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Simmons Homestead Inn

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288 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, MA 02601-4349
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#6 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Hyannis
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Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast located in Hyannis, Massachusetts, the Simmons Homestead Inn is a warm friendly, relaxing and romantic B&B for the best experience possible during your stay on Cape Cod. Bed and breakfast is located next to Hyannis Port, short trip to the beaches, the Islands and Provincetown. Pet friendly, too.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mother of Bichons wrote a review Aug 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia92 contributions56 helpful votes
Damp room with ooh la la cat smell from 20 or so cats.....bed sunk to the floor, springs were so bad....ran out of hot water in the very DARK bathroom (lights were terribly inadequate at best). Mosquitoes because we couldn't shut the doors to the outside. Everything in the house is dusty, if you have allergies, stay away! The place is kind of creepy. The owner is kind of creepy. He follows you around talking. The food is meh, rubbery sausages, go out. There are a lot better buys for your money. Even ones that allow pets. And don't let your dog cry or bark or he'll come talk to you some more.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Response from BillPutman, Owner at Simmons Homestead Inn
Responded 20 Aug 2018
Boy, hope she never comes back :-(
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Biztraveler11 wrote a review Aug 2018
Los Angeles, California146 contributions88 helpful votes
Bill, the owner, will greet you and give you lots of great advice on making the most of your visit to the Cape Cod area, including personalized writeups. He has a large lawn and areas that are perfect for your pets who are staying with you. The hammocks out under the trees are a nice touch. For European Auto and racing buffs, there is a car museum on the property site, which you can visit at no charge.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from BillPutman, Owner at Simmons Homestead Inn
Responded 5 Aug 2018
Glad you had a better than great time. And ..... come again and again :-)
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Wickie2014 wrote a review Jun 2018
London, United Kingdom8 contributions5 helpful votes
Simmons Inn was the perfect place to enjoy the Cape and visit Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. My girlfriend and I spend 4 nights at the Inn and were immediately impressed by Bill Putnam's energy, enthusiasm and kindness. In fact from the moment we booked a room Bill provided helpful travel tips and also agreed to meet us at Hyannis Transportation Centre, which was very helpful of him (particularly as the timing of our trip changed at the last minute). The Inn itself is charming with good sized, clean rooms. Bill cooks a mean breakfast every morning so it is worth getting up for those. The Inn is probably a 10-15 minute walk to the centre of town (even less if you have a car). It is very close to the beach and to Hyannis Port and the Kennedy compound. Bill provides extremely
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from BillPutman, Owner at Simmons Homestead Inn
Responded 5 Jun 2018
Wow sounds like I will really enjoy staying there this Summer, thanks for the recommendation :-) Bill
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850LEC wrote a review Feb 2018
Gloversville, New York3 contributions2 helpful votes
We made a last minute trip to Cape Cod for our friends' anniversary celebration. Since we have 2 dogs we needed lodging that allowed pets. We've stayed at the Simmons Homestead Inn so we called. Bill was gracious and welcomed us at the last minute. Once again we had a fine visit. We stayed in the Cat Room which is a 2 room suite. The extra room was welcome since the pups weigh 65 and 75 pounds.Emma and Jasper, our "pups" were welcomed and treated like one of the family. Bill has all sorts of information to let you know where dogs are welcome and when. His restaurant suggestions are also wonderful. Without a doubt, the 4 of us will return when we make our next visit to the Cape.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Response from BillPutman, Owner at Simmons Homestead Inn
Responded 6 Feb 2018
Love to have you and the 'family' back as much as you can. I need to get my dog fix :-) But also to folks who are thinking of coming to the Cape with a dog or 2 or even more, The Simmons Homestead is a great place to bring your 'family.' Near beaches you can take a dog anytime and other places for all of you to eat outside and check out the Cape and just relax. This is your home away from home on Cape Cod! Bill
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Jennifer S wrote a review Nov 2017
Cambridge, Massachusetts108 contributions31 helpful votes
We stayed at the Inn while competing in a dog show in the area. Bill (the owner) is very friendly and offers great advice on what to do and where to eat. The location of the Inn is very convenient to whatever you’d like to do on the cape. The rooms are very traditional but comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening wine hours on the back porch and the gorgeous back lawn. The Inn is dog friendly, our dogs loved it- but there are rules on where your dog can go and what they can do. All in all- we enjoyed our stay at the Inn and will be back next year!
