The Kelley House
The most iconic historic hotel on Martha’s Vineyard, with a modern colonial charm in the heart of Edgartown
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The Story

At the height of the whaling era, Edgartown was home to more than 100 sea captains who built grand homes with their fortunes. The Kelley House is a continuation of a story that started in 1742 when John Harper opened The Tavern. The name changed throughout the centuries, finally becoming Kelley House in 1891, but the Federal-style houses retain their original charms. After 275 years, six houses with upgraded rooms, The Newes From America restaurant, and Wave Bar remain a favorite Martha's Vineyard hotel.

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Guest Rooms

Each room at Kelley House features charming views of Edgartown or the hotel grounds, with select suites overlooking the Edgartown Harbor. Designed for your comfort and convenience, each room has a TV, mini-refrigerator, and fully-tiled bathroom with plentiful amenities. There's complimentary coffee and tea in the morning, and Wi-Fi throughout the property.

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Food & Drink

Newes from America Pub
Gather at The Kelley House for American and British pub food. Named by Travel + Leisure as one of the best places to eat on Martha's Vineyard, The Newes from America restaurant pays respect to the hotel's history, complete with brick walls, a timber ceiling, and a roaring fire.
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Our Neighbors

With only one small ferry to the mainland, Edgartown retains an upscale yet laid-back, locals-only vibe. See the sights, such as the Eisenhauer Gallery (considered the best on Martha's Vineyard), as well as the Edgartown Lighthouse and Lighthouse Beach. Newes from America, a snug brick-and-timber pub, is in the Kelley House, with plenty of restaurants, nightlife, and shopping steps away.

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