MARTHA’S VINEYARD HOTEL CONTACT, DIRECTIONS, AND TRANSPORTATION INFO
Getting to Vineyard Square
Martha’s Vineyard is accessible by airplane or a 45-90 minute ferry ride. Year round Martha’s Vineyard ferry service is available from Woods Hole and New Bedford, MA and seasonal ferry services are available from the Massachusetts towns of Falmouth, Hyannis, Nantucket, as well as from Quonset, Rhode Island. Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites (formerly The Colonial Inn) is centrally located on the island of Martha’s Vineyard and convenient to a great public transportation system; so coming to Martha’s Vineyard without a car is an easy, and recommended option.
The Steamship Authority ferry out of Woods Hole, MA (Cape Cod) is the only one capable of transporting vehicles to Martha’s Vineyard. If you plan to bring a car onto Martha’s Vineyard, you will need to take this ferry service. It runs into Vineyard Haven year round, and Oak Bluffs seasonally. Either port is only a 10-15 min. drive to the Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Advance vehicle reservations are strongly recommended.
The following ferry services are available for passenger-only travel to Martha’s Vineyard:
The Falmouth Ferry – This seasonal passenger service operates between Falmouth Harbor (Cape Cod) and Edgartown Martha’s Vineyard. It lands at Memorial Wharf which is a 5 minute walk to the Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites.
New Bedford Express Ferry – Offers a year round, passenger only, fast ferry service from New Bedford, Ma. to Martha’s Vineyard. The ferry lands in Oak Bluffs in the summer, and Vineyard Haven in the shoulder and winter seasons.
NJ and NY to Martha’s Vineyard Ferry – Added in 2010, this ferry runs on weekends from Memorial weekend until Labor Day. Departing from Highlands, NJ on a Friday afternoon, stopping in Manhattan and then onward to Oak Bluffs and returning on Sunday afternoon.
Call 1-800-BOATRIDE for reservations.
By Car to the Ferries
From New York: To New Bedford: Take I-95 to Providence; take I-195 East. To Falmouth and Woods Hole: Continue from New Bedford on I-195 East; take Route 25 East (I-495 South); cross over the Bourne Bridge; follow Route 28 South. To Hyannis: Continue from New Bedford on I-195 East, take Route 25 East (I-495 South) and then follow Route 6.
From Boston: Take Route 3 to the Sagamore Bridge. To Hyannis: Follow Route 6 East. To Falmouth and Woods Hole: Take Route 6 West to Buzzards Bay (Bourne), cross the Bourne Bridge, and follow Route 28 South.
Approximate Distances by Car to Woods Hole:
From New York- 271 miles
From Hartford- 187 miles
From New Haven- 165 miles
From Providence- 85 miles
From Boston- 85 miles
Year-round flights are available to Martha’s Vineyard airport. Taxis and rental cars can be accessed at the terminal.
In season, you also can fly direct with Jet Blue (the airline also connects with Cape Air during off season). Book your entire trip right on the Jet Blue website.
Charter services are also available.
Transportation from Off-Island Airports
White Tie Limo – This is a year-round service from Boston, Providence, and New York airports, train stations, etc. connecting to Martha’s Vineyard. Escort Coach offers limousines, sedans, vans and mini coaches.
Phone: 1-800-564-8116 or 1-508-548-8116
Cape Cod Limo – This is a year-round service from Boston, Providence and New York airports, train station, etc. 6, 8, and 10 passenger vehicles, sedans, vans, and buses are available.
On-Island Car Rentals
AAA Island Auto Rental Inc
Thrifty Car Rental
7 Beach Rd., Vineyard Haven, MA
4 locations – Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard Airport, and Edgartown.
Auto Rentals of Edgartown
141 Main St., Edgartown, MA
By Car to Hotel
Directions from Vineyard Haven Ferry Dock to the Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites
Turn left out of ferry parking lot and continue to stop sign (past Stop&Shop). Turn right at stop sign. Continue up small hill bearing left. In 1/2 mile you will see directional sign for Edgartown (7 miles). Take that left onto the Vineyard Haven/Edgartown Rd. Follow this road for about six miles taking you right into downtown Edgartown.
As you approach the village of Edgartown, you will come to a stop sign. The Square Rigger restaurant is on your left. Continue straight at this stop sign, carefully giving right of way to traffic approaching from the left. You are now on Main St. – Continue straight for about 1 1/2 miles. You will pass the Old Whaling Church and The Dukes County Courthouse on your left.
At the corner of Main St. and North Water St., turn left (The Bank of Martha’s Vineyard is in front of you on the corner). We are two blocks up on your left hand side. Number 38 North Water St. Feel free to pull into the loading zone in front of the Inn while you check-in. We will be happy to help with your luggage, and then give you directions to one of our parking spots (if available – PLEASE NOTE: these are limited, first-come first-served, and MUST be reserved in advance) or to the town parking lot, a short drive away.
Welcome to the Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites!
Local Bus Transportation – Vineyard Transit Authority
The local bus system is very reliable and leaves frequently from just 1 block from the Inn to all over the Island. You can purchase 1 day, 3 day or 7 day passes which allow you to hop on and off the bus as often as you like, giving you the freedom to explore the whole island without the headaches of directions, traffic and parking.
Check out http://www.vineyardtransit.com/ for more information and schedules.