Gorgeous beaches, luxury resorts, and the endless opportunities for unforgettable adventures are just a few of the reasons so many travelers flock to Cape Cod on vacation. Along the idyllic Cape Cod Bay, there are countless hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts, and even private homes for visitors to choose from. While many are amazing and offer exceptional surroundings, amenities, and accommodations, this can’t be said for all of them.
If you are planning a trip to Cape Cod, you’ll want to be sure and consider one of the following top five Cape Cod hotels of 2016. Here’s a quick peak at what they have to offer, though they are in no particular order.
Offering mesmerizing views of the bay and harbor, as well as a location close to downtown Provincetown, which many locals consider to be the Cape’s third island, Benchmark Inn is a luxury bed and breakfast with just six well-appointed guestrooms and a penthouse. Each room has a private entrance and boasts a queen or king bed with high-end linens, flat-screen HD Smart-TV, wet bar, and fireplace. Each room also offers a private garden level balcony or semi-private deck that features outstanding sunset views of the harbor and monuments. Some of the rooms have a Jacuzzi and separate glass rain head shower, including the penthouse, which also has a studio-type kitchen.
Each morning guests are treated to a continental breakfast. Throughout the day, coffee, juice, tea, fruit, and snacks are also available. Daily housekeeping is included, as is complimentary pick-up and drop-off services.
Depending on the season and your preferred length of stay, rooms rent for as little as $129 per night. However, during the busy summer months, it is almost impossible to get a room for less than $259 per night.
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
Boasting a 5-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide, the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club sits on the edge of Cape Cod and includes two beaches with boating and water sports, two large pools, eighteen holes of championship golf, four Har Trutennis courts, four restaurants, and 120 guest rooms, suites, and cottages. While the rooms and suites are amazing, the cottages are what set this resort apart from others in the areas. With more than 500 sq. ft. of space, they offer a king size bed, sitting area, fireplace, luxurious bathroom, and amazing views of the perfectly landscaped gardens and beautiful beaches.
In addition to the amenities listed above, Wequassett offers dance, Zumba, and yoga classes, as well as access to a croquet and volleyball court. The resort sits near the Cape Cod Rail Trail, which gives visitors the chance to travel a 36 mile flat, paved biking trail that runs straight through the heart of the Cape. Even more events are available during the summer, including special events and live music, such as the Summer Jazz Festival.
During the cooler months, rooms are available for as little as $275 per nights, but the prices are at least double during the tourist season.
Chatham Bars Inn Resort and Spa
Offering a variety of packages, including romantic getaways and luxury spa retreats, Chatham Bars Inn Resort and Spa sits along the Cape Cod coast and provides visitors with luxury accommodations, amenities, and dining options. The resort features rooms in the inn that are equipped with high-end furnishings and linens, along with spa-like bathrooms and private balconies. These rooms start at $295 during the winter, but cost as much as $500 per day during the summer.
The resort also has cottage rooms and suites available that provide more privacy than rooms in the inn and feature elegantly appointed furniture, fine linens, and a gas fireplace. They can be rented for anywhere from $400 to $800, depending on when you plan to visit. A final option is the spa suites, which include steam showers, oversized hydrotherapy tubs, saunas, and fireplaces. It is rare to find a spa suite available for less than $1,000 per night.
Chatham Bars Inn provides visitors with luxury amenities, such as private beach cabanas with beverage service, chartered sailboat trips, whale watching tours, and access to all types of water toys, including kayaks, paddle boards, and canoes. Guests can play tennis, volleyball, croquet, golf, or horseshoes, as well as take advantage of the state-of-the-art spa and fitness center.
The Red inn
Built on the Provincetown Harbor in 1895, The Red Inn has received numerous awards over the years from top travel magazines and websites all over the world. The inn was last renovated in 2011 and offers guestrooms, along with 3 spacious suites and two luxury private residences. The guestrooms range in price from $160 to $325 per night, while the suites, which offer separate sleeping quarters, a wet bar, Jacuzzi tubs, and waterfront decks, range from $220 to $450 per night.
However, the Delft Haven Residence, a tri-level private residence that ranges in price from $300 to $655 per night, offers the most luxurious accommodations. It includes wood and stone floors, a separate entrance, direct water access, a gourmet kitchen, and even a music nook complete with a Steinway baby grand piano.
The inn includes an on-site award-winning restaurant and provides full room service, concierge service, and daily housekeeping.
Beach Breeze Inn
A recipient of the 2016 Travel Advisor Certificate of Excellence, the Beach Breeze Inn was originally built in 1858 in a location that is directly across from Martha’s Vineyard. Today, it has undergone countless renovations, while also maintaining its original charm and gives visitors the option of staying in a room in the main house, a studio, or an efficiency apartment.
All have been uniquely decorated with a beach theme and include a flat screen TV, small fridge, and comfy bedding. The efficiency apartments offer 2 bedrooms, fully furnished kitchens, and are conveniently located poolside. Rooms range in price from as little as $89 per night during the winter months to $149 during the summer, while the apartments range from $259 to $350 per night.
The inn is ideally located less than ½ mile from countless eclectic shops and restaurants and includes daily housekeeping, a sand box for children, and gas grills and a fire pit, where S’mores are made nightly.