I decided to stay at The Anchor In in Hyannis due to the town being mid-Cape for exploring purposes and the hotel situated on the water with many excellent reviews. My stay before Memorial Day weekend got me a better rate while still not inexpensive. The "in-season" rates are very high. The hotel is immaculate as most reviewers already stated. The room I chose was the "cozy" room listed as having a harbor view through the sunroom. Read "cozy" as small and, in my opinion, while perfectly adequate for one person, two would be quite cramped. I expected the sunroom to be open air where I would be able to sit out and catch the ocean breezes but instead it turned out to actually be a glass-enclosed walkway which contained some over-flow cafe-type tables/chairs from the library/game room for accommodating the breakfast diners and also some lovely and comfortable rattan chairs and tables for reading or just sitting. As I had pictured myself kicked back reading in the salty air with minimal foot traffic to disturb me, I was rather disappointed in this set-up. If I were to return, I would definitely get a second floor room, sans elevator to get there, with a deck facing the harbor. The view from the sunroom is also somewhat blocked by the large faux mast that rises up from the pool area (see pictures). The room where I stayed is directly behind the man sitting in the rattan chair in picture #3 of the 103 personal pictures on this Tripadvisor site. I wished I had looked at them first. The other problem with this room is that the only window is the one facing that hallway (sunroom) so if you want any privacy, you must keep the drapes closed and, like another person mentioned, those hallway lights are kept on all night, which I found disturbing. I found the bed to be very hard and, consequently, not rest inducing. I'm sure the management might have been able to move me if I had inquired. I relate this only so others might be aware if these issues might be of concern to them. On another note, I have been told by a Cape Codder that keeping a property that is close to the water free of mold and mildew is very difficult indeed. However, the maintenance and cleanliness at The Anchor In is so impeccable that this is not even remotely an issue. The place is pristine and the furnishings are lovely. The parking is conveniently right outside the door. The people running the establishment are nice, the breakfast is good and, while not hot, it is plentiful and nicely presented.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are Distinctively located in Hyannis, the "Homeport of Cape Cod". Walk to Bayview Beach, ferries to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, waterfront restaurants, Harbor cruises to Hyannisport and the Kennedy compound, Main Streets diverse variety of shops, restaurants, gift stores, festivals, Cape Cod Train, and the Kennedy Museum. Within a short drive you will find Whale Watching, golf, historic Rte 6a, summer theatre, bike trails, world-class Cape Cod beaches including the Cape Cod National Seashore. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anchor In Hyannis
- Hotel Anchor In
- Anchor In Hotel Hyannis, Cape Cod