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“Average Motel, Below Average Staff”
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Blue Dolphin Inn
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Eastham
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We only stayed one night and spent little time in the room, but we were far from impressed. When we checked in we weren't welcomed by the proprietor, merely told to sign a paper and handed our room key. Our room was quiet and clean, but the beds were soft and uncomfortable.

The motel is conveniently located and has an outdoor pool and a large open common area that is surrounded by the rooms. Probably a good place for children to play if you're traveling with kids.
It served our purpose, but I don't think I'd stay there again. Hospitality goes a long way, and it was sorely lacking at this facility.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Our two-night stay was ok, but not without issues.

The pros: the room seemed clean, including the bathroom. The bed was triple sheeted. Breakfast buffet next door was quick and convenient. Families were enjoying the pool, but our room in the back was very quiet.

The cons: broken screen door, toilet flushed only when handle was held down for a while, wasp nest outside room door in eaves, odd smell - cleaning product / disinfectant / bug spray? - in room. We asked for an extra pillow and it never arrived. Only one small bar of soap to share for shower and sink.

Additionally, a promised discount was not given and the person in the office was unable to help us - nor was my email answered.

Room Tip: Rooms in the back are quiet, or ask for a room near the pool if you will be using it.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We have stayed here for so many years I cannot remember. There have been times it was not up to par but this is the best it has been. Rooms have been updated with paint, bedspreads, shower enclosures, microwaves, new screens on sliders. Staff are friendly and rooms are clean. The pool is great. One day it was not a great color but I quickly noticed it was locked and staff was attending to the problem. That may turn some people off but I looked at it as something wasn't right and it was promptly fixed. Air conditioning can be a little noisy but am happy to have it when needed. They are very accomodating about getting you into your room as quickly as possible. It is a great location-access to bike trails, across from Flea Market, restaurant next door. Is this a 5 star motel? No, but most aren't on the Cape. Blue Dolphin fits the bill for us and we will continue our long tradition of staying here. (We also like the convenience of being able to ride our bikes to any of the beaches)

Room Tip: We like being across from the pool, they are good about accomodating that.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

It was god awful!!!! By far the worst. Broken screen door. Toilets that didn't flush right. Just bad...
Only good thing was the pool. And that wasn't that clean.... Save yourself the money. Don't waist it here.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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1  Thank Alisha C
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

I have stayed many, many times at the Blue Dolphin Inn - throughout the years. It is just right -- the rooms are clean, appealing and well maintained. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The location is wonderful and the price is right. I highly recommend this motel!!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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bluedolphininn, Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Hello

Thank you for your valuable feedback .We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our motel. We look forward to your future stay with us .

Have a great summer !

Thank you
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We stayed here for Friday night before going to our rental cottage on Saturday. We wanted to avoid the Cape traffic. This was one of the only hotels that allowed a one night stay on a weekend. This is an old fashioned motor lodge that is well maintained. The rooms were newly painted and very clean. There was a sliding door to a small patio area with two chairs and a table. This overlooked a large wooded area that had picnic tables and grills. There is a nice pool area with loungers and tables with umbrellas and chairs. Would return for an even longer stay.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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bluedolphininn, Front Office Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

we are glad to hear you enjoyed yore time in cape cod and especially at our hotel. we hope you are able to stay with us again!
thank you for sharing with us your experience during your stay


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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We stayed here for one night. Its very clean, affordable, on a good location. There is huge space behind the hotel, with lots of trees, where you can hang out in the morning or also cook bbq. Overall we enjoyed the stay!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank chaitanyabhasme
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bluedolphininn, Manager at Blue Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014

Hello
Thank you for your valuable review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and at our motel. We look forward to you staying with us again.

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us .
Have a great summer !

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Additional Information about Blue Dolphin Inn

Address: 5950 Route 6, Eastham, MA 02651
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Eastham
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Eastham
Price Range: £48 - £137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Dolphin Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moments away from ocean, bay and freshwater beaches, on six lovely acres, featuring private patios, picnic area, outdoor pool, breakfast restaurant, packages and much more! Open mid-April through mid-October.newly renovated rooms with 39 inch flat screen tv, refrigerator ,microwave ,coffee machine ,hair dryer in all rooms. ... more   less 
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