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Woods Hole Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Woods Hole B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 25, 2013

We were not as charmed by this inn as we have been by others in our travels. Other than Chester, the fellow who took care of the parking lot, I found this to be a decidedly impersonal place. The bathroom was nice and large, but I probably would have taken the ferry to the Vineyard in the evening of our stay rather than stay the night and leave the next morning as we had planned and had our credit card charged ahead of time.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kilian F
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Woods-Hole-Inn, General Manager at Woods Hole Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2013

Dear Kilian -

I appreciate your honest feedback, and we will use it as we train every staff member to make sure you are welcomed with warmth and charm. I am so sorry you were underwhelmed, and do hope you give us a second chance to make a better first impression. We rely on this forum to keep our customer service at it's very best, and we are deeply grateful that you took the time to share your impressions.

sincerely,

Beth Colt
Woods Hole Inn
28 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
(508) 495-0248

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

I took my Mom to Woods Hole Inn for a Mother's Day gift after spending the week in Boston on a business trip. The town of Woods Hole is very charming and as a first time visitor to Cape Cod, we could not have been happier. The rooms are just as adorable as they appear to be on the website, the complimentary breakfasts are to DIE FOR, and the overall value of the Inn is more than what I expected (i.e. free parking, free bike rental and great staff). We took advantage of the free bicycle rentals and experienced a wonderful ride along the coast to Falmouth for shopping and lunch. The proximity to the ferry could not be any more convenient and after seeing what drivers have to deal with getting their cars on the ferry, we both agreed that the value of being able to walk down and hop right on is priceless. We came to Woods Hole based on a recommendation froma travel website and the Woods Hole Inn made our experience everything we expected and more! We shall return again

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Meg H
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BCGosnold, General Manager at Woods Hole Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Meg -

We loved meeting you and your mother, and we so appreciate this wonderful review!

Hope business brings you back to Boston and we see you both again soon.

best,

Beth Colt
Woods Hole Inn
28 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
(508) 495-0248

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

My wife and I visited the Woods Hole Inn as part of our honeymoon, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Our room was great (we stayed in the detached, pet-friendly room), and the staff was even better. We had to do a "late check-in", but our room was stocked with complimentary goodies for our arrival. You can also call ahead if you want a nice bottle of Prosecco awaiting your arrival. The staff was accommodating to all of our needs and were easily accessible. The rooms were in great shape and were very clean. The breakfast was great as well. Another great aspect of the inn was the complimentary bikes to use on the bike trails. This leads me to the best aspect of the Inn: the location! The inn is in walking distance to the Steamship Authority (for the ferrys to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket), Pie in the Sky Bakery, and a number of restaurants and bars. The Shining Sea Bikeway also begins within walking distance, which makes the aforementioned free bikes that much better. Through the bikeway, you can easily travel to downtown Falmouth, where a number of shops and restaurants are located. All in all, my wife and I strongly recommend the Woods Hole Inn to everyone!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Evan P
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BCGosnold, General Manager at Woods Hole Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Evan -

We enjoyed being a small part of your fun honeymoon! Thanks so much for this great review, and we hope you will consider coming back to celebrate your anniversary with us.

best,

Beth Colt
Woods Hole Inn
28 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
(508) 495-0248

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We visted the Woods Hole Inn while looking for wedding venues and hotels for our wedding on the Cape and absolutely LOVED it! The old details of the original inn mixed with the beautiful renovations and modern amenities made it the perfect place to host our family and friends for our wedding weekend. It turned out to be the perfect home base for the festivities. My fiance and I stayed at the Inn along with my family and the bridal party. We enjoyed a fun welcome lunch at the Landfall friday afternoon and then John was so helpful in getting everyone checked in and settled. Many couples enjoyed time on the decks, a few of the guys did a couple of hours of work before the festivities began and were able to enjoy the backdrop of the seaside village.We had a wedding afterparty at the Captain Kidd just down the street and it worked out perfectly to walk home at the end of the night. Breakfast both mornings was fantastic! Everything was so fresh and yummy! It was so nice to visit with our guests as people made there way to the breakfast room. Sunday morning was unseasonably warm and we hung out on the back patio for hours with our guests and enjoyed the weather and a second cup of coffee before everyone had to leave town. The staff were all lovely and so helpful. I would highly recommend it! Our only reget is that my new in-laws live in Falmouth and so we won't ever have a good reason to stay again!

Room Tip: As the Bride and Groom the girls at the desk recommended the Penzance room as it is a large room wit...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lauren K
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BCGosnold, General Manager at Woods Hole Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Lauren -

It was a pleasure being a part of your beautiful wedding, and I do hope you will stop in and say hello whenever you are in town staying with your new in-laws. I am so glad the location worked well for you -- we certainly loved meeting your wedding party. Congratulations to you both, and we wish you well in your first year of married life!

my best,

Beth Colt
Woods Hole Inn
28 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
(508) 495-0248

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

Awesome spot right in the hustle and bustle of Woods Hole. Walk to ferry. Access to bikepath. Clean. Great breakfast. Comfortable. Very nice. Really a very impressive and well done renovation that makes older building feel like it is brand new with all the character of the old.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
Thank JayfromHanover
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BCGosnold, General Manager at Woods Hole Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Making sure the new did not overwhelm the old was one of our primary goals in the "vintage restored" renovation of the last several years, so I am especially pleased that you noticed and commented on that element! Thank you so much for this thoughtful review. I do hope we see you again soon in Woods Hole.

best,

Beth Colt
Woods Hole Inn
28 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
(508) 495-0248

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

The Inn was quaint, clean and the views were wonderful. We enjoyed hearing the ferry announce its comings and goings. The breakfast food was very nice. - Lots of fresh fruit, very yummy quiche and a very homey atmosphere in the breakfast room.
Inn guests were pleasant and friendly. We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: We stayed in the room #4 which had a great view of the ferry dock and the freight ferry dock going t...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank oldcarlady
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BCGosnold, General Manager at Woods Hole Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Thank you so much for your helpful comments -- we appreciate it! Room four is indeed a nice option if you enjoy people watching and the constant coming and going of the Martha's Vineyard ferry.

We hope to see you again soon!

best,

Beth Colt
Woods Hole Inn
28 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
(508) 495-0248

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

All staff were very welcoming and helpful from the moment I arrived until check out four days later. This was by far my best experience at WH ever and i go to this town at least once a year.The breakfast room was a great lounge and full of light, views and the daily NY times!. Breakfast was a different delight each day and always a well balanced meal. loved the linen table clothes on the tables-a mix of NE charm with a rustic seafaring town.

Room Tip: room nine has its own entrance and is pet friendly, thus i felt as if i had my own apartment!
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank vivian b
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BCGosnold, General Manager at Woods Hole Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Thanks Vivian -

There are many business people and scientists who come back here year after year and we are working hard to make sure your needs are met with robust free wifi, a hearty breakfast and private entrances if that appeals. We appreciate your comments, and hope to see you back next year!

best,

Beth Colt
Woods Hole Inn
28 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
(508) 495-0248

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Address: 28 Water St, P O Box 4, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1024
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Falmouth > Woods Hole
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Woods Hole
Price Range: $235 - $425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Woods Hole Inn is located across the street from the ferry to Martha's Vineyard. With newly remodeled rooms and suites, award-winning modern decor and a killer breakfast, the Woods Hole Inn is a great place to start your Cape Cod vacation. From her perch over the harbor, the historic Inn offers water views, a broad porch lined with Kennedy rockers and a committment to eco-tourism. Stay GREEN by the deep BLUE sea. ... more   less 
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