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81 Palmer Ave Between Route 28 and the Village Green, Falmouth, MA 02540-2857
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Falmouth
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A romantic Cape Cod bed and breakfast in Falmouth, Massachusetts. The Palmer House Inn is a well-loved mainstay of Falmouth’s picture-perfect Historic District, clustered around a quintessential New England Village Green. Carefully curated to preserve its historic character, the bed and breakfast has been updated to provide you with the modern comforts you would expect. Our Queen Anne Victorian inn offers 17 rooms (4 of them dog-friendly) each with private bath, air conditioning, and its own individual charm and unique architecture. Many even feature cozy fireplaces, jetted tubs and sitting areas to enjoy a favorite book. Falmouth is a Currier & Ives Cape Cod Victorian seaside resort with a storybook Main Street that features artisan shops, international fine dining, theatre, opera, a harbor and ten beaches! Main Street, bike trails, bus depot and a host of other destinations are within walking distance of our quaint Massachusetts getaway near Martha's Vineyard.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Game room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Concierge
Electric vehicle charging station
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Wifi
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Hiking
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
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Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
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Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Private bathrooms
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mirlag50 wrote a review Sep 2022
Scottsdale, Arizona50 contributions80 helpful votes
A few years ago, we stayed at a B&B and the experience was bad. So, I hesitated to stay at another. The Palmer House Inn has taken me 180 degrees in the other direction. The staff was wonderful and the breakfasts were delicious. The inn is Victorian and was a nice change from the more contemporary decor of hotels we generally stay in. The inn had a warm, comfortable ambience. Our room was lovely and very clean. The bed was super comfortable. The room had a mini refrigerator. On the dresser were two water bottles, 2 bags of potato chips and Cranberry Bog Frogs. If one wanted an afternoon snack, there were cookies in the dining room. Location, location, location. The inn is a short walk to restaurants, shops and the bus that goes to the ferry terminal. The Palmer House Inn is high on my list of recommended places to stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Hi Mirla We are deeply touched, and a little unsure of what to say, except to say Thank You, and also that we are very happy that you so enjoyed your stay at our inn. We have had unfortunate hotel stays of our own in the past, and we fully understand the apprehension you must have felt when you made your reservation. We're glad you had a good time here! On another note, we feel particularly honored every time a guest comes to us, having traveled a long distance to get here, and it is not something we take for granted. Thank you for the wonderful review! Please stay safe and well, and we hope to be able to welcome you back in the upcoming future. Warmest regards, Billy, Tom and all of us at Palmer House Inn
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Allison wrote a review May 2022
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We stayed at Palmer House Inn for a romantic getaway. We loved Palmer House Inn! We were in Edna St Vincent Millay room, very nicely decorated and comfortable. Cozy and exactly as described in the room description, loved being in the tower. The Inn was very comfortable, clean and elegantly decorated with alot of nice details. Location to Falmouth Center was great for walking into town for dinner. Proximity to the bike path made for a great day trip while we were there. The Inn was super close to the Martha's Vineyard ferry parking, will need to keep that in mind for another visit! Gardens were beautiful! Breakfast was delicious, with more choices than expected from a B&B. We got the featured breakfast meal each day & both were very yummy! Breakfast room was nice, service was great. Everyone was friendly & we got some good tips for things to do in the area. Contactless check in and check out were very easy. Overall, we would highly recommend Palmer House Inn to anyone going to the Falmouth area.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded May 3, 2022
Hi Allison Thank you so very much for the wonderful review! We loved having you with us, and are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much, and that you had a good time exploring our beautiful part of Cape Cod. Please continue to stay safe and well, and we hope to be able to welcome you back to our inn the next time you come to the Cape. Warmest regards Billy, Tom and all of us at Palmer House Inn
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Carol L wrote a review Aug 2022
Fremont, California12 contributions1 helpful vote
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The Palmer House is such a lovely B & B and attention to detail is their mantra. We stayed in one of the guest cottage rooms and it was just beautiful! Beautifully decorated, immaculately clean, beautifully air conditioned and just completely luxurious. I am a person who demands high standards and the owners of The Palmer House are on the same page. In this day and age where everyone is cutting corners the Palmer House is doing the opposite. From the luxury linens, beautifully landscaped grounds to the gourmet breakfast you can see that the owners are striving to be the best that they can be. Palmer House is centrally located and a beautiful short walk to downtown Falmouth. Sitting on the tranquil porch in plush furnishings, chatting with other guest was truly a wonderful experience. The owners and staff truly care that your stay be one of the more memorable experiences. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 20, 2022
Hi Carol It was a delight having you with us, and we are beyond thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Thank you so very much for the awesome review! We are indeed looking forward to having you back with us, and are writing from a bustling and busy Falmouth today as it is Road Race Weekend here, and so many runners are in town! Warmest regards Billy, Tom and all of us at Palmer House Inn
