The resort isn’t terrible, but it certainly isn’t worth the money. Also, I believe the name “Ocean Edge” is a bit misleading, especially if you’re staying on the resort side of the property.
The grounds are clean & well-manicured. There are two sides of the property – the bayside and the resort side. The bayside is where the main building, “the mansion,” is located (check-in, the pub, dining room, etc.), as well as the path to the beach. The resort side is where the golf course is. There are indoor & outdoor pools located on both sides. We did not spend too much time on the resort side, but I can tell you it is not walking distance to the beach. There is a shuttle service, but this is still something to keep in mind. If you want to be close to the beach and do not want to rely on a shuttle, do not stay on the resort side. Do not expect to walk around either side of the property and look at the ocean. I think there’s one hill next to the Mansion where you can actually see the ocean.
We stayed in a “superior” room on the bayside of the property. It was $310/night (this is a discounted rate for the fall season) plus a $12/night resort fee was added on. This same room is $450/night in the summer which is ridiculous. The room itself was decent – spacious, clean & updated. However, for the price we expected a view that wasn’t overlooking the parking lot & dumpster. All of the “superior” rooms had similar views. The room did not have a refrigerator and the T.V. had 11 channels. Of course most people do not go on vacation to the beach to watch TV, but for the price we expected to have more of a selection. I’m shocked that a resort that caters to golfers doesn’t offer ESPN or NESN in the guestrooms (probably so guests will go the pub to watch games on the much advertised large-screen TV & spend more money).
The Bay Pines indoor & outdoor pools were open. The Fletcher pools on the resort side were also still open, but I believe all others were closed (we arrived two days after Labor Day). The Bay Pines outdoor pool was OK – clean but overlooking the parking lot. Apparently during the summer they sell snacks & soda at the pool.
The beach was nice – it had clean, soft sand, but it was small. We were there after Labor Day & it was cold so the beach wasn’t crowded. It was quiet & relaxing. However, I would imagine that during the summer it would be very crowded – there isn’t much space! The resort provides small chairs & towels for guests. There isn’t any food or drink service.
We didn’t play, but we noticed many well-maintained courts that were mostly empty during our stay.
There were three restaurants that were open – the dining room, the pub, and Lynx Tavern. The only restaurant we ate at was the pub. The food was good, a bit over-priced as expected, pleasant atmosphere, good service. They have a large-screen TV poorly situated behind the pool table. So although some guests were trying to watch the first Monday night football game, it was physically impossible to do so because of the 40+ conference attendees who showed up & crowded around the pool table.
The service was very good. Each staff member we encountered was polite, friendly & efficient. No problems here.
The resort is overpriced. We’ve stayed at quite a few other Oceanside resorts in New England for the same price (or in some places, for less money) and we got much more for our money elsewhere. Keep in mind when viewing the rates that there is a $12 resort fee added on daily. However, this fee does include wireless internet & use of the fitness center, so the fee is worth it if you’re going to utilize both. Also, we noticed that 20% is added onto the bills at the restaurants. We asked our waiter what it’s for and he explained 14% is for the tip, and he’s not sure where the other 6% goes to. We added more of a tip onto the check because we thought he deserved more than a 14% tip. But this of course meant there was almost 30% added to our food & drinks!
The resort is in a pretty area of Brewster. There are quite a few small restaurants/bistros, antiques stores, galleries and gift shops. It isn’t in a tacky or overdeveloped area.
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