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Anchor In Hotel
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Hyannis
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 19, 2008

I have been going to Cape Cod every year for the last 21 years and have never liked a place more than the Anchor In.

Staying at the Anchor In was pleasant from the moment I parked my car and entered the front lobby. The building was beautiful and the front lobby very quaint and had a cute little section selling Cape Cod gifts. The sun deck overlooking the harbor was especially nice and great for reading the newspaper on in the morning.

My room was recently refurbished and had a flat screen TV in it. Everything about the room was comfortable. In fact, the mattress was much more comfortable than my mattress at home and made getting up in the morning very difficult. :)

The service was perfect. Everybody at the motel had a smile on their face and made staying there very pleasant. The breakfast in the morning is just what I wanted and needed. Fresh gourmet muffins, bagels, coffee and juice. The breakfast was out on the sundeck so you could either enjoy it in one of the comfortable sundeck chairs or bring it back to your room on the bamboo trays they provide and eat breakfast while looking out on the harbor or watching the flat screen TV.

I stayed at the Anchor In during the off season, but I would surely go back for a stay during the summer.

  • Stayed: February 2008
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Reviewed February 10, 2008

We stayed at the Anchor Inn last summer for a few days. I found the staff at the front desk accommodating and helpful. The room was cozy and suited our needs. We were in walking distance to local restaurants and other sites. The complimentary breakfast was pretty basic but there are plenty of restaurants nearby to get a more filling breakfast.

Stayed: June 2007
3  Thank Midwesternmom
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Reviewed October 24, 2007

I was so impressed by this Hotel's website that I booked our whole month in New England around it's availability. The room was one of , if not the, most expensive at $240/night and my disappointment was immense.
The location is lovely, overlooking the marina and close to the ferry port. The staff were very friendly and accommodating but the room was terrible and the breakfasts no more really than muffins and coffee/juice. I spent our 3 nights here apologising to the family especially as it was meant to be the special place to celebrate our children's 12th birthday.
The room was on the ground floor which, due to the slope, actually meant that it is a semi basement. There are only really windows at the front, the rear having a high-up small slit window at car park ground level. The front windows look out onto a small terrace, lower than garden level, which is also a thorough fare and half of which is overhung with the balcony above. Liitle light enters the room which was cramped and dark. There is a kitchen area but it takes away valuable space and was tacky and not well supplied. There was virtually nowhere to put the cases, without tripping over them.
The bathroom was very cramped, dated and had nowhere to wash bags.
The housekeeping was OK but I did get the impression that the room was used while we were out as well as cleaned.
The pool was OK but a pocket handherchief size.
Over the month we stayed at 10 different hotels and this room and breakfast was by far and away the worst. We stayed in charming B&Bs and impressive top hotels. This was certainly not value for money. From other reviews I gather that they stayed in the rooms on the upper floors, but these were around $360/night in August.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with family
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AnchorInHyannisowner, owner operators at Anchor In Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2007

We were unaware of our guests less than perfect stay with us. Complete guest satisfaction for each and every guest is our number one goal as experienced by previous TripAdvisor reviewers and tens of thousands of guests.

Our staff eagerly assisted our guest for every request including assisting with her childs birthday party preparations. No mention was made of her disapointment. This guest room is a "one of a kind". Many guest rooms have different features than others. We would have been glad to make other arrangements if we were made aware of the situation during her stay.

Guest room assignments are made at the time of each reservation to best meet our guests needs and requests with detailed descriptions of the guest rooms and their features.

Our guest noted that out of 10 online reservations we were the only property to mail a written confirmation with a copy of a brochure.

Stay with us. You'll be glad you did.

Lisa and Skip Simpson
Anchor In
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Reviewed October 21, 2007

Do you like stiff unfriendly people? Well you’re in luck at the Anchor in Hotel. The entire attitude of the Reception staff is more appropriate in a funeral parlor or a $2.00 haunted house. On the bright side, the place was clean. This can only be attributed to the lack of use. So unless your a “regular" who frequents the place every season, BEWARE! If upon your arrival, the people behind the reception desk greet you with a tolerant smile and impatient tone, hold on to your wallet! Oh and if you happen to stray out onto your private 4x6 deck, wear steel toed shoes to protect yourself from the inevitable impaling of your feet from the splinters on the untreated wooden decks. So if you have a special someone in your life that you would like to get even with, just get then a weekend stay. And please only one stale bagel or freezer burned muffin per unit.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled on business
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8  Thank Fisherman1Boston
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AnchorInHyannisowner, owner operators at Anchor In Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2007

We attempted to contact the author of this review through the TripAdvisor contact method with no response. It would be our pleasure to respond to this reviewer either publicly or privately. It does not escape our notice that the reviewer does not refer to anything specific through their creative writings. Since the writer does not offer when or where they stayed with us and our daily feedback from our satisfied guests is completely contrary to the reviewers writings, we question the validity of this review. It is in no way even remotely close to being an accurate reflection of us and how we take care of all our guests.

