Simmons Homestead Inn Reviews


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  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining3.9

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Great for first timers!

3.8 on September 08, 2017

Staff was very knowledgeable of the Cape. Caters to dog owners with pooh bags and buckets available. Will point you in the right direction for pet friendly activities and restaurants. Owner Bill Putman makes a mean omlet in the morning.

Innkeeper Response
Yep, love having dogs (well behaved critters) and starting this year we will be taking people in as well :-) Bill

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)

Great stay

4.4 on June 26, 2017

Bill was so helpful providing info on what to see and do! A delightful stay!

Simmons Homestead

4.4 on May 25, 2017

My husband and I spend one night at Simmons Homestead. Room was very comfortable, Inn keeper very friendly and helpful in directing us to a nice restaurant. He also gave us maps to help navigate through the area and finding attractions. In the morning we had a good breakfast and he even offered us a second servings. The Innkeeper has a great vintage car collection in a garage out back. We could not been happier with our accomadations. We would choose Simmons homestead again for visits to Cape Cod.

Hyannis Hospitality

3.4 on March 13, 2017

Charming in-town hostel. Pleasant room, comfortable bed and adequate bathroom. No restaurant, but sit-down breakfast and afternoon tea/wine. Perfect setting for Hyannis Marathon in February. We'll be back next year

Sonia's Stay During Hyannis Marathon Weekend

5 on March 02, 2017

We had a great time at The Simmons Homestead Inn. We've gone back two years in a row because we love the location, Bill's hospitality, and the rooms/Inn itself. It's cozy and comfortable and has a unique character that you can't find at a typical hotel.

Innkeeper Response
Hi Sonia, glad you keep coming back and hope you keep running well and collapse here every year :-) and ........ you don't have to keep coming in February, you passed the 'acceptable' test :-) and late Spring and early fall are The best times to come as well. See ya Bill

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)

Old House

4.6 on February 08, 2017

We were the only couple in the house. It was an old house but the owner keeps it very clean. Each room had a theme which we were in the cat room. I found it over whelming. If we would go again I would ask for a different room. The breakfast was very good.

Innkeeper Response
Too many cats, huh? Oh well sorry I just can't leave empty wall space alone :-) When you come back the Hyannis Port Room (#8) is the least cluttered. And do come back!! Bill

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)

Friendly Inn Keeper

3.2 on October 11, 2016

I reasonable B&B for those wanting to be close but not near the water. Bill is very friendly and knowledgeable.

Innkeeper Response
It's near the water. I like the feeling we are miles from any hecticness, but we are in reality only 1/2 mile from the ocean and 1/2 mile from Hyannis and smack in the middle of Cape Cod.

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)


3.6 on September 19, 2016

Close to the beaches and very dog friendly! Cars were pretty amazing to see. Location was close to downtown. Great advice of where to go and where to eat.

Innkeeper Response
Glad you and all had fun. That's our goal!

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)

Thanks Bill!

4.8 on September 02, 2016

My wife and I had a great night at Simmons Homestead Inn. Bill and his staff were welcoming and ready with good advice for places to eat and things to do. They definitely made our first trip to Cape Cod memorable and have us looking forward to passing through again!

Innkeeper Response
Glad you had a good time, that's really all we want to do. Make this your home while on Cape Cod. And .... do get back and see us again. Bill & the Gals

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)

Good for one night if you need a pet-friendly B&B

2.6 on August 22, 2016

Bill is very helpful. He provided maps and recommendations for things to do on our stay. The inn is pet-friendly with a large backyard for walks. Our room was very spacious and we could not hear any other guests or pets. The inn is an older home. The walls are filled with different photos, posters, and nick-knacks. There were also a multitude of hanging baskets containing artificial flowers. Breakfast was nothing special -- brown and serve sausages and ordinary french toast. No fresh brewed decaf coffee was available. There was wine available in the afternoon when we returned to the inn. This was a last minute booking for us, just for one night.

Innkeeper Response
Actually good for even 2 nights, pup or not :-)

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)

Way Cool

4.0 on July 25, 2016

This place is awesome! It's like visiting your cool uncle's house, except you have to pay a few shekels a night to stay there:-)

Innkeeper Response
Yep. We try and make it your home away from home while here on Cape Cod. Gotta hit ya a few coins so your uncle can pay his mortgage :-)

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)

Great Stay in Hyannis

4.2 on June 05, 2016

Innkeeper is warm and caring. Wonderful environment. Guest are allowed pets. Very friendly atmosphere. We'd go back in a heartbeat.

