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The Escape Inn
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   1237 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664   |  
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Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in South Yarmouth
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“The Escape Inn is a gem!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed there for 3 days. Room was impeccable--recently renovated, tastefully decorated, and clean. The property was very well maintained. I did not see any flaws. The owners--Michael and Holly--were very helpful. They told us where to go, where to find best deals, and where the hidden gems are. Breakfast was available every morning. We had coffee, tea, milk, orange juice, English muffins, bagels, cinnamon-raison bread, Cheerios, raison-bran cereal, hardboiled eggs, and fresh fruit. Very delicious. There is a swimming pool available, but we went to the beaches instead. Overall, we had a great experience at the Escape Inn. We, definitely, highly recommend it and we definitely will repeat in the future.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My husband and I recently spent four nights at this quaint little inn. We were looking for coastal charm with a reasonable price. The rooms were very clean and nicely decorated with a seaside theme. Michael and Holly, the owners, were helpful in every way from directing us to attractions to helping us find just the right store to purchase decorator pieces for out cottage at home. We cannot recommend this inn more highly!!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Danvers, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Location was great. The room was spotless and very comfortable love the decor and attention to detail .The breakfast was very good and fresh. Will definitely stay here again.The owners are always busy cleaning and restocking you can tell they really care,
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Clean, completely remodeled rooms, beautiful wood floors, tastefully decorated! Breakfast every morning with fresh fruit and a selection of cereal, breads and hard boiled eggs. Holly and Michael are the owners were so helpful and welcoming. Close to beach, right in the center of everything. Only thing I would have liked more would be a fridge in the room!

Room Tip: I don' think there would be a bad room! They all face the pool!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Location is perfect for us during our annual June visit. Traffic is pretty light on the cape, so we love staying at the amazingly clean Escape Inn. You can get to either end of the Cape in under an hour, making it a perfect home base. The owners Michael and Holly are really friendly and accommodating. The rooms are always spotless and the property is well taken care of. You can tell the owners have a very high priority on keeping the place clean. The only negative I can think of is that you can hear some noise from the room above or below, depending on which room you are staying in. One night, the couple below us did a very late check-in (around 2 am) and woke us up with all the noise (doors opening/closing and some talking). The rest of the nights, we barely heard a peep out of them. There is a nice big screen TV with about 40 channels, which worked out well to watch the Hockey game on NBC in HD. Next door is the top rated Ice Cream place (a must visit) on the Cape. Location is great and we don't look to stay anywhere else on the Cape.

Room Tip: The rooms on the far end of the Inn are single floor, so you wont have to worry about noise. Call/Bo...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were on Cape Cod for a family wedding and our normal place to stay was booked. So, finding that The Escape Inn had rooms available, we booked 3; one for ourselves, and two more for our son and daughter-in-law and another couple. Just getting out of the car was all that it took to know that we made the right choice. The buildings and grounds are impeccably kept and the office and breakfast area were welcoming and warm. And to top that, owners Mike and Holly are top notch greeters.
Now to the room itself. There are beautiful wood laminate floors and from the bed and nightstand to the bathroom and fixtures, everything was so new looking and spotlessly clean. We were on the first floor of a two story unit and there was hardly a footstep heard from above. That speaks volumes as it's not uncommon to hear creaking floors from above at some other establishments.

The blinds are not room-darkening and there are no drapes to shield the bright outside lights from illuminating the room. I read that Kathy K. had the same observation and I agree, once the eyes are closed it wasn't an issue. But if you prefer a darker room, Mike and Holly supply eye shades, along with ear plugs, in a basket under the nightstand. The air conditioner is one of those free-standing / vent through the wall units but don't be at all concerned when you see it. It works very efficiently and what I really like is that the fan stays on even when the compressor cycles off. That way the sound is for the most part constant as opposed to those really annoying units that turn completely on and off.
Although we didn't have the time to enjoy it, the pool and deck chairs looked quite inviting. Next time we'll be giving that a try in the warm weather. On our way out the door to the wedding, owner Mike walked by and noticed a small weed coming through the decorative wood chips. He stopped, brushed aside the chips, extracted the weed, and brushed the chips back. That's just one example of the care that they take.
One suggestion that will not at all affect our rating is to find a way, if possible, to install a soap dish and handrail in the shower. We don't (yet) need a handrail for stability, but stepping into an unfamiliar tub is more reassuring with something to grab on to. For the soap and shampoo there's only the edge of the tub.
The Escape Inn is now our favorite place to stay when we visit friends and family on the Cape.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My new husband and I stayed at the Escape Inn for most of our honeymoon and it was absolutely perfect. The room was beautiful, crisp, simple, and so very clean. I have a lot of allergies and had zero problems during our stay, especially with all the windows bringing in fresh air and the hardwood floors. We found the area very quiet at night and slept soundly in the most comfortable bed. Michael and Holly were incredibly warm, accommodating and helpful in setting us up for a relaxing stay and giving us tips and ideas for touring around Cape Cod. We have never felt so at home away from home! We already can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1237 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > South Yarmouth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in South Yarmouth
#1 Family Hotel in South Yarmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Escape Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Escape Inn is a newly renovated Cape Cod hotel conveniently located in South Yarmouth, MA. A charming hideaway providing guests with an exclusive, relaxing and intimate stay. With easy-access to the mid-Cape’s stunning beaches, active nightlife, distinctive shopping and historic surroundings, The Escape Inn welcomes you to the shores of Cape Cod with convenience, style and ambience. Whether simply passing through or enjoying a longer vacation, we know you’ll leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated … making your stay truly an Escape. ... more   less 
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Captain Jonathan Hotel
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