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Palmer House Inn, The

81 Palmer Ave , Falmouth, MA 2540 USA (Show map)
4.5
191 Reviews
$169 - $299
per night

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Experience romance and relaxation at this 1901 Queen Anne style B&B on Cape Cod. Stained glass windows, rich woodwork, gleaming hardwood floors and antique furnishings create a sense of warmth and harmony. Located in Falmouth's Historic District on a quiet residential area of tree lined streets, picket fences, colorful gardens, and elegant homes. Beautiful beaches, quaint shops, ferry shuttles and excellent restaurants are a short stroll from the Inn. We're open year-round, and encourage you to sample all the seasons with us.

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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.5

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Night at the Palmer Huse

5 on December 01, 2014

Repeat visitor. My wife and I look forward to spending a night at the Palmer House for the reasons mentioned above in the Ratings. We like to visit the Cape in November when things quiet down a little and the Palmer House provides a perfect setting for this.


Can't say enough

5 on November 21, 2014

I can't say enough great things about our visit to The Palmer House Inn. The room was spacious and conformtable. I loved the gas fireplace and whirlpool tub. Pat & Bill's attention to detail exceeded any experience I have ever had. We had personalized card welcoming us when we checked in; and chocolates and champagne upon our return from dinner (we were celebrating our wedding anniversary). Breakfast was delicous, including fresh cranberry sorbet! We had the perfect getaway at a perfect Inn!


Holy Smoke This Was GREAT!

5 on November 19, 2014

Most important is the wonderful, warm, personal hospitality. And the arrival greeting unfolds as a personal invitation to enjoy their lovely home; complete with hot coffee or tea and fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. Most appreciated after three hours of traffic! And the breakfast is a tasty treat that specializes in locally grown produce, with cranberry juice (of course, it is Cape Cod after all!). Looking forward already to our 2015 visit, reservations confirmed!! Thank You Bill and Pat.


A Great Little Getaway!

3.6 on November 13, 2014

We absolutely enjoyed our stay at the Palmer House Inn. The Samuel Longhorne Clemens room is lovely as well as the gardens and grounds. The charming center of town is only few blocks away. Also,if you're interested in taking the ferry to Martha's Vineyard, you can catch the free shuttle which is within walking distance to the inn. We'll be back!


Fantastic place to stay

4.6 on November 12, 2014

Adelina and Miguel Di Stefano


wonderful weekend in Cape Cod

5 on October 30, 2014

Just stayed at the Palmer House Inn for the Cape Cod Half Marathon. Gorgeous place, very convenient to town, wonderful service. Definitely going back next year!


October at Palmer House

4.6 on October 29, 2014

Lovely accommodation in Falmouth, MA. Gracious hosts and staff, well-executed breakfast with a variety of food offered, delicious cookies in the afternoon. I'll return next fall.


autumn cape visit

3.8 on October 28, 2014

Our room was cozy and the bathroom was tiny but scrupulously clean. The grounds were lovely. It was a short walk to Falmouth center and the shuttle to Martha's Vineyard ferry. Bill & Pat were congenial hosts.


Beautiful B&B

4.6 on October 20, 2014

We stayed in the private cabin - it was a beautiful property and the breakfasts were wonderful!! The owners and staff were great! We really enjoyed our stay.


Simply, the best

5 on October 02, 2014

Immaculate, impeccable, comfortable, friendly but not intrusive, convenient walk to town, outstanding food, interesting guests but separate dining tables so there is no 'forced' socializing. A great experience.


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Rooms & Rates

Henry David Thoreau Cot.

This quaint two-bedroom stand alone cottage suite is a unique feature of our B&B. The primary bedroom is furnished with a king bed, a whirlpool (jacuzzi style) tub and a television with a DVD in the room. The second bedroom is smaller with a queen bed. A sitting area joins the two bedrooms, it opens onto a private deck and garden. The sitting area has a mini fridge and a coffee maker. There is a full bath off the sitting area with a tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Harriet Beecher Stowe Rm

This is a spacious premium room located in the B&B’s Guesthouse. The king bed and gas fireplace makes this one of our more requested rooms. The private bath has a whirlpool (jacuzzi style) tub. This room is appointed with an abundance of details for your convenience such as a mini-fridge and coffee maker.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Theodore Roosevelt

This spacious room is located in the B&B’s Guest House. The carved mahogany king canopy bed has a crocheted coverlet and a cozy ivory duvet. It has a gas fireplace and a private bath with a whirlpool (jacuzzi style) tub. You will also find a mini fridge and coffee maker.