40th Anniversary

4.6 on May 23, 2016

Our stay was only an overnight for our 40th anniversary, but was well worth it! The inn is charming with much to see inside. Bill goes out of his way to accommodate your needs even acting as a local tour agent for local activities, events and things to see. At the wine hour you can socialize with the other guests if you like and Bill will make dinner reservations for you (if required). If you're an animal lover he will introduce you to his family of cats (kept away from the main building). A charming place to stay!

Innkeeper Response
Hi Bob & Nancy, Glad, of course, that you had a great time. That's exactly what we try hard to do. But ...... In your case, picking us to 'host' your 40th Anniversary was a huge thrill for us. Glad you had a good time, and glad you picked the Inn to have it in :-)

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)

Marathon Weekend

5 on March 05, 2016

Great Place to stay especially if you have a dog. Bill and April were fantastic and always very helpful. Will return again!

Innkeeper Response
I get my 'dog fix' from folks like you.Keep it up and see ya again. And .... doesn't have to be a run all over the Cape weekend. Relaxing home away from home time is time we both enjoy.

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)

Marathon weekend

4.6 on March 03, 2016

Our stay was excellent. I took my whole family to spend the weekend and watch (run for me) the marathon. Bill was very attentive and took care of us in many ways. I recommend it and will come back for sure.

Innkeeper Response
It's fun to have a house full of marathon runners every year. Most of the time here is spent on the event, but we try and offer lots of ideas for any spare time they may have. It's fun for all of us and great they come back yearly. And thank you folks for coming and hope to see ya next year.

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)

Run away from this place

1.4 on December 05, 2015

It is advertised as a Bed and Breakfast and the web page provides a lot of information about the wonderful breakfast Mr. Bill provides. Let me describe mine.. We came in the morning to the breakfast area and were cheerfully greeted by owner. He went to the kitchen to make a breakfast for us. My wife and I put coffee into our cups. I like hot coffee and mine was not hot enough for me. I went to the kitchen and asked permission to use the microwave to warm up my coffee. Bill opened the small dirty microwave. I was amazed to find inside of this microwave a few sausages placed on a color printed newspaper insert. This is how Bill was warming up these sausages. He took the newspaper with sausages out and let me warm up coffee. After that he put this newspaper and sausages back to the microwave and continued to warm up sausages. Maybe it is me but it was absolutely disguising. What is he thinking that he cannot find anything but used newspaper inserts to warm up food for customers? He cannot find anything in his Inn stuffed with tons of “historical” junk to prepare food using normal stuff: plates, paper towels, napkins…..???? Are there any regulations and just regular food preparation rules people should use while preparing food known in this Inn? So, he delivered our breakfast: 3 pieces of unripe cantaloupe, two pieces of some kind of toast fried on a pan with something else and the sausages mentioned above. Should I mention that we took sausages for our dog and I still feel guilty for this? Should I mention that it was our last visit to breakfast area? I am speechless about this “breakfast” and absolutely disguised with the owner. He charged us $200 per night and was cooking on a dirty newspaper? Stay away from this place is not exactly correct. In my opinion it should be “Run away from this place” One star for this Inn is way too many Shame on you, Bill

Thanksgiving 2015

4.8 on December 02, 2015

We were very pleased to stay at Simmons.

Delightful & Fun

4.2 on October 10, 2015

Bill Putman is a wonderful host who went out off his way to insure we were served well. Would definitely stay here again if future travels take us to Cape Cod again.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the revue, but more thanks for liking the place. We try our hardest and soooo happy when it works. You folks and all the guests are very special people. Thanks for coming and hope to see you again.

- Bill (innkeeper)

Sweet home, very fiendly innkeeper

3.4 on August 30, 2015

Room 12 were 2 rooms with a private bath, very comportable for a family of four. Rooms were clean and individually. A lot of "schnickschack" in all rooms. I think I haven´t seen all things during our stay. Innkeeper has 25 cats and 50 automobiles. He is an unicum and very helpful. He prepares warm breakfast by himself. Houses stand in anhuge area with many corners to sit an relax an feel at home. Bicycles are a bit old, hard work to do a tour.


