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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 144 Reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at The Charlotte Inn for a nice getaway and we were not disappointed! The Inn is as lovely as it appears online, the atmosphere as relaxing as I imagined and the food was exquisite! The halibut was my favorite but every dish was delicious. The great food was icing on the cake! A must try restaurant even if not staying at the inn.

All star
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second year I’ve stayed there and I can’t think of a hotel that spends more detail to making a charming place. Can’t say enough about this wonderful family run spot
From when you arrive and they bring your bags. To the local candy in your room. The grounds are spotless and the rooms all have a different charm. Thanks for a wonderful stay

Charming hotel with all the amenities
Reviewed 9 months ago

My husband and I stayed at the property for two nights and enjoyed every minute. This charming old seafaring captains home has been lovingly restored and maintained by the same couple for over 40-years. We had a room in the ‘next door’ property vs the main house. It was beautifully appointed with antiques and a large, very comfortable king size bed. The bathroom was very large with a ‘old fashioned’ free standing tub with a shower feature (no separate shower stall). Towels were luxurious (I always grade a property by their towels!), and bath products top drawer (Hermes). Everything you would expect from a Relais and Chateau property.

Best restaurant on the island hands down!
Reviewed 10 months ago

The most gorgeous atmosphere for an Inn on the island. Every antique is absolutely authentic and it's like being in a manor in the Cotswolds. Lovely gardens, amazing property. Fantastic dinner with a friendly local native waiter! We LOVE this Inn!

Beautiful property, but dining doesn't rise to the level of the surroundings.
Reviewed 11 months ago

We booked here on the recommendation of local friends. The property is worth a visit. Dinner was perfectly good, but not as special as the ambiance. We suggest stopping in to see the public areas, but go to Detente for a memorable dinner.