In my younger days, I enjoyed the Cape for its beaches and the open space of the National Seashore. Nowadays I enjoy the Cape for its ambiance and have learned to love the villages of Upper Cape Cod. The Inn on the Square is our favorite Cape Cod hotel. Unfortunately the lure of Marriott rewards points is too great and we usually end up in Hyannis at the Courtyard. A few weeks ago we were lucky to return to the Inn for a few nights. Yes it is true, the location is fabulous, but the hotel is also really very nice. It is an inn and it has the feel of a home to it. The front lobby and main stairwell is elegant and comfortable reminding me a little of my grandparents' homes. The courtyard is quiet and relaxing. It is a nice place to lay out in the sun, read or to share a private moment while enjoying an afternoon or evening drink. The public areas are clean and nicely decorated. The restaurant is like an onsite diner which offers several healthy alternative breakfast and lunch choices. (This in and of itself is deliciously unusual and very much appreciated by this weight watcher.) The wait staff is incredibly helpful, friendly and efficient. The hotel staff is great. They are informative and were extremely accommodating to our requests and needs. The pool is beautiful, from the vaulted ceiling to the crystal clear water, it is most definitely the best asset of the property. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. The room refrigerators are great. They have a small freezer compartment that is actually functional where you can store several items. We stayed for three nights and our car never left its parking space. The inn is on the most scenic and our favorite bike path on the Cape, the Shining Sea Bikeway. If you don't have your bikes with you, rent them from the bike shop across the street or walk into Woods Hole. If you take the bike path from the Inn, you are 3.5 miles from Woods Hole and 6.5 miles to the end of the bike path heading in the opposite direction. Along the way you can stop at the beach and go for a swim in Vineyard Sound (bring your swim shoes) or sit on one of the many benches located along the bikeway and enjoy the scenery of the open water, kettle ponds and cranberry bogs. Although the Inn sits on a busy street, there is a cross walk at the edge of the property and you are a very short walk to historic Falmouth Village. Because the Inn is conveniently located in Falmouth it is an easy on and off the Cape allowing you to avoid the miserable high season traffic of Cape Cod.The Inn is a short walk to several boutiques, shops and an incredible array of great restaurants and a pub. Our favorite stop for all our gift giving needs is the Eight Cousins bookstore. It is one of the last great independently owned bookstores and they lovingly wrap all your purchases. We stayed in a king room which had a sitting area with a couch, table and two chairs. We warmed up our leftovers in the microwave and settled in for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. As a Trip Advisor reader, I know it is important to keep in mind that there are all kinds of contributors. Some people are just unreasonable and impossible to please and seem incapable of reading the fine print. It is the Cape people unless you are staying at the Chatham Bars Inn your hotel accommodations tend to be smaller and more simple than what you would find in an area that caters to year round tourists. We highly recommend staying at the Inn on the Square. Take advantage of all the Inn and the area has to offer and you will be not be disappointed.
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