Faraway Martha's Vineyard

Faraway Martha's Vineyard

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4.5
#2 of 5 hotels in Edgartown
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.3
Value
4.0
Go your own way in Edgartown and embrace the free-spirited elegance that makes the island unparalleled. Our collection of 6 enchanting lodging properties, 3 one-of-a-kind dining experiences, and a dreamy private pool & patio compose the unique escape known as Faraway Martha's Vineyard.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Boating
Bowling
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business center
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English

Location

23 Kelly St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539
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Michael M wrote a review Dec 2023
Boston, Massachusetts11 contributions
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriend and I treated ourselves to a weekend stay at the Faraway MV over xmas in Edgartown weekend. So, for those who have not been to the Xmas weekend.....do yourself a favor, go!! If you want the "homeru" book the Faraway. Not only are they actively involved in the weekend festivities and supporting the charitable mission, they are right in the middle of all the action. Magical. I cannot wait to be back!!! Thanks to the staff and mgmt team for taking great care of us.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Rebecca Johnson, General Manager at Faraway Martha's Vineyard
Responded Dec 14, 2023
Thanks for the great review. This was our first year open as Faraway during Christmas in Edgartown and we were thrilled to participate in so much of the action. We hope to welcome you back next year for more holiday cheer!
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nhmom27 wrote a review Jun 2020
Concord, New Hampshire74 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We could not have chosen a better place to stay! The location was within walking distance of great restaurants and bike trails. The staff was pleasant and friendly and the pool was nice. It was obvious they were taking great precautions during the pandemic as well. Staff wore face masks, there was plenty of hand sanitizer, there was a plastic cover on the remote in the room, and many other steps being taken. Muffins and coffee were available upon request behind the front desk in the mornings. We rented one of their bikes too and it was great and comfortable. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from SlittleGM, General Manager at Faraway Martha's Vineyard
Responded Jun 24, 2020
Thank you for such a great review! WE ARE SO HAPPY that you enjoyed your visit. Your recognition of our amazing staff means the world to us and them (and we'll make sure they see this). Truly, we are so happy to be back welcoming our guests and seeing to their bright summer smiles!!. We are just entering our season in the new normal and appreciate all the encouragement and feedback. We see our guests are completely relieved to be out and traveling and that is what inspires us all. Until next time, we wish you safe travels. The Kelley House Team!
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Susan B wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 2016 and 2017 with my family (myself, husband, and two teens) in one room and we came back and the location is perfect.What stands out about this inn is the attentiveness of the staff. From the minute we arrived, the staff were there when needed, opening doors, assisting with luggage, responding to our requests since 2016 although we were kind of disappointed that our favourite concierge doesn't work there anymore. We had a gift for her when we arrived the inn and expecting that they would hire her for a few years more. I believe her name is "Trisha or Trixie" half asian/ half Latina from Philippines very pretty young lady. She was very helpful to my family & friends because she speaks 5 languages I guess that's why she gets along with everybody. She's funny, polite and hardworking. We stayed 4 days and my two girls love her, even our friends who stayed there said she's a nice young lady who helped her daughter carried her luggage up to the third floor and she did housekeeping in their room at night. disappointed that she wasn't around this year after being an overall employee . sad we wouldn't able to see her jolly face.I would highly recommend the Kelley House and and as a matter of fact, we are looking forward to return next year.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from SlittleGM, General Manager at Faraway Martha's Vineyard
Responded May 9, 2020
THANK YOU for posting a review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Kelley House. We hope to welcome you again soon. The Kelley House Team.
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Hayden wrote a review Sep 2020
Newport, Rhode Island1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My friend and I desperately needed some getaway time, and we hopped over to the vineyard for a night. Kelley House is in a great location, as we did not bring a car with us. We were able to check in early, (Ashley at the front desk was super sweet!). The front desk with the Adirondack chairs was such a treat. Only thing I would really mention is the bedding was pretty lackluster. But we had a good time! They do a great job adhering to Covid precautions, and there were even packets of alcohol wipes in the room upon arrival, which I think is pretty clever as a discerning hotel guest myself. Oh, and the muffins were tight. I should note, it was a Sunday night rate, so for what we paid it was very worth it! :)
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Date of stay: September 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from GuestSuccessTeam, Guest Experience Team at Faraway Martha's Vineyard
Responded Oct 28, 2020
Hayden, we are thrilled to hear our team went above and beyond to ensure you felt safe during this unique time to travel. Feedback such as yours is extremely valuable for other travelers.
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Sami W wrote a review Jul 2021
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is in an amazing location in Edgartown. Close to all the good restaurants and anything and everything happening in Edgartown. The only thing that sucked in this hotel was the housekeeping. It seemed the we were at the mercy of the housekeeping staff, who couldn't give a damn about their guest. We stayed for 6 nights, paid USD 16,000 and only got housekeeping service on only 3 days after calling the front desk multiple times . Even on the 3 days, they changed the linens only once, forgot to vacuum / clean the floors, forgot to give adequate bath amneties, towels, etc... it was such a mess
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Date of stay: July 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Joyce Kelly-Brown wrote a review Oct 2021
Los Angeles, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is located on a great area. The staff was very pleasant and attentive, as much as could be. Upon arrival, the lobby is decorated in a very modern fashion, looks nice and is very photographic… the room, too; however, at night the weather dropped into the 50s and having traveled from Los Angeles, my son and I were cold. We notified the front desk and they came and turned the heat on, but during our entire stay, no heat ever came out, so we were cold the entire time, unfortunately… this made everything else about our stay, somewhat unpleasant.

