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“The perfect beach getaway” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Breakwaters

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Breakwaters
Silver Spring, Maryland
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The perfect beach getaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2008

We stayed in unit 2A. After driving for 9 hours to get there we were thrilled to arrive at this cute little cottage just steps from the beach. There was more than enough room for four adults and one child. We took advantage of the fully equipped kitchen (too cold and wet to grill, unfortunately) and the cleaning service came every day except Sunday. Our only complaints, which might be specific to this unit, were sagging mattresses and thin towels, but that is often the case in condos that people rent out so don't let that stop you. Overall the Breakwaters provide an excellent value and you cannot beat the location. Just don't go in early May like we did...go later in the year so you can take full advantage of the beach, pool, snack bar, etc. If you don't feel like cooking, there is a deli with excellent (albeit expensive) prepared food two blocks up the street and Main Street is only a 15-minute walk away. We will be back!

  • Liked — Looking at the sea from my living room
  • Disliked — Mattresses
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2006

We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit at The Breakwaters (6A) and were very pleased with our accomodations. The bedrooms were both large with plenty of room and plenty of storage. There was even a second television in one of the rooms. The housekeeper was polite and thorough. The futon in the living room was not the most comfortable place to sit, though this was the only flaw we could find!
We loved the close proximity to the beach though the beach views were more distant than we had thought they'd be. The pool was wonderful and very warm! It was the perfect distance to all of the Hyannis attractions and the central location of Hyannis was perfect for visiting the rest of Cape Cod.

  • Liked — The pool, the close proximity to the beach
  • Disliked — The uncomfortable futon/sofa
  • Tips/Secrets — Best to go during value season - great price and no crowds!
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Burlington,Ontario
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2005

The cabins were small & somewhat dated but clean. The location near the ocean was great. The nearby beach was pleasant. The pool was great. We were there for the week before Labour day...the weather was great...and we really enjoyed the Cape. Whale watching out of Barnstable was great...nice boat...lots of whales. I would recommend these cabins as great basic accommodation. The week we took was off season..which made it even better$

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2004

This is real Cape Cod. We have stayed at the Breakwaters ( Unit 2A ) for many years. This 3 bedroom unit is nicely kept, clean and has all the conveniences that we require, plus exceptional water views. The proximity tio town, shopping and restaurants is great and staff are always helpful and friendly. We look forward to returning again and again.

  • Stayed August 2004
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rome, NY
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2004

We stayed a week at the breakwaters in a one bedroom. The beach was 150 yards from our door. I was a little disappointed in the cleanliness of our cottage. I walked around barefoot in the cottage while I was putting our clothes away. When I finished, I looked at the bottom of my feet and they were very dirty. Granted, we came toward the end of the season but I was surprised how dirty my feet were. Once we did a "wipe down" of everything, we began to feel a little more comfortable. As the week went on and the humidity of the days increased, we noticed a vomit smell which was on the side of our bed. We kept the windows open and it seemed to go away for the most part. Then, my daughter (age7 months) accidentally went "number one" while we were changing her on the bed. We notified house keeping that she soiled all the bedding including the mattress pad and bed- spread. I am not convinced they changed out those items. I tried not to think about it. We had a back up sink in the bathroom and we notified maintenance. Maintenance came and semi fixed the problem. He left the bathroom a mess. he put the plunger under the sink and got the toilet paper wet. He must have spilled water on the floor because it was dirty from his shoes. There was still a back up but drained a little faster. I think that is a continuous problem with that particular sink.
With the negatives said, I will go on to the positives. The walk to main street was only a mile away and the walk onto the beach was right there! The manager was really nice. He offered several eating options and recommendations. He was very clear on driving directions. A very nice person.
The kitchen was fully stocked. We ate most of our meals in and was able to make everything we planned on. We had a grill on our patio we used a few times. We had plenty of seating outside. In the evening we enjoyed sitting on the patio drinking our tea and taking in the ocean.
I would come back maybe earlier in th season when it is not so dirty from the previous vacationers.

  • Stayed August 2004
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2003

Stayed at the Breakwaters in June, 2003 with our 3 kids age 23.22 and 16. The weather was lousy but the 3 bedroom home was wonderful, clean and only a house away from the beach. Being from Kansas we wanted the ocean at our doorstep and we were not disappointed. King beds in two rooms were especially great for our 6 ft 5 son!! And daughters shared the 3rd room. Kitchen had all we needed and there was plenty of room to watch the NBA playoffs in the living room!! Oh and there were 2 bathrooms, what more could you want. Staff was pleasant, plenty of towels and even cleaned a little in the kitchen I think. My family has great memories and all want to go back to the Breakwaters and Cape Cod!! Compared to rates in other reviews the price was right too.

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Additional Information about Breakwaters

Property: Breakwaters
Address: 432 Sea St, Hyannis, MA 02601-4855
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Hyannis
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Hyannis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Breakwaters Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA

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