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
From the time reservations were made, we knew this was going to be a memorable weekend. Because we were traveling to the vineyard for a 50th birthday celebration, we needed reservations for a restaurant. The front desk staff, owner, was so helpful in setting this up for us at Alchmey ( a must try ). They welcomed us upon our arrival and gave us a tour. We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon tea and treats along with spa treatments on a rainy Saturday.This stay and B & B was top notch and we all cannot wait to return!
The most beautifully decorated and impeccably clean place with comfortable beds dressed in wonderful linens, delicious breakfast and the nicest property manager Diane!!! #1 spot to stay in Martha's Vineyard for sure!!!
The nicest five star boutique property we have visited in many years
I travel extensively in my job and have stayed at many luxury properties including a number of Ritz Carlton properties.
The indelible charm, luxury accommodations , great location , and the amazing food of the Hob Knob rival any Ritz.
The GM ( Diane) is highly skilled at her craft and her attention to detail and commitment to the customer experience made for a wonderful three night stay for my wife and me
We can't wait to return
My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Hob Knob for our Honeymoon. We absolutely loved our stay. We were greeted by the personal touch of champagne and cookies in our room. The breakfast was delicious, and we enjoyed the cozy sitting room. The spa was fantastic with excellent masseuses and steam room plus sauna! Lastly, the manager Diane is truly a gem. She is professional and personable and made our stay feel homey and relaxing. Looking forward to coming back again!
A wonderful, comfortable and friendly inn. Room was very clean and the bed very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent. Location to downtown Edgartown is convenient. We have property on Chappaquiddick but needed to stay in town one night. We couldn't have been more pleased. The off season rates are quite reasonable given the quality of the inn and their accommodations. We will definitely recommend the Hob Knob to guests.