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Ocean Mist Beach Hotel & Suites
Ranked #7 of 21 Hotels in South Yarmouth
New York City, New York
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“The hotel was ok, but the beach smelled!”
Reviewed 22 August 2011

The hotel room was clean and fine, but it was not really "ocean view" as advertised. In fact, we were told only 4 rooms were really "ocean view". There was a kitchenette and once you looked outside, you could glimpse the sea from the corner of the window, but the main view was the parking lot.
The great thing was the beach was only a few feet away. The bad thing was that the second day there was a foul smell like rotting seaweed that made it impossible to enjoy the beach!

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Belmont, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 August 2011

Can't be worse. The owner shall be ashamed of himself. Do not stay in this hotel . Everything is bad starting with outdated dirty rooms, filthy facilities, poor internet and ending with the worst service I've ever seen.

Don't spoil your vacation!

Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Putnam Valley, New York
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

As we pulled onto the property the hotel looked ok.. However upon closer look, this hotel is not really a 3star place. As soon as we opened our door to the room we were overwhelmed with the smell of cat urine. The room was dark, musty and out dated. The rug had stains and so did the blanket. The bathroom was moldy and the windows did not lock properly. I went to the front desk to ask for another room, and when she asked me why, I stated the strange urine smell in the kitchen area, she stated "it could not possibly be animal urine b/c they do not allow pets." However, she did offer me another room. When I opened the door to the new room, it was larger, however, it seemed like it was not used in a while. The musty odor was much worse in this room and the mold in the bathroom was disgusting. So believe it or not, we kept the first room. They gave us a machine that helped to take some of the odor out and the next day, someone came and cleaned the rugs for us. However, they were still damp when we arrived back 5 hrs later. The cleaning lady was very helpful and stated that she smelled the odor as well, and even though they don't "allow" pets, people have been known to sneak them in. To make things worse the AC broke that night and even with the windows open we had no breeze. The location to the beach is the only thing this hotel has going for it. However, the water did make my mom very itchy and was not very clean. Yarmouth is a very busy location, we saw alot of mini golf, shops and fast-food seafood places. There was only one lane going down the main road so be prepared to wait a bit. If I ever plan to visit the cape again it will be further up for sure. For $200 a night I would look somewhere else. I asked other people how their room was, and got a mixed response. So I guess it is luck of the draw with this hotel.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2011

Based on my recent experience, I do not recommend this hotel to anybody.
1. Our room was not ready at checkin time (4 PM). I asked the front desk person to ask the manager to see me. Never have seen him afterwards.
2. The toiled was almost clogged upon our arrival and overflown same night. The plumber came only next morning and did his work, but left all dirt behind. The cleaning lady spent 30 minutes looking for the rubber gloves, but eventually did the work well.
3. The bi-level suite needs repainting, there are signes of roof leakage on the ceiling.
4. The bi-level suite is advertized as having a "kitchenette". In fact, the word "kitchenette" meant dishes, forks, etc. and a sink to wash the dishes. All this occuplied about 2 sq. feet. No stove, only a small cofee machine to boil about 3 cups of water.
5. The hotel promises the "Complimentary high speed wireless Internet access is available in our lobby area". This means that access is not available even in suites closest to the front desk. "Out lobby" means a loft just above the indoor pool, an extremely hot area (heat comes from the roof and from the pool. No air conditioning exists anywhere in the loft.) where one can not survive even for 10 minutes. In fact, only a small area within the loft may be used, as the signal is not available outside the area. The administration knows that and have put an "Wi Fi internet connection available here" sign on the table withinn this small area.

My conclusion is: They are so cheap that you do not want to stay there. Do not spoil your vacation!. I do have puctures taken there to confirm everything I said.

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Reviewed 16 August 2011

Enjoyed our overnite stay here though it was kind of pricey for 1 weekend nite. Room was clean and beds were comfortable. It was convenient to have sink and fridge. Very close to the beach and nice views of the ocean. Screens in both the main room and the loft were in rough shape but evening was breezy so no issues with mosquitoes. Would probably stay further down the cape, Yarmouth is too busy.

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Dover, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

The place is dirty, the rooms are in desperate need of updating.
Did not receive the room I reserved.
Very unhappy

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Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

Stayed for 1st wk in august. Arrived at 2 and they kindly prepared room early for us. Room had 2 double non-heavenly beds, nice tv, small bath, small fridge, no microwave, and small table w 2 chairs. Parking was easy. Beach was a few steps from our ground level room. The most disappointing thing was the seaweed infestation along the entire coast. The water was too filthy to enjoy. We spent mostvof our beach time in Dennis or Chatham, where it was clean and sandy. Overall, the motel was fine if you just need a place to stay which is on the beach. This was obviously no Ritz and i dont people should be so surprised at what their 200/night is buying them.

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Property: Ocean Mist Beach Hotel & Suites
Address: 97 S Shore Dr, South Yarmouth, MA 02664-5148
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > South Yarmouth
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in South Yarmouth
#7 Family Hotel in South Yarmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Mist Beach Hotel & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ocean Mist Beach Hotel & Suites in the heart of Cape Cod is located directly on Nantucket Sound with 300 feet of private sandy beach and breathtaking ocean views. Convenient to area restaurants, outlet shopping, specialty stores, historical sites, legendary antique shops, art galleries, and numerous outdoor activities such as golfing, deep sea fishing and biking, this oceanfront resort offers everything you will need for the perfect Cape Cod getaway vacation. The Ocean Mist Beach Hotel and Suites has reopened following a multi-million dollar renovation. All areas of the hotel will be completely renovated and updated to incorporate luxurious furnishings and amenities. ... more   less 
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