New England

9 New England Coastal Hotels to Visit This Summer

Nine top hotel stays for those looking to save a few clams, or shell out big, in peak season.

By Yankee Magazine

Jun 09 2022


Saybrook Point Resort & Marina

Photo Credit : Courtesy of Saybrook Point Resort & Marina

Snagging a seaside room in summer can be a challenge, but if you have a little (or a lot) of room in your budget, there are many wonderful destinations to explore. Here are nine of our favorite New England coastal hotels.

Breakwater Hotel in Provincetown, MA
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9 New England Oceanside Overnights

Price categories are based on a survey of lowest average per-night cost, including taxes and fees, available for a Wed.-Sun. stay during a three-week window in July and August 2022.

$ (Under $400)

Breakwater Hotel | Provincetown, MA

Completely renovated in 2019, the 26-room Breakwater offers P-town’s biggest bang for the buck, placing guests a minute from the beach and within an easy stroll of the heart of Commercial Street action.

250 Main Hotel in Rockland, ME
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250 Main Hotel | Rockland, ME

Most rooms have harbor views and some have balconies, but all guests have access to the hotel’s rooftop deck, where daily afternoon wine tastings are held in good

Saybrook Point Resort & Marina in Old Saybrook, CT
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$$ ($400 to $700)

Saybrook Point Resort & Marina | Old Saybrook, CT

Situated where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound, this 82-room travel trifecta (inn, spa, marina) matches pampering with maximum all-around water views.

Spruce Point Inn | Boothbay Harbor, ME

Diffuse ocean light surrounds this 1892 resort at the tip of the peninsula separating Boothbay Harbor from Linekin Bay.Book a room with a private deck, and kick back in Adirondack chairs while watching sails billow on the water below.

$$$ ($700 to $1,000)

Wentworth by the Sea | New Castle, NH

Overlooking Little Harbor and the park-like New Castle Island, the Wentworth is New Hampshire’s only grand hotel where guests can arrive by sea, at its 150-slip marina.

Cliff House Maine | Cape Neddick, ME

To be sure, the 9,000-square-foot luxury spa, multiple pools, and two restaurants give this hotel distinction, but it’s the location—dramatically perched atop a cliff—that will truly take your breath

The Wauwinet
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$$$$ (Over $1,000)

The Wauwinet | Nantucket, MA

Nestled between two beaches on Nantucket’s northeast side, this elite retreat swims in ocean views from every angle, while its famous restaurant, Topper’s, serves up AAA Five Diamond

Chatham Bars Inn | Chatham, MA

Enticements at this posh getaway include a quarter-mile beach with private cabanas, a spa with pool and hot tub, and four restaurants whose menus feature produce from the resort’s own eight-acre

Ocean House | Westerly, RI

A meticulous re-creation of a Victorian-era icon, Ocean House boasts architectural splendor, Atlantic views, and a level of service that should be experienced by everyone who appreciates