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. For those staying on Route 28, the town runs frequent beach shuttles in season.

In West Yarmouth, the 100-room Tidewater Inn, 135 Main St./Route 28 (tel. 800/338-6322 or 508/775-6322), is one of the more attractive motels along this strip, a white clapboard double-decker with green shutters and doors. It has indoor and outdoor pools and a restaurant that’s open for breakfast, plus it’s only a half-mile from a small beach on Lewis Bay. Summer rates are $134 to $176 for double occupancy. 

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.