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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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Overview

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

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 328 Reviews
Spring biking trip - raising funds for MS
Reviewed 1 week ago

This property is absolutely amazing. The location is fabulous! The views are wonderful! The cleanliness is perfect! The staff is amazing! The breakfast Buffet is 5 star golden, wonderful, unbelievable!

Fantastic hotel
Reviewed 4 months ago

Stayed for few days in one of the 2 bed suites. Amazing place, the view from balcony was awesome. The rooms were really well presented. But best of all was the service- excellent. Great choice from breakfast buffet. Lovely bar and restaurant adjoining the hotel

Very charming place in a great location
Reviewed 5 months ago

We stayed here for 4 nights, including July 4th. Loved the hotel and the location. Walked around the local area quite a bit, but were also glad that we rented a car as the island has (at least) a couple of distinct areas that are too far to walk between. The hotel was older but well maintained. Rooms not exceptional but clean and tidy. Very friendly and informative staff. Very nice fireworks show from the Lighthouse Beach.

20th year wedding anniversary celebration
Reviewed 7 months ago

This was our 3rd "mini-vacation" at the Vineyard Square Hotel and we have enjoyed every one, this one being special as it was an anniversary celebration. Our suite on the 3rd floor was spacious; the view was great from the spacious balcony. Location could not be better- very close to restaurants, shops and beach. The staff were wonderful- very courteous and attentive; very helpful in terms of where to eat. We loved sitting out on the front porch in the rockers- very relaxing. The art studio next door is fantastic as well as the French restaurant- literally next door. The price of our suite was reasonable for this time of year. We plan to return next year.

VERY DISAPPOINTED
Reviewed 7 months ago

I made the reservation months ago and explained that, we were arriving on a 11:30 boat and would need an early check in to get ready for a wedding. We were told that it is not guaranteed but should not be a problem. I called again the Thursday before and explained my need for an earlier check in as we had to be at the wedding at 3:30. When we arrived at the hotel 12:30 the room was not ready which I understood. I explained again the reason for the early check in and was told that check out is at 11:00 and they were aware and would get us in ASAP. We went back to the hotel at 1:45 and were told the room was still not ready,when I expressed my displeasure I was told they don’t guarantee early check in and the ONE room available was not ready because they had an ISSUES with the room. I asked what the issue was for the ONLY room in the hotel available and was told it was not really an issue it just needed to be cleaned. I pointed out that she said that it was vacated at 11:00 am and that seems like a long time to clean the Only Room available. She then told me there was nothing she could do that we have to just wait.
I travel a lot and this person desk clerk was unprofessional and rather rude.
I will never stay here again.