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judibig wrote a review Jul 2022
Connecticut22 contributions
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My husband and I decided we needed a last minute get-away and Cape Cod was our first thought. We were beyond lucky that the Palmer House Inn was available for our spur of the moment trip. (If you're not using Select Registry, check it out!) We have nothing but wonderful things to say about the inn. We arrived late on Thursday night and had no issue getting into the inn using the provided entry code and our room was spectacular. The bed was super comfy and the bed linens top quality. The room was spotless, as was the private bath and the towels were thick and soft and everything just smelled divine. There were high-end toiletries provided, so no need to bring your own. One thing you will definitely need to bring with you though is your appetite! Breakfast was amazing and portions very generous. There were so many servers there you never waited for a warm-up of coffee or an offer of more juice. The staff were all very helpful and friendly and the inn-keeper, Tom (sorry we missed meeting you Billy) was a delight and we had a few very interesting conversations with him about the inn and some history of Falmouth. Tom gave us a tour of the gardens (always my happy place) and plans for future development of the gardens. They are beautiful and well maintained. If you're prone to sitting in a rocker on a beautiful front porch and reading a good book - the inn's front porch is the perfect place for you. Whether it was mid-afternoon with a cup of tea and the inn’s delicious oatmeal cookies or in the evening with a glass of wine it was a perfect place for the hubs and I. Downtown Falmouth with all its wonderful shops and restaurants is just a short walk away (I wore high heel wedges and had no problems with the walk!) and it was great that we didn't have to move our car. For the two evenings we were there for dinner we ate downtown both evenings. We walked to the beach one day to check it out but figured schlepping our stuff wasn't an option. We went back to the beach the next day (a five minute drive) and enjoyed our time at this secluded beach just sitting and enjoying the quiet. All of the guests at the inn were very friendly, as were the locals when we went into town. (Liam’s Irish Pub was fun for a Guinness and a chat with some of the local folks.) Though we don’t have a four-legged family member The inn is Pet friendly. Tom and Billy may think they are in charge but I actually think their fur-baby Brody is the boss. Sorry guys, but I think we liked him best!  We will see you soon.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: We only saw the one room in the Inn. We did stay in the main house and it was on the second floor.
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Responded Jul 29, 2022
Hi Judi What a wonderful, thoughtful and detailed review! A heartfelt thank you from all of us. It was an absolute delight having you and Mike with us, and we enjoyed our chats together, and the exchanges of ideas on gardening and on curating antique homes. We love that you were comfortable at the inn and that you had a good time during your stay, and very much hope we'll be able to welcome you back again. Please stay safe and well in the meantime. Warmest regards Billy, Tom and all of us at Palmer House Inn
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Sally A wrote a review Jun 2022
United Kingdom116 contributions121 helpful votes
We had a mixed feeling here. The hosts are lovely, really friendly and helpful. The breakfasts are excellent and little extras like complimentary homemade cookies were a lovely touch. Location was great, a couple of minutes walk by the beautiful village green takes you into downtown with all the shops and restaurants so perfectly placed. The interior of the room we had - and indeed the communal spaces - just weren’t to our taste. Dated, ‘busy’ in terms of decor and dark but hey, that’s Victorian styling for you and exactly how Palmers is advertised. Other guests rave about it and describe as ‘cosy’. No-one is the same and as a welcoming Inn, well located and a comfortable night sleep it was absolutely fine.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jun 27, 2022
Hi Sally Thank you for reviewing our inn. We are glad that you felt welcomed and comfortable at the inn, that you enjoyed the breakfasts, and the location. It is all the more disappointing that you would have decided to rate our inn as "average" based on differences in decorating taste. We have an extensive library of photos on both our website and on Booking.com, the medium through which you made your reservation, so ample disclosure was made as to the way the inn is decorated and furnished. As is described and illustrated on line, we have Classic Rooms which are more Victorian in nature, and Cape Cod Rooms, which are simple in their design with an emphasis on space and light. Our booking record shows that you had actually booked one of our premium Cape Cod Rooms, which you then canceled in favor of the Classic room you ultimately reserved. Should you decide to lodge with us again in the future, we would recommend one of our multiple Cape Cod Rooms as being more to your taste. Kind regards Billy, Tom and all of us at Palmer House Inn
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katy0970 wrote a review Jun 2022
Hyde Park, New York42 contributions34 helpful votes
My husband and I traveled to Cape Cod with our e-bikes. It is always a challenge finding a place that can accommodate our need to charge our bikes each night. The Palmer House Inn recommended their ADA room and it was perfect for our needs - separate entrance leading to a ramp, and the room itself was large enough for the bikes and us to maneuver around. The grounds at the Palmer House Inn are beautiful as was our room. Our bathroom.... wow!!! My husband and I both took extra long showers each day. The location is perfect.... walking distance to Main Street restaurants and shops and right around the corner from the bike path. One day we took the bike path down to Woods Hole, hopped on the ferry over to Marthas Vineyard, and spent the day exploring Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluff (our favorite), and Edgarton. We appreciate the complimentary bottles of water and snacks, as well as the in room fridge and coffee maker. We had a wonderful time.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jun 23, 2022
