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“Great location, spotless, great view, accommodating management and staff!” 4 of 5 stars
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Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Woods Hole
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great location, spotless, great view, accommodating management and staff!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stayed at the Harbor House, room 141. Another reviewer said it reminded them of staying at their grandmother's house, and it definitely had the feel of a well-cared for charming old home. Our room had a great view overlooking the Harbor from a old multi-paned wood trimmed bay window. The gardens were lovely, even in late August when the flowers start to wane, and pool was spotless.The room had 2 queen beds, wood paneled walls, a working fireplace, a large closet, a desk, two wing chairs with a table, an armoire with TV (which we never used) and a small, dated, but spotless bath with shower. The beds and pillows were fresh and comfortable. Air conditioning was comfortable and we didn't find the room to be excessively damp, given the location. Speaking of location, it was PERFECT!. Walking distance to the ferry, restaurants, and the entire town of Woods Hole. Given that parking is impossible in Woods Hole, we walked everywhere, and on the last day when we checked out, the staff was kind enough to allow us to keep our car in their lot while we visited town for the last day. If you're looking for a Hilton, this is not your place. But if you're looking for a charming comfortable convenient quiet friendly place to stay - this it it!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We missed our ferry and were in be of a hotel room. At midnight we checked with Sands of Time. Luckily they just had a cancellation

The rooms furnishings remind me of staying at my grandmother's house. Even though the bathrooms and furnishings are slightly dated, the room was VERY clean. The bed and pillows were very comfortable.

You can tell that the management takes pride in their hotel. Beautiful flower beds and landscaping and the pool area looked inviting. If we miss the ferry again I would definitely stay again.

Thank you to the management for being at the front desk at midnight and being able to accommodate two tired travelers.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Couples trip, we stayed at the "Harbor House" which had views overlooking the bay. The room we stayed in was a large, old, rustic sort of master bedroom with a full walk-in closet and full bathroom. The staff were very friendly to us and gladly answered any questions we had. An example of "going above and beyond" was when they allowed us to leave our cars parked in the private lot even after checking out in the morning so that we could walk into the town for a leisurely breakfast before heading home...it's not much but I think that gives some insight into their demeanor. Very comfortable beds, maybe some of the best I have ever experienced while traveling. The only thing that we were hoping for and did not get was a refrigerator in the room, so bring your coolers. Other than that small detail, it was a good experience overall.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Great Little Place To Stay! After A Long Day, And Some Bad Stays Elsewhere.. We Were WelcomeD With Open Arms! Clean Rooms, Great View, Very Friendly Management & Staff. Close To The Ferry To Martha's Vineyard. Very Charming. We Loved It And Would Definitely Stay Here Again!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Lafayette, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Stayed hear several times for NAS/NCHRP panels. Typical cape property...a bit rustic, rooms are damp, internet service is poor. With that said, this in woods hole harbor and it has location location location. Eveni with its limitations, I keep coming back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We really liked this quaint,old fashioned motel.although dated outside, the rooms are up to date, large and very comfortable..the location is great for catching a ferry to Martha's Vineyard.walking distance to ferries and downtown Woods Hole restaurants.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Scarborough, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

The rooms in the motel are front to back so everyone has an ocean view. Within walking distance to the restaurants and the ferries to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Nice decks to view the ocean. We have been here several times and never disappointed!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House
Address: 549 Woods Hole Rd, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1041
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Falmouth > Woods Hole
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Woods Hole
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2 star — Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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