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Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House

549 Woods Hole Rd, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1041
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#2 of 2 hotels in Woods Hole
The Sands of Time Inn & Harbor House is a family owned and operated property located in Woods Hole, MA. We pride ourselves on our warm and welcoming staff, clean rooms, and beautiful views of Vineyard Sound. Come stay with us and see for yourself! We are a short 5 minute walk to the Martha's Vineyard Ferry and many award winning restaurants and shops. We have implemented all local and state regulations to insure cleanliness and the safety of our guests and staff. Please call if you have any questions about our cleaning protocol.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Freuchen wrote a review Oct 2020
Cambridge, Massachusetts2 contributions
The Sands of Time is my home away from home, except that I prefer it to my actual home. The rooms are more comfortable and have far better views. For instance, I never see an osprey flying overhead at my home home! The manager Becky is at the visitor's beck(y) and call, performing any service you wish -- she's so good, in fact, that I'm going to nominate her for the Nobel Prize in Hotel Management! The swimming pool is a delight and, to me, preferable to swimming in the nearby ocean. It's not only less crowded, but you don't risk a sharp attack when you're swimming in it. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Harbor House is exceptional!
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CJ LeBlanc wrote a review Sep 2020
Fitchburg, Massachusetts5 contributions1 helpful vote
From the time we arrived until the time we left we felt perfectly at home. Wonderful staff, immaculate room with a spectacular view. We stayed in the Harbor House, king bed with a water view. The outside picture is of room 150 which was amazing. The 2nd picture is of the harbor. The hotel is about a 5 minute walk from downtown Woods Hole. I cannot say thank you enough for a fantastic 22nd anniversary weekend. We can’t wait to come back. Thank you to the entire staff!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Rick_in_San_Diego wrote a review Sep 2020
San Diego, California58 contributions17 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed at the Harbor House, room 150, for two nights and were very impressed with the accommodations. The room is very large, beautifully furnished, and has great views of the harbor and ocean that can be enjoyed from the sitting area by the large picture windows. The bathroom was newly remodeled this year. Everything was spotless, the king bed was comfortable, the room was very quiet, and the location can’t be beat. A short walk takes you to the center of Woods Hole, with shops and restaurants, the Shining Sea bike path, and the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. Or you can walk to the beach and the Nobska lighthouse. Innkeeper Becky was happy to provide recommendations for restaurants and directions. We felt lucky to have found such a wonderful place to stay!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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HardyNewEnglanders wrote a review Sep 2020
11 contributions8 helpful votes
We were planning on traveling out of state in August but Covid changed our plans and we decided we would have to settle and stay in state and go to the Cape like we had done in the past when our kids were young. Little did we know at the time, that we were not 'settling" at all. We made our reservations by phone and Becky was a joy to work with. The other staff were friendly and helpful throughout our stay. We are a family of 5- 2 adults and 3 teenage/young adults kids. We had 2 rooms in the Harbor House and we cant complain at all. The rooms are nostalgic but don't misread into that. The rooms had comfortable beds, decent bathrooms and most of all , they were CLEAN. We have stayed in many places across the country and in the Caribbean and Sands of Time is definitely in the tops for cleanliness. During our stay we were able to swim in the pool, play cards/snack by the pool, took a day trip to Martha's Vineyard, dine in Woods Hole, ride bikes along the bike path all without needing to get into our car, as we could do all this by walking or biking. We did take days to drive very short trips to a beach and kayak in Popponesset Bay and Mashpee River. Coming back to the Sands of Time's quiet, clean rooms and grounds was a good way to end a fabulous day. Two of our kids have started college and one will begin high school again next week and we just said to them we wish we were still hanging out at the Sands pool playing cards. When you can say you wish you were spending time with your family at a place other than your own home, then you know it is a nice place. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Becky Conners, General Manager at Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House
Responded Sep 14, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words! We were so glad to read that you enjoyed your stay, and appreciate you taking the time to write. Hope that you and your family have a wonderful fall, and hope to see you next year if your travels bring you back to the cape!
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Lynn0129 wrote a review Aug 2020
Bridgewater, Massachusetts11 contributions4 helpful votes
We were in room 150 of the Harbor house. 1st floor with its own entrance. HUGE! Best view of ferry s and Martha's vineyard. Hospitality of reception was awesome and helpful. They surprised us with a Happy Anniversary banner And a bottle of champagne......so sweet. Due to the covid virus they were no accessories, toss pillows or extras in the room so it was a little bare. Asked for a fridge and they got it immediately. The only thing I would suggest is either cups or bottles of water in the room but I was prepared, so didn't have problems. They provided ice on request as needed. Coffee provided hot and fresh in lobby free of charge. Will go back in a heart beat!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from Becky Conners, General Manager at Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House
Responded Sep 14, 2020
Thank you so much for your review - we are glad that you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us and wish you many more happy years together!
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$192 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House
Which popular attractions are close to Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House?
Nearby attractions include Nobska Point Lighthouse (0.7 miles), Woods Hole Science Aquarium (0.5 miles), and Woods Hole Drawbridge (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
Is parking available at Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Water Street Kitchen, Pie In The Sky Bakery & Internet Cafe, and Quicks Hole Tavern.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Woods Hole.
Are there any historical sites close to Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Highfield Hall & Gardens (2.9 miles).
Does Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.