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Starlight Lodge Cape Cod
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dennis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Friendly, Clean, and Comfortable”
Reviewed 24 July 2012

An ideal location and family friendly. Have breakfast and/or lunch at Gump's a mile or so away, enjoy the best ice cream on the Cape at Smugglers, and make reservations at the Cape Playhouse, and you have yourself a vacation. The motel itself is quite comfortable with a quiet air conditioner, a nice size fridge, free coffee in the morning, and free ice for your cooler. The pool looked lovely, but we didn't have the spare time to enjoy it. The room was nice and clean and we felt very welcomed by Julie. We couldn't get over how quiet the rooms and parking lot were despite the large number of units and cars. We'll go back next year for sure.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

Our family has been vacationing at the Briarcliffe Motel and the Cape for the past several years. As so many others have commented, the owners are accommodating, helpful and go out of their way to make our stay a pleasurable experience. It is an older motel but the rooms are always clean and comfortable and a very good value given its proximity to Mayflower and other beautiful Dennis beaches and attractions. We also enjoy using the pool to cool off after a day at the beach or to just relax and read. I would highly recommend this little gem of a motel for families, couples or individuals whether you are visiting the Cape for a night or a week.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2012

The owners were fantastic from the get! I emailed back and forth with Julie, who was helpful and friendly. When we arrived Ken checked us in, he was friendly and welcoming. The rooms were on the small side, but wonderfully clean. Who stays in their rooms on vacations anyway? The facility is non-smoking and it is true, we had two rooms and you could tell they had not been smoked in. We stayed 3 nights and each day after coming back after our adventures, the beds were made and bathrooms cleaned. The location cannot be beat! Right on 6A and close to everything. I would absolutely stay here again and I would recommend this motel to anyone. Thank you Julie and Ken!!!!

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Hackensack, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2011

When we checked in we should have gotten the clue this was not going to be a good place to stay. The lady was angry right from the start. The rooms are very dumpy. We could not switch rooms as they were full. (why I will never understand). Insects were everywhere. The air conditioner was so noisy the children could not fall asleep. I could go on and on, just take my advise and stay away!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Briarcliffe, Owner at Starlight Lodge Cape Cod, responded to this review, 31 March 2012
We as owners of the Briarcliffe Motel are HORRIFED to think that a guest left our motel unhappy with their stay! Keeping our motel clean and appealing is our top priority and we firmly believe that we are consistant in following through with that goal. My husband and I scratch our heads that the only time we hear about bugs from guests are online.

Our motel is modest, seasonal and is built like a cottage. We do use window units to cool down our rooms. To some, that may be noisy and for that we apologize.

Since I am the only "lady" welcoming guests, I would assume that this family is refering to me. It appears that I was having a "moment". Again, for this I apologize. Yet we must always consider that those guests who vent online may have been the source of that "moment". Who knows? :)

Please take a moment and read through the other reviews and then make your decision. If you decide to give us a chance, we believe you will enjoy your stay!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

My girlfriends & I (late 20's/early 30's) have stayed at the Briarcliffe for a few nights for the past 5 summers. Ken & Julie (the owners) are delightful, and the price of the rooms is beyond reasonable for high season on the Cape.

No, it is not luxurious. But who comes to the Cape to sit in their hotel room? If you are a budget-minded traveler who simply wants a clean (old does not = dirty, an occasional bug in a humid climate does not = dirty), friendly place to take a dip, shower and sleep in between long beach days...you will love the Briarcliffe. If a small shower and outdated room will kill your 10-hours-on-Mayflower-Beach zen...perhaps you should look into spending 3-4 times as much of your hard-earned cash elsewhere.

Also, they have a big ice machine next to the office and nobody has ever batted an eyelash as we've filled up our coolers there. That saves us another $10 and 15 minutes a day!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Chicopee Falls, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2009

Reserved two nights in first week of August. Location was very good (Route 6A in Dennis). Price was very reasonable. Owner (Ken) was friendly and informed. The rooms were small, but we were not on the Cape to sit in our rooms. We spent long two days on Mayflower Beach and the pool at the Briarcliffe was very refreshing at the end of each day. At night, I played with the on/off switch for the air conditioning- it couldn't have been that bad because but kids slept well.
With the type of weather we got this summer, a short stay at the Briarcliffe made a lot of sense. We would return.

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Reviewed 7 July 2009

Our family had a home in Dennis many years ago. We celebrated my sisters birthday by coming back to Dennis. The owners Ken and Julie are warm and friendly people who made us very welcome. We had two rooms next to each other. They provided a card table in our room for us as we played cards each night . The rooms are very clean. We watched other guests enjoy the pool. The grounds are beautiful and it is set back from the main road so it is quiet for sleeping. It is very close to the Cape Playhouse. We enjoyed their first show of the season.They serve coffee and tea each morning in the lobby for the early risers. They provide a list of restaurants that all were wonderful that we tried. Grumpys for breakfast can't be beat. Julie even shared a slip of a plant from her gardens that I had been looking for. They are located close to the beach and Scargo tower that enables you to view the entire area. This motel is all that their web site shows and more. We would come back here again and again.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Starlight Lodge Cape Cod
Address: 203 Route 6A, Dennis, MA 02638 (Formerly Briarcliffe Motel)
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Dennis
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dennis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Starlight Lodge Cape Cod 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lovely "north-side" mid Cape location just miles to the best beaches like Constitution and Mayflower. Hotel is entirely renovated with 24 Dbl, Queen & King bedrooms & 2 elegant and deluxe suites. Upscale design and appointments at an affordable price. Flat screen smart TVs, some rooms pet friendly, smoke free environment. ... more   less 
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