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Cove Motel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 23, 2012

Not that it's not beautiful but, there were some questionable things....although it looked clean and classy we woke up scratching our legs and found there were either bed bugs or fleas in the bedding....I loved that it was right on the water but for that price they should have been certain that the rooms and bedding were washed after each new traveler...we ended up with welts and itching for the remainder of our stay...there was nothing they could do"....not even a discount.

Room Tip: the waterview rooms are nice but pricey
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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covemanager, General Manager at Cove Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2012

I am very shocked to read your comments and actually quite disturbed that this is the first time I am hearing these accusations since your stay with us last August.

With regard to bedding, we of course provide freshly cleaned sheets and towels for each new guest. I would hope that if there was anything about our linens that made you think they were not fresh that you would let us know so we could replace them promptly.

You write that there were either bed bugs or fleas in your bedding. This is a statement that every one of my employees takes very seriously. Our housekeeping staff has been trained to recognize any sign of bed bug activity. If something is found to be suspicious we would call a professional for further examination. In addition to staff inspections we proactively conduct quarterly canine inspections. The professional inspections that were done both before and after the 2011 summer season found no evidence of bed bugs.

With regard to the possibility of fleas-this is unlikely as we do not allow any pets. I would suspect that if someone had brought an animal into the room without our knowledge and caused a flea infestation that every guest staying in that room would be coming to the office complaining of flea bites. I have not had any complaints of bites nor have we ever had to treat any of our rooms for fleas.

I am dissapointed that instead of calling and speaking with me promptly regarding your experience and allowing us to investigate and rectify any problem, you have chosen to share your comments in this damaging manner.

Bonnie Gray
Manager

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

My wife and I needed a change of venue but didn't have the time or money to travel far so we went from our Boston suburb to Orleans. On the recommendation of friends, we stayed at The Cove. Because of the season, the rates were low so we picked one of their best rooms that looked out directly onto the water... The room had a sleeping area (king bed) and a sitting area with a flat screen TV, sofa and a couple of easy chairs. We also had a private deck looking our to the cove. The motel was having some re-roofing done but our room was away from the action so we didn't hear a sound. The staff was friendly and helpful, and we had a lovely three day two night interlude.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Just spent a wonderful, warm week on the Cape at this quiet motel. Had a room that overlooks the cove. Being able to look out the picture window and watch the birds, sailboats, and water was relaxing and renewing. This is an older motel which is not a chain. The room was clean and showed evidence of regular maintenance. The motel is in walking distance of shops, the library, and restaurants. I'd return off season again.

Room Tip: Seek a water view room with a private balcony for the most privacy. The shared balcony was a bit aw...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

We took our infant her first summer, and we loved it. The room was a bit cramped, but who spends time there. Having a small table outside each room was great for her early bedtime. The pool was convenient for kids or a parent hoping to get some quick alone time. Convenient to some great bakeries. The Cottage Bakery, e.g., and of course shops. But we heard very little noise.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 4, 2012

The location is perfect, the staff is wonderful, and the hotel caters to folks who won't be up partying all night. The rooms are modest, but comfortable; and the motel is really on a beautiful cove. We have been going there every 6 weeks for several years now to visit an elderly relative on the Cape. Last summer we had the whole family there. That's us two 60+, then 4 parents, and 4 grandchildren. Everyone loved it! I say it couldn't be better; but perhaps luxury places that we can't afford could, for the sake of being exact.

E John Pennington

Room Tip: Suites are available with kitchens for couples wanting one and larger for families. For a bit more y...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

Place clean and a good central place to walk to shoppes and places of interest. Rooms all different from STD motel rooms to inn rooms with more charm. Only complaint is pool has no stairs to get into it!!! Must go down ladder backwards...good for kids but not middle agers!

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

Reasonably priced motel with clean and simply appointed rooms.
The outdoors heated pool closes in October.

Room Tip: We stayed in a suite - Room 20 which looked right over the cove. beautiful dawns!
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cove Motel

Address: 13 S Orleans Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2401
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Orleans
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Orleans
Price Range: $96 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cove Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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