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Governor Prence Inn

66 Route 6A, Orleans, MA 02653 (Formerly The Governor Prence Motor Inn)
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Orleans
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Scott M Haverhill, Massachusetts
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived on a 90 degree day, and our room was extremely hot. There was a small window unit that we had running on high the whole time but the room never cooled down, so sleeping that first night was not pleasant. Also, we had a nice private deck with a sliding screen door, but the screen door was off... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at the Govenor Prence hcouldn't have been more helpful and professional. The room was bigger than expected, that was plus! This hotel is nothing fancy but it definitely lives up to its name and professionalism. There are some minor details that I would change like updating the TV to a flat screen and maybe getting queen beds. The... More 

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David R, General Manager at Governor Prence Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Scott M. for taking the time and making the effort to let us all know about your recent stay here with us. We appreciate your compliments regarding our friendly and helpful front desk staff. Our people are always willing to go the extra mile-- to try to make our guest's time here enjoyable. Unfortunately-- it would be difficult for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Governor Prence Inn is a typical old Cape motel. Its location is excellent and is within walking distance to some restaurants and activities. Our room was in the pool section and had a view out over the pool.

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David R, General Manager at Governor Prence Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Annie L. for giving us your feedback regarding your stay here. We're glad to enjoyed our great location and that you gave our sleep quality and cleanliness 5 stars. It seems to be a recurring theme-- that some travelers wish that there were newer, branded motels here. Unfortunately the economics of our seasonal economy-- make this impractical-- without drastically... More 

Saugerties, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a average hotel in a great location. You can walk to almost everything in Orleans from this hotel. That being said the hotel is straight out of the 70's. The air-conditioning in the room was very slow working and not very cold. The bathroom window was right on the main sidewalk so anytime someone was in bathroom they... More 

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David R, General Manager at Governor Prence Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate that Mary B. took the time to give us here feedback regarding her stay here. We're glad that she enjoyed our great central location--close to everything which the town of Orleans has to offer visitors. We are always working on improving our rooms and property to enhance our guest's experience-- This is a constant challenge with an admittedly... More 

Orleans, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I booked this room because a friend had already booked it. At the last minute I had to take my cat with me because no one could watch him. I was delighted to find out that they were pet friendly. They gave me a room in the back of the motel, and of course charge me more for the pet.... More 

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David R, General Manager at Governor Prence Inn, responded to this review

Although we appreciate that Rob G. took the time to voice his opinion regarding his recent stay here with us--I'm not sure what he expected us to do for him --that we didn't do-- He complemented our staff for being very responsive--and we did do our best to accommodate his request to change rooms. It is unfortunate that we weren't... More 

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David R, General Manager at Governor Prence Inn, responded to this review

Thanks leoniefr2015 for taking the time to give us your feedback regarding your stay here with us. We appreciate your positive comments regarding your rooms and our facilities. The staff, owners and I all appreciate your comments. We hope that you will choose to stay with us again, if you are ever in Orleans in the future! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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David R, General Manager at Governor Prence Inn, responded to this review

Thanks JW for taking the time and effort to tell us about your experience staying here with us. We're sorry that you weren't completely satisfied with your stay here. It is always our goal to make all our guest's stay here with us enjoyable--and I was pleased that they found that the rooms were clean and the staff were friendly--as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A great place to stay with a very large pool you can swim in for 50 feet. Away from the road, quiet. Accommodating staff. Great beds, pillows . Breakfast was varied and extensive with many choices and real fruit:a better breakfast than in many of the chain hotels. A week long stay just after Labor Day: for us... affordable....

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We called up the hotel late at night, desperate, and 30 min before arriving (last minute disaster elsewhere) and the attendant was terrific. This is a simple basic hotel which is just right. It is clean, in a PERFECT location-right by the bike track, with warm/helpful staff. The ample continental breakfast is in a sunny room and brings travelers together.... More 

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Norton, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I chose to stay here 2 nights (Saturday-Monday) because it was conveniently located right next to the Cape Cod Rail Trail (you can hop right on it from the back of the garden). Being that it was off season, we felt like we were the only hotel guests. At check-in, the concierges were pleasant and helpful with... More 

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David R, General Manager at Governor Prence Inn, responded to this review

Thanks carolhughes for sharing your opinion of your recent stay here. We're sorry that you didn't feel that our accomodations met your expectations. Please know that we are continously working to make updates to our property--and have many more planned for our "off season" months ahead. I am not sure why you choose not to bring any deficiency which you... More 

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