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There are several above-average motels in Harwich. The Tern Inn, 91 Chase St., West Harwich (tel. 800/432-3718 or 508/432-3714; www.theterninn.com), is in a quiet residential neighborhood. Summer rates are $159 to $189 for a double, $995 per week for a one-bedroom cottage, and $1,295 for a three-bedroom cottage. The Tern has a small, unheated pool. Rooms do not have phones, but all have TVs, minifridges, and air-conditioning. Just 75 yards from a wide Nantucket Sound beach, the Commodore Inn, 30 Earle Rd., West Harwich (tel. 800/368-1180 or 508/432-1180; www.commodoreinn.com), has 27 lovely rooms resembling upscale condos with cathedral ceilings and an outdoor heated pool. It's a short walk to the beach. Rates are $235 to $260 double and include a full buffet breakfast in season. All rooms have microwave ovens and minifridges, as well as air-conditioning, TVs, and phones with dataports. Some have Jacuzzis and fireplaces. Closed mid-October to March.

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.