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“Not worth it” 2 of 5 stars
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Beachfront White Sands Resort Motel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   706 Shore Road (Route 6A), on the North Truro/Provincetown line, North Truro, MA   |  
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Ranked #11 of 12 Hotels in North Truro
Lewiston, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Not worth it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at this place a few times over the years. Prices are very low and the location is outstanding, however, most of the rooms are pretty gross. The room we booked last summer smelled so strongly of mildew that we found a new room the next morning. The smell of mildew was on our clothes for days. Management is friendly yet incredible blasé.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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victoriaprovincetown, Owner at Beachfront White Sands Resort Motel, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Dear Rob,
You must have not been very upset about the situation since it took you a year to write a bad
review and furthermore you never complained when you were here. The only reason you wrote
now is to affect our bookings for the summer and it shows the type of person you are
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Westfield, Massachusetts
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I plan to go back this year, the owners were nice to us. My daughter loved the indoor pool, and I loved the outdoor pool. The owners treated us very nice, so I do not understand how people could say otherwise. We spent time talking with the owners, and they listened to us. It is an excellent place to bring your dog, our dog loved the private beach,low tide is great for a minature schnauzer. can not wait to go back their Holly, Amanda and Cara H. Cara is our Dog.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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victoriaprovincetown, Owner at Beachfront White Sands Resort Motel, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Dear Holly,
Thanks and come again
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Great not expencive hotel for a family or friends companies. Beautiful sandy beach and good management - ecpecially Maria and Jason! Good price and quality! The hotel is close to the town but not too close so you have possibility to enjoy thу beach and peace.

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Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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NJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Place in need of serious remodeling starting with the rude and obnoxious people and loud music outside and the worn carpets and linens from 1981 inside. Rooms aren't even worth $75 a night never mind the $150 we paid. Awful!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

First, the good:
-Room was reasonably clean. I have significant dust allergies and had no problems sleeping.
-Pool and hot tub were nice and clean. They have dim lighting at night which actually adds a nice ambiance to the swimming experience. It's also typically open very late, and we actually met the owner of the property there.
-The owner is very nice and friendly, and actually took a lot of interest in our vacation and gave us some tips. He even gave one of us an extra bicycle pedal from some old bikes he had lying around and helped us install it.
-The rooms are right on the beach. It's only a two minute walk over the sand to reach the water.

Now, the bad:
-It was advertised as having two beds and a "futon-style couch". It was in fact just a two-seat couch. We had to share a bed. By the time we found out we were too tired to bother arguing over a room change.
-The shower didn't work (though the bath faucet did) and the handle was grimy. Didn't complain for the same reasons as above.
-There was soap, but no shampoo (ironically that ended up not being a problem since the shower didn't work- see above)
-The air conditioner was oddly weak for its size, and getting at it was quite difficult. It was mounted high on the wall, so you had to climb on a table or a chair to change the settings. I slammed my head against the ceiling twice trying to play with it.
-When we first arrived after a long bike ride, we were resting outside talking and stretching before checking in. The front desk woman came out and asked us what we wanted rather snarkily, and when told that we had reservations, left in a huff.
-Later that night when we came back from dinner around 8:30pm, we found her ASLEEP behind the counter on the sofa. We were going to ask for shampoo (see above) but decided that with the attitude she gave us earlier we had no desire to wake her up and get into a confrontation.
-Location-wise, it's okay. You can bike ~10 minutes into Provincetown or take the shuttle bus (runs every 30 minutes) into the town, or drive of course. The thing is that it's in a huge long block of other hotels, and there's nothing especially good location-wise about this place. There is a shuttle bus stop right outside the hotel, but the shuttle stop are pretty close together anyway.

Considering the cost, I think you can find a better place to spend the night. I feel bad giving this place a negative review since the owner is a very pleasant guy and likely would have been accommodating/offered us a free future stay if we had complained to him, but after our very long ride we felt zero desire to try to argue for features that should inherently be part of the room (couch bed, shower, and shampoo).

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is an old place that needs a lot of work. The location is great. Nearer down town Provincetown and right on the beach.

The room was clean and the bed comfortable, but when you can't even take a shower, it's bad. The shower did not work. There are abosolutely no amenities in the room either, so don't even expect tissue.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Florence, Italy
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Few words... The hotel is beyond rundown, very old, many things are not working and the price is absolutely out of the market for what is offering. I used for one night only, waiting for the whale cruise and the visit to the fantastic Provincetown. The lobby is always desert, it is also unsafe.
We arrived at 8 pm and we left immediately at 8 am. Suggest to choose another hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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victoriaprovincetown, Owner at Beachfront White Sands Resort Motel, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Dear Patricia,
It is too bad that you were disappointed with your lodging but you are wrong to say that the
carpets are from the 1980's.The carpets were installed 2 years ago and came from the U.S.
mills. You did not say anything about loud music when you were here and we do not allow
loud music. Furthermore , the linens are quite new and we do not have any obnoxious
people staying here. They are all nice and well mannered and well behaved. We'll keep
your comments in mind
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Additional Information about Beachfront White Sands Resort Motel

Address: 706 Shore Road (Route 6A), on the North Truro/Provincetown line, North Truro, MA
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > North Truro
Amenities:
Beach
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in North Truro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:2 star — Beachfront White Sands Resort Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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