I admit I was a bit desperate when I called Cascade. We were making a weekend trip to the Cape on short notice, and had no one to watch my dog. Cascade met my requirements of being in a good location, cheap, and dog-friendly
I called Jim at Cascade to make our reservations. He was nice on the phone and we only had to pay $58 + $10 for Scylla. That's a great deal, even off-season, says I. He didn't even have any restrictions re: size (some places claim they're dog friendly, and then the small print is like, "as long as your dog is less than 20 lbs, sucka!")
In person, he was a little.... gruffer than on the phone. Not rude or anything! Just... not a friendly chit chat kind of guy, lol! He gave me the key (just one) and I almost made a joke about trying to swipe it like a key card, but I don't think it would have gone over well.
The room was decent. Clean enough, except for the ceiling. Which was creepy. The bed was comfy, but only had one pillow per person. There was a nice bedside table with a phone, a small table with a lamp and swivel chair, AND a desk. That's pretty impressive! I didn't shower, but Joe said the water pressure was good and hot. No mat in the shower, so we had to use a towel. We also had a mini-fridge, which was a pleasant surprise.
There was a TV with cable (and tons of DVDs in the office, btw). No channel guide though. But we did find menus and tourist info. We also found the pet rules:1) there is a special area to walk your dog, which even has poop bags available. However, it says throw out bags in the "dumpster," which we couldn't find. 2) Dogs must be on-leash at all times, which is fine by me AND the law. 3) Only two dogs per room. 4) No dogs on the bed. Joe and I read that and laughed. I mean, we tried to keep Scylla off the bed, but--let's just leave it at that.
Wifi was spotty, but they have it. It took me forever to figure out the password (it's on the key!), so I tried calling the main desk to get it. This was maybe 10 mins after we checked in. No answer. So when the desk closes, it closes.
We could hear our neighbors, but barely. The only problem was Scylla could hear them too, hence her jumping on the bed all night to protect us! Overall, we got a very good night sleep!
Check out was at 11, but we left around 7:30. Jim was at the desk already, which was nice bcs it wasn't totally clear where to leave the key. There was a mailbox, but it wasn't labeled or anything.
Overall, I would NOT recommend Cascade if you're going on your dream luxury vacation to the Cape. This is classic motel. It made me think of vacations with my parents back in the day. But, if you're looking for a decent room in a good location and at a bargain, especially one that is easy going and pet-friendly, then I think Cascade is a great choice. It's the kind of place made for people who see motels as just a place to sleep and would rather save their money for fun things to do while awake!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cascade is one of the few remaining family operated motels in Down Town Hyannis. We are located on the east end of Main St., one block from the train, bus, and island ferries. The Cascade offers color cable TV, air conditioning, movie rentals, WIFI and long term island ferry parking (authorized Steamship ticket agent). We offer a wide selection of accommodations for no-frills overnight stays to efficiencies and suites for vacation stays. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cascade Motor Hotel Hyannis
- Cascade Hotel Hyannis
- Cascade Motel Hyannis
- Cascade Motor Lodge Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA