Hotels in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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Cape Cod Introduction

Cape Cod offers visitors an enticing combination of history, heritage, natural beauty, culture, and sizzling social life. This summer vacation hot spot on the Massachusetts coastline has been a popular playground for affluent New Englanders and international jet-setters for over a century, and many of the pretty cottages built by Boston merchants in the 1900s remain practically changed. The area is also a pioneer in technological terms; its place in communications history was sealed when Marconi made the first 2-way transatlantic wireless transmission from his station above the beach, and the barrier island was also the site of breakthroughs in lighthouse technology and design.

Hotels in Cape Cod

‘Spoiled for choice’ is something of a cliché, but when it comes to hotels in Cape Cod, nothing could be closer to the truth. The island is geared for year-round tourism, with a huge peak in summer and again around the Christmas festive season. Weekends are busy too, when stressed city workers make a beeline for its chilled-out beaches. From cozy B&Bs and atmospheric motels to glamorous resorts and historic inns, Cape Cod hotels offer the ultimate getaway to all travelers. Find the best deals by booking well ahead and being as flexible as possible with your travel dates.

Where to stay

With such an abundant choice, it can be tough to decide where to base yourself for your first visit. A helpful tip is to read the Cape Cod hotel reviews on Hotels.com and pick up valuable first-hand information from previous guests. Enjoy the buzz of social hubs like Yarmouth or Hyannis Port, where historic inns have their own stories to tell. Stay in Falmouth on the cape’s southern tip and enjoy views of Buzzards Bay and the neighboring island of Martha’s Vineyard. Or head north to Provincetown and stay in the heart of the Cape Cod National Seashore, an unspoiled Atlantic peninsula.

Things to see

President John F. Kennedy, whose summer home was in Hyannis Port, played an important role in safeguarding the natural beauty that is one of Cape Cod's chief attractions. The creation of the Cape Cod National Seashore in 1961 protected large swathes of the Atlantic coastline from private development. Today, this area of ponds, woods, and pine-fringed beaches is a fascinating wildlife haven. Another influential American with a vacation home in Cape Cod was artist Edward Hopper. Take a guided Hopper House Tour to see the buildings and views immortalized in iconic paintings such as ‘Burley Cobb Barns’ and ‘Gas.’ Enjoy the same unspoiled vistas with a pedal along the Shining Sea Bikeway or a walk along the Old Colony Rail Trail. To make the most out of Cape Cod's enviable marine assets, you can fish for striped bass in the Cape Cod Canal or hire a sailboat to explore the protected habitat of Nantucket Sound.

How to get to Cape Cod

The municipal airports at Provincetown and Barnstable both offer commercial air services to airports on the east coast, but the best way to arrive in Cape Cod is by automobile. This allows the island's dramatic natural beauty to unfold gradually with every mile. The Bourne and Sagamore bridges spanning Cape Cod Canal connect to the mainland, while U.S. Route 6 is the main route on Cape Cod itself. Another effective way to reach Cape Cod is by ferry from Boston to Provincetown. You can travel in Cape Cod itself with CRTA's public bus services.