4.6 on July 30, 2015

This was the rare, truly dog and people friendly b and b. Spoiler alert: decorated with a man's touch.

what a place

5 on October 04, 2014

This is by far the best, The innkeeper is very friendly and helpful, the room was warm and very clean. You can spend hours looking at all the neat stuff and still not see it all, so it will require a return trip for sure. Plus Bob who is our cocker was celebrating his birthday and had a wonderful time. The added bonus aside from the antique cars is of course the cats . See you soon!!!!!!!!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks and now you have to come again after you wrote telling me about the books you wrote and especially about Bob. I have that book now, so at least Bob the pup has to come back and 'stamp' his footprint on the book :-)

- Bill Putman, innkeeper of sorts (innkeeper)

Great dog friendly bed and breakfast

4.4 on May 26, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at the Simmons Homestead Inn and will definitely return. It's one of the few dog friendly inns on the Cape. The rooms were cute and cozy, the breakfasts good and plentiful, and the staff very helpful. We stayed in the Dog Room, which was cute but small.

Innkeeper Response
I'm glad your whole gang had a great time. About half our guests have dogs and they seem more caring. Probably why they travel together. And the guest that don't have dogs like it when the others care about the pups and the pus care about the people. Nice combo. And yes, the dog room is our smallest, but that is why it is $20 a night less than other queens. But all the rooms are fun. And thanks to you for coming!

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)

Best inn on Cape Cod for a great romantic get-a-way!

5 on May 01, 2014

Simmons Homestead Inn is simply the best place to stay on Cape Cod. The innkeeper is very accommodating and wonderful. The rooms are beautiful and our bed was extremely comfortable! The living room is gorgeous with a brilliant, working fireplace. The free breakfast is delicious and includes omelets, coffee cake and pancakes. Coffee and tea, fresh and hot, were always available in the dining room. Staying here in Hyannis Port for the last few days, and we don't want to leave. The weather has been perfect, so we managed to go bike riding and photo touring. Staying at an old captain’s house, the Simmons Homestead Inn, which has been updated and has add-ons? Like several sheds / barns that house classic sports cars, all red in color. Bill is the Innkeeper, an older gentleman, who cares for the cars and the guests here. In the morning, you can spot him early, making coffee and preparing the bountiful breakfast. One day it was pancakes filled with fresh berries, the next day he made us omelets with sausage and fruit. I liked the very large common area / living room with a nice fireplace and windows overlooking the lawn and pond out back. Bedrooms are spacious, and have been updated, as I could easily tell that the bathroom was an add-ton, and not part of the original home. I don’t know if it’s the salt-air, or the comfortable bed, but we slept well and long. It was nice to sleep late, and not have to do anything I didn’t want to do on this mini-vacation on the coast. Cape Cod is really beautiful at this time of year, and we managed to capture some nice pictures (that’s me in front of one of the innkeeper’s many red sports cars). We whole-heartily recommend the Simmons Homestead as your inn to stay while on Cape Cod. We made the right choice, as you will too! It doesn’t get any better as a romantic get-a-way, or a family vacation spot, as the near-by beaches are perfect for walking. Room Tip: Corner rooms are spacious, and have quick access to the yard.

Innkeeper Response
Wow! and THANKS. Really sounds like the kinda place I would like to go :-)

- Bill Putman (innkeeper)

Whimsy with red highlights

4.0 on January 27, 2014

Looking for a place to stay with a bit of whimsy that doesn't take itself too seriously but still cares for you and your getaway needs? What a great "base of operation" - Bill is a great tour guide and April knows all the places where locals hang. There is something for everyone: an historic sea captain's house, dogs welcome, many cats around (but not in the inn), lots of color, and a barn full of 50+ shiny red post-1950s cars. What's not to love?

Friendly and helpful- a home away from home

3.8 on January 27, 2014

The inn is a large comfortable, relaxing old farmhouse. Bill was very helpful upon our arrival, suggesting activities and locations to bring our dog and where to go for dinner. The inn is decorated with a wide variety of interesting collectables, and every room has its own unique theme and were clean and stocked with plenty of towels and blankets. Our dog was welcome and it was offered to us to leave him in the room or take him-'whatever we would normally do at home'. Thank you!

Great Pet Friendly B&B

5 on November 05, 2013

We travel with our golden retriever whenever we can so we were thrilled to find this wonderful B&B on the Cape. Bill and his staff are so friendly and accommodating. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The grounds are a great place to relax and play with your dog. Beautiful grassy lawns to explore, hammocks, sitting porches. Bill fixed us a great breakfast of an omelet, sausage, fresh fruit and some nice bread. He has an amazing car collection on the property called Toad Hall that was a nice surprise as well. Bill & his staff are genuinely interested in you and your comfort & experience. They are a wealth of knowledge. We will definitely be back.

