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“Somewhere really special”
Review of Crow's Nest Resort

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Crow's Nest Resort
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in North Truro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 28, 2008

We stayed at the Crows Nest during an extremely cold spell in November. There were only two other guests there. From the moment we pulled up hoping the place would be open during the winter, to the moment we left in a snow flurry, we loved it. The owner, Mary Jo, was unfailingly polite and helpful to us (two 24 year olds touring the world). Our room was great - a roaring fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, jacuzzi and cable TV (one in the bedroom, one in the lounge). A big bonus was the completely free WiFi internet. Having a kitchen was great because we went to a place called 'Catch of the Day' in Truro on Rte 6, bought two live lobsters, and cooked them up just how we like them in our room. A great experience.

If you're thinking about visiting Provincetown, staying here is a great alternative if you have a car. It's only a five minute drive into Ptown. If you don't have your own wheels it would be a bit trickier.

All in all, the Crows Nest is somewhere really special. I rarely give properties 5/5 but I think it deserves it. A truly romantic spot.

  • Stayed: November 2008
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Reviewed September 29, 2008

Each year in August and again in October we visit Cape Cod. We have stayed in several places but have found the Crow's Nest to be just what we are looking for in a welcomed getaway. We have met many other people while there and have come together for a delightful "happy hour" right on our patio overlooking Cape Cod Bay. The kitchen is fully stocked, the jacuzzi is delightful after a day of shopping or visiting Nantucket and the fireplace provides a lovely ambience in the early morning or late evening. The views of the sunset are so spectacular that it is not uncommon for guests to run inside their suite and grab a camera to capture the moment. MaryJo, the caretaker of the property, and Kanga, her sweet dog, are more than gracious in making you comfortable. She takes pride in being able to provide guests with what they pay for and is always available to answer questions. We have been staying at the Crow's Nest for several years and when we arrive it's like coming home.Having Cape Cod Bay outside our door is a plus and we are within minutes to Provincetown, which, by the way is always in sight from our room. "All we have is all we need."

Stayed: August 2008
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Reviewed September 2, 2008

This is our 3rd year at the Crow's Nest. We always request a first floor room so we can be right near the boardwalk, sand and sea. We spend much of our time on the premises. The room is always clean due to the great staff and has all we need for the week. The time we have at the Crow's Nest is relaxing because the inn keeper does a fantastic job to ensure it. I have read the negative reviews, but heck, I want Mary Jo to keep the other guests and their boisterous children in line. Nothing wrecks my peaceful time more than when other guests are being loud, running on the boardwalk or the stomping instead of walking on the 2nd floor. It’s not a house you’re renting, but a room, so behave and she’ll leave you alone! As for us, we’ll be going again next year.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 19, 2008

The inaccuracy in the name sums it up – Crow’s Nest Resort. This is NOT a resort. It is a motel. Apparently in the past few years it was renovated to add kitchens to the rooms, but it is still a motel–but they do charge resort prices (for a motel room). The one virtue of the place is that it is on the water, and if that is your sole criteria, then perhaps you can disregard the negatives. Such as: the bedrooms are small and not particularly comfortable; the windows do not have darkening shades or curtains, so the light comes in early; some of the bedrooms face the parking lot and road and, although there was no rowdiness, it doesn’t take much parking lot noise to be disturbing. The bathrooms are also small with some basic omissions, such as no towel rod and no box of tissues. They advertise wireless internet, but it didn’t work, forcing us to go outside in the parking lot to try to access it–but even then it didn’t work, and that’s important, as access to the internet is crucial for planning upcoming events on a trip. An earlier poster mentioned a business practice which was of concern. Here’s another : after we checked out, we noticed on our bill a “processing fee” of $15.00. What is that ? I later went to their website and, in small print, hidden among other comments is mention that they charge a processing fee. Again, for what–to take our reservation? What kind of nonsense is that? Is that even allowed ? They also have a firm policy of making no accommodations for early checkout, which we had to do–the room was ours for the night that we couldn’t stay. If that’s their policy, that’s their policy, but it’s not a very considerate one. Consider this: while we were at the front desk, they received four calls looking for a room. Instead of charging us for the room for the night we were not there, why couldn’t they rent the room to one of the callers, even if they had to charge us a nominal cancellation fee. That way, we would not have had to pay over $250 for a room we didn’t use, and a person or family who wanted a room could have had one, and didn’t have to be turned away. But it was simpler for them just to keep our money, and disappoint someone who was looking for a room. They also have a policy of no pets–and that’s fine too. Except that their resident caretaker has a dog who is all over the place–a bit of inconsistency and hypocrisy on their part. There are far many other places that are on the water along the New England coast that are far superior to this motel, especially at the top of the line prices they charge.

