Best of Boston

2005 Best Hotel, Martha's Vineyard

Mansion House Inn

Vineyard Haven may be a dry town, but you won’t need any spirits to lift yours at the Mansion House Inn. The newly renovated inn has roof-deck views of tall ships and blue-gray waters, plus plasma TVs, an ultra-indulgent day spa, and gourmet breakfasts. But it also takes you back to the island of the 1800s with rooms cloaked in authentic period color patterns, archival photos in the halls, and a majestic wraparound porch.

9 Main St., Vineyard Haven, 800-332-4112,