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“Pretty rooms but bring an electric frying pan, or burner” 3 of 5 stars
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The Breakers on the Ocean
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   61 Chase Avenue, P.O. Box 1131, Dennis Port, MA 02639   |  
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Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Dennis Port
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88 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Pretty rooms but bring an electric frying pan, or burner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Let me start by saying we had a lovely experience here. There are not a lot of truly luxury accommodations on cape cod and this was a super clean and renovated and comfortable moderate accommodation. The location of your unit makes a big difference. The views on the ocean side make up for some eccentricities. We exchanged into a 2 bedroom and also booked an extra 1 bedroom ocean front that we paid for. We had six people; 4 adults and two 15 year olds. We couldn't have fit in the 2 bedroom alone. I guess we are beyond the sleeper sofa stage. However it is big enough to squish in one twin aero bed if you don't mind it sticking out into the living room. The two bedroom had ocean views out the side windows, the 1 bedroom had full ocean front views, both water views were looking over a dining room table and indoor jacuzzi bathtub. The table and bathtub are in an area that used to be an outside porch that has been incorporated into the room. That makes the living space larger, but there isn't a porch or balcony. There is a kitchenette with no stove or oven. There is a microwave, toaster, full small fridge and coffee maker. Full dishes and utensils. We brought a hot plate to boil things, and an electric fry pan to sauté or steam shellfish. We were set! The walls are thin, but the bathrooms are clean and the place was really functional. We had fun playing cards and watching basketball, and listening to the waves. Furniture was comfortable. Recommend asking for the 1 bedroom ocean front second floor. It's the best room in the house.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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North Chatham NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We stayed at the Breakers after New Year’s. The staff was very friendly but we had to check in next door at the Soundings. We booked a one bedroom "oceanfront" but they initially gave us a loft condo at the other end of the building. Still could see the ocean but not oceanfront. They did upgrade to an ocean front overlooking the pool which overlooked the ocean. It took 3 hours for the temperature in the room to increase 4 degrees. If it wasn't for the electric fireplace it would have been too chilly. If you are on the top floor there is only a middle entrance so lugging things to your room can be cumbersome. The room manual called for a $25.00 a day room cleaning charge which we did not take "advantage" of so I don't know if they would have charged us anyway. There was no cook stove so unless you ate out all the time or bought TV dinners for the microwave you’d go hungry. The parking lot was poorly maintained with a lot of slippery ice. Forgive me for being so negative, but I don't think we got our monies worth.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

We had a great stay - the room was clean and easy to live in. The kitchen was great but there wasn't anything to heat food (no stove or microwave) so if you're coming for a long stay bring a hot plate! Otherwise it was fantastic - we're coming back for sure. We came in November when things are quiet and it was PERFECT!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bolton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We absolutely love the Breakers!!! Being timeshare owners elsewhere on the Cape, we come to the Breakers at least once a year because it is like being in heaven. We are here for a week in Nov. & have not seen any construction. The staff is wonderful & we were upgraded to a 2 bedroom when we arrived!!! It doesn't get better than that. There are 3 flat screen TVs & we can see the ocean from our room. Do not listen to the last review. Some people are never happy. I was worried about sleeping in the bed cause I have back problems, but not to worry, it was very comfortable. There are 2 restaurants within walking distance if you like to walk.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Misleading descriptions... We went there believing we would have a room with ocean views, and easy access to a beach with white sand. Perfect as part of our honeymoon.

What we got was a note on the door telling us to go to the hotel along the road, where reception was in turmoil due to building work. We were then told (or shouted over the noise) that our room was actually in another building on the other side of the road, with a view over the parking lot and some waste ground. When we said this wasn't what we'd booked, the lady dealing with us just got aggressive and said we could complain to booking.com and might get some money back, but it was nothing to do with her. We stood our ground, and she stormed off to find her manager. 45 minutes later, she finally reappeared, and said that her manager was busy talking to the hotel owner, so couldn't see us. By that time we'd made other arrangements and told her we were cancelling. She then got even more hostile saying that we'd just been given a free upgrade - we still had a room overlooking the parking lot, but now we'd get an extra bedroom... Great. We left. We won't be going back. And we wouldn't advise anyone else to go there either.

