Wequassett Resort & Golf Club

Cape Cod, New England

The hotel

Cape Cod’s customary clapboard meets chic styling at Wequassett Resort And Golf Club. One of the few retreats to gain Forbes Travel Guide’s sought-after 5 stars, and the Cape’s only member of the luxury club Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, a stay here is something very special. You’ll find Cape Cod’s natural beauty at its very best, with two beaches, flowering meadows, salt marshes and woods, and endless views from Pleasant Bay into the Atlantic. But you also get some decidedly manmade beauties too, like Adirondack chairs around fire pits, all manner of water sports and boating diversions, tennis, exclusive access to the neighbouring golf club, an incredible infinity pool and lap pool, a pirate ship and aqua playground, and fabulous food in the form of four dining experiences, from casual deck dinners to gourmet waterfront meals.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Kids Club
  • Children’s Playground
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Yoga
  • Laundry Service
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball

Where is it

Overlooking Pleasant Bay near Chatham. Towards the tip of Cape Cod, with beaches, quaint towns, and scenic hiking and biking trails nearby, including Cape Cod Rail Trail’s 36 mile route. The hotel is beside Cape Cod National Golf Club, which is exclusively for members and hotel guests. Transfer time from Boston Logan International Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

120 rooms and suites. All with coffee maker, bathrobes, hairdryer, iron and board, and daily newspaper. Garden View Rooms are on the ground floor of the villa-style buildings, and have a private patio with views of the gardens and woodlands, a sitting area, and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 aduts and 2 children.

Premier Garden View Rooms are on the first floor of the villa-style buildings, and have a private deck with views of the resort's grounds and gardens, a sitting area, and 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Water View Rooms have a private deck, views of the water, and 1 king-size, 1 queen-size, or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Some rooms also have a sitting area and fireplace.

Twenty-Eight Atlantic (fine dining on the waterfront, open for breakfast and dinner). Thoreau’s (club-style bar with tavern menu, wine, cocktail and martinis, open for lunch and dinner). LiBAYtion (beachfront bar, live evening entertainment, open seasonally for lunch and dinner). Outer Bar & Grille (light bites, open seasonally for lunch and dinner). Pleasant Bay Terrace (poolside terrace serving selections from Outer Bar & Grille, seasonal live evening entertainment and themed family dinners). 2 swimming pools (including main pool with bay views, cabanas* and fire pit, and adult lap pool with 2 Olympic-size lanes). Jacuzzi. Private beach. Fitness centre (personal training*, zumba*, dance classes*, swimming lessons* and yoga*). Boat Rentals* (sail boats, power boats, kayaks, lessons, tours, sunset cruises). Watersports*. Tennis* (4 Har Tru courts, tennis pro shop, lessons*). Volleyball. Croquet. Cape Cod National Golf Club* (18 holes, lessons*, located next door, play restricted to members and Wequasset Resort guests). Summer activities (with live music and special events). Children’s Centre (for 4-12 year olds with pirate ship playground, aquatic playground, vintage ice cream truck*, movie nights, old-fashioned lemonade stand*, family fun nights, teen gaming, tennis, swimming and sailing lessons, 135” HD screen, Wii, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360). 24-hour room service*. Concierge. Outer Beach Shuttle. Shuttle service (6:00am-12:00am, to Chatham, Orleans, Harwich, and Brewster). Laundry/dry-cleaning services* (same day). Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary parking.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (616)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hints of Magic but service inconsistent, rooms in need of maintenance.

