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Belfry Inn

8 Jarves Street , Sandwich, MA 02563 USA (Show map)
3.9
10 Reviews
$145 - $295
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The Belfry Inne and Bistro, set in timeless Sandwich, is comprised of three architectural masterpieces. Each of our three buildings from a different time period grace Jarves Street. Sumptous decor. Imaginative interiors! Exquisite dining. Whirlpools, fireplaces...400ct.linens...if you are looking for pampering, this is the venue.

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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.2
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness3.6
  • Dining3.9

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Definitely Outstanding!

5 on October 06, 2013

Had an absolutely amazing stay! Everything certainly exceeded any expectations. Room was beautiful. Food was scrumptious. Service was wonderful. Definitely recommended! :-D


A Nice Room, Great Location

2.6 on August 16, 2013

We stayed in the Belfry the weekend of August 9-10. Our room, in the building they call The Village, was large and sunny. Literally threadbare carpet -but otherwise clean and nice. I wish they had room darkening shades. The sun blazed in at 5:30 am! Being in Sandwich was great. It's a cute, tiny little town. So laid back, and easy to get everywhere. The Town Beach is close, and beautiful - though only at low tide! There was a wedding at the Belfry the weekend we were there, and I think the staff was overwhelmed. When we arrived, we were quickly shown to our room by a nameless, if perfectly pleasant staff member, and then literally never spoken to by anyone who worked there again -- other than our waitress at breakfast. The overall feeling was not of a B&B - where you meet the inn keeper and chat, but more like a hotel: you're greeted, and then you're on your own. For some, this is a plus. But for me, the personal touch is why I like B&Bs. Breakfast itself was perfectly OK. But it took forever, and the second morning we just walked a few doors down to the coffee shop for a quick bite. The Belfry breakfast wasn't worth the calories or the wait. Doughy muffin, serviceable eggs, and they forgot to give us our fruit until we asked several times. At dinner, the restaurant was packed, but we didn't try it. The first day, when we got back to our room at 4:30 after a day at the beach, it had still not been made up. I'm sure it was because of the wedding -- we saw the college-girl looking housekeeper, and she was sweet but frazzled. She offered to do the room then...but we wanted to shower and relax, so we declined. It was 4:30 after all. I'd imagine that when they're not crazy busy, it's a totally different experience. But they were crazy busy -- so for us, it was a pretty place, a great spot, and perfectly OK otherwise, but just OK.


A Foodies Nirvana

4.4 on July 30, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Inn this past weekend and we were very pleasantly surprised. The room was quaint and not so over the top you feel like you should never leave it. The dining experience we had was one of the best we have had anywhere. The menu is superb and the execution was flawless. I had my best meal of the year on Saturday evening and the breakfasts were a step above even the better fare offered at other B&B's. The staff was attentive but not overly "friendly." The owner was omnipresent taking care of the details without being overly chatty. We usually like to try new places but we will not be able to resist the call of the sumptuous dining experiences we had at the Bistro.


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5 on June 19, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Belfry Inn last week for 3 nights. The inn is beautiful, clean and centrally located. We checked in and the lovely receptionist took us to our room which was a standard type room. The room was pretty, clean and small but its was fine. About 1/2 hour later the same receptionist knocks on our door an tells us that since they're doing some work on the roof they're up-grading our room. They didn't want our vacation to be disturbed by the noise They could not have been nicer!!! We have been to some inns where the breakfast is lackluster but not here. The breakfast was in a beautiful room that was once a church. We ordered off the menu and had a choice of about 8 breakfast entrees, The food was great along with the very friendly waitresses. Seriously, if you're thinking of going to Cape Cod don't miss the Belfry Inn it's everything you'll expect from a high quality inn and more. I give it a whooping 5 stars!!


Room looked like a motel -- not a b&b

2.2 on June 10, 2011

This B&B did not meet our expectations. The grounds are beautiful, and the exterior of the building is very nice. However, our room looked more like a motel than a B&B, with an industrial-looking bathtub in the middle of the room.

