The Best Beach Hotels to Book in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Cape Cod is home to sprawling seaside landscapes
Cape Cod is home to sprawling seaside landscapes | © PRILL Mediendesign / Alamy Stock Photo
Nick Dauk

A holiday on Cape Cod is a quintessential New England vacation that deserves much longer than a single weekend. From sipping wine in Martha’s Vineyard and exploring Nantucket, to kicking back in P-town’s dive bars, the Cape’s quaint villages, fresh seafood, and supreme relaxation could keep you entranced for weeks at a time. You’ll have no qualms about hanging around this hook-shaped peninsula when you stay at one of the best beach hotels in Cape Cod – all bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Chatham Bars Inn, for a whale of a time


Chatham Bars Inn as seen from the beach
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The ultimate experience on the Cape awaits at Chatham Bars Inn, one of the best beach hotels in the area. Their private beach is spectacular, though you’ll be much too busy sampling farm-to-table food on their farm, playing croquet on a full-size court, and sailing out into the bay on customized whale watching and lobstering tours. You’ll surprise yourself with just how easily you’re swayed out of your spa suite’s private sauna to discover the many other serene spots of the resort.

2. Bayside Resort Hotel, for keeping the kids busy


Outdoor pool at Bayside Resort Hotel at sunset
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You have permission to come aboard a great family holiday at Bayside Resort Hotel. A bay view room with a sundeck has a little extra space for your wee ones to play. Not that you’d necessarily need it; the indoor pool, outdoor pool, and family fun center will give them an entertaining space to burn off some energy. Perhaps book a whirlpool suite instead so mom and dad can loosen up as well.

3. Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, for parent paradise

Resort, Golf Hotel

View of pool and bar at Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
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Wequassett Resort and Golf Club is a dream destination for parents. The golfing, tennis lessons, poolside cabanas, and five-star dining are made all the more enjoyable thanks to the Children’s Center. You’re free to spend your days however you please while the kiddos have their fun with toys, video games, crafts, and themed programs like pirate adventures and scavenger hunts. Imagine having a twelve-hour kid-free day at one of the best beach hotels in Cape Cod – now book it!

4. The Masthead Resort, for authentic attractions

Resort, Cottages

A view of the seafront terrace at The Masthead Resort
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Waterfront views spoil you at The Masthead Resort, no matter your budget. Guest rooms, suites, and private cottages all have unparalleled opportunities to gaze at the wide-open stretch of private Provincetown Beach. It’s authentic Cape Cod at its finest: relaxed and rewarding in equal measure. Let the sea breeze fill your lungs with a short walk to Pilgrims’ First Landing Park where you can hike the rocky trail of the Provincetown Causeway all the way to the Wood End Lighthouse.

5. The Mansion at Ocean Edge, for a fairway to relax

Resort, Golf Hotel

The Mansion at Ocean Edge – a view of the outdoor pool area and lawns
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Ellis Landing Beach is 1mi (2km) from The Mansion at Oceans Edge – or around two par fives and a three-putt if you don’t use the imperial system. This resort and golf club has a private 18-hole course designed by Nicklaus and ready for your three-wood. Stay on the Mansion ground if you’re planning on playing 36, but if golf is one activity on your holiday list, the three-bedroom waterfront residence is one of the best beach hotels in Cape Cod you could choose.

6. Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa, for first-rate freebies

Spa Hotel, Hotel

Outdoor pool and seating area at Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa
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Relax by the beach even if you never set foot on the sand at Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa. You’re welcome to unwind for hours in the spa’s mineral tub, steam room, and Himalayan salt sauna for hours – all without spending a dime. A complimentary breakfast of New England French toast, fresh-baked muffins, and heavenly pancakes are yours for the taking as well. The P-town Harbor is a five-minute walk away whenever you want some time with your bae by the bay.

7. Seaglass Inn & Spa, for seaside snuggling

Spa Hotel

Outdoor pool with lawns at Seaglass Inn & Spa
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There’s nowhere quite like Provincetown and no better way to loosen up quite like a stay in the Seaglass Inn & Spa. Your west P-town room has plenty of pillows to cuddle up with when you’re not snuggling by the fire with a special friend. You’ll be surrounded by four acres of lush gardens. This spa retreat is close enough to the beach and town to feel remote yet accessible when you’re longing for company.

8. InnSeason Resorts Captain's Quarters, for a ship-shape stay


An aerial view of InnSeason Resorts Captains Quarters with beach in front
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Say ahoy to a Cape Cod holiday fit for an admiral at the InnSeason Resorts. Warm yourself by the fireplace in your suite after a day spent navigating the waves of Falmouth Heights Town Beach. The hot tub or whirlpool in your room is just as cozy with no chance of getting lost at sea – unless you bring a bottle of sherry in with you.

Looking for more plush hotels in Massachusetts? Check out our pick of the best hotels in Lowell, Massachusetts, bookable with Culture Trip.

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