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888 Route 28 Ma, South Harwich, Harwich, MA 02661
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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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in South Harwich
Our rooms are nicely appointed offering Cape-style, clean and comfortable accommodations at a great value. Free parking outside your room and breakfast included in high season. The property offers flat-screen tvs, a large outdoor swimming pool and cook out area with picnic benches and grills. Red River Beach is waking distance from the Inn just across the road down Deep Hole Road. Easy access to Chatham, Harwich and most of the attractions the Cape has to offer. Pets not allowed. Please inquire for our rates for additional guests (beyond 2 adults).
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Kids stay free
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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mv139 wrote a review Sep 2020
New York10 contributions
Great location with walking distance to the beach. While bathroom and the room was clean, mattress was poor quality and should be definitely updated. It was very soft and sagging in the middle, and my back was hurting afterwards. Air conditioner was working but was too noisy and also could be updated to the newer models that are much quieter.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Julia L wrote a review Aug 2020
Boston, Massachusetts1 contribution
When trying to book a last minute stay near downtown Harwichport (or the Cape in general) I kept coming back to this hotel/motel in my search. I had stayed here a few years ago and remember being very impressed and they didn't disappoint this time around either. Don't let the fact that I've called it a motel turn you off, this place is CLEAN, and they are taking COVID precautions seriously. It's no frills, but the room was great (small fridge in room for snacks, etc FYI). The owners couldn't have been better. Normal check-in time is 3pm, i called at 11am when we arrived on Cape just to ask if we could park in their lot and walk to the beach nearby...Our room was already ready and we were told to go ahead and (contactless) check right in, we were thrilled! We were able to unload our car and put any snacks/drinks in the fridge without worry of them getting too warm in the car. They also allowed us to leave our car in the lot on check-out day too so we could head to the beach again! (not sure if this is standard as I don't imagine they had many check-ins on a Sunday afternoon-BUT these owners are so accommodating, it wouldn't ever hurt to ask). To top it off, one of the owners saw us coming back from the beach (long after normal check-out time) and said if we wanted to use the room again to change or use the bathroom, we were more than welcome to. Above an beyond in my opinion. There's something to be said for locally owned and managed properties. We'll definitely be back to stay at the Shoals and will certainly recommend it to anyone looking for an easy, accommodating stay.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: There is a beach walkable about 0.5 if you follow the road across from the hotel, rooms have a...
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Great Experience79854 wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
GREAT LOCATION: close to Harwich Port, Chatham & beaches! My room was most comfortable, spotless, updated, equipped with Mini-Fridge plus Microwave & a super restful bed! The room was very quiet & the owners went out of their way to make sure I had everything I needed. I was concerned as to the cleaning process due to Covid 19 but the new owners explained the disinfecting procedure to provide safety to all guests which put my mind to rest. The Motel is most affordable & excellent value! I will definitely stay here again!!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Raul Duke wrote a review Jul 2020
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Stayed for 2 nights with my girlfriend in the king sized room and had a very pleasant stay. The bathroom is well kept and up to date was honestly pretty nice. There was already ice in the mini fridge as well as an ice pack which came in handy. Location was unbeatable too if you’re looking to stay around Chatham / Harwich area. Would recommend to family and friends!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
55happygirl1961 wrote a review Jul 2020
Boston, Massachusetts16 contributions1 helpful vote
The motel was a a nice little get away. The motel was very clean and the room was comfortable. The owners were very helpful . The place provided a quite relaxing time. I would recommend this motel to anyone coming to the Cape.
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Date of stay: June 2020
$113 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Handkerchief Shoals Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Handkerchief Shoals Inn?
Nearby attractions include Atwood Museum (4.2 miles), Maps of Antiquity (3.2 miles), and Chatham Marconi Maritime Center (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Handkerchief Shoals Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Handkerchief Shoals Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Handkerchief Shoals Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Handkerchief Shoals Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cuvee at Chatham Inn, Schoolhouse Ice Cream, and Aunties' Ice Cream Parlor.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Handkerchief Shoals Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Handkerchief Shoals Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of South Harwich.
Are there any historical sites close to Handkerchief Shoals Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Atwood Museum (4.2 miles), Chatham's Godfrey Windmill (4.5 miles), and Caleb Nickerson House (3.8 miles).