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
- 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
Just arrived today. So looking forward to our visit. This hotel is a DUMP! There was no one to greet us when we arrived, The concierge is missing in action. The front desk is below par. But let’s get to the real issues! How much effort does it take to paint a banister, sweep the floors, or glue the wall paper back on the wall? The stairs and walkways are not stable.! The decor which includes the bedroom furnishings and carpet are from 1960. Without a doubt one of the worst hotels I’ve stayed in my entire life! Even worse than that, we have to stay here for more days!! How much alcohol that require? The prices are ridiculous and I heard they are closing this hotel because it’s been bought out. Thank you Lord Jesus!
The Harbor View Hotel is rather extensive. It has rooms in the original mansion and additional rooms behind. The best room of course is the one facing the harbor and the Edgartown lighthouse. Not only do you get a fabulous view but the decor is so classic. I really love the old charm of the hotel. Aside from the view hospitality is great. You are also a stones throw away from wonderful shopping in Edgartown. You can also take the ferry to Chappy. Don’t need your car. Just hop on to the ferry and enjoy the beach
Beautiful hotel in a beautiful neighborhood. Right near the beach and has a nice clean pool. There is an incredibly helpful staff. The young woman who checked me in, Casey, was lovely and helped find everything I needed.
1st: Pest control needs to be addressed. We left one cookie in a wrapper on the nightstand and it was saturated with bugs the next morning. 2nd: The morning wait staff is subpar in Henry's. They forgot the toast, and when they brought it we had to ask for butter. After breakfast was done butter showed up. What's sad is we heard all the other tables complain that their toast never showed up. One table I understand, but everybody??? 3rd: I left my computer charger in my room. Called one hour after we checked out. Front desk they will check on it. I told them exactly where it was. They took my number and said they will call me. I never heard from them. Sad now I need to go out and buy another one when I know they have it, but will fail to return it. I offered to pay for postage. Stay somewhere else, so you can avoid the bad service we experienced.
My family and I were really looking forward to staying at the Harbor View as part of a conference. We had heard it was one of the best hotels on the island and that we would love it. WRONG!!!! The staff was very attentive and helpful but several of hotel structures are not well maintained. Apparently it is in the process of being sold. I am amazed the new buyer would want it. The main hotel rooms were dated in disrepair and the worst part was the stink!!! It had water damage, had mold and smelled of mildew. It was such a disappointment. The renovated family suites - which are crazy expensive - did seem to be OK, but the basic rooms were way overpriced and sad.