The Dan’l Webster Inn and Spa
What We Love
- The step-back-in-time suites, with their four-poster beds and antique furniture
- The comprehensive treatment menu at the Beach Plum Spa offers organic facials and signature seashell massages
- The meticulously landscaped gardens
- A choice of four dining rooms, plus a convivial tavern that offers dishes such as filet mignon and spring duck with wild mushrooms, as well as gluten-free options
What To Know
- The swimming pool is open seasonally
- There's no gym on-site, but guests have access to a local fitness center
- The spa is open to outside guests as well, so reservations are recommended
- The lobby of the inn is currently under renovation
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Situated at the heart of the charmingly named town of Sandwich, this historic 48-room Cape Cod inn has been welcoming weary travelers for 300 years. Named for Daniel Webster, the prominent Boston lawyer and U.S. senator who used to lodge here in the early 1800s, the property exudes traditional New England charm, from the four-poster canopy beds to the antique furniture — all without sacrificing 21st-century must-haves such as WiFi and whirlpool tubs. The elegant fire engine–red inn is set among manicured gardens, with a swimming pool and outdoor Jacuzzi. There are four dining rooms, so guests can choose to eat in a classic candlelit room, by the fireside in the Music and Webster Rooms, by moonlight in the romantic conservatory, or on the patio. Expect refined comfort food such as filet mignon and spring duck with wild mushrooms, but the kitchen also prepares entire gluten-free and vegetarian menus, as well as using lots of organic and sustainable produce. Other sybaritic diversions await in the Beach Plum Spa, which offers a slew of treatments, from organic facials to signature seashell massages.
In the Area
Summer visitors will want to hit Cape Cod’s atmospheric beaches: Sandwich has two ocean beaches and three freshwater ones, all suitable for swimming and beachcombing. Or if you’d rather just watch the action, hit the Cape Cod Canal Bike Paths, which run along the canal separating Cape Cod from the rest of Massachusetts — the paths run seven miles each way and are popular with bikers, fishermen and boat spotters gawking at the vessels navigating the canal. Auto aficionados should make a beeline for the Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich; the museum houses a jaw-dropping collection of classic cars, from a 1931 Duesenberg Model J Derham Tourster owned by Gary Cooper to a 1909 White Steam Car Model M owned by President William Howard Taft.
How to Get There
We were just here and enjoyed a beautifully renovated room i the main inn. Very attractive and comfortable. The staff is well trained. We also had breakfast and dinner here and both were quite nice. I'd be happy to return.
Our three-night stay was just what we had expected. The Daniel Webster Inn is old and quaint. The staff is most courteous. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. It felt like just what we expected to find in New England.
Stayed 2 days at the Inn. Room was very nice on the 2nd floor. The desk clerk that checked us in had a lot of good suggestions for seeing things on the Cape. We had beers and an app in the Tavern the first night, and had dinner in the Tavern the 2nd night. All around good experience! Very close to the Glass Museum. The breakfast room had a very pretty garden to look at.
What a pretty inn. So quaint and lovely surroundings. The rooms were furnished so nicely. Coffee in the rooms, which was nice. Not a fan of the pillows, but everything else was so nice. The hotel staff was courteous and so very helpful. Very nice gift store and lovely buffet breakfast.
At the center of Sandwich, this inn was once a favorite drinking establishment of Daniel Webster, the 19th century American lawyer, politician and diplomat famous for his oratory skills. The Inn has offered lodging and food for more than 300 years, and its bar and older rooms must have many interesting stories to tell.
Our group of 12 was in a new section, enjoying a delightful lunch in the light-filled conservatory under classic early American chandeliers and huge hanging plants, surrounded by beautiful gardens outside. Several of us ordered the lobster grilled cheese sandwich that is a perennial winner of the annual “best sandwich in Sandwich” contest. Of course the cod that gave Cape Cod its name was also a favorite choice. Jennifer was an excellent server, and manager Gail kept a watchful eye over the room.
Highly recommended -- for its history, food and service.