An Unforgettable Time on Martha's Vineyard With The Harbor View Hotel

February 2015

When we recently visited New England I knew the trip wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Whether you have visited Martha’s Vineyard or not it is notorious for being an amazing vacation destination. When planning a trip to Martha’s Vineyard you want it to be as perfect as possible and you need to start with a hotel that matches those expectations. When I was researching hotels on the island there was only one that struck me and I knew it was the one. Welcome to the Harbor View Hotel!

These are just a few photos on their website, like something out of a movie right?  Absolutely stunning, My photos unfortunately don’t do it justice. The colors and décor are exactly what you would expect for Martha’s Vineyard, and you are enveloped in a chic seaside atmosphere. The name couldn’t be more perfect too, first gaze into our room and my eyes were drawn to the window where I found this amazing view. It’s not often you have a beautiful lighthouse right out your window. Even if you don’t plan on staying in your room that much there’s nothing like having an amazing view to enjoy when you wake up in the morning or when you come back after a full day of fun. 

An amazing room isn’t all we got though; when we arrived we were greeted by an amazing and very helpful staff. If you need help with anything on the island they can assist you. I was very impressed with the attention to detail and how the Harbor View staff treats its guests. I never saw a staff member that didn’t have a smile on their face and they always wanted to make sure you were enjoying your stay. 

Harbor View’s Edgartown, Massachusetts hotel amenities include:

•    Outdoor heated pool (seasonal)

•    Multiple Dining Venues

•    On-Site Fitness Center

•    Complimentary Children's Activities Program (seasonal)

•    Yoga & Morning Fitness Walks (seasonal)

•    Nearby Golf

•    Five minutes walking distance to downtown Edgartown

•    Access to local biking & jogging trails

•    Private parking area

•    Complimentary Wi-Fi

•    Superb array of guest room amenities

We walked around the hotel and the beautiful grounds and learned that the Harbor View has been there since 1891. For generations families and couples have been coming to stay with Harbor View and it’s not hard to see why. Not only do they have some fantastic rooms, but they also several beautiful cottages that the whole family can stay in and onsite dining for ease. Be sure to check out my review of one of their restaurants here. 

Harbor View is within walking distance of some adorable shops and rows of iconic captain’s homes. And as you can see in my photo you are almost right on the beach, it’s also just a short walk from the bus stop if you decide not to bring your car over on the ferry. It was raining a lot during our visit so we just chilled in our room and soaked it all in, but If you visit when the weather is warm you can enjoy a delectable meal in the hotel and afterward head to the picturesque rocking chairs on the front porch and watch the sun go down. 

Martha’s Vineyard is one of those destinations that if you haven’t visited yet people will say “Oh, you just have to go!” and it’s true, you have to go. You have to experience the amazing seaside that can only be found on Martha’s Vineyard and the beauty and magic only gets better when you choose Harbor View Hotel. 

The overall standard of Harbor View is something that will have you coming back every year. If you are looking for an unforgettable seaside vacation, pack your bags and head to Martha’s Vineyard you won’t regret it. 


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