REVIEW: Days Inn, Hyannis MA
September 28-29, 2008
1 king room with continental breakfast
Price: $84.10/night at DaysInn.com
I would definitely recommend this hotel for the price, location, convenience and the very friendly staff.
The rate we got was pre-paid and non-refundable. You can get a refundable rate for more money. If you want the option of canceling and getting the money back, I suggest getting the refundable rate. On the last day of cancellation, check if the cheaper non-refundable rate is still available. If it is, book that and cancel the refundable rate.
The locatio is great. The Days Inn Hyannis is adjacent to the Cape Cod Mall. It is on Route 132 where a lot of businesses (i.e. restaurants, stores) are located. There are several beaches 3-5 miles away.
The place looked dated and not very nice in the outside. But when we got in, we were glad that the place was prettier inside and very clean. The lobby was tiny, but it had a lounge area and a desk with a computer guests can use.
The building was two stories high. Rooms on the first floor had patios and those on the 2nd floor had balconies. We were only there for the night and I didn’t notice an elevator, I’m not sure. There was ample parking outside that was free.
The staff were the friendliest I’ve ever met. They mingle and always acknowledge their guests. The front desk were very eager to help and check-in and check-out was a breeze.
Our room (135) was on the first floor and very close to the lobby. There was a sliding door to the patio. We were able to park right across our room which was very convenient. The room smelled great and looked clean. There was only one night stand and lamps by the bed were propped up on the wall. The room had a small fridge under the sink counter. The bed was comfortable, but we’re not that finicky about beds. The pillows were not too soft so they were a bit high which made my neck cramp a bit. I’m not used to high pillows.
The bathroom was tiny and the sink is located outside the bathroom right by the door. I don’t like this setup, but it is expected for hotels such as the Days Inn. The whole bathroom was clean until I got nosy and tried to peak under the “round” plastic attached around the steel drain and the steel shower switch. The area under the plastic around the steel drain was dingy and rusty. Obviously, dirt gets trapped in there. I don’t know why they have those “round” plastic flaps in there, but they better take it out or clean under it.
There was free wireless internet access in the room and the speed was good. You don’t need a password to access it. I am not sure if there’s a charge if you use the computer in the lobby though.
Continental breakfast was served 6:30am to 11:30am. It was your typical continental breakfast with toast, muffins, fruits, cereals, hard-boiled eggs, juices and coffee. It was nothing special. But the dining room was immaculate and everything was presented beautifully. The staff replenished the items quickly and was always on the move. But he managed to greet everybody that came in.
The hotel had both an outdoor and heated indoor pool. Unfortunately we weren’t able to use it.