Hob Knob Luxury Boutique
What We Love
- Rate includes daily made-to-order breakfast
- 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
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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.
How to Get There
As expected, our stay at Hob Knob was perfect, again! The location is perfect, as we can walk to main street in Edgartown. My favorite spot is the porch. Coming back to the Hob Knob late at night from backdoor donuts with a bottle of wine and relaxing on the porch is the perfect way to end the night. Breakfast is excellent and so is the mid afternoon tea and snacks. the staff is amazing as well. Don't leave without trying the scones.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hob Knob. Very nice old house that has been modernized and turned into s boutique hotel. Excellent breakfast every morning with many choices. Also afternoon tea. Small spa & gym on premises. The managers Duane & Kelly couldn’t have been nicer as well as the rest of the staff. Easy walking into downtown Edgartoen or to small beach close by. Good location as well. We highly recommend Hob Knob!
I had such a lovely stay at the Hob Knob! As a single guest, I felt welcomed and well taken care of. Lovely, clean accommodations, delicious breakfasts and kind and friendly staff. The wait staff took their time to chat with me. Beautiful veranda to sit on with a good book. I will return!
We expected an excellent experience from a such a high end resort property but our expectations were exceeded. You won’t find a more charming destination than Edgartown with its beautiful historic homes and seaside vistas, and the Hob Knob is an amazing place to enjoy it. The facility itself is in a perfect location and has been updated to offer all expected luxury amenities without sacrificing the charm of a gorgeous historic home and inn. However, it is the general manager and staff who make it truly special. They deliver on all the promises in their marketing literature and then some. The whole time we were there, we were made to feel welcome and special. We are anxious to return.
Having always wanted to visit Martha's Vineyard I spent some time researching before we chose where to stay. I was not disappointed! The Hob Knob was exactly what I was hoping for. From the first informational phone call (in which I had the good fortune to speak with Kelly )to the very last day we were treated with the best customer/guest service. Since Kelly was the first contact I had with the hotel she was truly responsible for us choosing the Hob Knob. Kelly took so much time answering all my questions and helping me with the ins and outs of getting to the island, She was the perfect representative for the hotel and set the tone for what was to be the perfect vacation. The Hob Knob exemplified the charm and delight of Martha's Vineyard and made us feel so welcomed and special. On first arriving you immediately fall into vacation mode and happily realize you picked the right place to stay. Diane checked us in and gave us a tour of the hotel so we were sure not to miss out on any of the amenities. Our room was so pretty and incredibly immaculate. I had the best sleep each night with such a comfortable bed. The gourmet farm to table breakfast (which was included) was off the chart delicious and we were served by the wonderful Monica who greeted us each morning with her lovely smile. Since we only had 3 days to explore the island the concierge help map out all the highlights and had transportation details all worked out in advance for us. We were given a list of recommended places to eat at and they did not disappoint. Snezana suggested visiting Aquinnah Cliffs and by far that was the most memorable experience of our trip. Kelly, Snezanna and Victoria seemed to enjoy sharing all the ins and outs of the island and were very knowledgeable about all the wonderful spots to visit on the island. Thanks to them we had a great itinerary for our short stay. I would recommend the Hob Knob Boutique Hotel and Spa to anyone wanting to experience fabulous food, excellent guest care, beautiful grounds on this lovely island.