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Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House

549 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Woods Hole
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From our spacious balcony we have a beautiful view of the harbor. We can watch the ferries come and go to Martha's Vineyard. The Coast Guard station is right there. We walked a short distance to have beers and some of the most delicious food last night. Today was a brunch at the best bakery I have ever been in.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove to Woods Hole, and decided to spend the day on the islands. Booked a room, parked the car, and took the ferry to the islands. Spent the day, and came back on the last ferry. Great place. Nice to go to a clean, friendly motel, and get away from the high price chain hotels. Walking distance to everything in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed only one night but Carol at the front desk was lovely. They were extremely friendly and went out of their way to make sure our stay was enjoyable. We stayed in the harbour house, yes it is old, but was roomy and comfortable. A lovely visit to a lovely little place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful place with a view of the water and walking distance to Ferries. Friendly staff, almost like family. Rooms very clean . Just loved the atmosphere. We liked the downstairs location with a garden outside the patio.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Come here if you want to be treated like family. Very Quiet, Awesome views. Right by the Beach and Ferry (to Martha's Vineyard). Nobska Light house a ten minute walk. Rooms are Very Discreet and Clean. Everything about this place is Retro Cape Cod meets new. People here are very friendly and service is Excellent. You Can Really Sleep in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The plus points of this classic motel are the view of the harbour. In addition, my room had a large comfy bed with good linen, and a balcony. Staff were friendly. Minus points are that it is above the main road into Woods Hole, so there is noise from the traffic which would make sitting on the balcony uncomfortable. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

As well as romantic. I recommend the rooms in the shingle-style Harbor House, not in the motel part. Each room in different and all are beautiful. The day staff is so sweet and kind; they've bent over backwards for me time and time again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We found Sands of Time in a Lonely Planets Guide Book, rather than scouring Tripadvisor, mainly as we hadn't planned on visiting Woods Hole at all! Anyway, it turned out to be a good choice. The staff were friendly and the rooms spacious, bright and clean. Our ground floor room had sliding glass doors opening onto a view over the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

The rooms are clean, but as others have noted, they are also quite dated. The walls are also very thin, and although I am not a light sleeper, I was woken up by my neighbor's snoring and another's loud music playing. You'll also hear a steady flow of traffic right outside your door going to and from the ferry. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We we're excited to visit what we thought would be a quaint motel near the water. We booked two rooms. Upon entering each room, we were greeted by the sickening smell of old cigarette smoke and musty carpets. The telephone in one room was completely dead. Very limited parking and rude overnight manager. Could not wait to get out of... More 

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