Jul 1, 2020 Parallax1 Boston, Massachusetts

Living in greater Boston Wequassett is only ~1.5hrs from home; wanting to travel less internationally given our growing family and current global circumstances, we really wanted to love everything about Wequassett. My family stayed here for vacation for about 4 days over a weekend in late June; note this was a post COVID situation and the hotel… Read more
Living in greater Boston Wequassett is only ~1.5hrs from home; wanting to travel less internationally given our growing family and current global circumstances, we really wanted to love everything about Wequassett. My family stayed here for vacation for about 4 days over a weekend in late June; note this was a post COVID situation and the hotel has only recently restarted, I keep this in front of mind with my review. It’s safe to say our stay here got off to a rocky start; we booked a Garden View King room, we were placed in #54. The room is more accurately described as a ground floor parking lot view room, that honestly felt far more like a dated motel than a room in a 4* resort, often seemingly going for well over $650/night. Upon entering the room smelled of animal urine, looking through other reviews after the fact this appears to be a recurring pattern. We pointed this out and this was quickly, if temporarily, resolved with some air freshener; of course the smell returned a few hours later. In general the whole room felt extremely dated, rundown, and nowhere near our expectations. The next morning while getting out of the shower I was stabbed in the foot by a tack strip coming out of the carpet, again after two calls this was also resolved, but at some point while on vacation one wonders how many basic maintenance tasks a guest should need to deal with resolving with their luxury room. I cannot from my experience recommend this room tier at these price points to anyone. After several issues and complaints we were moved, and upgraded to a Premier Waterview 2 Queens room #24. This room was significantly better and if we come back this would be the minimum level of accommodation I would be comfortable booking at this point; no acrid smells, the evening view of round cove from our private deck was absolutely breathtaking. Still, it was clear that this room was also in need of some basic maintenance and had begun crossing the line from quaint themed old time New England charm to slightly dilapidated; broken screen door, peeling paint around the mirrors, dated fixtures, and failing sealant around the toilets, but nothing here reached the level of interfering with the enjoyment of our stay and the beauty of the view and environment overcame the shortcomings. Service on the property was largely superb with a few notable exceptions that really did detract from our experience as a whole. We booked alternating reservations at the two open dining options for the duration of our stay, Atlantic 28 and the Outer Bar. Our first evening we dined at Atlantic 28, which understandably due to COVID was serving a menu more like a gastro pub. The food was not impressive but was fine, the service on the other hand was not good. We had to ask for basic things like silverware or water more than twice; in general it did not feel the service was warm or attentive; the service experience seemed to struggle even with basics which was very unexpected at a resort of this level. We had the same server the next morning for breakfast, and experienced similar issues. On the other hand, our experiences dining at the Outer Bar twice were both exceptional and the service was very attentive and even anticipated our needs before we had to ask. Understanding the struggles of COVID restrictions and concluding perhaps the server we had the first night and morning was just quite new to the service industry or in need of further experience and training we tried to brush it off, but decided not to return for further reservations at Atlantic 28. Andrew, who was our server by the pool, was also fantastic, friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, and was even able to recommend great off menu drinks from basic questions on preference. These later experiences reaffirmed that some of our negative experiences were outliers as opposed to the normal level of service offered by the resort. Traveling with our two year old the playground and splash pad on the property stood out. It’s a wonderful facility with a pirate theme and was clearly constructed with a great attention to detail. Our daughter loved being able to spend time on a non-crowded playground, particularly given the current situation. We certainly spent a lot of time here, and it probably turned out to be the most valuable accommodation to our family. That said, the playground while wonderfully conceived, skillfully constructed, and still aptly serving to spread great joy to a 2 year old girl, also seems in need of some basic maintenance. The rubber floor is failing in numerous locations, many of the boat structures have boards falling off and nails sticking out with tyvek home wrap visible underneath. It’s a wonderful amenity but these issues take some of the magic away, at least for an adult, and are unexpected oversights at a luxury resort. At the recommendation of, I think Norman a night manager, we booked a trip to the outer beach with the charter service. This experience was absolutely wonderful and combined with our later experiences at the resort did help us see some of the elements that could make this property special, it’s just unfortunate that it took so long for our stay to get to this point. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A true gem of a resort!

