Hmm...where do I even begin? First, let me tell you that Old Sea Pines is the HoJo's of Inn's. The first night we stayed in the $80 a night rooms (they have a shared bath). I had called ahead and asked about the beds, as I have a bad back and was traveling a long distance in a car. Anywho, we check in to find that the bed they had assured me was in such a great condition wasn't even actually a bed, but a foam mattress. As much as I enjoyed sleeping on the double-wide cot, we upgraded to the next room in the morning, which was $160 a night. Ah yes, the 'new' mattress from the bargain store. Literally, when my boyfriend got up from the bed, I actually popped up. When I complained the following morning, I was told 'well no one else has ever complained, we have excellent bed.". This was a fRiday and we had one more night there. I asked if I could leave, given I was having trouble sleeping in their beds and I was told unless they found a replacement, I would be charged. Given the place was half empty I figured that wouldn't be a likely prospect so I stayed one more night.
That evening we returned at about 10:30, exhausted as we had been out since 10 that morning. We pull into the parking lot to find it full. We walk in and realize there is a wedding reception happening, right below our room. The place isn't exactly sound proof...we go to our room and all we can here is dance music and shouting...I mean it's a wedding party!! I walked back downstairs to let the Innkeepers know how upset I was that we weren't told about this and she said to me "well most people come to the cape and stay out all night'. We had been gone for 12 hours!!! she then wanted to know if we had wanted to go to sleep. Ah yes, we did! You couldn't even read a book it was so loud. I got very irate and told her that it was unacceptable we weren't privy to this information before we rented the room, let alone when I had spoke with them that morning. She was so rude and disrespectful, I can't believe they are in business. The music stopped at 11 and then they moved furniture for the next hour. It was another sleepless night at the Old Sea Pines Inn.
But let me move on. The breakfast: Think a Howard Johnson's continental. yes, they do advertise hot food but I'm usually not lining up for a trough of eggs that have been sitting over a bunson burner. The Inn is clean, I’ll give it that and looks kind of cute…until you start to notice the details. It felt like corners were being cut everywhere from the scratchy towels, cumberland farm english muffins, fake maple syrup, to the vinyl shades and polyester blankets.
Do yourself a favor and stay at a different spot. At the very least, make sure there are not any wedding parties planned. If you are operating as a B&B and you can't get the bed right and your breakfast really stinks...then maybe you're in the wrong business.
- Also Known As:
- Old Sea Pines Hotel Brewster
- Old Sea Pines Inn Brewster, MA - Cape Cod