The Red Inn Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This historic, luxurious inn is a local hot spot, thanks to its extremely popular restaurant. But it's still plenty relaxing, with beautiful water views from the restaurant and all eight of the attractive, beach-chic rooms. The small size and cool factor mean that it sells out fast -- so book early.
The Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn Rating: 4.0 Pearls
After a much-needed renovation in 2010, Platinum Pebble Boutique Inn went from “grandmother’s house” to “New York City chic.” Innkeepers Annabelle and Simon provide a modern, luxury inn experience in the setting of a historic Cape Cod home. There are some great perks, too, including the daily in-room breakfast, afternoon tea, free parking at the Earle Beach, and an outdoor pool. Its rooms are among the island's most stylish, and some come with fireplaces and soaking tubs, but it isn't on the water (though the beach is within walking distance).
Chatham Bars Inn Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Nestled near the heart of Chatham on 25 scenic acres overlooking Pleasant Bay, Chatham Bars Inn has been a local staple since 1914. The true Cape-Cod style architecture is complemented by lovely interiors to match -- upholstered wingback chairs, antique-style turned-leg furnishings, and seafaring decor. But don't let the term "inn" fool you, this property is big and amenities-packed, with a beautiful spa, modern fitness center, scenic beach, fine dining, private chartered boats, and classic clay tennis courts. Thanks to the large pools (including a kiddy pool) and an extensive kids' club, the Inn is a popular choice for families -- but couples looking for relaxation away from the bustling kid-friendly areas can book a room in the adults-only Spa Suites.
Carpe Diem Guesthouse & Spa Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Carpe Diem Guesthouse & Spa is a relaxing escape from the party scene of Provincetown -- but still close by for guests who feel like getting out and joining the fun. The rooms are all named for writers and decorated differently -- all are stylish and charming. Perks such as a delicious free German breakfast, free wine and cheese hour, and the full-service Namaste Spa are also draws.
Captain's House Inn Rating: 3.5 Pearls
This historic inn in Cape Cod has 16 elegant rooms decorated in an English country style. They come with modern features including flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, along with luxurious touches such as fireplaces and soaking tubs. In addition to providing a gourmet country breakfast, this charming inn also offers afternoon tea, evening snacks, sweet treats, and port or sherry in the library. One outstanding feature is the heated outdoor pool with plush lounge chairs -- especially convenient since this inn is not located on the waterfront.
Chatham Gables Inn Rating: 3.0 Pearls
The Chatham Gables Inn in Cape Cod provides an elegant and comfortable escape. Located in a quiet, residential neighborhood -- not on the waterfront -- this historic inn offers just seven charming rooms with incredible attention to detail. Beyond the sophisticated decor, the outstanding feature here is a full breakfast served each morning in the sunny garden room. Modern touches, including free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs add convenience, while some rooms have extra special amenities including fireplaces, private entrances, and even one room with a private porch and rocking chairs.
Crowne Pointe Historic Inn & Spa Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The room decor at the Crowne Pointe isn't as charming as at some of its competitors, but some rooms categories do come with romantic extras such as fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and decks. Plus, all guests get access to the facilities at Shui Spa -- including the mineral soaking tub, steam room, and sauna -- for free.