The Roosevelt room is designed in shades of hunter green, Cape Cod cranberry red, and ivory.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Emily Dickinson

This spacious premium room is located on the second floor of the Main Inn. It welcomes you with a carved mahogany king canopy bed, television with DVD, mini fridge, coffee maker and a private bath with a whirlpool (jacuzzi style) tub. The Dickinson room is designed in soft fanciful shades of blue, pink, rose and white. The colors of the lovely floral print comforter are echoed in an antique framed Radoute botanical print that hangs on the north wall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Henry James, Penthouse

This is a spacious premium room located on the third floor of the main house of the B&B. It has a romantically draped four poster king bed with a double whirlpool tub in the bedroom. Over the tub is a cathedral ceiling with a sky light for stargazing. The private bath is appointed with a romantic double shower. A flat screen television with DVD, mini fridge and a coffee maker complete this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Richard Henry Dana Rm

This is a spacious premium room located on the third floor of the Main Inn. It has a king bed with a white iron bed. A mini fridge, coffee maker, private bath with a whirlpool (jacuzzi style) tub, which makes this a favorite with returning guests.

The Dana Room is designed in shades of wine, dark green and ivory. A model of the sailing ship “Pride of Baltimore II” adorns the antique dresser.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Historic, Cape Cod, Oceanside, Small town, Village

Airport

Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 79 miles

Directions to property:

From Bourne Bridge to Falmouth: Follow Route 28 South – divided highway will become a 2-lane road. Continue straight through traffic signal at Jones Road for approximately 1/2 mile. Route 28 (Palmer Ave.) turns left towards the center of Falmouth. Palmer House Inn is first house on the left past the shops. Driveway is before the Inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Boating, Bicycle Trails, Bird Watching, Whale Watching, Plymouth Plantation, Hiking Trails, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , ADA Room with private access.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Fishing, Fishing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During peak season
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: First two nights of a stay are applied to card at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: Two weeks notice, refund all except $20 service fee. Less than two weeks, refund if we are able to resell the room.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Pat & Bill O'Connell

Languages spoken

English

About the innkeepers

We love the dynamic New England seasons, from the warmth and freshness of spring to the vibrant colors of fall. Sharing our passion for the Cape with guests and friends has been a great joy.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Gourmet

  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Cape Cod Sunrise
Chilled fresh squeezed orange juice with Cape Cod cranberry juice ice cubes.


Recipes

Deals


Special Package

Honeymoon Specials

With fireplaces, jacuzzi-style bathtubs and plush bathrobes for you and your new spouse there is an abundance of romance. This package includes: 2 nights in a king room w/ whirlpool (jacuzzi style bathtub) & fireplace, a dozen roses, a couples massage, a split of champagne and gourmet chocolates, gift basket, 2 round trip ferry tickets to Martha’s Vineyard, plus a $50 gift certificate for dinner at the restaurant of your choice. www.palmerhouseinn.com/cape-cod-weddings/cape-cod-honeymoon-package/

Wedding Packages

The Palmer House Inn offers attentive service to make your small intimate Cape Cod Wedding unforgettable. Let the traditional elegance of this Queen Anne style Victorian home be the backdrop for your special day. www.palmerhouseinn.com/cape-cod-weddings/

Elopement Package

We will do the work. Enjoy your day with the one you love. With several ceremony locations, from the brick fireplace in the parlor to the Victorian woodwork of the front steps, this elegant inn will be a beautiful backdrop for an elopement to remember. You and your guests* staying at the inn will be able to celebrate the special event together in a wonderfully intimate setting. www.palmerhouseinn.com/cape-cod-weddings/cape-elopement-package/

Mini Moon

Give the gift of relaxation and romance on the Cape, to your love. Spend your days traveling in Falmouth and Martha's Vineyard and your evenings in our charming bed chambers. We'll provide you with suggested tours of Falmouth and the Vineyard, ferry tickets and a relaxing romantic atmosphere to make the most of your Cape Cod Mini Moon. www.palmerhouseinn.com/cape-cod-weddings/mini-moon/

Corporate Retreats

The Palmer House Inn is an excellent setting for the small corporate business meeting whether it is for team-building, off-site training or a new product roll out for the executive level management. We offer seclusion and privacy that foster a productive meeting while remaining within easy access of fine dining, shopping and recreational activities. http://www.palmerhouseinn.com/cape-cod-corporate/

Military Rate (active duty)

10% discount for two or more night stays by active duty military, firefighters and police. This is our way of saying thank you to those who keep us safe. A valid ID is required. www.palmerhouseinn.com/cape-cod-specials/military-discount/

Girlfriends' Getaways

Spend your girls weekend with 2 nights in a king room with a whirlpool tub and fireplace. Enjoy manicures for two at Falmouth’s finest spa. In addition you will receive two $25.00 gift certificates for shopping at Mashpee Commons and a $50.00 gift certificate to the Falmouth restaurant of your choice. www.palmerhouseinn.com/cape-cod-specials/girls-get-away-package-cape/

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Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

81 Palmer Ave , Falmouth, MA 2540 USA (Show map)

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