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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I had a difficult time deciding on which restaurant to go to. I had another one in mind with a view of the water. This restaurant though it had a better menu.
I am so glad we dined at this restaurant. Forget your doubtfulness, the crispy falafels were fantastic.
We also enjoyed the blue cheese salad.
And especially loved the cod..
Dine in the conservatory. It is a beautiful room.
Enjoy your dinner.
We arrived early and the room was available!
The accommodations are unique & clean, the staff is friendly and very helpful!
The food and atmosphere of the dinning areas were outstanding!
The gift shop had lovely items for purchase.
As a fairly new resident of Sandwich, I find myself never going anywhere else in town for breakfast because The Inn's offerings never fail to please -- particularly the quinoa pancakes with a fresh fruit cup (not available at Sunday brunch). Excellent coffee, great service. Beautiful historic Inn.
The location of the Dan'l Webster Inn is great and convenient. The Inn reminds me of traveling with my family growing up. Charming, personal, low key, quality, attention to detail and a helpful staff. The restaurant is so New England and one of the best things besides the fantastic food is the extended hours. After a very long day for a business event were I left super early and did not return until after 8:00 pm, I was able to go to the tavern and have the most delicious well seasoned fresh lobster salad I had had any where. My complimentary breakfast the next day was also very good, well prepared, quick and tasty. With table service it sure bets the complimentary breakfasts at chain hotels. All in all if you are looking for a slick, new modern hotel the Dan'l Webster is not for you BUT if you prefer the charm, quiet,elegance of what travel can offer I would not hesitate to stay there.
My husband and I booked an overnight stay with the Sweet Retreat package and had a wonderful time. It had a lovely old world feel, the spa was beautiful and cozy, the staff were welcoming and helpful, and the food was excellent. The package included couples massages, chocolates, and vouchers towards dinner and breakfast. It is worth noting that the vouchers will probably not cover an entire meal for two, certainly not if you want dessert and/or appetizers, but we had a beautiful time, and at a great price-point. (Compare what many spas will charge for two sixty minute massages with two massages, a private suite with a fireplace, chocolate and meal vouchers- well worth it!)