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“Our Go To Place on the Cape” 4 of 5 stars
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The Cove at Yarmouth
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   183 Main Street, West Yarmouth, MA 02673   |  
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Ranked #4 of 19 hotels in West Yarmouth
Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Our Go To Place on the Cape”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Cove is our favorite Cape Cod get away in the winter. Since we live an hour away we don't frequent the area in the summer but this is certainly a great year round complex. See my past review dated Jan 5, 2012 as well.
We were here on March 9, 2013 and got an $88.00 per night rate. The property has been updated and the rooms are clean and cozy.The kitchens area is stocked with a coffee maker, microwave, dishes and glasses and mugs. There are no cooking appliances (no cooking allowed) but you can heat up leftovers. They had weekend programs for the kids which was a nice surprise and the little ones enjoyed them. We had a 2nd floor townhouse ( Rm 224) this time. It was just as lovely as the suites. I would recommended asking for a suite if you have any stair climbing issues.
We used the pool and hot tub this time and all was clean. The pool staff and check in staff were friendly and accommodating. There was one issue with my nieces reserving the Wally ball court for a specific time. When the group went over to use the court is was already in use. The manager rectified the issue right away and apologized for the mistake.
We also had sandwiches from Timmy's Roast Beef across the street. Sandwiches were ok but not as wonderful as they have been in the past. We will still go back and try it again as everyone can have an off day. We were not able to get upstairs to try the restaurant or evening entertainment as we had small children with us trip. A trip to the local Christmas Tree Shop is always fun for the girls and there is one located just down the street. All in all this is our go to weekend place to catch up with family and friends for a few laughs, relax and unwind.

Room Tip: Suites are all one floor and townhouses have stairs up to the second level sleeping area and second...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We booked the Cove for the weekend of vacation for the indoor pool. We had a lovely time! Although the 1 bedroom townhouse was small, it was spotless and nicely decorated. Everything about the resort was spotless! From the pools,pool area, hallways ,etc. It was a very well maintained resort. The staff was very attentive in the pool area even though the sign stated no lifeguards on duty. They watched everyone and if there was a problem they took care of it immediately. We were very impressed!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Rhode Island, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

A good start was had at check-in. We were expected, the clerk was friendly, and we were on our way to the room of our choice in about two minutes. Finding the room was less than intuitive, however. The layout of interconnected buildings was a bit daunting and signage tended to be scarce and poorly placed. Friendly tip for management: Guests shouldn't need a compass to navigate the hallways! Back on the positive side of the ledger, the room, a two-level affair whose large lower space included a kitchen area w/fridge, m'wave, coffeemaker, silverware and tableware, as well as a full bath w/tub and moderate closet space. The bed was a sofa-bed. Upstairs--and there were a lot of stairs--was a second sleeping area with its own bathroom featuring a walk-in shower. Also a second, smaller closet. Upstairs and downstairs were both immaculate and the overall condition of the room I'd classify as "new" in appearance. There was a large TV downstairs and a mid-size set up in the loft. Phones on both levels.

Pleasant as the room was to look at, it wasn't terribly comfortable. The full-size bed in the loft was a bit softer than my wife and I care for and we both felt achy on arising. The sofa-bed downstairs was what you might expect from such a contraption--and not an iota more.

Our trip being mid-winter, we relied on the forced hot air system for warmth--and it failed us. Cold downstairs, warm upstairs. One thermostat served both levels. Poor planning resulted in the thermostat's placement right next to the incandescent under-cabinet lighting in the kitchen, giving the thermostat a false indication of room temperature, which further exacerbated the room temperature problem. And the entire living area was serviced by only two hot-air outlets, whose necessarily high output velocity made for a LOT of noise.

An interior court features a decent-size pool and a hot tub. Lots of chaises there. I understand that there's also a exercise place on-campus, but I didn't look for it.

Atmosphere: The guests reminded me of a Carnival cruise; that is to say, many seemed to be a bit rough around the edges. This may have had to do with the undeniable fact that our stay was during a public school vacation week. It was loud. Lots of kids running through the halls, shouting, banging on doors, etc. Fun for them, but cost us sleep.

Some more plusses: The Cove is not lacking in facilities: outdoor tennis, indoor and outdoor pools, and perhaps more stuff not previously mentioned or known to me. The housekeeping staff was intensely courteous and efficient. Everything we saw was spotless.

