PHOTO: Photo © DW Stetson

Cove Motel

13 S. Orleans Rd., Orleans, Massachusetts 02653, USA

Kim MacKinnon

Consisting of two main buildings overlooking Orleans Town Cove, this tidy but prosaic year-round motel has large rooms, most with decks or patios overlooking the water. Furnishings are undistinguished but updated and pleasant, and rooms have tasteful, neutral color schemes. An attractive picnic area overlooks the heated pool.

YOU SHOULD KNOW There are limited amenities at the hotel.

room

Some units have fireplaces and kitchens, and two-room suites can comfortably accommodate four guests. Some have private decks and water views.

Ask for a room with a private (not shared) deck to ensure privacy.

bathroom

Standard private bathrooms have either shower/tub combos or showers.

lobby

The lobby is mainly just a place to check in. Guests generally hang out at the pool or outdoor spaces in nice weather.

Photo: Photo © DW Stetson

pool

The seasonal outdoor heated pool offers great view of the water.

Photo: Photo © DW Stetson

dining

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LOCATION

Getting Around

You can easily walk to town. Renting a bike and heading out to beaches and attractions is also another option.

Restaurants

Why not have a lobster throw down while on vacation? The Lobster Pound (3-minute drive), lets you pick out your own lobster to be cooked, while the Lobster Claw (5-minute walk), which has been serving up seafood since 1962, also makes lobster the star of the meal.

Bars

Land Ho! (7-minute walk) is a popular place to get a drink and is decked out with local business signs. Get a drink from a boat at the Surfboat Lounge (5-minute walk) overlooking Town Cove, where a 30-foot boat serves as the bar.

WHY WE LIKE IT

Reasonably priced, family-friendly and centrally located, the Cove Motel offers lots to recommend it in terms of basic accommodations. While not for those in search of luxury, rooms are clean and comfortable and the water views are lovely.

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 800-343–2233;508-255–1203

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