Woods Hole Inn

28 Water Street, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA

Why We Like It

From thoughtful touches like locally made snacks in the rooms to chic décor which evokes its 19th century roots without being over the top, the Woods Hole Inn is luxurious place to stay. Its central location couldn’t be better and the staff couldn’t be nicer. The gourmet breakfast, whipped up by the inn’s private chef, is excellent, and the inn’s two eating establishments are a nice bonus.

This gorgeously restored 19th century property, located right on the harbor in Woods Hole, features 11 rooms and suites. The inn is contemporary and luxurious, but also pays homage to its past with original hardwood floors, vintage items and cool touches like old guest cards repurposed into wallpaper. A delicious breakfast, excellent service and an ideal location makes this a great choice.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Kids must be age 6 and up.


Rooms have either king or queen size pillowtop beds, outfitted with high thread count cotton sheets, with fun décor like vintage suitcases. Guests are thoughtfully provided with a welcome basket of local snacks. Several rooms on the second floor offer private decks with water views.

The inn rents bikes, an excellent way to get around .


All rooms have private bathrooms with refinished cast iron tubs and pedestal sinks, as well as glass rain showers and Gilchrist & Soames amenities.


Various common areas include a sitting room with couch and chairs and the breakfast room, with a comfortable couch and chairs as well as high top tables.


A generous breakfast includes freshly-made quiches, bread puddings, croissants, cinnamon rolls, house-made granola, Greek yogurt, coffee, tea and juice. It can be enjoyed in the sunny breakfast room or garden patio. Downstairs from the inn is the seasonal Quicks Hole Taqueria (open May-September), which offers tacos, burritos, salads and homemade soups.


Quicks Hole Taqueria has a full bar (open May-September).

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Getting Around

Once you park your car, there’s no need to use it again. You can walk to everything in town and the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard is steps away.


There are so many restaurants within steps of the inn, it can be hard to choose. Recommendations from Beth, the innkeeper, include Landfall (1-minute walk), a family-run business for more than 70 years, which offers “boiled lobster, steamed clams, baked scrod and heavy-pour cocktails” and Water Street Kitchen (1-minute walk), which offers “An authentic farm to table experience in a romantic space.” The neighboring Pie in the Sky Bakery Cafe is an “iconic scratch bakery with famous popovers, wonder bars and delicious whole pies.” And, of course, Quicks Hole Tavern, located next door to the inn is owned by the Woods Hole Inn. It offers New American cuisine with fresh salads, locally sourced seafood and house specials like quahog chowder.


Quicks Hole Tavern has 12 craft beers on tap and an ever-changing cocktail list with waterfront views of Woods Hole harbor. The Captain Kidd (2-minute walk) lives up to its name as a pirate-themed bar and is a great place to enjoy a beer or cocktail.



Phones: 508-495-0248