Bayside Resort Hotel
What We Love
- Rate includes WiFi, on-site parking and continental breakfast, which offers a nice savings for families
- The indoor swimming pool make for year-round relaxation
- Packages like daytrips to Nantucket, golf and shopping excursions cater to all types of travelers
- Kids will delight in the on-site game room, complete with air hockey and foosball tables
What To Know
- Property-wide renovations and projects take place during the low season (winter)
- The outdoor swimming pool is closed for the season
- The on-site bar is only open on Friday and Saturday nights
- Though the property sits on a saltwater marsh and has a small beach, there’s no swimming area
- During the summer the resort is often full of families and children
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
A home-away-from-home vibe, fresh contemporary decor and budget-friendly amenities make this 128-room property a step up from many hotels along Cape Cod’s busy Route 28. The resort caters to the family set, with both indoor and outdoor pools, a bar and a well-stocked game room. The guestrooms are basic but bright and comfortable, with contemporary light wood furniture; some have pitched ceilings and balconies offering gorgeous views of Lewis Bay. By night, grab a cocktail with friends at the on-site bar or get cozy around the outdoor firepit, which is opened year-round. The hotel is also within walking distance of several popular restaurants in the mid-Cape area.
In the Area
Cape Cod is a mecca for outdoor lovers, and the hotel’s mid-Cape location makes nearby active outings a convenient option. Take a rolling tour of the quaint towns and salt marshes along the 22-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail (bike rentals are available at several shops). About 13 miles from the hotel is Cape Cod Lavender Farm, whose 12 acres and 14,000 plants make it one of the East Coast’s largest producers of the fragrant herb. And any visit to the Cape must include a stop at one of the 10 lighthouses that dot the shoreline.
How to Get There
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
First time at Bayside with a large party of 15. The outdoor pool is great. The beach area is bigger then it looks in the pictures and is great. We made s'mores both nights. Beds were comfortable, rooms were clean. Breakfast was great. Close to lots of restaurants and things to do. Overall, had a great experience and will be back again next year. Highly recommend Bayside Resort Hotel.