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Starlight Lodge Cape Cod
Ranked #10 of 25 Hotels in Dennis
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 14, 2012

Stayed at Briarcliffe one night in August 2012. Room was ok at best. Very very outdated and rundown room. Bathroom kind of grimy. Furniture cracked. It skeeved me out. But...we were there for one night and it was ok. Owners were nice. Pool ok. Not worth the price. If we had booked for more than one night I would have insisted to my husband that we leave and stay someplace better. It just didnt look clean. The paneling in the room was old and cracked and dingy and dark. But for one night we managed. The grounds are lovely but that's irrelevant when I skeeved the shower and the bed. We survived but won't be back.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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9  Thank sullivano
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Wonderful place to stay on the Cape. The grounds are beautiful and set back from the main road. A beautiful pool provides a great space to relax after a day of sight-seeing and shopping. It is centrally located on the Cape so we were just a short drive to neighboring cities which allowed us to see Provincetown and Boston.
The owners were very knowledgeable and helpful about places to go and see on the Cape. Ken and Julie (owners) took the time to listen to what our interests were and provided suggestions for activities based on our interests. I can’t wait to go back.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank M B
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

The previous reviewers couldn't be more wrong. Rooms are tiny and shabby. The bathrooms need to be updated.... We felt like we were disturbing the owners with our questions about the area...they were not at all helpful. It was the only place in area with a vacancy and we won't be back. Beaches in area may be nice, but charge $25 to park and are very crowded. Long lines every night for local ice cream is not worth it and only go to Grumpys for breakfast if you like greasy food and rushed service.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Joseph L
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kbjw3k, Owner at Starlight Lodge Cape Cod, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2012

Needless to say we are disapointed by this review. There are aspects of this review that are true. Our rooms are small and the bathrooms do need to be updated. Until these changes can occur we will continue to dedicated ourselves to scrubbing our rooms until they shine. What we do have control over is the lack of attention paid to this family and for that we apologize. We have always prided ourselves on assisting our guests in feeling welcomed and informed. Apparently, that did not happen in this case and we will use it as a reminder as we move forward.

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Reviewed July 24, 2012

An ideal location and family friendly. Have breakfast and/or lunch at Gump's a mile or so away, enjoy the best ice cream on the Cape at Smugglers, and make reservations at the Cape Playhouse, and you have yourself a vacation. The motel itself is quite comfortable with a quiet air conditioner, a nice size fridge, free coffee in the morning, and free ice for your cooler. The pool looked lovely, but we didn't have the spare time to enjoy it. The room was nice and clean and we felt very welcomed by Julie. We couldn't get over how quiet the rooms and parking lot were despite the large number of units and cars. We'll go back next year for sure.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Rock37
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Our family has been vacationing at the Briarcliffe Motel and the Cape for the past several years. As so many others have commented, the owners are accommodating, helpful and go out of their way to make our stay a pleasurable experience. It is an older motel but the rooms are always clean and comfortable and a very good value given its proximity to Mayflower and other beautiful Dennis beaches and attractions. We also enjoy using the pool to cool off after a day at the beach or to just relax and read. I would highly recommend this little gem of a motel for families, couples or individuals whether you are visiting the Cape for a night or a week.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank pmr4
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

The owners were fantastic from the get! I emailed back and forth with Julie, who was helpful and friendly. When we arrived Ken checked us in, he was friendly and welcoming. The rooms were on the small side, but wonderfully clean. Who stays in their rooms on vacations anyway? The facility is non-smoking and it is true, we had two rooms and you could tell they had not been smoked in. We stayed 3 nights and each day after coming back after our adventures, the beds were made and bathrooms cleaned. The location cannot be beat! Right on 6A and close to everything. I would absolutely stay here again and I would recommend this motel to anyone. Thank you Julie and Ken!!!!

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank JenniferW261
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Reviewed July 30, 2011

When we checked in we should have gotten the clue this was not going to be a good place to stay. The lady was angry right from the start. The rooms are very dumpy. We could not switch rooms as they were full. (why I will never understand). Insects were everywhere. The air conditioner was so noisy the children could not fall asleep. I could go on and on, just take my advise and stay away!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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8  Thank laigirl
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Briarcliffe, Owner at Starlight Lodge Cape Cod, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2012

We as owners of the Briarcliffe Motel are HORRIFED to think that a guest left our motel unhappy with their stay! Keeping our motel clean and appealing is our top priority and we firmly believe that we are consistant in following through with that goal. My husband and I scratch our heads that the only time we hear about bugs from guests are online.

Our motel is modest, seasonal and is built like a cottage. We do use window units to cool down our rooms. To some, that may be noisy and for that we apologize.

Since I am the only "lady" welcoming guests, I would assume that this family is refering to me. It appears that I was having a "moment". Again, for this I apologize. Yet we must always consider that those guests who vent online may have been the source of that "moment". Who knows? :)

Please take a moment and read through the other reviews and then make your decision. If you decide to give us a chance, we believe you will enjoy your stay!

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Additional Information about Starlight Lodge Cape Cod

Address: 203 Route 6A, Dennis, MA 02638 (Formerly Briarcliffe Motel)
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Dennis
Amenities:
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:
Ranked #10 of 25 Hotels in Dennis
Price Range: $116 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Starlight Lodge Cape Cod 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lovely "north-side" mid Cape location just miles to the best beaches like Constitution and Mayflower. Hotel is entirely renovated with 24 Dbl, Queen & King bedrooms & 2 elegant and deluxe suites. Upscale design and appointments at an affordable price. Flat screen smart TVs, some rooms pet friendly, smoke free environment. ... more   less 
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