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“Downtown in Edgartown !” 5 of 5 stars
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The Christopher
Ranked #3 of 11 Edgartown B&B and Inns
New York
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Downtown in Edgartown !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Victorian Inn is centrally located downtown Edgartown. We walked everywhere and rode our bikes to other Vineyard locations. Our room was beautifully decorated and had two outside balconies that overlooked the town and the bay. The rooms were spotless and the service was excellent. Out host, Steve and Karyn, were always there to answer questions or to provide suggestions on what to do or where to dine. Karyn prepared excellent breakfasts and Steve was our morning entertainment .

Room Tip: We liked the third floor with a balcony for views of the town and bay .
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank SacandagaNewYork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Upon arrival at the Victorian Inn, my wife and I were blown away by the beautiful Victorian Inn. The Inn looks like it belongs in the 18th century, but does not sacrifice any modern comforts or amenities. Steve was a very gracious host, taking time out of his busy day to let our dog play with his two dogs. Karyn's breakfast each morning were fantastic and was the sole reason we chose not to visit any other breakfast spot on the island. On top of the appearance and service at the Victorian, it is a 5 minute walk to the heart of Edgartown.

I highly recommend this location!

Room Tip: The dog-friendly room was very clean and did not smell like animals.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Wesley K
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Auburn, New York
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Martha's Vineyard is a long drive (7 hours) and a ferry ride away for us if we drive. Luckily, we are able to make it in less than 2 hours by private plane, which allows us to head there on a moments notice if the weather is going to be pleasant there. Invariably, we call the Victorian Inn and hope we can find a room, as it is one of our favorite Bed and Breakfast's.

Located on the edge of downtown, the inn is an historic, typical, Martha's Vineyard whaling captain's home...not to mention having a role in the movie "Jaws" (home of the Amityville doctor). Because it may be older doesn't mean "old". This attractive B and B has been remodeled and updated to be just plain comfortable. Rooms may be somewhat smaller (certainly not tiny) but remember, it's an historic home, in an historic town.

Breakfast is usually a choice of several items that encourage your thought early in the mornings. The day we stayed, we had a choice of banana pancakes, homemade granola with nuts, berries and yogurt, or a California croissant with egg, that looked delicious, although my wife and I couldn't pass up the banana pancakes! As one of the owners,Steve, passed around the coffee, we continued to be entertained with his humorous tales of the island.

In short, the Victorian Inn isn't one of the biggest places to stay on Martha's Vineyard. It isn't one of the most luxurious...but it's a very comfortable Bed and Breakfast, in what I consider one of the best locations on the island...as well as being a good value for the money.

Room Tip: Ask for a queen or king bed. Doubles are somewhat small for us.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Edgartown, Massachusetts, United States
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42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Whatever you want to do on MV and you want to stay in Edgartown - this is a lovely place to stay. Very close to the center, beaches, stores, restaurants - you name it. Most of it is in walking distance, but the Inn is quiet, nestled away. Rooms are lovely. Well, furnished with modern bathrooms. Great views from the upstairs suites.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Sybille C
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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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141 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

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.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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4 Thank Sharon P
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Augusta, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Just returned from a 3 night stay at Victorian Inn. My wife and I have only good things to say about this place. I have never written a review for Tripadvisor, but felt must share our experience. This B&B is close to the Chappaquiddick Ferry landing, shops, and restaurants. Even so, we were surprised at how little traffic came by the lodge. We had very quiet mornings; great for sleeping late. This place is very clean and well maintained. I have been in old B&B's that were dark, musty, and had creaking floors. None of these things are a problem here. Thanks for your hard work Steve and Karyn. Your dedication to giving guests an exceptional experience payed off for us.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Wtt112
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Owego, New York, United States
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We were in Edgartown for a wedding. We stayed two nights at this inn and loved it. It was spotlessly clean, first. After that, the owners were very friendly and provided every comfort in both our room and in the common rooms. Breakfast was excellent, and the service was impossible to beat. It is in the perfect location for all the shops and restaurants. We slept well because the room was comfortable, and the inn was quiet. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the street have a better view but are noisier.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about The Christopher

Property: The Christopher
Address: 24 S Water St, Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02539-8138 (Formerly Victorian Inn)
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Martha's Vineyard > Edgartown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Edgartown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Christopher 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Completely renovated for a grand re-opening for the 2016 season... Unwind and soak in an island vibe at The Christopher (formerly The Victorian), a fully remodeled 15-room boutique Edgartown hotel. A back courtyard features both sunny and shady spots to lounge and enjoy our BYOB mixer bar. Guest rooms feature plush beds and modern amenities, such as USB ports and Apple TV. Some rooms feature private balconies. Edgartown Harbor, the shops and galleries of Main and Water streets, and world-class restaurants are just outside the front door. Chic yet unpretentious. Luxe yet welcoming. You can't help but relax and enjoy yourself amidst the stylishly laid-back design! ... more   less 
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Victorian Hotel Edgartown
The Christopher Edgartown, MA - Martha's Vineyard

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