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Cape Cod Family Resorts – Discover the Best Spots to Get Away

The southeastern Massachusetts haven of Cape Cod has resorts seemingly as far as the eye can see. It’s such a popular vacation destination that businesses want to capitalize on tourist season.

The Highland Light (previously known as Cape Cod Light) on the Cape Cod National Seashore. Image:

Although there is no shortage of options, not all resorts are created equally. You’re looking for a family-centric lodging option with excellent amenities, an appealing aesthetic, and a convenient location near all the items on your itinerary.

Let me save you the hotel comparisons, which can chew up hours of your time. Here are a few of the best places to book a getaway for your family when you visit Cape Cod.

Veranda Cape Cod Family Resort



The Veranda Cape Cod Family Resort is an affordable resort for bigger families on a budget. Its proximity to Ryan Bowling & Amusements, Bass River Beach, the Whydah Pirate Museum, Parker’s River Beach, and Sea View Beach make it ultra-covetable.

Why not bring a few four-legged friends with you on your Cape Cod adventures? Pets are welcome at the Veranda, albeit with an additional charge.

Your stay will include parking, Wi-Fi access, daily housekeeping, a shared lounge, library access, bike rentals (for an additional fee), and swimming pool access.

Lodge in one of 21 rooms, all of which have been recently renovated, and enjoy 2.5 acres of gorgeous, natural Cape Cod land between Dennis Port, Hyannis, and Yarmouth. With rooms as small as standard doubles and as large as Capitan Suites, your whole family can lodge comfortably.

Cape Codder Resort & Spa



If you let the kids have their pick, they’d likely choose the Cape Codder, the home of outdoor and indoor pools and an indoor water park for playtime anytime of the year! Besides that, there’s an onsite arcade the kids will love.

The fun doesn’t stop there. The Cape Codder also screens G or PG-rated films at night in the courtyard all summer long. That’s the season when live entertainment, musical and otherwise, regales the resort, crafting unforgettable memories.

Board games, recreational equipment like sports balls and racquets, and a pickleball court are also available to fill your days with fun.

The rooms and suites are sizable and embody the unique looks and atmosphere of Cape Cod. You’ll enjoy amenities like onsite dining at the resort restaurant, an in-room fridge and coffeemaker, high-end climate control, and Wi-Fi.

Blue Water Resort


Overlooking the Cape Cod sea in Yarmouth is the beautiful Blue Water Resort. Its premium position on the Nantucket Sound and New England stylings will make your family’s summer something special.

The nearby South Shore Drive, where the hotel is located, is right on the beach, to which you’ll have private access. Your stay will also include beach umbrellas, towels, and chairs, and that’s only scratching the surface.

During your time here, you can enjoy fine dining on the Oceanfront Surfside Pavilion, relaxation at The Spa at Red Jacket Beach Resort, a basketball hoop, a putting green, movie nights, bonfires, beach yoga, and a Kids’ Club for children five to 15 all summer.

May I recommend the family suites? They include bunk beds and king-sized beds for four people or king suites with two bathrooms for up to six. The bunk suite with two bathrooms and bedrooms even has room for eight!

Oh, and there are pet-friendly rooms if Fido or Fifi always come on your family vacations.

Brewster Green Resort



Experience the magic of Brewster at the Brewster Green Resort, an award-winning condominium that promises the best of the Cape Cod lifestyle.

Your proximity to hiking and biking trails, Nickerson State Park, lighthouses, the National Seashore, golfing, and whale watching make this the perfect stay for your family vacay.

Since they’re condos, the spaces are huge. A two-bedroom condo is 1,200 square feet with dual twin beds and a king-sized bed.

Your stay in this gorgeous slice of Cape Cod paradise will include two flat-screen televisions, air conditioning, a Weber charcoal grill, a fireplace, and Wi-Fi.

Sea Mist Resort



If you’re unfamiliar with Mashpee, the home of the Sea Mist Resort, it’s a tiny seaside community in Cape Cod.

