As many reviewers have noted, the inn is impeccably maintained and tastefully decorated in the Victorian style. The location is within easy walking distance to restaurants, shops, the harbor and other attractions.
The full breakfast offers a choice of two entrees - one egg dish and one sweet dish such as waffles. The main dish is accompanied by freshly baked muffins, toast, fruit and beverages. We do not eat baked goods so I can't comment on those, but the egg dishes were creative and perfectly cooked.
When we arrived we were informed that we had been overcharged for the room and that our card had been credited accordingly. We were shown up to Room 12 which further confused me because there was no balcony. The innkeeper explained that the balcony was across the hall and down a narrow corridor on the opposite side of the building. Definitely not what I had in mind! The room itself was ok but nothing special - square with a king bed, 2 chairs, a small bureau and a small dormer window that had no view except for chimneys of adjacent buildings. We were able to peek into several other unoccupied rooms throughout the inn whose doors were left open and found them all to have more character than ours. Room 14 next to ours was a lovely corner room with a king bed, lots of windows and a large attached balcony. I asked whether it was available but it was not.
When I called to reserve the room 2.5 months in advance I was interested in a king bed and a balcony. I discussed the pros and cons of two specific rooms I had viewed on the website and chose Room 15 over Room 14 because several guests had not been pleased with the small shower in 14. Room 15 had the highest rate of all the rooms in the inn but we were coming to the Vineyard for a special occasion so I decided to splurge. The confirmation letter the inn sent for my reservation did not specify the room number. My advice is that you request this information when you reserve so that you do not experience the same disappointment that we did.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Victorian Inn is an attractive Inn with the casual elegance of a restored Whaling Captain's Home on the Island of Martha's Vineyard in historical Edgartown, Massachusetts. We have maintained the tradition and charm of that era and await you as our guests for a relaxing, hospitable and comfortable vacation. Situated on the lovely South Water Street where many sea captains built their mansions; directly across from the famous Pagoda Tree, one block above the town dock and harbor; just a short stroll to many fine restaurants, quaint shops, museums and art galleries. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Victorian Hotel Edgartown
- Victorian Inn Edgartown, MA - Martha's Vineyard