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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Apr 14, 2021 lindseyc507

We loved the Harbor View Hotel and had a wonderful stay! The front desk staff were all so friendly and accommodating. We loved being able to take the bikes for a ride and use the Mercedes cars for a little trip around the island. The hotel is located right across from a beautiful lighthouse and beach and a short walking distance into town. The… Read more
We loved the Harbor View Hotel and had a wonderful stay! The front desk staff were all so friendly and accommodating. We loved being able to take the bikes for a ride and use the Mercedes cars for a little trip around the island. The hotel is located right across from a beautiful lighthouse and beach and a short walking distance into town. The restaurant at the hotel was delicious, but it was also nice to be able to walk into town to try a few other places too. I loved sitting in the rocking chairs on the beautiful front porch. Our room was a great size, the bed was comfortable, shower had great water pressure and got nice and hot. The room had lots of windows with natural light and plenty of curtains to keep the room dark for sleeping in. We went in the offseason so the pool wasn’t open yet, but looked beautiful. We can’t wait to go back! Read less
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Mar 24, 2021 CACBMC Boston, Massachusetts

I visited with my daughter for a girl's weekend. It was a wonderful experience from the minute we got there. We were greeted warmly every time we went into the lobby. Everyone was friendly and accomodating. Both Michael and Carlos gave excellent recommendations for things to do as well as where to go for dinner. The setting is amazing even when… Read more
I visited with my daughter for a girl's weekend. It was a wonderful experience from the minute we got there. We were greeted warmly every time we went into the lobby. Everyone was friendly and accomodating. Both Michael and Carlos gave excellent recommendations for things to do as well as where to go for dinner. The setting is amazing even when raining we were able to enjoy walks to town and awesome views of the ocean. A real bonus was to be able to use the complimentary Mercedes . It added to the whole weekend.since we were able to explore other parts of the island. Thank you to everyone for making this be such a wonderful experience. We will be back! Read less
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Mar 9, 2021 teresac779 South Glastonbury

My husband and I spent last weekend on the Vineyard and once again stayed at the Harbor View. Upon checking in, we were treated to a room upgrade and had a gorgeous room with the most perfect view of the water and lighthouse (room 313) - such a nice surprise. Mike at the front desk was so welcoming, as were the other two gentlemen we… Read more
My husband and I spent last weekend on the Vineyard and once again stayed at the Harbor View. Upon checking in, we were treated to a room upgrade and had a gorgeous room with the most perfect view of the water and lighthouse (room 313) - such a nice surprise. Mike at the front desk was so welcoming, as were the other two gentlemen we encountered. Mike went out of his way to recommend things to do and restaurants to visit. Each time we came back to the hotel, we were warmly welcomed back by the staff and made to feel right at home. Our room was just beautiful - gorgeous decor, lovely linens, and absolutely spotless. We treated ourselves to an indulgent and delicious breakfast on Sunday morning from Bettini, which was delivered to our room - highly recommend. Thank you for a wonderful winter weekend escape. And many thanks to Mike for treating us like VIPs. Can't wait to return. Read less
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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