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Ship's Knees Inn

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Waltham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Traditionally I have traveled to Block Island to enjoy a quick weekend trip in the quieter shoulder seasons, however this September I was lucky enough to change course and spend a weekend with friends on the Cape. The Ship's Knees Inn was a perfect location, close to the beach and town, and the accommodations were even better. The Inn itself...

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Morristown NJ
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This was our second visit, and as excellent as the first one..........this is a very friendly B&B, perfectly situated for us near Nauset Beach, Orleans. The inn-keepers Peter and Denise are delightful and even helped set up an emergency dental appointment for our daughter ! Our room had been redecorated since our last visit and was light and airy. We...

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philadelphia PA
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We've only been to Cape Cod once before and like most places you imagine from old songs, books, etc. it's often less than you expect. Not so with the Ship's Knees Inn. It's quiet, close to the beach and beautifully run. We stayed four nights in the first floor suite and could not have been more satisfied. It's a buffet...

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East Haddam, CT
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We decided to take a quick trip to the Cape to feel like we have had some Summer festivities and luckily we were able to score a room at the Ship's Knees. It's been a while since we visited and we were a little apprehensive because things just never stay the same. We were happily relieved that the Butchers are...

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The Ships Knees Inn is always booked so we gave it a try. Great location, nice folks... It is a very old inn and although rooms have been renovated it is getting tired. Rooms are very small, beds are very uncomfortable. The grounds are lovely but are getting overgrown. Looks like little maintenance is being done. An ok inn for...

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Peter B, Owner at Ship's Knees Inn, responded to this review

Thank you RASZ17 for your review. We're pleased to respond to your comments. To your specific comments, "Inn is always booked", yes we are in season, & we're very thankful to our new guests & our many repeat guests who return year after year to stay with us; we are in a "great location" & yes we are, & just...

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Having spent a good part of my early years growing up on the Cape I decided to take my wife to see and enjoy where it all started This Inn was a recommendation of a friend and it was spot on When you only have four days you better be central to what you want to accomplish P'town, Cahoun's Hollow,...

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Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The old sea captain's home is a wonderful place to stay. It is immaculate and the grounds are pure New England from the swimming pool on a bluff to the Adirondack chairs that encircle the gas fire pit. The staff are friendly and knowledgable about all Cape Cod attractions and are helpful, polite, and efficient. Breakfasts are fresh and flavorful...

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Sacramento, California, United States
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Delightful and quaint. This hotel or in offers lovely rooms which are very comfortable with air conditioning which was a godsend given the temperature when we were staying here. It's very close to the beach and if you're very lazy there's a lovely pool where we swim every night. With your biking driving or walking there's plenty of places that...

Thank daviscpa
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This inn is the real deal: old Cape charm, interesting layout, fantastic breakfast on a relaxing patio, beautiful landscaping, a very nice pool, and clean, comfortable rooms. We loved the location just steps away from Nauset Beach, and the owners are friendly and accessible.

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Excellent base to visit Cape Cod and the owners and staff were very helpful when seeking advice for what to do/where to go etc. Chairs and towels for the beach are available to borrow. Highly recommended and the breakfasts are something special!

Thank Al P

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy the warmth and charm of a 190 year-old restored Sea Captain's home, just 1/4 mile up the hill from the world famous Nauset Beach. 17 individually appointed rooms, 15 with private bath, and 1 or 2 bedroom fully equipped ocean view "Captain's Quarter's" guest apartment. Our newest accommodation (2010) the "Nauset Suite" has a king bed, private bath and private entrance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ship's Knees Inn

Address: 186 Beach Road, East Orleans, MA 02643
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > East Orleans
Price Range: $199 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ship's Knees Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Ship`s Knees Hotel East Orleans
Ship's Knees Inn East Orleans, MA, United States
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“ask for the king room on the wing with your own private entrance on the courtyard”
PaSoccer, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 16, which you can enter the room from the hallway or the outside. It was quiet and nicely decorated!”
124shanas, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room not off the breakfast room directly.”
LoGWestHartford_CT, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The suite gives you more room and a TV spot that won't disturb your partner's sleep.”
bruceb6, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“certain rooms have distant views of the ocean down the hill.”
LJSEastHaddam, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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