For a basic motel with a great location, try the Tides Motel (tel. 508/548-3126; www.tidesmotelcapecod.com), on Clinton Avenue, at the far west end of Grand Avenue in Falmouth Heights. The 1950s-style no-frills motel (no air-conditioning, no phone) sits on the beach at the head of Falmouth Harbor facing Vineyard Sound. Rates in season for the 29 rooms are $165 to $175 double, $220 suite. It's closed late October to mid-May.
The Red Horse Inn, at 28 Falmouth Heights Rd., Falmouth (tel. 508/548-0053; www.redhorseinn.com), is a family-friendly option just a short walk from Falmouth Inner Harbor. The 22 rooms are priced from $170 to $210. Open year-round.
The Seaside Inn, at 263 Grand Ave., Falmouth Heights (tel. 800/827-1976; www.seasideinnfalmouth.com), is a reasonably priced motel in a superb location, across the street from Falmouth Heights Beach and next to the British Beer Company, a family-style restaurant. The 23 rooms, with air-conditioning, TVs, phones with free calls, and some with kitchenettes and decks, are priced at $155 to $199 for a double, $234 to $249 for a deluxe room. Open year-round.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.