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Best Hotels Edgartown MA

The view of Martha's Vineyard during a New England spring day.While summer is the perfect season for visiting Edgartown, any time of year is a great time to book your stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Spring in New England, also known as shoulder season or off-season, is an excellent time of year to visit Martha’s Vineyard. For anyone looking to live like a local, there’s no better time to check out all there is to do and see throughout the region.

Why Visit during the Shoulder Season

If you want to visit Martha’s Vineyard before the summer crowds descend on the charming towns, pack your bags and plan your vacation for the off-season. Starting late fall/early winter and lasting until about May, this time of year allows you a more intimate experience. In addition to escaping the large crowds, there are other perks to visiting our Edgartown hotel during this time. Unlike during the summer, you can easily get your car onto the ferry. While there are several transportation options, we understand sometimes it’s nice to have the flexibility that comes from bringing your own vehicle along with you.

What to Do during Your Visit

As previously stated, one of the biggest perks of visiting during the shoulder season is avoiding the summer crowds. While businesses may shut down during winter, they start coming alive in spring. Just check their hours before visiting, as they may still be operating under shortened hours. There are several things to do during your visit, but here are just three options. For more help deciding what to do, simply talk with our concierge staff.

Reserve Your Edgartown Home Base

The guestroom of an Edgartown hotel to stay at on a New England spring getaway.The only way to figure out why planning a spring visit to New England and Martha’s Vineyard is a great idea is by seeing it for yourself. There’s still plenty of time to book your stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites before the summer crowds arrive! Our charming hotel located near downtown Edgartown is the perfect home base any time of year. Our accommodations are the perfect blend of luxury and comfort. Chances are you can get the same incredible room at a cheaper rate than you could later in the year. Call 508-627-4711 to learn more about how to save on your stay by booking your stay today!
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A lighthouse on Chappaquiddick Island.With its ocean breeze and charming atmosphere, Martha’s Vineyard is the perfect destination when you’re ready for a laidback escape. This New England island is filled with quaint towns, unique attractions, and thrilling adventures. Be close to it all by staying at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites in Edgartown. Not only will you have a relaxing place to call home, but you’ll also be just minutes away from the ferry that’ll take you over to Chappaquiddick Island. 

What to Do Know before Setting Off

The only way to get to the island off Edgartown’s shore is on the Chappy Ferry. The ferry, which was featured in Jaws, runs daily, but the schedule depends on the season, so be sure to check into hours before planning your adventure. Fees will vary based on if you are traveling with a vehicle, bike, or just as a passenger. 

There is only one road on the island, and it’s paved until the last mile. Because of this, we recommend exploring the island by bike or foot. Before heading over, pack a picnic lunch and snacks to enjoy as there is not much shopping available on Chappaquiddick, commonly referred to as Chappy. 

What to Do on Chappy

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you won’t have any trouble finding things to do during your visit to the island. From hiking to fishing and everything in between, Chappy has it all, including three conservation areas. You will have to pay for admission to the refuges.

Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge

Cape Poge Refuge is the largest of the three conservation areas on the island, measuring more than 500 acres. The barrier beach is made up of a sandy shoreline, salt pond, salt marsh, and red cedars. At the northernmost point sits a lighthouse first built in 1801.

Mytoi

Mixed in with traditional New England beauty is Mytoi, a 14-acre Japanese-style garden. The preserve, which is sheltered by a pine grove, features a small pond and island home to goldfish, frogs, and turtles. Wander around as you take in the native flora and exotic plants.

Wasque

The 200 acres that make up Wasque, pronounced “Way-skwee,” are never the same. Found on the southeastern corner, the coastline is ever-changing due to storms and rising sea levels. Explore sand bars on trails, or bring your binoculars to enjoy a bit of birdwatching. 

Enjoy an Adventure-Filled Martha’s Vineyard Getaway

This hotel is close to the ferry that'll take you to Chappaquiddick Island.From exploring nearby Chappaquiddick Island to visiting local museums, there is no shortage of things to discover on your Edgartown vacation. Reminisce about your excursions each night in the comfort of your room at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. 

