I took my 4 year old son for a weekend getaway in mid-May. We had a great time, but I wasn't particularly impressed by the hotel, and didn't think it felt like a true resort. We got there on Friday afternoon, a beautiful day. We dumped our bags in the room (a nice king room but, again, not super-fancy or resort-like) and headed for the outdoor pool at 5 PM - the sun was blazing and it was lovely outside - and rain was predicted, and delivered, for the rest of the weekend. My son and I were literally just getting in the pool - mayber were up to our shins in the water when a lifeguard came by to tell us and 2 other people in the water that the pool was closed. I was incredulous and asked, "Is it me, or is that weird?" The lifeguard was nice and apologetic, but explained that typically the pools close at 4 PM (!) in the spring, and they had already extended it by 1 hour. (Apparently the outdoor pools close at 7 PM - ! - in summer). So we had to get out and go to the indoor pool.
Now, the indoor pool is really nice - and saved the trip. There is also a great indoor/outdoor jacuzzi. But being shut out of the outdoor pools at a crazy early time on the only nice day of the weekend definitely left a bad taste in my mouth.
So as not to go on and on, I'll summarize other pros/cons of the visit.
*Awesome indoor pool
*Nice staff, but not Ritz-bend-over-backwards-nice
*Pretty good food at the restaurants, and pretty good wine by the glass
*Lovely setting - good for golfing or boating
*Game room with ping pong, shuffleboard, a few random games and air hockey - my son loved this and since it rained this helped us have fun
*Very limited, even wacky outdoor pool hours
*Disconnect between features promoted on website and reality (example: availability of toys to check out - the website promotes this heavily but in reality the hotel is phasing out the program and they had very little available)
*The town of Cambridge itself - based on hotel and town websites I had expected cute and charming, but found a depressed and very small downtown. This is no Cape May, that's for sure.
*Loud events with throbbing music in common areas outside - not great for kids trying to sleep (had to use white noise app on my phone, and use earplugs myself)
*Unwillingness to give us a late checkout by 1 hour (I requested 12 PM and they would not accommodate)
*Virtually nonexistent wi-fi in the rooms - if you travel with just an iPad as I did, beware - apparently this is a known issue b/c of the small antenna of the iPad and weak hotel signal. If you are banking on using Internet in the room, bring a laptop and/or be prepared to plug in to ethernet
*Terrible TV reception (why not HD?) and no kids movie choices
All in all, I might go back, but it's doubtful. Would probably only return if I got a super-awesome rate (less than the $360/night I paid, including $30 resort fee), and if it were full summer so we could use the outdoor pools more.