Waterfront hotels, inns, and resorts serve vacationers in Massachusetts
With Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and the north and south shores anchored by Salem and Plymouth, Massachusetts is a natural vacation destination for visitors who love waterfront and beachfront fun. Beach hotels in MA offer a large range of amenities and costs, accommodating every taste and budget. These Massachusetts oceanfront and beachfront hotels, inns and lodgings include everything from cozy, romance-inducing settings
with wonderful views for romantic getaways to for children and families, and every option in between.
At South Beach on Martha's Vineyard -- 31 Dunes Road
Edgartown, MA, 02539
Easy to Reach from Cape Cod - Open April-October
Winnetu Oceanside Resort is close to the Cape at South Beach, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard and features spectacular ocean views. We offer guests an easy-to-use on-Island pick-up & drop-off service to/from our Resort, connecting with the Island Queen Ferry in Falmouth, and a 35-minute crossing time to the Vineyard. Once here, enjoy our scenic beach path, 1-4 bedroom suites, and family friendly, ocean-view restaurant, The Dunes. Also included are complimentary Children’s Programs, shuttle service to Edgartown, heated pools, fitness center, tennis, yoga, antique fire truck rides and outdoor life-size chess. Also available: a Two-Island Adventure Trip to our sister resort on Nantucket – The Nantucket Hotel – bike rentals, massages, a Water Taxi Cruise to Edgartown, Children’s Evening Program, and more.
13 South Orleans Road - Route 28
Orleans, MA, 02653
Wake up to a warm breeze right off the water
The heart of a Cape Cod vacation is the nearness to the ocean and Cape Cod Bay, along with the pleasures that implies: from feeling the ocean breeze during a quiet walk in the dunes to jet skiing or surfing or nature cruises. The Cove on the Waterfront, in centrally located Orleans and cheek-to-cheek with the Cape Cod National Seashore, places you near all this beauty. Rest well in rooms or suites that may include waterfront views, kitchenettes, flat screen TV with HBO and ESPN. Your day can be as active as you want it to be. Unwind with a good book on a sandy beach, lulled by the rhythm of the ocean or head out for golf, shopping and dining in Provincetown, or antique browsing along the King’s Highway.
543 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA, 02657
Fall in love with Cape Cod at Surfside Hotel
The ocean and the sunshine are Cape Cod's main attractions, and at Surfside Hotel & Suites in Provincetown, Mass., you'll find plenty of both. We're nestled alongside Cape Cod Bay, with balconies overlooking the waves pounding the white sands. Swim and play on our own stretch of private beach. Or catch some rays by the heated saltwater pool in our courtyard, where you can sip drinks from our Lighthouse Bar while you relax. Up for something more active? Take a dune tour on the Cape Cod National Seashore, and discover a unique natural ecosystem. Or join a whale watch cruise, and shake the fin of a humpback. Explore Provincetown, a quaint fishing port turned happening resort. Stroll Commercial Street, with its galleries, eclectic shops, and fine restaurants.
120 Wauwinet Road
Nantucket, MA, 02584
Overlooking ocean, harbor, bay, island hotel truly sea-centric
The only hotel on Nantucket with access to the harbor and the Atlantic Ocean, The Wauwinet honors the sea with everything from nautical-themed suites to lobstering expeditions launched from its docks to local seafood on the menu of its award-winning restaurant, Topper’s. With private beaches on the ocean and Nantucket Bay, the Wauwinet is ideal for swimming, paddleboarding, sailing, kayaking and fishing. And guests can make those arrangements beforehand via the pre-arrival concierge. If you are looking to relax in a luxurious suite with a bay view, enjoy a Nantucket sunset from a comfy lounge chair on the spacious lawn or explore the waterways on an eco-tour, this historic boutique hotel can do all that for you – and more.
45 Hull Shore Drive
Hull, MA, 02045
Spectacular sunrises and views of three of Boston's historic lighthouses.
