Fodor's Expert Review Coonamessett Inn

311 Gifford St., at Jones Rd., Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540, USA See on Map

Kim MacKinnon

The Coonamessett Inn, currently in this midst of a makeover by the boutique Lark Hotel group (finishing in 2018), is comprised of five buildings of 29 one- and two-bedroom suites that ring a landscaped lawn that leads to a scenic wooded pond. It hosts more than 150 wedding receptions a year, thanks to its scenic setting.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Be prepared for wedding receptions! This is a popular event spot.


The large newly decorated suites feature bright colors and lots of modern amenities, such as plenty of USB outlets, Tivoli Bluetooth radios, iPads to use during your stay loaded with local information, Smart TVs and mini-fridges. Bedding is luxurious.

Book the 500-square-foot Lark Suite for privacy and space. It is in its own building and has a private entrance.


Rooms feature private walk-in showers.


Since Eli's Lounge and the restaurant are adjacent to the lobby, they are popular spots to relax.


Guests can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in the restaurant, which is open to the public for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Items include soups, sandwich, salads and entrées such as steak tips, prime rib, baked scrod and fish and chips.

There's an oyster happy hour


Eli’s Lounge has a full bar and serves the same menu as the restaurant.

Monday through Thursday, from 4-6 p.m, there is an appetizer happy hour with half-priced apps and $1 oysters and little neck clams.


Getting Around

You’ll want a car to drive to beaches and other attractions, though you can get to Falmouth Center and restaurants and shops on foot.


The Bear in Boots Gastropub (16-minute walk) is known for its from-scratch approach. Everything from butchering meats to baking bread, to drink mixes to ice creams, and even condiments, is done in-house. Dishes include burgers, lobster pot pie, marinated steak tips and more. The Quarterdeck Restaurant (18-minute walk) is a local landmark and has been serving up local seafood, steaks and more for over 40 years.


The Flying Bridge (4-minute drive), overlooking the harbor, is a popular choice for drinks. The C Salt Wine Bar & Grille (15-minute walk) is another favorite. Anejo Mexican Bistro (17-minute walk) has a tasty a la carte margarita menu.


Lark Hotels has a reputation for revitalizing unique properties with modern décor, luxurious touches and a focus on warm hospitality. The setting and facilities of the inn, inside and out, makes it a popular venue for weddings and events. Suites are quite large and appointed with everything you might want, from plenty of USB plugs to refrigerators.


Local Flavor


Phones: 508-548–2300

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