Shoreway Acres Inn and Cape Cod Lodging

Cape Cod, New England

The hotel

If you're looking for an authentic Cape Cod experience, then Shoreway Acres Inn is the place to be. This friendly, third-generation, family-run resort is set in acres of lawns interspersed with elm trees in the heart of historic Falmouth Village. This secluded location offers respite from the everyday bustle yet is just a short walk from Main Street and the beach with pretty views of Martha's Vineyard and Nobska Lighthouse. The Inn began as the nine-room Worthington House, a sea captain's home dating back to 1806. It expanded to include three more historic homes and two traditional hotel lodges, giving the Inn 80 rooms set in a nostalgic atmosphere. ShoreWay Acres’ family and staff are dedicated to keeping the Inn’s rich history and tradition alive for generations to come.

Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access

Where is it

In the historic district of Falmouth Village. Easy walk to village, beach and summer trolley stop. Transfer time from Boston Logan International Airport: 1 hour 20 minutes.

Hotel information

80 rooms on up to 3 floors in 6 buildings with no lifts. All with air-conditioning, TV, tea/coffee maker, fridge, iron and board, and hairdryer. Standard Rooms with 1 queen-size bed, 2 double beds or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. All rooms are non-smoking.

Complimentary breakfast. Outdoor Cape Cod Lobster Clambakes and Barbecue Chicken Cookouts. Indoor and seasonal outdoor swimming pools. Saunas. Croquet. Badminton. Picnic tables, lawn swings and Victorian gazebos. Complimentary parking. Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (72)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Always stay here when in town

Apr 14, 2019 irhunter Greenville, Maine

I am in town about once a year...for a couple days. No reason to look elsewhere...this hotel is great. Very old-school New England summer hotel. Great breakfast, staff, location, bed, TV, Wifi. One block from downtown.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A welcome "port in a storm"

Mar 21, 2019 Mark W

This is my third Winter stay at ShoreWay Acres Inn when the ferries to Martha's Vineyard have been cancelled. Arriving in driving snow about 9PM, or in severe winds, I found a warm welcome, an absolutely immaculate room, at a reasonable price. I cannot praise it enough. Mark Wright
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel but needs an update

Oct 18, 2018 Robert N Manchester, United Kingdom

We stayed here for three nights as part of a Great Rail Journeys tour around New England in the Fall This hotel has a nice location, which if you use a short cut is just 200 yards from Falmouth Main Street, with its plentiful shops and restaurants. The buildings, laid out motel-style are colonial style with a mixture of old and new in a… Read more
We stayed here for three nights as part of a Great Rail Journeys tour around New England in the Fall This hotel has a nice location, which if you use a short cut is just 200 yards from Falmouth Main Street, with its plentiful shops and restaurants. The buildings, laid out motel-style are colonial style with a mixture of old and new in a landscaped setting. One of the newer buildings has an indoor pool. If you want a quiet location, this is a good hotel. A good breakfast is included as part of the room rate. The staff, though not plentiful, are very welcoming. It has a pleasant non-corporate feel to it and it is clearly not part of a chain. However, the hotel is in need of a makeover. The decor could do with some attention and the shelves in our room fridge, a nice addition which we found useful, were beginning to show signs of rust meaning they had not been cleaned for some time. This part of New England tends to be a bit pricey for the average Brit, and as it’s the first hotel on this particular tour you need to remember about tax being added to the posted price in shops and restaurants, and of course your average 20% tip addition in the latter. Although they don’t produce them, the local maps in the hotel are not to scale and away from the Main Street the distances are elongated. What looked like a short walk down to the harbour was rather longer than that. There isn’t much to see in Falmouth itself apart from a small museum and a minor American stately home used as an art gallery. Using the hourly public bus, free for seniors on Wednesdays will get you to either Hyannis in 75 mins or Woods Hole in 18 mins. We did the latter and it was well worth it. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Quaint New England Hotel

Oct 18, 2018 janicehorsell Porthcawl, United Kingdom

We have recently returned from a 5 night stay at Shoreway Acres and really enjoyed our stay there It is ideally situated for Main Street where there are numerous restaurants and shops and is a short walk to the beach .We stayed in room 259 which was in the main building and had no complaints .Our room had everything we required and was… Read more
We have recently returned from a 5 night stay at Shoreway Acres and really enjoyed our stay there It is ideally situated for Main Street where there are numerous restaurants and shops and is a short walk to the beach .We stayed in room 259 which was in the main building and had no complaints .Our room had everything we required and was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was really good with a good selection of hot and cold choices, All members of staff were polite and helpful .We used the indoor swimming pool which was warm and spotlessly clean and observed it was cleaned every day We had complementary WFI ,break fast and parking and thought it was a nice hotel and was good value for money. Read less
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Oct 17, 2018 MDB-Bham UK

As other people are saying here, the rooms definitely need some investment. We had a skirting board detached from the wall just propped up in place and a honeycomb of loose wires to service lights and sockets - surely a huge fire hazard with the wooden content of the buildings. Again, very small curtains that didn't cover the ground floor windows.… Read more
As other people are saying here, the rooms definitely need some investment. We had a skirting board detached from the wall just propped up in place and a honeycomb of loose wires to service lights and sockets - surely a huge fire hazard with the wooden content of the buildings. Again, very small curtains that didn't cover the ground floor windows. And probably worst of all, the door locks are the types that require you to push in the button on the inside before shutting them or they don't lock. There was no hotel guide or explanation of this.... and indeed one day we came back to find the staff had serviced the rooms but not followed the procedure and our room was unlocked to people just walking in off the street. What a shame because the staff were so pleasant and couldn't do enough to help. There was a reasonable warm breakfast provided for everyone, scrambled eggs plus other accompaniments. And there is a short cut to the main st out behind the indoor pool. So, nice location and staff, but unless they invest in smartening up their rooms, this will just feel like a cheap motel. Read less