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Review of Yellow Monkey Guest Houses & Motel

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Review posted 7/31/2009 view all
BearandCub from Quincy, MA
Be Forewarned
So at the last minute we were looking for a place with an opening on a busy summer weekend in Ogunquit. Against our better judgement we called the Yellow Monkey. I spoke to a man on the phone who told me they had one room available and for a very decent price. We were two and half hours north of Ogunquit at the time and it seemed like a God-send. The gentleman seemed a little confused so I verified everything three times not wanting to make this long drive for not. I was more than a little surprised when he didnt want to take down my credit card information but he assured me my room was waiting. Well you can see where this is going... When I pulled up to the hotel I could tell this was not the place for me. It looked rather run down. There were a lot of older guys leering at the one young guy walking around in just a towel. I figured I'd just deal with it for the one night and the cheap price. Well when I got inside the rather worn lobby I was greeted by an older gentleman who seemed confused (get the theme?). When I told him I was there to check-in he said that wasnt possible all the rooms had already been taken. I asked to talk to the manager. He said he was the manager. I was blown away , frustrated, and angry.

I was very lucky that the B&B next door had one last room. Our room looked out on the Yellow Monkey and I am actually glad it worked out the way it did. The guests acted like they were at a sleazy motel.

I will say it does have a nice central location. However, I would not stay there ever. I paid twice the price for the room next door but was happy I had dodged a bullet. Truly unacceptable!
Month and year of stay:
July 2009
Length of stay:
1 nights
Recommend hotel for:
Describe the hotel:
Exclusively gay
Would I stay at hotel again?
Definitely not
My ratings on the following categories:
FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Rate the reservation process, either on-line or by phone.
Were the staff helpful and welcoming?
Disappointing
CURB APPEAL AND LOCATION
Was the property well located and externally attractive?
Acceptable but not special
CHECK-IN
Was it welcoming, informative and painless?
Were the staff able to devote time to answer all your questions?
Unacceptable
COMFORT AND CLEANLINESS
Was the bed comfortable, and the room and bathroom
well appointed and clean?
Not Applicable
STAFF
Were the staff friendly, helpful and efficient?
Unacceptable
DINING
Did the quality of breakfast or other dining services
meet your expectations?
Not Applicable
DETAILS
How were the little personal touches that make all the difference?
Unacceptable
VALUE FOR MONEY
Was your stay appropriately priced for what you received?
Not Applicable

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