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“A Classic Gem”
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Harbor View Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Edgartown
Certificate of Excellence
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A Classic Gem”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Whilst my initial impression was that it was not up to the hype of other reviews I had read, it was soon proved that initial impressions can be wrong. This is an excellent hotel with a brilliant service ethic lead by the new Director of Operations John Furnari who appeared to be everywhere ensuring things were just right. We ate at Henry's which produced top quality interesting food. The rooms were well appointed with nice touches. I hope to get back some day to a hotel which really knows what it is about.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

The Harbor View Hotel is a first class property with excellent service, stunning views and great location. I couldn't get enough of sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch - or secluded on my own porch - or enjoying some warmth by the pool. The rooms were well appointed, food was delicious, and staff were uniformly friendly and helpful. I would def go back.

Room Tip: The cottage rooms were beautiful. Next time I'd ask for one of those.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Munich, Germany
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80 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

I've only stayed one night and experience this hotel because I am planning my wedding for next year here. So I like to check out this property in advance.

The hotel is about 18 mins drive from wood holes/oak buff ferry terminal. It's right in the Edgartown. So you can find many shops, cafe and pubs by 5 mins walking distance from the hotel. Of course there are some nice seafood restaurants nearby.

Check in was fast. We arrive at 1130am but the room was not ready. The reception Julia was so helpful and call me when the room was ready at 1230 pm. There is free parking right at the back of the hotel.

Hotel lobby is cosy, pretty and facing to the harbour. There are outdoor balcony, you can sit there looking out to the water and listen to the ocean.

We got a room at the main building. It's a standard size room. I expect the room would be like those standard american average style, very old carpet, old sheet, rough towel,...etc. However, it's not. The bed sheet is very comfortable and soft, i would say the bed sheet quality as good as four season, mandarin oriental hotel. The towels are soft. The bed was comfortable. Room was super clean. It looks like partial renovation. I think the hotel mangement have carefully thought each item they put in the room.

It would be great if they provide two free bottles of water in the room. You know it's very hot in summer at MV.

The hotel has a heated pool with life guard on site. Most of the staff seem they are on working holiday. So they are super friendly, and always carrying a lovely smile.

I have dinner at water restaurant in the hotel. The food was excellent. I read lot of reviews about the main chef Nathan, and like to try out his works. Truly amazing.

On the second day we met up with the wedding planner Allison and she shows us around the hotel and facilities. She was very helpful. I got to check out the entire properties and the cottage house.

The cottage suites are amazing. If you come to stay in this hotel and can afford the suites, you can't miss that because those suites look like HGTV dream home and it is super cosy. Good for family, honeymoon, couples and friend gathering.

Overall stay 5 stars. Thank you!

Room Tip: The brand new one bed room cottage suites (ground level) For standard room, choose the room facing...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

The Harbor View Hotel was in an excellent location, being close enough to the center of Edgartown and yet in a quiet section with access to the lighthouse . We could walk into the center of town or walk on the beach or read on the porch as suited our mood. The staff were helpful.

Room Tip: The older part of the hotel is more charming. I have a feeling that the section by the pool is noisy...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

We simply LOVED this place!! Amazing location, just in front of a nice bay with a romantic lighthouse, a few benches to admire the nature and the quiet surroundings. The room was very large and comfortable, clean and with a housekeeping service several time a day. The restaurant was really nice: looking to the ocean, providing you with good food. The location was great also because in 5 minutes you can be in Edgartown and enjoy both the quiet bay and the nice village as well as a nice starting point to visit Msrtha's Vineyard. In one word: fantastic!

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We had never been in Marthas Vineyard before so we didnt know the little villages from which to choose. The thing we knew that the hotel had to be next to the sea. Thats why The Harbor wiew hotel was our choise. The location is just what we wanted...the hotel itself is very nice old building turned to nice hotel. The rooms were large and comfortable...the bathroom with the bath,which was nice after long walk on the windy beach. The staff was a bit young and unexperienced but they tried their best.
The breakfast was ok...nothing to write home about....
The best thing was the terrace facing the sea with many rockingchairs to enjoy the wiew.
Edgartown itself is great...nice elegant shops and restaurants and sooooo beautiful streets with amazing houses to watch!

Room Tip: Try to get the third floor,so no one is running and jumping above you. The wiew to garden is also n...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Loved this hotel with a spectacular view of the Edgartown lighthouse. Loved the room/view and also love the Water room. Looked to see if this would work for our daughter's wedding. Loved it but the Water room was just a little too small (105 people) but would have loved to have her wedding here. We will be back!

Room Tip: Front rooms o the 2nd and 3rd floor have great view of the lighthouse.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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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
Harbor View Hotel Edgartown, MA - Martha's Vineyard
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