A Plain But Excellently Located Motel
Posted Oct 13, 2014
The MV Surfside is a good, comfortable place to stay. It is a little disappointing at first glimpse (the entrance is a passageway from the street, the rooms are very plain, and mine had no view), but the location more than makes up for those shortcomings. It is next door to Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company, my favorite restaurant on the island. The beach is in walking distance, but the Oak Bluffs beach really isn't that good. There was a nice garden for sitting and reading on the premises. The staff was helpful and obliging. They have a very strict no smoking policy which I like, but the staff smokes outside the office in the passageway so you walk through a cloud of smoke to your room. I opened and closed the door quickly so I wouldn't be fined for their smoke.