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A group of people eating pizza at a Martha's Vineyard spot.

When you plan a stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites, there are two things you never have to worry about: being bored or going hungry. Our Edgartown hotel is close to countless adventures like exploring West Tisbury or going on guided tours. It’s also close to endless dining options, including some of the best pizza spots on Martha’s Vineyard.

5 Places Near Edgartown to Get Cheesy Pizza

Going out to eat at a fine dining restaurant every once in a while is a nice change of pace, but sometimes, all you want is a cheesy pizza. If you’re craving a piping hot pie, there are plenty of places throughout Martha’s Vineyard that can satisfy your craving.

1. With more than 50 pizzas on its menu, there’s no shortage of options at Edgartown Pizza. In addition to classics, the menu also features several gluten-free and cauliflower-crust pizzas.

2. Found in nearby Vineyard Haven, Island Fresh Pizza & Subs is known for its unique flavor combinations. Try something outside the box by ordering the eggplant parmesan or steak and cheese bomb pizza.

3. Wolf’s Den Pizzeria has two locations on Martha’s Vineyard: one in Edgartown and another in Vineyard Haven. No matter which location you order from, you’re sure to enjoy a delicious meal.

4. Ever since it opened in 2012, Porto Pizza has been a favorite amongst visitors and locals alike. Take in views of the harbor while browsing the menu at this Vineyard Haven spot.

5. Create your own topping combination at Rocco’s Pizzeria. With all the pizza staples available, you can build your perfect flavor pairing. They also offer several signature pies.

Relax in Comfort at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites

The courtyard area of an Edgartown hotel to relax in while eating pizza from a local Martha's Vineyard spot.

One of the best ways to unwind after a day of fun is with a quiet night in. Order pizza from a nearby Martha’s Vineyard restaurant and enjoy a movie night in the comfort of your room at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. All of our accommodations feature lush bedding and comfortable seating.

In addition to cozy rooms, our Edgartown hotel features several other areas perfect for lounging in. This includes the private courtyard and front porch. To learn more about our hotel on Martha’s Vineyard, its amenities, 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 trail inside the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest.

For anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of life for a little while, there’s no better destination than Martha’s Vineyard. This charming New England island is known for its laid-back atmosphere. However, that doesn’t mean your trip will be boring by any means. For anyone staying at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites, it won’t take long to discover adventure is all around you. One such outing is seeing what fun things you can find inside the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest.

What to Do on Your Visit

The Manuel F. Correllus State Forest is found at the center of Martha’s Vineyard. The 5,300-acre forest is one of the most breathtaking natural attractions near our Edgartown hotel. Several free parking options are nearby off Barnes Road, Old Country Road, and West Tisbury Road.

There’s no shortage of things to do when visiting the forest, which is open from sunrise to sunset. This is a dog-friendly spot, but your four-legged friend must stay on their leash.

Go for a bike ride along the 14 miles of wooded and paved trails. One option is the 10-mile Correllus Bike Path that takes you around the state forest’s perimeter.

Take in stunning views as you walk along one of the trails. If you’re looking for a challenging hike, the 2.1-mile Willow Tree Bottom Trail is an excellent option.

Play your way through the disc golf course.

Make your way to the park’s center to view the statue honoring the heath hen, a species of grouse that’s been extinct since 1932.

If you’re visiting during the winter, this is one of the best places on Martha’s Vineyard to go cross-country skiing.

Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites | A Charming Edgartown Hotel

The exterior of an Edgartown hotel that's close to the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest.

Found in the heart of Edgartown, Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites is centrally located near area activities and attractions. Whether you feel like hiking inside Manuel F. Correllus State Forest or exploring the island on a guided tour, the possibilities are endless. 

When you’re ready to call it a day, rest up in your beautiful room at our Martha’s Vineyard hotel. Our accommodations range from upscale guest rooms to luxury suites. We even have dog-friendly options! To learn more about which room style fits your group best or current special 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
People in a theater for a Martha's Vineyard film festival.

Sometimes, there’s nothing better than curling up and watching a movie. Take this pastime to the next level by planning your visit to a Martha’s Vineyard film festival. Each festival is unique, but they all have something in common. They showcase incredible talent both in front of and behind the camera.

Anyone planning to visit one of these events needs a relaxing place to call home. Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites provides you with precisely that. Located in the heart of downtown Edgartown, our boutique hotel puts you close to all the action. Keep reading to learn more about three film festivals any movie enthusiast will love.

Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival

The first event of the year is the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. The annual event takes place over four days in mid-March. Produced by Circuit Arts, the gathering shows independent films that spark discussion, action, and debate.

Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival

One of the year’s most anticipated events is the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival, also known as MVAAFF. This nine-day August event is an Oscar Qualifying Festival in the Short Film category. Showings take place at the Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center in Oak Bluffs. Given its popularity, we highly recommend reserving your accommodations as early as possible.

Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival

A third popular option is the International Film Festival in September. For over 15 years, this event has celebrated worldwide cinematic magic. The best films from dozens of countries are shown at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center.

Reserve Your Martha’s Vineyard Accommodation Today

The living  space of an Edgartown hotel that's close to the site of a Martha's Vineyard film festival.

If you plan on attending a Martha’s Vineyard film festival, it’s important to start your stay planning as soon as possible. This includes booking your room at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites and figuring out how to get to the island. Reservations for ferries and hotels can fill up quickly, so don’t wait too long.

