“yes yes yes, it needs updating but the people, location and price makes it beautiful!”
Trip Advisor led us to the Windjammer and now we can’t wait to go back again. With that said… if you like a first class hotel, this is not the place for you. However, It is charming, excellent location, friendly service, and the right price.
We went over Labor Day weekend for the fall festival- I took my mom and 3 yr old son. Our room was on the first floor. It was exactly everything we needed- a bed, a bathroom, a frig. The owners were extremely nice. The remembered talking to me on the phone, helped give us suggestions where to eat and what to do. They had flyers printed out for us.
YES, it is out dated, cell phones don’t work in the room, there was no phone or clock but we were there to enjoy South Yarmouth and the beach. There is an area in the lobby where you can make yourself toast, have a free cup of coffee, borrow a book or talk to the owners.
The location is ideal. The beach was across the street, which was perfect for having a senior and a toddler with me! We walked there every day and collected shells. Since it was too cold, we didn’t use the pool but it looked very nice. There was always enough parking and it was well lit.
You can see where they tried fixing up the bathroom by painting the tiles and a piece of the cabinet in the bathroom was broken but it really didn’t bother us. I have stayed at hotels like the Venetian in Vegas, Boardwalk in Disney, as well as a terrible place called the Pineapple in Newport (I wish someone warned me of THAT place). I have even stayed down the street from the Windjammer at The Red Jacket Inn. Years ago that place was affordable – you are on the same street looking at the same ocean. Don’t get me wrong, I like the Red Jacket and stayed there several times years ago but they have since tripled their rates and make it not affordable for a family to stay.
The Windjammer is a gem. I wouldn’t be surprised every year they improve and update. We have recommended this hotel to our friends but with it being clear, you are not getting a 5 star hotel. I would suggest it as a great 3-day stay for the beach, fall festival, get away. It is a quick drive to all the awesome restaurants, mini golf, etc.
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