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“Outstanding Innkeepers are a major part of Tern Inn's charm!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Tern Inn
Ranked #2 of 7 West Harwich B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding Innkeepers are a major part of Tern Inn's charm!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2012

Gracious, helpful hosts made this short business stay a real treat. Dave and Joan were our personal GPS - great, clear directions for harried travelers. Clean, comfortable rooms and a great breakfast made this a fabulous stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank Marsha W
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Watertown, MA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

I recently stayed at the Tern Inn and the newly renovated Duplex Cottage. It was awesome and we will definitely go back.......this summer! David worked so hard to overhaul the whole thing. It is so comfortable. Joan and David are the nicest people; they had so many ideas of things we could do on the Cape, places to eat, and things to see. The food is delicious! Joan and David have a beautiful array of fresh breakfast foods and a beautiful dining room to eat in. They have a pool on the property and a beach within walking distance. Hospitality was awesome, can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Cottages are beautiful and very cozy!!!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Kim B
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Kittery, Maine
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

Stayed here on Christmas Eve. The only night where you don't get breakfast the next morning, but the room was quiet and very clean. I liked that we were in a separate building, away from the main house so it was very quiet. Nice flat screen TV in the room and big clean bathroom with a skylight. Bed was pretty comfortable. Would definitely reccommend and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank phototraveler2010
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Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
34 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2011

The Tern Inn is a gem of the area. David and Joan are knowledgeable of the area and there to help. It is great that they allow kids which offered us a new way to travel without having to stay at a hotel. Close to a beach and other areas on the Cape. Breakfasts were nice with a different hot choice each morning. Would stay here again for sure!!!

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank dbigjack
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Albany, New York
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

We stayed at the Tern Inn for 2 nights in September 2011. As this was our first family vacation with 2 young children we researched over 70 accommodations on the lower Cape to fit our needs. The Tern Inn provided rooms with both a refrigerator and a microwave for very reasonable rates. As our vacation approached we needed to adjust the dates of our stay. David and Joan were very accommodating and helpful.
The Inn is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood and just minutes from multiple public beaches. We stayed in the Duplex which had 2 double beds and an efficiency. The room, kitchen and bath were all very clean. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen was stocked with all of the plates, cookware and utensils you might need. The bathroom had excellent hot water and pressure. We greatly enjoyed our stay.
I highly recommend the Tern Inn and plan to return next year.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank CVettte
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Boston
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

My wife and I spent a long weekend at the Tern Inn earlier in the summer and found the accomodation and facilities so suitable we returned again for another long weekend at the end of the summer. Dave and Joan are very welcoming hosts and are willing to do anything to help your stay be perfect. Rooms are clean and well looked after and wifi in the two different rooms we stayed in was reliable. There is a pool that is well looked after and breakfast included in the room price with a different hot dish each day. The inn is in a great location in the middle of Cape Cod and there is a fine beach 10 minutes walk away or just a couple of minutes in the car. We hope to go back again.

Room Tip: Check if it is a good room for wifi or not - Dave will be honest with you
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GrahamPR
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Vermont USA
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26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2011

We enjoyed a pleasant few days at The Tern Inn, which is a quaint Cape Cod- style Inn.As there were three of us, the owners generously offered us two options for lodging, upon arrival. Rather than a small room with a queen bed and roll away, we selected a cottage with two double beds, and a full kitchen. Outside on our patio is an umbrella table and chairs, where we enjoyed lunch, after walking to the pristine and sandy beach, which is a mere 10 minute walk.
Breakfast is included in nightly rate, and was adequate. The location is secluded from the highway, with easy access to the main road.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank BidiJazz
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Property: The Tern Inn
Address: 91 Chase St, West Harwich, Harwich, MA 02671-1612
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Harwich > West Harwich
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in West Harwich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Tern Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A big thank you to our awesome guests for the great reviews they've posted on Trip Advisor! The Tern Inn is in the ideal central location on Cape Cod just a short drive to Provincetown, Chatham, Wellfleet or Hyannis. We have clean, updated rooms with new whisper quiet Mini Split Air Conditioning. We offer a great breakfast (included with a guest room stay) and are a short 1/2 mile walk to the beach. We are in a residential setting. On our 2 private acre property, there is our Main Inn which offers 2 guest rooms (each with private entrance and bath), our Carriage House building has 6 guest rooms (all with private baths). In the summer season we offer 6 terrific guest cottages which are each different from one another. The cottages are booked for a minimum of one week. They are fully equipped with complete kitchen, AC, color TV, and a variety of bedroom arrangements. Come to us soon! ... more   less 
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