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 or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

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.

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. Some rooms also have a sitting area and fireplace.

Twenty-eight Atlantic (fine dining, waterfront, breakfast and dinner). Thoreau’s (club-style bar with tavern menu, excellent wine, cocktail and martinis, 5:00pm-1:00am). Outer Bar & Grille (casual menu, waterfront dining on deck, summer only, lunch and dinner). LiBAYtion (beachfront bar, live evening entertainment, 11:00am-5:00pm). Pleasant Bay Terrace (poolside terrace, selections from Outer Bar & Grille, seasonal live evening entertainment and themed family dinners, 11:30am-11:00pm). Room service* (24-hour). 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 (6:00am-11:00pm, personal training*, zumba*, dance classes*, swimming lessons*, yoga*). Nauti Jane’s 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 2-12 year olds, pirate ship playground, aquatic playground, amphitheatre, and outdoor dining area, activities including dive-in movies, family fun nights, teen gaming, and tennis, swimming and sailing lessons, 135” HD screen, Wii, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360). Complimentary parking. Gift shop. Concierge (24-hour). Outer Beach Shuttle. Shuttle service (6:00am-12:00am, to Chatham, Orleans, Harwich, and Brewster). Laundry/dry-cleaning services* (same day). Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (607)
  • Very good (128)
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  • Poor (26)
  • Terrible (15)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Deconstructed Dining

Sep 9, 2019 F5694FZgaryk Boston, United States

Anyone who follows our reviews knows that we take our time and express ourselves as completely as we can to provide an accurate picture. Let's start with a lovely dining room with a spectacular view of the Atlantic. Muted tones with comfortable chairs. And a table for 4 which was large enough to be spacious but small enough for intimate… Read more
Anyone who follows our reviews knows that we take our time and express ourselves as completely as we can to provide an accurate picture. Let's start with a lovely dining room with a spectacular view of the Atlantic. Muted tones with comfortable chairs. And a table for 4 which was large enough to be spacious but small enough for intimate conversation. That's important. We were greeted by just about everyone who worked in the dining room and who was in our path to our table. I prefer my napkin on the table rather than placed on my lap with tongs. A good word for you to look up is obsequious. I don't blame the staff. They are trained that way, but it did not always feel genuine. A very large wine list and a good and comprehensive drinks list, very fairly priced. This is a room for special occasions, unless you expect to pay at least $100 per person. Entree prices range from 28 (1 or 2) to 64 with most falling into the 40s category. Appetizers were priced reasonably (15) for a dining room of this quality. Shrimp cocktail was extremely well done. There is an art to cooking shrimp, and they do it well. And the oysters on the half shell were excellent with 3 sauces. The word of the night was "deconstructed". That is how the chef prepares many dishes. It is somewhat difficult to explain, but let us say that my wife's phenomenal clam chowder was "constructed" by her...Figure it out. We heard that word about 6 or 7 times. We got it. Scallops with the risotto were superb. Foie Gras was in the top 10 internationally, maybe the top 7. "ash" cod was interesting but not a taste I enjoyed. The lobster bucatini had (for me) too much pasta. I left about half of it, as I spooned up the lobster. You know I am a lobster snob, only eating in Maine, so I was not expecting much and unfortunately this tasted much more Massachusetts than Maine, fresh but not sweet. Our hostess had a salad which looked very good, and appeared to be "constructed". We were guests, and I appreciate what our hosts provided. We are grateful. We are not frequently on Cape Cod, so we may never be asked whether we will return. We very much appreciated that the dining room did not "turn" our table. We arrived at 6 and left about 9:30. Desserts were light, attractive, and flavorful. You know how people write something because one thing turned them off to the experience. I'm not going to do that, but.......when we sat down, one of the staff came to our table, handed our hostess a large square box tied with a ribbon, and announced that they were pleased to present her with this $400 gift certificate. She knew how much it was, because her children had told her. But I don't think we have ever been in any establishment where they made a presentation and then announced the dollar value. We are not giving anyone a gift certificate to that room. Finally, one of our pet peeves is pricing. Online, you will find no prices. Haven't we all heard that response, "If you have to ask how much, then you should not be dining here"? Wrong. We are all consumers, regardless of how much we are paying. If you are a patron evaluating your dining options, you have a right to know what the pricing structure is. And you can then determine whether you want to spend your money there. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Some excellent some not so excellent...