The salt water/ocean odor permeated the room so much, that even after spraying with the air freshener, which we kept during our stay because we were spraying frequent, the smell returned within a few minutes. My clothes that were in my suitcase and especially my pajamas, retained the odor, so I immediately washed and placed in the dry cleaners, everything from my suitcase, upon returning home.

I was so hoping that something was done to improve the smell, considering quite a few reviews indicated this problem, but I guess the surveys and complaints are going unread, unfortunately.

Also, at this price point, I would expect that there would be some type of refreshments available for guests in the lobby… lemonade, cookies, fruit… something. But there was nothing, not even a vending machine on the premise… the only thing provided by the hotel, was lemon water.

No special views, although my room supposedly was a garden view… I feel like this was false advertisement, as there was no garden… my view was the front lawn and the street.

I’m not sure, other than the hotel’s location, how they can continue justifying the price they charge, and I feel like I should be refunded half my rate per day, as the rates seem to be gauging and again are totally not justified.
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Date of stay: October 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Funmi Korede, Agency / Consultant at Faraway Martha's Vineyard
Responded Oct 17, 2021
Hi there, We apologize that this was the experience that you had while staying with us this is certainly not what we hope for our guests when they choose to stay with us. You ran into issues during your stay that should have been taken care of in an efficient way and unfortunately that was not the service we provided for you. We will be sure to pass your comments along to management so that these issues are addressed with the correct departments. Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback.
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Meghan G wrote a review Sep 2021
Syracuse, New York57 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel is fine, could use some tlc here and there. We stayed in room 307 which is apparently known for a ghost named Helen. Had I known, I would have opted for a different room style. Walls make annoying noises, non ghost related, but still annoying. The hotel is very well situated near shops and restaurants. We're regulars of the Newes From America Pub and will always go there when on the island. Overall, not a bad stay but PLEASE provide hand soap or bar soap so that people don't need to use the shower gel for both showering and hand washing. Needing to go to Stop and Shop to purchase hand soap is silly.
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Date of stay: September 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Funmi Korede, Agency / Consultant at Faraway Martha's Vineyard
Responded Sep 27, 2021
Thank you for sharing your feedback from your stay. We are sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience in our establishment. We will be sure to pass your comments along to the management so that these issues are addressed with the correct departments.
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Lis Roche wrote a review Feb 2020
Boston, Massachusetts30 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I didn’t want to leave! Any time of year, KH is the best hotel to stay at on MV. They have unreal hospitality to their guests and make staying there such an unforgettable experience. They put a personal touch on everything and really try to make your stay as easy as possible. The concierge, Sarah, was the most helpful one we have ever interacted with. The access to a pub, market, and walking distance from everything in Edgartown made it such a seamless experience. We never had to worry about a car, ubers, or anything because of the location of this hotel. The rooms themselves were clean, well-kept, and the atmosphere was comfortable. Staff were consistently friendly and helpful. We can’t wait to come back and will never stay anywhere else on the island!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from SlittleGM, General Manager at Faraway Martha's Vineyard
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and the visit to Edgartown. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to our staff and in particular Sarah our concierge. Sarah delights in welcoming guests to the island and is a true treasure. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon. Until then, safe travels. Scott and the Kelley House Team
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val082020 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place was accessible by Bus (30 minutes) to the Hotel. The staff was outstanding and the rooms were spacious and comfortable. The location was surrounded with great food options even though it was winter time during my visit and most of the restaurants are closed.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from SlittleGM, General Manager at Faraway Martha's Vineyard
Responded Mar 14, 2020
Thank you for the great review, your feedback is important to us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Please come again soon.
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Douglas508 wrote a review Jul 2021
Ashland, Massachusetts2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I don’t typically write a lot of reviews but wanted to say a few words about our recent stay at The Kelley House.

