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Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Woods Hole
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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“AWESOME PLACE TO STAY”
Reviewed 9 September 2011

my wife and i spend a couple of days every year in woods hole,this year we tried the sands of time.our stay was very pleasant the staff was very hospitable,the rooms were very clean and with a great view if you request one with an ocean view.over all excellent experience.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Beachwood, Ohio
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2011

Other reviews indicate that the room options at the Sands of Time are 'variable'. The Harbor House looks entirely respectable. The Motel room we had for three nights (@ $270+/night) was well beyond needing a major makeover. The room had a mildew smell and had me me sneezing each and every time I walked in. The linoleum in the bathroom was not only circa 1962 but back in 1962 they ran out of linoleum so the last half inch of the tiny bathroom floor was bare floorboard. The towels were just this side of cardboard. OK, call me a picky, next we'll be looking for alternative accommodations in quaint Woods Hole.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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Burtonsville, Maryland
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2011

I took a trip to Woods Hole for a week-long business trip and brought my family (spouse plus 3 kids) along, so we all crammed into a single room with two double beds and a cot. The hotel seems to be a bit old (they still use actual keys!), but the vintage feel is charming, and done well. My one complaint is that our mattress was a bit soft; everything else was just as I'd hoped. The rooms are average size, but very clean with the standard amenities (TV, wireless, bathroom with tub and shower). The porch overlooking the Sound is great. The pool is small but perfect for a quick dip (and for splashing about, if you're a kid). The staff was very helpful. At the start, we asked for a small fridge and they cheerfully accommodated. They were also friendly with small requests during the week. We loved the walking proximity to Woods Hole (which is short on parking), and it's an easy drive to Falmouth. Overall, great value, and if we're back in Woods Hole, we'll check here first!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Union, New Jersey
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

We just returned from 3 nights--the staff is so friendly and helpful, and the location is great. We loved the village of Woods Hole, only a 5 minute walk. We never had to use our car except to drive into Falmouth one night which was disappointing and we returned to Woods Hole for dinner at the Landfall--great food and waterfront location. Loved the outdoor deck at Shuckers for fancy drinks. There is a breakfast and lunch place right on Water Street, outdoor deck in front, can't remember the name, but has great food. We also had the pool to ourselves most of the time. Noticed the strange setup with the iron attached to the board, but was able to work with it. The cleaning staff is friendly and very efficient--we will definitely go back to Woods Hole and the Sands of Time!

Room Tip: Request a second floor harborview room--private balcony and great views of the harbor and boats
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Marghera, Italy
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

My husband and I arrived at Woods Hole very late on a July 2011 evening .We were tired from a long trip from Europe. Since we were interested in going to Martha's Vineyard we decided to spend the night in this delightful little town. Like I stated we were tired and it was around 11 pm. We paid $229.25 (tax included) for a spacious but old, musty room. The bathroom was tiny and dingy. We were informed that there were dounghts and filter coffee in the foyer in the morning. We should not have accepted the price or at least seen the room before paying such a sum. Live and learn. We went on to stay at much better places for half the price on the Cape. Woods Hole, however, was a great experience. One good thing-the hotel did allow us to leave our car on their premises during our day trip to MV . They were helpful with the ferry timetables and it was possible to buy our ferry tickets there instead of queing at the terminal.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House

Property: Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House
Address: 549 Woods Hole Rd, Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA 02543-1041
Region: 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 (per night): ₹ 14,729 - ₹ 21,189
Hotel Class:2 star — Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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