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“Very enjoyable. Great location, pleasant service.”
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Harbor View Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Edgartown
Certificate of Excellence
Newton, MA
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Very enjoyable. Great location, pleasant service.”
Reviewed 11 October 2010

We were surprised to be able to make reservations on short notice for Friday night of the Columbus Day weekend. The reservation agent was friendly and helpful. We arrived early and were pleased that our room was ready. Check in was pleasant and quick.

The hotel is situated a short walk from the center of town overlooking the harbor and lighthouse. The location is both pretty and convenient. We were greeted warmly and efficiently. Our room was clean, adequately sized, and comfortable. There were extra towels in the bathroom and a bathrobe. Noise insulation was the only negative -- conversations in the hallway sounded like they were in the room and noise from outside, where our room overlooked the entry to the hotel, was significant.

I strongly recommend the informal dining at Henry's. We each ordered two small plates and a desert. I had a cucumber gazpacho with almond slivers -- very unusual and tasty -- and grilled artichokes -- nicely done with grilled garlic cloves and a tasty sauce. My dessert, a chocolate savarin with peanut caramel sauce and a malted ice cream, was to die for. My wife enjoyed her meal as well.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 October 2010

we enjoyed three great days at the Harbour view which we found to be charming, with a gorgeous view over the ocean and beautiful rooms and gardens. The pool is also very nice and full of sun loungers and space. We enjoyed fantastic breakfasts with gentle and professional ladies serving us with a smile (I remember a romanian pretty girl and a southamerican nice lady) and doing all their best to cater the highest level of service. One dinner we had there, we ate very well with great attentive service.The front office girls are good but a bit coldish and distracted while all the bell boys were good and funny, and gentle. It is a place to recommend to families and Edgartown although so expensive it is very charming and elegant with a lot of beautiful people and great shopping

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Covent Garden
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165 reviews
71 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2010

We stayed in this hotel 3 years ago and coincidentally we were given the same suite (201).
Imagine our excitement knowing that since we were last here they had spent millions of dollars on a major refurbishment. In we go, the room is amazing, fabulous in every way...however the bathroom had clearly not received the same attention, just as we remembered, very basic which is so disappointing for such a prestigious room. They also appear to have a generator in the bathroom, which for a light sleeper, like me, is not to good either, also not nearly enough hanging space. Last grumble, the bar, what a lost opportunity to make a much bigger bar area, still very cramped...all being said, probably still the best hotel on the island.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Rochester, New York
1 review
Reviewed 28 September 2010

It was our 10th wedding anniversary, and the trip was perfect. We had a lovely room with porch and postcard-quality views of Edgartown lighthouse. The room itself was huge and comfy and everything worked. We used the fridge so didn't have to eat out for breakfast (our only concession to economy on this trip). The pool was heated but not overheated for sunny days in mid-September. The hotel was quite quiet at night and I slept incredibly well (an accomplishment for me). The front porch is a treasure both for its own ambience, its view of the lighthouse, and for people watching too.

We love going to Martha's Vineyard because it's a world where everyone is always in a good mood. This trip was the best we've had, and Harbor View was a main reason.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Trabuco Canyon, California
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2010

My family and I stayed at the Harbor View hotel this past June. I was pleasantly surprised by how friendly and welcoming the staff were. I had brought my laptop and Wifi was not working for some reason, and right away they sent someone up to our room to get my laptop connected. We had a large room in the main building (w/ two queen beds), with an extra large patio, overlooking the pool. We basically chose this hotel because it seemed to be the only hotel on the island that was actually on the water (maybe there's others?). Beautiful location and friendly service made our stay.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2010

We stayed at Harborview Hotel for 5 nights at the last week of August. It’s a lovely and comfortable hotel – definitely not fancy like a 5 star hotel.

We stayed in the Mayhew room which overlooked the swimming pool. The beds were extremely comfortable. We love the L’Occitane products. Housekeeping did a good job cleaning even though they forgot to dust. Each night there is turndown service. The room has two robes, a safe, free wi-fi, a pod coffee machine, a large flat screen tv, a small fridge. We had bad reception for the majority of the channels on the tv. The in-room organic coffee tasted terrible, like water, no matter how little water we used. The beds were extremely comfortable, loved the sheets!! The room was not large, but normal size. The décor was very up-to-date and attractive looking. The lobby and front porch with all the rocking chairs is quite beautiful – very New England – I love the style. I like the water bottles they had in the rooms for the guests to refill at the water stations.

I thought there seemed to be a lack of communication in the hotel. It was hard to find out what the hotel offered – not a lot of info was described in the in room brochure, like they would in other hotels. The room did smell a little musty (not a lot), but I personally like the smell – it smells like beach and vacation to me. The pool is a square shaped heated pool with everyone sitting around it, and there are usually not enough chairs. I found it a bit too quiet… It would be nice if the hotel had a gym and spa.

The location of the hotel is very good. We liked being able to walk to the town center, the lighthouse across was really pretty (try to walk there around 6PM when the sun is setting – very peaceful and beautiful). Parking at the hotel gets crowded but we were able to find spots. The hotel also offers beach chairs for the beach. There is a beach walking distance but we usually drive. Tip – don’t forget to go across to Chappaquidick – there is a gorgeous beach at the end of the road (park before Dike Bridge).

We were at MV right before Hurricane Earl and also received the evacuation notice on Thursday. It did not affect us as we were leaving that Friday morning, but I thought it was very alarming, with short notice, and that the guests were supposed to congregate at the Edgartown High School if they did stay on that day.

If we ever do go back to MV, we would definitely stay at Harbor View Hotel again. My family enjoyed it!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Point Arena, California
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2010

Location is the only plus. We found the hotel to be very unresort like. The room was acceptable but not comfortable. The view from our room was good, the in-room coffee okay. Would not recommend paying full price here.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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