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, 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 Beautiful hotel and great location with a warm and friendly staff

Oct 20, 2019 Tammy W Stafford Springs, Connecticut

We stayed here while visiting our daughter who lives on the island. Carlos Guzman, the front desk manager, went above and beyond to make sure our stay was excellent. A definite asset to this busy hotel. Ronchelle and Anna at the front desk always had warm welcoming smiles. Our room was beautiful, well-appointed and spotless. The Roxana Bar… Read more
We stayed here while visiting our daughter who lives on the island. Carlos Guzman, the front desk manager, went above and beyond to make sure our stay was excellent. A definite asset to this busy hotel. Ronchelle and Anna at the front desk always had warm welcoming smiles. Our room was beautiful, well-appointed and spotless. The Roxana Bar has great drinks and food, and the bartenders (Dione and Brendan) made the times we spent there fun and enjoyable. We had an amazing brunch at Bettini's. Bridget, the food and beverage manager, is an absolute sweetheart and attentive to everyone's needs. Darlene, the concierge, is excellent. The staff seems like a big family, and we felt like we were part of it. The grounds were beautiful, and we loved the easy walk to Edgartown. The location is amazing, and everything you would want for a Martha's Vineyard vacation/stay. We will definitely be back to Harbor View! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Spectacular hotel, staff and views

Oct 15, 2019 DianeB428 Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts

What a wonderful experience! It is a beautiful hotel with great restaurants and staff. The concierge, Darlene was the best. Helped us with all our questions. Staying at the Harbor View Hotel was spectacular.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great position!

Oct 12, 2019 PedroWorldTraveller

We loved our visit to the Harbour View Hotel. It’s proximity to Edgartown was the best part! The hotel has great bikes and helmets that are complimentary and were perfect for exploring the gorgeousness of Edgartown and beyond. The hotel itself was newly refurbished and staff were eager to please. The pool out the back was lovely, but unfortunately… Read more
We loved our visit to the Harbour View Hotel. It’s proximity to Edgartown was the best part! The hotel has great bikes and helmets that are complimentary and were perfect for exploring the gorgeousness of Edgartown and beyond. The hotel itself was newly refurbished and staff were eager to please. The pool out the back was lovely, but unfortunately unheated. The vista from the front porch was lovely as it looked over the lighthouse and water, but you were unable to eat breakfast on the porch. The weekend we stayed there was a wedding in the hotel and instead of being contained to the function areas the wedding celebration were throughout all the common areas of the hotel which meant we had to dine out on the Saturday night and could only dine at the restaurant for breakfast. The concierge also recommended a tour that was not four/five star and it appeared like she had recommended a friend. In addition, our bedroom smelled of dampness. Overall this hotel was a unique experience, but needs stronger management and consistency if it wants to have the wow factor! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A work in progress?

Oct 5, 2019 Bullfwrog Santa Barbara, California

The hotel is in a lovely location and the cottage we stayed in was also excellent. The facilities are good too, including Mercedes you can use, cycles, pool and fitness room. The restaurant is good and the food of a high standard. The only issue is that it feels as if it is in reset mode with staff knowing little (though very well-meaning), no… Read more
The hotel is in a lovely location and the cottage we stayed in was also excellent. The facilities are good too, including Mercedes you can use, cycles, pool and fitness room. The restaurant is good and the food of a high standard. The only issue is that it feels as if it is in reset mode with staff knowing little (though very well-meaning), no cocktail menu, and limited capacity. For example, on Saturday evening we discovered that due to a wedding the restaurant was only offering a very limited menu, Considering that more rooms are being built, it is a concern that they may struggle in future. It would also have been good to have been advised about this ahead of time, rather than discovering dining options were restricted at the point of ordering. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Stay

Sep 13, 2019 CFVial New Milford, Connecticut

Perfect hotel inside and out!!! Restaurants and bar are great too. We enjoyed the view while sitting on the front porch sipping on our cocktail. The concierge (Victoria B.) made us feel welcome. It was our first time on the vineyard but it won’t be our last!