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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 366 Reviews
Off Season Break
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this hotel. The Vineyard in the off season is largely closed and deserted, which is perfect for the lovers of peace and quiet, beautiful views, and outdoor activities, not to mention a real bargain on luxury accommodation. The staff are gracious but not intrusive, the room spotless and perfectly maintained, and the view is peerless. No problems with parking. Take the car ferry, stop at the grocery store across from the terminal, and stock up to enjoy your stay. If you don't want to use the kitchen facilities, there is a nice pub/restaurant across the road that's open all year, as are several spots around the island. Our room was quiet, had a great view of the harbor, and the furnishings were top quality. We will be back.

Home away from home
Reviewed 3 months ago

We have been staying at Vineyard Square for a few years now. It is by far our favorite hotel on the island. Each visit the staff makes us feel like it is our home away from home.
This past trip was for our anniversary, we were welcomed with a fantastic box of Chilmark Chocolates and a lovely hand-written note congratulating us on our anniversary.
During our stay Wes helped us out with restaurant recommendations. His recommendations never disappoint! Wes has a way of knowing each guest and suggesting exactly what we were looking for.
We recommend Vineyard Square to everyone!

The Vineyard
Reviewed 4 months ago

Conveniently located in the center of town. The staff was uber attentive and extremely welcoming. The room was well appointed with everything one would need while traveling. The beds were beds I would choose for my home - like sleeping on a cloud. We will definitely return to Martha's Vineyard and stay in this hotel.

Perfectly located in Edgartown
Reviewed 5 months ago

Off-season is pretty much a ghost town here in Edgartown but it is nice and relaxing. The staff were friendly and the rooms quite comfortable as well. The great sculpture in the entry way was a treat. We were a bit surprised at the lack of attention to detail however by the staff specifically with the great den that they have which would have been awesome to relax and read or watch TV and have tea or coffee by the fireplace with the chilly and rainy weather. We mentioned this to the staff and it seemed to be no big deal and the pilot light was out for some reason but for some reason had to have someone come light it...odd and doubly since off-season with nothing going on. Will say that the Newes Restaurant across the street was quite pleasant as was the walk down to the lighthouse. You can take the public bus from the ferry but be sure to have cash and you can walk to the hotel if you don't want to bring a car.

A Special Few Days!
Reviewed 6 months ago

The location of the hotel is ideal. Much of what we wanted to see in Edgartown was within walking distance. The room was perfect, both in appearance and comfort. The continental breakfast was several levels above standard. Finally, the warmth of the staff, particularly Wes and Evelyn made the stay special.