Innkeeper Response
Thank your for your feedback. We have only three rooms that feature a whirlpool tub in the guest room, the other rooms have the same type tub but they are located in the enclosed bathroom. In the Painted Lady building the George and Martha rooms and in the Abbey the Saturday room the tubs are in the room. The tubs are ultra massage tubs that push air not water. The effect is extremely soothing. We have guests stay just to take a tub as we are on the website for the manufacturer. They are truly amazing and wish only that you experienced the effect. As far as decor each room have all been painted and refreshed every season. They have flat screen 22" TVs and a 40" in the Saturday room. In addition the George has a gas fireplace. Guests love to sit in the tub with the fireplace going! The bedding is 400 thread count. All three rooms are the most requested becuase of the tubs! The Saturday room is located in the Abbey the former church. The stainglass window of Gabriel the angel is amazing. The room faces directly south and just has an awesome feeling. We have had rave reviews about the Bistro recently with Zagat the highest for decor (29) and 27 for food and 27 for service. This is an exceptional rating in our peer group. Breakfast we offer two entrees during the week with Sunday a full menu of six items...howvere we will make whatever the guets requires cheerfully! Only two other restaurants had a Zagat rating of 27 for food on the Cape. Boston TV Channel 5 Chronicle has featured us three times, most recently June 5th, just becuase of our uniqueness! It is very unfortuanate that you felt as if you were in a motel becuase that is not what we are.... sometimes we cannot meet all expectations and only hope you revist us to truly experience what we have to offer!


Great getaway

5 on November 11, 2010

Spent just one nite, but had a nice sunny afternoon in the Saturday room. Food is some of the best on Cape Cod and wine dinners are an added value.


Sweet Victorian BnB

3.6 on October 25, 2010

Belfry Inn is a sweet Victorian BnB in a pleasant neighborhood with some nice shops. The beach is not too fare away as well. Breakfast is served and you can decide between two dishes. The quality is good, but the menu is repetitive. We stayed in the pretty small but beautiful “Ida room” in the “Painted Lady”. This is a room with two separated beds. There are tiny little stairs for children going up to a tiny little tower next to the room. Together with the room on the other side of the floor it is ideal for a family. The other guesthouse is totally different and perfect for couples. Many rooms are provided with a fireplace and a whirlpool. The rooms in the church are very unusual with huge church windows.


Great B&B in a Sleepy Little Town

3.6 on September 17, 2010

This B&B was very nice and we had a great time but if you are looking for a town with night life this wouldn't be the place for you. Stay here if you are looking for quiet, peace, and relaxation.


Belfry Inn & Other Review

3.0 on July 29, 2010

Belfry in is actually 3 different buildings: the Belfry (old Catholic Church), the Painted Lady (Victorian home) and a Federal Style home. I had booked a room at Painted Lady (I love Victorian homes). When I got there, the proprieter had "upgraded" us to the Federal Style Home withour telling us a head of time. Yes, it was a larger room and charming decor, but would have liked to know ahead of time. The oilet and shower were in a separte room from the double sinks. However, there was no towel ring or bar next to the sinks to hold the towel. There also wasn't any soap for the shower, only foaming hand soap. Spoke to the proprieter the next morning. He promptly went to the building to ask house keeping to get us some soap. It never happened. Over all, the stay was okay.


Very intriguing!

5 on December 15, 2009

I really enjoyed the Belfry Inn. My only regret was my visit was very short. I did get to peek into some of the rooms that were not occupied, and they all were equally lovely. I was amazed at the size of the guest rooms. They are all so spacious! It's an easy walk to anywhere in Sandwich from here too - another nice bonus.


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Rooms & Rates

PL Garden Room

First floor room. Features a queen cottage style bed with direct acces to private deck. Shower in bath. Color palette cream with lots of sun and light.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Painted Lady - Martha Room

Queen walnut spool bed, two-person whirlpool tub, carved Chinese rug, blue, blue palette, sitting area and bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Painted Lady - George Room

Queen 1840(cr) short poster maple bed, spa two-person whirlpool tub facing a gas fireplace. Room features a green palette and bath with an enclosed shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Painted Lady - William Room

Consist of a two rooms one with a queen cottage bed with access to private deck overlooking The Abbey . Decorated in a green palette with hand-painted furniture; bath with shower. The adjoining room has two twin beds with its own bathroom with shower. There is an additional charge for each guest over two at $65 per night per person.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Painted Lady - John Room

Queen Church Cottage Style bed, gas fireplace and bath suite with double Jacuzzi. Room features lavender palette.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Painted Lady - Kristina Room