Factoring the good things, the disappointments, and the price, we can give The Cove a C+.

Room Tip: Many rooms overlook and are almost directly above the indoor pool. They've got to be extremely n...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I've stayed at the Cove at Yarmouth countless times - with and without my children and have never been disappointed. I'm not a time share owner but simply someone who wants the comforts of home wrapped in a hotel stay.

A few years ago The Cove began renovating the rooms and they look fantastic. The nautical theme has been pulled off with aplomb and the level of comfort is impeccable. The indoor pool is generous in size and comfort.

We will continue to return.

Room Tip: The Cove's complex is large. If traveling with children, ask for a town home on the second floo...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Worcester, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This is my second time staying at the Cove as we stayed in March of 2007. We decided to go to the Cape for New Years eve and get out for a couple of days. The first impression of the front desk was pleasant as they were smiling and welcoming. The second was the awful parking situation. Yes there were at full capacity, but it would be helpful if they had enough parking for rooms, assigned parking, something. We had to unload in a handicapped spot and park over in the parking area near the rec center. Its not that big of a problem, however, with the temperatures being so low, it wasn't exactly pleasant. Our room was nice and clean, just enough space for the 2 of us. The sheets were so soft and the bed, comfortable. The towels could have benefited from some kind of fabric softener as they were stiff and itchy. We tried to pull out the couch bed so we could watch tv in the living room, but it was dusty and the springs were poking out. Those certainly could be updated, or just don't offer pull outs if they are going to be of that quality for that kind of room. Was disappointed that, for the price, we had to pay $1.50 from a vending machine for coffee. At least 1 free bag would have been nice. Also, it is rare where you have to pay for WiFi anywhere anymore, even the most mom and pop hotels that I have stayed in recently did not require payment. We decided to use some of the things offered on this trip as we didn't much last trip. The indoor pool was so chlorinated that I didn't wish to put my head under, also it was COLD! We used the whirlpool, which was fine, but again, highly chlorinated. The free ping pong in the rec center was nice. This place seems to be geared more towards families as we were afraid to smoke anywhere near the building (which isn't really a problem) and quiet time is at 11 - which is fine, but it was New Years eve and still all day and night we heard children running up and down the hallways. I would stay here again as the rooms are really clean and that is just a comforting feeling. Also, I like the that doors lock at nighttime and no one can get in unless they have a key card. I wish that check out was around 11 instead of 10am, like most places.

Room Tip: although the townhouses are nice, we enjoyed staying in a suite this time. It was a much shorter wal...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We had a suite close to the pool. It was very nicely decorated, and had a mini fridge, toaster, small microwave, 2 flat screen tvs, a dvd player and plenty of storage. It was very clean. The bed linens were a little stiff, and the bath towels could have been bigger and softer, but the bed was comfy and the master bath was huge. My biggest complaint would have to be the uncomfortable sofa in the living room - I just couldn't get comfortable watching tv on that sofa.
We used the pool and huge jacuzzi one evening, and they were really nice, although the pool could have been a little warmer. I wish they would assign a parking space to each unit, because finding one each evening was a bit challenging. Overall, The Cove is very nice compared to most of the other lodging on Rt 28.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rowland Heights, California
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We stayed here for 6 nights during the Thanksgiving week. The location is good for exploring the Cape. The property has activities everyday which was nice although we only signed up for one night. The racquetball courts and the rental equipment were definitely a plus. The room was very clean, but small as noted by other reviewers. The pool looked nice, but with a strong chemical scent, which is expected. We didn't use it, but it seemed to be a popular activities for the vacationing families. One drawback was that the upstair bedroom did not have a door. There were two bathrooms in our unit, which was also a big plus. We didn't eat at the on-site restaurants since there were many good restaurants that were still open during the Thanksgiving week, although many were closed for the season. Embargo's tapas were good, which was less than 15 minutes away. Trade Joe's was about 10 minutes away and we got fresh fruits and snacks there for our day trips around the Cape. We booked it through Interval World and the rate was very reasonable. It was nice to get a feel of how the people on the other side of the coast vacation as you cannot find this type of resorts out in the west.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms have a view of the cove, but since we booked the room through Interval World, we d...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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The Cove At Yarmouth West Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA
Address: 183 Main Street, West Yarmouth, MA 02673
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > West Yarmouth
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