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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Ship's Knees Inn

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Ship's Knees Inn
Ranked #3 of 5 East Orleans B&B and Inns
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“Average Accomodations”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2005

Arrived at the Ships Knees for a one night stay over Memorial Day. We have stayed extensively at Bed and Breakfast establishments up and down the east coast and were a bit disappointed. We didn't feel a very warm greeting and nobody showed us our room. I think the owners were leaving on vacation and appeared a bit distracted. The room is nice enough but the shower needs help. Every time I turned on the water, either ice cold or scalding hot water got me. The bed is comfortable and the room was very pretty with some very nice homey touches. The next morning, the breakfast was continental with a few muffins, bagels etc... Nobody greeted us good morning either which is why we like BNB's so much. We might have just caught them on a bad weekend but I doubt we would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2005
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2004

I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by my stay at the Ship's Knees Inn. We needed a place to stay just before Thanksgiving for a secret run away weekend. I was sort of apprehensive about staying there after reading 50% of the 2 reviews that were posted on this website. Considering the age of the reviews, the fact that not too many places are open year round, and the location of this Inn[we could walk to Nauset Beach]......we took a shot.
We couldn't have been more welcomed! The Inn has been recently bought out by one of the previous owners and is now being owner occupied and run on-site by the Butcher Family. We really felt like they extended their home to us and were helpful in every way without being in our faces. Our room was very ample, good shower, nice touches everywhere.[small tube of Tom's toothpaste was one of MY favorites!] The complimentary breakfast was wayyyyyyyyy more and of higher quality than we ever expected, coffee was great.
We felt like we truly made some new friends, and it was a relative bargain. Can't wait to go back.....maybe for the Christmas run away trip, or the Valentine's day escape, or Groundhog weekend. We are ready to make this our Cape Cod weekend home without the taxes. We are so confident that this is a place we can count on. Just wanted to share the Ship's Knees experience!

  • Stayed November 2005
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Additional Information about Ship's Knees Inn

Property: Ship's Knees Inn
Address: 186 Beach Road, East Orleans, MA 02643
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > East Orleans
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in East Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Ship's Knees Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the warmth and charm of a 190 year-old restored Sea Captain's home, just 1/4 mile up the hill from the world famous Nauset Beach. 17 individually appointed rooms, 15 with private bath, and 1 or 2 bedroom fully equipped ocean view "Captain's Quarter's" guest apartment. Our newest accommodation (2010) the "Nauset Suite" has a king bed, private bath and private entrance. ... more   less 
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