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“Exactly what a vacation should feel like !!”
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Anchor In Hotel
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Hyannis
Certificate of Excellence
Rochester, NY
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Exactly what a vacation should feel like !!”
Reviewed August 13, 2008

It's been a couple of weeks since we returned from our wonderful trip to the Anchor In. I'm missing it as much today as I was the moment we checked out. What a delightfully comfortable, friendly, lovely motel, with an equally as delightful and friendly staff! From the moment we arrived, we loved everything about it. Each day that we stayed, it felt more like home. Traveling with two teenagers can be a challenge, yet they loved it just as much. The breakfast each morning was fresh and tasty and reminded us of finer inns in Europe. We were greeted throughout our stay by smiling staff and a cheerful "hello" with friendly and personal suggestions for restaurants. A special shoutout and thanks to Jay for his many recommendations and treating us just like friends. If I'm to be perfectly honest, I must admit that I thought our room was a bit overpriced even with it's generous size and lovely location. The a/c unit blew directly on the bed & made sleeping a bit uncomfortable for my husband who slept right next to it. But an extra blanket (and maybe an extra glass of wine while sitting on the lovely balcony!) seemed to do the trick. Believe everything wonderful that you read about this place. Even with all of our travels throughout Europe and the U.S., the Anchor In takes the top spot for favorites. You'll love the personal attention, the location and the view. I can't wait to go back!

  • Liked — Spotlessly clean, staff who treat you like dear friends or better yet - family!
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed August 9, 2008

We stayed at the Anchor In with our two children aged 7 and 9 for 6 nights towards the end of July. We loved this hotel - beautiful bedrooms, newly refurbished and so very clean. The beds were luxurious with crisp cotton sheets. The rooms must have pretty good sound insulation because we didnt hear a sound from the neighbouring bedrooms, even though the hotel was fully booked all during our stay.
Breakfast was really good. Considering it's complimentary, it was very generous indeed, - a full selection of fresh and dried fruit, juices, cereals, muffins and breads, all regularly replenished .
The library room was a open all day with tea and coffee available for self service. Its a great spot to relax and chat with other guests at the end of the day.
The hotel gets a good mix of US and international guests, and a good mix of families, couples, and groups.
We found Hyannis to be a convenient base for touring the Cape. Our favourite small town was Yarmouth. Hyannis is great for eating out at night, - very good restaurants along Main street.

  • Liked — library room hospitality, bedroom quality, generous complementary breakfast
  • Disliked — no complaints, this was the best hotel during our 3 week vacation in the US
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Napa, California
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 31, 2008

We stayed at the Anchor In at the recommendation of tripadvisor.com. We were absolutely thrilled with the hotel, property, and location.

It's no shock - high season in the Cape can be a pain. It's touristy and expensive. However, the Anchor In was an absolute gem! When we arrived (very early), our room was not yet ready. The front desk gave us directions to a beach, and later called us on my mobile phone when the room was ready. It was an extra touch - definitely an "above and beyond". Once we arrived back at the hotel, check in was prompt and efficient. There were three adults in our room - and the room was plenty big. We had our own space, and were not tripping over each other trying to move about. The room was tastefully decorated, and extremely clean. We had a room right off of the pool, which I thought would be a bit loud, but it wasn't. It was convenient to walk out on to our patio, right to the pool. Plus, the view of the harbor was beautiful.

Breakfast at the hotel was amazing. A wonderful selection of muffins, bagels, cereal, yogurt, fruit, etc...served in a very quaint and charming area. The lady tending to the kitchen area reminded me of Martha Stewart, and the decor and food were something you'd expect if you were dining at her home.

Overall, the Anchor In was a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend the hotel to other travelers. I would also be more than happy to discuss my experience with other visitors to Hyannis.

One other thing to note: the hotel was wheelchair friendly.

  • Liked — Quality, charming, clean
  • Disliked — nothing at all
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Amersham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed July 30, 2008

Lovely hotel, tastefully decorated, great location, lovely breakfast, nice staff, lots of free parking!

We stayed at the Anchor In for a week in July 2008 and really enjoyed it. We chose a room with a King Size bed and a balcony, it was very clean and tastefully decorated and had nice views of the pool and the harbour. Breakfasts were really tasty with lots of choice.

The hotel itself is only a 5-10 minute walk from the restaurants in Hyannis, so it is a big plus that you don't have to drive to enjoy a night out (however, there is ample free parking at the hotel).

  • Liked — Location, nice room and breakfast
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank JPJPLondon
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Charlotte, NC
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2008

A friend and I recently visited Cape Cod and chose to stay at the Anchor In based on Tripadvisor recommendations and it's close proximity to the ferry. What a great place! The staff were very helpful, the breakfast was perfect for starting the day. with lots of baked items, cereal, yogurt and fresh fruit. Our room was wonderful with a charming little patio area looking out to the pool and dock. Though the price was high (isn't everything in the Cape area?), we were very pleased. The room was immaculate and recently renovated, complete with a small refrigerator and DVD player. Everything looked fresh and bright. The hotel is within walking distance of all the shops and restaurants on Main Street as well as the ferry to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Liked — Room appointment
  • Disliked — Price
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank MALLIS03
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Dublin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2008

The Anchor In was a stopover for us on our trip to Nantucket. The staff were wonderfully friendly and helpful and breakfast exceeded expectations, with a unlimited selection of fruit, bagels, muffins and more.

The hotel had been recently tastefully decorated, and the room was clean and spacious and had all the required amenities, even a DVD player. The pool was an added bonus, with towels being provided, and the relaxed atmosphere within the hotel added to a pleasurable experience.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Mastersons
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chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2008

In over 25 years of frequent traveling this has got to be the most over-rated and worst hotels I have ever stayed in. We were appalled when we saw our tiny, dark and dank room. It had no windows except for the ones we couldn't open because they opened immediately on the breakfast tables in the hallway. Because of this we had to keep the shades drawn closed the entire time because of all the people coming and going to breakfast who walked just two feet outside our room. The only air we got in the room came from an air conditioner located on the wall above the headboard of our bed. The air was blowing directly down on our heads (no way to change this) which was noisy and uncomfortable. The 1960's style bathroom was windowless, tiny and shabby. The floor was peeling up and there was water damage to the ceiling. The staff was dour and surly and to top matters off, they charged us for ferry tickets we never ordered. Then they did not want to remove the charge until we could prove we did not take that ferry. Absolutely not recommended.

  • Liked — the view
  • Disliked — the room
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank FTraveller
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Property: Anchor In Hotel
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 Business Hotel in Hyannis
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hyannis
#2 Family Hotel in Hyannis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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