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Mainstay Motor Inn

2.0 of 5
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2068 Route 6, Box 295, Wellfleet, MA 02663
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Wales, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights with our 2 young girls, 3 and 5. The woman who checked us in was very nice. Owner? Not sure... We stayed in room 30, the biggest room. As soon as we opened the door we were met with an extreme musty odor, and the air was off and not a window cracked. It was... More 

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Larson2701, Manager at Mainstay Motor Inn, responded to this review

Unfortunately we cannot make everyone happy and I apologize to this guest if they didn't have a good time with us. On principle we don't leave the AC running in the room we try to do our best to try to conserve energy, we try to be Green. Direct TV does not provide Hi-Def boxes for motel rooms and it... More 

Norwood, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mainstay served me well-- OK, it's not fancy, but perfectly adequate, nice mattress, pleasant staff, clean & safe.....appreciated the fridge & microwave. Location great for my itinerary. I was lucky to get a suitable place on such short notice!

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Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great location with well-appointed, albeit dated, rooms which included a microwave and small refrigerator. The saltwater pool and hot tub were closed so, unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to use them. The exterior was clean and attractively landscaped and offered ample parking. Our room was on the first floor close to the office. We didn't hear any outside sounds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We stayed here for one night with my family and friends. The salt water pool was cool and refreshing. The room was clean and stocked with supplies. The heater was not working well in our room, yes its June but it was unseasonably cool. The manager/owner gave me a personal heater to warm our room and was very accommodating. We... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I was in town to go to the Oysterfest in Wellfleet, MA an annual weekend event. Picked this motel because it was close to the festival. I saw other reviews but they were not real bad. I realize it is an old motel and can make excuses for older furniture and windows. The bathroom was small with a floor heater... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

There's a lot of deferred maintenance that needs to be done. The bathroom had mildew in the shower and the fixtures were rusty. Wood trim needed to be replaced or refinished. The mattresses need to be replaced. This is definitely a budget motel so just keep that in mind. It was nice however to have a microwave and fridge in... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I was extremely surprised to see the negative reviews as our experiences (three) staying at The Mainstay have been quite different. No, it is not a 5 star white glove resort but it is an excellent value and a wonderful place to stay - location, flexibility, huge fantastic indoor pool. The name does state 'motor inn", not "exclusive resort"! The... More 

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Deerfield, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The only good thing is the location (except for the constant roar of Rt. 6 traffic). For $169. you get a beat up room, chipped furniture, old everything except for TV. The rooms don't seem to have been upgraded for decades. My room was depressing.I wanted to spend as little time as possible in the room, it was not pleasant.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We needed three rooms before our stay at Linger,Longer by the Sea ( which, btw, is truly excellent) in Brewster. So the dilemma, decent location and mediocre lodgings ( based on Tripadvisor reviews) or so-so location with more comfortable digs? We opted for location. Mainstay Motor Inn has a convenient location but little else to offer. It was fairly clean... More 

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brooklyn
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Family biz, super sweet and helpful. Nice pool area, housekeeping service, and all the basics. Don't expect too much. We stayed in the king rooms and i have the feeling they are better than the others.

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