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Kelley House
Ranked #8 of 10 Edgartown B&B and Inns
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Hard To Do Better!”
Reviewed 16 May 2012

The moment you walk through the front door, you're made to feel like your coming home. Peaceful, relaxing, stress-free time away. Hot Coffee and Muffins in the A.M. and Cold Milk and Chocolate Chip Cookies in the P.M. Free parking. Walking distance to Ice Cream, Fudge, Crafts, Clothing and you can stroll next door to the "Newes From America" pub and stumble back. Excellent food, drink and atmosphere and VERY reasonable prices with superb service. Our trip was just before Memorial Day and we felt like we had the Island to ourselves. If you have a car with you, try to get to Aquinnah for incredible Fried Ipswich Clams and Hand-cut fries and a glorious view regardless the weather.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

Stayed at the Kelley House for just one night, but it was a great one. Found a great deal on the Wheel House Suite during a sale on SniqueAway. The suite was very large and had a fantastic view of the ocean from the second floor balcony.

A full kitchen would have allowed us to do some cooking if we were there longer, but since we were there for a quick visit, we didn't take advantage. The large and comfortable living area was nice for winding down after a long day of biking. I could definitely picture myself staying for a week and feeling right at home.

Fresh-baked muffins in the mornings and warm cookies and milk in the evening were a nice treat and got rave reviews from all of the other guests as well.

The entire staff at the hotel was friendly and super helpful; the location in Edgartown is fantastic for browsing all of the fun shops with easy bus access for exploring the rest of the Island.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

My husband and I enjoyed our nice, clean and friendly stay at the Kelley House. From the front desk to the end of our stay we had a great time! The walls are thin, but we were there during off season so it was pretty quiet. I would recommend and look forward to returning.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

The Kelley House is the less posh sister of the Harbor View Hotel, and does not have the waterfront location. It does have comfortable rooms and a nice staff in a very good central location in the heart of Edgartown. We got a good deal (right before the start of the high season) for a well appointed corner room with an excellent bed. They threw in a meal at the Newes pub onsite also, so it was a bargain. The staff at the front desk were all friendly, personable and helpful, exactly what people in the hospitality business should be. The room and bathroom were exceptionally clean, which I always appreciate, but the bathroom could use some updating (linoleum foors, etc) and some fluffier towels. Also, the shower/tub really needs a non slip mat, those all-in one units get slippery. I didn't like the soap/amenities either, but that's not a deal breaker. The Kelley House is a good bet for a Vineyard visit, especially when you get a good promotional deal like we did.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Saint John, Canada
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

The staff at Kelley House made our wonderful birthday weekend special. Our star treatment began with a warm and wonderful welcome and continued until we left the island! We had a beautiful water view from our spacious deck at the Chappy House. In a two bedrooms, two baths luxury suite we had plenty of room to relax and enjoy. The service was fantastic, the charm unforgettable, our every need was met. The hotel is centrally located for breakfast, lunch and dinner; and after hours entertainment is a short walk away. Our group consisted of five women of different backgrounds and we all agree that this is THE place to stay on Martha's Vineyard.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

my wife and i recenty stay at the kelley house and had a great time. clean and spacious room and a helpfull staff, tasty muffin in the morning and cookies in the evening, nice touch. also a nice little pub next door to relax in. allready planning our next visit.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

We stayed at the beautiful Kelly House for a gorgeous Columbus Day weekend with the kids! A suite in the beautifully renovated Courthouse building was ample space for a tween, teen and two parents to spread out & have privacy without sacrificing luxury. The staff was courteous and very accommodating to our request for an xtra cot and great dinning reservations at Etoile! Thank you for the exceptional service, we'll be back!

  • Stayed October 2011
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Property: Kelley House
Address: 23 Kelly St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8162
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Martha's Vineyard > Edgartown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Edgartown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Kelley House 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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Kelley House Edgartown, MA - Martha's Vineyard

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