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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 #2 of 2 Hotels in Woods Hole
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Latham, New York
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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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Los Angeles, California
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Quite basic but clean and functional room in the harbour house overlooking pool - very quiet, free internet, and very good swimming pool. Short walk to restaurants in woods hole. Hotel went out of their way to help - when the local taxi company didn't turn up one of the hotel employees actually very kindly drove me to the wedding... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Stayed here while at a conference in nearby WHOI. The motel is a convenient and pleasant 10 min walk from Water St with restaurants etc and only another couple of minutes to the conference venue. Rooms in the motel section are very dated but pleasant (peach colored toilet anyone?). Beds are comfortable, the room is large (had 2 queens) with... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Best piece of Land Between Woods Hole and Falmouth. Very Comfortable and Cozy. Home like. Friendly people, Heated Pool, up kept grounds and Building. AC and Heat. Very Soft /firm Beds to fall right to sleep. Easy Access. Beaches and Ferry to Martha Vinyard right near by. Shopping in near by Falmouth Ctr. and Wood s hole. It is similar... More 

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Levittown, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Arriving a day early on our trip to Martha's Vineyard we decided to stay in woods hole . Most places were booked ,sands of time had a room, a bit pricey 240.00 , clean , view of the port all very nice , but no coffee or refrigerator in the room! We had to leave the a/c on because of... More 

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