The 20-acre resort near Hyannis and Falmouth offers one- or two-bedroom suites.

While the resort encourages you and the family to get out there and explore Cape Cod to the fullest, it’s worth spending time on the resort grounds for at least a day. There, you’ll find saltwater outdoor and indoor pools, family-friendly outdoor mini golf, a ping-pong table, shuffleboard, and a pool table.

Blue Rock Resort

South Yarmouth


As Blue Rock Resort says on its website, “fun is par for the course.”

The ideal lodging destination for large groups and families, Blue Rock Resort, a Red Jacket Resorts property, offers private beach access with drink and food delivery via the concierge. Does life get any better?

Besides that slice of heaven, the resort also has a pool and a golf course for the parents. Your stay includes free continental breakfasts each morning, so you don’t have to stress about how to fuel up the kids as each day gets underway. That’ll make for smoother vacation planning.

Blue Rock Resort offers non-alcoholic beverages and snacks available on the resort grounds for satiating your appetite in between outings.

Surfside Hotel & Suites



How does private beach access sound? Good? Then you must make a beeline for the Surfside Hotel & Suites.

I would be doing this exceptional hotel a disservice to only mention that. Despite its colorful yet upscale style, Surfside is pet-friendly. It also offers a heated pool outdoors for those chillier days. This way, you don’t have to let the weather put a damper on your Cape Cod vacation!

The premium beachfront hotel rooms will give you and the kids a great reason to wake up with vigor each morning.

Provincetown has many family-friendly amenities to discover, from days spent playing and swimming at Herring Cove or Race Point Beach to visiting lighthouses, going on a whale-watching tour, or experiencing Commercial Street’s dining and shopping.

The stunning Surfside Hotel features more than 80 guestrooms, apartments, and suites, three of which have undergone recent renovations.

White Elephant Resorts



Treat yourself to a luxurious stay at White Elephant Resorts, which should surpass your expectations in every way. Once known as Nantucket Island Resorts, the name is the only thing that changed. You can still expect high-quality experiences around every corner.

Depending on where you stay on the large hotel grounds, you can enjoy various amenities. The eponymous White Elephant offers ferry and beach shuttles for convenient travel, priority bicycles for getting some exercise with the kiddos, and afternoon snacks, including port and cheese for the adults.

At the Wauwinet, you can take a ferry or an hourly shuttle into and out of Nantucket. Each morning, sample pastries so you don’t have to cook (coffee is also available) and enjoy free Wi-Fi all day.

The posh, historical Jared Coffin House includes free beach towels and chairs, so you don’t have to bring your own. Keep the kids at bay with children’s activity and coloring books, and sample morning pastries.

The Cottages at the Boat Basin boast Hy-Line fast ferry drop-offs and pickups for getting to where you need to go in a jiffy. Kids’ fishing rods are available for fishing as a family, while you can also use free Wi-Fi and priority bikes.

Wequassett Resort & Golf Club



Combining magic and luxury into the best of both worlds, the Wequassett in Harwich is the recipient of best hotel from the likes of Forbes Travel Guide, U.S. News & World Report, and Conde Nast Traveler.

What I love about this resort is its ongoing partnership with baby brand Maxi-Cosi. There’s no need to bring strollers, car seats, basinets, rockers, highchairs, and play pens when it’s all provided to you complimentarily.

The cottages are the ideal stay for families, as most can accommodate four or even six guests. The six-person Tulip Cottage offers garden views, a dining/seating area, an outside deck for watching the waving flowers, a separate living room, and ensuite bathrooms.

The Breakers Resort

Dennis Port


A Bluegreen Vacations resort, The Breakers on the Nantucket Sound has the style of a beach house and all the amenities you need for an enjoyable stay with the kids.

BBQ grills let you cook your meals and save some money, while nearby beaches, historic sites, and biking trails keep your days busy and active.

You’re near the Cape Cod National Seashore, so if you planned on exploring that (which is kind of a must on a Cape Cod vacation), you can easily check that off your itinerary.

