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News & Accolades

Welcome to the Harbor View Hotel Press Room, bringing you our latest news Martha’s Vineyard hotel press releases, updates, and more.

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Roxana Guest Room

HISTORIC HARBOR VIEW HOTEL TO OPEN THE ROXANA, A NEW TAKE ON CLASSIC MARTHA’S VINEYARD

06.08.2020

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Bettini Takeout

Bettini Restaurant Launches Takeout Service From Its Much Anticipated New Menu

05.18.2020

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Virtuoso Logo

Harbor View Hotel Accepted into Virtuoso, An Exclusive Luxury Travel Network

04.01.2020

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Hart Lowry

Hart Lowry Appointed Culinary Director

04.01.2020

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Reopening Announcement

03.06.2019

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Upland Capital Corporation Acquires Harbor View

01.11.2018

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Guest Testimonials

Year after year, and season after season, the historic Harbor View Hotel is proud to provide memorable Martha's Vineyard experiences. Read our Martha's Vineyard hotel reviews below and see what guests have to say about our sophisticated accommodations, personalized service, and unrivaled amenities in Edgartown, MA.

"We arrived in April and absolutely loved our stay. We were in a one bedroom suite/cottage. It was exquisite. It was completely updated and well furnished down to wine glasses, coffee mugs, plates, etc. with a dishwasher and a refrigerator! Splendid shower and fabulous fireplace! It did not have a view of the water, but the view was the best from the rocking chairs on the front porch of the hotel with a coffee in hand from Henry's. Walking distance to downtown for dinner and then to the light house out front! Very quiet and cozy! I would stay here again!"

Kim, via TripAdvisor

"It's taken me some time to write this but it needed to be done. We were at the hotel last year with another couple and stayed in one of the Captain's Cottage, our accommodations couldn't have been nicer. Beautiful decor, clean rooms and lots of space. The concierge Darlene was perfect! We contacted her prior to our arrival on the island to get some ideas and then executed most of her suggestions when we arrived. We give her full credit for giving us the best possible advice that really made our most of our time on Martha's Vineyard magical! Her friendly but professional service was appreciated and she is one of the best concierges we've ever dealt with! You can tell that she knows her stuff and genuinely cares about the hotel guests. Seek her out so that you get the most out of your vacation on MV, you can trust her ideas. The pub Henry's was one of our favorite spots to grab a drink or lunch. We enjoyed the porch with the grand view of the Edgartown Lighthouse. We'll be back."

Eric, via TripAdvisor

Awards & Accolades

We are honored and grateful to have received the following recognition:

2018

Reader’s Choice 2018; Condé Nast Traveler

  • Top Hotels in New England

Martha’s Vineyard Magazine: Best of the Vineyard!

  • General Excellence
  • Most Romantic
  • Family Friendly

2017

Best of Boston Weddings, Boston Magazine

  • "Best Martha's Vineyard Venue"

Best of the Vineyard, Martha's Vineyard Magazine

  • "Best Hotel, General Excellence"
  • "Best Budget-Friendly Lodging"
  • "Best Family-Friendly Lodging"

Best of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Life Magazine

  • "Best Resort/Hotel on the Vineyard"
  • "Best Wedding Venue"

2016

Reader's Choice, Condé Nast Traveler

  • "Top Hotels in New England"
  • "Top Ten Best Hotels in the Northeast"

Reader's Choice Best of, Cape Cod Life

  • "Best Wedding Venue"
  • "Best Lobster Roll"
  • "Best Resort/Hotel"

Best of the Vineyard, Martha's Vineyard Magazine

  • "Best Hotel, General Excellence"
  • "Best Budget-Friendly Lodging"
  • "Best Family-Friendly Lodging"

2015

Reader's Choice Best of, Cape Cod

  • "Best Resort/Hotel"
  • "Best Place for a Wedding"

Best of the Vineyard, Martha's Vineyard Magazine

  • "Best Hotel, General Excellence"

2014

Reader's Choice Best of, Cape Cod

  • "Best Resort/Hotel"
  • "Best Wedding Venue" – Silver Award

Reader's Choice, Condé Nast Traveler

  • "Top Ten Best Hotels in the Northeast"

Best of Boston, Boston Magazine

  • "Best Resort Hotel on Martha's Vineyard"

2013

World's Best Awards, Travel + Leisure

  • "Top U.S. Hotels"

Best of the Vineyard, Martha's Vineyard Magazine

  • "Best Overall Place to Stay"

Reader's Choice Best of, Cape Cod Life Magazine

  • "Best Resort/Hotel"
  • "Best Place for a Wedding"
  • "Best Water View Restaurant"
  • "Best Wine List" – Silver Award

2012

2012 Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor.com

Best of New England, New England Travel

World's Best Awards, Travel + Leisure

  • "World's Best Hotels"

Best of Boston, Boston Magazine

  • "Best Brunch"

Best of the Vineyard, Martha's Vineyard Magazine

  • "Best Resort/Hotel on the Vineyard"
  • "Best Overall Place to Stay"

