After crossing over the Sagamore Bridge, Cape Cod rests on the outer shores of Massachusetts, providing beach vacations for many Americans and foreign visitors. Travel agents may want to suggest this destination when clients are looking for white sand beaches, plenty of activities, and Cape Cod historic colonial charm.
Reservations should be put in order early on, because the summer months from May to September are generally packed with tourists and fall foliage months in September and October are busy as well. There are several locations along the Cape to consider, with each town providing its’ own individual charm. There are a variety of accommodations to choose from including upscale resorts, modern hotels, bed and breakfasts, condominiums, and home rentals. Some are directly on the beach, while some offer their own special charm in town, for those clients interested in other Cape activities, but still close to beaches.
15 Upscale Lodging Choices along the Cape:
- Wequassett Resort & Golf Club, Harwich, MA.
- Hyannis Harbor Hotel, Hyannis, MA.
- Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, MA.
- Dan’l Webster Inn & Spa, Sandwich, MA.
- Winstead Inn & Beach Resort, Harwich Port, MA.
- Sea Crest Beach Hotel, North Falmouth, MA.
- The Brass Key Inn, Provincetown, MA.
- Ocean Edge Resort, Brewster, MA.
- Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa, Provincetown, MA.
- Carpe Diem Guesthouse & Spa, Provincetown, MA.
- The Captain’s House Inn of Chatham, Chatham, MA.
- Cape Codder Resort & Spa, Hyannis, MA.
- Inn on the Square, Falmouth, MA.
- The Bradford of Chatham, Chatham, MA.
- The Wayside Inn, Chatham, MA.
More Lodging Choices for the Cape area:
- Red Jacket Beach Resort & Spa, South Yarmouth, MA.
- Hampton Inn & Suites, West Yarmouth, MA.
- Holly Tree Resort, West Yarmouth, MA.
- Midway Motel & Cottages, North Eastham, MA.
- Cape Point Hotel, West Yarmouth, MA.
- Surfside Hotel & Suites, Provincetown, MA.
- Pine Knot Motel, South Yarmouth, MA.
- Red Horse Inn, Falmouth, MA.
- Blue Water Resort, Yarmouth, MA
- Edgewater Beach Resort, Dennisport, MA.
- Old Landing Motel, Dennis Port, MA.
- Ocean Park Inn, Eastham, MA.
- Surfside Motor Inn, Chatham, MA.
- Surfcomber on the Ocean, South Yarmouth, MA.
- Blue Sea Motor Inn, North Truro, MA.
- Mainstay Motor Inn, Wellfleet, MA.
- The Mains’l, Hyannis,MA.
- Corsair & Cross Rip Oceanfront Motel, Dennis Port, MA.
- Four Points Sheraton Eastham Cape Cod, Eastham, MA.
- Chatham Lodging Association, Chatham, MA.
So many of the lodging choices are independently owned and some may not offer commission. Agents should check to see if each property offers travel agent commission before booking to determine if a booking fee should be charged to the client. Also many of the properties have minimum stays, particularly during peak season.
To Get to Cape Cod:
Fly into Boston Logan Airport or Providence, NH Airport, rent a car and drive to one or more of the Cape Cod towns, approximately one to three hours away, depending on the town along the Cape. Or travelers can fly into Hyannis Airport on the Cape, rent a car as well, making a shorter drive to the Cape towns. Air fares are generally more expensive into Hyannis, and flight times are often not as frequent.
Ten reasons clients will want to visit Cape Cod:
- Great white sand beaches to play or relax.
- Whale watching.
- Deep sea fishing.
- Shop in hundreds of boutiques and local shops.
- Eat scrumptious, fresh seafood, or many other great food options.
- Take a ferry to nearby Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket.
- Kayak in Nantucket Sound.
- Drive to small historic towns and absorb history and charm.
- Easy drive from at least three airports.
- See the fall foliage during September and October.
There is plenty to offer vacationers in Cape Cod. It would truly make a nice vacation for many who wouldn’t normally think of the area as a perfect beach destination for families, couples or individuals.