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Plymouth, MA, USA
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014

I loved this place. Crisp clean linens and spa like colors were very soothing. The bedroom had a small kitchenette and a newly renovated bathroom. It also had a beautiful view of the bay and beach and was within easy walking distance to restaurants and shops. Cheryl, the innkeeper, was warm and friendly and provided me with good suggestions for... More 

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3 Thank Eileen L
innononsetbay, Owner at Inn on Onset Bay, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the positive feedback regarding the renovations on the third floor! More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2013

We did not get to take advantage of the things to do during the summer and it was COLD while we were there. The hosts we very friendly and helpful. The room was clean. They welcome pets. Just off the bay with a beautiful view. WIFI access was very speedy. The room temperature for heat can only be changed by... More 

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2 Thank Brian S
Boston, MA
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19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

I came here recently for a business retreat. I didn't stay over night, so I only saw the beach house. The retreat started in the "conference room" of the house, which is the renovated garage on the bottom floor. Cheryl was participating in the retreat and she sensed that people needed more space as we started to work so she... More 

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Raleigh, NC, USA
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

The view of the bay is delightful. In mid-September the room was very warm. No heating control. What looked like a dehumidifier was actually a free-standing AC, but there was no control for it and we didn't figure that out until halfway thru our stay. It didn't help much. This isn't really a B&B, as coffee and a little wrapped... More 

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1 Thank Taxpayer55
innononsetbay, General Manager at Inn on Onset Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on our property after your recent visit. I'm sorry we did not meet your expectations in all areas. We will use your feedback as we continue to improve our product. More 

waynesboro
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

I stayed here the night of my brother's wedding. I needed to check in before their 3 p.m. time, and they were more than accommodating to get me in my room at noon. The room was newly renovated and although small, it was done so well it seemed very spacious. There was a fridge, microwave, and desk, with plenty of... More 

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innononsetbay, General Manager at Inn on Onset Bay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our inn We appreciate your positive feedback and will continue to work hard to create a great experience for al of our guests. More 

Carlsbad, New Mexico
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50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Last year, I spent over 160 days on the road. With that schedule, the best surprise is no surprise. EXCEPT, when it comes to the Inn on Onset Bay. It was recommended by a business colleague who knows my affinity for the consistency of Hampton, HI-E, and Courtyard. The owners are cordial, helpful and clearly care about setting and fulfilling... More 

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3 Thank ROADFOREMAN
innononsetbay, General Manager at Inn on Onset Bay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of the inn. We are glad that you are enjoy your stays with us and we certainly have enjoyed meeting you and all of your colleagues. More 

Uniontown, Ohio
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107 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2013

We needed a last-minute room and were able to get one of the newly renovated queen bed rooms. It felt new and was very clean. The owners suggested a restaurant up the road and even offered to keep our leftovers in their fridge in the lobby. But, they took it a step further by picking up a fridge from a... More 

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1 Thank Jennifer E
innononsetbay, General Manager at Inn on Onset Bay, responded to this review

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in one of our newly renovated rooms. More 

Onset, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2012

My experience with the Inn at Onset Bay was just more than I could have ever expected. I had reserved a cottage for a so called meeting place for the 11 or so rooms booked by our friends for my wedding...we are local to the area and rather than entertaining our guests at our home the cottage on their premisis... More 

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2 Thank maurajeanrichards
innononsetbay, General Manager at Inn on Onset Bay, responded to this review

Thank you Maura, It was our pleasure to host your group! More 

Ashland, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2012

We booked a room for 4 of us to stay in. When we got there Cheryl said she moved us to a room on the first floor. This made the trip so much more enjoyable with our 2 year old. The room was beautiful with a small efficiency kitchen and bath. The room was larger than I imagined. The small... More 

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Bourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2012

We needed a spur of the moment place to stay as we were having renovations done at our home. The first time I called to make reservations, the owner, Cheryl gave us the cottage room at their Inn. Just a day before, the contractors switched it up on me, and I had to call to cancel at the last minute.... More 

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Onsetinnmanager, Manager at Inn on Onset Bay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know how your stay was. We are glad that you enjoyed the studio cottage, the courtyard and the quaint atmosphere of Onset, We hope that the renovations went well and that they were finished when they said they would be! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Inn on Onset Bay sits atop the bluffs in the village of Onset, a seaside community nestled on the west end of the Cape Cod Canal. Once a popular vacation destination for travelers the world over, Onset has become one of Cape Cod's "hidden treasures" with beautiful views, breathtaking sunrises and a place where serene beaches and quiet nights welcome visitors to step back in time. All of our rooms have private baths, air conditioning, flat screen tv's, hair dryers, iron and ironing boards. Many have kitchenettes with compact refrigerators, and microwaves. Please note that we DO NOT allow any cooking. We offer coffee and tea in the morning and a barbecue grill for use in our court yard. Onset is a pedestrian friendly village so you can choose to not get back in your car until departure if rest and relaxation is your goal! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Inn on Onset Bay

Address: 181 Onset Avenue, Onset, MA 02558
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Onset
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn on Onset Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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