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Olde Tavern Motel & Inn
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Orleans
Douglas, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
“Comfortable and Convenient”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

I've stayed at the Olde Tavern Motel several times over the past few years; usually when I'm visiting the Outer Cape area for short stays. Being in Orleans is a great location as you're within minutes of the best beaches on the Cape and the Olde Tavern is a great hub. The staff is always friendly, the rooms are clean and the property is well maintained....I find it a great value overall and look forward to dropping by for a couple of days in the off season.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

The one thing that stands out above all for me is the friendly and helpful service at this motel.
If you value helpful, friendly service this is the place for you. You will not be disappointed. Just got home from our summer trip in Cape Cod. We had another great stay at the Olde Tavern Motel. This year we had to book last minute and due to the last minute nature of our stay our room did not have a room with a deck. It was one of the outer 'wing' rooms instead. The room was spacious, and clean and suited our needs well as a family of four. The location is terrific- Centrally located between ocean and bay beaches allowing easy trips to each and also very close proximity to the cape cod rail trail, shops, and restaurants. The pool at this location is wonderful. My boys enjoyed the pool a great deal and it was a great spot to relax and swim. During our stay we had one day which we were unsure what activities to do, Brandon was helpful and offered many different ideas, finally we decided on trying the Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch out of Provincetown. What a great experience that was for our entire family! We saw many whales, great views, and learned alot.
Olde Tavern Motel was Great service, location, and pool - a great experience.

Room Tip: We stayed on an outer 'wing room' this time and it was a pleasant experience. Previously we...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

Overall, this wasn't a bad place to stay for the money and was actually pretty reasonable considering what other motels on the cape are charging at this time of year.

Its location is convenient to pretty much everything in the Brewster/Orleans area and the rooms were respectable and clean.

I was staying in one of the rooms that did not have a deck so I have no idea whether those rooms felt a little less closed in. But there was really no break, except the sidewalk, between the door to the rooms and the parking lot. There was only 3 feet of distance between the back of my car and the door to my room. That was great for loading and unloading but felt a bit closed in.

The room itself had pretty much everything you'd want and included a mini-fridge. What it didn't have was a microwave. The motel itself had one but it was located halfway across the parking lot in the same closet-like space where the ice machine was located.

The other issue was that the room was very dark. At one point I was trying to read and had every light on in the room and still felt struggled to read without straining.

Otherwise, the staff was very nice and very responsive to questions and requests. The only other comment that I would make is that the continental breakfast doesn't get going til after 8:00 a.m.. Even on vacation, I'm an early bird and, while I"m sure that most people aren't up as early as I am, waiting til 8 for coffee is really pushing it. There were a number of us who were up and headed elsewhere to start our morning.

Room Tip: Get one of the rooms with the deck. It might provide a breath of fresh air.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2012

This hotel-motel "wings" have been added on to a 200 year old historical building. The rooms are large, well-lit, and comfortable. Nothing is state-of-the-art, but who cares. This is a friendly, happy spot with welcoming hosts, a homey lobby with coffee and pastry, reaslly convenient location, surprisingly nice pool, and excellent value-for-money on Cape Cod. I am a repeat customer and will happily return to my friends at Old Tavern.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Palm Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

I don't like to write negative reviews, however aside from the lovely enterence lawn and facade and new carpeting it was downhill all the way. The room had energy conserving light bulbs and was very dark. The air conditioner went on and off with a loud noise that kept awakening us all night long. The blankets were so heaverly pilled that I think that was holding them together.The tv set was very small and very old. I don't know how old the acustic tiles on the ceiling were, but they were two shades of brown and very depressing The furniture was so old that the finish was worn off in many places.
Needless to say, I would never stay there again!!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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oldtavernmotel, Manager at Olde Tavern Motel & Inn, responded to this review, 4 August 2012
As the Manager of this Property, I would like to describe the reaction taken in addressing our latest feedback. The Cape Light Compact Light bulbs, have been slowly replaced over this season, in working toward brighter rooms. Instead of waiting for the rest, Tony & Brandon opted to remove and replace the rest of our energy efficient light bulbs. Regarding loud AC's, Many watched the Owners fix the problem, as they finished up on 8/3, an 8 Room A/C replacement project, in addressing all possible AC problems. Therefore, I am confident in ensuring all guests, a nice, quiet Air Conditioner. Now with all rooms up to par with perfectly efficient Air Conditioners, The Owners have acted further, in beginning to order new Televisions, for certain rooms based on recent feedback. It is Clear, the Owners Listen. Please See us in Person, In Giving us a shot to make all good during your stay. All Comments & Feedback are appreciated at the Desk, So We can Make Sure our Guests are happy. Brandon & Tony have begun to offer In-Room Coffee Makers, provide microwaves, & continue to update amenities.
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