Jun 30, 2020 Rosemary131 Cohasset, Massachusetts

My husband and I just spent 3 nights at the Wequassett Resort and it could not have been more perfect! Upon arrival, we took the boat shuttle from the resort to the outer beach/National Seashore and spotted seals on our way out. Just a gorgeous beach and we had it practically all to ourselves ...beach chairs, water, towels were all provided… Read more
My husband and I just spent 3 nights at the Wequassett Resort and it could not have been more perfect! Upon arrival, we took the boat shuttle from the resort to the outer beach/National Seashore and spotted seals on our way out. Just a gorgeous beach and we had it practically all to ourselves ...beach chairs, water, towels were all provided which made the afternoon there so enjoyable. We had gotten picnic lunches prepared by the resort to have for lunch....absolutely delicious!!! Our room was spectacular...overlooking the bay with a large deck and lounge chairs. We had breakfast there every morning and dinners at the restaurant by the pool. Top notch dinners and attentive wait staff made each evening so pleasant....during this crazy times in our world now, this mini get-away was heaven! We played golf at Cape Cod National two days...a beautiful course and friendly staff everywhere you turned. My game could have been better but the experience and beauty was endless! The Wequasset's attention to detail and service is 5 star! We cannot wait to return and enjoy all that it has to offer. A spectacular property! Highly recommend! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Birthday weekend

Jun 30, 2020 robophone New York City, New York

I really enjoyed my birthday weekend at this resort! I live in Manhattan, NY and since I’ve been on serious lockdown working from home, I decided to book a long weekend here. All staff wore masks on the grounds and they encouraged booking all meals at check-in since spaces were limited due to the Covid precautions. I never felt nervous as the… Read more
I really enjoyed my birthday weekend at this resort! I live in Manhattan, NY and since I’ve been on serious lockdown working from home, I decided to book a long weekend here. All staff wore masks on the grounds and they encouraged booking all meals at check-in since spaces were limited due to the Covid precautions. I never felt nervous as the grounds are well spread out as well as the tables in each restaurant. The food was stellar and I ate my share of oysters for sure! My garden room was also great complete with a balcony overlooking trees. The only drawback there was that the creamers first the coffee were old and they weren’t checked so my first coffee was unfortunate. I let housekeeping know and they replaced them. Down Cape Charters and Boating were great too as myself & a friend had a kayaking tour up the river. Believe it or not, up river our guide Jan found his small boat that had sank 3 years earlier! We had a great time. My dinners at 28 Atlantic were phenomenal too and my server Jessica was fantastic also. All in all I recommended this resort & I hope to get there again soon. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating In or out of season this is a great place to stay

Dec 10, 2019 EdzoD65 Boston, Massachusetts

Was there last week for a 2 day conference. Quiet off season but the property delivered both a great accommodation and great service. Thank you for a successful strategy session! Looking forward to a return visit “in season”!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of the best service experiences ever

Nov 18, 2019 Swmuc

We (my best friend an me, two ladies) stayed there for a long weekend and experienced one of the most affectionate and friendliest services ever. Especially Otis and Dave cared about us. When we arrived we were directly welcomed by them with a handshake, they showed us the resort and helped us with the luggage. We got so many good… Read more
We (my best friend an me, two ladies) stayed there for a long weekend and experienced one of the most affectionate and friendliest services ever. Especially Otis and Dave cared about us. When we arrived we were directly welcomed by them with a handshake, they showed us the resort and helped us with the luggage. We got so many good recommendations for food, bars (we love the Squire) and sightseeing. Additionally we got free shuttles to downtown Chatham by them and back so we really felt safe all the time. The room was cozy and had a nice view. We really enjoyed the resort and can really recommend the restaurant- we went there for breakfast every morning. Especially the lobster eggs benedict were so tasty. On our way back from Chatham with the SUV shuttle we mentioned that we tried to get an eggnog at a bar but got non. 15 minutes later we were surprised with 2 eggnogs served to our room as a special greeting. This made our stay unique and perfect. We will definitely come back and home to meet your friendly staff again! Read less