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27 S Summer St PO Box 1056, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8115
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#6 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Edgartown
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Listed as one of the "Top 101 Hotels in the World" by Tatler's 2012 Travel Guide and a long-standing member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux small luxury hotel group, The Charlotte Inn is settled just a half block off Main Street and two blocks from the harbor-front in downtown Edgartown. Among 4 buildings are 17 guest rooms and 2 suites individually decorated with fine antiques in a wonderful English garden setting. The Charlotte Inn provides guests with what we consider the "ultimate luxury" - a glimpse back in time to a more peaceful and restful frame of mind. A visit to The Charlotte Inn - from an overnight or a week vacation - is an opportunity to escape from the hectic, rushed, technology and gadget driven daily routine and enjoy the simpler things life has to offer. With all that Martha's Vineyard has to enjoy as your daily playground - from beaching, boating, fishing, and sightseeing, to fine dining and shopping, to simply strolling along the historic whaling captain’s home lined streets along the harbor and down to the lighthouse, The Charlotte Inn offers our guests a relaxing home away from home to retreat to and an opportunity to cherish life's simpler times. Whether iced-tea on the porch with a good book, chatting with friends and fellow guests on a garden terrace, or enjoying a glass of wine by the fire with your companion in cooler weather, we hope that our guests embrace the opportunity to join us in the experience we work so hard to provide - a getaway from the stress and pressures of today’s fast-paced lifestyle and a chance to enjoy a peaceful reprieve in an atmosphere that is the perfect combination of elegance, luxury and comfort. Nothing satisfies us more than to provide our guests with this experience, and to watch them enjoy, unwind and cherish their time spent at The Charlotte Inn in the way that we prefer and as our adage suggests - "Behind The Times on Purpose".
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Julie C wrote a review Sep 28
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We recently stayed at The Charlotte for two nights, though we wish we could have stayed much longer. Our room was impeccable and brimming with historical touches everywhere. The shared spaces, inside and out are just lovely, but it’s the people at The Charlotte Inn most responsible for your comfort. They are fantastic, especially Lindsay who basically looked after us the entire time. She’s warm and welcoming and intent on making sure we had all we needed for a memorable stay. Thanks to Lindsay and everyone at The Charlotte Inn. We very much look forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Guillermo Hoter wrote a review Sep 2021
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I first visited Charlotte Inn 25 years ago. It was a beautiful place. Now it is superb. Perfectly located to explore little Edgartown, housed in several old refurbished houses, every corner of the Inn could be a spot for a front page of Architectural Digest magazine. Only a refined owner collecting antics with patience and love could produce a place like Charlotte Inn. Every piece of furniture, every lamp and chandelier, every sofa and reading chair, hundreds of paintings and coffe table books are displayed in public areas and bedrooms producing an elegant, cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Every piece is different and special, bought by a discerning eye and put together with the utmost taste. From the Hermes and Bulgari amenities to the solid polished mahogany wood WC top, you will have a profound pleasure staying in this Inn. Very few hotels in the world make me feel at home. I live in an elegant home furnished with tapestries, antics, old masters paintings and oriental rugs. Charlotte Inn made me feel as good as at home. They have a restaurant which was closed during our stay but has excellent reviews. It is located in a very nice kind of greenhouse where breakfast was served. Service was perfect, food excellent. We had complimentary tea and cookies in the afternoon and complimentary laundry. The 4 houses are surrounded by manicured gardens which invite you to sit and just relax reading a book or your tablet. If I could suggest something to still improve the experience I would recommend adding a minibar to the rooms, in order to access drinks and sodas at night. Mattresses could also be a little softer. If you appreciate elegance, service, antics, old world charm this is the place to be.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Try to reserve the Coach House signature suite
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BTD1 wrote a review Jul 2022
Toronto, Canada65 contributions38 helpful votes
We have stayed at the Charlotte Inn many times over the years, but, as Canadians, we had to pause our annual summer visit during COVID when the border was closed/restricted. We were finally able to return this summer for a glorious week, and were delighted to find that the Charlotte Inn is better than ever - and it has always been great! The Inn is simply enchanting, with stunning period decor, beautifully presented and meticulously maintained. The grounds are lush and filled with inviting seating areas. There is an overall atmosphere of graceful calm and civility that is pure pleasure. The Inn is very well located in the heart of bustling Edgartown, an easy walk to restaurants and shops. Paula and Gerry are wonderful, caring hosts and their team including Carol and Lindsey are most helpful and pleasant to deal with. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Chris T wrote a review Dec 2021
Stuart, Florida2 contributions2 helpful votes
Perfection. That describes how Gerrret and Paula Conover have lovingly curated every aspect of their Inn. We stayed in many other Inns on Martha's Vineyard and our 4 night stay was wonderful in every way. The 1800s building is so well maintained you cannot find a flaw even if you looked. Do yourself a favor and ask for Room 12. Breakfast each day was better than the day before. Paula serves her guests while Gerret makes sure every fire place is burning. Don't be surprised if one of their sweet Golden Retrievers visits for a rub down.. Hands down, one of, if not the best Inn on the island.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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mdadko wrote a review Oct 2021
Stuart, Florida4 contributions
We could not have picked a more beautiful and romantic place to spend our anniversary. We enjoyed a live fire in our room each evening and another in the morning before getting up for the day. The decor is amazing and immaculately clean. A block fm downtown, but quiet and peaceful. We had breakfast and met the owner, Paula, who was wonderful. Our server, Veronica, was very attentive and nice. They also had the Wall Street Journal, NY Times and Boston Globe each morning downstairs. Bathrobes too. I would recommend this Inn to anyone who wants to feel special. Not for children.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Room 12 - great courtyard view and a fireplace.
