Hotel Review: TownePlace Suites by Marriott Wareham Buzzards Bay

by Anthony Losanno
TownePlace Suites Wareham Exterior

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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.

TownePlace Suites Booking


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.

TownePlace Suites Map

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.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Checkin


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).

TownePlace Suites Wareham Elevators

The hotel looks newish (it was built in 2015) and everything in the public areas was clean.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Hallway

The hallways are bright and the carpets were new.

TownePlace Suites Wareham 419

Studio, 1 King, Sofa Bed (419)

There are 85 rooms and suites at the hotel.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Kitchen

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.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Closet

A large closet is across from the kitchen with an iron, ironing board, hangers, and storage.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Desk

A desk is next to the kitchen area.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Couch

A couch is next to the desk.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Bed

The king-sized bed is across from the couch.

TownePlace Suites Wareham TV

The TV is awkwardly placed next to the bathroom door.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Bathroom 1

The bathroom is pretty tight. It includes a shower/tub combo, toilet, and vanity.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Bathroom 2

There was not much space between the toilet and tub.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Bathroom 3

The shower was clean and water pressure was good.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Toiletries 1

Toiletries on the vanity were rather cheap.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Toiletries 2

There were Alice + Co Botanicals brand pumps in the shower for shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. These had a light scent.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Coffeemaker

The room had two cleanliness issues. First, the coffeemaker was filthy.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Refrigerator

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.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Market

Public Areas & Amenities

When you enter the hotel, there is a small shop in the lobby selling snacks and a few other items.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Coffee

Next to it, you’ll find complimentary coffee and tea.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Breakfast Room

Behind the lobby is a breakfast room. I was not in the hotel for breakfast, so I cannot comment on it.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Seating

There is a small seating area next to the front desk.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Laundry

There is a laundry room, which is a nice feature for longer-term guests.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Indoor Pool

The hotel also has an indoor pool.

TownePlace Suites Wareham Fitness Center

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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