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Response from BillPutman, Owner at Simmons Homestead Inn
Responded 13 Nov 2017
Hi Jen, Yep we've tried to make the Inn and Cape Cod fun. Nuthin fancy just your home away from home. See you and the pup next year or sooner if you can. Don't forget Winter is a great time to come. Milder than the main land and the beaches and trails are waiting for just you. And have dinner delivered and eat with the dog in the common room by the fireplace. And rooms 3 & 4 have wood burning fireplaces in their own rooms too. Only $20 a night more to cover cost of the wood. So keep coming back as we give discounts to returning folks. Bill
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PatriciaKD wrote a review Sep 2017
Nashua, New Hampshire7 contributions1 helpful vote
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Innkeeper Bill Putnam makes you feel at home and makes sure that you have a good time. Recommends places to eat and play as well as explore. His nightly wine hour to get to know the guests and ideas for dinner was an absolute highlight. It is a no frills Inn but worth every night. My Greyhounds loved it.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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jqshopper wrote a review Sep 2017
New Canaan, Connecticut1 contribution
We had a great first visit to the Cape and it won't be our last! It was also our first trip with our dogs and the Simmons Homestead Inn was the perfect choice. The facilities were great, large back yard for the dogs,and Bill was the perfect host. We enjoyed his breakfasts, wine hour, and Bill was always ready to help us plan our itinerary for the day. We'll definitely be back!
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Response from BillPutman, Owner at Simmons Homestead Inn
Responded 22 Sep 2017
One of the main reasons we like having dogs stay here is that I miss my dogs and get a dog fix that way :-) But other main reason is that dogs that come here are well behaved BECAUSE the people that own them care about both dogs and people. I'm glad to have all of then back again and again :-) Bill
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Joel C wrote a review Sep 2017
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A fun and funky old place with loads of character, with no pretense of luxury. Could use some updated mattresses and pillows. Innkeeper was a charming host, with an amazing antique racing car collection.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Response from BillPutman, Owner at Simmons Homestead Inn
Responded 20 Sep 2017
I'll check pillows and stuff but you are the first to comment on them. Cars are fun too. Come on back, Bill
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wasteele00 wrote a review Sep 2017
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania1 contribution
My wife and I and our dog stayed here over Labor Day weekend. First time to the Cape and not sure what to expect. Bill and his staff clued us in on where we could take our pup and where we couldn't. Told us the best places to eat, visit, and explore. Bill cooks breakfast every morning - eggs, blueberry pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, coffee and tea. Rooms are clean and comfortable. If you don't like cats, stay somewhere else as there are a bunch that roam the grounds. 40+ car collection that includes MGs, Triumphs, Jags, Lotus, Datsun, Audi. Even a Bentley and a Morgan. Will stay again if we go back to the Cape.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Response from BillPutman, Owner at Simmons Homestead Inn
Responded 15 Sep 2017
Glad the 3 of you had fun. AS to the cats, no reason to stay away from the Inn. They aren't allowed in the Inn, but do have rights to wander around. And I always had dogs before , but not hot on leash and other restrictions, so switched to orange cats. Would take them from the MSPCA when 3-6 weeks old so they could be raised as dogs. THey come when called and love being petted. Just orange dogs :-) Bill
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mmmhill wrote a review Aug 2017
Worcester, Massachusetts12 contributions15 helpful votes
Upon my return from a weekend in Hyannis, I received an email from the Inn, asking to send reviews to the Inn, TripAdvisor, Facebook. I initially emailed Bill at the Inn with my review, as I had been so disappointed with our stay there, and wanted to give him a chance to reply, and hopefully refund a portion of the $1600+ he charged me. No reply..... Warning! If you have any reasonable expectations for a clean room and a decent breakfast when being charged for such "extravagances," do not stay here. My family (3 grown children and a 2 year old) and I had booked and fully prepaid for rooms 9, 11 and 12 for the nights of July 28 and 29, 2017. At last count, 18 cats reside there, in and out of the office, next door to our "Annex" rooms. Upon arrival we were instructed how to,
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Date of stay: July 2017
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United StatesMassachusettsCape CodHyannis
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