I'm baffled by the rating here on Trip Advisor. We were seriously disappointed with out one night stay and very grateful that we hadn't been able to book two nights as we had originally hoped to do.
We stayed in the middle of October. The photographs on the web site are quite misleading. Though the wall behind our beds and the beds looked as pictured, the pictures did not show the hideously ugly wall covered with white carpet and the dark brown, ugly, 1950s doors which was what we looked at while lying on the beds. The chairs at the table were sprung and very uncomfortable to sit in. The light switches were oddly placed. The shower drained poorly.
Nor did it capture the smell of the place which was dank and moldy, or the sound of the people upstairs who thumped on the floor for three solid hours ,doing what I cannot begin to imagine. We gave up plans to read and watched TV just to drown out the noise.
There was heat, but there was no way to adjust the thermostat, so even though the temperatures were dropping at night, we had to turn the heat off as it made the room extremely hot. We put the fan on in hopes it would help with the smell, but it didn't, and just made a funny noise.
The "resort" is a hodgepodge of a creepy-looking old 1950s motel and some houses that had been converted into motel rooms. We stayed in the "deluxe Queen" room which was in one of the converted old houses. As mentioned in other reviews, the outside door did not lock and our room was locked with a key which did not make us feel particularly safe, as keys are so easily copied.
No one was there when we checked out, so we left the keys in the room. We had reserved our room with one credit card and paid at the desk with another upon arrival, and the receipt we got listed that credit card, but when I looked at my credit card bill a week later (when they had closed for the season)I found they had charged the first card, which wasn't what we wanted.
No one was in the office when we left at 7:40 in the morning when we checked out. We never found out what the "continental breakfast" was like because it wasn't served until long after we were up and ready to flee. Since it was served in the tiny motel office, where there are no tables or anything suggesting dining, it is probably nothing more than a cup of weak coffee and a muffin.
We got the end of season bargain rate (though we paid extra for the "deluxe" room.) Had we paid summer rates we would have felt distinctly ripped off, though the sad fact is that all hotels on the Cape are pretty much a ripoff in the summer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Six distinct buildings, 4.5 award winning landscaped acres situated 175 yards from famous Falmouth Heights Beach, 3 minutes walk to the Martha's Vineyard Ferry and 1/2 mile to Main Street. Seven room categories from economical to luxury, meeting all traveler's wallets. All guest rooms have refrigerators, microwaves,flat screen tv, air conditioning, some have balconies or decks. The are guest rooms with full kitchenettes or efficiencies for all the comforts of home while away. A beautiful patio pool awaits you surrounded by lush lawns which are adorned with glider swings, gas grilles and a picnic grove. A terrific spot for family reunions, weddings and more. Come, stay and play! Plus, the location can't be beat! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Falmouth Heights Motor Hotel Falmouth
- Falmouth Heights Hotel
- Falmouth Heights Motel
- Falmouth Heights Motor Lodge MA - Cape Cod