Harbor View Hotel

Cape Cod, New England

The hotel

There’s enough nautical navy, whitewashed wood and rustic rattan at Harbor View Hotel to put you straight in the Cape Cod spirit. Surrounded by historic Edgartown homes, once owned by whaling captains, you’ll find the odd bit of maritime memorabilia adding to the seaside theme, but it’s the dining and entertainment that really set the scene. Alongside the tapas and New England microbrews of Henry’s bar, the casually cool Lighthouse Grill brings island sourced produce and views of Edgartown Lighthouse and Harbour. Featuring in top hotel lists by travel aficionados including Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazine, this Martha’s Vineyard favourite comes alive each summer with events like yoga on The Great Lawn, adult-only swim sessions, family sandcastle competitions, water balloon games, and crabbing at the lighthouse.

Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Yoga
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On Martha’s Vineyard, this hotel is within walking distance of all of Edgartown’s attractions, including Lighthouse Beach, being just 5 minutes’ walk from the main town and its shopping. There are restaurants, fishing, biking and jogging trails, sailing, theatres, and more beaches all nearby. It’s also just a 20 minute drive to the 9 hole Mink Meadows Golf Course. Transfer time from Boston Logan International Airport: 2 hours 30 minutes.

Hotel information

114 rooms and suites in 3 areas: the historic hotel, Governor Mayhew Building, and Captain’s Cottages. All with TV with cable channels, complimentary WiFi, fridge, coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, and bathrobes. Standard Rooms are located in the Mayhew Building and are packed with Cape Cod charm and elegant nautical touches, offering either pool or garden view with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Lighthouse Grill (casual grill with focus on locally sourced fish, steak and chops, with children’s menus, breakfast and seasonal dinners). Henry’s (tapas, small plates and full-size entrees, New England microbrews, and speciality cocktails). North 41 (poolside bar with dining and desserts menu, seasonal). Room service* (seasonal). Outdoor swimming pool (seasonal, heated). Pool cabanas* (7:00am-8:00pm). Fitness centre. Room service*. Yoga and morning fitness walks (seasonal). Concierge. Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary parking.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Milestone Birthday Celebration

Dec 16, 2020 BobHod55 Beverly, Massachusetts

Having never been to Martha's Vineyard my wife really wanted to go for her 60th birthday. In researching where Harbor View immediately caught our attention because of its beauty, history and location. Our stay lived up to our expectations and it was wonderful. The room was comfortable, beautifully decorated, and amenities just what you'd… Read more
Having never been to Martha's Vineyard my wife really wanted to go for her 60th birthday. In researching where Harbor View immediately caught our attention because of its beauty, history and location. Our stay lived up to our expectations and it was wonderful. The room was comfortable, beautifully decorated, and amenities just what you'd want. With all that, what stood out from the moment we walked in to the moment we walked out was the staff. Front desk to housekeeping to restaurant everyone was professional, well trained, attentive and truly seemed to enjoy hospitality. No question in our minds that we will be staying at Harbor View whenever we are on Martha's Vineyard! Read less
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Dec 8, 2020 magnificentearth

We had a 5-star experience at The Harbor View during Thanksgiving week, being welcomed & treated as if we were honored guests. The staff went out of their way time and time again to ensure our stay was safe (during the pandemic with all CDC guidelines in place) & thoroughly enjoyable. The hotel’s location with a water view is lovely & peaceful.… Read more
We had a 5-star experience at The Harbor View during Thanksgiving week, being welcomed & treated as if we were honored guests. The staff went out of their way time and time again to ensure our stay was safe (during the pandemic with all CDC guidelines in place) & thoroughly enjoyable. The hotel’s location with a water view is lovely & peaceful. The restaurant, Bettini’s, provided nourishing gourmet meals. We could not be happier with our stay at The Harbor View. Read less
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Nov 24, 2020 aditya841 New York City, New York

We came here to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. We booked the hotel through AMEX Fine Hotel and Resorts, since there was a promotion at the time. Although it was the off-season at Martha's Vineyard we had a great time at the property. Victoria(concierge) was a great help in planning our stay. We got a chance to drive the Mercedes SLC300,… Read more
We came here to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. We booked the hotel through AMEX Fine Hotel and Resorts, since there was a promotion at the time. Although it was the off-season at Martha's Vineyard we had a great time at the property. Victoria(concierge) was a great help in planning our stay. We got a chance to drive the Mercedes SLC300, which added another dimension to exploring the island. Thanks Victoria, Michael, Alex along with all the other staff for making it a memorable stay. Read less
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Nov 17, 2020 Q2320ZAjenniferb Put in Bay, Ohio

I had done some research on Martha's Vineyard and this was my top choice for somewhere to stay. We were on a 25th anniversary road trip and sort of just winging it and did not have a reservation. Regardless they were so kind from the moment we walked into the beautiful lobby. We ended up staying two nights and had an over the top time. Our… Read more
I had done some research on Martha's Vineyard and this was my top choice for somewhere to stay. We were on a 25th anniversary road trip and sort of just winging it and did not have a reservation. Regardless they were so kind from the moment we walked into the beautiful lobby. We ended up staying two nights and had an over the top time. Our dinner was excellent and the view from the rocking chairs on the front patio was incredible. Darlene their lead concierge was excellent and helped us out tremendously during our stay on the island as well as the next day or two afterwards as we headed to Nantucket. Thank you!! Read less
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Nov 3, 2020 meggiebirr

My family and I stayed at the Harbor View in October for my Father’s birthday as well as my sisters 30th. Everything was absolutely fabulous from start to finish. I reached out to the hotel and asked for help decorating our 3 bedroom cottage before arrival and shipped decorations to the hotel which the hotel took care of for me. The beds were… Read more
My family and I stayed at the Harbor View in October for my Father’s birthday as well as my sisters 30th. Everything was absolutely fabulous from start to finish. I reached out to the hotel and asked for help decorating our 3 bedroom cottage before arrival and shipped decorations to the hotel which the hotel took care of for me. The beds were comfortable, they made great dining recommendations as well as helping us make reservations, and the level of service is unparalleled. I highly recommend this Hotel for your stay on the island if you are looking for luxury, service, and not to mention an unbeatable location! Special shout out to Tony Gatto who made our stay unforgettable! Read less