Hyannis Holiday Motel
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... parking fine.
Movie Drive In - with authentic MONO speakers and popcorn with liquid butter. Ruth and James did camping.
Long dreary drive to Falmouth and then great cycle ride and home for a lovely sunset.
Off to Nantucket ...
... back to the highway and take a dip on Races beach. Dunes, sand, sea = no camera on beach. Shimmied into our cossies and took the plunge. It was freezing - all agree colder than Kingsand- we caused quite a stir with people just stopping and looking and encouraging us. Really strong current to right (hence the name "Races") so quite challenging swimming. Like one of those pools you can get to swim against a current- we struggled to stay in the same place. No one else in the water at ...
... to pay $50k a week. Actors Jake Gyllenhall, Bill Murray and Ted Dansen and musicians Carly Simon and James Taylor all own property on Martha's Vineyard. We also took a drive by the cemetery. American comedian and actor John Belushi was buried here after his death in the 1982. The headstone is similar in design to those at the early Boston cemeteries in that it has the skull and cross bones on it. It reads "I may be gone but Rock and Roll lives on". John's body was ...
... shell on the top and winded herself and cut two fingers as well. Razor sharp shells all over- bring back Cornwall and weaver fish. Extent of team injuries outlined below in the photos.
Greater injury was the parking ticket we got for not displaying a 'Beach Permit' - smallest sign ever at approach to beach so now need to work out how to pay a fine when it wants a cheque. Ho hum. Only $30 but a hassle.
After rip off last night on a mission to find supermarket. ...
... of residents from Edgartown, in the South East of the Vineyard, left the town and home comforts for a northern headland of the Vineyard , about five miles away in where is now known ad Oak Bluffs. The group enjoyed their retreat so much that they decided to come back next year and a few mainlanders joined them. After a while and years of growing numbers jointing the yearly retreats, the worshippers began to build elaborately built houses where their tents had ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyannis Holiday Motel
Great place to stay
we had a great time in cape cod. the office was extremely helpful. the rooms are very large and well cleaned. they are a little outdated, however very well priced for the area. there is a lot to do within walking distance. the harbor is right across the street and live entertainment with beautiful sunset cruises on the weekends. Parking can be as much as 15 dollars in this area. what a treat to be right in the action. we will be back..
We loved Cape Cod
We booked our reservations online and after reading some of the reviews we were very wary yet upon check-in, we were pleasantly surprised with the accommodations which were good size rooms and clean. The friendly staff were very informative with places to see and most importantly directions. The motel was only 100 yards from the ferryboats going to Nantucket island which we took a day trip to Nantucket island and biked to surf side beach. One day we drove to Provincetown via scenic Route 6A which was a great route to take and we saw the best sunset at Coast Guard beach in Provincetown. We loved Cape Cod and we can't wait to get back in the fall which we already booked another reservation with the Hyannis Holiday upon checking-out.
Great Cape Cod vacation
My family fell in love with Cape Cod. We booked our trip via the internet and we were so happy to have found the Hyannis Holiday, the location was great we walked to downtown Main Street played mini-golf and had a great dinner at Up The Creek Again restaurant. We took a trip to Nantucket via hy-line which departed directly across from the motel. We also drove scenic Rte 6A which the innkeeper gave us great direction to Provincetown which we took a whale watch cruise that was fantastic once in a life time well worth seeing. Our accommodations were very clean and the motel room was quite large. It was great to wake up each morning and have free coffee and watch the fishing boats leave the harbor. We will be back!!
We chose this hotel based only on internet information and thought being near the harbor meant we could walk to any nearby attractions. It did have a harbor view but the room wasn't worth what we payed for it. Our room smelled like mildew and the electric plugs in the bathroom didn't even work. The indoor pool is unheated and there has to be a staff member sitting with you to be able to use it, so we had no privacy. The only walking you can do is to the two nearby restaurants and a gift shop. We ended up paying over $100/night for a cheap room that anywhere else would have been set at about $40. If the harbor view is something you must have then shell out the extra money to stay at the two other (much nicer) hotels right next to it, or find a hotel farther up the cape closer to the shore. Otherwise, I would recommend staying elsewhere in Hyannis-you have to drive to everything anyway.
