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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


Amazing hotel with exceptional staff

We came to MV for a weekend getaway and we planned our stay at the Vineyard Square Hotel. This couldn’t have been a more perfect choice. From the minute we walked into this charming hotel, we were surrounded by truly exceptional staff. Audrey checked us in and immediately made us feel welcome. We enjoyed a nice small chin-wag with her before we went up to our suite on the 4th floor. The suite overlooked the harbor and had a balcony with spectacular views. We were in the heart of Edgartown and from the moment we walked in, we knew we picked the right place. Breakfast was avail each morning. Evelyn and Sandi were also working the front desk through our weekend there. I cannot say enough positive things about all three women. Evelyn and Sandi took care of us and helped us with questions we had about the island, places to go and just a friendly smiling face each time we walked in from an outing.
We would stay here again without hesitation.

Great location

Enjoyed our visit to vineyard square. We were in queen room. Somewhat basic but adequate. I would not rate it a five star hotel but nice boutique type hotel. Limited electric sockets ( needed for chargers , etc.), small vanity, comfortable bed, great breakfast. For the most part, staff was nice but seemed a little frazzled when busy but tried to help. I only had one experience with a staff member who very obviously ignored me when I was standing at the counter and he would not even acknowledge my presence. The hotel is in a perfect location in Edgartown. Close to restaurants, bars and shops.

Great Location!

We just returned from a wonderful 4-night stay in Martha’s Vineyard, and couldn’t ask for a better location in Edgartown. The hotel staff was very accommodating, room was perfectly adequate for our needs, and the lovely breakfast was a pleasant surprise! We enjoyed the rocking chairs on the porch each evening as we watched the activity on Water Street. There’s also a top floor veranda that has an amazing view of the city and harbor. We will return!