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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Loved this hotel. The location was great because we could walk to downtown and restaurants. The staff was friendly and helpful. The cookies, tea, and coffee in the afternoon were a nice touch. The great breakfast in the morning was a big hit. Loved the room and the quiet peacefulness of the whole hotel. Would definitely stay here again when we come back to Martha’s Vineyard. Highly recommend this hotel.
Highly recommend. Not only beautiful impeccably maintained property, but excellent location. Complimentary breakfast was a plus, as was afternoon tea. Very attentive staff. Would go back without hesitation.
My husband and I had a private ceremony at the Hob Knob. Diane Carr, the General Manager, made the whole process seamless. She arranged every little detail and we had a perfect day! The resort itself is beautiful and the whole staff is amazing. The service is five star and we can’t wait to return. We will never forget the hospitality the whole staff bestowed on us.