This motel is a time-trip to the past (think 60's). It was "adequate" for us, but if you regularly frequent moderately priced chain hotels like Hampton Inn, Wingate, Fairfield Inns etc. you will probably not like this place. We arrived an hour or two before check-in and were given our room keys cheerfully by the gal at the front desk. The bus stops right across from the motel and is a WAY BETTER option than driving into P'town. Checked out the pool and hot tub which seemed adequate but the structure they're in looks shabby. Didn't use the pool/hot tub but the people in there said they were happy.
First the rooms: we were on the "beach" side (see below) in the older section 114-121 and when we first arrived the room smelled dank and I was sketched out. The rooms are like a time travel backwards right down to the floral curtains, dark indoor/outdoor carpet, pink bathroom (with a constantly running faucet which gets to you but apparently not them), big boy TV and 2 queen beds which actually were firm. There is a miniscule refrig (no freezer) and a coffee maker (no coffee but you can get packets in the office). The room was very dated, but clean. Our room was quiet (114 is right next to the road- 121 farthest from road) and gets the late afternoon sun (100-112 get morning sun and afternoon shade). I mention that because we had cool, clear, breezy weather during our stay so didn't use the A/C and had fresh air blowing through. Had it been hot and/or damp we would have had to use the A/C which seemed pretty old and I wondered about the filter. If you choose the older section near the office try 100-112 for the late day shade. I had to get something from the front desk during our stay and a very pleasant young guy accommodated my request. Wifi was available and was no problem. The "beach front" rooms are more expensive and from what I saw of the beach aren't worth it (see below). Beachfront rooms are 2 story and appeared to have far more children.
The beach: There is a huge sandy beach overlooking the bay but the entire shoreline is choked with sea weed. It is fine if you like to sit in a beach chair and read, look at the water, or have kids who like to play in the sand but you wouldn't want to swim here (see pictures). This is where the whole "beach side" thing eludes me. We ended up driving to the real beach and taking the bus to P'town.
To sum it up: It wasn't an awful experience (though I arrived with trepidation from some of the reviews). The room was clean, quiet, my bed comfy and the staff friendly but I wouldn't stay here again because I would rather be where I could walk to town and/or the ocean. If you're used to old style motels you'd probably be OK here (it took me a couple of days to get used to it). As I've noted in my other reviews of our visit I'm glad to have seen the area but found pretty much everything in P'town over-priced.
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