Stayed: August 2008
9  Thank Michael K
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Reviewed August 15, 2008

This was our 6th year at the Crows Nest. It was a disaster. They did not let you breathe. You could not have visitors. If you did you paid for them. My friend stopped by to use the bathroom with my dog. I took the dog onto the street to do her business and was told by MaryJo that she could not come back into the parking lot. I would have to put her in the car on the STREET.. I think that is a little absurd. There were 4 or 5 other couples their that are also not coming back. It is not inexpensive to stay here and you are treated like a child. They need to do some serious work on how they treat people. You wait all year to go away and pay big and good money to be treated like this. I DON"T think so.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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5  Thank brat1936
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scahrraihs, Owner at Crow's Nest Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2008

The Crow’s Nest Resort prides itself on its ability to maintain the quite enjoyment for all the guest and families who stay with us. In order to maintain our serene environment we not only limit the occupancy of the rooms we also control the flow of traffic to our property of those individuals not registered with us. Pets are not allowed at the Resort.

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Reviewed August 1, 2008

I love this place! The third or fourth time I've been here. The
weather was beautiful during the day and just cool enough to
use the fireplace at night. Between the big bathtub , and the
gorgeous views of the bay, including seeing pilot whales right
off the beach,my husband and I had a very romantic weekend.
I've also gone to this resort by myself. P Town has more than
enough things and places to go to keep a person busy for at
least 3 days and Mary Jo is very helpful with anything you may need.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank bewesie
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Reviewed July 15, 2008

Just returned from a week in North Truro and our first stay at the Crow's Nest. We've stayed in just about every town on the Cape, but not in Truro, so I looked at TripAdvisor. Just about everyone was pleased with the Crow's Nest, Mary Jo, and Kanga. How often is a DOG mentioned in every review? Well, it is that kind of place. Laid back, mello. You get to know the manager, Mary Jo. You get to play with Kanga. You get mello.

If you want to waste a lot of money on something really high end, this isn't for you (waste it at the Chatham Bars Inn or the Wequasset). But this was a great room with a full kitchen so close to the water that I felt I was on a boat! Clean, comfortable, and accessible. Handy to great beaches (National Seashore/Race Point) and P-town restaurants (without the insanity of P-town).

Can I go back next week? Please?

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank doctorkris
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Additional Information about Crow's Nest Resort

Address: 496 Shore Rd., Rt. 6A, North Truro, MA 02652
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > North Truro
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in North Truro
#2 On the Beach Hotel in North Truro
#2 Family Hotel in North Truro
Price Range: $79 - $349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Crow's Nest Resort! Our stunning 300' direct ocean front location provides every suite unobstructed ocean views. True luxury accommodations with daily housekeeping offer ceramic tile, hardwood flooring, air conditioning, fireplaces, Jacuzzi, high speed Internet, DVD, cable TV, HBO. Large fully stocked kitchens include: dishwasher, microwave, range, washer/dryer, etc. We offer studio, one, two, and three-bedroom suites that accommodate two to eight guests. See why we are AAA's highest rated property in all of Truro. ... more   less 
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