Hi Kathryn Thank you ever so much for the wonderful review! We love, that you so enjoyed the inn, its location, and your room, and that everything worked well for the bike trips you took. Please stay safe and well, and we hope to be able to welcome you back the next time you visit the Cape. Warmest regards, Billy, Tom and all of us at Palmer House Inn
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prischall wrote a review May 2022
CT18 contributions28 helpful votes
My husband and I recently stayed at the Palmer House and immediately felt comfortable in this beautiful Victorian House. The room was beautifully decorated and the staff was wonderful. They served a delicious sit down breakfast and the menu changed daily. The grounds were nicely landscaped with flowers, and the location was with in walking distance to the town. I would highly recommend this Inn if you are visiting Falmouth.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded May 31, 2022
Hi Phil What an awesome review! Thank you so very much! We are thrilled, that you had such a good time during your stay at our inn, and love that you enjoyed the breakfasts and the interaction with the staff. Please continue to be safe and well, and we hope we'll have an opportunity to welcome you back when you next visit the Cape. Warmest regards Billy, Tom and all of us at Palmer House Inn
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OurDenverFamily wrote a review May 2022
Centennial, Colorado226 contributions116 helpful votes
The Palmer Inn was everything we expected and more. Charming, cozy, clean and very friendly staff. The team was very helpful with ideas on how to best explore the area and had great dining suggestions. The Inn’s location makes it easy to navigate without driving- a short walk to town or the Ferry Terminal.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded May 3, 2022
Thank you so very much for the wonderful review! We love that you enjoyed your stay with us! Please stay safe and well, and we hope we'll be able to welcome you back in the upcoming future. Warmest regards Billy, Tom and all of us at Palmer House Inn
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Beth K wrote a review Apr 2022
Boston, Massachusetts25 contributions6 helpful votes
The location in downtown Falmouth (Coffee Obsession is practically in the back yard) yet tucked away and provate simply cannot be beat. We have family in Falmouth and have stayed here twice. Once on Christmas eve 2020 in the Theodore Roosevelt suite, and once this Easter in the Walt Whitman suite, both in the guest house as I have some mobility issues and like that it is first floor and even has a ramp. Both rooms are thoughtfuly designed, comfortable and emanate warmth. The Roosevelt room had a more formal vibe, we stayed on Christmas eve not long after a death in the family, and felt so enveloped by the atmosphere, so well taken care of. They took covid precautions seriously and at that time they were delivering the breakfast as opposed to having the dining room open. It was a treat to grab a tray of pancakes, bacon, coffee and fruit from the decorated foyer and brunch together by the fire. We watched "It's a Wonderful Life" and though it was a tough time in our lives, the Palmer house gave us some comfort and the feeling of a "real Christmas" when we didn't think it was possible. Our second visit was much brighter, we stayed for Easter and the trees were just beginning to bud on the cape, we slept with the window open and the light bright Whitman suite was a perfect private nook for us. The shower was walk in, which is huge for someone who has trouble getting around, and the ramp on the cottage comes right to the room's outside door. Perfect if someone has a wheelchair or walker. A chat with the owner as we enjoyed our Easter breakfast confirmed that this place passes the vibe check in every way, we will be back again and again!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded Apr 23, 2022
Hi Beth Every so often, we read a review from a guest, and find ourselves moved to the point of feeling a bit choked up. We'd like to extend our heartfelt thanks, not only for the wonderful review, but also for sharing your intensely personal account. While we love what we do, and strive to make every guest comfortable, it is times like your visit in 2020, that make us believe that our inn can indeed make a difference to our guests during times of grief or other trouble in life. Thank you again, and we look forward to your next visit. Warmest regards, Billy, Tom and all of us at Palmer House Inn
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berverlee wrote a review Apr 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom7 contributions5 helpful votes
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My husband and a friend stayed 2 nights and we couldn't fault it. Both rooms, differently decorated were delightful & the beds are very comfy. The hosts are welcoming & there's an attention to detail second to none... including a nice range of toiletries and water & snacks in the room. Breakfast is served in the dining room, there was a different menu each of the two mornings. The location is central to town & within walking distance to the Ferry shuttle bus going to Martha's Vineyard. I can highly recommend & definately want to go back.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Apr 21, 2022
Hi Berverlee What an awesome review! Thank you so very much! It was a delight to have you here, and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much. Please stay safe and well, and we can't wait to have you back with us. Warmest regards, Billy, Tom and all of us at Palmer House Inn
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palmer House Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Palmer House Inn?
Nearby attractions include Falmouth Museums on the Green (0.05 miles), Corner Cycle (0.02 miles), and St Barnabas Memorial Church (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Palmer House Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Palmer House Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Palmer House Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Palmer House Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Palmer House Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Glass Onion, Pickle Jar Kitchen, and Añejo Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar.
Is Palmer House Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Falmouth.
Are pets allowed at Palmer House Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Palmer House Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Palmer House Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Highfield Hall & Gardens (0.5 miles).
Is Palmer House Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.