Stay with us. You'll be glad you did.

Lisa and Skip Simpson
Anchor In
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Reviewed September 19, 2007

Well run hotel. Lovely individual rooms. Everything is clean and well
kept. Located on the harbour. Ten minute walk into town. The best place we found on the cape.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2007

As a TA contributor who incessantly sings the praises of Wellfleet and P'Town, I was extremely leery about staying in Hyannis for our annual summer trip to the Cape. Well, this humble hamlet cast its own spell on us, probably due in large part to the charm and comfort of the Anchor In.

My husband and I stayed in the squeaky clean East wing. I've stayed in 5-star resort rooms that weren't as cheery and accommodating. The carpeting, down pillows, Anderson windows, Kohler bathroom fixtures, thirsty bright white terry towels and ROBES – all are top quality. The pool that goes down to 8 feet was always warmed to 84 degrees; there were enough chairs. If you request, they give you a code to access their free high-speed wireless Internet. There are dozens of cable TV channels and a CD/DVD player. Not only is there sufficient lighting in the room, but all the lights have dimmers, which add a romantic touch. There is as much hot water as you could ever want and the sliding glass doors of the bath-shower are sturdy and non-fogging.

We experienced two different deluxe rooms, because when we made reservations, they told us that our requested king bed room would not be available for the entire week. The décor of both rooms was country cottage-chic (white furniture and pewter lamps). Both balconies had two lawn chairs and a small table. The king room that we stayed in first had a bounty of dresser drawers, a single comfortable chair with hassock, a desk and two substantial upscale dining-like chairs and a large-screen TV. The king room was on the first floor near the end of the hotel and had a terrific close-up view of the harbor. On the third morning, we were moved to a 2-queen bed room on the second floor. The desk called us at 11 a.m. to tell us that our new room was ready, but that we didn't have to hurry. I called them at noon and three minutes later, handyman Bob was at our door to carry all our bags up to the second floor. He even emptied our small refrigerator for us and transferred our soda and cooler ice packs, etc. The 2-queen room was the same size as the king. There weren't so many dresser drawers, the TV was smaller (my husband noticed that) and there was no hassock. Other than that, the furnishings were identical. Our second floor balcony was a bit further from the harbor and we looked directly at the pool area, but we could still see the harbor and its mists just fine. We sat on the balcony with our laptops, taking in the fresh sea air while checking our emails. The 2-queen room would also be fine for a couple with two kids or a mom and grandmom and two kids. Unlike just about any other hotel curtains I've ever experienced, the Anchor In room curtains closed completely; if you so desired, not a beam of light would penetrate.

The continental breakfast with unlimited coffee and basic fruit and juice included generous fresh muffins, cream cheese and "gourmet" bagels, such as sun-dried tomato, basil and cranberry. They provide serving trays and encourage you to take the breakfast back to your room to enjoy on your balcony overlooking peaceful Hyannis harbor, be it misty or sunny under a sapphire sky. We picked up ham, cheese and fruit salad at the local Stop 'n' Shop, kept it in the room's mini-fridge, and had no need to pursue hearty breakfasts off premises, saving time and a good chunk of change.

Other than responding at a moment's notice if we needed them, the staff was unobtrusive, friendly and allowed us maximum privacy. On the way up, we called them from I-95 to find out which local restaurants would be open after 9 on a Sunday night. We left a message on their answering machine and THEY CALLED US BACK with advice! We left a $5 tip for the maid every day.

Location: As others have written, you can walk to many places to eat along the harbor, to the ferries and to Main Street. The week before Labor Day we had no trouble finding parking wherever we went; the Anchor In had sufficient parking, too. As for its proximity to the largest hospital on the Cape, we were seldom distracted by a siren, perhaps less so than we would have been staying near any major road on the Cape.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 5, 2007

I received this trip as a present for my birthday. I had a great time. The rooms were clean and well kept. The pool was great, it was quiet and had a great view. I would recommend it to anyone heading to Hyannis. Plus it was close to everything.

Stayed: August 2007
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Address: 1 South St, On Hyannis Harbor, Hyannis, MA 02601-3130
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Hyannis
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Hyannis
#2 Business Hotel in Hyannis
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hyannis
Price Range: $116 - $428 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Anchor In Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are Distinctively located in Hyannis, the "Homeport of Cape Cod". Walk to Bayview Beach, ferries to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, waterfront restaurants, Harbor cruises to Hyannisport and the Kennedy compound, Main Streets diverse variety of shops, restaurants, gift stores, festivals, Cape Cod Train, and the Kennedy Museum. Within a short drive you will find Whale Watching, golf, historic Rte 6a, summer theatre, bike trails, world-class Cape Cod beaches including the Cape Cod National Seashore. ... more   less 
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