Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway to the Cape or you’re looking for the top accommodations for your wedding guests, these Cape Cod hotels on the beach are pretty hard to beat. These waterfront hotels listed below are the best of the best and offer a luxurious experience for those looking to take a well deserved Massachusetts beach vacation. Below you will find the best seaside Cape Cod hotels, their descriptions, and their starting rates for a standard room during the summer season (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day). Have fun dreaming up your Cape Cod vacation for two!

Cape Cod’s Finest Luxury Hotel: Chatham Bars Inn

The Chatham Bars Inn is one of the most elegant Cape Cod destinations. You can choose between staying in their Main Inn, Cottages, or Spa Suites. Swim in the Atlantic Ocean, lounge in one of their private cabanas, or take a walk on their private quarter mile beach overlooking Aunt Lydia’s Cove. The Chatham Bars Inn even hosts their own private fleet if you are interested in boating tours or whale watching. Guests can even enjoy their complimentary daily boat shuttle service to the Cape Cod National Seashore’s North Beach Island just across the cove. Other amenities include their farm, spa menu, golf course, tennis courts, and incredible dining options. My personal favorite is the Beach House Grill offering stunning views of the waterfront setting just a few steps away.

Summer rates for a standard room begin at $465-$905 per night

Pool: Heated Outdoor Pool plus private pool cabana options

Address: 297 Shore Rd, Chatham, MA 02633


World’s Most Luxurious Hotel Award By Forbes Travel Guide in 2018: Wequassett Resort and Golf Club

Wequassett’s world renowned reputation earns them the highest accolades year after year in some of the most popular travel publications. You can choose between staying in suites, villas, or cozy cottages with premier water views. Cape Cod’s only member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc, Wequassett offers a five star experience in everything from their lavish rooms to their critically acclaimed restaurants. They also offer boat tours, water sport rentals, and a full schedule of resort activities in July and August.

Summer rates for a standard room begin at $525-$725 per night

Pool: A main pool by a beautiful outdoor fire pit, jacuzzi, private cabana options, and an additional lap pool

Address: 2173 Route 28 Harwich, MA 02645


Seacrest Beach Hotel: Your Cape Cod Accommodation on Old Silver Beach

The Sea Crest Beach hotel boasts some of the best sunset views on the Cape. During your stay you can choose accommodations of Cape Cod-style guest rooms, suites or our spacious three-bedroom cottage with ocean views or fireplaces. Located in Falmouth you can enjoy their own private beach or hop on a ferry to nearby Martha’s Vineyard during your Cape Cod stay. Seacrest also offers an extensive list of recreational activities, water sport rentals, and a Cape Cod dining experience at Red’s Restaurant and Lounge.

Summer rates for a standard room begin at $195-$486 per night

Pool: An indoor and outdoor pool, jacuzzi, and water sport rentals are available to guests

Address: 350 Quaker Road, North Falmouth, MA 02556 


Dennis Port’s Stunning Renovated Oceanfront Hotel: Pelham House Resort

Pelham House Resort recently underwent an incredible transformation making it one of the best oceanfront accommodations on Cape Cod. Relax on their 400 foot private beach, take a dip in their beautiful outdoor pool, and rest your heads at night in one of their ocean view suites. For me the best part of Pelham is their oceanfront fire pit and views atop their rooftop restaurant 14 Sea Street.

Summer rates for a standard room begin at $305-$480 per night

Pool: Outdoor pool surrounded by cozy fire pits

Address: 14 Sea Street, Dennis Port, MA 02639


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Readers’ Choice Awards 2020  
Top 25 Resort In The Northeast: Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

At Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club you can spend you Cape Cod vacation in Nickerson Mansion or in one of their multi-bedroom villas in The Villages. Indulge in a spa experience or gather 10 of your friends and pay $250 for a private beach fire for up to two hours and they will provide the chairs and fixings for s’mores. Although the accommodations aren’t directly on the beach, Ocean Edge provides a shuttle service to their private beach, Bay Pines Beach. Other fun activity options include Oyster Tours, kayak & paddle board rentals on Blueberry Pond, or rent one of their Freedom Flyer bikes and hit the 26 mile Cape Cod Rail Trail.

Summer rates for a standard 4 person villa begins at $255

Pool: Bayside Indoor Pool with hot tub and sauna, Bayside Outdoor Heated Pool & Hot Tub, Member Sports Club Heated Pool, Fletcher Indoor & Outdoor Pool, and the Outdoor Arbor Pool with a toddler pool, hot tub, and Shark Bah

Address: 2907 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631


Which of these Cape Cod beach hotels were your favorite? Let me know in the comments if you’ve stayed at any of these amazing accommodations!

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