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We were in Cape Cod for the weekend to attend a friend’s surprise birthday party. I always look for hotels where I can earn points and this one was the closest to the party. We had a one-night stay here before moving on to Provincetown. We did not spend much time in the hotel, but have a few complaints about what we found in our room.
Anthony’s Take: The TownePlace Suites by Marriott Wareham Buzzards Bay is an average, extended stay hotel. The service at check-in was friendly and efficient. The room was mostly clean and comfortable except for finding leftover nachos and water in the refrigerator (plus a filthy coffee maker). If you need to be in the area, this hotel will do but don’t expect anything more than the basics.
The room was booked on a Flexible Rate for $329. For a hotel that is not that close to a beach or any attractions, the rates are a bit high. If you’re looking to redeem Marriott Bonvoy® points here, redemptions cost between 34,000 and 45,000 points per night.
Transportation to/from the Hotel
We rented a car and drove to the hotel from our stay at The Liberty, A Luxury Collection Hotel (review here). It took around 70 minutes to drive the 54 miles.
The hotel is located in Wareham, MA. The area around it has plenty of restaurants and stores. There aren’t really any tourist attractions right nearby, but it’s not far from Cape Cod and it served our needs having to attend a birthday party in the same town.
We arrived around 4:00 PM and our room was ready. There was no line and the agent was pleasant. She gave us a welcome bag with two waters, a cookie, and a Kind bar. I did not need late checkout and there are no upgrades at this hotel. She explained that breakfast is served in the lobby (we had plans, but good to know).
The hotel looks newish (it was built in 2015) and everything in the public areas was clean.
The hallways are bright and the carpets were new.
Studio, 1 King, Sofa Bed (419)
There are 85 rooms and suites at the hotel.
The room opens with a kitchen on the right side. It includes a refrigerator, stove, microwave, and everything you need for extended stays including dishes, pots and pans, etc.
A large closet is across from the kitchen with an iron, ironing board, hangers, and storage.
A desk is next to the kitchen area.
A couch is next to the desk.
The king-sized bed is across from the couch.
The TV is awkwardly placed next to the bathroom door.
The bathroom is pretty tight. It includes a shower/tub combo, toilet, and vanity.
There was not much space between the toilet and tub.
The shower was clean and water pressure was good.
Toiletries on the vanity were rather cheap.
There were Alice + Co Botanicals brand pumps in the shower for shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. These had a light scent.
The room had two cleanliness issues. First, the coffeemaker was filthy.
There was leftover food and water also left in the refrigerator. Both of these issues should have been addressed by housekeeping prior to us inhabiting the room.
Public Areas & Amenities
When you enter the hotel, there is a small shop in the lobby selling snacks and a few other items.
Next to it, you’ll find complimentary coffee and tea.
Behind the lobby is a breakfast room. I was not in the hotel for breakfast, so I cannot comment on it.
There is a small seating area next to the front desk.
There is a laundry room, which is a nice feature for longer-term guests.
The hotel also has an indoor pool.
The fitness center is small but functional.
Overall Impression: The TownePlace Suites by Marriott Wareham Buzzards Bay is a fine choice if you need to be in the area. I was a bit grossed out by the coffeemaker and food in the refrigerator, but the rest of the stay was fine.
Anthony’s Credit Card Pick: When I’m staying at a Marriott hotel, I want to maximize my points earned. My card of choice is the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card. With it, I earn six Marriott Bonvoy® points for each dollar spent at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program. It also includes up to $300 statement credits per calendar year (up to $25 per month ) for dining in restaurants worldwide. Plus, a free night award that I can redeem at any Marriott hotel with a redemption level at or under 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy® points. Rates & fees. Terms apply.
(Featured Image, Laundry, Pool, and Gym Photo Credits: Marriott.)
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