Oh yes: we weren't the only ones complaining. There was a queue.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Danbury, Connecticut
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81 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed here for 5 nts in late Sep and were pleasantly surprised.
First, I'd booked thru Expedia and when I arrived, found that they hadn't a King room, but Lynn at the desk was terrific. They had a King Oceanfront that we were upgraded to, Expedia cancelled my res at no charge, and Lynn booked us into the Oceanview King Suite for $21 per night less than my original rate! Good start.
The "suite" part of the Suite, was sweet! Nice King Bedroom area, plenty of closet and dresser space. The Livingroom area had a nice gas fireplace, pullout sleeper couch and a comfortable recliner, and a small kichenette, large fridge, toaster, microwave, plenty of utensils, plates and actual glassware including decent wine glasses. Both the bedroom and Living room had 32 inch flat screen TVs with a lot of programming, including the Golf Channel.
The "dining area" had a small table for four snuggled next to a garden-style jetted bathtub. That's right folks, you can apparently have your beefcake and eat it too in this cozy set up. Unfortunately it was this section of the suite that faced the ocean, there was no balcony, so to see the water one had to be in the bathtub or at the table.
Nevertheless,this was all fine, especially since we weren't planning to spend much time in the room. And only had our cereal at the table in the AM before heading out each day.
However, the bathroom was a disaster, so small, you had to step outside of it to change your mind - (rim shot please). The sink was tiny and very low. There was virtually no shelf space. It was old as well, the tub and grout were cracked and stained. But, since we weren't planning on spending too much time in the bathroom ... It was almost as though the two areas, suite and bathroom, were in different motels - Twilight Zone-like.
There was a nice, heated pool directly below the room and there were Gas Grills that were available for those wishing to BBQ, and as I've said, the ocean was directly in front of the pool with lighted stairs leading down to the beach.
The price (off season) was terrific - $95 per night plus taxes. The location in mid-cape was excellent. Thirty minutes or so to P-town; 15 minutes to Chatham; 20 minutes to Hyannis, etc. made for easy day trips.
The ferry to Nantucket was only five minutes away in Harwichport, with free parking and costing $10 or so less than the Hyannis Ferry (no cars though). There was good Golf (Dennis Pines and Highlands) and there were good restaurants, especially Villa Roma, nearby.
So, if you're looking for a comfortable, inexpensive, albeit a bit quirky place to hang your hat and explore the Cape - I'd definitely recommend the Breakers. Thanks Lynn for all of your help.

Room Tip: I think our room number was 201. The one next to it had a window in the bathroom opening onto the ha...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Woburn, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I have to admit that I was a little worried after reading some of the more negative reviews, but there's always glass half empty people, and places can and do improve over time as well. I feel like the Breakers definitely paid attention to what people didn't like and took action. For example, some people said the walls were paper thin; we didn't hear ONE thing from any other room. Occasionally, you'd hear kids run past the door, but it was rare and during hrs you'd expect.
My wife, two children, and in-laws stayed here for a week in August, 2012. In a word, it was fantastic! The place was super clean (heard it was renovated w/i the last year or so) and welcoming. No bad odors, no stains, no broken anything...nothing that turned us off. It was a little odd that there was a jacuzzi in the dining area, but hey, it didn't bother us. I'm sure other places don't even have jacuzzis. My wife never sleeps well out of her own bed, and we both slept like rocks - the beds/pillows were so soft and inviting! The place is steps, that's right, steps to the beach. And the only thing between you and the private beach, is a wonderfully-maintained pool. Because Bluegreen owns adjacent places, we were welcome at the indoor pool and a gym that were a 2min walk away. The have a daily itinerary that has all various activities going on. We thoroughly enjoyed making s'mores on the beach with the girls! It's ultra-convenience at its best. The only two things we could possibly imagine that would have improved our vacation would be to add a stove (we had a microwave, fridge, etc), and if there were a few more restaurants within walking distance (we had to take two cars wherever we went). But that's being *super* picky. We didn't miss the stove half as much as we thought we would, and the several restaurants we walked to were fantastic. There's so much in the area (Wee Packet & Sundae School!) that there was always places to go and things to see. We are seriously considering buying a timeshare either at the Breakers, or one of the adjacent, sister places. Staff was very friendly, too. They went out of their way to call unprompted and make sure everything was fine. We were able to see the ocean (at an angle) from our room (#215 I think). But being able to see the ocean has such a powerfully relaxing effect on everyone. It set a nice tone for the whole trip. Can't wait to go back!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 61 Chase Avenue, P.O. Box 1131, Dennis Port, MA 02639
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Dennis Port
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 20 Hotels in Dennis Port
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Breakers on the Ocean 3.5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two story rustic Motor Inn, ocean view or ocean front guest rooms, sandy beach; located 5 miles from HYA airport. ... more   less 
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