to room #6.
Upon entering the room, I was pleasantly surprised by my nice welcome message and the little bag of cookies. For future hotels out there, greeting your guests with cookies in their room is always a great way to win your guests over.
The room was very clean and it was a hotel room that I actually wish I had more time to enjoy. They did a good job of bring their summer camp themed décor right into the room.
Every room is equipped with a fancy 43” smart TV, fluffy robes, Tivoli radios, luxury toiletries from Lather, and even a mini-fridge.
The king bed was one of the most comfortable mattresses that I had ever slept on in a hotel. My opinion could have been skewed due to the fact that by the time I actually made it to the bed, I had been awake for almost 24 hours.
The bathroom had all of the fancy soaps from Lather, which made taking a shower a nice treat. Who doesn’t like smelling like an orange?
When I go to sleep, I like to have a glass of water next to my bed. If I wake up thirsty in the middle of the night that last thing I want to have to do is get up just to get water. If you head out of your room and go down to the ‘Camp Canteen’, you can get a glass camp bottle and fill it was some filtered water.
While you’re at the Camp Canteen, you can get a wide variety of drinks and snacks. In the morning, they have coffee and different types of pastries. The Camp Canteen is also going to be your one stop shop for all of the Summercamp Hotel swag that you’re going to want to buy. A Summercamp Hotel t-shirt and beach towel will make a great gift for someone back home or you can just do what I did and keep them for yourself.
If there is one thing about the Summercamp Hotel that sets itself apart from the other hotels in Martha’s Vineyard, it would have to be their extensive patio, which has rocking chairs overlooking the harbor. If I had more time, I would have loved to spend a few hours out on the patio relaxing. The good thing is that there’s always next time.
When I went to check out, I asked them if they could hold the luggage for the day while I went around and explored Martha’s Vineyard. I was pleasantly surprised that they actually have a large bay of lockers just for holding your luggage for the day!
Summercamp Hotel is now my go-to hotel for all of my future visits to Martha’s Vineyard. The service was fantastic, the décor was stunning, the harbor view was to die for, and you can’t beat the location.
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