Cape Cod is a quintessential New England summer destination, with miles of pristine beaches, beautiful old lighthouses, and quaint villages.
It’s the type of place to kick your feet up on a porch or deck (with ocean views, of course) and laze away the day.
Luckily, plenty of the Cape’s charming hotels offer excellent spots to do just that.
This historic, luxurious inn is a local hot spot, thanks to its extremely popular restaurant. But it's still plenty relaxing, with beautiful water views from the restaurant and all eight of the attractive, beach-chic rooms.
This family-oriented resort offers a laid-back atmosphere and plenty of features, including beautiful views from its oceanfront rooms with private seating.
This elegant, centrally located Provincetown inn has 43 rooms and suites decorated in a variety of styles -- from contemporary chic to classic Victorian. The Brass Key Guesthouse offers more amenities than you might expect from a Cape Cod inn, including an outdoor heated infinity pool, up-to-date technology, a free nightly wine and cheese reception, the ocean view from the rooftop deck.
A Little Inn on Pleasant Bay offers historical architecture and nine relaxing, television-free rooms. Guests of this mid-range B&B will enjoy views of the bay and the Adirondacks, a delicious breakfast, charming English hosts, and plenty of outdoor, beachside seating.
This resort is casual and decidedly mid-range, from its no-frills guest rooms to its plainly furnished spa. But the waterfront location means rates aren't as cheap as many would expect, but upgrades to the Oceanfront rooms get you a private balcony, a living room, additional bedroom, and one-and-a-half bathrooms.
This upscale inn and spa is charming and attractive, and features an outside deck that wraps around a nicely landscaped courtyard with a small pool and two Jacuzzis.
Nestled near the heart of Chatham on 25 scenic acres overlooking Pleasant Bay, Chatham Bars Inn has been a local staple since 1914. The true Cape-Cod style architecture is complemented by lovely interiors and seaside room terraces to match.
This mid-range resort is well-suited for families and groups on summer vacation, with cottages and large suites in addition to standard rooms. The resort features a private beach, indoor and outdoor pools, seasonal activities for kids, and oceanfront deck.
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