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Harry S wrote a review Oct 2021
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If you have ever seen the classic movie, The Out of Towners with Sandy Dennis and Jack Lemmon, it could place you in the proper frame of mind to conjure up our trip from Ohio. After our flight from Cleveland was cancelled, we decided to drive straight through knowing we had to meet the last ferry that night from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven. We finally arrived in the rain after a bevy of comic interludes. But the moment we set foot on the grounds of The Charlotte Inn, greeted by Cole who was awaiting our arrival, our trip from hell was transformed as we entered into a polished world of romantic elegance. We have had the good fortune of staying at several Relais et Chateau properties. However, the warmth and personal attention from absolutely everyone…Paula, Gery, Carol, Cole and Lindsey could not have been more welcoming. Dinner reservations at L’Etoile and Alchemy were handled for us as well as a private and illuminating tour of the island with a fascinating and enthusiastic gentleman named Gaston. The Terrace restaurant unfortunately was closed for dinner but breakfast was impeccable. Our only complaint…we had to depart way too soon. But most assuredly, we will plan our return. Oh, and Carol, the General Manager even called me the next day, after our arrival back home to make sure we made it back safely. That gesture completed the perfect circle.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Kaycee H wrote a review Sep 2021
Dallas, Texas32 contributions3 helpful votes
The Charlotte Inn gorgeous and special place in the heart of Edgartown. The customer service was absolutely unmatched. Lindsay was so incredibly charming and professional; she made us feel welcome and at home during our special celebration.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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bgoverman wrote a review Aug 2021
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My wife and I have been visiting Martha's Vineyard for decades and have stayed at many hotels, inns and vacation rentals over those decades. This year, for our anniversary, we decided to stay in Edgartown and were lucky enough to land a reservation at the Charlotte Inn on the weekend of Obama's birthday bash. What a fabulous weekend! And what a unique property! Paula and Gerret are lovely and welcoming hosts at the Inn and have created a truly unique inn experience with decor that may overwhelm at times, but captures the look and feel of English Country quite well. We stayed in the Carriage House which was sumptuously furnished with a queen-sized bed, high quality linens and soaps, and its own private and lovely gardens. The TV in the room was small, but not something we particularly care about. The property is a block or so away from the bustle of main street, but is relaxing and quiet and so convenient! There are many nooks and garden paths to find a quiet spot for reading, and there is a 4-5pm tea time on one of the porches where you can mingle with guests if you so desire. Even better than the accommodations was The Terrace restaurant. We have eaten at just about every fine dining establishment on the Island, and we would have to say it was the best overall dining experience yet. The wait staff was excellent and attentive and the food was high quality, delicious and well plated. There is an expectation to dress up a bit when dining at The Terrace, but basically don't look like a schlep or a beach bum and you should be fine. It's not inexpensive to stay at the Inn, but well worth it. We may have to make this a yearly visit!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Beauregw wrote a review Oct 2019
Manchester, Connecticut44 contributions24 helpful votes
My late wife and I have been coming here for 30+ years. At the outset, let me say that if you have to ask "How much?", the Charlotte Inn may not be the place for you. The facility is outstanding. After our first visit many years ago, we came home and painted our colonial styled home white with muddy green shutters. We even installed white picket fences, just like the Charlotte Inn.... The decor is like no other- solid wood raised paneling, paintings, antiques.... I sat in one of their off-reception area, lounging rooms and marveled at how this dust bunny's dream could be so perfect. My dinner, 5 hour Osso Bucco, was perfect as was the professional service. Next day's breakfast, while nothing extraordinary, was very pleasant, with coffee served by Paula Conover, the owner with her husband Gery. I can't wait to go back, even in mid-winter.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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PedroWorldTraveller wrote a review Sep 2019
Melbourne, Australia80 contributions144 helpful votes
We dined at The Terrace Restaurant. On arrival at the Inn we were quickly ushered through to the restaurant when it would have been nice to have enjoyed the front rooms of the Inn. The lady on the front desk made it clear that we were not welcome in these rooms! In fact this lady was pleasant, but somewhat snooty and did not engage in any welcome conversation. Dinner was lovely in a charming setting. However, the food was not what we expected! The potatoes under the commonwealth chicken were burnt and the creme brûlée’s toffee top was gooey! Our waiter was friendly, but another of the wait staff was unfriendly and dismissive. We were told on booking that mobile phones and pics were not allowed, but plenty of people were using them. I’d recommend the restaurant for the setting, but not the food!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Charlotte Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Charlotte Inn?
Nearby attractions include Old Whaling Church (0.1 miles), Pirate's Puzzle Escape Room (0.1 miles), and Edgartown Memorial Wharf (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Charlotte Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Charlotte Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Charlotte Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Charlotte Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar, Among The Flowers Cafe, and The Seafood Shanty.
Are there any historical sites close to The Charlotte Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Vincent House Museum (0.2 miles) and Dr. Daniel Fisher House (0.2 miles).