While free towels, private beaches and courtesy vans are all well and good, they're no match for wave pools, wine or wild Maine blueberry scones. Here now, the best guest perks at Cape and Islands hotels.
Kicking off on Nantucket with 76 Main, a boutique hotel offering a chic techie guest experience with iPads in every room, iPod docking stations, Apple TV, and Free wireless internet. Foodies are also well served by the Coffee Cafe, a "You decide when to nosh" eatery offering the likes of Brioche Au Chocolate, Wild Maine Blueberry Scones with Tart Lemon Glaze and Asiago, Spinach and Caramelized Onion Scones.
There's a lot to do in Hyannis, but nothing quite like splashing around in the "8,200 square foot CAPE CODDER INDOOR WAVE POOL, complete with 2-foot waves, 80-foot and 50-foot water slides, waterfalls, soothing 24-person whirlpool, cascading water umbrella and two saunas."
Hello, eucalyptus infused steam room, mineral soaking tub & sauna! Provincetown's Crowne Pointe Inn & Spa offers guests unlimited access pass to the Shui Spa. In addition, there's a wine, beer and cheese afternoon social, gourmet hot buffet breakfast, home baked cookies and treats every afternoon, high speed Internet access, a heated in-ground dipping pool, and an in-ground 10-person hot tub.
A stay at the Dockside Inn comes with the opportunity to be driven around Oak Bluffs in this 1956 Silvercloud Rolls Royce while humming "They see me rollin', they hatin.'"
If you'd like to drive yourself around Nantucket, the White Elephant Hotel offers the use of a BMW X5 when guests book the pricey three-bedroom Loft.