Reader's Choice Best of, Cape Cod Life Magazine

  • "Best Resort/Hotel"
  • "Best Place for a Wedding"

Upcoming Events

Sep 26

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Saturday, Sep 26th

Explore historic Edgartown by horse and buggy. Whether you are looking for a romantic excursion or a little family fun, the magnificent Percheron draft horses and beautiful carriage will offer an unforgettable experience and a perfect photo opportunity for your holiday greeting card. The 30-minute tour will take you by beautiful homes, picturesque meadows overlooking the ocean, Eel Pond, historic Edgartown village and Edgartown Harbor. Enjoy hot cider while cozying up with a throw on cooler days. This Harbor View Hotel experience is one you don't want to miss. 

Each carriage ride is booked by parties traveling together in order to adhere to the Covid-19 safety guidelines. The maximum number of guests is 6 per ride. The pickup and drop off is in front of the hotel. Please meet the driver at the designated location 5 minutes before your scheduled time.

Times offered every Saturday at: 2:30 –3:00 | 3:15 – 3:45 | 4:00 – 4:30 | 4:45 – 5:15 | 5:30 – 6:00

Cancellation Policy: Please keep in mind that tour sizes are limited due to the covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, if you need to cancel, you will be required to notify Harbor View Hotel 10 days prior to the event in order to receive a full refund, less 10% transaction fee. In the case of inclement weather, we will reschedule the trip to the following day. We have carriages with covers that will allow us to operate in light rain, creating a beautiful atmosphere. If your schedule does not accommodate the change, you will receive a full refund. 

FOR INQUIRIES, BOOKINGS AND
RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS AT BETTINI

CALL 508-627-7000

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Sep 26

Chappy Bike & Over-the-sand Vehicle Tour

Saturday, Sep 26th

Includes a guided bike tour to Mytoi Japanese Garden on Chappaquiddick Island, and an over-the-sand vehicle tour that will take you onto East Beach and to a tour of the Cape Poge Lighthouse. Our tour guide will lead you by bicycle from Harbor View Hotel to the famous Chappy Ferry which served as a setting in a pivotal scene in the movie, “Jaws”.

The 5-minute ferry ride will take you 527 feet from Edgartown to Chappaquiddick Island. You will bike 3.7 miles to Mytoi Garden where you can explore the beautiful gardens before boarding an over-the-sand vehicle. The vehicle will take you on an hour and a half ride over the “Dike” bridge onto East Beach to Cape Poge Lighthouse. You will tour the lighthouse and then return the same way you came. The tour will end at Harbor View Hotel, where we encourage you to stay for lunch at the popular Bettini Restaurant. Ask us to make a reservation at time of booking.

Bikers must be able to ride 7+ miles. Please be mindful that if you are not booking a private tour, you will either have to keep up with the group or agree to lag behind and meet at the Mytoi Gardens in time for the 10am Over-the-Sand Vehicle Tour. You will have plenty of time for a leisurely ride. Chappaquiddick roads are mainly flat, but there are small inclines. You must be able to bike on dirt and sandy roads as the roads are not all paved.

The Harbor View Hotel can provide a complimentary leisure bike which has only one gear. Guests are encouraged to bring their own bikes or the hotel can recommend a local bike shop if you would prefer a more traditional road bike. Chappaquiddick Island does not have indoor restrooms, restaurants or shops. There are porta potties at Mytoi Gardens and Cape Poge Lighthouse, as well as a water fountain at Mytoi Garden.  Please bring a water bottle and dress comfortably for biking and the forecasted weather. In order to adhere to all all Covid-19 guidelines , guests should wear their face covering at all times. Each excursion is limited to a maximum of 8 guests only. Tour starts at 8:45am. Please meet the tour guide at Harbor View Hotel under the port cochere at 8:30 am.

Cancellation Policy: Please keep in mind that tour sizes are limited due to the covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, if you need to cancel, you will be required to notify Harbor View Hotel 10 days prior to the event in order to receive a full refund, less 10% transaction fee. In the case of inclement weather, we will postpone the trip to the following day. If your schedule does not accommodate the change, you will receive a full refund. 

FOR INQUIRIES, BOOKINGS AND
LUNCH RESERVATIONS AT BETTINI

CALL 508-627-7000

Learn More
Oct 3

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Saturday, Oct 3rd

Explore historic Edgartown by horse and buggy. Whether you are looking for a romantic excursion or a little family fun, the magnificent Percheron draft horses and beautiful carriage will offer an unforgettable experience and a perfect photo opportunity for your holiday greeting card. The 30-minute tour will take you by beautiful homes, picturesque meadows overlooking the ocean, Eel Pond, historic Edgartown village and Edgartown Harbor. Enjoy hot cider while cozying up with a throw on cooler days. This Harbor View Hotel experience is one you don't want to miss. 

