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“Changes are LONG overdue” 3 of 5 stars
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The Dunes Motor Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   170 Seaview Ave, South Yarmouth, MA 02664   |  
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Ranked #21 of 22 Hotels in South Yarmouth
Schenectady
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Changes are LONG overdue”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

After returning here many years, the Dunes has deteriorated to the point of "no more returns" for us. The place changed owners a couple times since Greg sold it. You can only use a facility so long, then you HAVE TO update. Torn rugs, blankets with numerous holes, and cleanliness at marginal level. The help, though courteous, don't understand you and any needs through them are lost in translation.
Our family loved this place in its prime, but the prime is long gone. Stop milking the cow, and feed it once in a while.

Room Tip: If you do stay here try to get the larger end rooms by Seaview Ave.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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hamilton township, nj
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4 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

room is good size, bathroom ok, had fridge, microwave and iron. king bed was comfy. it is an older place, but adequate. had a pool, but we did not swim as it rained. continental breakfast is ok. cold cereal, bagels, donuts, coffee. it is about 2 blocks from a small public beach on Nantucket Sound. the beach was not great, small and smelly from dead shellfish laying around. hotel is located on a residential street, that has cottage rentals on it. if you are looking to be close to the big beaches, head towards Wellfleet or Truro and that area. This hotel is 45 miles from Providencetown. It did not smell like smoke and did not have bugs, but next day i did notice that all my clothes smelled damp/musty from the room. its ok, not great, not horrible. not a great location for the beach, but there are many shops and restaurants in the area.

Room Tip: if you want to be close to a good beach, look in Wellfleet, or Truro area. there is a bit of street...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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beacon falls ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

OMG! Had the best time last week at the Dunes Motel. We were treated like royalty by Jack and Pax who run the place. clean as a whistlen! u can eat off the sidewalks! place is older but thats what gives it its charm. Had everything we needed, full kitchen, fridge, stove toaster, hair dryer, iron and board, loads of closet space. decent continental bfskt. close to everything shopping , restaurants, beach around the corner. very inexpensive for area, cottages down the stret 250 a nite. would reccomend this place to everyone, families, friends, couples.Cant wait to go back with my family at end of summer. Thanks Jack and Pax for a wonderful stay! Nancy and Lynn from CT

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Had a wonderful experience with an overnight stay at the Dunes. Owner stayed open awaiting our late arrival, didn't arrive until after 10:00 pm. Extremely clean and the staff were very helpful in meeting our needs. There were other people there who stay at the Dunes during their yearly visits to the Cape. The TV, fridge, micro, hair dryer were not the newest models but everything worked fine. The breakfast was compatible with the cost of a room (danish, bagels, english muffins and cereal).

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Connecticiut
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

We loved our stay at The Dunes Motor Inn. It had everything we were looking for: affordable rate, excellent location, clean, relaxing, and friendly staff. We loved being off of busy route 28, but close enough for a quick drive to local attractions. A short walk took us to the beautiful beach and a great local restaurant. The room, grounds, and pool were kept very clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. We'll be back!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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26 hotel reviews
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

We were looking for a clean, comfortable, cheap no frills motel. If this motel was $75 cheaper, I'd give it a positive review. But it's way too expensive for what they offer.

Room - The two full beds in our room were tiny and the matresses were too firm. The tv was from the 1980's; I know, my family had the same model in 1989! The remote didn't work. The room stunk of cleaning products, but it was clean and there were no bugs. The blankets were thin, but passable. The pillows were flat. Overall, this would have been a passable room in 1989, but now, it was terribly outdated and overpriced.

The walls were thin, so we were treated to listening to screaming kids every single morning.

Breakfast - This is the worst breakfast I've ever seen. All they had were a few TINY muffins and some cereal. I've seen better at the Comfort Inn.

Pool - It looked ok. We never went in.

Parking - There are not enough spaces for all of the cars. If you arrive late, you may not be able to park.

Location - It is near the beach and the main strip, so the location is fine, if you want to stay mid-Cape.
We've stayed at worse, but we won't be back.

Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Hastings on Hudson, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

Our room was disappointing in many ways--although this is by far the least expensive hotel in this area. Cons: The room smelled very musty, and was so damp that a bathing suit hung to dry on a Wednesday was not dry by the following Monday. We could not hang anything in the closet area because the A/C, in the closet area, blew out soaking wet air, making clothes wet. The TV didn't work, nor did the provided hair dryer. The cleaning staff couldn't remember to leave three sets of towels, for three people. We had to ask for new bars of soap, when after five days, all we had were small broken pieces. The day we arrived, there was visible dirt and hair on the bathroom floor--room was clean otherwise.
Pros: Staff is friendly, and very willing to provide soap, towels, etc., when asked. (But we shouldn't have to ask.) Outdoor pool is very clean, not crowded, and a pleasure to swim in. The beds were comfortable, and sheets were changed daily. Continental breakfast was nothing special (bagels, English Muffins, cereal), but certainly adequate. Coffee was very good!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 170 Seaview Ave, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > South Yarmouth
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 22 Hotels in South Yarmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Dunes Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 33
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The Dunes Motor Hotel South Yarmouth
Dunes Hotel South Yarmouth
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The Dunes Motor Inn Cape Cod/South Yarmouth, MA

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