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Pleasant Bay Village
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Chatham
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 23 August 2010

Pleasant Bay was a perfect ground base for our brief trip to the Cape. Our room was just as we envisioned, we got a King with a rollaway for our 10-year old. The room (King Deluxe) was very spacious, big closets, large flat screen, large bathroom, refrigerator, the quietest most efficient A/C I have ever experienced at a hotel, lots of light and a PERFECT step out onto our own outside porch with 2 chairs that overlooked the pool.
The well-manicured grounds were very peaceful, and yet somehow just the right pace for us with a 10 year old, as there were many other families here. After a day at the beaches, we often swam for an hour or so, and the pool got active then, around 4-5pm. We took advantage of shuffleboard, outside ping pong, and great coffee each morning in the lobby. We never ate breakfast here, but saw others enjoying it in the lobby.
Each room has an assigned parking space, which was nice. Housekeeping seemed to come and go without our noticing it, and they did a great job.
They had 2 laptops in the lobby for guests, and I used the wireless nearly every day from our room, which was fine, albeit a littel slow.
In the lobby, there are sample menus for local restaurants, whom, for the most part, do NOT take reservations. This surprised us. We're used to making reservations for dinner, but most places here do not take them. Our best seafood dinner by far was Chatham Squire, we also went to other Main Street restaurants listed on the hotel recommendation list, all were good, but Chatham Squire was the BEST.
We did a day trip to Provincetown, ate a great lunch at Bubolo's, took in the "culture." We visited many beaches, both National seashore side (cold!) and inside cape side, and watched meteor showers for 2 nights, a delight. I saw the Milky Way for the first time since I was 10, I think.
We found it true that many daytime beach parking lots fill up early, by 10am, and those with shuttles worked well. The ONLY beach where we found shells (and lots of them) at low tide was Lighthouse Beach right in Chatham. You can go online and look up tidal times to plan shell-finding with your kids. The small parking lot at Lighthouse beach only allows 30-minute parking from 9-5, but if you plan it right, you can get a whole hour in before 9am for collecting shells. The week we visited, there were TV station trucks taking up spaces, due to great white shark spotting off-shore, so the beach was closed to swimmers. You can also see all the seals off-shore, and the sound is amazing.
If you haven't been to the Cape before, pack some patience for traffic. About 8 miles closer to mainland from Chatham, Rte 6 dwindles down to 2 lanes, nearly all the way up to Provovincetoen, and it's a tough ride nearly always. But we planned for this.....
Pleasant Bay Village was a great place, we'd definitely go back if we get to the Cape again, we just loved it.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 August 2010

We only went for one night as a last blast of summer, and were very pleased with the accomodations. It appeared to be newly renovated. The bathroom was very clean and had nice glass shower doors. The grounds were landscaped beautifully, and there was a door out the back of the room to view them. Even though we just had a two double beds, there were a couple of chairs outside the back of the room with a small table to sit outside.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Buffalo, NY
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Reviewed 30 July 2010

This resort was listed as a motel which concerned me coming 3 days at Four Seasons Boston. We were very impressed with the landscaping, service, and how extremely friendly the staff were. We upgraded to a suite which worked out great for the kids 4, 7,8. We had a large patio and playground in back, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dining room, patio.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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New York
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Reviewed 28 July 2010

We've been going to the Cape regularly for 15+ years and only once had we repeated our lodging facility two years in a row. This year marked our second trip to PBV and we were very happy with our decision to return. We most certainly are thrilled that we've found a place on the Cape that is consistent in its quality.

This year we stayed in a deluxe room with double queens and a porch. The room was clean albeit a bit musty and the linens and towels were of better than average quality. The room was kept very clean by housekeeping and the turn down service was a nice touch. We had a serene setting with a fountain off of our porch.

The staff at PBV is very friendly and accommodating, any questions/requests were met without issue. Most of the faces were the same which is always nice to see as low employee turnover is a plus in any business. The big improvement for me this year was the breakfast. Cost comparatively speaking a breakfast at PBV is no more expensive than a trip to The Egg and I or The Pancake Man (if down that way), but the quality of the breakfast is far superior and really improved over last year.

PBV is not one of the cheaper places to stay at, but you certainly get what you pay for on Cape Cod (especially in season) and PBV really does give you good value for your dollar.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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new york
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Reviewed 12 July 2010

In all our numerous vacations spent in Cape Cod, this was the finest motel/hotel, that we ever stayed in. We cannot describe how beautiful this place was landscaped complete with mini waterfalls and ponds. The management was ever ready to please and though the motel did not serve dinner, they recommended excellent restaurants not only in Chatham, but in nearby towns with accurate directions. The pool is not pretentious and a delight to spend several hours at, whether bathing or tanning as well as eating fabulous lunches. The rooms are spacious and nicely furnished complete with timely housekeeping. You will not be disappointed making reservations here.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2010

This is a fascinating place and in someways a study in contrasts. First the positives: the gardens are delightful and the pool was perfect for our needs. It is a decent size for children to play in and for adults to cool off. The staff are kind and considerate and with one issue, remarkably efficient. We decided to take the two bedroom apartment which comes with a well stocked kitchen. We did notice that the regular sized fridge was hardly keeping our food cold at all. I mentioned this to the front desk on the second day and to my surprise and delight, we found a spanking new fridge in the kitchen on our return that evening. Amazing service! We also loved the gardens and the small but plenty adequate playground area for children. Our rooms were kept very clean. We came over a July 4th weekend and noted that a sizable portion of the guest were obviously people who come on a very regular basis. They serve lunch food around the pool and although we didn't eat, it look pretty good.
We originally booked a room with two twins and an efficiency but on seeing it we realized that it was too small for our needs and so we asked to see the two bedroom unit. This is expensive at $525 a night. You do get plenty of space (a king sized bedroom with shower en suite and a second bedroom with two twins plus bathroom) and the full, well stocked kitchen, plus living area and dinning area and deck. However, the furnishing were the same motel quality evident in the other rooms which was a bit disappointing for $525 a night, minimum stay 3 nights. The other quirk was at check-out, which we dutifully did a little before 11am. I asked if we could use the pool for one last splash and one of the sibling-owners rather churlishly said 'just for half an hour.' We did as asked but it seemed a little petty as the pool was empty. Overall, a good stay at a place with charming grounds.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Ghent, NY, usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2010

unique, to say the least....the landscaped six acre property is astonishing beautiful..a secret garden some 20 years in the making. It is so easy to drive by this place on rt 28 and never realize how special this place is! Despite the proximity to the highway, this place is quiet and tranquil. The rooms are spacious and a very nicely furnished. We had an "front efficiency" which had a small separate kitchen and sitting area, a patio/deck with comfortable chairs and large table as well as a weber grill. We took advantage of the "June Special"...3 nights for the price of 2...What a GREAT DEAL! Front desk staff very helpful and courteous...excellent breakfast too.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pleasant Bay Village
Address: 1191 Orleans Road/Route 28, Chatham, MA 02633
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Chatham
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Chatham
#1 Family Hotel in Chatham
#3 Romantic Hotel in Chatham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Pleasant Bay Village 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pleasant Bay Village is a unique and beautiful hotel/resort offering luxurious accommodations including rooms, efficiencies, and suites; located on 6-acres of exotic rock gardens and waterfalls in Chatham, just a short drive into town and seconds from Pleasant Bay beach. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast in our dining room or relax by our outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi. All rooms are decorated with original art from local artists, are non-smoking and have free wireless internet. ... more   less 
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