We live in Orleans and are familiar with all the options available and it was the hands down choice for our daughter's wedding. Some of the out-of-town guests stayed at the Inn as well. I've recently seen a couple of negative reviews and felt compelled to add my comments. The Maas family renovated the Inn at their own expense and the whole family works hard in the kitchen, serving and managing the Inn. Every facility has its share of problems, but the Maas family are some of the kindest, most generous people in town. They go out of their way to make guests and patrons happy. The Inn is the only place in town with waterfront dining. Yes, it's near a commercial area, but Orleans is a small town and when the Inn was built, it stood alone. Historic buildings do not have all the modern appurtenances, but that's what makes them so charming. As far as the tax situation, the Town of Orleans recently approved an addition 75 cents per $100 which goes directly to the Town. This is in addition to the State 6.25% sales tax. Having traveled a lot, I can attest to the fact that New York, for instance, has state, county and city taxes in some places. The business owners are required to comply with the law and shouldn't be blamed. We have recommended the Orleans Inn to many of our friends and visitors to Orleans and have always heard back that they were satisfied. The Maas family continually donates meeting space and refreshments to local charitable organizations such as Rotary International. I simply can't believe that Ed Maas would use bad language to anyone.
- 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