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What are customers saying about The Dunes Motor Inn?July 8, 2008
We have just returned from a week at ''The Dunes'' Cape Cod. We were 4 adults with a bed for each one of us. We rented the only appartment of the complex. Clean with good room service.Every morning continental breakfast. The pool is very well maintained, clean with lots of chairs. 5 Minutes from the beach by foot. We loved our stay -- Quebec, Canada
Sept. 17, 2007
Well as reported previously, the Inn has changed hands, but we found no problems with our original booking or what we found there. The staff on reception and at breakfast time were more than helpful. We arrived the day after Labor day for two nights - what a great time to go ! Price for rooms were around $75pn, empty roads and glorious weather. Rooms, yes although a bit tired, were clean. Breakfast consisted of hot drinks, juice, pastries, bread and bagels - as much as you wanted, nothing seemed to much trouble. Paper stands and cold drinks dispencers were also located just outside reception. Plenty of places to dine out on the main Highway 28, a mile from the Inn. The coast was less than 5 minutes by foot, we strolled along the shoreline for about an hour, doubling back along the access road to all the wonderfull properties. - yes there are areas of 'private' beaches, but we just walked straight thru' onto the next public area - nobody stopped us. No hesitation in recommending anyone to stay over at the Inn.
Aug. 21, 2007
When my family traveled to Cape Cod for the first time, we neglected to make reservations and almost ended up sleeping in our cars. After driving hopelessly from town to town, someone gave us the number for the cape cod chamber of commerce. They recommended The Dunes, and we were reluctant to stay there. The term "motor inn" doesn't exactly sound enticing. When we arrived there, we got one of the last available rooms. Parking was cramped, and we had to park one of our cars down the street. The staff was very friendly. The girl who checked us in was very helpful and recommended a great restaurant for dinner that night. We had requested a cot over the phone, but there wasn't one there when we arrived. However, within 15 minutes, one was brought for us. The continental breakfast is decent, your average muffins, bagels, orange juice coffee, etc. The only difference was the attendant who was fittingly very attentive with coffee, toasting bagels, etc. The girl at the desk also told us about some of the local spots, restaurants, beaches, etc, which was great. The decor is charming old Cape Cod style, and while the place definitely a bit dated with the brown tile in the bathroom and colored toilets (yikes) it's clean and affordable. I would recommend this to anyone who doesn't necessarily want to pay the extra 150 dollars for ocean view, but still wants to be within walking distance to the beach.
Aug. 16, 2007
The Dunes was sold this summer and it was quite evident upon checking into the motel. There was a young girl there who could have cared less about checking us in. We have been staying there for the past 10 summers and was always use to the owner "Greg" answering our questions and telling us what was new on the Cape. Now that he is gone, it seems like the personal touch is gone.
We always loved the breakfast in the morning. The nice silver service sets are gone and now it is one big "help yourself " continental breakfast. The dirty dishes were piled up so high one morning that it was disgusting. The rooms are still clean. The crowd renting the rooms was much different than before. It used to be a very quiet motel. The four nights we were there there was partying until the wee hours of the morning, and we could not get to sleep. Also. alot of kids, which we were not used to. We found another motel to stay at next year, close by, called the Windjammer. The rates are comporable and the desk clerk was so nice! We never really appreciated how nice the property was run until we came back this year. It was like day and night!
June 28, 2010
If you are looking for an economical place to stay, the Dunes is it. They have a large pool, continental breakfast, coffee in the breakfast room all day/night, and free Wi Fi access. (Their add says access is only in the breakfast room, but we had our laptops at the pool, and were able to access the web.) We asked for 2 adjoing rooms and they were able to comply with our request. My room had some T.V. problems - they quickly replaced the non-working TV with a working one. The staff is very friendly and takes time to get to know the guests, if desired. There are plenty of cable TV stations. A microwave and fridge in every room allows some comforts of home. You can borrow or donate a book or game to the breakfast room for others use. Besides a beautiful pool, it is a four-minute walk to the beach. You do not need to pay the town for beach access or worry about driving. All in all, I'd recommend the Dunes to anyone looking for economical value for their vacation.
June 25, 2010
My husband and I had never vacationed on the Cape and we were looking for a place to stay that was reasonable while our daughter was at camp in Plymouth. We visited many sights and viewedany different hotelss but The Dunes stood out with it's proximity to the beach. As with most of the places down here the rooms are dates, bit they are EXTREMELY clean. Jack is extremely accomodating and friendly. The location is very close to the beach, as promised, and we found the location great..not right on 28. Our only complaint would he that the pool closes too early, but given that it is in a neighborhood we understand why. We would definitely recommend this motel to our friends who are looking for a "quieter" location to stay on the Cape.
June 13, 2010
It was our first time at the Cape as a couple. We stayed at the Dunes and we had a beautiful long week-end from May 21 - 24th, 2010. The Dunes was very clean and very accomadating. Mr. Jack and his lovely wife were very friendly. They also serve breakfast and there is a heated pool. Looking forward to our next Cape Cod outing at "THE DUNES". Was it's also great is that it's just a few minutes walk from the beach. -- Montreal, Quebec Canada
June 7, 2010
We spent one night in a nightmare of a hotel and needed to switch so I called The Dunes and asked if they had vacancies which they did. The hotel, like most on the Cape, is older and not as updated as most places you would go on vacations. But pretty much everything on the Cape is exactly the same, and unless you want to overpay or rent a house for a week, your best bet is to just find the best option out there.
This place is small so it feels like it can be well taken care off instead of the larger ones which seem to need a lot more work. The family that runs this is very pleasant and seem to care a lot about their business and how it is perceived by their customers which is very refreshing. The room we stayed in smelled like cleaning products which was a welcome change from the last place which smelled like god knows what. The room was very well cleaned and there was really nothing that I could complain about.
