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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 146 Reviews
Amazing - 5 stars is not enough!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled to MV for our anniversary and had read the Trip Advisor reviews on The Charlotte Inn, so we decided to stay here. I can't begin to describe how beautiful this place is - from the minute we walked in we never wanted to leave! The staff is so welcoming, the inn and gardens are unbelievably beautiful, and the room was amazing. The inn is in a perfect location - right off the main road down a quiet street. We could walk everywhere in Edgartown, and rented a car one day to explore the rest of the island. The staff at the Charlotte Inn made our stay so perfect - they made sure we had reservations for dinner, our room was always in perfect order every time we returned, and it really felt like we were their special guests. I can't say enough about this place - I have told anyone who is thinking of going to MV absolutely has to stay here! One of a kind - we have been all over the world and this by far was the best place we have ever stayed!

The kind of place you really enjoy coming back to at the end of the day.
Reviewed 2 months ago

Located in Edgartown on a quiet sidestreet. We usually found a parking spot nearby. The Inn is a very short walk to everything Edgartown has to offer. The Inn is so beautiful and interesting both inside and out. The interior is very elegant. The attention to detail is amazing. We stayed in room 10. I highly recommend it as long as you don't mind a queen size bed. We loved the room. They think of everything from a great shower head, to Bulgari toiletries, to lots of hooks to hang things in the bathroom and so much more. The restaurant was excellent. We had my wife's birthday dinner there and thoroughly enjoyed it. Everyone that works there is very nice. Thank you Charlotte Inn for a great stay.

Reviewed 3 months 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 months 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 1 year 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.