Dog Friendly Cape Haven

4.0 on September 04, 2013

We travel with our beagle-mix (Tessie) whenever possible. That's really tough to do on the Cape during the summer. Bill and the Simmons Homestead Inn to the rescue! The Inn is very cozy (plus it's dog friendly!), but the thing that puts the icing on the top is Bill. He was very welcoming and accommodated us as if we were family. April was great, too, with recommendations on things to do AND places to eat that are dog friendly. The room we stayed in (Dog Room) was small, but comfortable. It was right on the porch, so if you're a light sleeper it might not work for you but there are 12 other rooms that more than likely will. The car museum is pretty incredible, too!

Wonderful Inn in Hyannis

4.6 on August 29, 2013

We loved our stay at the Simmons Homestead Inn. Although we have been to the Cape many times, this was our first time (and not the last) at this B&B. Bill Putnam, the innkeeper, was very accommodating to our needs, and helped us to feel relaxed and comfortable. The room was very clean and quiet, and we thoroughly enjoyed the generous and delicious breakfast provided. Additionally, Mr. Putnam has an incredible classic sports car collection (over 50) that we marveled at. This is one place that we would absolutely recommend to our friends.

I don't like B&B's but...

4.2 on August 20, 2013

...this one is a keeper. At the last minute we found out that we needed to bring our family dog with us on a short (3 day) vacation to Cape Cod. All of the pet-friendly hotels were booked so, reluctantly, we booked the SH Inn. Bill, the owner, does everything he can to make the stay feel comfortable for guests. Beach towels, restaurant guides and menus, even a wine hour are all provided free of charge. There are also bottled water and soft drinks provided free of charge, as well as small refrigerators for guests' personal use. We stayed in room number 1, the busiest decor of the many rooms we toured. It has a small anteroom where a pull out bed for my son made this a great value. All of the other rooms were much more tastefully decorated, and each was lovely in its own quirky way. Bill generously gave us the tour before our departure. My dog was happy, too. He was allowed in every area we were, with the exception of the breakfast room. For those who need their pets with them for breakfast, simply request one of the rooms with a private deck. While Bill won't bring your meal, you can pick it up in the dining room and bring it back. The rooms are all air-conditioned, but there is a charge for using them. While we did not need it during this trip, it was comforting to know that it was there. The nominal charge of $10 per night is reasonable if the night is muggy. Bill also hosts an antique car museum on the premises and guests receive a free tour. Walking distance to Keyes Beach in Hyannis is nice, but I prefer the beaches of West Yarmouth. We will definitely be returning.

Anniversary Getaway

2.6 on August 14, 2012

This was our first time staying at a B&B. The location was great. The yard, porch & hammocks were wonderful. The food was average and the room itself needed a little updating. We are hooked now on B&Bs. Feels more like home.

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5 on May 07, 2012

Talk about a place that makes you feel at home. Comfortable, welcoming & fun! We will for sure be back many times.

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4.4 on March 25, 2012

Very welcoming. Beautiful place and very attentive host!

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5 on November 05, 2011

Bill went out of his way to be helpful. Even offered to walk our dog. Breakfast was great.

Friendly & Warm with Cars & Cats

4.0 on October 30, 2011

We stayed in 2006 for our anniversary, and this time was even better. We had a lovely spacious room in the annex. Bill & his staff were friendly & easy-going. Gorgeous red cats were meticulously groomed. Jaw-dropping collection of British sportscars -- fantastic!

Fabulous pet-friendly place!

4.0 on October 30, 2011

We stayed at Simmons Homestead Inn over Labor Day weekend. We just adopted a puppy we didn't have the heart to leave for a long weekend & this place worked out great. Wonderful staff, very hospitable.

Quirky and amusing

3.2 on October 26, 2011

Bill is charming and quirky which comes through in his decor of animal based rooms. The rooms were clean but need some TLC, however the bed was too hard for my back and by the 3rd morning I had to go downstairs to the sofa. Breakfast was fine with no choices, but put all on one plate, fruit and eggs together, would have preferred separately. The first day we did Bill's tour of lower Cape Cod which was good. We met the other charming guests and dogs (you need to be an animal lover) at wine hour. Patty, Bill's housekeeper was lovely and helpful - I was allowed to do the laundry as we had been on the road for more than 4 days! All in all a pleasant stay.


