Harbor View Hotel
What We Love
- Cozy cottages with vaulted ceilings, washer/dryers and private patios
- Grilled oysters at on-site Henry’s, one of the island’s best pubs
- The view of the Edgartown Lighthouse from the porch at sunset
- It’s just a short walk from downtown Edgartown’s historic mansions
What To Know
- The secluded location is a 10-minute walk from Edgartown
- The hotel has a fitness center
- Rooms in the Mayhew Building offer views of the pool and the gardens
- The kids' club is seasonal
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On Starbuck’s Neck, a stretch of land at the end of Water Street, the Harbor View Hotel has one of the most iconic and picturesque views on Martha’s Vineyard, and it’s just a short walk from downtown Edgartown’s historic mansions. Nab one of the turquoise rocking chairs on the expansive wraparound porch and admire the 45-foot tall Edgartown Lighthouse and waterfront scenery.
Bed and Bath
Originally built in 1891, the 114 guestrooms are divided between two buildings that house single rooms and several cottage suites. Sand-colored couches, red checkerboard-pattern bedspreads, vaulted ceilings with wrought iron chandeliers and working fireplaces characterize the rooms. The cottages come with washers and dryers, ample lounging space and patios that overlook the gardens, while the neutral bathrooms have over-tub showers, luxe amenities and plush robes.
Year-round Henry’s Hotel Bar, an Old World–style pub hidden behind the main dining room, is a favorite with both guests and locals for its grilled oysters and modern seafood dishes, as well as the open ocean views. Water Street, the hotel’s larger restaurant, offers a stellar Sunday brunch, which includes a raw bar, carving stations, waffles, cod cakes, omelets and a bakery’s worth of homemade pastries. It’s just the fuel you need to start exploring idyllic Martha’s Vineyard.
In the Area
The island’s private beaches require passes only during the summer, so plan a hike to spots like Lucy Vincent to get a glimpse of what most visitors miss. Or have a bike delivered by Edgartown Bicycles, and pedal west to explore the tiny, picturesque harbor at Menemsha and the breathtaking Aquinnah Cliffs at Gay Head. For advanace trip planning, visit TicketsMV and get a leg up on upcoming events, festivals and concerts in the area.
How to Get There
We stayed here while visiting our daughter who lives on the island. Carlos Guzman, the front desk manager, went above and beyond to make sure our stay was excellent. A definite asset to this busy hotel. Ronchelle and Anna at the front desk always had warm welcoming smiles. Our room was beautiful, well-appointed and spotless. The Roxana Bar has great drinks and food, and the bartenders (Dione and Brendan) made the times we spent there fun and enjoyable. We had an amazing brunch at Bettini's. Bridget, the food and beverage manager, is an absolute sweetheart and attentive to everyone's needs. Darlene, the concierge, is excellent. The staff seems like a big family, and we felt like we were part of it. The grounds were beautiful, and we loved the easy walk to Edgartown. The location is amazing, and everything you would want for a Martha's Vineyard vacation/stay. We will definitely be back to Harbor View!
What a wonderful experience! It is a beautiful hotel with great restaurants and staff. The concierge, Darlene was the best. Helped us with all our questions. Staying at the Harbor View Hotel was spectacular.
We loved our visit to the Harbour View Hotel. It’s proximity to Edgartown was the best part! The hotel has great bikes and helmets that are complimentary and were perfect for exploring the gorgeousness of Edgartown and beyond. The hotel itself was newly refurbished and staff were eager to please. The pool out the back was lovely, but unfortunately unheated. The vista from the front porch was lovely as it looked over the lighthouse and water, but you were unable to eat breakfast on the porch. The weekend we stayed there was a wedding in the hotel and instead of being contained to the function areas the wedding celebration were throughout all the common areas of the hotel which meant we had to dine out on the Saturday night and could only dine at the restaurant for breakfast. The concierge also recommended a tour that was not four/five star and it appeared like she had recommended a friend. In addition, our bedroom smelled of dampness. Overall this hotel was a unique experience, but needs stronger management and consistency if it wants to have the wow factor!