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“Very good resort with a spectacular pool” 4 of 5 stars
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Green Harbor on the Ocean
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   182 Baxter Avenue, P.O. Box 746, West Yarmouth, MA 02673   |  
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Ranked #2 of 19 hotels in West Yarmouth
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“Very good resort with a spectacular pool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

First, I want to preface the review with a word about the Cape: Once you accept the simple premise that Cape Code is over-priced, you realize that everything about Green Harbor Resort is 4-start, or "very good". Expensive, yes. But that's just the Cape.

The resort was completely full this weekend, in spite of the high prices. So the hotel is definitely not over-priced in the Cape market. It's just a high-end market. Everything here is pricy and it's been the case for decades.

About is the hotel:

1. The Outstanding

(A) The pool. This is the resort's secret weapon. It's a nice, big, clean 30ft x 50ft outdoor pool and it's delightfully heated to about 85 degrees. We had absolutely dreadful weather this weekend. While most other resorts either don't have pools, or they're not heated, at Green Harbor, I was able to get my fix of water in spite of a terribly cold, windy and rainy weekend thanks to this magnificent pool.

(B) The service: Great. People were polite and welcoming. We got to speak with a number of people at reception and on the grounds. Everyone was very professional and kind. Our many requests (late checkout, pool towels, etc) was met with utmost professionalism and our room was cleaned daily.

(C) The online booking service: Worked perfectly well. And their deposit and cancellation policy is very reasonable.

2. The very good

Our cottage had everything we needed: Comfortable bed, clean sheets, a quiet environment, very well kept grounds and a clothes-line. We had fully functioning A/C, and free, powerful in-room wifi. The bathroom was spotless and we got plenty of towels, soap and shampoo. You also get a fridge, microwave and a grill outside. Given the beach clientele the resort caters to, I wasn't surprised that there was no iron / ironing board. But it would have been nice, given that we had an event to go to. The carpet was a little older, but nothing I would call home to complain about. Given the last two items, the resort gets four stars instead of five. Overall, very good.

3. The so-so

I cannot fault the resort for this, it's just where they are located. But the beach may be disappointing to some. Keep in mind that the hotel sits on a bay near Hyannis, next to a canal. So you get no surf, green water (hence the name) that's somewhat silty. You also have seaweed. The sand part looks artificial. There's nothing wrong with it (the water is warm, and clean). But I suspect that you can have a much more authentic beach experience elsewhere on the Cape.

So to conclude: if you are set in staying in Hyannis, this is definitely the place. If you are seeking a true beach experience, look for hotels further west. If Green Harbor is too steep for your budget, then don't bother with the Cape. My suggestion would be to look at hotels or rentals in Southern Rhode Island. You can have a much better beach experience, with better water, better food, less traffic, less chi-chi, at a fraction of the price. From Boston it would be an extra 100 miles or so. But the value for money doesn't compare. It just won't be "the Cape".

Room Tip: Couples: No need to pay extras for the more expensive rooms. We got the cheapest. It was great.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ghoffice, resort coordinator at Green Harbor on the Ocean, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
I'm not sure what I can add to your review, except "Thank You ! " Our beach is a typical
"Cape Cod" beach. The top layer of sand gets blown away by the winter storms every year, which leaves the coarse sand in some places. In season, the beach is combed weekly, and the seaweed is raked daily. Our prices are not outlandish, considering that there is no resort fee, parking fee, or charges for all the included amenities and activities. Thank you again for your detailed review. Hope to see you again. Janice at Green Harbor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Would not give this more than three stars. It was clean but we walked into a musty room. Was not worth the price tag. The bay was pretty but nothing spectacular. Good for small children.Kind of felt like a big campground. Teenagers were bored. Reminded us of Wally world. Not much to the town. Try visiting the town of Chatham .....a true Cape Cod feel.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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ghoffice, resort coordinator at Green Harbor on the Ocean, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Our Red Jacket Resorts offer a "stay at one, use the amenities at all " policy. There is golf at Blue Rock, a kiddie pool at Riviera Beach and evening activities at Red Jacket Beach for young teenagers. Green Harbor has all of the daytime outdoor activities .... mini-golf, boats, bikes, shuffleboard, basket-ball and the heated outdoor pool. We have been complimented on the cleanliness of our rooms, but once in a while, after several days of rain, the rooms can be invaded by the damp Cape Cod air. The return of sunshine and ocean breezes clears the air. I agree that Chatham is a lovely town to visit for a day trip. Our rejacketresorts.com website will allow you to explore options for a future stay at our other Red Jacket properties. Thank you for your comments. Janice at Green Harbor front desk.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We spent a couple of days in early spring after driving down from Boston.
Loved the place. I know it was the off season and it was a little chilly, but the staff couldn't have been nicer. The had lobster pots and all the equipment to borrow. Grills and everything you need at the houses. We rented on the cottages and it was fantastic. I thought it would be boring, but there was plenty to do in town and I loved the area. Especially in the off season when it wasn't packed. The cottage was a steal for what I payed. Made a fire in the fireplace and ate lobster all night.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ghoffice, resort coordinator at Green Harbor on the Ocean, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Off season travel does have its' plusses, and your description was picture perfect. I can
visualize the comfort of eating a favorite meal in front of the fire on a cool Spring evening. Thanks for sharing ! Janice @ GHR front desk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We just returned from a 4 day visit to Green Harbor - and our first time at this resort. It was wonderful!! My husband and I had a Cape Codder for 2 , and our friends had a house that slept 6. This is a comfortable, welcoming place. They think of everything here - right down to the guest changing room for those who want to squeeze in that last day at the beach before leaving, including towels, shampoo and a shower. It is not luxury - that is not Cape Cod. It is friendly, immaculate and beautifully landscaped. We had a beautiful water view and I will miss having coffee out there in the morning! We are already planning our return dates! Perfect place to stay - and very safe for the little ones! It was a great stay!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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ghoffice, resort coordinator at Green Harbor on the Ocean, responded to this review, July 29, 2012
We are open until October 8th if you want to plan a second vacation this year. The pool will still be 85 degrees, the Fall weather is mild, and the beach views are just as beautiful with the autumn colors. Thank you for your positive feedback ! Janice at the Green Harbor front desk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