Aug 31, 2019 bkct1 New York City, New York

Some of the nicest grounds I’ve ever seen. Immaculate landscaping. Nice pool for kids very accommodating to families. Foods obviously expensive but you expect that going in. Service in general was very good. What you don’t expect for the +5 star prices per night is a room that *maybe* competes with a Marriott or lower end Hilton. I understand… Read more
Some of the nicest grounds I’ve ever seen. Immaculate landscaping. Nice pool for kids very accommodating to families. Foods obviously expensive but you expect that going in. Service in general was very good. What you don’t expect for the +5 star prices per night is a room that *maybe* competes with a Marriott or lower end Hilton. I understand completion is thin in the summer in the cape, but Sticky carpets? very basic bathroom, banged up walls, etc. Desperately needs to be updated to justify the cost. Also easily the worst housekeeping service I’ve experienced at a high end hotel. They like cleaning your room at 5pm and attempting turn down at 9pm. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overall nice but poor value for money

Aug 30, 2019 nicolex242

The six of us spent the last week of Aug in the resort so it’s $16k bill. We’ve got two of the cottages that’s connected so my parents stayed in one and my husband and I with the two young kids stayed in another one. For what we’ve paid we honestly expected more. Several things went wrong that makes me think we will be better off (probably with… Read more
The six of us spent the last week of Aug in the resort so it’s $16k bill. We’ve got two of the cottages that’s connected so my parents stayed in one and my husband and I with the two young kids stayed in another one. For what we’ve paid we honestly expected more. Several things went wrong that makes me think we will be better off (probably with half the price) to spend our week in Maine or New Hampshire or Martha’s Vineyard. Here are the details - on arrival, the checked in time was three but the room wasn’t ready at 3pm...seriously? The manager Dan was nice enough when saw us being upset (we have young kids who need to nap) give us some free food at outer bar & grill but still - not something supposed to happen especially considering I called a couple of hours before arrival to confirm - A middle aged guy next door knocked on our wall repeatedly for a whole afternoon and told us our kids are too loud that we should move to “places cross the street” since he has been coming here for 15yrs and his wife is napping. Well first the guy just seem some very miserable loser, then when I reported the issue to management there was really no follow up so just for that my family won’t come back anytime soon. If you say you are kid friendly, then you should understand kids make noises in the afternoon sometimes and you need to find a way to deal with it - Due to kids early sleep hour, we requested turn down service between 530 to 6pm but for three continuous days, house cleaning doesn’t show up during the window rather they showed up after 7pm. There are some serious issues between internal team communications that balls got dropped. Front desk keeps promising me it’s in the system while cleaning keeps not showing up...the last day I just called and said so I’m leaving on Sat so don’t worry about fixing it. - Compare to similar quality resort in Martha’s Vineyard, this place does try to charge you for everything, in Winnetu, the children’s program is fee, while here is $75, same thing with seal watch etc. Considering how much the room costs, it’s not great value. To be fair to the place, staff are very nice and people do try to accommodate your needs and the ground is pretty but that along really doesn’t make up for the facts listed above. So if you are considering this place because you really want to be on the cape then come, otherwise there are far better places out there for family vacation where manager would ask the next door guy to apologize if he harass your family and ask them to move somewhere else. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating This is in our opinion the most wonderful facility and staff on the entire Cape including the Islands

Aug 19, 2019 Keith G Dover, Massachusetts

We have 3 adult daughters , one who was married at a fabulous venue up the road from Wequassett Resort. Our 2nd daughter getting married decided it would be her dream location if we supported her choice of Wequassett. My wife and I were thrilled as everything was spectacular. Amy Farrell who was our coordinator handled everything we needed with… Read more
We have 3 adult daughters , one who was married at a fabulous venue up the road from Wequassett Resort. Our 2nd daughter getting married decided it would be her dream location if we supported her choice of Wequassett. My wife and I were thrilled as everything was spectacular. Amy Farrell who was our coordinator handled everything we needed with class and grace .We spent several times on the property with Amy and met other members of their team which reaffirmed our decision. After making our commitment our daughter decided that her strong ties to the island of Aruba having spent over a year of her childhood there compelled her to switch to Aruba which will be wonderful and everything that she wants. When I called Amy to share the news, she once again handled things beautifully. Either our last daughter or our wedding vow renewals will have to be the lucky winner! Having looked at literally dozens of venues from Rhode island to the Cape and islands and throughout New England... save your time and money and tell Amy we sent you. I love Wequassett and i love Aruba...K and T from Dover Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ssshhhh (it’s fantastic)

Aug 10, 2019 JS68Unique Beaconsfield, United Kingdom

First credit to Dave and Otis. Two of the most charming, friendly, intelligent and helpful members of hotel staff you could hope to meet. Great asset for the Wequasset as were all the staff we met. Faultless. The Wequasset is an elegant, gentle, old school resort in the best sense. A super location, excellent pool, car service, and launch transfer… Read more
First credit to Dave and Otis. Two of the most charming, friendly, intelligent and helpful members of hotel staff you could hope to meet. Great asset for the Wequasset as were all the staff we met. Faultless. The Wequasset is an elegant, gentle, old school resort in the best sense. A super location, excellent pool, car service, and launch transfer to the Outer Beach multiple times a day. Our 4 days (dad and 3 teenage daughters) were not enough. Extra credits for the high speed internet and the cost plus minibar - what a good idea as we used it. Ultra small gripes - the rooms we were in could do with updating (but very nice and comfortable) as could the coffee machines, but neither of these detracted from the pleasure of the Wequasset. Read less