Julia Wells
Robert J. Carroll, a prominent Edgartown businessman, has sold all of his interest in the Kelley House and the Harbor View Hotel to Robert Welch and Stephen C.
History of the Harbor View
Harbor View Hotel
Kelley House
Virginia Poole
Elegant and proud as any schooner that sailed the neighboring waters, the Harbor View Hotel stands imposingly on the most fashionable street or historic Edgartown.  
History of the Harbor View
Harbor View Hotel
Noah Asimow
The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted 9-5 late Thursday to allow the Harbor View Hotel to expand its Bradley Cottage into a 4,000-square-foot spa. But the approval came with a clear message from the MVC to the hotel, as commissioners tacked on a pile of strict conditions.
Martha's Vineyard Commission
Harbor View Hotel


The Martha’s Vineyard Commission closed a long-running public hearing on the Harbor View hotel’s controversial renovation plan Thursday night.

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission opted to continue the public hearing a controversial expansion project at the Harbor View Hotel, asking the hotel to provide a description of future plans.

Heightened tensions between the Harbor View Hotel and its North Water street neighbors around use of a private dock boiled over into the Edgartown selectmen’s meeting Monday.

Frustrated North Water street residents sounded off on an ongoing expansion plan at the hotel that began two years ago.

A proposal by the historic Harbor View Hotel to continue its long-term, $55 million renovation project and expand its spa is seeing pushback from North Water street neighbors.


In the spirit of compromise, Edgartown selectmen voted to limit the hours at the Harbor View Hotel’s outdoor pool bar.