Inn on the Sound

Inn on the Sound

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5.0
#1 of 2 inns in Falmouth
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
5.0
Service
4.9
Value
4.8
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Inn on the Sound is a jewel set in destination Falmouth – one of the most popular beach communities on Cape Cod. High on a bluff, our inn offers stunning ocean views. From our decks, guests may capture the sunrise and the sunset; moon rise and moon set; the calm waters on the sound between the upper Cape and the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Our eleven guest rooms are airy, comfortable, and relaxed- contemporary, each with a private bath. We renovated the original 1872 building using quality materials, fixtures, and furnishings. Guest room options include: ocean front, ocean view, and garden view. Several guest rooms feature a private balcony. One offers a kitchenette. We receive rave reviews for the clean, calm comfort of all our rooms. We serve a hot special breakfast dish daily in the dining room and on the deck. In addition, we offer a bountiful breakfast buffet – with baked goods, yogurt, cereal, and fruit platters.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Beach
Fishing
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
Iron
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighborhood
Charming
Languages Spoken
English

Location

313 Grand Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540-3434
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 56 out of 100
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Barnstable Airport
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles759 reviews
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Nestled in a prime location, Inn on the Sound garners praise for its exceptionally clean and inviting atmosphere, with guests frequently lauding the spotless rooms and meticulously maintained surroundings. The beautifully decorated accommodations, complete with comfortable bedding and breathtaking views, are a highlight, although a few visitors note the room sizes can be modest. The service at the Inn is regularly celebrated for its warmth and responsiveness, and while most guests find the value outstanding, some consider the pricing on the higher side.
Location
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Inviting
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Superb
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Service
Attentive
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Rkris wrote a review Aug 2020
New Haven, Connecticut
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Inn on the Sound is a perfect location in Falmouth. I spent a lovely long weekend there. The room I was in had access to a balcony so I spent a lot of time watching people bike, run and walk along Falmouth Heights Road. The breakfast served by the Inn, which I took either on the front porch, at a safe distance from others, or in my room was beyond words. I was not hungry again until dinner time. The protocols followed by the inn (masks required with hand sanitizer available everywhere) gave me a sense of confidence. Loved riding the Shining Sea Bike Trail, sitting on the private beach or just walking the back streets behind the inn. They were less crowded than Falmouth Heights Road and offered a lovely variety of architecture. I plan on returning again and again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: There are 3 rooms on the 2nd floor with private balcony access where you can watch people or the...
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Response from Jon Saunders, Owner at Inn on the Sound
Responded Aug 3, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words are 5-star review. We look forward to your return and please be well.
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Wendy Ditcham wrote a review Jul 2020
Westford, Massachusetts
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our trip began with a lovely surprise of chocolate covered strawberries on our dresser because the owner remembered that we mentioned we were celebrating a special occasion when we booked our room. We had a beautiful, clean room with a view of the ocean that included a deck where we ate the Inn’s unique delicious breakfasts every morning and watched the sunsets at night. The location was minutes to the beach and the ferry over to Martha’s Vineyard and a walkable distance to town. Debby the manager took great care of us and we cannot wait to go back again next summer!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from jonsaunders4, Owner at Inn on the Sound
Responded Jul 6, 2020
Thank you so much for the kind review! We especially love to hear positive feedback on the hospitality of our dedicated staff. Debbie really does a great job of making sure every guest has a truly splendid vacation and reviews like this make it all worthwhile. We also love to hear positive reviews on our wonderful breakfast. Guest favorites (differing each day) include Eggs Benedict, Roasted Vegetable Frittata, Raspberry Brioche French toast, Belgian Waffles, Scrambled Eggs with avocado and breakfast potatoes, and several other new selections all served with apple wood bacon or sausage. Thanks again and please be well.
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Ted F wrote a review Jun 2020
Ipswich, United States
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I had a magical stay at The Inn On The Sound. The attention to detail in every aspect of our stay from check in to check out was impressive and appreciated. The plan for guest’s and staff’s safety amid this pandemic was very well thought out which put us at ease immediately. Our room was well appointed and had everything we needed. The common areas had comfortable sitting and dining areas. There was also a refrigerator, recycling bins, ice, a Kuerig and coffee made each morning. The cleanliness of the property, the location and all the extras made our stay very enjoyable and well worth the money. The breakfasts each morning were spectacular (and included!). Just walk across the street to a beautiful beach over looking the Falmouth Sound and Martha’s Vineyard. You are moments away from town as well. We loved our stay and highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Since you can sit/eat with an ocean view you don’t have to pay more for the view.
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Response from jonsaunders4, Owner at Inn on the Sound
Responded Jun 29, 2020
Thank you so much for the kind words and terrific review. It's great to hear you noticed all of the precautions we've taken during these trying times. Employee and guest health and safety is always our top priority. I'm glad everything we're doing was able to put you at ease. That's our goal! We hope to see you again soon! Be well
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Sam G. wrote a review Sep 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I got married in August and we decided to travel locally for our honeymoon. I found this Inn, read the reviews, and decided to book a room for a week. We booked the silver harbor room. It had a small private balcony that had a view of the ocean and a walk in shower.
Overall we enjoyed our stay. The breakfast that was offered daily was delicious especially the pastries. Due to Covid-19 we had to make our breakfast selections the day before and select a time when we would pick up the food.
The room we stayed in was comfortable, the decor was nice, and I really enjoyed the view from our room.
I appreciated the amenities the Inn had to offer. They had a fridge with drinks for the guests, afternoon snacks, beach chairs, beach towels, and umbrellas for the beach or to take on a rainy day. We brought our own bikes to use while on our vacation and the Inn provided a safe place to store them while we were not using them.
In addition, right across the street there is a small private beach that we had access to which was super convenient. It's not the greatest beach but it was very convenient to gather all our things and walk across the street and be there.
The ferry for martha's vineyard is very close by and so is main street which has some shops and restaurants.
I should also add that due to Covid masks were required when inside the Inn. There was plenty of hand sanitizer to use and there was also a small basket with disposable face masks if a guest needed one.
I would definitely consider this Inn if you are looking for a place to stay.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Jon Saunders, Owner at Inn on the Sound
Responded Sep 13, 2020
Thanks so much, Same for the terrific review. Congrats again on your honeymoon. We hope to see you again soon.
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Paige A wrote a review Jun 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I just stayed at the Inn On The Sound for the week for our babymoon and anniversary. We have been to several inns and this one BY FAR was the best. Jon, the owner, was quick to answer all questions on email before we arrived. Even during all of this Covid19 mess, we were reassured and felt very comfortable coming to the inn. Debbie, the innkeeper, was fantastic. Not only was she one of the sweetest people to talk to, she makes the most delicious food and always made us feel welcome and comfortable. She was always available to answer questions and we were so shocked to be surprised with chocolate covered strawberries outside of our door on the day we were leaving as well as a beautiful gift for our baby on the way. It was so unexpected and thoughtful and brought me to tears! This place really goes out of the way to make their guests feel welcome. The highlight of our trip was the beautiful, elaborate, and delicious breakfast every morning. The choices were incredible and it was such a treat to get to take our tray of breakfast up to our room to enjoy. I know this might not continue as an option and was only available due to the corona virus but it was a really special experience. The rooms are absolutely beautifully decorated and so serene. We didn't have a water view room, but even having one of the smaller rooms, we were absolutely thrilled. They did not miss a thing. From beach chairs to take to the beach each day, to special baked goods each afternoon, and soda and coffee always available, our needs were always met. The location is superb right on the water. The view is phenomenal. We can't say enough about the Inn On The Sound. It obviously is well managed, beautifully maintained, and they know just how to make each guest feel special. We will be recommending the inn to others and we definitely will be coming back one day after the craziness of the baby years once we welcome our second little one in a few months. Thank you to everyone who made our trip so memorable and complete. It meant the world to us! I included a couple pictures we took at the beach that was eight out front with very easy access. Everytime we were there, there was no one else! It was a beautiful secluded beach just steps away.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from jonsaunders4, Owner at Inn on the Sound
Responded Jun 19, 2020
Thank you so much, Paige. Your words are truly humbling. The way you described your visit is exactly what we strive to achieve with every guest. We can’t wait to welcome you back. Have a great summer and please keep in touch.
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ilise_s wrote a review Jul 2021
boston
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Inn on the Sound is a lovely upscale Inn that sets itself apart not only with its great ocean front location but also with its more transitionally appointed rooms that it a cleaner, updated feel. We had a room with a balcony and did use it, but there is also a great front porch with several tables with the same view. We took our breakfasts on that porch, which were creative, indulgent, and very filling.

