Lodging in Plymouth, Massachusetts

by Cicely A. Richard

Plymouth, Massachusetts, is known as “America’s Hometown” because of its historical significance as one of the oldest municipalities in the United States. Lodging in Plymouth includes historic bed and breakfasts, locally owned hotels and campsites. Guests at these properties enjoy the sound of waves crashing against Long Beach, a three-mile peninsula that offers fishing and sailing. Buildings in downtown, such as the First Parish Church, provide a glimpse of colonial life in Plymouth.

Local Resorts and Hotels

John Carver Inn & Spa features a colonial-style structure with white columns in the entryway. Its Pilgrim Cove Indoor Theme Pool has a replica of the Mayflower with an 80-foot water slide, a whirlpool resembling Plymouth Rock, a waterfall and an exercise room. The Beach Plum Spa has eight treatment rooms and uses Beach Plum products. Select rooms have antique furniture, four-poster beds, artwork, fireplaces and two-person hot tubs. Pilgrim Sands on Long Beach offers a private beach with a mixture of smooth and rocky sand. It also has indoor and outdoor pools, a coffee shop that serves continental breakfasts and a deck with lounge chairs. The Crow’s Nest luxury apartments have full kitchens, living rooms and two bedrooms.

Bed and Breakfasts

A White Swan Bed and Breakfast is a historic farmhouse from the early 1800s. The bed and breakfast has a landscaped property with a gazebo and front porch. The inside contains a living room with lounge chairs. The innkeeper helps guests plan their itinerary. Rooms have cable television, private bathrooms and refrigerators. The Jesse Harlow House is on Watson’s Hill, overlooking downtown Plymouth. Constructed in the early 1800s, it once belonged to Revolutionary War Captain Jesse Harlow. The house features a white picket fence and a flower garden with a koi pond. The living room contains antique furniture and a television. The dining room serves hot and cold beverages all day. Guest rooms have hardwood floors and private baths.

Vacation Rentals

Plymouth Harbor House is in the historic Downtown Harborfront District and offers five-room apartments nightly, weekly and monthly. Each furnished apartment has hardwood floors, full kitchens with dishwashers, dining rooms, two bedrooms, living rooms with sofa beds and porches overlooking the harbor. Guests are walking distance from a playground, tennis courts and the harbor. WeNeedaVacation.com has rental homes and condominiums in Plymouth. It has a beach house on Plymouth Long Beach with two bedrooms and a bathroom. The house features a wood interior with picture window and a staircase. The exterior has a porch, outdoor shower and barbecue grill. Guests are 100 steps from the beach. The owners require a minimum of a week to rent their home.

Campgrounds

Pinewood Lodge Campground sits on 200 acres covered with white pine trees and offers a 50-acre freshwater lake. It has 300 shaded sites for tents and RV campers. The property has a convenience store that sells wood, ice, grocery and fishing supplies. On-site amenities include boat rentals, restrooms with hot showers, RV parts, a playground and a snack bar. Sandy Pond Campground features a sandy beach and 200 wooded and opened campsites. On-site amenities include RV repair services, a general store, canoe rentals, dumping stations, propane gasoline, firewood, a playground and a recreation hall. Guests can fish, hike or swim at the beach.

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