Walking distance to great shops and restaurants in Edgartown
Cozy rooms with super-comfy beds
Lovely afternoon tea service
What To Know
The property is on the small side, and running into other guests is typical
Walls between rooms are a bit thin
Children under eight are not permitted
Parking on site
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Renovated Gothic Revival home in Edgartown, with period furnishings, a spa and stellar eco cred
On perfectly manicured grounds, the Hob Knob Luxury Boutique Hotel represents a New England ideal. Refurbished to its 19th-century glory, the 17-room property has charm and hospitality in spades. In keeping with its green name, the hotel uses energy-saving lights, ozone-friendly paint and nontoxic products. But a stay here is all about the cozy comforts: afternoon tea on the porch, or a glass of vintage port by the drawing room fireplace.
Bed and Bath
The rooms are clean and homey, with featherbeds and fine white linens combined with printed wallpaper and tasteful Victorian furnishings. The look is equal parts understated elegance and country charm. Rooms are all individually designed to fit the nooks and crannies of the 19th-century building, but there are modern comforts too (free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations), and all rooms have private bathrooms with tubs or showers and luxe Aveda products.
For a small hotel there is a surprising mix of amenities. Book in advance for a treatment in the small spa (or simply relax in the sauna), keep up with your fitness routine in the gym, or hop one of the cruiser bikes for a jaunt around town. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is more than happy to meet your every need, recommending activities and restaurants and simply taking the time to engage in good conversation. And while there’s no restaurant on-site, mornings start off just right thanks to a delicious homemade breakfast of berry pancakes and melt-in-your-mouth poached egg sandwiches.
In the Area
With a convenient location near all of Edgartown’s shops and restaurants and about three miles from the beach, there are myriad options for exploring the area on foot, on a bike (tip: ask the hotel to pack you a picnic and rent one of their beach cruisers) or on the hotel’s 27-foot Boston Whaler. The island’s private beaches require passes only during the summer, so plan a hike to spots like Lucy Vincent to get a glimpse of what most visitors miss. Or head farther afield on an excursion with Vineyard Ghost Walking Tours, which leads travelers through the island’s spiritual past in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. And just down the street, Atria restaurant serves fresh seafood dishes, such as grilled swordfish with watercress, dill whipped potatoes and lemon beurre blanc.
Hob Knob Luxury Boutique
128 Main Street, Box 239
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts 02539
How to Get There
Flights are available to Martha’s Vineyard Airport (MVY) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Private transfers to/from MVY, about eight miles away, are not available. Taxis to/from MVY are available for approximately $25 to $30, each way. From BOS and Boston South Station Peter Pan offers scheduled bus service to Woods Hole (about a one-hour drive), where guests can take the ferry to Vineyard Haven. Bus tickets are $30 to $40, each way. In Vineyard Haven taxis to the property are available for approximately $20 to $25, each way. There is also free parking at the edge of town, which is serviced by a free shuttle that drops guests off one block from the hotel. Should guests want to bring a private automobile from Woods Hole to Martha’s Vineyard, parking spaces must be reserved for each vehicle in advance with the Steamship Authority.