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Palmer House Inn
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

My husband and I chose to stay here based on the great reviews. The stay was just OK. It's not the friendly greeting one would hope when arriving at a bed and breakfast. We stayed in Room C which was a nice size, but pretty dated. It was clean which is really important. The breakfast isn't that great but you can tell that the staff does take their time in making it nice for the guests. What it comes down to is for the money, we didn't see the value.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
2  Thank JuliePLakeGeneva
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PalmerHouseInn, Owner at Palmer House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2013

Dear JuliePLake, Thank you for your review. As you may have noticed the Palmer House is a Victorian B&B. Room C, the Samuel Clemens Room, is located in our Guest House and is designed using victorian style white wicker furniture. It is a light cheery room and was created to resemble a room in a Victorian summer cottage. We have a wonderful staff and are pleased that you enjoyed interacting with them. Always, Pat & Bill

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Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend brought me here for my birthday getaway. Beautiful inn, wonderful service, comfortable and quaint rooms and a delicious breakfast. It was a beautiful place to celebrate my birthday!
Downtown was walking distance... An added bonus!!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Snoozieqt
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PalmerHouseInn, Owner at Palmer House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

Dear Snoozieqt, Your review is great. We are happy that you had a good birthday at our inn. We enjoy making special occasions a little more special. We hope to see you again. Thank you, Bill & Pat

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We stayed here 2 years ago, but I neglected to write a review at that time. We stayed for a weekend a couple weeks ago and the experience was just as delightful as the previous time.

The Inn is immaculately kept, both the common areas and the rooms. The staff are all superbly skilled, be it the receptionist, the morning wait staff or the housekeepers. Everyone is exceedingly pleasant and eager to please and assist guests.

The breakfasts are extensive and delicious.

Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank NoSpin
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PalmerHouseInn, Owner at Palmer House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2013

Dear No Spin, Thank you very much for the outstanding review. We are happy that you returned. That truly is the highest compliment. Always, Bill & Pat

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Just got back from a Cape Cod vacation where we spent 3 nights at this lovely B&B. Bill and Pat O'Connell were terrific hosts. The rooms in the inn were very nicely decorated with beautiful furnishings. We brought our bikes with us and Bill allowed us to store them on a covered porch in the guest house which protected them a bit from the elements while allowing us the flexibility of taking them out when needed. Bill provided us with a map of the area that was no longer in print, showing the safest bikeways. Our favorit spot to bike was the Shining Sea Bike Path and the inn is very close to it.

Breakfasts were very nicely prepared and they alternated between sweet and savory dishes. For example one day was broiled grapefruit followed by blueberry johnny cakes, turkey sausage and maple syrup. Next day was spiced warm plums followed by mushroom tomato quiche and bacon. Third day was fresh berry cup with banana walnut pancakes, turkey sauage and maple syrup. On a side board daily was cereal, yogurt, and a bread assortment. Our server each day was Cipriana from Romania who had a delightful smile and cheerful disposition and was extremely attentive.

We enjoyed the afternoon oatmeal raisin cookies and ice tea/hot tea/coffee that were put out at around 3 that stayed out through the early evening. The porch was a relaxing place to sit and enjoy a good book.

While our weather in Falmouth was the best. It was a bit too cloudy, this inn was a bright stop to our days spent in this quaint New England harbor town. We would highly recommend this inn to anyone traveling to this area. It is a great location if you want to bike over to Woods Hole and take the ferry to Martha's Vineyard for the day as well. We were hoping to do that but as I said the weather wasn't so great so we may need to try again another time.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Robert Frost Room. This room seemed to be right over the kitchen. Since we are early risers we didn't mind hearing the action in the kitchen in the morning as sort of an alarm clock but those who wish to sleep in rather than enjoy the breakfast may want to consider a different room.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank DreamingOfTravels
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PalmerHouseInn, Owner at Palmer House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2013

Dear Dreaming O.., You have said it all! Thank you for the fantastic review. Many guests remark about our breakfasts but you gave the menus. I guess that they were memorable. We had more cyclists this year than ever before. I guess that the word is getting out about our great bike paths. We hope to host you again. Fondly, Bill & Pat

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed in the Henry James penthouse room at the Palmer House Inn. We booked the babymoon package and loved everything about it!

Upon our arrival, a gift basket with goodies and fun things for our baby was waiting for us - within minutes, someone dropped by with a bottle of sparkling apple juice and chocolates. We were given vouchers to go to Martha's Vineyard for the day, gift certificates for massages at the lovely Bellezza Day Spa, a gift certificate to our restaurant of our choosing (which one of the owners, Pat, actually went out and bought for us while we were there), and much more.

The Henry James room was amazing - it had a jacuzzi tub *in* the bedroom under a skylight which was so neat. It was spacious, tastefully decorated, and well taken care of.

The breakfasts were phenomenal, too - a varying menu every day and lots of local fare - cranberry bread and french toast and egg casseroles - all was amazing and delicious and kept us full until we partook in late lunches.

What was most impressive about our stay was the fact that every single detail was accounted for - the turndown service, the delivery of weather reports, the frequently replaced bottles of water, the amenities in the bathroom (eye makeup wipes!), the cleanliness of the room, the friendliness of the staff - we were treated like royalty. Bill and Pat, the owners, were meticulous about everything and so friendly - it was a pleasure getting to know them.

We have no doubt we'll be back some day - it was a flawless vacation, and a babymoon to remember! Thank you so much!

Room Tip: The Henry James room has a jacuzzi in the bedroom with lovely decor and has a prime location on the penthouse floor. Loved it!
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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PalmerHouseInn, Owner at Palmer House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

Dear heybbracks, We are speechless. Thank you for the fantastic review. Of all of our packages, I think that we love the Babymoon the most. It is great to see young couples who are so happy and with their whole lives ahead of them. Helping to make an enjoyable stay for our guests, is one of the many things that we treasure about being in this business. Always, Bill & Pat

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