Each carriage ride is booked by parties traveling together in order to adhere to the Covid-19 safety guidelines. The maximum number of guests is 6 per ride. The pickup and drop off is in front of the hotel. Please meet the driver at the designated location 5 minutes before your scheduled time.

Times offered every Saturday at: 2:30 –3:00 | 3:15 – 3:45 | 4:00 – 4:30 | 4:45 – 5:15 | 5:30 – 6:00

Cancellation Policy: Please keep in mind that tour sizes are limited due to the covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, if you need to cancel, you will be required to notify Harbor View Hotel 10 days prior to the event in order to receive a full refund, less 10% transaction fee. In the case of inclement weather, we will reschedule the trip to the following day. We have carriages with covers that will allow us to operate in light rain, creating a beautiful atmosphere. If your schedule does not accommodate the change, you will receive a full refund. 

FOR INQUIRIES, BOOKINGS AND
RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS AT BETTINI

CALL 508-627-7000

Learn More
Oct 10

Chappy Bike & Over-the-sand Vehicle Tour

Saturday, Oct 10th

Includes a guided bike tour to Mytoi Japanese Garden on Chappaquiddick Island, and an over-the-sand vehicle tour that will take you onto East Beach and to a tour of the Cape Poge Lighthouse. Our tour guide will lead you by bicycle from Harbor View Hotel to the famous Chappy Ferry which served as a setting in a pivotal scene in the movie, “Jaws”.

The 5-minute ferry ride will take you 527 feet from Edgartown to Chappaquiddick Island. You will bike 3.7 miles to Mytoi Garden where you can explore the beautiful gardens before boarding an over-the-sand vehicle. The vehicle will take you on an hour and a half ride over the “Dike” bridge onto East Beach to Cape Poge Lighthouse. You will tour the lighthouse and then return the same way you came. The tour will end at Harbor View Hotel, where we encourage you to stay for lunch at the popular Bettini Restaurant. Ask us to make a reservation at time of booking.

Bikers must be able to ride 7+ miles. Please be mindful that if you are not booking a private tour, you will either have to keep up with the group or agree to lag behind and meet at the Mytoi Gardens in time for the 10am Over-the-Sand Vehicle Tour. You will have plenty of time for a leisurely ride. Chappaquiddick roads are mainly flat, but there are small inclines. You must be able to bike on dirt and sandy roads as the roads are not all paved.

The Harbor View Hotel can provide a complimentary leisure bike which has only one gear. Guests are encouraged to bring their own bikes or the hotel can recommend a local bike shop if you would prefer a more traditional road bike. Chappaquiddick Island does not have indoor restrooms, restaurants or shops. There are porta potties at Mytoi Gardens and Cape Poge Lighthouse, as well as a water fountain at Mytoi Garden.  Please bring a water bottle and dress comfortably for biking and the forecasted weather. In order to adhere to all all Covid-19 guidelines , guests should wear their face covering at all times. Each excursion is limited to a maximum of 8 guests only. Tour starts at 8:45am. Please meet the tour guide at Harbor View Hotel under the port cochere at 8:30 am.

Cancellation Policy: Please keep in mind that tour sizes are limited due to the covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, if you need to cancel, you will be required to notify Harbor View Hotel 10 days prior to the event in order to receive a full refund, less 10% transaction fee. In the case of inclement weather, we will postpone the trip to the following day. If your schedule does not accommodate the change, you will receive a full refund. 

FOR INQUIRIES, BOOKINGS AND
LUNCH RESERVATIONS AT BETTINI

CALL 508-627-7000

Learn More
Oct 23

Chef Nate Gould at Harbor View Hotel

Friday, Oct 23rd

Chef Nate Gould, founder and creator of the popular Sweet Reaper Hot Sauce and Martha’s Vineyard Smoke House will be visiting Harbor View Hotel to collaborate with Harbor View Hotel's Culinary Director, Chef Hart Lowry, to create a delicious tasting dinner utilizing Japanese inspired, cooking techniques and flavors. Chef Nate worked for several years on Martha's Vineyard at our very own Harbor View Hotel as the Executive Chef before moving to Boston to become Chef De Cuisine at the James Beard Award winning restaurant O YA, where he met Chef Hart. Join two good friends, Chef Nate and Chef Hart, for a six- course tasting dinner accompanied by incredible wine pairings. Tickets are $200 per person. 

Space is limited. Call to purchase a ticket today. CALL 508-627-3761 or Email us at: [email protected]

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Wines Around The World Tasting Package

Book a two night stay, and join us for a complimentary tasting of wines around the world, Friday from 4-5pm in Bettini Restaurant. Wine Tasting is only offered Friday. Must be 21 or older to book the package. 

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RISE AND DINE

It's been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Why not make it the most rewarding one, too?

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Stay Awhile and Save

Spend less time traveling and more time staying. Enjoy all the Summertime activities of the Vineyard and the luxuriously, renovated accommodations at Harbor View Hotel.

Subject to availability and black-out dates, can't be combined with any other promotions, applies to new bookings only and is not available for group reservations. 

Discount will apply automatically at checkout.

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