I have been going to the Cape for several decades at this point, yet it is always wonderful.

And I ended up marrying a gal who used to vacation there when she was younger too--so now we enjoy it together, and w/ a little one in tow.

we've stayed in many diff towns but Orleans is so perfectly located that it makes the most sense---you've got quick access to the ocean beach over at Nausett, or the Bay at Skaket if the younger children are not ready for the surf.

So we were so happy to spend our most recent vaca there at the Olde Tavern---VERY cool place.

The owners are always right there to help you out if you need anything, the pool is in the most amazingly beautiful spot in the back (check out the pool even if you are a salt-water guy like me), the rooms are super-comfy, beach casual, and the location really is just perfect. There's an easy walk to a pretty great breakfast spot just up the road. Plus the rooms have this really cool deck running behind them where folks can sit out and chill.

Such a friendly vibe---perfect for the surroundings. And the hydrangeas are, of course, gorgeous---that's a cape cod thing.

Great A/C in every room and a super-prodigous ice machine out on the corridor.

Loved it much.

I was there in july and I'll be back in october. Plus next summer for sure.

--steve

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

We arrived at the olde tavern inn on Friday morning for a saturday wedding. They welcomed us and checked in right away even though check in time wasn't for a couple hours. Staff was fun, friendly, and informative. Property was well taken care of, pool was warm yet refreshing after a day at the beach. Family run and pride in owenership is shown in service and up keep! My husband and I will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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oldtavernmotel, Owner at Olde Tavern Motel & Inn, responded to this review, 31 July 2012
A message from the Olde Tavern Motel Family Owners, with 30 years of Local Cape Cod Hospitality.
We very much appreciate your feedback. We take no offense in our attempt to interpret all reviews in a professional manner. All such constructive criticisms are then transferred to our Property Management System, and resolved. It is essential for our guests to understand our family is dedicated to proactively addressing, and updating our place here.
Please be assured all large and small repair jobs, are handled on an immediate basis. Other cited shortcomings, are sometimes best addressed in our off-season, as we strive to improve our property and accommodations on a yearly basis.

After 30 years, our love, for what we do, has only grown. Therefore, our dedication has driven us to strive for more. Ultimately, our goal is to please everyone, while realizing that it is not always possible. However, given that we see and hear the vast majority of our guests enjoying our facility, we would like to assure all guests, that we are 100% committed to our guests' satisfaction.
Whether our feedback comes from a 25 year repeat guest, or a first time visitor, your opinion is very important to us!

We enjoy our expansive loyal return guest population, and work to build on that on a daily basis. If by chance, during your stay, you have any concerns, please visit our front desk, and we will work to resolve them. We find, in most cases, we can solve the problem. That is our promise to you, in remaining dedicated to making your stay with us as pleasurable as possible.

Representing Three Generations of Our Family Business Tradition, Give us a Call with Questions. Thank You!
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Property: Olde Tavern Motel & Inn
Address: 151 Route 6a, Orleans, MA 02653
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Orleans
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Olde Tavern Motel & Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our location is ideal, between Ocean and Bay Beaches! SHORT walk downtown, for all attractions, AND restaurants. Family operated for 30 years, we love being helpful and very friendly. With our rooms constantly being improved, and our pool at 85 degrees everyday, 68% of our 2008 business came from repeat guests! Bike trails, Whale watches, Trips to Nantucket, Fishing -- Brandon is waiting to make your vacation unforgettably special, take advantage of our local connections! ... more   less 
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