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The Cove at Yarmouth
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in West Yarmouth
Certificate of Excellence
North Bellmore, New York
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52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 20, 2005

Stayed 3 nights with our two teenage daughters. The location is very convenient and the place is clean, but based on the reviews, we were expecting better. The first impression upon entering the building was a musty smell in the hallway. The room decor is plain and dated. The pullout in the living room sofa was very uncomfortable, so the kids put the mattress on the floor. We had reserved a townhouse (upper level) and were put in a suite (ground level). Trouble with ground level is that unless you want to sleep with the sliding door facing the parking lot open, there's no fresh air. Also had children running around early in the morning above us. Central A/C is very loud when it comes on and blows like the north wind. Two bathrooms are a plus, but there are no exhaust fans to remove the hot humid air after a shower. There is a vent shaft in the bathroom that is connected to the unit above and it happens to conduct sound very well, so all you shower singers will have an audience. The refrigerator is small and the freezer compartment is tiny. If you plan on visiting any of the Yarmouth beaches, rather than paying $15 to park, try to get one of the 25 town beach parking permits that The Cove owns. They become available at 7 am each day on a first come first served basis. The cost is $5 and the permit must be returned that evening.

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Reviewed October 25, 2004

We have owned at this resort for 20 years. Always maintained impeccably. Both the grounds and the amenities. Get townhouse Woodlands view by Atrium. Full rec center with arcade and raquetball, tennis and basketball too! Indoor and outdoor pools with jacuzzi's. This is the largest resort on the Cape although it seems the quietest. Owners are respectful of the property and great class of people. Minutes to walk to the beach and downtown shopping. Golf is incredible. So many courses to choose from. Our family has enjoyed many years of ferry trips to Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and even Whale Watching. But our favorite thing to do is to get New England Chowder "to-go "and sit on the beach. Best Clam Chowder is at Captain Parker's for sure!

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Syracuse NY
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Reviewed July 17, 2004

We were at The Cove through a timeshare trade and were not informed of "no elevator" until it was too late to change. It was 16 stairs to get to the second floor and then inside the unit another 16 stairs straight up to get to the loft bedroom. The queen bed was too big for the room, and my husband and I both had scraped legs from hitting the corner of the bedframe. The "no cooking" rule was also a disappointment since breakfast is the only meal we can usually economize on while we're on the road. Just being able to use a toaster would have been nice. The information package in the room was outdated and inaccurate. The Cove did offer great amenities and activities and would be a great place for a vacationing family with children, although we also heard younger parents complaining about the stairs with all the gear they have to travel with.

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Reviewed March 12, 2004

My husband and I own a time share at the Cove and absolutely love it!
We go off season and it couldn't be a better time. No traffic, it's the most relaxing vacation. Pool, Hot Tub, Beach, Mall, Dining, Reading whatever floats your boat. It's perfect for those who have children, great fenced in indoor pool and activities all year, every day. Love it!
~K&J

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Reviewed December 10, 2003

I absolutely love the Cove at Yarmouth. The rooms are so neat and clean, the pool area is awesome and it is near everything. I ecspecially like going in the winter, the atrium area makes you feel like it's summer even if there is a blizzard outside. I would not stay anywhere else on the Cape.

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Reviewed November 1, 2003

The Cove is a must for our family. Every summer we make it a point to stay at the cove. It has everything needed for a great family getaway!

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Reviewed October 12, 2003

We have vacationed at the Cove in Yarmouth now for 7 years and we would not stay anywhere else, the resort is beautiful and clean, the staff is friendly and always helpful. It is the perfect place to stay with children as they have many activities for them and the indoor amenities are great, pool, tennis, basketball just to name a few just incase of a rainy day. Close to beaches and great restuarants. We highly recommend this resort.

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Property: The Cove at Yarmouth
Address: 183 Route 28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673-4653
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > West Yarmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in West Yarmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Cove at Yarmouth 3.5*
Number of rooms: 229
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cape Cod's premiere resort warmly invites you and your family to experience the charm of New England. Stroll through the antique shops in the quaint villages of Cape Cod, walk among the dunes and sample some of the finest "Chowdah" Cape Cod has to offer. Whale watching, day trips to the famous islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, fishing, bike riding, sailing and quiet moments await you here on Cape Cod while staying at The Cove at Yarmouth ... more   less 
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