Policies

PAYMENTS

If the stay is for one to three nights, please send a check for the full amount. If it is for four nights or more please send a check for about half. Please send checks within 7 days. Any balance due is payable upon arrival. We take a credit card to hold, then we send a confirmation and directions, and have you send a check. For actual payment, we accept personal checks, cash, or traveler’s checks. We try not to take credit cards for actual payment. We’d rather give you a discount than the credit card folks.
Phone (508)778-4999 or e-mail SimmonsHomestead@aol.com to book

CANCELLATIONS

All cancellations are subject to a $25 charge. Your deposit will be refunded, less $25, if you were able to notify us 14 days in advance that you will not be able to stay at the Inn. On shorter notice, we will make a refund if we are able to re-rent your room In the event of a no show, the deposit will be forfeited; if you have not sent your deposit, the amount will be charged to your credit card.

BOOKING & BEST RATES

Best to call (508)778-4999 or e-mail us directly, especially if you are staying more than a couple of nights, and we’ll give you even better pricing. If you are staying 3 nights, we’ll take of an additional $10 a night and 4 or more $20 a night. The online booking requires 2-night minimum stays on weekends during the High Season. In some cases, we can still fit you in, but do CALL US DIRECTLY.

EXTRA PERSONS

An additional person in the room is $40 more a night, kids under 12 are $20 (kids under 3 are free) to cover the costs of extra meals and cleaning up.

Rooms 1, 9, 11 can have a twin size Roll Away that can handle an adult. We can get a 5 foot mattress on the floor for kids in rooms 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12. We can get a Port a Crib in most rooms for kids up to 3.

DOGS

We take dogs of any size and you can have more than one in many cases. There is a $25 charge for the extra cleaning. They all MUST have current flea & tick medication.

The dogs must be on a leash except in their rooms. There is also a Town leash law. Dogs can go outside in the yard and there is an area where they can go to the bathroom. They can join you at Wine hour if they behave, but cannot join you at the breakfast table. There are tables on the back and side porches that you can bring breakfast out to and then you can eat with the dog. Rooms 9 & 10 have their own decks with a table. We have a whole handout on what to do with the pups we’ll give you when you get here. They all MUST have current flea & tick medication.

SIMMONS HOMESTEAD INN WANTS TO MAKE LODGING IN HYANNIS PORT ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE

Our goal is to provide a wonderful experience in the desirable location of Hyannis Port, MA. While our property has no physical accessibility features, we’ve strived to create a website that is welcoming and accommodating for all individuals. If you have difficulty navigating our website or booking a room at our inn, we ask you to contact us via telephone or email and our helpful staff will be happy to assist you. Please note that our property is not physically ADA Compliant. We have been grandfathered into the law and are not required to have ADA Compliant facilities.

288 Scudder Ave
Hyannis Port,
MA 02647
Phone (508)778-4999
Owner: Bill Putman
simmonshomestead@aol.com

We work very hard to provide an easy-to-use online experience for all guests. We believe all of our website visitors should be able to easily research online on http://www.simmonshomesteadinn.com regardless of device type and whether an individual requires assistive technology.   We have used tools such as achecker.ca and Google Chrome ADA Compliance Developer’s tools to run diagnostic tests on the site to ensure it is compliant.

If you have any questions or would like to report any issues related to the accessibility features of our inn’s website, please contact us at simmonshomestead@aol.com

HOTEL WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES

This inn’s website for Simmons Homestead is designed to be fully accessible to all and is designed according to W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and conforms to most priority checkpoints which entail some of the following elements:

NAVIGATION SHORTCUTS

Our inn’s website can be navigated by using the tab key to traverse the elements of each page and by using the enter key to activate a highlighted link.

STRUCTURED, SEMANTIC MARKUP

HTML heading tags are used to convey the document structure. Navigation menus are tagged as HTML maps so that the menu title can be read out, and the menu items are presented as a group.

IMAGES VISIBILITY

All content images include descriptive ALT attributes and all purely decorative graphics include null ALT attributes.

STANDARDS COMPLIANCE

The site is designed to conform to Level AA compliance as specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. All pages validate as XHTML 1.0 and use structured semantic markup.

OUR INN DOES NOT OFFER ANY ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES

ACCESSIBILITY REFERENCES
ACCESSIBILITY SOFTWARE AND SERVICES

The following tools and services are available for free to assist you with viewing and interacting with our website:

BROWSER HELP

Optimize the way you view your web browser. If you have difficulty in reading our website on your screen, you may be able to change the settings on your browser to help you improve the readability and visibility of each webpage:

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