Accolades and Awards

The many prestigious awards and accolades bestowed upon The Charlotte Inn over the years owe much to the dedication of our staff, whose passionate attention to detail and warm, personalized service make them the real stars of our fine establishment. We celebrate them with a deep sense of honor and appreciation.

The Charlotte Inn is a quietly elegant bastion of Edwardian splendor, even though it’s located in the middle of the busiest town on Martha’s Vineyard. Once you walk along the garden paths under the linden and chestnut trees, you just know this is a place coveted by those with a penchant for privacy and peace. Inside, the rooms are outfitted in elegant nineteenth-century art and original antiques.Forbes Travel Guide, 2014 (4 Star Designation)

The inn has a timeless elegance and cozy atmosphere that make it a popular destination year

Charming Martha’s Vineyard enclave set amid gardens in the seaside colonial village of Edgartown, famous for its Greek Revival houses built by wealthy whalers in the nineteenth century. Nineteen spacious lodgings occupy several annexes furnished with antiques, original oil paintings and brass fixtures. Request Room #1, #12 or #14, or the Coach House or Carriage House Suite. An intimate restaurant serves contemporary New England cuisine.Andrew Harper

Owners Gerret and Paula Conover have finessed the interiors to English country perfection, making high art of the William Morris-meets-gentleman’s-hunt-club aesthetic.Travel + Leisure

One of America’s top ten hotelsHorace Sutton

From the moment you walk up to the dark-wood Scottish barrister’s desk to check in at this regal 1864 inn, you’ll be surrounded by the trappings and customs of a bygone era—beautiful antique furnishings, objets d’art, and paintings fill the property. The book you pick up in your room might be an 18th-century edition of Voltaire, and your bed could be a hand-carved four-poster. All rooms have hair dryers and robes; those in the carriage house have fireplaces and French doors that open into the brick courtyard as well as private patios.Fodor's Travel

One of the most exquisite of all New England country sheltersSaturday Review

The title of a book about the inn best sums up its ambience: “Behind the Times on Purpose.” On a side street in Edgartown – lined with whaling captains’ huge white mansions that never let you forget its moneyed past or its moneyed present – this Edwardian building ushers you into a bygone era. Antique fixtures, furnishings and nineteenth-century art of the fox hunt genre cram the three parlors and rooms of the main house, as well as the four other buildings.The New York Times

It offers so much that a satisfyingly long weekend could be spent exclusively within its walls – except that Edgartown and the rest of the Vineyard will lure you outside.New York Magazine

The guest who snares the largest room with the working fireplace might decide to roost until the next equinox…Bon Appetit

The Charlotte Inn consummately realizes the values of a bygone era. Its exquisite and fascinating antique furnishings came together with energy and life. Come to the inn for an Edwardian fantasy.Fodor’s

The rooms have the cozy, overstuffed feeling of a collector’s home. The majority of the furniture is late nineteenth-century English, including marble-top dressers, antique trunks and large brass and sleigh beds layered with white linen bed covers or deep-colored paisley comforters.Women’s Wear Daily

The Terrace at The Charlotte Inn is one of Martha’s Vineyard’s best-kept secrets. Most people only find out about the Edgartown restaurant if they’re staying at the Inn. But the informed (and very lucky) few who dine at this gem eatery have the opportunity to taste executive chef Justin Melnick’s classic American fare, which – like most high-end restaurants – highlights local food, including produce and seafood from island purveyors. The menu boasts New England delicacies prepared using French techniques, flavorful sauces and innovative desserts. The historic inn, which is carefully appointed with Edwardian-era antiques and surrounded by peaceful gardens, harkens back to a simpler time. Walk into The Terrace at The Charlotte Inn for a delicious meal and leave your worries at the door.Forbes Travel Guide

Awards and distinctions

  • Relais & Châteaux international association of privately owned boutique luxury hotels and restaurants
  • Forbes Travel Guide – 4 Star Designation
  • Automobile Association of America (AAA) – 4 Diamond Rating
  • Tatler Travel Guide 2012 – “101 Best Hotels in the World”
  • Condé Nast Johansen’s Recommended List
  • Andrew Harper’s Recommended Hideaway Destination
  • Travel & Leisure – “Gold List,” “500 World’s Best Hotels,” and “No. 1 U.S. Country Hotel in the East”
  • Condé Nast Traveler – “Top 25 Mainland U.S. Small Resorts”
  • Forbes Travel Guide – “Destination of the Week”
  • 1000 Places to See Before You Die – Patricia Schultz