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The Dunes Motor Inn
Ranked #20 of 21 Hotels in South Yarmouth
Reviewed 12 July 2014

The manager gave us a room w/king size bed (as favor) which was a queen. The room was disgusting. Smelled bad as soon as you walked in the door, the bedskirt was ripped & ragged, the spread was stained & gross, the sheets didn't match & were old, stained & worn. It had a filthy small couch that smelled bad.The shutters were broken & could not close correctly, the rug was horrid, all stains, I would not take off my shoes. We called & told we wanted another room & it was questionable that we would even stay. The next 2 rooms the wife showed us, same condition. We had been here 2 years ago on the other side & it was pleasant & clean, not fancy but clean & the location is great. We kept telling him we wanted the side we were on before, he didn't want to give it to us because it was 2 beds, kept telling they were all the same,I think he was saving it for families. Finally we were given a decent room, 2 beds, clean bedspreads, a table & 2 chairs. He was so nasty to us he never spoke to us the 3 nights we were there. My husband would go down for the continental breakfast for coffee & he had to walk by him, he wouldn't lift his head or say Good morning. When we dropped off the key, again he kept looking at the computer like we weren't there, we said Thanks & he never responded. He was so mad, this is how we were treated & we paid the bill! This was so wrong, we stayed & ignored them, didn't even ask for more towels even though we needed them we made do. Everything was skimpy. No soap 1 day! The ONLY good thing about this place is the location, that's why we stayed. We will not go back. By the way, the place had 30 rooms, probably 10 were filled, we didn't take a family room. Price we paid wasn't worth it. I believe these are different owners than 2 years ago, they were not at all like these 2 people.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

great location. Very clean and well kept. The staff was helpful. the only complaint was that the mattress was old. My husband left his watch in the motel and they shipped it back quickly without any problems. I would recommend this motel and I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Rebecca R
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Just returned from a weekend stay with my Girl Scout troop and another leader. Jack and his wife were gracious hosts - allowing us to use their breakfast room to eat our purchased lunch due to pouring rain. Once the weather improved we saw how great the location was to the beach - literally a 3 minute walk to a small but nice sandy beach. Pool was clean and refreshing as well. We like the fridge in the rooms and extra towels were no problem. As others have stated, this is not a fancy place and the bathrooms are probably original plumbing, but it is extremely clean, very quiet, with good comforable beds. Perfect for our group on a budget!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank SusanfromHollis
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

Great location, off noisy horrible 28 on a quiet residential street two minutes from the beach and around the corner from a wonderful back road where we walked and biked every morning. If you like fancy, this is not the place. But it is clean, well maintained, has a pool, surprisingly comfortable beds, all necessary amenities in the room (refrigerator, which we liked), micowave, etc and Jack and his wife are very pleasant hosts. So, overall, if you are looking for value, this is the place.

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2  Thank AnneMillerSpeaker
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

This location is great! Just a short walk from the beach. We did have a full size fridge in our room and the whole kitchenette is really good to have. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The bathroom was very old and the water temperature was very hard to control making it hard to shower. The water in the pool was not the cleanest luckily the beach is right there but the pool area itself was very quiet and clean.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Samba265
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

An older building run by mom and pop but clean. Pool on the premises and a 3 minute walk away from the beach. For the rates being charged this is a bargain without any real compromise. Friendly staff who do a great job. Fridge, microwave and wifi included.

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2  Thank xddorox
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

The room for 4 is very big, there's a walking closet and another cabinet that wasn't clean enough to put my stuff inside, though. The owner, not the kindest, asked us a couple of time if we needed new towels and the room to be done, is that a question to make? The bathroom is old-style, small. The swimming pool is very small and, maybe was the bad weather, it seemed not very clean. No laundry machines. Wi-fi only in the ''lobby'' or breakfast area, that was a bummer. Breakfast was included, but there were only: bread, cereals and bagels with coffee/milk/OJ, no eggs nor meat neither fresh fruit.
Location is good, very nice and quiet neighborhood, close to restaurants (but you need the car) and at walking distance there's a nice little beach.
We forgot some stuff at the hotel, they didn't bother to call us and ask if we wanted that mailed, we realized that too late, when we were back to Europe. It is not bad , but there are so many hotels around that probably you can find other better choices.
PS: sheets were so humid when we arrived that seemed wet.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Address: 170 Seaview Ave, South Yarmouth, MA 02664-5147
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > South Yarmouth
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 21 Hotels in South Yarmouth
Price Range: £46 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Dunes Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 33
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