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“Nice Stay in Martha's Vineyard” 3 of 5 stars
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Harborside Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3 South Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Edgartown
Kent Island, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Nice Stay in Martha's Vineyard”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Several couples chose to stay at the Harborside Inn in a recent trip. The hotel is comprised of several of the historic buildings and houses that for the most part have an outside access to the views of the pool, beautiful harbor and small marina. Our room was very clean and accommodating except for the bathroom. The bathroom was not more than a small closet with a nice shower and the other essentials. To open and close the door was frustrating and a challenge for space. No place to set your bathroom belongings. Drawback for this hotel is there are no elevators so be prepared to encounter a lot of stairs to reach your room unless you are on the ground floor and even then you have 3 or 4 steps to reach your room.

Room Tip: When requesting a harbor view room, confirm you have a direct view. Our room was supposedly harbor...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is located right at the heart of Edgartown overlooking the harbor. The rooms are clean. You expect to pay a premium for location but for the quality and service this was crazy. The decor looks like a 1970s Holiday Inn. The bed and pillow level of quality and comfort wouldn't have passed at a Red Roof Inn or La Quintas, I am serious. The staff was distracted and unhelpful. When we asked where to eat they handed us a Chamber of Commerce pamphlet and went back to chatting about their romantic relationships. A small upgrade in basic bed/furniture quality and a slight interest in the customer would make a huge difference (the place was almost deserted so they weren't overwhelmed). Just a little care and attention would make the value and experience a positive rather than a feeling like you have been scammed.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Medfield, MA
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Location was really wonderful, right in the thick of Edgartown, so you can walk every where and also have easy access to the bike trail to Oak Bluffs. Rooms are certainly dated and in need of a renovation for the prices they charge. But in all, it was fine for a last minute booking. Kids love the pool, which was the ultimate draw.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ashland, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have been staying at the Harborside for over 25 years. The location on the harbor is perfect. It is also on the quiet side of Water Street (South). The rooms are always clean and well appointed. This place is very quiet with the exception of the noise coming from the Atlantic Restaurant next door. The pool and courtyard we clean and well-kept at all times. The courtyard offers outdoor grilling. For the best room, choose one with a deck or patio facing the harbor. Suite 510 has a king sized bed, fridge, and a fabulous patio right on the harbor's edge. The staff here is always friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable.

Room Tip: Try to get either room 501 or 509 for the best views.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ashland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This hotel exceeded our expectations based on their website. The rooms were comfortable and clean and the staff was very helpful. The perfect location was a plus. Our room had a balcony with a great view of the harbor. We highly recommend this hotel and can't wait to visit again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Beautiful spot right on the harbor, ferry comes right there to dock within walking distance. Nice room SPOTLESS! Bathroom one of the cleanest I've seen. Easy check in and check out, helpful at all times. Do request a room not on the Main St because it can be very noisy and on the weekend when it is pub crawl it IS noisy, but right there in the heart of the shopping zone!

Room Tip: ask where your room is located, they are NOT afraid to tell you that you will be on the busy street...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Spur of the moment trip to MV and spent one night here recently. There are several charming federal period homes which house the hotel rooms. Our room was clean, bright, nicely decorated except for the cheap, rough blankets on the bed. Little on the small side but the view overlooking the harbor from the balcony was beautiful. Can't beat the location! Walked to everything and the best part was the bus stop which is only 2 blocks away and the buses can take you anywhere on the island. The South beach was a 10 minute, $1.00 ride!
Coffee in the lobby and a nice veranda to sit on and a comfortable sitting area. The front desk staff were friendly, courteous and extremely helpful. We did feel left out of the kitchen dining area and salivated as we walked by while they were inside eating steak, corn on the cob, etc.
Gas grills were in courtyard but not sure if they're available to non time sharing guests.
My biggest complaint was the price but we were desperate. Expensive and can't say it was worth paying close to $400. for the room. Even though it was pricey, would stay here again in this building the (Milton building) but would curtail the numbers of night spent here because of the price. Would recommend that you not go in the building adjacent to the Atlantic restaurant as their kitchen exhaust vents were going all night.

Room Tip: Milton building or one of the federal buildings along the main street. Avoid building close to Atla...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Harborside Inn

Address: 3 South Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Martha's Vineyard > Edgartown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Edgartown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Harborside Inn 3*
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Harborside Inn Edgartown, MA - Martha's Vineyard

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