Ship's Knees Inn

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Beach nearby, white sand, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Seasonal outdoor pool, sun loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, sun loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, sun loungers

Overview of Ship's Knees Inn

Ship's Knees Inn

3.0 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
186 Beach Rd, Orleans, MA, 02643

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNauset Beach8 min walk
  • Popular LocationOrleans Historical Society Meeting House Museum4 min drive
  • Popular LocationAcademy Playhouse4 min drive
  • AirportHyannis, MA (HYA-Barnstable Municipal)34 min drive

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About this area


Located near the beach, Ship's Knees Inn is in East Orleans, a neighborhood in Orleans with good shopping. Orleans Historical Society Meeting House Museum and Academy Playhouse are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Edward Penniman House and Barn and Crosby Mansion. Cape Escape Adventure Golf and Arnold's Mini Golf are also worth visiting. Kayaking and parasailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ziplining and hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Nauset Beach - 8 min walk
  • Orleans Historical Society Meeting House Museum - 4 min drive
  • Academy Playhouse - 4 min drive
  • Jonathan Young Windmill - 8 min drive
  • Edward Penniman House and Barn - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Logan International Airport (BOS) - 116 min drive


  • Academy Ocean Grille - 5 min drive
  • Homeport Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Mahoney's Atlantic Bar and Grill - 5 min drive
  • The Lost Dog Pub - 5 min drive
  • Cottage Street Bakery - 5 min drive

About this property

Ship's Knees Inn

Adults-only beach bed & breakfast
Coffee/tea in a common area, a seasonal outdoor pool, and concierge services are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a computer station, express check-out, and free newspapers are onsite.
Ship's Knees Inn offers 17 air-conditioned accommodations with MP3 docking stations and complimentary bottled water. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Orleans bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the bed & breakfast include a seasonal outdoor pool.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking (max 1 space per unit)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 8 AM–9:00 AM
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Beach umbrellas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • MP3 dock

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Tax ID - C0013492240
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Guests should be aware that a dog resides at this property.

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 34 out of 42 reviews
5 - Excellent 81%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 42 reviews
4 - Good 12%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 42 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 42 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 42 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Ship’s Knees Inn is a beautiful property run by lovely people. We truly enjoyed both patios for breakfast and nighttime fun around the fire pit; the excellent pool at the end of hot days; and the fresh and well-kept grounds (flowers everywhere.) The only reason this isn't a 5-star review is the significant drawbacks of our very tiny room: the bed was a super uncomfortable big marshmallow (we didn't sleep well during our entire visit); the walls were embarrassingly thin; and it was dark throughout the day. This room might best be used as a storage area; certainly not worth the cost. In any case we'd return to this Inn and request a better room.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A relaxing spot close to beaches and good restaurants. Great breakfast bar, good healthy selections. Staff were friendly and responsive. Room was very small and dark, bed too soft for our backs but overall a pleasant stay.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is a lovely little inn about a quarter mile from the Atlantic Ocean. They have a wonderful continental breakfast.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The level of the upkeep of property and structure by the owners.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
What a wonderful stay I had! The property is beautiful and clearly well cared-for, and a short walk from the beach. It’s nestled into a quiet part of the town which is what I was looking for. The owners are accessible, friendly, and very helpful. It was so easy to follow the instructions for contactless check-in and check-out. The breakfast spread was simple but satisfying, just what I needed. My room was small but the furniture was arranged very nicely to make the most of it. My two complaints are: first, the room often felt damp despite the AC, though that’s likely explained by the orientation of that room in particular and the weather that week; and teeny tiny bugs invited themselves in by the window two nights of my stay—again, likely due to the orientation of the room and the damp weather. Neither of these issues prevented me from thoroughly enjoying my stay. I will absolutely look to stay there again next time I come out!
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021