Best of Boston

2014 Best Resort Hotel, Martha's Vineyard

The Harbor View Hotel

With its sweeping vistas of the Edgartown Lighthouse and Chappaquiddick Island, the Harbor View Hotel doesn’t have to try that hard to attract guests. But instead of resting on its scenic laurels, this luxury hotel offers comfortable preppy-modern rooms, over-the-top private cottages, and a swimming pool complete with a cushy new al fresco bar and first-come, first-served fresh-baked doughnuts on Sundays.

131 N. Water St., Edgartown, 508-627-7000,