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What We Love

  • The hotel offers free continental breakfast but doesn’t provide room service
  • Gorgeous views of the harbor
  • In the heart of Edgartown
  • Taking the hotel’s Schwinn bikes out for a spin
  • Comfortable suites are spacious, ranging from 650 to 950 square feet
  • WiFi is free
  • Family-friendly

What To Know

  • The property is closed during the off season from Jan. 6 to Feb. 2, 2013
  • The on-site restaurant, Chescas, is closed from October through April
  • Martha’s Vineyard is quieter during the off season, so some local businesses may be on hiatus
  • Cars aren't necessary; use the bus system or bikes to explore the island instead
  • It’s a $20 to $25 cab ride from the Vineyard Haven Ferry
  • More expansive views of the harbor can be had from the third and fourth residence club floor balconies
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The Review

A century before whale tails became synonymous with preppy chic, actual whalers lived and worked in Edgartown, on the east coast of Martha’s Vineyard. With the decline of the blubber market, the town looked to tourism to keep it afloat. Opened in 1911, the Colonial Inn was one of the first hotels on the scene. This winter the inn was transformed into the beach-chic Vineyard Square Hotel and Suites.

The tasteful rooms take their palette from the ocean: sea-green bedspreads, moss-hued couches, sand-colored floor tiles and framed nautilus shells on the walls. Rooms have thoughtful details like painted checkboard floors and large pillowy-beds.

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The hotel’s amenities are limited but efficient. Off the lobby there’s a small workout room and the Sea Spa Salon, which offers massages and facials, plus haircuts, coloring and manicures. A continental breakfast of muffins, cereal, pastries and yogurt is served each morning in the hotel’s atrium, which opens onto a courtyard. There’s a separate lobby for guests of the residential club units; it consists of a sitting area with a fireplace. And each afternoon the hotel serves cookies and tea in the main lobby — a simple, gracious touch.

The staff is helpful and supportive, offering a list of favorite activities for the week at check-in, making suggestions for nearby restaurants, and ensuring that you have helmets when you borrow the property’s bicycles. But the best part is the location–smack in the center of town but still tucked away enough to be able to laze away an afternoon on the porch’s rocking chairs.

How to Get There

Vineyard Square Hotel
38 North Water Street
Edgartown, MA 02539 United States


4.5 Very Good 360 Reviews
Full Island Experience and 5 Star Hospitality at Vineyard Square Hotel and Suites
Reviewed 12 hours ago

I enjoyed a week of island magic at the Vineyard Square Hotel and Suites. I can’t say enough about the staff! Kimberly brought my bags to my room and told me about all the best restaurants. The manager Wes, talked with me during breakfast (the most amazing continental breakfast I’ve ever had) to see if there was anything I needed. Evelyn always greeted me enthusiastically and asked how I slept. The house man, Dominic was busy attending to breakfast plates and luggage with a smile. Even the maintenance men, Earl and Jim took time to chat with me. Housekeeping staff were in and out of my room while I ate breakfast or shopped downtown. They greeted me with big smiles in the hallways. Rita asked if I needed anything at all. My room was always clean and well stocked. It’s hard to believe this building is over 100 years old. Very well- maintained!

Jennet at the front desk was so polite and professional. Everyone was just so happy to be there and genuinely cared about my experience.

The location is perfect! I could walk everywhere I needed to go. My room had two windows I could open to get a wonderful breeze through and hear the wind rustle through the trees. It is so beautiful and relaxing at the Vineyard Square Hotel. A spa on-site made it easy for me to get a massage. A big porch with rocking chairs was a great place to sit and read with a cup of tea. They even have bikes you can take for a ride!

My first trip to the East coast is so memorable thanks to all the staff at Vineyard Square Hotel and Suites!

wonderful character
Reviewed 12 hours ago

We stayed here for two nights as part of our New England tour and despite the weather, found it to be a fabulous hotel, great location, and best of all the staff were amazing, very simple but complimentary breakfast/coffee. would love to come back one day.

Wonderful weekend.
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a wonderful relaxing weekend at Vineyard Square. Good restaurants within walking distance. Staff was very helpful. Our weekend package included dinner and spa services. All were easily arranged at check in.

Tired & Overpriced
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in October 2018. While rooms were expensive they were very tired and not particularly clean. The carpet was dirty and frayed, the electrical outlet by the bed had been pushed into he wall and was partially exposed and the bed and other furniture had seen better days. They know there are limited options in Edgartown (and the hotel is in a very good location) and high demand this time of year and certainly take advantage of that. I would have no issue paying the hotel's rates if only the rooms were commensurate with what they charge. Staff was nice. Best part of the hotel were the porch and rocking chairs.

Steep price but convenient and cute
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even booking ahead, steep price for a decent hotel. Friendly staff, clean rooms, very Vineyard. We enjoyed our stay very much. Housekeeping did a very good job. Wrap your head around the Vineyard's quaint standards and you'll be fine. we would definitely stay here again.