The inn also provides several beverages all day (coffee, tea, assorted soda's, water), cookies in the afternoon, and beach gear (towels, chairs, umbrellas). There is a beach almost right across the street and two restaurants in walking distance.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Debbie Adams, Innkeeper at Inn on the Sound
Responded Aug 6, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write a thoughtful review! We're pleased that you found our decor to have a "cleaner, updated feel" ... that's just what we're trying to convey! We also think our front porch is great ... so glad you got to enjoy your breakfasts there (and we appreciate the superlatives with which you describe breakfast:) We hope to see you again so that we can do our best to provide service that will exceed your expectations!
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LadyCottington01 wrote a review Jan 2021
Rome, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As a last minute idea, we booked a sea view room at Inn on the Sound. The gentleman on the phone was most welcoming and friendly and quickly took care of our booking. I was then sent details for a contactless check-in. It is a beautiful and high-end property with every need catered for. We helped ourselves to coffee and strolled down the beautiful sea front. Our room was spacious, beautifully decorated and the bathroom very clean with lots of towels and complimentary soap, shampoo etc. The view the next morning was breathtaking with the sun rising directly across from our room. We collected our pre-ordered breakfast and braved the crisp air to eat it on the patio overlooking the bay. The Belgian waffle was freshly made and hot and buttery. The fruit was freshly cut and the coffee freshly brewed. This is a truly remarkable property and a great find in Falmouth. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Jon Saunders, Owner at Inn on the Sound
Responded Jan 25, 2021
Thank you, Grieta! We truly appreciate your kind words and 5-star review. Reviews like this make what we do all the more worthwhile. We hope to see you again soon. Please be well.
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Rich_NJ_8 wrote a review Jan 2020
Kinnelon, New Jersey
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just spent 3 nights at the Inn on the Sound and we couldn’t have been happier. The Inn is immaculate and beautifully furnished. The breakfasts were each unique and delicious and included home baked muffins. Debbie, the manager, went above and beyond: my girlfriend eats gluten & dairy free and Debbie made sure there were bread, muffins and a breakfast choice for her.

