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.
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.
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…
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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,…