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Anchor In Hotel

1 South Street, Hyannis, 02601, MA

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Overlooking Hyannis Harbor, this year-round hotel is the only waterfront hotel in Hyannis. Nearly every room offers excellent views of the marina and harbor. Guests can walk to several nearby restaurants and shops and to either of the two ferries that go to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.

The outdoor pool overlooks the harbor and fire pit area. The breakfast room and Lewis Bay Library sitting area also overlook the pool and harbor. Families will love the spacious and unique guestrooms with high ceilings, balconies and small kitchenettes.

Our Editor Loves

  • Outdoor pool
  • Waterfront hotel
  • Walk to town, harbor and ferries

Family Interests

  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Sailing

Family Amenities

  • Cribs
  • DVD
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchenettes
  • Pool
  • Refrigerator

Room Information

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The Anchor In Hotel has 42 guestrooms, including seven unique executive rooms named after the seven villages in Barnstable. All of the guestrooms offer a mini-fridge, DVD player and bathtub in the bathrooms. Each guestroom is unique in its own way and while booking a reservation online is available, visitors may prefer to call when booking a reservation if you are seeking more information on a specific room. No rollaway beds are available, but cribs are available for a fee.

The standard guestrooms feature either a queen, king or two double beds. A small desk and DVD player can be found in these rooms, which feature pool or harbor views.

Deluxe Guestrooms
The deluxe guestrooms also feature either a queen, king or two double beds along with an outdoor deck that overlooks the harbor.

Executive Guestrooms
The seven unique executive guestrooms each differ in décor, style and layout.

The Hyannis
This spacious room features two queen beds and a sleeper sofa along with a wraparound balcony that overlooks the harbor and pool area.

The Centerville
This spacious room features two queen beds and a sleeper sofa along with a wraparound balcony that overlooks the harbor and pool area.

The Barnstable Village
This large guestroom features a king bed and large balcony with several chairs and a table with an umbrella. A kitchenette area features a small dining table, mini-fridge, sink, microwave and plenty of counter space. There is no sleeper sofa in this guestroom.

The Cotuit and The Osterville
These nearly identical guestrooms feature two queen beds and a sleeper sofa, along with a balcony that overlooks the harbor. A small dining table can also be found in these guestrooms.

The Marstons Mills
This large guestroom features a king bed and spacious living space with chairs and a sleeper sofa. A kitchen can be found in an alcove complete with a mini-fridge, microwave, sink and lots of counter space. The very large walk-in closet can also easily double as a baby's room as it can nicely fit a crib. French doors lead to a deck overlooking the harbor and sky lights in the slanted ceilings provide even more light.

West Barnstable
This guestroom is really two separate guestrooms that are often rented together. It boasts a separate entrance just for these two rooms, which are situated at the top of a stairwell on either side of the stairs. One guestroom features two double beds, a couch and a kitchenette with a mini-fridge, microwave, sink and small dining table. The second guestroom features a king bed and no kitchenette. A balcony is situated off each room.


Best Cape Cod hotel

by CapeTraveller508

We look forward to the Autumn trip to the Cape and our stay at the Anchor In each year. After years of staying on the Cape, we never consider staying anywhere else but the Anchor In as it's like arriving at our own vacation home when we get there. Super comfy beds & clean rooms, relaxing atmosphere of the Lewis Bay room w/fireplace, sunroom, wonderful breakfast, amazing friendly staff, and the perfect Cape location right on the bay providing great water views! We can't imagine our trip to the Cape without staying at the Anchor In!

What a Gem!

by sattir262557

We recently stayed at the Anchor In. Such a lovely, family run hotel. From the generous breakfast,the comfy communal living room,the New England style rooms, the cared for grounds and pool, this hotel is warm and inviting. It's a shame that we couldn't have stayed longer... But the most exceptional part were the kind, courteous, and helpful hotel staff. We will definitely be back.

Family Activities

Outdoor Pool
The large, heated outdoor pool, with a depth of about 3 to 8 feet, overlooks the marina and Hyannis Harbor and is surrounded by lounge chairs. The seasonal pool is open from 9 a.m. to dusk and pool towels are provided.

Hyannis Harbor
The hotel overlooks the marina and Hyannis Harbor, where numerous boats can be seen. There is a small boardwalk pier guests can walk along to get an even closer, too. A fire pit surrounded by chairs also overlooks the harbor and can be found directly below the pool on a pretty patio area.

Lewis Bay Library
The Lewis Bay Library is a cozy spot with summer beach colors that has a television hanging over a fireplace and lots of cozy chairs and small tables. Families will enjoy playing any of the board games available to guests or reading any of the books. The library opens up to the glass solarium sunroom area, which offers excellent views of the pool, marina and harbor.

A small beach is located about a quarter mile from the hotel and guests can easily walk. Kalmus Beach is about 2 miles away.

Family Dining

Complimentary breakfast is available off the Lewis Bay Library in a gorgeous bed and breakfast-style galley kitchen from 7 to 9:30 a.m. The deluxe continental breakfast includes things like cereal, muffins, yogurt, ham and cheese and hard boiled eggs.

Guests can enjoy breakfast in the library, outside by the pool or in the glass solarium just off the library which overlooks the pool area. Or guests are welcome to take their breakfast back to their room. Throughout the day, guests can find fruit, coffee, tea and cookies in the kitchen area, as well.

Planning & Tips

All About the Extras
Free Wi-Fi is available to guests.

Free parking in a large lot is available to guests.

The Art of Smart Timing
This year-round hotel is at its busiest from about April through October. July and August are the peak season but the fall months also bring many visitors to Anchor In Hotel when the rates are lower.

Getting There
Anchor In Hotel is located in the town of Hyannis on Cape Cod. It is also the only waterfront hotel in Hyannis as it overlooks the Hyannis Harbor. It is about 90 minutes to Logan International Airport in Boston and about one hour to Provincetown.

Getting Around
Families will find it convenient to walk or bike around town as Main Street is only a block away. Walking to the ferries (to both Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket) and beach is also possible. If you plan to venture outside of town or to other places along Cape Cod, a vehicle is needed.