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Blue Water on the Ocean
Ranked #7 of 21 Hotels in South Yarmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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“Appalled”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2010

I thought from the website that this place was a really nice resort.
Turns out its a roadside motel with resort prices just because it's by the water.
The rooms were decorated in the 70's and smelled like old people.
We booked in under a block booking for a wedding, they gave us a special rate for the wedding. $119 wow isn't that amazing considering the regular room rate is $120.
A whole group of wedding guests were given a $1 discount!!! It was ridiculous and offensive.
The beach was nice, the pool looked nice but we never got to swim in it because it only opened for about 3 hours a day.
The night before the wedding, were kept awake till 3am people partying on our "shared" balcony, which we shared with about 10 other rooms.
The morning after the housekeeping came by and woke us at 8am.

I decided never to go back to that "motel" ever in my life.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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RedJacketResortRep, Manager at Blue Water on the Ocean, responded to this review, 5 June 2010
We appreciate your kind comments regarding our private beach and pools which are open to our guests from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. However, we are disappointed we failed to meet your expectations during your stay.

In regards to group rates, the primary focus of the group block is to hold (until a mutually agreed upon date) a block of rooms for group attendees to confirm and finalize their reservations. We offer this service without the requirement of an initial deposit or minimum room pickup to our group leaders representing groups such as wedding parties, sports teams, family reunions, etc. Much like the airline industry, our room rates fluctuate based on supply and demand, as well as guest room type (bedding, view, amenities, etc). While there is no implied guarantee that the group block rate will be lower than the daily advertised rate, we do our best to offer our groups the best possible value at the time of contract based on historical occupancy and rate/occupancy forecasts.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Blue Water on the Ocean

Property: Blue Water on the Ocean
Address: 291 South Shore Dr, South Yarmouth, MA 02664-5845
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > South Yarmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in South Yarmouth
#5 Family Hotel in South Yarmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Water on the Ocean 3*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on 500 feet of private sandy beach on the warm waters of Nantucket Sound, Blue Water is the ideal resort for a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or an extended family gathering. The resort boasts 113 guest rooms and cottages, most with patio or balcony featuring stunning ocean and garden views, including Jacuzzi and pet friendly accommodations. Offering food and beverage services in the dining oom and lounge, as well as catering for private parties of up to 75 people. Also, our popular beachside Cabana Bar & Grill serves food and drink favorites during the summer season. In addition to the private beach, resort amenities include indoor and outdoor heated pools, jet ski rentals and banana boat rides, basketball court, putting green, and game arcade. Kids’ Klub, a supervised children’s program is offered during summer season along with a full complement of family activities, including hermit crab races, kite making, sand sculpting contests, swim instruction, Wii tournaments, bonfire nights, fun clowns, magic and pirate adventure weeks, and musical entertainment throughout the summer season on a complimentary basis to resort guests. Open from late April until late October. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Blue Water On The Ocean Hotel South Yarmouth
Best Western South Yarmouth
South Yarmouth Best Western
Blue Water On The Ocean South Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA

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