King Church Cottage Style bed, sitting area, hand-painted bureau, large skylight. Room features pale green and yellow palette. Bath with shower and separate two-person whirlpool.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Painted Lady - Lee Room

King Cottage Style bed, large bathroom with two person Jacuzzi and shower only. Room features yellow and white palette.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Abbey - Monday Room

South-facing room with a balcony that basks in light. Queen church pew bed with fanciful bed linens, matching window treatments, Yellow striped walls and flying buttress. The bath is located in the bell tower with a two person ultra massage tub and shower. Fireplace faces the bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Abbey - Tuesday Room

Blue walls magnificent circular stained glass "compass" window with Victorian armoire. King four poster pineapple bed faces a gas fireplace and features a woven Belgian blue and gold tapestry linens; SW-facing balcony. Bath with two person spa whirlpool and shower; stained glass windows surround tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Abbey - Wednesday Room

The Wednesday Room features a king, church-pew bed with "tulip" stained-glass sconces above the pew headboard, gold and burgundy washed walls, and a skylight over the bed. The bathrrom features a rain fall shower with the Ultra Bain Vedana Personal Care Unit. The Vedana is a therapeutic care unit that provides a unigue centering experince. It integrates five proven therapies; Light, Sound, Chromothereay and Thermotherapy. See www.http://www.bainultra.com/our-products/bath/vedana/vedana for all the info!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Abbey - Thursday Room

King church pew bed dressed with crewel floral design bed linens; sitting area with fireplace and balcony. Bath has an spa tub for two and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Abbey - Friday Room

A dramatic stained glass window depicts the Angel Gabriel and presides over deep rose burgundy and gold-starred walls. King church pew bed is dressed with an Aubusson tapestry coverlet in burgundy and beige. Fireplace. Bath with Bain Ultra whirlpool tub for two & shower with terra cotta floors and bath surround.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Abbey - Saturday Room

Deep purple striped walls surround the King church pew bed set with blue tapestry linens. The magnificent stained glass window of Michael the Archangel is a powerful presence. The balcony offers southward views.Spa massage whirlpool for two is situated in the room under a stained glass window. Bathroom with rainfall shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Village - Burgess Room

First floor room with queen white cottage bed. Yellow, green and gold fauxe finish walls. White accents. Adjoining room with two twin beds. Priced based upon number of guets in room. Wet bar. Direct access to porch overlooking side garden area. Shower in bath. Spa whirlpool tub in bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Village - Jarves Room

Second floor room with white washed pine bed. Green floral paper walls with shower in bath. Crisp white accents.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Village - Nye Room

Bright yellow and blue/green floral walls. Cottage style queen bed with white accent pieces. Shower in bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Village - Pope Room

Cozy front of house room with light green palette. White cottage queen bed. Shower in bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Village - Swift Room

Front of house bedroom, with blue white and green floral wallpaper. Queen white cottage bed. Shower in the bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Village - Tupper Wing Room

Set on the third floor these rooms have an adjoining bath with two sets of twin beds ( Four beds). Crisp white and lavender palette. Shower in the bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Painted Lady Seth

Set on the first floor the Seth room features king bed. Large windows provide plentiful light. The bathroom features a walk in shower and separate air jet whirlpool tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Painted Lady - Ida Room

Features two twin beds, skylights and bath with shower. Room features light blue gray color palette.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Painted Lady - Sara Room

Queen cottage style bed, gas fireplace, skylights and a bath with five-foot soaking tub and glass-enclosed shower. Room features white and green palette.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Village

Airport

Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 60 miles

Directions to property:

After crossing the Sagamore Bridge, follow Route 6 to Exit 2; make a left off ramp (Route 130). Follow Route 130 for approximately l.5 miles. Bear right onto Main Street (Sandwich Center); go 2/10 mile to Jarves Street and make a left onto Jarves Street. The Belfry Inne& Bistro is the third building on the right, next door to our new church/ restaurant

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Parking, Piano, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Lounge / Bar, Post / Parcel Service, Restaurant / Cafe

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Health Spa / Massage, Fitness Center / Gym

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Diners club
  • Cancellations: Full refunds for cancellations at least 14 days prior to arrival, less $15. cancellation fee.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Chris

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8-9:30am, 9-10:30am Sundays
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


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8 Jarves Street , Sandwich, MA 02563 USA (Show map)

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