1.2 on September 26, 2011

Room was dusty and their was mold growing on the curtains and walls and lampshade. Chairs in our rooms sitting area were spotted and one was torn from wear. They don't vacuum the floors or sweep them when they clean each day. Also, found it unsettling that there are no locks on the doors to lock your stuff up while out. Breakfast, while all you can eat is limited to what is being made that morning so you better like it! Disappointing to hear a microwave going off at a B&B. Coffee was warm at best and no half and half cause the Innkeeper didn't want to serve it - so too bad if you prefer your coffee with half and half.

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5 on August 09, 2011

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and advising us on where to go to see the sites. And most of all thank you for letting us bring the dogs. You have a heart of gold.

The hospitality was great

5 on July 18, 2011

Bill, thank you for everything, we loved the place, we have a nice time around. It was great for my my dog Sasha, we'll be back! Beautiful inn. Great home.

Great place, better people

4.8 on July 03, 2011

The Homestead Inn is a wonderful place to take a break from the world. My family of 4 were very well tended to. Building is almost 250 yrs old yet is very well maintained, some area's need work but overall very nice. The caretaker is a wonderfully knowledgeable man. Knows everywhere and happy to guide you in a non-obtrusive way. Helps with everything from menu's to coupons. Being horribly allergic to cats I have to mention that there are 24 on the premises. I was vaguely aware of the odor only when I went into the caretakers Scotch room. Other than that no issue! Breakfasts were home cooked and to order-- he cooks you eat what he orders! Room for car buffs as well. I think 58 great old cars. Make sure you make at least 1 wine hour. His help, Patty is delightful. One last thought, if you sleep in #12 bring a sleep mask as large skylights will wake you up if your a light sleeper. Outstanding overall experience. Thank you Bill. You were right about the Boston Streets as well as everywhere else you sent us. Mark, Steph and the girls.


5 on May 06, 2010

Great inn - interesting and unique innkeeper and house. Plan on many more visits.

Unique and Interesting! Love This Place!!

4.2 on April 29, 2010

You could spend hours reading The Walls. Bill (a very interesting Innkeeper) is clever and has put a lot of effort making this place unique and fun! Between the cars and cats there is so much to see!

Animal Kingdom

4.4 on March 12, 2010

What a wonderful place to stay! Bill the innkeeper was a wealth of knowledge about Cape Cod. It is a place we will return to.

Great spot on Cape Cod

3.8 on December 12, 2009

Laid back host, comfortable inn and a great car museum (worth a stop just for that if you like sports cars). All you can eat breakfast and lots of helpful information about the area.

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2.4 on October 20, 2009

Room on 1st floor at a slope. Opening at floor of shower on one side. Stained old towels, dirty, desk fan, as no A/C had built up dirt. Dirty floors, carpet, dust. Allowed dogs, a plus, but won't stay there again.

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4.0 on September 02, 2009

Enjoyed my stay very much. This is my third time at Simmons B&B. Wonderful.

Great time had by all

5 on August 20, 2009

I love this inn. The decor is fabulous and they gave me all the information I needed to make my stay enjoyable. Food was great and I felt like a princess with the canopy bed.

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4.6 on August 14, 2009

We had a lovely time. One of the few pet friendly places around. Treated like one of the family.

A delightful stay

3.0 on August 03, 2009

My husband & I recently stayed at the Simmons Homestead for a few days in July. Everything about the place was charming. Every day we saw new things in and around the house that made us chuckle. Bill was a gracious host -- who gave us all the info we needed daily fun where to eat -- what to do -- maps & directions & good tips. My husband totally enjoyed Bill's car collection. Will be returning.

very neat place

5 on July 15, 2009

Host was very good and provided valuable information for dinning out and excellent directions and information on tourist sites.

Great Rustic B&B, Wonderful Innkeeper

4.4 on March 03, 2009

Clean, rustic, charming place. Bill is a wonderful host, friendly, open, accomodating, gives honest advice re: what to do/ where to go. Rooms are interestingly animal themed. Will definitely go back.

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5 on August 25, 2008

Never heard back from the Long Dell. I was doing it the day before we were going . That was the problem. We did stay and the Simmons Homestead Inn, a B and B. Very interesting place , but you have to like animals. It is in Hyannis. Nice quiet place. bill is a gracious Host.


5 on July 25, 2008

Excellent - Bill is the quintessential host! Looking forward to a return visit.

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5 on July 24, 2008

Excellent Inn to stay at!! Very pleasant staff & experience!! Be back soon!!

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  • Nightly Rate $120 - $260
  • Reviews (54) 4.2
  • Rooms 13
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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