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Cape Cod Lodging
Accommodations to Suit Your Style and  Budget

When it comes to your Cape Cod lodging, do you want to splurge on top-notch  accommodations? Or will you go for more modest lodgings and leave more of your vacation budget for fun?

Whatever your pleasure, you'll find everything from rustic campgrounds to grand waterfront resorts all across Cape Cod.

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Places to Stay on a Tight Budget

Looking for inexpensive vacation lodging? There are all sorts of budget-friendly places to stay on the Cape! 


Did you know that you can set your tent at a state park camping area or privately-managed campground on the Cape for less than $25 per night? That's a pretty darn good deal, I'd say! 

Campers on the beach at Race PointCamping on the Cape Cod National Seashore

Want to save even more? 

If you have a self-contained vehicle that'll travel over sand, you can camp on one of the Cape's most beautiful ocean beaches for only $75 per week.  (Yes, you read that right - per week!)

And if you're really adventurous - and have a boat to get there - you can tent camp on an uninhabited island for $8 per night!

Click here to find out more about camping on Cape Cod.

Cape Cod Hostels

The community atmosphere of a hostel stay isn't everyone's cup of tea, I know. But I have to tell you ... there are some really nice hostels here on the Cape, in very handy locations.

Entrance to the hostel in Hyannis MACape Cod's Newest Hostel

With rates from around $35 per night, a Cape Cod hostel is a great option for travelers who're looking for clean, no-frills lodging at a bargain price!

Click here for details about the hostels on Cape Cod.


For little or no cost at all, there's always the option of using your saved-up timeshare weeks here on the Cape.

Over the years, a number of established hotels, motels and condos have "gone timeshare".  They've retained many of their former amenities, and added some new ones, too.

Extras like kitchenettes, indoor and outdoor pools, playgrounds for the kids, and beautiful beachfront locations make these properties a popular interval ownership swap. 

Timeshare Lodging at Bass River Beach on Cape CodOcean Club at Smuggler's Beach

Don't own a timeshare membership? Not a problem! 

Unused weeks are offered for rent by the owners at really reasonable rates.

Click here for my guide to Cape Cod timeshare properties.

Moderately Priced Accommodations

The vast majority of vacation accommodations on Cape Cod are in what I'd call the "moderate" price range, with high season rates anywhere from $150 to $250 per night.

Hotels, Motels & Inns

If you're looking for traditional vacation accommodations, you'll find a huge variety of hotels, motels, inns and resorts to choose from.

Nauset Knoll Motor LodgeNauset Knoll Motor Lodge - Oceanview in Orleans MA

Don't miss my "insider tips" for getting the best room rates. And be sure to check out these package deals and special offers

Vacation Rental Homes and Cottages

In my humble opinion, the best way to experience Cape Cod is to live like a local in "your own" vacation home at the beach. 

And when you find that the overall cost of renting a home is equal to (and often less than) staying at a hotel ... why wouldn't you rent???

Vacation home overlooking the waterThat's my definition of a beachfront vacation cottage!!!

Whether it's a cozy cottage for two, or a 3-bedroom waterfront home for your family vacation, there are tons of vacation rentals to suit every taste and budget!

Click here to find your perfect home away from home on Cape Cod. 

Premium Lodgings

When it's time to splurge on special accommodations, consider a full-service resort. They'll pamper you and keep the kids entertained. How cool is that?!

Yes, you'll spend a good chunk of change for accommodations and amenities at these higher-end places. ($400+ per night in prime season). But the comforts and conveniences of a full-service resort can be well worth the extra dollars.

Chatham Bars Inn Resort & Spa

Sorry to say, I haven't had a chance to write a separate "Resorts" page yet. As soon as I do, I'll let you know with an Alert

Until then, here's where you can read about my recommended resorts:

* Chatham Bars Inn * Wequassett Resort & Golf Club * The Mansion at Ocean Edge

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