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“Wifi unusable” 3 of 5 stars
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Governor Prence Inn
66 Route 6A, Orleans, MA 02653 (Formerly The Governor Prence Motor Inn)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Orleans
Westchester County, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wifi unusable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

This is a very clean and reasonably priced motel. The continental breakfast is fine but the coffee was not drinkable. The maid service was excellent and reliable and kept our rooms very clean for us. What was truly disappointing was that their wifi service sucked! It wasn't good in the room or in the lobby area. In today's day and age, how could you not offer a high quality internet connection to your guests? It probably wouldn't even require that much of a capital investment on the owners part.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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David R, General Manager at Governor Prence Inn, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay here.
We're glad to see that you found us to be very clean and reasonably priced-- which I would think most people would regard as the most important aspect of a motel stay!
I'm sorry that you felt the Wi-fi service to be inadequate for your needs.
Please be assured that we have indeed-- invested quite a bit of time and capital/$ into making improvements to our WIFI service over the last few years--and will continue to do so--
We do realize how important it is for our guests--which is why we will continue to work on making it better for all of our many future customers.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Salem, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Perfect location between Skakut and Nauset beaches.
Front desk staff were great and were very helpful in giving directions. Room was clean and quiet.I left a pair of shoes and they have promised to mail them back to me!

Room Tip: quiet and clean room overlooking the pool.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David R, General Manager at Governor Prence Inn, responded to this review, August 30, 2014
Thanks Chrissygm for taking the time to write a review of your stay here with us.
We appreciate it when a guest is willing to share their positive experience with the online community.
I hope that you have recieved your shoes--by now--and that you will return to visit us here--again--soon!
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United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

After we checked out of another place in Orleans which was VERY unsatisfactory, the staff at the Governor Prence not only took us in during the height of the season, but made an exception and gave us a room that was not one of their pet friendly rooms just to accommodate us. The Inn is quite old and dated but the office staff and housekeeping staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. Pricing was fair. Bed was comfortable, bed linens were quite nice, bathroom was clean and towels were very good quality. Complimentary breakfast went way beyond coffee & rolls ~ toast, bagels, danish, cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, variety of juices. Large pool. Wi-Fi just OK. Our room was too far away from their "hotspot" so we had to go to lobby to use laptops. If you don't mind "old & dated" give them a try. Nicest people in town!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It was an alright hotel for just sleeping and resting in. Stayed for two nights. Had a wonderful time. There was a great pool that had a deep end of nine feet. It also had a wonderful continental breakfast containing Eggo waffles, muffins,
oatmeal, orange juice, and much more. If we come back to Massachusetts, we will consider staying again.

Stayed August 2014
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David R, General Manager at Governor Prence Inn, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay here with us.
We're glad to see that you enjoyed ALL of the food --and our pool-- as well as the restful time spent in your room.
We hope that you will return and stay here with us again-- in the future!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Spent three nights at the Governor Prence recently. Found it to be ideal for our abbreviated vacation. It offered us a central location in Cape Cod where we can come in and have a much needed sleep at night after spending all day visiting and exploring so much the Island has to offer. We were also able to get complementary fruit; oatmeal, and coffee early in the morning before leaving for our daily adventure ...whether going off to P-Town; Falmouth, or Martha's Vineyard.
Did I mention that the Gov Prence was quite comfortable and very affordable compared to other hotels on the island? Well, I just did!!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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David R, General Manager at Governor Prence Inn, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to write a nice accurate review of your stay here with us.
We appreciate your feedback-- and hope you will return again in the future!
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Thomaston, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Room was immaculate. they supplied a pack and play for our baby. All linens were spotless. The day we checked out I called hours later if we could use their pool, as taking a baby to the beach is a pain, and they let us come back for the pool!
Front deck was very very kind and understanding. Will be back for our next trip to the cape.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David R, General Manager at Governor Prence Inn, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Thanks for the nice review.
We're glad that you enjoyed your stay here --and intend to return in the future. Our many satisfied repeat customers are our best endorsement.
It puzzles me-- that despite the many, many recent positive reviews that our ranking here is so low-- compared to others here in town-- which makes me suspicious of the whole process --and misleads potential customers --who don't take the time to read all the positive reviews.
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Cold Spring, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I recently stayed at this hotel after my car broke down on the Cape. My thoughts prior to staying here were that it was an older hotel and may not have quality rooms and with that even poorer service. The Cape, I felt too was becoming a bit more commercial and less friendly, and with that in general ...terrible service in a lot of establishments. This place and their staff proved otherwise, the room was clean and charming, the staff (esp. David) were accommodating to my situation - being stuck in vacationland with a car problem and a big bill. They helped me on my way in such a manner that I would highly recommend it as a no frills (though they have a free breakfast and a pool!) but quality and clean place to stay......a still charming classic Cape Hotel

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David R, General Manager at Governor Prence Inn, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay here.
Its especially nice to read that our staff were helpful and friendly-- and that the rooms were clean and comfortable.
These are some of the many reasons why we have been in business here for 40+ years--trying to ensure that both our new, first time guests--as well as our many repeat customers enjoy their time here with us.
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Address: 66 Route 6A, Orleans, MA 02653 (Formerly The Governor Prence Motor Inn)
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Orleans
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Swim in our oversized outdoor pool & relax in our spacious tree shaded courtyard with gazebo. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast served daily in our cafe. We are located directly on the Bike Trails & are a short walk to Main St. Orleans - with its many restaurants, shops and galleries. Free Wireless internet access now available. All rooms are smoke free and are equipped with refrigerators. ... more   less 
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Governor Prence Hotel Orleans
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Governor Prence Inn Orleans, MA - Cape Cod

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