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Old Sea Pines Inn
Ranked #6 of 10 Brewster B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 13, 2010

Liked the location. Being in Brewster, it's near the bend of the Cape Cod arm...meaning it's almost in the center of the Cape and easy to get to most attractions.
Owners were nice enough but they never did deliver us our free bottle of complimentary champagne as indicated on their website ( and on the phone when I booked our stay ) even after I reminded them. It would have been nice since the trip was to celebrate my 50th birthday.
Our room in the West cottage was OK. What wasn't nice were the spiders! My wife knocked one off my pillow...never did find it. We did leave a note for housekeeping and they did spray the room while we were out.
Had breakfast each morning in the main house. It was good...French toast, sausage, cereal, juice.
When you return from a day of sight-seeing you might have a hard time finding a park spot since the main house seems to host events a few evenings each week.
For the price compared to other B&B's in the area, I would recommend it. Just watch for spiders !

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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sbrogfony, Owner at Old Sea Pines Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2010

We truly regret that we forgot to provide the bottle of Korbel-certainly we try to get a refrigerated bottle of champagne to our guests celebrating their special occasion. AS a gift from the Innkeepers it is not included in the cost of the room. WE ask the guest for the most convenient time to deliver it. On rare occasions, usually when we're very busy we forget, but we rely on the guest to let us know. In many cases when the schedule didn't permit them to drink the champagne we send it home with them with our compliments If we get so busy that we actually forget- we trust the gues to let us know so that we we can correct our error. But to denty the champagne is not the naure of our innkeeping.

The spider on the pillow is of course not something we promise every guest. The room has three 6 foot tall windows and 2 other windows, the garden is right outside and the trees surround the room area. Housekeeping immediately cleans and sprays and we are sorry for the inconvenience. WE do wonder, however, why a truly concerned guest would wait eight (8!) months to express their criticisms of the Inn

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Reviewed August 15, 2009

My family has been vacationing on the cape for many years. We have stayed at the Old Sea Pines Inn in summer and many years during the autumn. We hope to return this fall. We have always found the Inn to be scrupulously maintained and the innkeepers thoughtful, friendly, and helpful. Brewster is a charming, quiet town and the Inn is within a pleasant twenty minute walk to the bay. Many of the guests return frequently and we often cross paths with people we have met before. We have never been less than satisfied.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled with family
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4  Thank paddlerman
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Reviewed August 13, 2009

We've stayed at the Old Sea Pines Inn in Brewster Ma. on a number of different occasions over the last 16 years (and even held our wedding there). In these times of hurry up, cell phones, beepers, texting, push, push, push, it's a relief to find a place that will let you shut it all down, tune out, relax, and let the world go by for a change. Located Mid-Cape, it's the perfect location to take in the Cape in it's entirety and all its wonders. Step back in time to an Inn on the Historic Registry able to cater to you like you've never had it. No phones or TV in the rooms of the main Inn so your able to focus on your vacation (that's what you're there for). Wireless is available. Innkeepers Steve & Michele Rowan cater to your needs and can give you an experianced guide to fulfill your days on the Cape. Rooms are clean, neat, comfortable and historically correct for the time period. We would, and still, recommend this locale with gusto and will continue to return on a regular basis. They can direct you to local resteraunts if your needs lean in a certain direction and have a large number of menus for you to preview. Common areas are large enough to let you relax in private with a favorite book, or, gather your family together to plan your day on the Cape. Lush gardens remind you of the work you left behind at home. (Let the yard fairy take care of it,....... I'm here to unwind)

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Kevmeister_9
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Reviewed August 12, 2009

Read the "Bug" review with total disbelief!!! We have been regular guests at the Inn for over
25 years and It is by far the best of any we have stayed at throughout the entire US. Cleanliness has never been an issue, hospitality is top drawer, and the facility exudes
old world ambiance and relaxation. By far one of the very best on the Cape!!! We think the negative reviewer must have been "bugged" by something else. Hey - they apparently didn't even complain to the management at the time so they could make an inspection. Perhaps, they brought the bugs with them! If we owned the Inn we would sue that guy for loss of business without positive proof!!! Trip advisor should do a better job of screening such comments without actual proof!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank RetiredAFColonel
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Reviewed August 5, 2009

my girlfriend and I were there at the end of july 09 and aug. for a friends wedding. Three nights. Besides the cold shower that with 20 min got warm, we thought the place was great. Until we noticed red, itchy bumps all over our waist area. Bed bugs, and now they are in my new 3k mattress i just bought a few months ago. three nights for 500+ and bed bugs. what a deal!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank rmcg777
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Primotenore, owners since 1977 at Old Sea Pines Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2009

