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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


Simply fabulous!!

My late wife and I have been coming here for 30+ years. At the outset, let me say that if you have to ask "How much?", the Charlotte Inn may not be the place for you.

The facility is outstanding. After our first visit many years ago, we came home and painted our colonial styled home white with muddy green shutters. We even installed white picket fences, just like the Charlotte Inn....

The decor is like no other- solid wood raised paneling, paintings, antiques....
I sat in one of their off-reception area, lounging rooms and marveled at how this dust bunny's dream could be so perfect.

My dinner, 5 hour Osso Bucco, was perfect as was the professional service. Next day's breakfast, while nothing extraordinary, was very pleasant, with coffee served by Paula Conover, the owner with her husband Gery.

I can't wait to go back, even in mid-winter.

Dinner at The Terrace

We dined at The Terrace Restaurant. On arrival at the Inn we were quickly ushered through to the restaurant when it would have been nice to have enjoyed the front rooms of the Inn. The lady on the front desk made it clear that we were not welcome in these rooms! In fact this lady was pleasant, but somewhat snooty and did not engage in any welcome conversation. Dinner was lovely in a charming setting. However, the food was not what we expected! The potatoes under the commonwealth chicken were burnt and the creme brûlée’s toffee top was gooey! Our waiter was friendly, but another of the wait staff was unfriendly and dismissive. We were told on booking that mobile phones and pics were not allowed, but plenty of people were using them. I’d recommend the restaurant for the setting, but not the food!

First and not last Visit to Martha's Vineyard

What an amazing experience! I can't remember a more special stay at a vintage inn. Family operated and very classy. I hated to touch anything because it was so pretty and I knew all of the decor belonged to the owners. This hotel is not for everyone but for those wanting a beautiful and quiet setting near a beautiful seaside village i would encourage you to try and book a stay. Our few days there were not enough and we cant wait to return.