Situated on a 3-mile stretch of sandy white beach stands the Nantasket Beach Resort, tall, white and brilliant with a sense of New England charm felt from the moment you arrive. Close to Boston, Close to the Cape, Hull is your gateway to historic Plymouth, and to New England's popular tourist attractions and historic sites. Here you can stay and play just steps from the beach - with all the fun, sun, and activity.
Enjoy spectacular sunrises and views of three of Boston's historic lighthouses. Full service amenities include Concierge service, our on-site restaurant, indoor pool, full fitness club, oceanfront conference center, and an array of excellent restaurants and attractions within walking distance, scattered among eclectic shops and boutiques.
134 Menauhant Road
Falmouth, MA, 02536
Cape Cod’s best for any season
The sea around you is made up of several different bodies of water. Each holds its own history and natural beauty and each is at your beck and call. Nearby lay sandy beaches on the Atlantic and Nantucket Sound. Great Salt Pond behind you. An indoor and outdoor pool is a step away. Enjoy some dry land activities like Bocce, shuffleboard and tennis. Relax in studios and one or two air-conditioned bedroom suites all with private decks, facilities for cooking, TV with VCR and whirlpool spa. The rest of Cape Cod and the Islands lie just outside your door and are a short drive or ferry ride away. Open year round, InnSeason Resorts Surfside is fully wheelchair accessible. No charge for the majestic views that go on forever.
Three Battery Wharf
Boston, MA, 02109
Experience the best of Boston’s waterfront at this luxurious boutique hotel
Battery Wharf Hotel offers the newest in boutique lodgings on the North End of Boston’s waterfront. You’ll find 150 stylishly designed guest rooms and suites with waterfront views, two bars and restaurants, lots of meeting space, and an award-winning spa and fitness center. Treat your passions for fine art, fine dining, history or browsing along one of HarborWalk’s most popular segments that features a Maritime Museum, a 24-hour observation deck, al fresco dining and a water transportation pavilion with water taxi service to Logan Airport .You’re in close proximity to Boston’s financial district, the freedom trail with the Old North Church, Paul Revere’s House, the U.S.S.Constitution and Bunker Hill Monument, as well as Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the TD Garden.
1 Lighthouse Inn Road
West Dennis, MA, 02670
Refreshing Ocean Breezes to Rejuvenate Your Spirit
Picturesquely situated along the shoreline of Nantucket Sound, The Lighthouse Inn provides complete seclusion and relaxation with the convenience of a location central to all points of interest. An oceanfront, country inn complex located on nine secluded acres, we offer a wide selection of accommodations in cottages with fireplaces, Cape-style houses with guest rooms, individual suites, and rooms in the Main House. Enjoy our private sandy beach, outdoor heated pool and tennis. Stroll along more than a mile of sandy beach at the adjacent West Dennis Beach. However long your stay, you will find a friendly, caring staff to help make your visit memorable. For your next vacation, experience the rejuvenating spirit of the ocean at The Lighthouse Inn.
2907 Main Street (Route 6A)
Brewster, MA, 02631
Refined accommodations, private beach, catering to every whim
Located on the shore of Cape Cod Bay in Brewster, MA, Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club offers stunning natural beauty and spectacular amenities, and was named “Best Resort Cape Cod” by Boston magazine’s 2017 Best of Boston Awards. The Mansion at Ocean Edge offers exclusive access to the Resort’s private beach, and consists of 90 Mansion luxury guestrooms as well two and three-bedroom Presidential Bay Collection villas featuring a private concierge. Guests will enjoy the new Beach House Spa, an 18-hole Nicklaus Design golf course, The Beach Bar, three outdoor pools, two indoor pools, nine tennis courts, three restaurants, bike rentals, kayak & stand-up paddleboard rentals, complimentary wi-fi, and beach chair and towel service.