The Old Sea Pines Inn does not have, nor has ever had, the problem cited. No other guests have ever reported this problem. Our rooms are know for their extreme cleanliness and for careful inspection. We do not know why the customers have red bumps at their waist level areas, but suggest that the problem may be of another nature.

The above issue was never mentioned. to us during their stay. The 'cold water' issue was and was immediately addressed and explained by the Innkeeper. The guest reported that the hot water did start again and that the shower worked well- that it was o.k. and fine.

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Reviewed August 5, 2008

Wanting to stay in a place unique to Cape Cod, my family of five booked the family suite at the Old Sea Pines Inn for four days in July. We had looked a long time for a B&B that would accommodate kids (ours are 12, 9, and 6). OSP was more than happy to have us.

We arrived on Sunday in the midst of preparations for a wedding. It was still early (11 a.m.) and our room wasn't ready. Despite the chaos, they were so nice and let us use a bathroom to change into beach clothes and head to Breakwater Beach.

When we got back early that evening, we got the key (not key card!) and headed to our suite. It was the second floor of a separate house on the grounds across the yard from the main house. We walked up the entrance stairs and opened the door to our huge rooms! The main room was fabulous. There was a poster bed, antique dressers, a window seat, rocking chair, wingback chair, a TV, and a vaulted ceiling.

Off the small hall was a double closet, microwave, and small fridge. The bathroom had a double sink, huge closet, two medicine cabinets, and storage under the sinks. There was also a window unit a/c that was more than enough to cool our rooms.

The kids' room had two twin beds, a shelf full of books, puzzles, and movies, another large dresser, and a chair. There was room for the roll-away bed as well, and it just stayed up the whole time.

Breakfast each morning was served on a lovely veranda. One day we had eggs, another French toast, and another blueberry pancakes. There was always bacon, sausage, breads, fresh fruit, cereals, juice, and delicious coffee. The veranda overlooked gardens riot with color---purple hydrangeas, day lilies, sedum, roses...

The common areas of the house were so cozy. I can imagine curling up in them during the fall or winter months in front of a roaring fire with a cup of hot cider...There was access to a computer and wireless connection as well. The common room had books, games, and magazines to read. The staff was very helpful with maps, dining suggestions, and the best beaches to see while we were on the Cape. They also take $3 off the cost of the daily beach parking pass and had discount coupons to area attractions.

On Sunday night, there was a musical dinner review at the inn. We didn't go to it, but the hostess said if we wanted to sit on the porch, we could listen to the music 'for free." She made me a fresh cup of hot coffee, and the five of us sat outside on the wicker furniture and played checkers, and listened to some wonderful renditions of Broadway show tunes. It was magic!

The next day, my daughters found a stone out front that read "Class of 1926" and inside, we found the picture of these girls hanging on the wall. It was so fun to see their faces peering out at us from 80 years ago! We had fun just roaming the grounds and imagining it as it might have been way back when.

We had a wonderful time! The only bad thing was that we didn't spend enough time there! I cannot wait to go back someday!

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 8, 2008

We stayed at the Old Sea Pines in during Brewster in Bloom. The inn keepers were very friendly and helpful. Lots to do and the inn provides a lot of information regarding the area. Our room was big, nicely decorated, and clean.

There was a wedding going on and a pancake breakfast while we stayed and although the inn is nosier than hotel rooms it wasn't a problem. We were still able to sleep in with no problems.

The inn provided breakfast was just OK. I would definitely stay here again, but I might go out for breakfast.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Old Sea Pines Inn

Address: 2553 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631-1959
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Brewster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Brewster
Price Range: $85 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Old Sea Pines Hotel Brewster
Old Sea Pines Inn Brewster, MA - Cape Cod

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