Cape Cod / Nantucket Lodging?
February 1, 2006 3:27 PM   Subscribe

Cape Cod/Nantucket lodging question.... wife and I want to spend a week on either the Cape or Nantucket. We are not the biggest B&B fans (we are not big into meeting the other guests at breakfast) but I think we are willing to give it a go if the place is right. We'd like to be (very) close to a beach or at least the water. The Wauwinet is a little too expensive, but that would be our first choice. I've looked at Trip Advisor, Frommers and Fodors. There are so many choices....Help me mefi community, help me.
posted by szg8 to Travel & Transportation around Massachusetts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: I forgot to mention, we would want to do the trip over the summer (aka "high season").
posted by szg8 at 3:38 PM on February 1, 2006

Call Duarte-Downey Real Estate in Truro - they handled our house when we used to rent it out - just tell them what you're looking for and what you want to spend.
posted by nicwolff at 3:42 PM on February 1, 2006

We have stayed at the Crow's Nest, a pretty ordinary hotel but right on a bayside beach just below Provincetown. You can take the bus into P-town and not hassle with drving.

And don't forget to eat at Clem and Ursies.
posted by LarryC at 3:45 PM on February 1, 2006

Regarding Nantucket hotels check out Beachside Hotel; Jared Coffin House; Nantucket Inn.

A listing for Nantucket B&B's and Inns.

In Provincetwon I recommend The Brass Key, Carpe Diem and Crowne Pointe.

Since you are going during 'high season' prices will be a bit steep.

nicwolff recommendation of a weekly rental is a good one. You would likely find some affordable properties in such favorite spots on the Outer Cape: Truro, Provincetown and Wellfleet.

I second Clem and Ursies. Be sure to have one of your meals there at the outside raw bar.
posted by ericb at 6:09 PM on February 1, 2006

BTW -- most guest houses in Nantucket and Provincetown are not sea- or harbor-side ... although many are within walking/biking distance.
posted by ericb at 6:11 PM on February 1, 2006

For Nantucket, Cliffside Beach Club is on the water and close enough to town to walk to. It's a very nice place. I can't think of any other hotels on the beach that you would not need to rent something to get to town.
posted by GrumpyMonkey at 6:50 PM on February 1, 2006

If you're going to rent a house, plan now. Many homes will be booked for the season by the end of February. Some are booked already.
posted by cribcage at 8:16 PM on February 1, 2006

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