It’s been a long, cold winter of cabin fever here in New England! Because of various out-of state travel restrictions, we plan to spend this spring & summer traveling locally throughout Cape Cod & The Islands. At the first sign of sunshine in early April, I set out to find the best hotel in Falmouth, MA for a short weekend getaway.
Falmouth is just about 60 miles south of our home in Scituate on the Upper Cape. This Cape Cod town boasts over 68 miles of pristine coastline and is known for its white-sand beaches, vibrant culinary scene (fresh seafood!), and historic Main Street lined with charming retail destinations.
Although Falmouth is a seasonal destination for the most part, there is plenty to do all year round! See my blog post What to do in Falmouth in Early Spring!
The hotel Search
After deciding on a trip destination, finding where to stay is the most important factor. Yes, there is a camp of people who will argue that they will “only be sleeping there”, but I’m of the mind set that this decision can make a break a trip. I’m the one who will tirelessly research until I find the hotel that is just right, and if you are too, keep reading!
My favorite type of stay is a boutique hotel. Boutique hotels offer qualities that larger chains cannot provide including local charm, a personal experience, and a unique & stylish aesthetic. These hotels are also often small enough to squeeze into the ideal locations!
When conducting my search for hotels in Falmouth, MA, I found one that checked all of these boxes and more – The Coonamessett!
The Coonamessett, formerly Coonamessett Inn, has been a staple hotel in Falmouth, MA for years. The hotel was fully renovated and reopened by Lark Hotels in 2018 with a modern coastal & airy refresh.
We love coastal New England for its history and charm, but let’s face it, you don’t find many renovated or modern accommodations for just those reasons. Lark Hotels does an amazing job of bringing a modern aesthetic to more traditional and beloved New England locations while maintaining the authenticity and history of the community – Check out their other locations!
Hosting a 300-person banquet hall, The Coonamessett is a popular destination for weddings or other large events. You will find the bright, gorgeous event space right off of the main lobby.
The hotel also has a restaurant called Eli’s Tavern. We didn’t get to try the restaurant this time, but we plan to be back this summer to give it a try!
Although we are just starting to travel again, we felt completely comfortable at The Coonamessett. The check-in process was contactless and seamless, the rooms were clean, hand sanitizer was provided, and masks are required in all common spaces. The property does a great job to comply to current regulations and make their guests well as safe and welcomed as possible.
The hotel is laid out in a typical Cape Cod fashion of adjoining cottages. This gives each home its own entrance and welcomed privacy. We stayed in a King Suite. The room itself has a bedroom featuring a (very comfortable) king size bed, a sitting area with a small couch and two chairs, a dining table, and of course, a full bathroom.
The bed was so comfortable! When we travel locally, Andrew and I oftentimes bring our own pillows from home. Andrew brought his pillow, and in the morning I noticed that he didn’t even take it out of the car. When I asked him about it, he said “Their pillows were a lot more comfortable!”. We had a great night’s sleep, and didn’t want to get out of bed in the morning!
If there anything better than putting your feet up in a hotel robe after long day of travel activities? This “chill time” between daytime activities & dinner is sometimes my favorite part of a hotel stay.
Our room also conveniently had a mini fridge for us to store our leftovers from the vineyard (See What to do in Falmouth) and a coffee maker to give us some energy for the rest of the night.
Before completely our completely contactless check-out process in the morning, we headed to the lobby for complimentary coffee & continental breakfast. Because of COVID, everything was conveniently individually wrapped and easy to grab-and-go!
Overall, we felt extremely safe being back in a hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Coonamessett. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a Cape Cod getaway!
Enjoy your stay!