Massachusetts Covid-19 Updated Travel Information

We look forward to welcoming you to visit the Woods Hole Inn. It is recommended that you delay travel until you are fully vaccinated. If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, please see this link for recommended travel guidelines.

Our Stay Safe Efforts

The health and safety of our guests and employees is our top priority. During these continued unfamiliar times, we strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment for everyone.
We continue to monitor our local, state and CDC recommended guidelines. We have also put our own policies in place for the time being.

Please take a moment to review our new protocols and procedures:



We will communicate to you prior to your arrival dates and we recommend texting, calling, or e-mailing with additional preferences or needs before you arrive.


Arrivals & Departures

During our check-in hours of 3-6 PM, guests will come to the front desk to sign registration cards and pick up a parking pass and sanitized room keys. We ask that guests continue to wear masks as they enter, walkthrough and exit our inn. This is for the comfort and safety of other guests and our employees.

The balance on the reservation will be charged in full on the day of arrival using the credit card on file. If arriving outside of our check-in hours of 3-6 PM, please be sure to let us know ahead of time so special accommodations can be made.

Upon departure, we ask that guests leave their keys in the bowl at the front desk. Our valet staff will assist with luggage and shuttling to your car if needed.



Our parking is located in our satellite location up the street. Our valet team will gladly park your car for you, shuttle you to and from your car and assist with luggage. Our valet team is available 8 am-8 pm; however, please let us know if arrangements need to be made outside of those hours. Additional parking can sometimes be accommodated with prior arrangements at a daily market rate value.



We are excited to announce that our delicious breakfast will be back from May to November! A plated house-made breakfast will be offered each morning from 8:15-10 am in one of our socially distanced spaces inside or outside. You will be asked to fill out a menu and hand it in the night before. Locally roasted Pie in the Sky Coffee will be served with breakfast as well.


Guests Rooms, Common Areas and Housekeeping

Each of our guest rooms is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to your arrival. Staff members have been trained to deliver enhanced cleaning protocols in guests’ rooms and throughout the entire property.

Hand sanitizer is placed throughout the inn and we encourage guests to use it as they see fit. Handwashing often is also very encouraged.

Housekeeping will not enter a guest room during a guests’ stay unless otherwise requested. If requesting additional items, towels, or linens, we recommend doing so prior to arrival.
Guests are encouraged to leave sealed trash outside of their door along with towels and linens each morning.


Social Distancing, Masks and Guest Policies

We ask guests to be respectful of Massachusett’s physical distancing guidelines.  Common areas are to be occupied by one guest group at a time.   

The inn continues to require a mask properly as you walk through our property indoors. The Massachusetts mask mandate has been lifted; therefore, masks are only required on “public and private transportation systems, in healthcare facilities and in other settings hosting vulnerable populations, such as congregate care settings.

Please do not visit if you are not feeling well, or if you suspect you have been exposed to COVID19 within the last two weeks.

If you become sick during your stay, public health guidelines require you to inform us and make arrangements to depart.


Communication during your stay

We encourage current guests to “opt-in” to our texting platform called Whistle to communicate with our front desk by texting 508-495-0248.  Please know, we do not use texting for promotional purposes and our privacy policy has strict guidelines for your safety.  

In all of these decisions, we are balancing the very real public health impact of COVID-19 with our desire to remain open to your needs. We will continue to do everything possible to keep Woods Hole Inn your safe Cape Cod escape.

In peace and good health,


Amanda and the staff at Woods Hole Inn