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The Bramble Inn
Ranked #9 of 10 Brewster B&B and Inns
marco island,fl
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“outrageous overcharge”
Reviewed 16 August 2010

We went to the Bramble Inn restaurant for our 30th anniversary dinner. The inn is very old with small rooms which is quaint. The decor was gawdy. The food was nearly tasteless. They overcharged us $100! Yes, that is no typo. $100! The waiter made some excuse about his contact lenses. I think it was done on purpose.

Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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new york
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Reviewed 15 September 2009

What a beautiful place, and what charming, wonderful hosts! We had the best time, and we only wish we could have stayed longer. The restaurant is amazing, as good as anything in Manhattan. We cannot recommend this wonderful inn enough.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Pittsford, New York
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Bramble Inn for our 29th wedding anniversary. When we called the Inn to make our reservation and told them we had stayed there on our honeymoon, there was no reply, such as "How nice" or "Welcome back". That should have been our first hint.

When we arrived there was no one to greet us, but they had left the key.
The next morning we did not go down to breakfast, and had notified the innkeeper the night before. Much to our dismay, the woman who cleans the rooms tried to walk in as we were in bed, without even knocking. Then an hour later (@10:30 AM), there was another knock again trying to get in. I have never had this happen in any other B&B before, and felt really rushed with this impolite behavior on their part.

The next morning, we did go to breakfast (mind you -- we had not met the innkeeper yet.) A woman told us where to sit, and informed us what breakfast would be. I HAD TO ASK if she was the innkeeper; she replied yes, and never introduced herself. So we introduced ourselves, and, quite frankly, she was disinterested and never asked us how things were going or if we were enjoying our stay. I therefore did not share with them about the morning before. NOTE: The breakfast was delicious.

The room we stayed in was small which was fine. However, don't clog up what little space there is with knick-knacks all over, so that there is no room for the traveler, even on the nightstand or in the bathroom.
We were very disappointed with our stay and would not recommend this B&B - mainly for their indifference, and our bad experience the first morning.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Boston, MA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2007

My husband and I found The Bramble Inn & Restaurant to be charming and romantic. We stayed in room # 4. It was bright, spacious and absolutely gorgeous! We wanted to move in permanently. The room included a fabulous breakfast which was prepared by Cliff, one of the owners. His conversation and recommendations were as good as his cooking.

We made a reservation to eat at The Bramble Inn's well known gourmet restaurant. This experience only furthered my desire to never leave this perfect little place on Cape Cod.

Cliff’s wife Ruth is the evening chef. My husband had the Lobster Bisque, very rich and delicious, he ate every last drop. He had the sorbet rather than a salad; his main dish was Chicken with Lobster. This perfectly cooked dinner had a sauce that was to die for. We could have eaten it like soup, it was that tasty! I started with the five onion soup; I’ve never had onion soup so rich and wonderful. My mango sorbet was a refreshing transition into my main dish, Seafood Curry. This assortment of lobster, scallops, shrimp and cod was served over a bed of rice with grilled banana, fruit chutney and a mild curry sauce poured over the whole dish. The combination of flavors melted in my mouth. The chutney was so good, I asked for more. Even though we both had some form of seafood, there were also many choices from vegetarian to rack of lamb and NY strip. They have a beautiful wine list and a great selection of recommended martinis from the bar.

I have never tasted chocolate in a better way than in the Chocolate Isosceles dessert that completed my meal. It was rich and dense and each bite was accompanied by a moan from me.

Everything there was worth every penny. The whole experience was beyond worth a trip to Brewster – from anywhere!

  • Liked — decor, friendliness and the great FOOD!
  • Disliked — That we couldn't stay longer
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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key west
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2007

I went to Cape Cod for a wedding. I called the hotel suggested to me by the wedding party but it was full. The hotel suggested several small B & Bs. I called the Bramble Inn first. They had the room available for our nights needed so we stay there. I had absolutely no expectations since I did not know anything about the inn. What a pleasant surprise. It's a gorgeous, quaint and sophisticated inn. We had 3 nights. 2 of which we were involved with the wedding. Our available night we spent eating at the inn. Exquisit! The meal was simply superb. All lovely ladies serving delicious food. I couldn't tell you who our server was, so many of them manned our table without missing a beat. Nothing was every duplicated. No question asked twice. The food we ordered was delivered in an unhurried rush. We had a dining experience never to be forgotten. Quality food, exquisitly adorned the plates served to us by gorgeous ladies in black and lace. Go to the Bramble Inn and you will not be disappointed. I have and will continue to recommend it anyone going to Cape Cod, Brewster.

Stayed July 2007
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USA
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2006

The big draw here is the chef who has glowing reviews and national credentials. But the actual dinners currently being served are not of the quality one would get at a restaurant in Boston for the same price. An example is the chicken that was served one night. It had the same thickness and consistency of your typical supermarket chicken. I actually wondered if the chef was supervising or not. The staff is for the most part attentive and friendly but with some notable exceptions, for example where the waiter wandered off and didn't show up again before we left. Overall a charming property but it really seems like the owners have gone off the case... and we certainly found better food for less elsewhere. There are a lot of good choices in the area.

  • Liked — Location, Picturesque
  • Disliked — Some aspects of service, poor value and spotty service and food for a gourmet restaurant
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled with family
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Boston, MA
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2006

My husband and I stayed at the Bramble Inn last year after he road 200 miles on his bicycle for charity. The inn was very comfortable and the hosts were exceptional. We did have dinner the first night at the inn - and the food was good.

We tried to stay there again this year, but they were booked. We stayed at the Captain Freeman Inn (see my comments there) instead.

  • Liked — The Hosts
  • Stayed August 2005, travelled as a couple
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Thank Bratty_Traveler
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Property: The Bramble Inn
Address: 2019 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631-1821
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Brewster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Brewster
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bramble Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
The Bramble Inn Brewster, Cape Cod, MA

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