Cape Cod

Hotels in Cape Cod

The boutique resort and spa is painted in warm pastels, and is just a half-block from the beach. Ask for the Oscar Wilde room, which overlooks the town’s emblematic Pilgrim Monument.

On a clear day you can see Martha’s Vineyard from the ten-room Inn on the Sound, atop a bluff in Falmouth Heights.

This 19th-century compound centers on a pool and gardens. The clientele is very social (and mostly gay).

This 19th-century compound centers on a pool and gardens. The clientele is very social (and mostly gay).

Captain’s House Inn feels like a village unto itself; besides its captain’s cottage, there’s a Greek Revival mansion and converted stables.

A step up from camping, these accommodations aren’t for everyone; the (nonworking) fireplaces bear graffiti marks from former guests, and the cast-iron beds probably date from the hotel’s opening in 1931.

Popular with families and couples alike, these comfortable accommodations are a smart, affordable choice for those wanting to be close the shore (and who don’t mind walking)—a 3/4-mile path leads directly from the property to Marconi Beach. There’s an indoor pool, too.

Facing the beach and Cape Cod Bay, all 21 bright suites at the Crow’s Nest Resort have kitchens, fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, and unobstructed views of the ocean, two lighthouses, and the lights of Provincetown—just two miles away.

 


The hotel's knotty-pine paneling and vintage furnishings channel a Maine camp.

On the "knuckles" of what looks like the curled arm of Cape Cod is the Race Point Lighthouse, established in 1816. The 1840's white Keeper's House with a red shingle roof offers three bedrooms for up to 11 people; lace curtains, braided rugs, and paintings of seascapes fill the rooms.

The hilltop location of Land's End Inn provides clear views of the beach and ocean as well as downtown Provincetown. Built in 1904, the octagonal towers of the weathered-gray, shingled inn are surrounded by gardens and intimate patios.

In the center of Sandwich, the Belfry Inne occupies three restored buildings, including a former church and the Painted Lady, a turreted 1882 Victorian house.

Originally built in 1912 for one of Brewster’s wealthiest residents, the property has 338 recently spruced-up rooms inside a stately stucco mansion. Families can also opt for stand-alone villas, set either on the waterfront or around the Jack Nicklaus golf course.

Set just off the Cape Cod coast, the Club at New Seabury reflects the classic local style: free-standing villas with white picket fences, wooden clapboard siding and stone walls.