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What We Love

  • The excellent collection of British art and antiques from the late 1800s
  • Discreet and personal service feels Old World without being stuffy
  • Chef Justin Melnick serves tasty all-American fare at Terrace at the Charlotte Inn restaurant
  • Location a short walk from Edgartown’s shops and restaurants

What To Know

  • The pristine sands of South Beach are a 10-minute drive away
  • A car is advisable, and ferry reservations are required in advance
  • A quiet haven from Vineyard crowds
  • No pets, groups or children under 14 allowed and cellphones are not permitted in the common areas
  • Half of the 17 rooms are up stairs, some of them steep


  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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The Review

Your arrival at the Charlotte Inn is recorded by hand in a ledger atop an antique Scottish barrister’s desk. It’s a proper welcome to this elegant enclave’s homage to Edwardian England, all gleaming mahogany, rich velvet and polished silver. The 19 guestrooms — all unique — feel grand, with 19th-century paintings and special treats, including some with fireplaces and one with a grand piano.

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During the off-season, guests bask in the romantic elegance of the Charlotte Inn, sipping tea or brandy by the fire, taking walks on the blustery beach and visiting the boutiques and tony restaurants of the surrounding towns. The hotel will welcome fall with the opening of a new restaurant that will serve simple, well-executed continental fare on Limoges china — because this is one inn that knows how to kick your average beach getaway up a notch.

How to Get There

The Charlotte Inn
27 South Summer Street
Edgartown, MA 02539 United States


4.5 Very Good 150 Reviews
Lovely, for the most part
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at the Charlotte Inn was a beautiful step back in time. Everything about the inn is elegant and lovely. Sadly, I withhold the fifth star because of one incident and one staff member. When I booked the room, I explained that we would be getting there about 11:00. That day, I called and confirmed that we would be arriving about 11:00. When we arrived, lights were out and doors were locked. We knocked and tried what we could to get inside without success. I began calling the emergency number and continued to call and knock for nearly a half hour before someone heard us. According to my cell phone, I made the first call at 11:06. Luckily and finally, Carol heard us and we were let in. Carol was apologetic and accommodating, and she continued to be so for the remainder of our stay. She offered us breakfast, which was gracious and which we were able to take advantage of one day. Unfortunately, when we got into the room, I could not get on the internet for something I needed because the password on the instructions provided had been changed. We found this out the next morning from Christie, who was rude and condescending, and she also continued to be so for the rest of our stay. Another staff member we dealt with was Lindsay. She was charming and welcoming, friendly and hospitable, an absolute delight. Our waiter at dinner, Charlie, was also a pleasure.

Beautiful Inn!
Reviewed 2 months ago

My husband and I stayed at this beautiful Inn for one night and had a very nice time. The staff and owners make themselves available and are very warm and inviting. Our room was beautifully appointed, the bed and pillow were super comfortable and the cleaning staff came in several times so everything was immaculate. We had dinner there and the dining room is gorgeous (a large sunroom) and they have a new chef who is top notch. The whole place is filled with antiques and paintings.

The only con I would say is we are used to staying at B&Bs with a pretty sumptuous breakfast included in the room rate and the breakfast at the inn was very nice but pricey and portions were pretty dainty.

We would definitely stay again though.

Reviewed 3 months ago

My husband and I have been dining at The Charlotte Inn in its lovely Terrrace Restaurant for a number of years. Our favorite dish is the halibut but truly everything is delicious, with friendly and professional service.The setting is lovely and elegant,day or night, spring, summer or fall. Only recently did we have occasion to stay at The Charlotte Inn- our stay was fantastic from Lindsey's warm welcome to our checkout (we really didn't want to leave this special place)! Our room was so thoughtfully and expertly decorated, and no detail was overlooked. It was St. Patrick's Day weekend and we found a beautiful illustrated book about the historic towns in Ireland in the wonderful book collection in our room. The bed was so very comfortable and the linens were pressed and so soft. Just when you think it can't get any better even the bath products were a treat- Hermes soap and Bulgari toiletries -- divine!!! The power of the showerhead was just like the good old days- plenty of water!! On our way through the Inn to dine at The Terrace, you are treated to a beautiful array of art work from local artists, which Lindsey mentioned you can also access online at Artsy, just in case you change your mind about that beautiful little painting when you return home! Paula and Gery Conover, who have owned the Inn for over 40 years, deliver what is promised- a memorable experience.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Since my partner , Ron McArthur , and I first discovered Martha's Vineyard just four years ago , we have developed a close relationship with that wonderful part of the World , and all that it has to offer. We have recently returned from our third ten-day vacation there . The Charlotte Inn has been our home on each occasion , and every time we have been pampered to the extreme . We love travelling and are fortunate to have enjoyed many superb hotel experiences .Nevertheless we both agree that , considering all aspects , it is difficult to recall another hotel that has satisfied our requirements so completely . In our opinion , the setting inside and out , is completely unparalleled by any other property in which we have stayed .

Paula and Gery , owners for well over forty years , remain on hand and visible. They are admirably supported by a hand-picked team in all areas. Carol , Christie and Lindsay at Front of House , ensure that all plans come to fruition . Jeremy , James and many others create a restaurant experience that cannot be faulted . Then , of course is the support team whom we do not necessarily encounter , but who are always on hand to keep the rooms and grounds totally impeccable. We always knew that , on returning from breakfast , we would find that our beautiful room had already been cleaned and polished . A marvellous and very convenient touch !

We have reviewed The Charlotte Inn following previous visits. We never have anything about which we could complain. The Inn totally reflects the restrained sophistication that prevails on Martha's Vineyard . Congratulations , and a very sincere thank you to you all until we return for our next MV 'fix' !
Very Warmly , Ron and Peter , Port Hope , Ontario , Canada .

True Perfection...can't wait to go back!
Reviewed 8 months ago

My husband and I cannot wait to go back. Absolute beautiful and comfortable accommodations, perfect location and the staff is second to none. Our room was just amazing, comfy queen size four poster bed, with beautiful, luxurious bedding and decorations, working fireplace, spacious closets and gorgeous bathroom with outstanding amenities. The owners are on site and truly lovely.
We dined in the restaurant for breakfast and had cocktails in the library...wonderful!! The grounds are breathtaking and the location of this beautiful Inn is walking distance to everything in downtown Edgartown. We cannot wait to go back; my husband and I travel a lot and by far, this is the best hotel we have every stayed at!