Our luxurious yet affordable accommodations give you a relaxing place to call home during your New England escape. Whether you stay in a guest room or suite, you’ll have everything you need to unwind. Take advantage of our amenities by spending time in the private courtyard or fitness center. For more information about our Martha’s Vineyard hotel or special offers, call 508-627-4711

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Spend a Day at the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest
See the Next Big Thing at a Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
A Guide on How to Get to Martha’s Vineyard
A Look at the History of Our Edgartown Hotel
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A family eating ice cream from a Martha's Vineyard shop.Vacations are all about treating yourself, and there’s no shortage of ways to do so when you stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Spend a day soaking in the sunshine at a local beach, dine on fresh seafood, or do a little bit of retail therapy. Found in the heart of charming downtown Edgartown, our hotel is near everything you could ever want on vacation and more. If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, visit the delicious ice cream spots found throughout Martha’s Vineyard.

Where to Get the Creamiest and Most Delicious Ice Cream

There’s nothing better than cooling down after a bit of exploring with a sweet treat like ice cream. Most of the ice cream shops in Martha’s Vineyard are open seasonally, so be sure to check their hours heading over.

Some of the best shops are within walking distance of the hotel.

  • The Scoop Shack is known for its small-batch creations made using the highest quality ingredients possible. Create your perfect flavor combination before digging in on your walk back to the hotel.
  • To try a Martha’s Vineyard staple, visit Mad Martha’s, open since 1971. Their flavors range from classics like strawberry to unique options like apple fritter and mud pie. They also offer low-fat yogurts if you’re looking for something besides ice cream. 
  • Just blocks away from our Edgartown hotel is Vineyard Scoops. Sample the flavors found at this neighborhood ice cream shop to find the one that fits your cravings. They also offer soft-serve ice cream.

If you find yourself exploring the northern side of the island, stop at one of these sweet spots before making your way back to Edgartown.

Indulge a Little on a New England Escape

A great mode of transportation to Martha's Vineyard ice cream shops are bicycles.From tasty ice cream shops to a full-service on-site spa, you won’t have any trouble finding ways to treat yourself when you stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites on Martha’s Vineyard. As one of the best hotels in Edgartown, you’ll have everything you need to make the most out of your relaxing getaway. 

Our range of accommodations includes luxury suites and cozy guest rooms. No matter what room style you choose, you’ll have a fully-equipped and comfortable space to call home. Take advantage of our fitness center, rental bikes, concierge services, board games, and more to make the most out of your stay. To learn more about booking your stay or special offers, call 508-627-4711

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Explore Memorable Things to Do & See in West Tisbury
Spend a Day at the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest
See the Next Big Thing at a Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
A Guide on How to Get to Martha’s Vineyard
A Look at the History of Our Edgartown Hotel
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A woman enjoying a Martha's Vineyard sunset cruise.When vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard it’s not hard to find fun ways to make memories. From the moment you wake up until your return to your accommodation at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites, there are endless ways to explore Edgartown and the surrounding towns. Cycle around town on one of our rental bikes or go on a self-guided lighthouse tour. If you’re looking for a relaxing end to your evening, watch the sunset on a Martha’s Vineyard cruise. 

The Best Martha’s Vineyard Boat Charters to Chase the Sunset On

There’s nothing quite like seeing the sun sink into the horizon as you cruise around the waters surrounding Martha’s Vineyard.

  • For three decades, Mad Max Charters has shown visitors and locals alike breathtaking views on its sunset catamaran sail. You’ll depart from Edgartown Harbor and sail into the Nantucket Sound. Don’t forget to bring along snacks and refreshments to enjoy on your journey. 
  • Go for a two-hour cruise with Plan Sea. To make this luxurious cruise even more enjoyable, you can bring your own food and drinks, including cocktails.
  • Celebrate the end of another day on a cruise with Island Time Charters. Their sunset and cocktail cruise will take you on a sightseeing harbor cruise. You have two different cruising routes to choose from, so be sure to look into the different options.
  • Set sail on Nauti Girl Excursions’ double-decker pontoon. Their sunset excursion can be combined with one of their other cruise options so that you can enjoy a full day out on the water. Explore Edgartown, Chappaquiddick, and Katama Bay as the sun sets behind the Edgartown Lighthouse. 
  • Pirate Adventures Martha’s Vineyard offers a unique sailing experience. Cruise through the Nantucket Sound after departing Oak Bluffs Harbor on a pirate ship. 
  • Explore Martha’s Vineyard’s waterways with Catboat Charters on its restored 1927 Cape Cod Catboat. Their private sunset sails are two hours long and can accommodate up to six passengers. 

