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“Stunning Hotel”
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Harbor View Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Edgartown
Certificate of Excellence
Boston
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Stunning Hotel”
Reviewed 15 December 2013

Spent the weekend here in December for a girls weekend getaway. AMAZING! The hotel was decorated for the holidays and was just beautiful. The location is fabulous, walking distance to restaurants and bars in "downtown" Edgartown. The hotel has a great bar, Henri's where you can also see the Edgartown Lighthouse that was also all lit up for the holidays. Rooms were spacious, clean, modern and the beds extremely comfortable. I can imagine that this would be a great place to stay in the summer as well. Wrap around porch with gorgeous views where you can sit and sip a cocktail or just take in the scenery. They also have a large outdoor pool area and 24 hour gym. Highly recommend for couples to get away, honeymoon, families or friends weekend away too! Definitely plan on coming back!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Palmyra, New Jersey
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

I saw some of the negative reviews and was pleasantly surprised when we arrived last night. As it was important that everything be perfect. I was secretly surprising my boyfriend for his birthday. We had a little issue with our reservation but the very friendly staff at the front desk upgraded our room to the main building with views of the harbour. They even lowered the price by $100. The main building is very clean and cozy. Our bed is very comfortable with crisp sheets which keep me much cooler than at home. The robes in the room are so soft. More comfortable than any robe I've used in any hotel. The pub downstairs "Henrys" has awesome food. I had a lobster knuckle sandwich. YUM it had plenty of large chunks of lobster. A little pricey for bar food at $18 but well worth it. The large fire place in lobby is nice considering it is December. They must have read the 2 bad reviews because they were overly friendly. 3 different people came over to ask how are food was. Most of the stores were closed but several were open. For $7 u can get an all day bus pass.We were very lucky the sun came out and the nasty Norester past above us. We just got back from lunch at the infamous "Black Dog" in Vineyard Haven. Their chowder is to die for. It's funny Donny from the front desk just called to see if we needed anything. He said they have a list of restaurants open during the off season with menus. He recommended the pub style restaurant at the Kelly House which we will do based on other reviews. They do have other detached buildings with 3 floors and no elevators. This building does have a very fast elevator. Will come back again.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Would rate it a "Good" if it were an option. Visited during a hot 4th of July week this year and was surprised to find availability. Certainly one of the popular places to stay on the island given its size and its proximity to town. Also considered Vineyard Square. If you want to be in the middle of the action, choose the latter. If you prefer to get some exercise on the short, nice walk to and from town, the Harbor View is a good option.

Room on the first level of the Mayhew building was spacious but could use some updating. We were conveniently located right next to the pool, which was great way to relax and beat the heat. Pool has free towels and great sitting areas but make sure to get there early to stake out a spot and beware that towards lunchtime it becomes overrun with kids.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

Bathroom very dirty limited parking also room dirty musty smell but breakfast delicious and wait staff very accomdatingi went in the off season and still paid a lot of money for nothing they definitely need updating to the rooms and make room for more parking spaces I would never go there in season I can only imagine what I would
Have to pay for a room the view from the dining room was spectacular and a very good location to down town

  • Stayed September 2013
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Bradford, Massachusetts
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73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We traveled to the Harbor View Hotel in September for a wedding. When we arrived our rooms were not ready they hotel staff had us put our luggage on a cart outside. They said the bellman would watch it. We sat out on the porch with some of the other wedding party. I got a call on my cellphone telling me our room was ready. We checked in and was told our luggage would be brought up by the bellman. After waiting an hour in our room I called the front desk she said they were busy and promised me they would bring it right up. Another half hour went by and we went to get our luggage ourselves. We were given a room on the third floor I mind you there were NO elevators. My husband has a bad knee so it wasn't easy lugging our bags up 3 flights of stairs. my son and wife were on the second floor and we had to ask them that my mom and daughter have a first floor room as my mom was recovering from knee surgery. The rooms need to be updated for the amount of money we were paying I don't think it was worth it. The view is really nice. Not much parking available it's first come . The pool was really dirty. We did not eat at the hotel except for the wedding. On the night of the wedding the ceremony was out on the deck. They had a staff member using a weed waker so annoying. The food was good at the wedding although some of the staff were rude. All in all I would never stay at this hotel again . I was very disappointed it needs updating and the price was way to high. We ate most of our meals downtown. The staff could use some customer service training.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Just returned from the Vineyard. Stayed at the beautiful Harbor View Hotel in
a one bedroom suite which was awesome. Beautiful location located about a
10 minute walk to town. Most stores & restaurants in Edgartown were closed,
however, you can go to Vineyard Haven by car or local bus where all stores
open. Had a great dinner at Henry's at the hotel. Breakfast was delicious overlooking
the harbor and lighthouse. Another nigh we had a good pub meal at the News
Restaurant located at the Kelly House Hotel just down the street. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

Great getaway, located on the oceanfront got a first row seat to a lighthouse, the building it's a national landmark fully restored to attend modern needs. Come on the low season to just relax and enjoy the slow motion life style!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Property: Harbor View Hotel
Address: 131 North Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8016
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Martha's Vineyard > Edgartown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Edgartown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Harbor View Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 114
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Harbor View Hotel offers guests spectacular views of the harbor, Chappaquiddick Island, and Edgartown light house. The resort sits at the end of North Water Street in Edgartown where it has welcomed families and returning guests for more than 100 years. Only minutes from downtown Edgartown, that offers its' guests an array activities from biking, shopping, dining, and more. ... more   less 
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Harbor View Hotel And Resort
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