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Reviewed August 6, 2012

My wife, 10 month old daughter and I just got back from a 4 night stay at the Oceanside Motel. Don't let the name fool you, it is not on the ocean, but we knew that beforehand. Not really a big deal as it is close to everything you might want to see or do. There are a number of beaches close by, ice cream, mini-golf and a small arcade with bumper cars is across the street, and there are many solid restaurants a short drive away. The location is one of the things that this place has going for it. The other thing is that it is extremely reasonably priced. We knew when we booked it that it was a bare bones motel. Just a place to rest our heads for the night and be in a good position to explore the Cape. I am trying to be as fair as possible in this review because this property is under new management and is touted as having gone through a top to bottom renovation. The property states on their website that they have new beds, fridges, microwaves, flat screen televisions and hardwood flooring. This is all true.
There are also reviews touting the cleanliness of the motel. This I have to disagree with. The property's housekeeping staff does not have much to work with, and they really do not do much. Their cart had a garbage bag, some Lysol and a cleaner, which I do not think they used. The hardwood floors that they talk about are as dirty as can be. Our feet were black from walking around the floor barefoot. We had to make sure our daughter had shoes on at all times when she was in her walker. There was also some leftover shampoo in the shower from the previous occupants. If you happen to get out of your room after the housekeeping staff has passed you by, (for us it was 9:00 am), don't expect your room to be cleaned, bed made or towels replaced.
The other issue we had was with the "new" linens. They may be new, but boy are they cheap and they don't exactly fit the bed that well. I think that the owners should have purchased smaller televisions and used the money they saved for some higher quality cotton sheets instead of the cheap, uncomfortable polyester sheets that were on the bed. They were not inviting in any way.
One of the other things What is not mentioned is that the pool is not open, because they do not have their license to operate it yet. Keep in mind that they opened in May and it is now August, and nowhere does it say that the pool is not open on their website and we were not informed of this upon booking, and no one mentions it in any reviews of the hotel. We were informed upon check in that the owner will be taking the test on August 3rd, and that it might be open by the 4th. Well, we checked out on the 6th and it was still locked up.
To sum up, I guess the old adage, "you get what you pay for" is still true, or at least it is for the Oceanside Motel. For $100 a night for King Room on Cape Cod, I guess I should not have expected too much, but since they advertise the property and newly renovated, I expected more. Despite my negative review, I think that this property has tons of potential and since the owners are new to the hotel business, I think that there is a chance that they can improve the property and make it even better. I would hire a new cleaning crew that will thoroughly clean the rooms or at least invest in a swiffer wet jet and have them go over the hardwood a few times a week. Purchase higher quality linens for the beds. It will make a world of difference. Also, dead bolts on the doors would add some extra security for a motel located right on busy Route 28. Unfortunately, we will not be returning to the Oceanside on our next trip to Cape Cod.

Date of stay: August 2012
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3  Thank JPLoconsolo
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

We booked an extended weekend based on some on-line reviews. We rented a room with two Queens for my family with two kids. The place is renovated as mentioned by others, nice condition, new mattress, LCD TV, etc. The mini refrig and microwave work well for us. I also like pergo like hardwood floor. No sands when we checked in, it works great after several beach visits.

This motel is very close to the 1 mile mark of the popular Cape Cod Rail Trail. The Cape Code Waterways Rental is just two minutes away. We enjoyed power pedal boat to the Swan Pond. Restaurant options are good in the area, we like the Original Seafood. A Capecod getaway is not complete without beaches. We like the West Dennis Beach, warm water, mile long beach, parking lot holds one thousand cars. It was a nice getaway, we enjoyed the stay.

Date of stay: July 2012
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5  Thank Eric0188
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

My boyfriend and I started with a day trip. The cape has lots to offer, and the weather was so nice. What about stay overnight? We passed by this motel at Dennis port. Good, they still have vacant rooms.

The property is painted with blue, which reminds you are at the ocean side. The room appears to be renovated. The mattress appears to be new with all new linens. It is equipped with LCD TV, and air condition as well. Overall, it is very clean.

We're very happy with the stay. For the price we paid, we'll certainly be happy to return.

Date of stay: June 2012
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12  Thank Ally L
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Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile
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Date of stay: August 2015
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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