150 Warren Avenue (Rte. 3-A)
Plymouth, MA, 02360
Stay by the sea and its nearest relatives
Waterfront isn’t the half of it. You’re surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod Bay, Plymouth Harbor, and the Eel River Preserve. And you’ll be staying alongside them when you land at this most casual and comfortable seaside lodging. There are great views and comfortable amenities, a private beach, fishing and whale watching and water sports of every kind to fill the bill in between the historic sites and attractions. Sixty-two non-smoking rooms and two bedroom luxury apartments that sleep up to four provide all a waterfront sojourn demands plus two pools and oceanfront dining in the cozy lounge or on the outdoor deck. If you must, there’s a business center, or plan a wedding or meeting for those others who might also be waterfront-inclined.
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA, 02119
Boston waterfront accommodations - Beyond compare.
A member of Preferred Hotel Group, Boston’s only Forbes Five-Star waterfront hotel welcomes guests arriving by land or sea. Located on the historic Rowes Wharf Harbor, the Boston Harbor Hotel’s inviting ambiance and unparalleled service provide the ideal home away from home for travelers. Luxurious accommodations with sweeping views of Boston’s cityscape or breathtaking waterfront, a contemporary spa and fitness center, world-class dining and a 34-slip marina make the Boston Harbor Hotel a destination Beyond compare.
1 Cathedral Avenue
Rockport, MA, 01966
Stay by the sea with every amenity
The Atlantic Ocean, Pigeon Cove, a heated outdoor swimming pool and a seaside terrace for meals brings the water front and center for your vacation, conference or special event. This lovely and lively historic resort features 36 guest rooms, two bedroom room suites and adjacent cottages with more room for larger families and group festivities all with private baths, spa tubs, and private enclosed balconies. The ocean-views and amenities are inspiring. Dine in the Grand Cafe, relax on the veranda, walk the beaches and shop-filled streets or take a treatment in the La Petite spa. Cape Ann’s only grand B&B provides the quality and service of yesterday with the modern touches of today. Now restored to its Emersonian best, one believes that even Ralph Waldo would have approved.
Several Wonderful Locations
Nantucket, MA, 02554
Island resorts feature waterside accommodations, dining
Whether vacationing by the sea means you stay on your boat or in a cottage, loft or inn, Nantucket Island Resorts has the perfect accommodation for you. The full-service Nantucket Boat Basin marina in historic Nantucket Harbor is a premiere luxury destination for sailors and boaters, steps away from the town’s restaurants, museums, boutiques and galleries. The Basin’s cottages and lofts feature stunning harbor views. Also edging the harbor is the White Elephant Hotel and Village, featuring a world-class spa and outdoor heated pool. The nearby Wauwinet is the only hotel on Nantucket with access to both the Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket Bay. Dining at the Wauwinet and White Elephant also has a seaside flair, in cuisine and unforgettable views.
134 Acapesket Road
East Falmouth, MA, 02536
Tie up and let your Cape Cod vacation begin
Set off the Atlantic on a serene wooded inlet, this Cape Cod waterfront lodging is that special vacation getaway. A private boating beach and a free ramp and dock are available for hotel guests. Pet friendly accommodations offer queens and double beds, a private bath, cable TV, in-room coffee, microwave and refrigerator and free high-speed Internet. All rooms are non-smoking and full kitchen units are also available. Vacation rentals include a three-bedroom cottage with fireplace and wide screen TV. A large heated outdoor pool and kiddie pool provide the cool while barbecue grills supply the heat. Outstanding golf courses, beaches, historic attractions and just the best Cape Cod fishing are all nearby. There’s whale watching and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute for some out of the box fun.
696 Shore Road
North Truro, MA, 02652
Beach front setting located directly across from the National Seashore
The Blue Sea is located directly across from the National Seashore and the Dunes with unsurpassed views of Provincetown Harbor and Cape Cod Bay. We offer a variety of rooms from standards to efficiencies to ocean front views or poolside. Amenities include private bath, heat and A/C, cable color TV, coffeemakers and refrigerator as well as an indoor heated pool and coin-operated laundry on site. You can stroll the miles of endless beaches, ride through the dunes of the National Seashore Park or discover the miles of bike trails for pedaling or walking. Provincetown, where you can enjoy shopping, galleries, summer theater, whale watching, fishing and the best dining on Cape Cod, is two miles away. We are a shuttle bus stop. You can pick up the bus across the street from our office.