The two-bedroom floor plan has one large-sized bed for adults and two bunks in an opposite room. It will be like living at home, but in Cape Cod, and with all the high-end amenities you could ask for at your fingertips.

Edgewater Beach Resort

Dennis Port


The Edgewater Beach Resort is calling your name. This slice of Cape Cod in Dennis Port offers incredible amenities, such as 300+ feet of private beach along the Nantucket Sound, complete with chaise lounge chairs (as long as they’re available before other guests claim them).

If you prefer swimming without all the salt, the resort’s indoor and outdoor pools will soothe you into instant relaxation. You can also borrow movies, computers, and books from the resort. Enjoy a family-wide complimentary breakfast each morning, then play some yard games to get your day off on a great note.

I’d suggest a two-bedroom suite if traveling with a large group. Your gorgeous, coastal-styled room will include a master bedroom with a flat-screen TV and queen-sized bed, while the second bedroom has two twin beds and its own television.

Courtyard views and a private entry into the second bedroom round out what you can expect when staying at The Edgewater!

Riviera Beach Resort

South Yarmouth


Make your escape to the Riviera Beach Resort, a Red Jacket property. Some of New England’s most fun attractions and activities are here at this family-friendly resort, including a large private beach with swing sets for the kiddos, an indoor pool for having fun on rainy days (the pool is heated!), and a courtside café for keeping your bellies full.

The family suites are my favorite, with the space for a minimum of four people and up to eight. The suites include a king-sized bed for Mom and Dad and a full bunk, complete with a climbable ladder, for the kids.

Harbor Hotel Provincetown



Discover the “relaxed side of Provincetown” at the Harbor Hotel, a colorful, beachy resort in P-Town.

This isn’t like the other parts of Cape Cod that are more refined, as Provincetown has its own unique flavor. Some call it weird, but they just haven’t given it a chance yet.

While you’re here, you might as well schedule a family whale-watching tour, visit Race Point Beach, scope out the Provincetown Museum and Pilgrim Monument, or shop on the three-mile Commercial Street. Your resort hotel will put you near all the action!

That’s not all. You’re also nearer to Herring Cove Beach than you might realize, or you can check out a professional theater production at the Provincetown Theater or see a film at the Waters Edge Cinema.

The suites are smartly designed, as they feature a living room with sofas that can become additional beds for the kids. The vanity and bathroom are separate so you can get ready while everyone else uses the bathroom. Pet-friendly rooms are even available!

Holly Tree Resort

West Yarmouth


The cozy resort hotel named The Holy Tree promises to guide you toward Cape Cod’s most exciting sights and attractions. You’ll be within reach of nearby villages, art galleries, beaches, bike paths, ferries, fishing, sailing, boating, and golf.

Before you leave the resort, don’t miss the picturesque picnic area where you should have a meal outside with your family at least once. A barbecue helps you get your paws on some good eats.

Burn off your meal with racquetball and basketball courts or take a dip in the outdoor and indoor swimming pools. The large-scale rental units include one-bedroom suites or studios, the latter of which has private entrances.

The Seaglass Inn & Spa



Another resort for discovering the beauty of Provincetown is The Seaglass Inn & Spa.

This resort in Barnstable County is all the way on the tip of the Cod in Provincetown’s West End. It has four acres of hilly land with access points to all the hottest spots in Provincetown, including art galleries, shopping, dining, and trails.

A Travelers’ Choice winner from TripAdvisor, The Seaglass offers hotel rooms and suites. You can also rent the Seaglass Residence for a week, a large-scale accommodation for those who need more space.

Beach Breeze Inn



Another award winner of the Travelers’ Choice is the Beach Breeze Inn, which received the distinction of being within TripAdvisor’s top 10 percent of worldwide hotels.

It’s not hard to see why once you take a look, as it’s a welcoming inn with a patch of sand and kids’ buckets on the front lawn, not to mention white Adirondack chairs.

The main house was built in 1858 and has been lovingly maintained ever since. It contains 14 guest rooms, and many offer views of the beautiful ocean below.