What We Love
- Fully loaded iPads crammed with restaurant, spa, and bike path suggestions are presented at check-in
- Tivoli bluetooth radios in all guest rooms
- Nightly drinks by the patio fire pit
- The hotel's convenient, just-off-Main-Street address
What To Know
- A loaner J. Crew beach bag is provided to all guests
- Breakfast, included with your room, is the only meal served onsite (there is an all-day coffee and tea station)
- Parking is free
- Some rooms are accessible via stairs only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Victorian-era manse modernized with French-Caribbean flair and local photography, in the heart of Edgartown
The Massachusetts-based Lark group, whose collection includes boutique properties across New England and California, is a proponent of unpretentious, whimsical hideaways. Both qualities are delivered in spades at this intimate Martha’s Vineyard hotel, located on the island’s eastern side. You won’t find the island’s signature shabby-chic furnishings here. Instead, glossy wooden floors and mid-century modern furniture spruce up the 15 rooms—a kind of warmth that extends to the property’s gregarious staff, who’re always at the ready with recommendations or refreshments (they’ve been known to pack pastries to-go for beach picnics). Guests can’t help but mingle at the nightly happy hour, where a BYOB evening mixer bar pairs with tipples from the neighboring liquor shop. Socializing is also encouraged at the sophisticated lobby lounge, a St. Bart’s-meets-Hamptons inspired space clad in teal blues and creams, as well as the charming breakfast nook, where you can expect freshly-baked cinnamon loaves, mini frittatas, and fresh fruit.
In the Area
The hotel is a 20-minute ride from the Vineyard’s ferry terminals (most visitors opt for the 45-minute boat ride from Cape Cod). A former whaling town, Edgartown is especially known for its pretty Greek revival homes. The hotel’s super central location puts you close to the town’s best shopping: from Indian block-print cotton rugs and rattan backpacks at Lodestone to beach cover-ups at Edgar, the stylish souvenirs are as countless as the delectable dining options. Raw 19 Oyster Bar, where the oysters are supposedly “shucking amazing,” and The Covington, which serves up farm-to-table fare and fresh bowls of pasta, are two favorites.
How to Get There
We loved our time here. The room was clean and well decorated. The location is perfect. The breakfast was tasty and the women who work here are very accommodating. After Marla at the front desk found out that we were celebrating our babymoon at The Christopher, we came back one afternoon to find the cutest Martha’s Vineyard onesie in our room with a personal note. It was a very unexpected and greatly appreciated personal touch. We’ll always have fond memories of this trip and hope to return to The Christopher one day!
Beautiful building close to everything in Edgartown. Nice rooms, comfy beds and great shower. 3pm cookies and 24/7 coffee available. Very helpful when you arrive with local knowledge. Lovely stay thank you
My friend and I stayed at The Christopher for our girls trip in mid September. What a perfect location! We were welcomed by Marla, who immediately felt like a long lost friend and wasted no time sharing her secrets of where to explore and what to eat. Our room was just enough space for us and cheerily decorated. The fire pit in the back courtyard was the perfect reading nook on a breezy afternoon. The staff also provided us with beach chairs which was a wonderful amenity. We enjoyed homemade breakfast every morning in the cozy dining room. You are a mere two block walking distance to the Main Street in Edgartown as well as the waterfront. After a few days here, we left feeling like we had just visited family and stayed in their home. I look forward to my next stay!