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81 Palmer Ave Between Route 28 and the Village Green, Falmouth, MA 02540-2857
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 03/29/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 03/29/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Falmouth
Travelers' Choice
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Electric vehicle charging station
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, German, Portuguese
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Barb C wrote a review May 2
Littleton, Colorado1742 contributions196 helpful votes
We had a lovely time at the Inn. The breakfasts are exceptional and my husband said he had the best muffins he had ever had and he’s travel to 172 countries. They have made Covid protocol an art form. What is especially nice is it is a dog friendly inn And although we don’t have a dog anymore we loved their leonburger Brody. The end is a short walk to downtown Falmouth in the Vineyard Ferry.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Tom von Zabern, Owner at Palmer House Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Barbara Thank you every so much for the wonderful review! We had a great time having you and Bob with us, and it makes us genuinely happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Brody was naughty this morning and snuck out of the inn. A neighbor alerted us and we found him examining the daffodils by the sidewalk, his nose buried in a cluster of blossoms! Please stay well and we look forward to seeing you again! Warmest regards Audrie, Billy, Tom, Brody and the rest of us at Palmer House Inn
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lakelivinCt wrote a review Jul 2020
CT21 contributions55 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
Husband and I had to modify our original 25th Anniversary plan due to COVID-19. We chose Palmer House based on the reviews. We are so pleased with our choice. Stayed 4 nights in the beautiful Penthouse. It was tastefully decorated and just perfect. We enjoyed the delicious breakfast each morning. They offered breakfast on the porch which was a nice option. We walked to dinner each night because it was so close to town. Beaches were close too - a few minutes driving. The staff was extremely accommodating and friendly. Thank you to Tom, Billy, Audrey and the entire staff for a pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Tom von Zabern, Owner at Palmer House Inn
Responded Jul 31, 2020
Dear LakelivinCT Thank you so very much for leaving us such a wonderful review, and congratulations on 25 married years! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, and feel honored that you came to spend this milestone anniversary at our inn. We loved having you with us, and hope that we'll be able to welcome you back for another stay in the future. In the meantime, please stay safe and well. All the best Billy, Tom and the Crew at Palmer House Inn P.S.: Several guests have asked us to keep breakfast tables on the front porch after Covid-19 goes away. We're having a serious discussion about doing so!
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N A wrote a review Mar 2021
3 contributions8 helpful votes
The Palmer House gets a five star rating! The owners, Tom, Bill, and Audrey went out of their way to make our stay very special. The room was lovely and very clean with a fireplace and whirlpool bath tub. (They also were very COVID conscious which was appreciated.) They offered a delicious breakfast in the morning and coffee, tea and cookies throughout the day. We felt so relaxed and pampered, it was a perfect escape. Plus you can bring your dog and walk in to town or have easy access to the bike paths there! Thank you for such a wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Response from Tom von Zabern, Owner at Palmer House Inn
Responded Mar 26, 2021
Hi Nikki What a wonderful review! Thank you ever so much! We LOVED having the three of you with us, and are very happy that you so enjoyed your stay with us. Please continue to stay safe and well, and we can't wait to have you back! Warmest regards Audrie, Billy Tom, Brody and the rest of us at Palmer House Inn
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nFatrin wrote a review Jan 2021
Kerobokan, Indonesia498 contributions72 helpful votes
This place and falmouth has been a special place to me. I spent summer back in 2011 in falmouth and work for a bit in this hotel. I didnt expect myself to be back here in Falmouth but surprisingly i did. I m so excited to be back here in Falmouth just to see how the town looks like now and to finally able to stay here in Palmer House Inn. The hotel is pretty as always and brought so much memories for me. I wish i could come back here again.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Tom von Zabern, Owner at Palmer House Inn
Responded Jan 15, 2021
Hi Natasia What a wonderful review! Thank you ever so much. We are beyond thrilled, that it was possible for you to return to Palmer House Inn as a guest so many years after working here, and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Any time you are able to come to the Cape, traveling the great distance it takes to get here, you will always have a place to stay with us. Much good health and joy to you in 2021. With fond regards Billy, Audrie, Tom and the rest of us at Palmer House Inn
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ceilidhCragsmoor wrote a review Nov 2020
cragsmoor13 contributions8 helpful votes
Last minute decision to spend 2 dog friendly nights in Falmouth.....consider ourselves blessed to have found such a gem. Every single detail was perfect from the oh so comfortable beds, to the delicious fresh cooked breakfast , the attentive but not intrusive staff , the charming owners, I cannot say enough good things about our stay and will certainly recommend it to all our friends !!
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Date of stay: November 2020
Response from Tom von Zabern, Owner at Palmer House Inn
Responded Nov 17, 2020
Hi Maggie A thousand thank you's for writing us such a beautiful review! We loved having the three of you with us, and love that you had a good time and felt at home at the inn. Please stay safe and well, and we hope you'll visit again! Warmest holiday regards Billly, Audrie, Tom and the rest of us at Palmer House Inn
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$162 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
palmer house hotel falmouth
United StatesMassachusettsCape CodFalmouth
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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.