This was our first visit to Cape Cod, but for a first timer or someone coming for the 100th time, this resort is "just right". An inclusive resort that appeals to singles, couples and families. Resort staff is very friendly, helpful and professional. Rooms are cleaner than most four and five star hotels we've stayed at. Would love to visit this resort again in the future and would definitely recommend it to others. Excellent location in Yarmouth. Nice beach area with beach chairs or lounges. Beautiful views. Warm water for kids and swimming. Bikes and canoes for free usage. We stayed in a room right off the beach. It was great! A fantastic vacation for our family!!

Room Tip: Any room is great. The harbor view rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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ghoffice, resort coordinator at Green Harbor on the Ocean, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Thank you for choosing Green Harbor as your "home away from home" on your first ever visit to Cape Cod. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation and our resort amenities, and hope to see you again the second time around. Janice and the rest of the GH staff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

If you want to just stay at the beach all day or enjoy the various Cape Cod activities this hotel is the place to be. The accomodations are great and locations is breathtaking. You will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: The admiralty suites are fantastic for any four or more people. They all face Nantucket sound.
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  • Stayed May 2012, 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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, resort coordinator at Green Harbor on the Ocean, responded to this review, July 1, 2012
I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. September is my favorite month here on Cape Cod, so if you decide to take another off-season vacation, give us a call. Janice @ GH Resort front desk
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Enjoyed our stay here. Good for our family with onsite park with slides etc, beach & heated outdoor pool. Bikes with child seats were free to hire. We found the staff friendly and informative.
Overall it met our needs, we would revisit & recommend to others.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, resort coordinator at Green Harbor on the Ocean, responded to this review, July 1, 2012
We appreciate your comments, and hope to see you on your next trip overseas. Janice @ GH
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Address: 182 Baxter Avenue, P.O. Box 746, West Yarmouth, MA 02673
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > West Yarmouth
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in West Yarmouth
#3 Romantic Hotel in West Yarmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Green Harbor on the Ocean 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An idyllic family cottage colony with 53 units ranging from one-room efficiencies to four bedroom single family homes accommodating up to 10 people comfortably. Green Harbor is situated on a seven acre waterfront parcel on Lewis Bay with Mill Creek on its eastern border. With every amenity a family would need to enjoy a most memorable family adventure, the resort features a private beach on the warm waters of Nantucket Sound, outdoor heated pool, playground, miniature golf, basketball, shuffleboard, as well as boats,canoes and bikes. There are no public restaurant facilities on premise, as all guest units have fully equipped kitchens. The resort is less than five minutes drive to Hyannis’ popular Main Street. With its spacious cottages and Cape Cod villas, Green Harbor is the perfect setting for a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or reunion party. Kids’ Klub, a supervised children’s program is offered during summer season along with a full complement of family activities, including hermit crab races, kite making, sand sculpting contests, fun clowns, fishing derbie and magic shows. Open from mid May until mid October. ... more   less 
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