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Travel Update 

To our Harbor View Hotel guests,

We hope you are all safe and healthy. We look forward to welcoming you back on June 8, 2020. Currently, Bettini Restaurant is open for take out only, and will reopen at the same time as the hotel for in restaurant dining at limited capacity per the state guidelines.

As part of our commitment to keeping our associates, guests and the Martha's Vineyard community safe, we are adhering to the guidelines issued by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and the state of Massachusetts. Read more about our Safety and Cleaning Standards below

What to Expect on the Island

Many guests have asked what the island is like right now as a result of Covid-19. Here are some good resources for what’s open and what to expect.
https://vineyardgazette.com/news/2020/05/22/faq-new-version
https://vineyardgazette.com/coronavirus/whats-open-whats-closed-on-marthas-vineyard

Some of the basics:

  • Most ferries including the Edgartown Falmouth Ferry, are running - Bring your mask. You will be required to wear it. Check the Ferry websites for schedules.
  • Beaches are open
  • Majority of restaurants, including Bettini Restaurant in Harbor View Hotel, are open for takeout making it easy to enjoy meals picnic style
  • Many retailers have moved to an online format and are offering curbside pick-up
  • Some salons are open
  • The islands walking trails and biking trails are available and provide a great way to stay active and enjoy the outdoors


Safety and Cleaning Standards at Harbor View Hotel

Harbor View Hotel is following the guidelines set by the state of Massachusetts to keep all of our guests and associates safe. After having undergone an extensive renovation, guests can enjoy clean and updated rooms and facilities, as well as spacious common areas, including an expansive wrap around veranda, spacious outdoor lawns and pool area. 

Social Distancing at Harbor View Hotel

  • We have set up the following to ensure separation of 6 feet or more between individuals
    • Reconfigured common spaces, like the lobby and front desk, to allow 6 feet of physical distancing
    • Arranged for a separation of 6 feet or more for guests during check in and check out times by installing separation markers on floor and plexi glass at the front desk
  • Face coverings are required for all workers and guests when inside hallways and common areas, except when an individual is unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition or disability
  • Gatherings of 10 or more workers are prohibited during work hours
  • Individuals riding in an elevator are asked to only ride with their own party and to wear face coverings. Signage reinforces these requirements.
  • Workers are required to avoid handshakes and similar greetings that break physical distance
  • Workers are asked not to open the doors of cars or taxis. Valet parking is not available
  • Contactless payment methods are in place

Hygiene Protocols

  • Bathrooms are available near all common areas for access to hand washing.
  • Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol is available throughout the common areas.
  • Workers are required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer frequently
  • Limited sharing of handheld equipment, phones, desks, workstations, and other tools and equipment between workers to the extent possible
  • Any shared equipment is sanitized anytime the equipment is transferred between workers
  • Signage is posted throughout the front and back of the house to remind workers and guests of the hygiene and safety protocols
  • We have discontinued the use of shared food and beverage equipment in lobbies (including coffee stations).
  • As part of the recent renovation at the Harbor View Hotel, the building is equipped with high efficiency air filters and ventilation.

Staffing and Operations

  • Associates have been trained on up-to-date safety information and precautions including hygiene and other measures aimed at reducing disease transmission, including:
    • Social distancing, hand-washing, proper use of face coverings
    • Self-screening at home, including temperature and symptom checks
    • Reinforce that associates who are sick may not come to work
    • When to seek medical attention if symptoms become severe
    • Which underlying health conditions may make individuals more susceptible to contracting and suffering from a severe case of the virus
  • Workplace hours, shifts and break times have been adjusted to minimize contact across workers and reduce congestion
  • Training and on boarding process has been adjusted to allow for social distancing, conduct remotely if possible
  • Virtual meetings are conducted to allow social distancing
  • Guest room service, laundry and dry-cleaning services, and amenity deliveries will be available using contactless pick-up and delivery protocols
  • No buffets or self-service areas with multi-use items are allowed
  • A log of workers and guests is kept to support contact tracing
  • Items such as magazines, guest directories, and other materials have been removed from rooms
  • Notices are posted to workers and guests of important health information and relevant safety measures as outlined in the Commonwealth’s Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards
  • Workers who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 according to the Centers for Disease Control (e.g., due to age or underlying conditions) are encouraged to stay home
  • Workers are encouraged to self-identify symptoms or any close contact to a known or suspected COVID-19 case to the employer

Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • All common areas are frequently cleaned and disinfected
  • Rooms are sanitized by cleaning and sanitizing all hard surfaces each time a guest checks out and before the next guest is admitted, and all linens, bedspreads and covers are laundered.
  • Dirty linens are removed and transported from guest rooms in single-use, sealed bags. Pillow protectors on the guest room beds are changed in between guests.
  • These items are bagged in the guest room to eliminate excess contact while being transported. All bed linen and laundry are washed at a high temperature and cleaned in accordance with CDC guidelines
  • Following each departure, guest rooms will be left vacant for 24 hours as part of cleaning protocol to allow for deep cleaning, disinfectant and cleaners to dry, and reasonable air exchange
  • Housekeeping will not enter a guest room while the guest is physically present within the room except at the guests specific request; Housekeeping must otherwise only service rooms when guests are not present and minimize contact with guest personal belongings; Housekeepers should open the doors and windows when possible to increase air circulation
  • Cleaning logs will be keep that include date, time, and scope of cleaning
  • Heavy transit areas will be frequently disinfected, including high-touch surfaces (e.g., doorknobs, rolling carts, bathrooms)
  • In the event that a guest presents a presumptive case of COVID-19 or a positive case, the room used by that guest will only be returned to service after undergoing an enhanced sanitization protocol, in accordance with CDC guidelines

Restaurant Service: 

  • Seating density will be reduced in our restaurant to ensure a 6' separation between tables.
  • Party sizes will not exceed 6
  • Bar service is suspended as long as state regulations require.
  • Culinary team and front of the house staff will all wear protective masks.
  • Digital menus will be available online and paper menus will be for single use only.
  • Tables will not be preset to reduce the opportunity for exposure.
  • Tables and chairs will be cleaned and sanitized before seating new guests.
  • Food will be delivered by servers wearing gloves that are removed and disposed of frequently.
  • No cash payments will be accepted. Credit card payments only.

Your well being and that of our associates are our first priority. We will continue to abide by best practices and adapt our protocol as necessary.

Be well. We look forward to welcoming you to Harbor View Hotel and Martha's Vineyard. 

 

Sincerely,

Bernard Chiu
Owner
Harbor View Hotel 

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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