A huge benefit is the proximity of the beach. Most beaches on the Cape cost around $15, this was free since you could leave your car at the hotel and walk which was great. And if you calculate the price per night then you're really saving an arm and a leg. (This place was half of the disgusting one we spent the first night in). They also had a small continental breakfast included so you can grab a bagel and a cup of coffee and head off to the beach.
Anyway we ended up being very happy with this choice and will be back again this summer.
March 12, 2009
My 85 year old friend and I stayed at the Dunes the last three years and it was under different management each year. We had always enjoyed our stay, the clean room, the great location and the nice beach within walking distance. But this year was a nightmare from beginning to end. I requested the same room we had had the previous year because it was downstairs and had easy access and I was assured we could have it. But upon arrival, we were informed that a bus tour had arrived and they had our room. Seeing that I was upset, we were offered the efficiency which had a kitchen we didn't need and it proved difficult to get to and hard to back the car out of. The morning we were to leave, we went down to the beach for awhile and when we returned, the maid informed us she had already cleaned our room. We discovered she had thrown away the food we had saved from the night before, a new bottle of water and soda we bought for the ride home and my cooler bag to put them in. I was outraged as we had not checked out yet. When I went to the office, their excuse was that a lot of people leave early. Well, I hadn't informed them I was leaving early and I had not turned my key in yet because it wasn't check-out time. Needless to say, we won't be staying there again.
March 2, 2009
This was our second stay at the Dunes, and the entire family really enjoyed it. The staff was super friendly and helpful from the moment we pulled up to check-in, through coffee and bagels in the breakfast room, swims in the pool, and our departure a week later. One of the best things about the Dunes is its proximity to the beach, and its distance from Route 28. We don't travel all the way to the Cape to look at traffic and mini-golf places! We all felt so much more relaxed off the beaten path. Loved the place and can't wait to go back this summer!
Jan. 1, 2009
I stayed at the Dunes for a week last summer with my family. We just booked for another week this summer. The pool was fantastic and the walk to the beach was so easy (especially with 2 little kids.) The front desk staff was helpful with where to go and what to do on the cape (e.g. a Hyannis harbor cruise, a pirate ship adventure, mini-golf). We ate breakfast daily at the hotel but there were plenty of nearby restaurant choices for lunch and dinner. We're already looking forward to our week at The Dunes this summer!
March 2, 2009
This was our second stay at the Dunes and the entire family really enjoyed it. The staff was super friendly and helpful from the moment we pulled up to check in, through the coffee and bagels in the breakfast room, swims in the pool, and our departure a week later. One of the best things about the Dunes is its proximity to the beach and its distance from Rte. 28. We didn't travel all the way to the Cape to look at traffic and mini-golf places! We all felt so much more relaxed off the beaten path. Loved the place and can't wait to go back this summer! -- No. 1 Fan, Fort Lauderdale, FL
June 2, 2008
Happy memories. Rest of holiday went very well. Hope you are well – regards to Cilio. “What’s that Fawlty?... Ah, splendid...I’ll see you in the bar before lunch!” -- Sheffield, England
August 26, 2008
We are planning our return trip to your Motor Inn in late September. Our stay last year was wonderful and your kind considerations to making our stay a fun filled one is our reason for the return... -- Reading, PA
September 28, 2008
Good morning Joe and Jean. Just a note to say we arrived home safe and sound. We left the Cape at 5:30 A.M. and got in here at 4:30 P.M. We both are fighting colds but we again had a good holiday. Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality. Hopefully we will see you next fall. Have a great winter. -- Kitchener, ON, CANADA
September 29, 2008
Dear Everyone, We have always enjoyed our visits to The Dunes; but all of you made this past visit even more special. All the special little touches of the housekeeping service (including watching over Norm’s camera case); the special accommodations made for our car and for me because I had difficulty walking; the care and concern expressed by everyone; the excellent breakfast service; and of course the new pot of coffee made just so we would have something for our trip. Thank you – all of you. We can hardly wait to return! -- Gloversville, NY
October 8, 2008
Good morning: Linda and I just wanted to say thank you for a great week at your place. So much was going on in our lives and the R&R was a needed break. We chose to come to the Cape and of course to a return visit to one of our favorite places to stay. You and the staff always treat us like family more than a guest. We hope you have a great fall season and God willing we will return. -- Reading, PA
January 12, 2009
Dear People, We still wish you a Happy New Year! (We are sorry we are so late!) Maybe you remember us. We were in The Dunes in the period September 24th till September 30th. We had a wonderful time with you. We like your breakfast with the scones and bagels. The weather was not so good (a lot of rain), but we love stormy weather. My husband will always remember the lady who asked him the route to the airport in Boston. We visited in Boston the Museum of Fine Arts (wonderful), the Antiques shops, the Observatory and the Library (your advice). It was a great time for us. We hope we’ll see you again. -- Holland, the Netherlands
January 1, 2009
I stayed at The Dunes for a week last summer with my family. We just booked for another week this summer. The pool was fantastic and the walk to the beach was so easy (especially with 2 little kids.) The front desk staff was helpful with where to go and what to do on the Cape (e.g. a Hyannis harbor cruise, a pirate ship adventure, mini golf). We ate breakfast daily at the hotel but there were plenty of nearby restaurant choices for lunch & dinner. We’re already looking forward to our week at The Dunes this summer! -- Boston, MA
July 8, 2008
“very obliging people” We have just returned from a week at “The Dunes” Cape Cod. We were 4 adults with a bed for each of us. We rented the only apartment of the complex. Clean with good room service. Every morning continental breakfast. The pool is very well maintained, clean with lots of chairs. 5 minutes from the beach by foot. We loved our stay. -- Sherbrooke, QC, CANADA