by Courtney Elko
This year-round, 128-room hotel is situated in front of Lewis Bay and salt marsh, offering gorgeous views from the small sandy beach area. The volleyball court and fire pit can also be found on the beach. Kids will love both the indoor and outdoor pool options, and the game room filled with vintage arcade games that will have young kids amazed.
The guestrooms are situated along two floors and feature mini-fridges and high ceilings, and a deck can be found off some of the guestrooms. Families can enjoy complimentary breakfast, a poolside lunch, and a happy hour and snacks at the pub inside.
Our Editor Loves
- Small beach overlooks marsh
- Fire pit and outdoor pool
- Arcade room
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
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All of the guestrooms feature a mini-fridge and coffeemaker. There are no microwaves in the guestrooms, however, they are available in the lobby area.
Cribs are available at no additional charge. Rollaway beds or air mattresses are also available. There is no charge for a child with the rollaway bed, but there is a charge for an additional adult. Connecting rooms are available.
This king-bed guestroom features a view of the bay. The bathroom features a tub. A rollaway bed could fit in this room for a family of three. These guestrooms feature beautiful bayside views through large windows; however, they do not feature a balcony.
Two queen beds are offered in this room, along with a small table and two chairs. There are no balconies in the standard queen guestrooms.
Bayside with Deck
These guestrooms with high ceilings feature two queen beds. A large wooden deck with a few chairs can also be found off this guestroom. The deck overlooks the parking lot and the salt marsh, as well.
Our family just returned from a five night stay at Bayside. We had a Bayview Deck Room with a view of the bay. The room was clean, had two queen beds and was comfortable enough for me and my husband, and our two teenage boys.
We loved the indoor and outdoor pool, the tiki bar by the pool was great, and the indoor bar, Moby Dick's Pub was awesome! The decor in the pub is unlike anything I have ever seen before. They had dollar bills pinned all over the ceiling and all of the walls. It was so cool...and the bartender eagerly shared the story of the dollar bills. Our family put a dollar bill on the "wall of fame" and will look for it the next time we are in town. Jon was an awesome bartender; very friendly, attentive and all around a nice guy!
The only reason I give this a four star rating versus five star is primarily the staff. With the exception of Jon, the majority of the staff we interacted with were rather cold and off-standish. The housekeeping staff didn't smile when we saw them in the hallways, even though we would offer a "hello" as we walked by. When I checked in, Vanessa gave me the impression that she didn't want to be bothered. There was no smile, no friendly reception, no welcome, nothing. I asked her for a recommendation on where to have a nice lunch and only then did she start to come around a little, offering some suggestions. But still, nothing close to what I would expect from the person you first interact with upon checking in. In addition, she gave us coupons for $6.00 off for food...but failed to tell me that the hotel does not have a restaurant on site, and that the coupons are for a select number of local restaurants. A couple of days later, I went down to the front desk and asked about the coupons...it was then that I was given the list of participating restaurants. While we may not have planned all of our meals around this list, we certainly would have used the coupons at one or two of the restaurants.
Also, the walls are very thin...we could hear everything going on in the hallway throughout the day and the evening. Thankfully we were on the second floor, but I did see reviews where those who stayed on the first floor could hear noise from the second floor. I would believe that.
All of that being said, we would stay here again, given the view of the bay, the fire pit, chairs by the bay, the two pools, two bars and the size of the room. I would just suggest giving the staff a little training in customer service.
It is a MUST to stay there when you are going in Cape Cod. The location is perfect to go at the beach...... shopping... dining....it is very clean.... the personnal in helpful and friendly it is a romantic place
The medium-size indoor pool, with a depth between 3 and 8 feet, features high ceilings and large windows. There are also a whirlpool and two saunas. The pool is open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and pool towels are provided. An adult swim is available from 10 to 11 p.m.
The outdoor pool, with a depth of about 3 to 8 feet, is surrounded by lounge chairs and tables with umbrellas and chairs. It's situated by the beach volleyball court and the sandy beach area overlooking the salt marsh. The outdoor pool is open from 8 a.m. to sunset and pool towels are provided. Belly Floppers Bar & Grill is also situated by the outdoor pool and serves cocktails and lunch items.
Beach and Fire Pit
A small private beach area is situated behind the hotel and overlooks the Lewis Bay salt marsh area. Adirondack chairs and tables and chairs sit in the sand and offer a picturesque view of the salt marsh and bay. A beach volleyball court is also available to play. A beach fire pit can be found here, too. The fire pit is lit every evening in the summer and guests are welcome to roast marshmallows.
The large game room is filled with vintage arcade games, which kids who are used to modern video games will love the change of pace. Racing arcade games, air hockey, a pool table, foosball and crane games fill the game room.
Moby Dick Pub
Dollar bills cover the ceiling and walls in this pub, and guests leave their signature and money behind on the "Ceiling of Fame." On a return trip, try to find your bill! The pub, which is open from 5 to 11 p.m., offers a limited pub-style menu of burgers and sandwiches, along with a full bar. Children are welcome in the pub -- which is situated directly off the indoor pool -- until about 8 p.m.
A complimentary deluxe continental breakfast is available from 7 to 10 a.m. Cereal, muffins, bagels, a waffle station, yogurt and hard boiled eggs are available for breakfast. Coffee and tea are available all day.
During the Massachusetts school vacations in February and April, the hotel does feature Character Breakfasts where you never know who may show up. SpongeBob and Elmo have been known to visit. Call in advance during the off-season to ask if there is a Character Breakfast scheduled.
Belly Floppers Bar & Grill
This outdoor poolside bar and grill is open from about 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and offers burgers, salads, pizza and sandwiches.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and was recently upgraded so multiple devices will work at one time.
Cardio and weight machines can be found in the fitness center on the lower level of the hotel.
A free parking lot is available to guests.
Solar panels line the roof and provide a good deal of electricity to the hotel.
The Art of Smart Timing
The Bayside Resort Hotel is open year-round, but it's busiest season is during the summer months, when school is out from June through August. September and October are also busier months for golfers.
Bayside Resort Hotel is located in West Yarmouth on Cape Cod. It's about 90 minutes to the Logan International Airport in Boston. It's about one hour from Provincetown and less than 10 minutes from Hyannis.
A vehicle is needed to venture away from the hotel, but walking and bicycling are also convenient. The hotel is about 2 miles from Hyannis, where a ferry to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard can be found.
For Mom and Dad
A men's and women's sauna can be found in the indoor pool area.
Adults only are permitted to swim in the indoor pool from 10 to 11 p.m. each night.