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The Harbor View Hotel

Posted by Chris Hohmann on Tue, Sep 04, 2018 @ 12:55 PM

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If you want to be close to all the attractions, Edgartown is the ideal place to stay during your visit to Martha’s Vineyard. When it comes to accommodations, the Harbor View Hotel is in a class by itself.

The Location

Nestled in the heart of Edgartown, the Harbor View Hotel is close to all the popular shops and restaurants in town. If you’re looking for amazing ocean views, go no further than one of the rocking chairs on the hotel porch, where you can see miles of ocean, the Edgartown Lighthouse and Chappaquiddick Island. Now celebrating its 100th anniversary, the Hotel has played host to many popular island attractions, including the Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival in October.


If you’ll be staying at the Harbor View Hotel, you have a great selection of charming rooms in the main historic hotel, spacious suites or quaint cottages to choose from. Depending on the size of your group, you’ll want to explore the many beautiful accommodations the hotel has to offer. If you’re planning a romantic vacation for two, you may enjoy the elegant one-bedroom suites with captivating ocean views.

If the views are most important to you, consider staying in one of the guest rooms of the historic hotel with views of the Edgartown Lighthouse, and some even have your own private porch to enjoy the scenery!

While there are different amenities depending on your room preference, you may have either a queen or king-size bed with a pull-out sofa bed. Some suites have an efficiency kitchen complete with a microwave, mini-fridge and coffeemaker. All accommodations include high-speed WiFi, cable television, coffee makers, private parking and more. Check out the website to find the room or suite that matches your needs.

Also, depending on the season, there is an outdoor heated pool open for part of the year.


There are three dining options for guests staying at the Harbor View Hotel:

Lighthouse Grill

A favorite among guests and hotel locals, the Lighthouse Grill offers a casual waterfront dining experience. For you seafood lovers, you can’t find fresher cuisine than the freshly caught fish served at the Lighthouse Grill. If seafood isn’t your thing, you can enjoy an array of chicken, beef and other gourmet entrées. Dinner is served every night beginning in May of each year, and there is a Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.


This is a popular place for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the island. The dinner menu serves up some creative dishes inspired by the local chef.

North 41

When you’re enjoying the ambience by the pool, this seasonal bar offers al fresco dining and delicious desserts.

The Harbor View Hotel is an iconic, historical landmark and still a favorite among guests to Martha’s Vineyard. You can reach the hotel by ferry service from Woods Hole, Massachusetts, or catch the ferry from Hyannis, Falmouth or New Bedford. And to explore the island, A-A Island Auto Rental is located close to the ferry so you can pick up a convenient rental vehicle and see all the magic of Martha’s Vineyard! Contact us today!