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“Wet rooms after a storm”
Review of Sea Shell Motel

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Sea Shell Motel
Ranked #4 of 8 Dennis Port B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 June 2013

I understand that this is right on the beach and previous reviewers commented on that being the main draw. However, if you take one of the rooms that walk right out to the beach, beware that the rooms can get wet. We arrived the day after a storm, and the carpeting and even the linoleum by the entrance was damp. There may not be anything the motel can do about that, but that doesn't mean I want to stay in a wet room.
But there are other problems - the furniture and fixtures are old and some are barely serviceable. There is no towel rack, so towels are piled on the toilet tank. The bath amentities are not worth using. bring your own shampoo and soap. The room doesn't get very dark because front door has a window with a shade that blocks light poorly. All in all, it was not a comfortable stay.
Also, there is no food for purchase on site, and without a sidewalk on Chase Ave., you may need to drive to get food even if you're just going down the street.
The view of the ocean was great though.

Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
5  Thank petersam
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

We could not find a decent place to stay on the beach. We found this Motel and they allowed pets and we now love it there. We had no reservation so we were lucky to get a room that was Ocean View and walk out to the private beach. Rooms were clean and spacious enough for our little dog and the two of us. People in the office were very nice and helpful. The place is great for a couple or family with kids. Cant wait to go back in July.

Room Tip: love the ocean front view
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank eldeanmc
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

The Sea Shell is our favorite Cape Cod hotel because of its location. It is right on Nantucket Sound and in a very convenient place, located near good restaurants, breakfast places and shops. It is also mid-cape making travel anywhere on the cape easy. As for the motel, all ocean front rooms are nice but room 31(a 2 bedroom suite with kitchen and great views) is the best. Most rooms decor are outdated but clean. My wife and I have been going there for 15 years or so dating back to the original owners(The Dings) and will continue due to the dog friendly atmosphere and staff!!

Room Tip: Ocean front are the best,ask about other rooms.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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4  Thank John S
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

We stumbled upon this lovely motel during a weekend away to Dennisport. It was so lovely! We got a large suite that had an ocean view. The decor was dated - think of your grandmother's decor from the 1960's. BUT - very clean and accommodating to our family of 5. Our room was a 3 room suite (room 10). Balcony with ocean view. Nice continental breakfast in the am. Property is pet friendly and right on the beach. Staff were very personable and helpful. Price was very affordable and a good value for what you got. We will stay here again!

Room Tip: We had room 10 - a three room suite on the second floor. Nice ocean view from the balcony. Very re...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank Chappylover
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

This is our 2nd time at the Sea Shell. The rooms are nice and clean,with a enclosed balcony. The place is right on the beach and has friendly helpful staff. It is pet friendly..so you can bring fido too. We stayed in room 33 which is top floor and is ocean front. Not all the rooms are ocean front..so be sure to ask for one. It has free parking and is fairly close to resturants for meals. The rooms come with fridge and microwave. The rooms on the top floor are larger and have a table and chairs. The prices are pretty good. We paid $144.00 per night...this was mid June..prices are higher for the summer months.
We enjoyed our stay and have told other friends to try the Sea Shell. Worth the money

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for Ocean front rooms...Top floor rooms are larger. Rooms # 31 32 and 33
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank snowbird26
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Reviewed 25 September 2010

I searched for a pet friendly motel and Sea Shell was the most accommodating, pet friendly of any place I found on Cape Cod. They welcomed my dog with open arms and hearts and made special arrangements for us regarding housekeeping. The room was clean and cozy with an enclosed balcony, it was great to sit there and read or have a glass of wine and hear the waves. The motel is easy to get to and close to shops and restaurants. There's a small private beach with lounge chairs for customers of the Sea Shell. Lisa and Joy in the office are friendly and helpful. I had a wonderful stay and will definitely go back again.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled solo
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14  Thank cccofnj
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Reviewed 12 July 2010

We stayed here for one night...the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Location is right on the beach, and rooms were clean and fairly new looking. This was our first stay at a 'pet friendly' hotel...we brought our puppy and she was welcomed with open arms. There were a couple other dogs there, but by no means was the place overrun with dogs.

only downside is dogs are not allowed on the beach, but that is a town rule, not specific to the hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank ldel1379
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Additional Information about Sea Shell Motel

Address: 45 Chase Ave, Dennis Port, Dennis, MA 02639-2696
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Dennis > Dennis Port
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Dennis Port
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Sea Shell Hotel Dennis Port
Sea Shell Motel Cape Cod, MA - Dennis Port

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