Cape Cod is one of the most magical places on the East Coast, thanks to its charming collection of attractions that include excellent beaches, classic Main Streets, iconic lighthouses, and delicious seafood. Cape Cod is a top vacation destination among couples and families also because of the whale-watching opportunities, vineyards, boating excursions, and quaint small towns. But how you feel during and after your Cape Cod vacation has a lot to do with where you stay. Here are some of the best hotels for your next trip to Cape Cod.
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You can definitely get the quintessential Cape Cod experience with a stay at the Chatham Bars Inn. This inn was developed for wealthy vacationers in 1914 and has since had extensive renovations to the main inn, cottages, restaurants, and public spaces. Many of the rooms offer ocean views, and there are also luxury cottages here along a quarter-mile of private beach. You can go on a morning harbor seal cruise, go fishing on the cape, take a tour of Cape Cod National Seashore, or simply sunbathe on the beach when you stay here. There is a heated pool on site with private cabanas, children’s programs for young guests, and onsite sports for tennis, golf, and croquet. Foodies will love the Sacred Cod restaurant and farm-to-table approach of the Stars restaurant. There’s also a spa on site and 24/7 fitness center.
This Provincetown hotel also makes a perfect Cape Cod vacation spot in the center of town. This inn blends the best of modern amenities and historic charm to help guests relax and soak in the local culture. Guests enjoy fine dining at the Pointe Restaurant, treatments at the Exclusively Kiehl’s Shui Spa onsite, and the historic buildings. This is a great place for a romantic getaway, as children under 16 are not permitted. Guest perks include fresh-baked treats and hot beverages in the afternoons and nightly wine and cheese. Hot breakfast is available daily with views that overlook the town and the Pilgrim Monument. When you book a spa treatment, you’ll also have complimentary use of the mineral tub, steam room, and Himalayan salt sauna.
This LGBT-friendly, upscale guesthouse is in the heart of Provincetown and offers boutique accommodations to open-minded and diverse guests. Come here to embrace a free-spirited vibe when you stay in one of the over 40 rooms in the seven onsite buildings. There’s a central courtyard with a heated outdoor pool and even a two-story poolside cabana suite with 360-degree views of the property. The spa here offers massages, facials, nail services, waxing, and energy work. Meanwhile, the hip Shipwreck Lounge is a perfect spot for enjoying cocktails with old friends and making new ones.
This is a five-star luxury resort in Cape Cod with five top-notch restaurants, two pools, 18 holes of golf, beaches, and watersports onsite. This is a kid-friendly hotel that’s a top pick among families in the Massachusetts town of Harwich. For accommodations, guests can choose between cottages, villas, and private residences. Onsite dining opportunities include Twenty-Eight Atlantic and Thoreau’s. Offered amenities include in-room dining, a small business center, shuttle service, valet laundry, fitness center, Wi-Fi-, and spa services. The 72-par golf course here offers lessons schedules tee times through the hotel concierge. For kids, the hotel offers educational and fun programming for young travelers ages four to 12, as well as drive-in movie nights, a vintage ice cream truck, and culinary classes for kids.
The Red Inn has welcomed guests since 1915 and is a beautiful hotel on the Provincetown harbor. It was built in 1805 and has three guest rooms, three suites, and two private residences. All accommodations have waterfront decks with lovely views. Many famous people have stayed here over the years, including President Theodore and Mrs. Roosevelt. The onsite bar and dining room are open daily, and there’s a raw bar happy hour in the late afternoons. The hotel also offers complimentary continental breakfast each morning in the Captain’s Room or on your room’s balcony. Don’t miss the live jazz brunch on Sundays from 11am to 3:30pm.
The Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club offers old-world splendor and luxury accommodations in its mansion. It is under an hour from the 15 towns of Cape Cod and a great home base to explore the area. The historic mansion welcomes guests as well as a collection of villas. Meanwhile, the Ocean Terrace, Bayzo’s Pub, and the Linx Tavern are here for onsite food and beverages. The Beach House Spa offers massage, facials, and other treatments, and there’s an 18-hole golf course that makes stay-and-play packages popular. Guests can also rent bikes here, play tennis, work out at the fitness center, go kayaking and paddleboarding, and just relax on the beach.
The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn is a boutique hotel for adults only in the heart of Cape Cod. Gourmet breakfasts are included with your stay, as well as complimentary bike use. It’s a tranquil hideaway just a short distance from the Main Street dining and shops in Harwich. Guests here also enjoy premium Wi-Fi, the pool with beach towels, beach chairs with umbrellas, and the casual vibe. Packages are available for girls’ getaway weekends, couples’ adventures, culinary adventures, and sailing excursions.
Based in Falmouth, this is a romantic B&B that is also great for couples in Cape Cod. The inn has seven guestrooms with private baths, a café with refreshments, cozy living room, and easy access to outdoor recreation and shops. The rooms have lovely views, and a delicious breakfast is served daily from 8-10am on the 2,000-square-foot veranda or in the elegant dining room.
We also love the Eben House for a boutique B&B in Provincetown, and it has multiple rooms and house options. A signature breakfast is served daily, parking is complimentary, and there are lush gardens and a salt water pool to relax in. This pool is a perfect place to soak up some sun and sip a glass of wine.