Hotels and inns on Martha’s Vineyard all have something different to offer and have their own individual styles, from classic inns to chic retreats and from couple’s getaways to family resorts. So it’s worth taking the time to research carefully to make sure that your trip and the place you’ll be laying your head for your island vacation fits your needs and expectations and isn’t simply the place that Expedia or booking.com want to push you towards in order to clear their inventory.
With awards from Conde Nast Johansen’s, Boston Magazine and Yankee Magazine declaring Nobnocket Boutique Inn is the Best Martha’s Vineyard Boutique Hotel we are very honored. We wanted to share our thoughts on our favorite inns and hotels and the different things that they offer.
Family Fun – The Winnetu Resort
The Winnetu Resort is simply top class. This is a very smoothly run operation providing the ultimate resort vacation for you and your kids. Located at South Beach (aka Katama Beach) in Edgartown, you can choose to chill by the pool or walk the boardwalk down to the spectacular beach. The Dunes is one of the best dining spots on the island and you can enjoy the 5.30pm boat taxi from Edgartown harbor to the resort if you have a dinner reservation. This hotel also boasts the best concierge on the island, Tim Benoit. There is nothing, and I mean nothing, that Tim doesn’t know about the island. Truly a 5-star experience.
Edgartown Small Hotel – The Hob Knob
Located on Main Street this is the place to stay if you’re heading to Edgartown. A few new inns have popped up on the island trying to market themselves as Boutique Hotels, but the Hob Knob gets it right. Being a modern hotel is not simply about having an HGTV make-over, it’s about the whole experience of your stay. The Hob Knob delivers impeccably on the experience. The rooms at the Hob Knob are exquisite, the breakfasts sublime and Diane Carr and her team will ensure your time on Martha’s Vineyard is a dream vacation.
Classic Hotel – Harbor View Hotel
Completely renovated this is the Grand Dame hotel on the island. Beautiful views from many rooms across to Edgartown Light. Two restaurants on-site and large guest common areas in which to relax. Excellent service and a short walk to Main Street.
Modern Flair – Charles & Charles
Completely renovated in 2014 this Vineyard Haven inn mixes New England style and modern amenities. Contemporary decor is the look and they guarantee that there are definitely no plates on the walls to be found at this inn! It is also great for longer stays as several rooms are really better described as apartments (one is an enormous 1100 sq ft!) and come with kitchenettes. Beautiful secluded swimming pool and free bikes for exploring the island.
Oak Bluffs Inn – The Dockside Inn
If you’re headed to Oak Bluffs to enjoy the action and night life then the best place to rest up (and get a water view while you’re at it!) is the Dockside Inn. A larger property with 21 rooms the inn has room sizes and configurations for all budgets and family sizes. There are also handicap accessible rooms. Completely renovated in 2012 it was the winner of “Best of Boston” in its inaugural year; an impressive feat. The decor is clean and crisp with contemporary touches. The inn is close to everything Oak Bluffs has to offer. John Tiernan, the owner, will ensure smooth sailing for your MV vacation with his awesome concierge service (ask him about LOOMIS!).
All these lodgings have one thing in common; great local owners providing the absolute best in customer service.
Wherever you lay your hat, we wish you a wonderful stay for your Martha’s Vineyard vacation.