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Earl of Sandwich Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in East Sandwich
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“How is this motel rated so highly?!?!”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

The folks who run this hotel are very friendly, there is free wifi and the bathrooms and rooms were relatively clean (in so much as ancient fixtures can be clean). There ends the positive aspects of the Earl of Sandwich. It is VERY outdated. Our room was so musty it was difficult to sleep because of the smell. The grounds could be very pleasant, but no one has bothered to clean them up, and branches and sticks, baby toys and buckets and all sorts of things are scattered about. The continental breakfast consisted of very weak coffee and reheated BJs muffins in a tiny space. You need to hope it's warm enough to eat outside on the picnic tables unless you eat in your room. I do not understand how this motel receives such high reviews, as there are several more modern looking options close by. Clean up the grounds, remodel the rooms and maybe it will be a good option someday.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

The grounds are very lovely, I liked watching the geese and ducks play around while enjoying the free continental breakfast. The rooms could stand a revamp- I did not sleep very well. They are pet friendly and affordable.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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E.Greenbush, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2012

We have stayed at Earl of Sandwich 5 times and plan on going back again. The rooms are always super clean. We enjoy watching the ducks from the window of the room. My dog is always welcome so I always make sure I clean up after him. The owners are very nice and helpful. Not far from places to eat, especially the Cafe Chew. Had a beautiful weekend in November for our visit.

Room Tip: Room 20 thru 25 overlook the pond.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seattle
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2012

This was the fifth or sixth time we have stayed at the Earl. As usual, the rooms were immaculate and well appointed. The housekeeping is more than excellent. The owners are cordial and frendly. The grounds are beautiful and the ducks very frindly!

Room Tip: There are no tips for choosing a good room. They're all excellent!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2012

While the comments about the age of the motel are true, our room was comfortable enough and the place is very well situated on 6A. We especially loved the geese, ducks and other native birds on the grounds. The owners were also very accommodating to our requests and I really liked the zucchini cake at breakfast.

Free wifi was available and there were a good selection of TV channels.

The bathroom should probably be redone but was serviceable. The drains however desperately needed clearing, the water was above my ankles while showering. The room could also have done with a good airing.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2012

My husband and I and another couple just spent three days on Cape Cod and stayed at this little motel in Sandwich. We had stayed here about 15 or so years ago and thought it was reasonably priced and very clean and quaint then. It still is. Accommodations can be very pricey on the Cape, and this place is a real bargain. The owners are hospitable and gave us good suggestions for restaurants. The rooms are good sized and clean but furniture needs a little painting and shower needs to be recaulked. All in all, though, it's very clean and neat. There is a small pond out behind the motel full of ducks and geese who will gather around the fence for a handout. So after dinner, bring back a left over roll to feed them.

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Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2012

What a charming find! This small hotel harkens back to the motor hotel days, but has been totally remodeled. The rooms are immaculately clean, the grounds are filled with lots of flowers and trees, there is a pond, and many ducks walking around this lovely place. There are St. Francis statues around the grounds which he would approve of with his love for all of God's creation. There is a continental breakfast with muffins, croissants, and don't know if they serve it all the time, but the pumpkin bread is amazing.

Room Tip: Stay here for several nights if you are touring Massachusetts as it is in the center between Boston...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Earl of Sandwich Motel

Property: Earl of Sandwich Motel
Address: 378 Route 6a, East Sandwich, Sandwich, MA 02537
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Sandwich > East Sandwich
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in East Sandwich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Earl of Sandwich Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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