Finding the perfect New Bedford hotel takes a little perseverance as the options are slightly
limited as compared to surrounding areas. When looking
for a New Bedford hotel keep in mind that the waterfront
and historic districts are quite nice to stay near if
possible and just alleviates that much more travel time.
There are plenty of things to do in New Bedford and the
towns lovely and well-kept beaches are a big part of the
local activities. Natural Parks in the are offer trails
for hiking, biking and just exploring the natural beauty
that surrounds New Bedford.
One New Bedford hotel that is most intriguing is called Captain Haskell's Octagon House which is a pet friendly bed and breakfast style accommodation. Built in 1847-1848 for the master of the New Bedford whaler Mercury and his wife, additions and architectural adornments were added to the house in the 1860's. This house is considered an American architectural curiosity now but was quite normal back in the brief "Octagon Mode" inspired by Orson Squire Fowler. Regarding hotels in New Bedford, this one is definitely unique
Restoration of the house started in the 1980's and the interior is defined by marble fireplaces, Staffordshire tile hearths, craved papyrus leaf door casings, oak parquet floors, a spiral staircase, a marble floored conservatory circa 1860 and an old fashioned city garden. 4 beautiful appointed classic Victorian style rooms are available at the Octagon House and as far as authenticity of furnishings and Victorian adornments, many other hotels in new Bedford don't come close.
Many hotels in New Bedford were once homes to whaling captains and the Orchard Street Manor is no different. Built in 1845 to 1846 the house was renovated and expanded in classic Georgia-Revival style in 1903 by a cotton baron. When renovated into guest accommodations this classic home was an excellent addition to the New Bedford hotels list. This New Bedford hotels common areas include a gracious dining room, game room, grand foyer entrance and a bar and lounge area. There are 5 spacious and beautifully decorated private guestrooms located inside and rates are from $125 and up but check before booking. This New Bedford hotels area attractions include the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the New Bedford Art Museum, Buttonwood Park Zoo, the Zeiterion Theater and the New Bedford National Whaling Park.
One other New Bedford MA hotel which has an extensive
range of amenities for guests is the New Bedford Days
Inn. With extremely affordable rates starting at $69 and
up (check before booking) this New Bedford MA hotel is
located close to Marthas
Vineyard, golf courses,
the Whaling Museum and many other attractions. The hotel
features a bar and lounge, 24 hour front desk service,
free parking, fitness center and spa, valet services and
a restaurant on the premises. Guest room amenities include
modem lines, telephone, room service, safes, TV, microwave
Sometimes a New Bedford MA hotel can be a challenge to find, especially in peak season so absolutely make sure to book ahead if visiting in the summer. Dining, shopping and sightseeing require much less creativity and there's lots of fun things to do in this charming place. New Bedford can be a good place from which to make day trips to Marthas Vineyard and is close enough to Boston and Cambridge for visiting as well.