We had a great four night stay at the brand new DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Cod in late August. The hotel had just opened in May after a $7 million dollar renovation of the previous Radisson that was located on the same property. All rooms were completely gut renovated as were the bathrooms, lobby, and fitness center. A new seating area and fire pit were also added.
I booked our rooms via a Travelzoo promotional rate of $159 per night, which still qualified for full HHonors points accumulation. A standard room during the prime summer season is normally priced from $279-$319 per night or redeemable for 40,000 HHonors points at this category six property.
Upon check-in, we were handed keys to a standard king room and the only potential upgrades would have been the same exact room with a jet-tube (no thanks) or a two-room suite which was already booked for the weekend.
I hadn’t stayed at a DoubleTree in years and I didn’t know what to expect. Well, the room was great! It still smelled brand new and the bed was as comfortable as any other Hilton bed I’ve slept on. Premium sheets and pillows were also included. The bathroom wasn’t anything fancy but was also new (including the tiling and the floor) and had a separate shower stall with great water pressure .
Hilton HHonors Gold and Diamond members receive complimentary breakfast in the Ivy Room restaurant. The breakfast had similar offerings each day with bagels, muffins, croissants, danishes, toast, oatmeal (several nice toppings), juices, and fresh fruit. There was also a daily buffet with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, french toast, pancakes, and home fries.
We all loved our stay at the DoubleTree. Growing up in New York, I’d come to the Cape each summer with my family. Back then there were no chain hotels on the entire Cape and we’d stay at one of the local inns or motels, sometimes coming up without even having set reservations. I remember driving from one to the next some years until we found a vacancy. Today, it’s more of the same, with several families looking to see which motels have a vacancy sign hanging outside. I guess over time, I’ve been spoiled by the points and miles game. It was certainly nice to have a full-service upscale property centrally located in Hyannis (there’s also a Holiday Inn on the Cape as well). Each day we would venture out to a different town or beach and the hotel was a perfect central location to explore from. You are also within minutes to Main Street Hyannis and the Hyannis waterfront district where the ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket depart from. Overall, it was a fun extended weekend up in the Cape and the hotel was excellent. We will most likely be returning again this summer.
oh…and I shouldn’t forget to mention the deliciously warm DoublTree cookies each afternoon up at the front desk!
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