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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 151 Reviews
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We recently spent a week there (June 2019) and just as it was the previous two stays, it is no less than perfection. As delightful and beautiful as the gardens and grounds are, they are just a hint of the spectacular beauty within. The décor suggests an English country house. The public rooms, filled with beautiful antiques and artwork, are inviting and comfortable. Our king room was in the side building. With a comfortable king bed, two wonderful overstuffed chairs and more of the same décor in the public rooms, it felt like home—actually better than. I wish my bedroom at home looked like this.

Nothing has been left to chance. Every need a guest might have has been anticipated and provided for. At the same time, it appears as if it happens effortlessly which adds to the comfortable, quiet charm of the inn.

At the helm are Gery and Paula Conover, two of the most gracious hosts possible. Despite their assuredly busy schedules, they pause to chat at length and delight in talking about the inn and their amazing collections of antiques.

Breakfast and dinner in the Terrace dining room is a wonderful experience. Served on Limoges porcelain, the food is excellent. They have a new chef this year who we spoke with us at length when we met him in the gardens on afternoon. He’s excited about his food and when it is served, his enthusiasm shows.

The Charlotte Inn is, in a word, perfection.

Lovely, for the most part
McAllister L

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!

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.