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
From the moment we arrived, we enjoyed the sincere and professional staff’s attention which was dedicated to making every moment of our experience relaxing and joyful. Our room was finely furnished with everything in perfect working condition. The morning coffee was excellent (always freshly brewed and smooth. The complementary breakfast buffet was healthy and robust with many choices; the overnight oatmeal is not to be missed. Meals can be enjoyed inside or outside. The sauna, steam shower and massage services made my wife’s experience all she wanted for a romantic weekend getaway in celebration of her birthday this week. The Edgartown harbor is a short walk from the hotel so we could leave our car in the ample parking lot behind the hotel when going out for excursion, shopping, dinner and ice cream!! Beach towels were available as part of the room accoutrements so we didn’t have to bring or buy our own. Each evening, tea and cookies were offered to make our end of the day serene. We highly recommend this fine establishment for anyone seeking the highest standards of luxurious comfort and professional service.
The Hob Knob is a beautiful Inn expertly run by Diane, Abby, Sam and Peter. The staff was quick to respond and helpful to Emails prior to our visit. Just entering Hob Knob, located in beautiful Edgartown for our 4 night stay, is a treat in itself. Every attention to detail and beauty is apparent. My daughter and I were traveling together. We were greeted in the most gracious manner. The staff was very helpful with information about what to see and do, where to dine and took care of reservations for us. There is a beautiful veranda outside on which we enjoyed our delicious buffet breakfasts prepared by Peter and his staff. The veranda is also the perfect place to relax in a rocking chair or beautiful upholstered furniture. There are also various common rooms on the property which offer additional areas to relax. Our room was upgraded, an upstairs room that was very lovely. A short walk from the Inn is Main Street, a charming street filled with shops, cafes and restaurants, a perfect location.We rented a car for one day to explore the various towns on the Vineyard. The staff helped with that as well. A small gift shop is available. Our only suggestion is providing guests with bottles of waters at no cost each day. This is the perfect spot on the Vineyard and if and when we return to the Island, our first choice for accommodations would be Hob Knob Inn. A beautiful Inn!
Have been to MV many times have stayed at many high end locations and HobKnob is as good or better than we have ever stayed at. Rooms beautiful very clean service excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful. Have to spend time on porch either coffee in am or drink at end of night.