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The Garlands
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Dennis Port
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Last minute trip in the height of the season with cousins made this a quick adventure -- clean rooms but need updating--very small bedrooms-- high tide loses the beach--- great view from above but if you want to be on the beach, you have to go down a flight of stairs which can be a pain if traveling with small children or elders.. we had perfect weather so we were outside alot and didnt care about the rooms so much...been in better, been in worse...

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Being on the water is great and finding the garland was good I have met friends there that I have known for a long time. Just tell them. What you want before you book. It would be good if we met the manager When we arrived not just someone at a desk. Who was very nice but it would be nice to meet the manager. The beaches are nice the facilities outside are wonderful. Just have more communications with the guests be very nice also.

Room Tip: With the garland you had to ask for room service the price of room to high and parking for friend...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Paula D
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had the oceanfront C unit. It was clean and the view of the ocean right out the windows and off the deck was great, The main deck to sit and read or lounge is fine. The beach in low tide was fine to sit on however you do lose it quickly. Many public beaches with lifeguards nearby makes it easy for small families to stay nearby and have a full day at the beach.

Room Tip: ocean front can't be beat however ask for the units that have been updated recently.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Lulu326
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We fell victim to the "oops, we overbooked" scam that these people seem to be running. The first night we were in a shabby little one-bedroom in Seaside. Despite knowing that we'd need the sofa-bed, they left us no extra pillows or mattress pad-- just some sheets. For the next two nights we moved to the 2-bedroom place we'd originally booked, and it was minimally acceptable. Ripped furniture, window had to be propped open, 1 spoon in the kitchen. But it was reasonably clean and quiet.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank 410cccc
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We thought we booked oceanfront end unit per the website, but we were put in a shabby unit next door that is not even mentioned on the website! The view was great but that was it! The unit was awful. The screen door was ripped and laying on the balcony along with broken chairs and windows. The pullout sofa was from the year one, along with all the furniture in the place. The bathroom was moldy and the shower curtain was Made of paper. Paint was slopped on the walls by a two year old. There is no beach, especially at high tide. Each unit is individually owned, and management would not fix anything for us! Perhaps the good reviews had units rented from responsible owners. We got a full refund after the first night and went to the Breakers! BEWARE

Room Tip: Make sure you know exactly where your room is located! We were put in the shabby motel next door th...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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7  Thank John C
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

OK, to be fair I will start out with the the positives - Great location, friendly people, Port Dennis is lovely, it's on the water front. But the condo we stayed in was filthy. There was hair behind the bathroom door, old soap and empty shampoo bottles in the shower, obviously the shower wasn't cleaned before we got there, toilet didn't look clean either in the 1960ish bathroom, empty cans under the bed, red 'sauce' on the stove, crumbs all over the counter top like it wasn't wiped down, screen door was ripped, cracked wall, broken window, no air conditioning, little refrig was barely cold. So when I say it was like camping, it was like roughing it. Like camping you can enjoy the lovely outdoors and views... but you have to be prepared for your stay. This is what you should bring:

- A sense of humor, open mind
- Lysol, paper towels, bleach, windex to clean the place to your standard
- Extra bath towels, rooms sleeps 4 but you get 2 bath towels, maybe sheets if you are picky
- A cooler, ice because the refrig is small and doesn't work
- Hair dryer, clothes iron

There isn't really a sandy beach in front of the place, but there is one very close by. So this place will work OK for some people but not for others.

Room Tip: Ask to be closer to the water and ask to have the room inspected by the manager for cleanliness befo...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank ZuluZuluZulu
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

If you see my other reviews you will note I generally accentuate the positive. This review will not be as positive. Still, there are some positives to take away from the place: all of the rooms seem to have an ocean-front view; the rooms are literally a dozen steps from the water. The showers are hot and have great pressure. The place has a kitchen which is somewhat stocked with equipment for the purpose of cooking The place has a little deck over-looking the water. The area has lots of restaurants and shops though a car is truly required unless you feel like walking several miles to reach most of them. Now for the issues. I note that reviewers often claim a place is not clean when it is really just dated (I have stayed at such places which were reviewed by Trip Advisor reviewers). But this place is both dated and dirty: just a little. It is not as if the place is really dirty. One gets the sense that it is not really ever cleaned well. For instance, the rug underneath my feet feels a little sketchy. The bedroom has a slightly musty smell as if the sheets are changed but the bed cover is not cleaned more than once a year. The kitchen has not one sharp knife (only butter knives); there are all of two glasses in the cabinet that are larger than 6 ounces. The screen door to the deck is broken and sits in front of the doorway. When we arrived a knock soon came to our door. It was an employee that was unaware we had arrived. We asked about paper towels because there was one (literally) hanging onto its cardboard core. She said paper towels were not part of the deal. This leads me to other things: the towels in the bathroom were threadbare; the furnishings were dated and the beds were slightly uncomfortable. So - really - there are no amenities. I would recommend the place to a family looking for a budget vacation as it is about 250$/ night inclusive of taxes and has a kitchen. It is not that the place is gross (it is not), it is that it is not for folks that like good to great accommodations. I do not regret coming but, having traveled the world, would not come back.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Bradford G
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Address: 117 Old Wharf Rd, Dennis Port, Dennis, MA 02639-0506
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Dennis > Dennis Port
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Dennis Port
Price Range: $112 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Garlands 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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