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Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House

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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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70Somewhat walkable
Grade: 70 out of 100
11Restaurantswithin 1 km
10Attractionswithin 1 km
24Room tips
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I can summarize the experience at this motel with 2 words... Eh, ok. They really should give the entire place a facelift. Entering the room was a trip back to 1982 Motel 6. Everything just looks old. On the positive side it was a comfortable enough bed and we got a decent
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The motor inn has some of the most beautiful views on the Upper Cape. The location (within walking distance to MV ferry and Woods Hole Marine Science facilities) is also a real plus! The Manager, staff (and family) made us feel so welcome during our stay. They helped us find our
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I recently stayed at the Sands of Time Inn & Harbor House (8/16/18 to 8/17/18). Upon arrival, my Sorority Sister and I were greeted by Becky (General Manager) and a wonderful woman with silver hair. They were very friendly and sisterly. We needed Ferry tickets and they
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Response from Arne G, Guest Relations Manager at Sands Of Time Motor Inn & Harbor House
Responded 31 Aug 2018
Thank you very much for staying with us. We greatly appreciate your review and are so happy to see you enjoyed your stay. It would be a pleasure to have you back with us in the future. Have a great Labor Day Weekend!
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This is a nice place very clean, inexpensive- they have a pool! :) and close to the ferry so you can take a day trip to Marta’s Vineyard . They are very friendly we go there every year! Highly recomend it!
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This place is amazing. We were kind of stuck but the people working here were able to salvage our vacation. Our room was spotless, and comfortable. The hote is also centrally located to just about everything you could ever need. You have to get breakfast at Pie in the Sky, just
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Is Sands of Time a pet friendly motor inn?
I am so sorry to say we do not have pet ready rooms. You may want to contact the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce to see what places in the Falmouth area are pet friendly. Thank you very much for thinking of us and best of luck.
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Does anyone know if they require a two night minimum in the summer?
We stayed July for only one night
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"I think all the rooms have a great view"
"Top floors have good sea view"
"Ask for twin beds, no Fridges, Stoves or micro waves in motel part. But harbour house is fully equipted. More money. Doesn't affect stay."
"Stay in Harbor House only!"
"The "house" on the hill has the best views and the rooms are bigger, but it's a bit more pricey."
US$184 - US$357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesMassachusettsCape CodFalmouthWoods Hole
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