So many hotels and motels line Route 28 and the shore in West and South Yarmouth that it may be hard to make sense of the choices. The following are some that offer clean rooms and cater to families looking for a reasonably priced beach vacation. All are within a few miles of the beach or right on the beach. For those staying on Route 28, the town runs frequent beach shuttles in season.

The Tidewater Inn, 135 Main St./Rte. 28, West Yarmouth (tel. 800/338-6322 or 508/775-6322;, is a short walk (1/2 mile) from a small beach on Lewis Bay, and a not-so-short walk (about a mile) from Hyannis's Main Street and the ferries to Nantucket. Summer rates in the 100 rooms are $110 to $118 for double occupancy. One of the more attractive motels along this strip, it's a white clapboard double-decker motel with green shutters and doors. The Tidewater also has an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a breakfast restaurant.

Ocean Mist Motor Lodge, 97 S. Shore Dr., South Yarmouth (tel. 508/398-2633), is a large motel right on the beach. There's also an indoor pool, just in case it rains. Summer rates for the 63 rooms are $199 to $229 double, $259 suite. It's a good choice if you have kids.

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.