First, the location is spectacular. The historic 1742 structure, fresh and clean but brimming with character, sits in the heart of historic and charming Edgartown, literally steps from great shops and restaurants, and very close to Katama beach, the Edgartown lighthouse, the Chappaquiddick ferry, and many other scenic amenities.

When not exploring the island, it’s truly a treat to relax in the breeze in a comfortable chair on the front terrace, take a spin on one of the hotel’s complimentary bicycles, or enjoy a refreshing dip in the nicely appointed pool.

Perhaps most impressive is the outstanding service we received from Liv and the team at The Kelley House. The entire staff was friendly, thoughtful, and attentive, and went above and beyond to provide a memorable and pleasant experience. Upon our arrival on the morning of July 4th, the hotel was able to offer us early check-in, and subsequently also accommodated a small but important request that really enhanced our stay.

Finally, upon learning of a birthday, the hotel surprised us with complimentary champagne on ice and chocolates, discovered upon our return to the room. Wow. This considerate gesture, a glowing example of the hospitality afforded at Kelley House, really capped our evening!

Thank you Kelley House. We look forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Answer from nhmom27
Concord, New Hampshire74 contributions61 helpful votes
They do have free parking at the hotel. It is a great place! You will enjoy it!
Pam asked a question Apr 2017
New York City, New York4 contributions8 helpful votes
Does the Kelly house main guest rooms have air conditioning?
Answer from Chikarasailor
New York City, New York169 contributions44 helpful votes
Yes.
Answer from jtnlawson
East Sandwich, Massachusetts3 contributions10 helpful votes
After staying at the Kelley House over the New Year celebration I would ask them if they have updated there hot water issues as they ran out of hot water on the first day of our stay and then in the afternoon there was an issue with the heat not working. The rooms are dated but more importantly the necessaty to maintain their hot water & HVAC systems is basic human need. The location of this hotel is wonderful as you know but I would question the updating of the very system that provide basic need.
brojohnv asked a question Dec 2016
Norfolk, Massachusetts10 contributions19 helpful votes
B&B, Breakfast included?
Answer from Ruth H
San Luis Obispo, California9 contributions7 helpful votes
No, but there's a great little breakfast spot in walking distance.
Erica D wrote a tip May 2021
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Visit the Grey Barn Cheese Farm!"
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Doyle wrote a tip Sep 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose another hotel"
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roco7 wrote a tip Jan 2020
new bedford ,ma60 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Able to opens the windows to smell the salt water!"
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Experience310095 wrote a tip Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring a bicycle if you can. The have a great bike path. "
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Sara R wrote a tip Jan 2020
Somerville, Massachusetts25 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stayed in one of the side buildings "
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PRICE RANGE
$337 - $835 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
kelley house hotel edgartown
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Kelley House
LOCATION
United StatesMassachusettsMartha's VineyardEdgartown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
57
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Frequently Asked Questions about Faraway Martha's Vineyard
Which popular attractions are close to Faraway Martha's Vineyard?
Nearby attractions include Old Whaling Church (0.2 miles), Pirate's Puzzle Escape Room (0.07 miles), and Edgartown Memorial Wharf (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Faraway Martha's Vineyard?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Faraway Martha's Vineyard?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Faraway Martha's Vineyard?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Faraway Martha's Vineyard?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Faraway Martha's Vineyard?
Conveniently located restaurants include Among The Flowers Cafe, Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar, and The Seafood Shanty.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Faraway Martha's Vineyard?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Faraway Martha's Vineyard have airport transportation?
Yes, Faraway Martha's Vineyard offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Faraway Martha's Vineyard?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Faraway Martha's Vineyard?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Vincent House Museum (0.2 miles) and Dr. Daniel Fisher House (0.2 miles).
Is Faraway Martha's Vineyard accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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