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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.
Water View & Sailboats 500x250 - The Cove on the Waterfront - Orleans, MA
The Cove on the Waterfront

13 South Orleans Road - Route 28 Orleans, MA, 02653 Phone: 508-255-1203 Toll-Free: 800-343-2233

Wake up to sea breezes from your suite at this coveside Cape Cod motel

If your ideal vacation by the shore involves waking up to refreshing breezes off the water, then look no further than The Cove, by the waterfront in picturesque Orleans. Ask for a room with a water view or a private deck, perfect for that morning coffee on the Cape. Launch your kayak or canoe from the inn’s dock or head off to one of the Lower Cape’s gorgeous bayside or oceanside beaches. Also nearby are boating and fishing, lighthouses, whale- and seal-watching, golf, biking and hiking trails. Indoor activities include museums, theater, shopping and, of course, every type of restaurant you can imagine. The Cove has a seasonal outdoor heated pool, picnic tables and a gazebo overlooking the water.
View from the Water - Green Harbor Waterfront Lodging - East Falmouth, MA
Green Harbor Waterfront Lodging

134 Acapesket Road East Falmouth, MA, 02536 Phone: 508-548-4747 Toll-Free: 800-548-5556

Love the water? You are going to flip over this waterfront lodging in Falmouth

From its ideal spot on a picturesque ocean inlet, Green Harbor Lodging offers a host of water-centric activities. Imagine exploring a quiet ocean inlet in a paddleboat or rowboat or building a sandcastle on a beautiful, secluded resort beach. Got your own boat? Use the resort’s private dock. Or, launch your kayak from the private boat ramp. All accommodations at the affordable, family-friendly resort on acres of woodland feature balconies or patios overlooking the water. Nearby are some of the Cape’s most beautiful beaches, a popular bike trail, island ferry terminals, great golf courses as well as eclectic dining and shopping. Quick trips take you to whale-watching, museums, theaters, baseball games and a scenic railroad, among other activities.
Aerial View - Riverview Resort - South Yarmouth, MA
Riverview Resort

37 Neptune Lane South Yarmouth, MA, 02664 Phone: 508-394-9801 Toll-Free: 866-469-8222

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.
Nantucket Island Resorts and Hotels Waterfront Lodging Nantucket MA
White Elephant Resorts and Hotels

Several Wonderful Locations Nantucket, MA, 02554 Phone: 508-325-1000 Toll-Free: 800-475-2637

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.
Sunset Ocean View - The Wauwinet - Nantucket, MA
The Wauwinet

120 Wauwinet Road Nantucket, MA, 02584 Phone: 508-228-0145 Toll-Free: 800-426-8718

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.
Cozy Cabin Style - Seawinds II - Dennisport, MA
Seawinds II

128 Old Wharf Road Dennisport, RI, 02639 Phone: 508-398-1474 Toll-Free: 866-469-8222

Walk outside your door to a sandy beach at this bayside condo resort

You can’t get much closer to the water than Seawinds II in bustling Dennisport, where your one- or two-bedroom vacation condominium unit puts you mere steps from a 120-foot stretch of private sandy beach. Plunk your chair and umbrella down and let the kids romp in the bay, or watch the sunset while finally catching up on that reading. Units come with kitchens, dining tables, gas fireplaces and plenty of room to relax. Guests have access to a nearby sister resort’s indoor and outdoor pools and fitness center. The resort is a quick drive to island ferries and whale watches, harbor and seal cruises, the National Seashore, nature preserves, bike trails, nightlife and eclectic shopping.
Aerial View - Winnetu Oceanside Resort - Edgartown, MA
Winnetu Oceanside Resort

At South Beach on Martha's Vineyard -- 31 Dunes Road Edgartown, MA, 02539 Phone: 508-310-1733 Toll-Free: 866-335-1133

South Beach, Martha’s Vineyard Resort - Open April-October

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Popular South Beach on Martha’s Vineyard is home to the Winnetu Oceanside Resort. Our Massachusetts property, which offers spectacular ocean views, was recently named US News & World Report’s “Best Hotel on Martha’s Vineyard.” Meander down our private path to South Beach and enjoy Chef Scott Erhlich’s New England coastal cuisine at our ocean-view restaurant – The Dunes – with an Outdoor Terrace and fire pits. Featuring: New heated pools and hot tub; Children’s Programs, shuttles to Edgartown, tennis, yoga, fitness center, Concierge Services, antique fire truck rides; and more. Book one of studios; 1-4 bedroom suites; cottages; or 3-5 bedroom private home rentals. Sign-up for our Two-Island Adventure Trip: Stay at the Winnetu and our sister Resort on Nantucket, The Nantucket Hotel, and we’ll transport you door-to-door between the islands and our Resorts.
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Inn at Scituate Harbor

7 Beaver Dam Road Scituate Harbor, MA, 02066 Phone: 781-545-5550 Toll-Free: 877-477-5550

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.
Terrace Harbor View 500x250 - Boston Harbor Hotel - Boston, MA
Boston Harbor Hotel

70 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA, 02119 Phone: 617-439-7000 Toll-Free: 800-752-7077

Boston waterfront accommodations - Beyond compare.

Boston Harbor Hotel is open! Please visit our COVID travel updates page for up-to-date information about our reservation and health safety procedures.

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.
Beachfront Umbrellas - Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club - Brewster, MA
Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

2907 Main Street (Route 6A) Brewster, MA, 02631 Phone: 508-896-9000 Toll-Free: 800-343-6074

Polished & Historic Seaside Retreat with 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, spectacular amenities, and a welcoming staff that welcomes guests to the resort voted “Best Resort Cape Cod” by Boston Magazine for three years in a row: 2017, 2018, and 2019.
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 a lux Beach House Spa, an 18-hole Nicklaus Design golf course, an on-the-bay 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.
Emerson Inn Waterfront Lodging Rockport MA
The Emerson Inn

1 Cathedral Avenue Rockport, MA, 01966 Phone: 978-546-6321

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 suites, all with private baths, spa tubs, and private enclosed balconies. The ocean-views and amenities are inspiring. Dine in the Pigeon Cove Tavern, 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.
Balcony View - Beachside Village Resort - Falmouth, MA
Beachside Village

45 Surf Drive Falmouth, MA, 02540 Phone: 508-548-3975 Toll-Free: 866-469-8222

Across the street from the beach, this resort offers ocean views, seaside comfort

From the beautiful Beachside Village Resort, a former sea captain’s mansion, you can walk right across the street and plunk your chair down on a soft, sandy beach. It’s a beautiful view of Falmouth Harbor and Martha’s Vineyard – one that you might also have from your one- or two-bedroom or studio unit. Accommodations come with comfortable furnishings, fireplaces, outdoor seating and kitchenettes. The resort also has a gorgeous heated outdoor pool, picnic tables and outdoor grills on sweeping lawns. You’re less than a mile from one of the Cape’s bustling seaside villages, with plenty of restaurants to choose from as well as intriguing shops and museums. Also nearby are bike trails, lighthouses, famous beaches and ferries to the Vineyard.
White Elephant  Waterfront Lodging Nantucket MA
White Elephant

50 Easton Street Nantucket, MA, 02554 Phone: 508-228-2500 Toll-Free: 800-445-6574

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.