If you’re visiting Cape Cod with family, you will be spoiled for choice for family accommodation because of its choice of Cape Cod family resorts. When picking family resorts, Cape Cod has something suitable to cater to all tastes. Family resorts in Cape Cod range from beachfront hotels to resorts with water parks as well as our favourite budget-friendly hotel. We are sure there is a Cape Cod family resort that’s right for your New England summer bucket list!
Cape Cod Family Resorts
In our opinion, the best family resorts in Cape Cod cater to a wide range of ages because Cape Cod is such a haven for multi-generational family vacations. You’ll see why Cape Cod is a must-visit in Massachusetts. Cape Cod is also an easy visit from Boston.
As you would expect, the number of amenities at each Cape Cod resort affects its cost. Here is our choice of the 5 best Cape Cod family resorts based on value for amenities.
Chatham Bars Inn
Chatham Bars Inn is well-known for luxury on Cape Cod having started its life as a hunting lodge for wealthy people from Boston. Situated right on the coastline across from Tern Island Sanctuary, this quintessential 25 acre New England resort is one of the best family hotels on Cape Cod.
Chatham Bars Inn offers a range of fun-filled activities that the whole family can enjoy, including tennis, golf, and croquet. Their extensive child’s program features a variety of activities for kids.
A word of caution! The 4 star Chatham Bars Inn can get crowded during the peak summer months of July and August. We have friends who went in early August and described a scrum for getting a chair by the pool which is not what you would expect from a luxury hotel at this price point. We have also seen for ourselves how Chatham in high season gets super crowded.
In addition to the heated outdoor pool, Chatham Bars Inn is located just a few steps from the beach. There is also an excellent restaurant and spa onsite.
The award-winning 4 star Ocean’s Edge Resort and Golf Club is easily considered one of the best resorts in Cape Cod. Located in Brewster, Ocean’s Edge features five pools, eleven tennis courts, and seven restaurants and cafes.
Visitors staying at Ocean’s Edge are also spoiled for choice when it comes to family-friendly activities. Grab a bike and explore the 26-mile cycling trail, or rent a kayak and spend a day paddling around the pristine Blueberry Pond. Bring your own kayak, and you won’t even have to deal with rentals and returns.
Or do something completely different – our kids took an archery lesson!
This Cape Cod resort has everything you could imagine for a multi-generational vacation – good restaurants on site, beachfront location, golf course, multiple swimming pools and golf carts to get everywhere.
Wequassett Resort and Golf
The Wequassett Resort and Golf in Harwich is one of the best Cape Cod family resorts in the area and our personal favourite. Starting out as in inn in 1925, the Wequassett is now a 5 star resort with all the amenities you would expect.
The Wequasset has two beaches, five waterfront restaurants, two pools, tennis courts and the Cape Cod National Golf course. Honestly, there is so much to do at Wequasset you won’t want to leave to check out the rest of the Cape. We’ve had this “problem” at other excellent hotels where the hotel is just so great you have no desire to leave, most notably the Hotel Eclat in Beijing.
There is an excellent choice of activities for children at this Cape Cod Family Resort as well such as a changing rota of activities with themes like pirate exploration, mad scientist experiments and beach bonfires. The hotel also features a nautical themed pirate playground, water splash park, and ball pit.
Cape Codder Resort
When it comes to Cape Cod resorts, you can’t beat the value for money offered by the Cape Codder Resort and Spa in Hyannis. From Hyannis, it’s also easy to do a day trip to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket.
Out of all the resorts in Cape Cod, the Cape Codder Resort & Spa is the only one with its own indoor water park. Covering 2,700 square meters, the Cape Codder Water Park has a wave pool, lazy river, kiddie pool, and four twisty water slides.
Having an indoor water park is a great option for Cape Cod resorts family entertainment. The weather on the Cape can be unpredictable even in the summer. An indoor water park is the perfect solution for those days when it’s too cold (or even rainy) to be outdoors.
Cape Codder Resort & Spa also has multiple restaurants (casual and fine dining), a lush garden courtyard, a heated outdoor pool, and a 24-person hot tub!
For kids, there’s a 24/7 arcade, fire pits, pickleball courts, and board games. During school breaks and summer holidays, they have an extensive children’s program.
Cape Cod Family Resort
You can spend the night next door to an inflatable theme park at the Cape Cod Family Resort! The Cape Cod Inflatable Park and H20 water park zone is located on the same property as the hotel as well as a small toddler play area and a high-wires adrenaline course.
During the height of summer, the Cape Cod Inflatable Park can fill up but as members of the resort you are guaranteed entry. Moreover, you can saunter back and forth to your room during the day for a quick nap or bite to eat!
Your room at this Cape Cod hotel comes with four complimentary passes to the inflatable park. Frankly, the price of four tickets to the Cape Cod Inflatable Park pretty much pays for the room.
My kids LOVE the Cape Cod Family Resort and have done so since they were young. They are always exhausted by the end of the day which makes me happy.
To be honest, this budget Cape Cod resort is exceptional value for money but there isn’t that much to do at the resort itself other than go to the inflatable theme park. On the other hand, with all the money you save, you can explore all the other things to do in Cape Cod.
Map of Family Resorts in Cape Cod
As you can see, these family resorts in Cape Cod are all in very different towns on the Cape each with their own ambience. Brewster is quiet and elegant as is Harwich. While there’s plenty to do in both Chatham and West Yarmouth, they attract different types of family travellers.
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