Plan Your Dream New England Escape

Start your morning with a continental breakfast spread, and end your day with a Martha's Vineyard sunset cruise.If you’re looking for a quintessential New England getaway, book your stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Located in downtown Edgartown, this luxurious hotel has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing getaway. Be sure to leave time in your Martha’s Vineyard itinerary to go for a sunset cruise.

No matter what type of accommodation option you choose, you’ll have a cozy place to call home. Make the most out of your stay by taking advantage of our on-site amenities, including a fitness center, homemade continental breakfast for in-season guests, and more. Call 508-627-4711 to learn more about the hotel or how to save on your stay.

Plan a Visit to the Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival
Where to Get the Best Pizza on Martha’s Vineyard Near Edgartown
Explore Memorable Things to Do & See in West Tisbury
Spend a Day at the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest
See the Next Big Thing at a Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
A Guide on How to Get to Martha’s Vineyard
A Look at the History of Our Edgartown Hotel
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A popular Martha's Vineyard museum and historical attraction is the Flying Horses Carousel.Sometimes when on vacation you learn something new. Maybe it’s trying a new activity or new type of cuisine at a local restaurant, and sometimes you learn something new about the area you’re visiting. Located in Edgartown, Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites is surrounded by Martha’s Vineyard history, and the best way to experience it is by visiting an area museum.

A Guide to Top Museums and Historical Landmarks

For being a small island, Martha’s Vineyard is filled with history. Learning about this history can give you a deeper understanding and appreciation for this popular New England destination.

  • While not a single museum, the African-American Heritage Trail of Matha’s Vineyard is comprised of 30 sites dedicated to the once unrecognized contributions of those of African descent to the island. Spend some time following the map to learn about the sites and their significance. 
  • Wander Martha’s Vineyard Museum, featuring historic buildings filled with exhibits from pre-Colonial to modern times. Hours vary depending on the season, so be sure to check opening and closing times before visiting this museum
  • Visit the oldest surviving one-room schoolhouse on the island when you stop by the Nathan Mayhew Schoolhouse. Built in 1828, this building was once used as a maritime museum.
  • See a 1927 and 1952 Mack fire truck at the Edgartown Fire Museum, which is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May until October. 
  • Located in nearby Oak Bluffs, the Mariposa Museum looks at American history and experience through the work of storytellers, artists, and scholars of color. This museum is open seasonally, so be sure to check current hours before visiting.
  • See what life on the island has been like throughout four centuries by exploring the Vincent House & Gardens. This house was built in 1672 and moved to its current location in the late 1970s.
  • Constructed in 1976 and moved to Oak Bluffs in 1884, the Flying Horses Carousel is the oldest platform carousel in the county. In fact, it’s only one of two Dare carousels still in existence. 

Talk with our knowledgeable concierge staff for more recommendations on historical points of interest.

Take a Step Back in Time during a New England Getaway

Helpful front desk staff at a hotel like this one can help point you in the direction of a nearby Martha's Vineyard museum.Overlooking the historic waterfront district of Edgartown, Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites is the perfect home base for a quintessential New England vacation. Be close to everything Martha’s Vineyard has to offer, including historic landmarks, captivating museums, and sandy beaches

Our luxurious accommodations come in a range of price points, which means you can find something that fits your budget. During your stay, be sure to take advantage of our on-site amenities, including board games, bike rental, in-season continental breakfast, and more. To learn more about our Edgartown hotel and current offers, call 508-627-4711

Plan a Visit to the Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival
Where to Get the Best Pizza on Martha’s Vineyard Near Edgartown
Explore Memorable Things to Do & See in West Tisbury
Spend a Day at the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest
See the Next Big Thing at a Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival
A Guide on How to Get to Martha’s Vineyard
A Look at the History of Our Edgartown Hotel
Celebrate the Season | A Guide to Christmas in Edgartown