Fodor's Expert Review Bayside Resort

225 Rte. 28, West Yarmouth, Massachusetts 02673, USA See on Map

Kim MacKinnon

A bit more upscale than most properties along Route 28, the Bayside overlooks pristine salt marshes and Lewis Bay. Although it's not right on the water, there's a small beach and a large outdoor pool with a café (there's also an indoor pool, which kids love). The Bayside Resort also offers a number of package deals covering everything from golf to day trips to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. It is popular with families.

YOU SHOULD KNOW If you don't like kids, this might not be the hotel for you. Bayside is extremely popular with families.

King Guestroom
Photo: King Guestroom


The 128 guest rooms have contemporary light-wood furnishings, and several have cathedral ceilings, whirlpool tubs, and views toward the bay. Serta Concierge Plush mattresses are in every room, as are refrigerators and coffee makers. Free in-room movies are a nice perk.

King Guestroom
Photo: King Guestroom


Most rooms have showers, some have bathtubs and others have whirlpool tubs. Paul Mitchell Tea Tree bath amenities are provided.


There is plenty of seating in a space outside of the breakfast room.

Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, Saunas
Photo: Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, Saunas


There are two pools, one inside and one outside. The heated indoor pool is open year-round with a warm water temperature of 84 degrees. There is also an oversized Whirlpool Spa and men's and women's dry saunas.

A game room features many old school video games, a pool table, foosball, air hockey and more.

Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, Saunas
Photo: Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, Saunas
Fitness Center
Photo: Fitness Center


The gym offers three types of treadmills, two exercise bikes, an elliptical trainer, free weights, universal weight machine, pull up and dip bars, benches and mats.

Fitness Center
Photo: Fitness Center
Free Breakfast
Photo: Free Breakfast


A deluxe included continental breakfast includes a variety of juices, coffee and tea, hot and cold cereals, bagels, pastries, toast, fresh fruit, yogurts, hard-boiled eggs and waffle-making stations. The Moby Dick Poolside Pub, located across from the indoor pool, offers pub fare like burgers, sandwiches, salads and pizzas.

Free Breakfast
Photo: Free Breakfast


Bellyfloppers Bar & Grill, a poolside Tiki bar is open seasonally and features a full bar with tropical and frozen drinks. Lunch is also available here, with burgers, sandwiches and other casual fare .

Moby Dick Pub
Photo: Moby Dick Pub
Moby Dick Poolside Pub
Photo: Moby Dick Poolside Pub
Family Fun Center
Photo: Family Fun Center


Getting Around

Guests will need a car to get around the Cape. There is plenty of free parking at the hotel.


Captain Parker’s Pub (5-minute drive) is a family-friendly restaurant on the water. Yarmouth House (1-minute drive) is a popular pizza joint.


Red Face Jack’s (4-minute drive) is a lively sport bar, while emBargo (9-minute drive) is an upscale tapas and martini bar, with live music or a DJ on many nights.


This family-friendly hotel, situated on a Cape Cod salt marsh overlooking Lewis Bay, is a lively, fun place to vacation. The pools are a huge draw for families, and the beach fire pit, lit each night at sunset, is a popular place to relax at the end of the day. Package deals can be a great bargain for golfers, weekend travelers and school holidays.




Phones: 800-243–1114;508-775–5669

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