Where to Stay at Martha’s Vineyard

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Relaxation Awaits with Your Martha’s Vineyard Stay


Surrounded by beautiful beaches and adorned by lush landscapes, Martha’s Vineyard is a Massachusetts island south of Cape Cod best known as an affluent yet quaint summer haven. First inhabited by the Wampanoag people who call it “land amid the streams” in the Noepe language, the Vineyard is a gorgeous getaway any time of year. Here are a few choice hotels for you and the whole family to stay, play and discover and as you make relaxation your destination.



Harbor View Hotel


Located in Edgartown, the largest town on Martha’s Vineyard, many Harbor View Hotel rooms offer views of the Edgartown Lighthouse and Chappaquiddick Island.  Historic and gracefully detailed, each of this 19th-century hotel’s accommodations are uniquely designed for a comfortable, one-of-kind experience. In the main building, you can wake up in a room overlooking the water while being close to shopping in town. The Governor Mayhew rooms all have private balconies with either a pool or garden view. And they also have charming cottages and spacious suites throughout the property, some equipped with a private porch, efficiency kitchen, or full-size sofa bed in the living room. No matter where lay your head, all rooms provide easy access to The Great Lawn, pool and garden on-site as well as local biking and jogging trails and Lighthouse Beach. And did we mention the dining? Boasting some of the best restaurants on Martha’s Vineyard, the Harbor View Hotel houses the Lighthouse Grill, with distinctive cuisine and views, and the elegant Henry’s Hotel Bar tucked behind the Grill. With year-round activities for all ages, your Harbor View Hotel stay is sure to be an unforgettable one for everyone. Learn more at: http://www.harbor-view.com/.


Pequot Hotel


If you’re looking for the right balance of cozy cottage and city sites, the Pequot Hotel delivers. Nestled in a Victorian-style “gingerbread” neighborhood in the seaside town of Oak Bluffs, the Pequot welcomes you with rocking chairs on the front porch and fresh-baked cookies as you check-in. This 32-room Martha’s Vineyard establishment has opened its doors to guests since 1914, making warm, generous hospitality part of the family-friendly Pequot experience. Each of the various rooms (including a 3-bedroom apartment with kitchen) have a private bath, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi—as well as fresh flowers and free breakfast every morning. After breakfast, you need only stroll less than two blocks to either Oak Bluffs Town Beach or Inkwell Beach. And you can keep strolling just another 5-10 minutes to check out the downtown scene. Known as “Cottage City” until 1907, Oak Bluffs is bustling with shops, international cuisine, the famous Flying Horses Carousel and the most active nightlife on the Vineyard. For more details about the Pequot Hotel and special events all over the island, go to: http://www.pequothotel.com/.


Overhead exterior view of Sea Crest Resort


Sea Crest Beach Hotel


To bask in the best of both Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, the Sea Crest Beach Hotel is a chic choice. Once a summer sanctuary for aspiring actors of the early 20th century, this private beach resort in North Falmouth, MA boasts 263 Cape-Cod style guestrooms and suites plus a spacious 3-bedroom cottage. Amenities include an array of spa services by way of Oasis by the Sea, two saltwater pools, a fitness center, conference rooms, complimentary parking, water sport rental and Beach Cabana rentals along Old Silver Beach. And when you’re hungry, the Sea Crest is there is meet your every need and desire with the Ocean View Room for a picturesque breakfast, the come-one-come-all Red’s Restaurant & Lounge, tasty ice cream indulgence at The Scoop, special Shore Dinners and more. This stylish hotel’s North Falmouth locale allows you to explore the Upper Cape of Cape Cod or hop on a ferry and enjoy all that Martha’s Vineyard has to offer in less than an hour. So, whether you’re a laid-back solo traveler, a couple looking for romance, an adventurous family with kids, or an executive away on business, the Sea Crest Beach Hotel is a perfect place to unwind, work, explore and have a blast. “Sea” for yourself at: https://www.seacrestbeachhotel.com/.