The Harbor View Hotel is an outstanding place to stay. We have spent many summers in Martha's Vineyard but have never stayed in any of the hotels. This summer we rented a house as usual from Saturday to Saturday and at the last minute were not able to make our Saturday Ferry back to the Cape. With a Sunday ferry reservation, we scrambled for a Saturday night hotel reservation. The Harbor View was a great choice and they welcomed my husband, me and our 4 daughters graciously. It is a high end, luxurious hotel with a comfortable, casual and very beachy feel. We relaxed on the porch with a stunning view of the harbor and lighthouse. The girls enjoyed lemonade and face painting in the afternoon and somores in the evening. There are 2 restaurants. We ate at Henry's which I highly recommend. The food, service and wine were outstanding and the atmosphere is picture perfect. We were so relaxed I never wanted to leave! I could go on and on about the staff, the valet parking etc. You will not be disappointed. Trust me, I know a good hotel.