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27 S Summer St PO Box 1056, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8115
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#4 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Edgartown
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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Horseback riding
Business Center with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
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Beauregw wrote a review Oct 2019
Manchester, Connecticut42 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
Room Tip: I suggest off-season, perhaps September-October.
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PedroWorldTraveller wrote a review Sep 2019
Melbourne, Australia80 contributions131 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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Randy S wrote a review Sep 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina172 contributions98 helpful votes
What an amazing experience! I can't remember a more special stay at a vintage inn. Family operated and very classy. I hated to touch anything because it was so pretty and I knew all of the decor belonged to the owners. This hotel is not for everyone but for those wanting a beautiful and quiet setting near a beautiful seaside village i would encourage you to try and book a stay. Our few days there were not enough and we cant wait to return.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Seeker221 wrote a review Jul 2019
Seeker2216 contributions11 helpful votes
PERFECTION. We recently spent a week there (June 2019) and just as it was the previous two stays, it is no less than perfection. As delightful and beautiful as the gardens and grounds are, they are just a hint of the spectacular beauty within. The décor suggests an English country house. The public rooms, filled with beautiful antiques and artwork, are inviting and comfortable. Our king room was in the side building. With a comfortable king bed, two wonderful overstuffed chairs and more of the same décor in the public rooms, it felt like home—actually better than. I wish my bedroom at home looked like this. Nothing has been left to chance. Every need a guest might have has been anticipated and provided for. At the same time, it appears as if it happens effortlessly which adds to the comfortable, quiet charm of the inn. At the helm are Gery and Paula Conover, two of the most gracious hosts possible. Despite their assuredly busy schedules, they pause to chat at length and delight in talking about the inn and their amazing collections of antiques. Breakfast and dinner in the Terrace dining room is a wonderful experience. Served on Limoges porcelain, the food is excellent. They have a new chef this year who we spoke with us at length when we met him in the gardens on afternoon. He’s excited about his food and when it is served, his enthusiasm shows. The Charlotte Inn is, in a word, perfection.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
McAllister L wrote a review May 2019
Forest Hills, New York15 contributions9 helpful votes
Our stay at the Charlotte Inn was a beautiful step back in time. Everything about the inn is elegant and lovely. Sadly, I withhold the fifth star because of one incident and one staff member. When I booked the room, I explained that we would be getting there about 11:00. That day, I called and confirmed that we would be arriving about 11:00. When we arrived, lights were out and doors were locked. We knocked and tried what we could to get inside without success. I began calling the emergency number and continued to call and knock for nearly a half hour before someone heard us. According to my cell phone, I made the first call at 11:06. Luckily and finally, Carol heard us and we were let in. Carol was apologetic and accommodating, and she continued to be so for the remainder of our stay. She offered us breakfast, which was gracious and which we were able to take advantage of one day. Unfortunately, when we got into the room, I could not get on the internet for something I needed because the password on the instructions provided had been changed. We found this out the next morning from Christie, who was rude and condescending, and she also continued to be so for the rest of our stay. Another staff member we dealt with was Lindsay. She was charming and welcoming, friendly and hospitable, an absolute delight. Our waiter at dinner, Charlie, was also a pleasure.
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Date of stay: May 2019
2 Helpful votes
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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 Among The Flowers Cafe, Detente Restaurant and Wine Bar, 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).