Our boutique hotel is the perfect place to escape the festival crowds and rest for another day of watching exceptional films. Enjoy a bite to eat at Chesca’s Restaurant, found on hotel property, before retiring to the comfort of your well-appointed room. All of our accommodations come with luxurious en-suite bathrooms, sumptuous bedding, and more. Call 508-627-4711 to speak with a reservation specialist about booking your stay or ways to save.

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
A sketch of Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites, a premier Edgartown hotel.

Situated in the heart of downtown Edgartown rests Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Located close to charming shops and world-class restaurants, the charming Edgartown hotel is a top option for anyone looking to enjoy a relaxing Martha’s Vineyard getaway for a reason. In honor of our many years serving vacationers, we wanted to take a second to pause and reflect on how we got to where we are today.

The Start of Martha’s Vineyard

All of the rich history of how our hotel got to where it is today would mean nothing if it weren’t for the history of Martha’s Vineyard itself. The first documented name of the island off the shores of Massachusetts is Noepe, which means “land amid the waters.”

Bartholomew Gosnold is said to have called it Martha’s Vineyard after a family member and the abundance of grapes after he discovered the island in 1602. Eventually, Thomas Mayhew bought the island in 1642, when Great Harbour became the first European settlement. This area was renamed in 1672 to Edgartown. The whaling industry of the 1820s transformed the village, and many captains built stately mansions in Edgartown, many of which exist to this day. 

Fast forward a few years, and the Edgartown Methodists held their first camp meeting at the northern end of town in 1835. This meeting would become a yearly event and is regarded as one of the catalysts for transforming the island from a farming community into a seaside resort and vacation destination.

Learn more about the history of Edgartown and Martha’s Vineyard by visiting local landmarks and museums, including the Martha’s Vineyard Museum.

A Brief Overview of a Storied History

Before it was Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites, our hotel operated under the name The Colonial Inn. Opening its doors in 1911, the space was a smaller house with 16 rooms and was described as having been finished in an Old English Style. 

After that first season, the hotel was revamped and became double its original size. More work and expansion occurred in 1921 when the adjacent building was added, where the current Edgartown Residence Club Wing is found. By 1927, there were 60 rooms. 

The Inn hosted many rich and famous people throughout the years, including Dr. Charles E. Banks, Jacqueline Bouvier, John F. Kennedy, and I.M. Pei. After Thomas Chirgwin, the original owner of the hotel, passed away in 1940, the Colonial Inn changed hands and transformed a number of times over the years. In 2008, the current ownership group purchased the property and renamed the hotel its current namesake. Today, everyone who works at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites works to continue the hospitality and service that started back in 1911.

Experience Our Edgartown Hotel for Yourself

The exterior of Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites, an Edgartown hotel, as it stands today.

See why Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites has remained a top option for visitors to Martha’s Vineyard for yourself. Now is the perfect time to book your stay at our Edgartown hotel. Thanks to numerous accommodation options and excellent amenities, we have everything you need for the best stay possible. Call 508-627-4711 to learn more about booking your stay or ways to save.

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
Two people eating a salad and sandwich for lunch at an Edgartown restaurant.

There are a few ways you can make it through each adventure-filled day during your stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. One is a mid-day nap in your cozy guestroom, and another is with a pick-me-up from a local coffee shop. Sometimes the answer is a delicious meal, and there are plenty of options in Edgartown for an incredible lunch.

A Guide to 5 Edgartown Area Restaurants for Your Mid-Day Meal

Between setting off on memorable tours or treating yourself to a bit of shopping, you’re sure to work up an appetite. There are countless restaurants in Edgartown to try, including one found at our hotel that’s a great dinner option. Keep reading to learn about five of our top choices for lunch.

1. Enjoy a quintessential diner experience at Edgartown Diner. The popular spot includes a menu with all classic options like onion rings, BLTs, burgers, and more. Be sure to save room for a milkshake!

2. Head to Upper Main Street to try Lucky Hank’s Restaurant and Cafe, which opened its doors in 2012. The lunch menu features a number of dishes, including salads and sandwiches made using locally-sourced ingredients.

3. The Black Dog Tavern, in nearby Vineyard Haven, is known for its breathtaking view of the harbor and chef-crafted entrees. Try one of their seasonal specials or dig into a Black Dog signature like clam chowder.

4. For more than six decades, The Seafood Shanty has been a go-to in Edgartown for good food and incredible views. Go outside your comfort zone and try one of the chef’s recommendations, or browse the menu for something to satisfy your seafood craving.

5. Take in views of the Katama Airfield by dining at Katama Kitchen. Open May through October, the charming spot is known for traditional diner cuisine, like chicken wrap, spring salad, and more.

Plan the Perfect Martha’s Vineyard Getaway

A guestroom at an Edgartown hotel to relax in after enjoying lunch at a local spot.

Whether your upcoming visit to Martha’s Vineyard is your first or fifth time vacationing here, there is always something new to discover. From trying a new Edgartown restaurant for lunch to wandering Oak Bluffs, the possibilities are endless, especially for those who stay at Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites. Our boutique hotel is found in the heart of Edgartown, which means adventure is all around you.

When reserving your stay, you have several accommodation options to choose from, like one-bedroom suites and harbor view rooms. No matter which you reserve, you’ll have a relaxing place to call home. Learn more about our Martha’s Vineyard hotel and its amenities by calling 508-627-4711. We can also answer any questions you have about special offers and packages.

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