We have taken the time to visit several hotels near the wedding site so that we could personally recommend some options. We took a few photos of most of the places, which you can view, below. These should give you a feel for the rooms, though the hotels' Web sites obviously do a better job of that. The hotels that follow are our favorites, in descending rank order:
Inn Resort and Golf Club
Reservation books for June 2008 are currently open. 50% deposit due upon reservation. 2-night minimum stay. When reserving, mention the “Adler-Lewis wedding” for a 10% discount.
If you’re up for a splurge, Wequassett (where the wedding ceremony and reception will be held) is a gorgeous resort, offering well-appointed rooms and a perfect location on the water. Accommodations include a gorgeous outdoor pool, jacuzzi, and patio bar overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, a private beach, restaurants, and recreation including a golf course. We know it’s incredibly expensive, but Wequassett is a truly first-rate resort. They are into pampering you and the customer service is world class. You can view room types and rates on the Wequassett Web site, however we believe that most guests will choose a Garden View or Premier Garden View room, which come with 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, or 1 queen bed plus 1 double sleep-sofa. (Premier Garden View rooms are slightly more expensive because they are on the second floor.)
Wequassett does not block rooms, so reservations are first come, first served. Given that there will be several wedding parties at Wequassett that weekend, it’s virtually certain that all rooms will get booked well in advance. Therefore – and we know this sounds a bit ridiculous – if you want to stay at Wequassett, they have recommended that guests reserve by September or October 2007.
With any concerns, ask for Kalson Pang, our wedding coordinator at Wequassett.
Little Inn on Pleasant Bay
A Little Inn is virtually sold out (they have only one room left, their largest and most expensive room).
2008 price range: $230 and up, per room per night. Reservation books for June 2008 are currently open. 50% deposit due upon reservation. 2-night minimum stay required.
This English-style Bed and Breakfast is a real gem, and it’s less than one mile from Wequassett! If it was big enough, we would encourage every guest to stay here. The accommodations are both quaint and modern. The Inn offers beautiful water views, adorable gardens, and a cozy dining area with outdoor patio. There are only nine rooms at the Inn (photos on their Web site): seven rooms come with one king/queen bed and two rooms come with two double beds. (Each has its own bathroom.)
A Little Inn does not block rooms, so reservations are first come, first served. The proprietors – a sweet British family and their small dog – are extraordinarily friendly, though they prefer a quieter crowd. (For example, there are no TVs in any of the guest rooms.) Therefore this isn’t a good place for parties and may not be a good fit for our twenty-something/stay-up-all-night guests (you know who you are).
The Cove Motel is virtually sold out (they have only two rooms left, both smoking rooms).
2008 price range: $114 and up, per room per night (published rates of $89 per night and up, plus a $25.00/night surcharge for reservations during peak season). Reservation books for June 2008 are currently open. A one-night deposit will be charged to your credit card in February 2008. Cancellation policies: No penalty before deposit is collected in February. A $25 penalty for cancellations between February deposit collection and 10 days before your arrival. Within 10 days of your arrival, the one-night deposit will not be refunded.
The Cove is a fantastic and affordable option (for Cape Cod in the summer), right on the water. It’s located an easy 5 mile-drive from Wequassett (and is the closest of our four choices to the Adler’s house in Wellfleet, where some wedding activities will occur). It’s also a short drive from the beach, mini-golf and other Cape Cod activities. Comfortable rooms, an outdoor pool and the friendly staff make The Cove a great choice.
Cove Motel does not block rooms, so reservations are first come, first served. You can view room types and rates on the Cove Motel Web site; however we believe that most guests will choose one of the 27 Deluxe Rooms, which come with either 2 queen beds or 1 king/queen bed and a sofa-bed.
2008 price range: $125 and up, per room per night. Reservation books for June 2008 are currently open. A one-night deposit will be charged to your credit card if you are spending one or two nights. Cancellation policies: A $25 penalty for cancellation up until 30 days before your arrival. Within 30 days, they may charge you the full rate if unable to rebook the room.
Pleasant Bay is a good option in terms of cost and proximity to Wequassett (just over 1 mile away), with comfortable accommodations – comparable to the Cove Motel – including an outdoor pool, nicely-decorated gardens, and a short walk to Pleasant Bay Beach. Pleasant Bay Village was recommended to us by our wedding coordinator at Wequassett, however we ranked Cove Motel above Pleasant Bay because of the excellent customer service we received at the Cove compared with the average customer service at Pleasant Bay.
Pleasant Bay Village does not block rooms, so reservations are first come, first served. You can view the many different room types and rates on the Pleasant Bay Village Web site.
If you would prefer to reserve a room elsewhere on Cape Cod, we recommend that you search for lodging within the towns of Chatham, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans and Eastham. Each of these would be within 20 minutes of the wedding site.
There are also many, many companies that rent houses in Chatham and the nearby towns. This could be a great option for groups of friends, a whole family, or people looking to make a longer vacation out of the trip. (For example, we were given the name of one 4-bedroom house that is a 10 minute walk from Wequassett.) Please let us know if you’d be interested in this option and we can help you navigate the web to find a great place.