John Carver Inn

Massachusetts, New England

The hotel

You can't beat the central location, just across the street from Brewster Gardens, 5-min walk to Plymouth Harbour. There's Cape Cod-style cooking at the Hearth 'n' Kettle Restaurant with its fresh seafood and daily specials, and kids will enjoy the indoor pool's 80ft water slide.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of Plymouth, overlooking Brewster Gardens. Local trolley stops outside (seasonal). Walking distance to attractions, shopping and the waterfront.

Hotel information

80 spacious colonial style rooms on 3 floors with 1 lift. All with air-conditioning, cable TV, complimentary WiFi, coffee maker, mini-fridge, telephone, hairdryer, iron and board. Superior Rooms with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping max 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Hearth 'n' Kettle Restaurant (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and WaterFire Tavern. Pilgrim Cove indoor theme pool with lap lanes, Mayflower replica, 80ft water slide, whirlpool spa, sauna and waterfall. Fitness room. The Beach Plum Spa* offers massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and has steam showers and locker rooms. Games room. Room service*. Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary parking.

Please note: Minimum 2 night stay applies to all Saturday arrivals.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great for an Overnight with Grandson

Sep 11, 2020 Dino098 East Bridgewater, Massachusetts

We checked in to the John Carver Inn shortly after 2 PM on August 25. We chose this location because it was convenient to our home and had an indoor pool and good size water slide. It was perfect for what we were looking for - close, convenient and clean. The facility was following all guidelines due to COVIC-19. Pool was closed every day from 1… Read more
We checked in to the John Carver Inn shortly after 2 PM on August 25. We chose this location because it was convenient to our home and had an indoor pool and good size water slide. It was perfect for what we were looking for - close, convenient and clean. The facility was following all guidelines due to COVIC-19. Pool was closed every day from 1 -2 for cleaning in addition to overnight cleaning. Room was a bit small, but definitely adequate. The absolute best thing I can say is that the lifeguards were outstanding and very attentive to the children in the pool and to cleaning the area in and around the pool. The Tuesday evening lifeguard knew which children were with which adult. My husband had gone to the rest room and I had been standing out on the deck. I walked back into the pool area and the lifeguard tole me my grandson had just come down the slide. Same attentiveness from the Wednesday morning lifeguard. As grandparents, we are super attentive to our grandson, but was beyond impressed by the quality of the lifeguards. Would definitely recommend this facility. Read less
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Aug 16, 2020 rodicag318

This is my first time visiting this beautiful hotel, and I can only say good things about it. Checking in was quite easy— the front desk agent was very personable and efficient, the hotel was very clean and updated, I had a beautiful room with a comfortable bed, and the customer service was excellent and prompt. Also, the hotel has an amazing… Read more
This is my first time visiting this beautiful hotel, and I can only say good things about it. Checking in was quite easy— the front desk agent was very personable and efficient, the hotel was very clean and updated, I had a beautiful room with a comfortable bed, and the customer service was excellent and prompt. Also, the hotel has an amazing outdoor pool. Will definitely stay here again!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Old, dark and over priced

Aug 12, 2020 Andy28L Rye, New York

My family and I stayed one night at the John Carver this week, due to the ages of my children we needed two rooms and I decided to pay a little more for two suites. The location of the hotel was ideal but the rooms were very tired, old fashioned, dark and the overall cleanliness was very disappointing. Apart from a half eaten cookie on the floor… Read more
My family and I stayed one night at the John Carver this week, due to the ages of my children we needed two rooms and I decided to pay a little more for two suites. The location of the hotel was ideal but the rooms were very tired, old fashioned, dark and the overall cleanliness was very disappointing. Apart from a half eaten cookie on the floor there were numerous insects throughout both rooms. The bath and shower areas had discoloured and old. There appeared to be too many people in the pool with no social distancing. Coffee makers in both rooms but no cups, pods, etc. Free car parking was a nice surprise. Overall, this hotel is old and dark and the rooms are in desperate need of a refurbishment. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great getaway!

Aug 7, 2020 miab23 New Ipswich, New Hampshire

Our family has been going to Plymouth for the past 20 yrs or so (whenever we can get away for a few days) staying mostly at the John Carver. We keep coming back here for a lot of reasons, here are a few. I cannot say enough about the staff. They go above and beyond and always with a smile. The J C Inn is in a great location. You can walk to the… Read more
Our family has been going to Plymouth for the past 20 yrs or so (whenever we can get away for a few days) staying mostly at the John Carver. We keep coming back here for a lot of reasons, here are a few. I cannot say enough about the staff. They go above and beyond and always with a smile. The J C Inn is in a great location. You can walk to the ocean, dining & shopping within minutes. I find J C Inn to be very family orientated and reasonably priced. The pool is fun for everyone. I have seen 4 yrs to 60 yr olds go down the water slide! We have already stayed 3 different times during COVID-19 and we have felt completely safe each time. They have hand sanitizing stations everywhere and everyone is wearing a mask. I have seen them cleaning continuously through out the day. We brought our grandson with us this last time & he is already asking to go back. Many thanks Rebecca, Keith, Diane & Dee! See you guys again soon! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very disappointed

Aug 1, 2020 H5904GOdebbiem

Myself and my three children recently stayed for one night at the John Carver Inn. Great location and very reasonably priced. However the staff was very unfriendly. The TV did not work in our room and the front desk was unable to help as she did not know anything about the TV’s. More importantly my two sons were sharing a bed and ended up getting… Read more
Myself and my three children recently stayed for one night at the John Carver Inn. Great location and very reasonably priced. However the staff was very unfriendly. The TV did not work in our room and the front desk was unable to help as she did not know anything about the TV’s. More importantly my two sons were sharing a bed and ended up getting bit by something all over (possibly mosquitoes). See pics! I called the front desk and they changed us to a different room with not much sympathy even after showing them my son. We changed rooms at 9 pm. Our second room did not have the air on, smelled extremely musty, and again the TV did not work. It’s safe to say we couldn’t get out of there fast enough the next morning. I sent a private message to the hotel with my concerns without a response. We will not be returning to this hotel with our extended family as planned. Read less