26 Robbins Road
Falmouth, MA, 02540
Cape Cod fun and flavor on an historic waterfront
The historic waterfront of Falmouth Harbor provides sights, sounds and scintillating Cape Cod fun and flavor. Overlooking the harbor is this popular lodging offering spacious hotel rooms, renovated suites with a sitting area, and two-room suites with the option of adjoining to a second bedroom. All feature a refrigerator and microwave and some have kitchenettes and an outdoor tanning deck for getting your daily dose of Vitamin D. Hit one of the beautiful beaches or sit by the pool and watch the boats go by. Then check out the delicious dining downtown, take a ferry trip to the Islands, or climb aboard a charter fishing excursion. The luxurious yachts, shops and activities of this historic seaside village are always within easy reach and gaze.
241 Grand Avenue
Falmouth, MA, 02540
The ocean beckons and this resort answers the call
Escape to the Cape in summer or the quiet season when peace and romance can be found in abundance. Both this resort and its sister ship docked at Surfside (and features an indoor pool) offer studios and spacious one and two bedroom oceanfront suites luxuriously appointed with in-room whirlpool tubs and fireplaces in every master bedroom, with deck or balcony. You’ll also find living rooms and efficiency kitchens with dishware and cooking utensils. Located just minutes away from downtown Falmouth and across the street from Falmouth Heights Beach on Vineyard Sound, you’ll feel a world away from home. Discover the best of the Cape in quaint shops, intriguing galleries, warming taverns, fireside dinners, year round theater and the many other pleasures that await your visit that you won’t soon forget.
37 Neptune Lane
South Yarmouth, MA, 02664
Cozy lodgings and close to everything on Cape Cod
On the banks of Parker's River in South Yarmouth, this unique resort offers 44 studio, one-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units. All units are well-equipped with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, cable TV and wireless Internet access. Relax in the indoor pool or step up in the fitness center. Washers and dryers and a community kitchen are there for chores and chat. A game room with pool table, barbeque grills and picnic tables and an outdoor play area make it perfect for families and small groups. You’re centrally located in the heart of Cape Cod where shopping, restaurants, and historic attractions abound in the Cape's 15 distinctive towns. The finest beaches, golfing, biking, or kayaking are close at hand, as are an endless array of land and sea activities.
7 Beaver Dam Road
Scituate Harbor, MA, 02066
Check out all that a location by a busy harbor has to offer
From the comfort of the lovingly refurbished Inn at Scituate Harbor, enjoy all that a harborside location has to offer, from the water views of each of our 29 guest rooms and harbor suite, to fresh seafood at local restaurants and pubs, to access with an inn pass to Scituate’s five ocean beaches. Nearby attractions include famous lighthouses and seaside nature walks. Stroll among the downtown shops, splurge with a day at a nearby spa, play a round of golf at THE famous Widow’s Walk course, take a canoe out onto the North River or just kick back and enjoy a beverage from our patio while sailboats move against the horizon, fishermen unload their daily catch at the pier, and the sun sets over the ocean.
50 Easton Street
Nantucket, MA, 02554
Iconic island inn excels in seaside elegance, comfort
Right on the edge of Nantucket Harbor, the iconic White Elephant hotel has taken its graceful place on the island’s waterfront for almost a century. Today, guests in its 66 rooms and suites, many with water views, and home-away-from-home garden cottages can awaken to the sights and sounds of the sea. Watch sailboats flow in and out of the harbor from the spacious, flower-edged lawn, or from white rockers on the lovely terrace, or from your own patio or deck. Enjoy fruits of the sea at the Brant Point Grill. Let a concierge help plan a fishing trip or sunset cruise. Relax at the heated outdoor pool, spa or beach. It’s everything you want in a seaside resort.