Great Location and Great Family Run Motel
This is a great family run motel. The front desk staff is the best. They are extremely friendly and very helpful. The motel's owners are there each day. You can meet the son and the father. They will help you out with whatever you need. The rooms are simply decorated and clean. The views of Hyannis Harbor are wonderful. The prices per night are very reasonable. This is a very simple and plain motel with little frills. The rooms do need to have alarm clocks in them. However, I highly reccommend this to anyone who wants a great price and good location.
Bad hotel, good location
We chose to stay at the Hyannis Holiday Motel after reading the positive reviews on this site. I do agree with a couple of points made in the other reviews. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. Also, the location is great for access to the harbor and to downtown Hyannis. The beaches are about a mile from the hotel with limited sidewalks so it's not a comfortable walk to the beach.
On the downside, the carpets are so dirty that they turned our feet or socks black after about 10 minutes. The continental breakfast is a joke...watered down Tang and some Hostess Crumb Cakes served on folding tables. The room is nothing special, about Red Roof Inn quality. There are no closets, just dry cleaning hangers in the room and you get shampoo in packets, not bottles.
Cloudy Day - busy
We arrived at this hotel after going through so much traffic on a cloudy day in holiday season, very tired. Found motel by accident. First impression - staff, so helpful and friendly (seemed to know what we had gone through!!) Room was big, clean if basic, view lovely over bay, close to Main Street with shops and restaurants. Only spent one night wished we had stayed longer - excellant value - parking FREE. Would we go back? Yes!
My husband and I haven't been on a vacation alone in years, this was our first and the staff at the Hyannis Holiday Motel couldn't have made our trip any better. From the moment we checked in, the front desk girl was a wealth of information. I asked her if she'd be interested in being our tour guide for our stay, she was able to pick the highlites of the area that we would benefit most from. The pool lady was just as friendly, but firm with the little ones, which was nice. Being away from our kids, we weren't looking forward to be splashed by someone elses, but the pool guard was able to keep things under control. The 1 thing that will always stand out in my mind about this stay, was the cleanliness of our room. Everything seemed to shine. And the housekeepers were like clockwork, we knew each morning when our room would be made up. The other thing that has us convinced that this is our new vacation spot, we were able to meet the owners. These are the actual people who built the motel many years ago. They continue to run and operate today, together as a family. And the location was beautiful. Each morning my husband would run down to the beach, and be back in time to grab a cup of coffee and a donut in their free continental breakfast room. There is so much more to share about this wonderful motel, but I believe that you all need to experience this 1 for yourselves, you will not be disappointed. Service with a smile is almost guaranteed here!
Our room overlooked the harbor. We sat outside our room's balcony and enjoyed watching the ferry boats coming & going. Each morning we got up early to watch the sun rise over the harbor while enjoying our "FREE" continetal breakfast. We were able to walk to downtown Hyannis and to the beaches. We also took a whale watch cruise out of Barnstable harbor which was another beautiful spot especially when the sun sets, the whale watch boat was only a 15 minute drive from the motel. Our favorite restaurant was the Black Cat which was located next door to the motel and after dinner we walked across the street to Spanky's which is right on the harbor for after dinner drinks and we enjoyed the entertainment of some local band. We hope to return next year to olde Cape Cod for another great time.
My family and I visited Cape Cod last summer. We stayed at the Hyannis Holiday Motel for four nights. The staff were so freindly to us and the rooms were extremely clean. The motel was so conveniently located we could walk to most everything and we left our car parked for the entire stay. We took a day trip to Nantucket Island on an Hy-Line cruise which was great and that trip was so nice we took another day trip the following day to Martha's Vineyard. The Island cruises were located directly across from the motel. On our third day we walked to kalmus beach just a 10 minutes walk down the road. Each night we walked to downtown Hyannis just a block away and there were numerous restaurants, our favorite was Albertos Italian restaurant great food and nice atmosphere. We are looking forward to our next trip to Cape Cod.