Cape Cod Hotels
Being a resort community, Cape Cod has all varieties of lodging available for the tourist and occasional business travel. From luxurious Cape Cod hotels, lovely guesthouses and inns to freestanding multi-bedroom homes on the waterfront. Cape Cod hotels can fit every need and budget, from large groups to the individual traveler.
"High season" is from late-June thru Labor Day, so tourists and business travelers should always check availability before arriving at Cape Cod during the summer. The Cape is beautiful during the "other" seasons - and the weather is generally perfect from May through October. Many Cape Cod hotels offer travel bargains during the spring and fall!
Cape Cod hotels
Most travelers to Cape Cod fall into the leisure category. You won't see too many business travelers frequenting the Cape (unless, of course, they're in the hospitality or restaurant industries). And, since Hyannis is the commercial hub of Cape Cod, it's likely that business travelers will be hanging their hats in this region.
More often than not, the business traveler to Cape Cod is here on personal vacation. However, some business travelers (especially those in the retail, fishing or research industries) occasionally find themselves Cape-bound for work purposes. Since it depends on where the business is being held, it's difficult to pinpoint an exact area more suited to this type of traveler than another.
However, because Hyannis (Barnstable) is considered the Cape's commercial and transportation hub, business travelers will surely find suitable Cape Cod hotels in this region - year-round. Also Hyannis is home to Craigville and Craigville Conference Center.
Falmouth is another hotbed for any Cape business, more specifically for those in the business of research. Woods Hole, located in Falmouth, is home to Woods Hold Oceanographic Institution, a famous research laboratory. And, Woods Hole is the spot for year-round ferries to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, making it a convenient region for all travelers.
For some, the name alone conjures up images of quaint cottages, wind-blown sand dunes and beautiful people riding horses on barren beaches. For others, Cape Cod is a playground for the rich. And still others are reminded of summers spent sunning, shopping and Cape-hopping from one village or town to the next. The Cape, widely celebrated for its heritage and charm, is all of the above - and more.
Cape Cod is comprised of 15 towns or villages in three main regions (Upper Cape, Mid-Cape and Lower Cape), all of which have molded and maintained their own characteristics over time. Of the 15, eight are accustomed to and dependent upon tourism, including Falmouth, Barnstable (which houses Hyannis), Yarmouth, Chatham, Orleans, Eastham, Wellfleet and Provincetown. And, keep in mind that although Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket aren't geographically part of Cape Cod, tourists flock to these regions via year-round ferries from Woods Hole and Hyannis.
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