I travel for a living and depending on budget and location, have stayed at everything from horrid Red Roof Inns and Motel 6s, to Westins and Omnis, etc. On vacation, I like middle-of-the-road hotels that are good on location, reasonably priced, and CLEAN, since I plan to spend little time in the actual room and more out sight-seeing. I booked this hotel off the internet, based on photos and the website's description. Let's say they over-blew their adjectives. When I drove from Boston to Cape Cod and checked in, I found that the reviewer who said that this place was stuck in the 1960s was 100% correct. Only there hasn't been any up-keep done really, other than "patch" jobs on plaster, room connections, kitchen counters and bathroom fixtures. The TV even looked like it was 30 years old. Okay, so horrid bedspread I can take, but instead of overlooking the water as advertised, the 2nd floor rooms overlook an auto body shop. Nice. The kitchen drawers wouldn't open because the countertop had apparently been installed by Jethro, and don't even get me started on the bathroom sink. The deal-breaker was when I opened the mini-fridge. Apparently it had been turned off to save electricity, and the frost in the freezer part had melted. The stagnant water was living (and I DO mean "living") in the bottom of the crisping pan, and the stink nearly knocked me over. I went down to the front desk and nicely asked to see another king room. Same thing. I then went down and cancelled my week's stay, called another nearby hotel (The Cove -- HIGHLY recommend) and managed to get accommodations. The clerk at the Seashore (riiii-iiiight) Park Inn was courteous about refunding my week's stay but initially didn't want to refund my one-night's deposit. Initially, I figured that was okay, but the more I thought about how they'd really mislead me by their website, I went back in to ask about the deposit. The clerk had called the manager and already had my credit card refund slip ready for signature. At least they were nice, but this place is just awful. After having read some of the other reviews about how it's just great to stay here with kids, etc. ... I wouldn't stay here with my dog. The Cove was about $200 more for the whole week, but WELL worth it.
- 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