Best Hotel to Enjoy Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard
Relish an elegant, boutique “down-island” home base at the Edgar Hotel Martha’s Vineyard, which nestles you within the historical and scenic delights of Edgartown, Massachusetts. You won’t find finer hospitality on the island—or in all of New England, for that matter—and meanwhile you’ll be marvelously situated to explore this fascinating seaside area.
Edgartown Harbor Village Historic District
Incorporated in 1671, Edgartown boasts some of the most accessible history on Martha’s Vineyard, presented in a coastal setting that manifests the essence of the island’s beauty. It’s all yours to enjoy—from the swoony beachfront to vintage architecture—while relaxing in style at the Edgar Hotel! Staying in one of our light-filled, nautically accented guest rooms or suites, you’ll find yourself just a short and pleasant mosey from the heart of downtown Edgartown, which anchors the Edgartown Harbor Village Historic District. A plethora of historical buildings, most of them wood-frame beauties, stand here, including the wellknown, 1842-built Old Whaling Church. That structure is considered among the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in New England, and—along with such other notable sites as the Captain Abraham Osborne House—serves as a reminder of Edgartown’s role as the hub of Martha’s Vineyard 19th-century whaling industry, particularly between the 1820s and 1860s. Besides Greek Revival, you can admire a variety of other architectural styles in the Edgartown’s historic district, including Federal, Colonial Revival, and Queen Anne. Edgartown, meanwhile, boasts two of Martha’s Vineyard’s time-tested lighthouses: the Edgartown Harbor Light and, over on Chappaquiddick Island, the Cape Poge Light—both well worth visiting.
Other Edgartown Attractions
As Edgartown’s whaling days wound down, its status as a summer resort destination was already getting established, and its appeal in that regard certainly hasn’t dimmed. Calling the Edgar Hotel Martha’s Vineyard home, you’ll be within shouting distance of such celebrated strands as Fuller Street and Katama beaches, plus Chappaquiddick’s coveted beachfront. You can also explore native island habitats at preserves such as the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary and Sheriff’s Meadow Sanctuary, or linger amid the serenity of the pine-tucked Mytoi Japanese Garden on Chappaquiddick. If you’re a movie buff, you’ll surely enjoy seeking out the many recognizable sites featured in Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic Jaws, not least the so-called “Jaws Bridge” at Joseph Sylvia State Beach, connecting Edgartown to Oak Bluffs.
Soak Up Edgartown’s Charms on a Martha’s Vineyard Getaway at the Edgar Hotel
You’ll also find no shortage of shopping and dining on offer in Edgartown, including our own Edgar Hotel restaurant, the Town Bar & Grill. So don’t wait another moment: Book your room or suite with us, and use our boutique hotel—easy to reach by ferry or air—as your springboard for exploring one of Martha’s Vineyard’s quintessential corners!