Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
What We Love
- Seaside location and shingled New England architecture
- Children’s center with high-tech options for teens, including Wii, PlayStation 3 and a “tot lot” themed play area
- Some rooms have waterfront views and private decks with patios
- Twenty-eight Atlantic restaurant, a great white-tablecloth option for parents looking for an escape
What To Know
- A resort fee of $16 per room, per night, will be collected at checkout on Jetsetter
- Golf course at neighboring Cape Cod National Golf Club restricted to members and Wequassett guests (free shuttle service; greens fees apply)
- Popular wedding venue, so don’t be surprised if areas are blocked off for special events
- Free shuttle service to nearby Chatham
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Blending a breezy location with buttoned-up service, Wequassett is filled to the brim with New England seaside appeal. Whitewashed buildings and clapboard cottages give the property plenty of charm, while shabby-chic interior spaces feature a palette of soothing neutrals and plenty of comfy spaces to relax.
Bed and Bath
The style of the rooms is coastal chic: white furniture, oversize upholstered chairs, striped wallpaper and shell prints. It’s all very fitting for this seaside spot, where many rooms have waterfront views and a private patio or deck. A fleet of modern touches — indoor gas fireplaces, air-jet soaking tubs, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, Molton Brown amenities and 24-hour room service — only add to the understated luxury.
Kids will love when the resort’s vintage ice cream truck comes calling to hand out free novelties. The new Children’s Center has an impressive pirate ship and an aquatic playground with fountains and water jets. In fact, the resort offers daily summer activities, including tennis, sailing and swimming lessons for adults and kids alike. Guests looking for a quiet spot can head to the adults-only lap pool, which has a view of the resort’s manicured gardens. Later, enjoy sunset cocktails at Outer Bar & Grille or a casual pint at Thoreau’s. Or go upscale at Twenty-eight Atlantic, where eight-foot-tall windows let in the sunset or moonrise. Chef James Hackney’s sophisticated Cape Cod fare includes such dishes as yellowfin tuna and seared duck breast with local fruits. A great glass of wine off the extensive wine list and some good, strong decaf will be all you need to cap off the night — and a chocolate seashell from Chatham Candy Manor will be waiting on your pillow.
In the Area
Known as JFK’s stomping grounds and a hot spot for the elite, Cape Cod is the backdrop for this luxury seaside resort. Spend a few hours or the whole day on the ocean side of Pleasant Bay, at the private Outer Beach, accessible only by the resort’s private shuttle. They’ll even pack a picnic lunch. Or go off-property: One of the resort’s BMW SUVs can whisk guests into the nearby town of Chatham for shopping and wandering. Don’t miss the robust cold-brew coffee at Chatham Coffee. Cap off the day with some retail therapy, and stop into the Midsummer Nights boutique for shell lamps, linens, Paul Mayer ballet flats and splashy frocks from such designers as Tory Burch and Joie.
How to Get There
We have 3 adult daughters , one who was married at a fabulous venue up the road from Wequassett Resort. Our 2nd daughter getting married decided it would be her dream location if we supported her choice of Wequassett. My wife and I were thrilled as everything was spectacular. Amy Farrell who was our coordinator handled everything we needed with class and grace .We spent several times on the property with Amy and met other members of their team which reaffirmed our decision. After making our commitment our daughter decided that her strong ties to the island of Aruba having spent over a year of her childhood there compelled her to switch to Aruba which will be wonderful and everything that she wants. When I called Amy to share the news, she once again handled things beautifully. Either our last daughter or our wedding vow renewals will have to be the lucky winner! Having looked at literally dozens of venues from Rhode island to the Cape and islands and throughout New England... save your time and money and tell Amy we sent you. I love Wequassett and i love Aruba...K and T from Dover
First credit to Dave and Otis. Two of the most charming, friendly, intelligent and helpful members of hotel staff you could hope to meet. Great asset for the Wequasset as were all the staff we met. Faultless. The Wequasset is an elegant, gentle, old school resort in the best sense. A super location, excellent pool, car service, and launch transfer to the Outer Beach multiple times a day. Our 4 days (dad and 3 teenage daughters) were not enough. Extra credits for the high speed internet and the cost plus minibar - what a good idea as we used it. Ultra small gripes - the rooms we were in could do with updating (but very nice and comfortable) as could the coffee machines, but neither of these detracted from the pleasure of the Wequasset.
I ordered lobster Alfredo which was a huge disappointment. Just a bowl of pasta with a few vegetables and very very few small pieces of lobster. I had to search for them.
My husband’s fish and chips was also a big disappointment, much more breading than fish.
This is in contrast to last year when the food was amazing. There were many more choices for small plates including a lobster taco which was phenomenal.
The service is exceptional as always but we were incredibly disappointed with the quality and quantity of the food served.
Would not go back for a meal like that again.