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“Thirs worst hotel experience ever” 1 of 5 stars
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Seashore Park Inn
24 Canal Road, Orleans, MA 02653   |  
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Orleans
west springfield MA
2 reviews
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“Thirs worst hotel experience ever”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2008

This was the third worst hotel we stayed in since 1972. The hotel was built in 1965 and shows its 60’s chic. It has not been updated since. The location is quite convenient. There was not one big problem but a large number of moderate to significant issues. In no particular order:
The rugs in the upper foyer were wore and partly replaced as were the rugs on the landing.
There was rust in both sinks. The threshold into the bathroom was cracked. The bathroom fan was excessively loud as were the mini fridge and air conditioner (which had a very dirty filter.)
There was cable but reception was very poor, even after I jiggled the connection behind the mirror.
There were metal covered fluorescent lights over the beds which were just about head level.
The room uses old style brass keys instead of the norm of key cards.
The whirlpool/hot tub had one jet and was room temperature. A promise to get it fixed the next day was not kept.
There was no staffing from midnight to six AM at the front desk.
The front door was frosted glass vanes with no way to either open them for air or cover them for adequate darkness overnight.
The back door screen to the balcony was torn, one of the balcony chairs was broken and the lights were black with dead bugs.
There was a missing shelf between the beds with screws homes in the paneling, two holes in the wall had been spackled but were unpainted.
The shower was touchy, suddenly shifting to cold then back to hot. There was mold in the grouting.
Standard amenities one would expect such as in room coffee, hair dryer, alarm clock, iron and ironing board were not available. There were three flimsy plastic clothes hangers.
The double beds were fair to very poor and one of the sheets no longer fit the mattress.
While we were checking out, we brought some of these concerns to the desk, and the overall response was, “Oh, yeah. The owner doesn’t put much back into the place” When I mentioned the bugs in the lights, the clerk said she’d noticed that, too.
Finally, to further show the level of missing upkeep, several parking places are being overgrown with the shrubbery.

  • Liked — Location was good and rates reasonable
  • Disliked — Overall lack of care and upkeep.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2008

My infant son, wife and I stayed here for 3 nights during high season. We've stayed at many hotels and inns throughout the Cape (P-Town, Brewster, Truro, Eastham, etc.) We were able to check in early (1:00 instead of 3:00), and were given both a AAA discount and online-referral discount. The office staff was very helpful and friendly.

The room (2 double beds) was clean, but very dated. The bathroom was clean but the door had some minor moisture damage, but no mold. The a/c worked great the whole time, and it was VERY hot and humid while we were there. The worst part about the room was the very unfortable bed.

The outdoor pool was clean and warm. There were plenty of chairs and tables w/ umbrellas. We did not use the indoor pool or hot tub although we saw many people using them.

This hotel is in an excellent location. It's right on the Orleans rotary and Route 6, but we never heard any noise from traffic, except the very rare emergency vehicle siren. It's less than a 1 minute walk to the Cape Cod Rail Trail. There is a bike rental shop, ice cream shop, souvenir shop and mini golf within a 1 minute walk. Skaket Beach and Rock Harbor Beach (on the Bay) are both within a 5 minute drive, and easily reachable by bike. Nauset Beach (on the Ocean) is also about a 5 minute drive. There are restaurants and a grocery store also within walking distance.

This hotel is about what you'd expect for a hotel in this price range on the Cape. Not the best, but for the price and the central location it was worth it.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Uncomfortable Beds
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Seashore Park Inn

Address: 24 Canal Road, Orleans, MA 02653
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Orleans
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family Friendly & Affordable. Heated Indoor Pool and Hot-Tub + Outdoor Pool. Next to Bike trail & WiFi Hot Spot & Close to Beaches. Standard rooms w/ 2 double beds + private bath etc. or Larger Efficiency rooms w/kitchenettes etc. Complimentary Continental Breakfast Daily in our Cafe. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Seashore Park Hotel Orleans
Park Inn Seashore
Park Inn Orleans
Seashore Park Inn Orleans, MA - Cape Cod

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