Our room (Oyster Pond) was huge, quiet, and had the most comfortable bed that I’d ever slept on.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from jonsaunders4, Owner at Inn on the Sound
Responded Jan 13, 2020
Hi Rich - Thank you so much for the kind words and 5-Star review. Debbie really does a great job of making sure every guest has a truly splendid vacation and reviews like this make it all worthwhile. We always do our best to accommodate our guest's dietary needs. For gluten free guests, some of Debbie's favorites include Mexican Frittatas, using coconut milk and dairy free cheese, as well as our special take on French Toast, using gluten free bread and a special batter using coconut milk. And she loves to bake! Her gluten free banana and blueberry muffins are delicious. Your comment on the Oyster Pond mattress is also much appreciated (and timely), especially since we're going room by room to replace older mattresses. Oyster Pond was one of our latest and it's nice to know the new choice is a hit! We hope to see you both again soon.
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Christine wrote a review Nov 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely little inn right on the water in Falmouth. Right on the beach - we were in the Chappaquoit room and sipped our coffee while looking at the sun coming up over the ocean. We were in town to see friends but definitely want to come back when it's warmer.
For COVID purposes, there was contactless entry and lots of sanitizer and other safety precautions. We felt very comfortable and safe.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Jon Saunders, Owner at Inn on the Sound
Responded Nov 9, 2020
Thanks so much for the kind words and 5-star review. We're so glad to hear you had an amazing weekend and felt very comfortable and safe. Guest and employee safety is our top priority. We hope tyo see you again soon. Please be well.
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Mary D wrote a review Oct 2020
Wappingers Falls, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I decided to go away for a few days for our 30th wedding anniversary. We chose Inn on the Sound in Falmouth and couldn't have made a better decision!! The Inn is so beautiful and warm. The views are gorgeous and the beach is quiet and peaceful.

Our day started with a delicious breakfast and spectacular views. Debbie the Innkeeper and her staff left nothing to chance. Every detail was perfect. Our room was clean and cozy. They even had chilled champagne waiting for us upon our arrival. There are beach chairs and beach towels provided by the Inn and cleaned immediately after use. It truly is the most amazing place for comfort, cleanliness and romance <3

We both look forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Gorgeous ocean views
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Response from Jon Saunders, Owner at Inn on the Sound
Responded Oct 18, 2020
We're so glad to hear you had a wonderful anniversary getaway with us. We wish you nothing but the best and hope to see you again next year, or maybe even sooner!
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sharen asked a question Oct 2021
Bend, Oregon3 contributions1 helpful vote
air conditionning?
Answer from Karen O
Miami, Florida14 contributions9 helpful votes
Yes, in rooms and common areas
Answer from Dennis I
Hamburg34 contributions11 helpful votes
Hi, in the US it is always the best way to rent a car, I think. The area is beautiful, there’s much to explore and it takes about 1.5 hrs drive to Boston/ Freedom trail. We walked the trail within a few hrs, you can go there for a day trip. Enjoy!
Alice J asked a question Apr 2018
West Dennis, Massachusetts, United States18 contributions5 helpful votes
Are you pet friendly
Answer from Patraveler222
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania36 contributions10 helpful votes
Per website, no.
Franks-furballs wrote a tip Jun 2024
London, United Kingdom79 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No one to help with bags so park at the rear to avoid the stairs to the front door."
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Carolyn R wrote a tip Jun 2024
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom13 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plenty parking Walking distance to the town and ferry terminal"
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Mary F wrote a tip Mar 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring warm clothes if you come before summer. There is no smoking at this INN."
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ellisolivia wrote a tip Mar 2024
Dayton, Tennessee64 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"March was a fun time to visit. Even though places were closed, it was also much less busy. They have beach towels if you come in summer."
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Denise D wrote a tip Nov 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I’m sure in the Summer months this place is sold out as it is right across the street from the beach. "
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$419 - $702 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn on the Sound
Which popular attractions are close to Inn on the Sound?
Nearby attractions include Falmouth Heights Beach (0.1 miles), American Sunglass (0.7 miles), and Kite park (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Inn on the Sound?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Inn on the Sound?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Inn on the Sound?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Inn on the Sound?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn on the Sound?
Conveniently located restaurants include Flying Bridge Restaurant, Windfall Market, and Jim's Clam Shack.
Is Inn on the Sound located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Falmouth.
Are there any historical sites close to Inn on the Sound?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Highfield Hall & Gardens (1.8 miles).
Does Inn on the Sound have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
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