I have stayed at two inns on the Cape and both have given me the same impression. It's like staying with your crazy great aunt Lucinda whose granddad had a ton of money and bought this big, old house but the later generations never really had the money to keep it like it was. Floors slope, doorways are odd sizes, the bathrobe in the closet looks like it might be uncle Ed's. The breakfast kind of the same. You go down to the dining room in the morning and its serve yourself. Some things are laid out, donuts and cereal, but for some you have to go into the service pantry, milk, juice, coffee. One morning the owner found us there and made a really great breakfast for us, one morning not. The location on the water is nice, the location on the road is less so. The restaurant and bar were an amenity and the central location on the Cape was great. The main positive in the place is the people. The owner was very good to us and we would go back for the hospitality alone. I would recommend it if you are looking for a base of operations but would suggest you keep looking if you want a place to lounge around part of the day followed by a stroll into town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elegant waterfront hotel on Cape Cod. Victorian Sea Captain mansion with the best restaurant on the Cape! Weddings and receptions up to 250 guests. Top rated by Frommer's, Fodor's, Cape Cod Life and Zagat. No minimum stay and no cancellation penalty. Phone calls free as well as Internet, TV, movies and breakfast. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Orleans Waterfront Hotel Orleans
- Orleans Waterfront Inn MA - Cape Cod