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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 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.
Winnetu Oceanside Resort Aerial 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

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.
Pilgrim Sands on Long Beach Deck Plymouth MA
Pilgrim Sands on Long Beach

150 Warren Avenue (Rte. 3-A) Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-747-0900 Toll-Free: 800-729-7263

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.
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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.
Oceanside Pool - Innseason Resort Captains Quarters - Falmouth, MA
InnSeason Resorts Captain's Quarters

241 Grand Avenue Falmouth, MA, 02540 Phone: 508-548-1010 Toll-Free: 866-469-8222

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.
Emerson Inn Waterfront Lodging Rockport MA
Emerson Inn

1 Cathedral Avenue Rockport, MA, 01966 Phone: 978-546-6321 Toll-Free: 800-964-5550

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.
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Nantasket Beach Resort

45 Hull Shore Drive Hull, MA, 02045 Phone: 781-925-4500

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.
Surfside Hotel & Suites LGBT Bayview Suite Provincetown MA
Surfside Hotel & Suites

543 Commercial Street Provincetown, MA, 02657 Phone: 508-487-1726

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.
Beach Chairs - 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.
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Boston Harbor Hotel

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

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.
Nantucket Island Resorts and Hotels Waterfront Lodging Nantucket MA
Nantucket Island 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.
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.
Aerial View - Innseason Resort Harborwalk - Falmouth, MA
InnSeason Resorts HarborWalk

26 Robbins Road Falmouth, MA, 02540 Phone: 508-548-4300 Toll-Free: 866-469-8222

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.
Ocean View from Deck - Innseason Resort Surfside - Falmouth, MA
InnSeason Resorts Surfside

134 Menauhant Road Falmouth, MA, 02536 Phone: 508-548-0313 Toll-Free: 866-469-8222

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.
Aerial View 500x250 - Hyannis Holiday Motel - Hyannis, MA
Hyannis Holiday Motel

131 Ocean Street Hyannis, MA, 02601 Phone: 508-775-1639 Toll-Free: 800-423-1551

View the harbor or set sail to the islands from this convenient motel

Thinking of getting away to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket? Why not start at the Hyannis Holiday Motel, a stone’s throw away from ferry terminals to both islands. But why wait for the ferry ride for an ocean view? The motel is across the street from busy Hyannis Harbor, where you can stroll past artist shanties, get a fresh lobster roll while watching the fishing boats come in or take a harbor cruise. The 72-room motel also has two pools: an indoor heated one and, outdoors, one with a harborview sundeck. You can also see the harbor from some of the comfortable rooms. Start your day with coffee and pastries. For a change of scene, walk a few minutes to Main Street, for great shopping and dining.
Lawn & Patio - 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.
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

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.
Outdoor Pool Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club Brewster Massachusetts
Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

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

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.