My husband and I recently spent 4 nights at the Orleans Waterfront Inn, perfectly located on the elbow of Cape Cod with a front row view of Nauset Harbor. I had searched extensively for a place where we could bring our cat, but all the "pet-friendly" hotels I found were in fact friendly only for dogs, not cats. Finally, I stumbled upon another reviewer on this site who had brought a cat, so I immediately called and spoke with Ed, the proprietor, who said we could indeed bring our Sweetie Pie.
From the moment we arrived, we were warmly greeted and shown to our room (#4) overlooking the harbor. It was cozy, but immaculate and contained everything we needed, including a private bathroom. We had dinner at the restaurant that night and enjoyed the best New England clam chowder we'd ever tasted. Breakfasts on the front deck were blissful -- stunning views of the water, boats, and swans, and delicious scrambled eggs and coffee every morning, among other treats.
Ed gave us tips on nearby beaches and sites, and told us the best place for whale watching (Provincetown), which was the highlight of our trip. He and his team could not have been more gracious. We truly felt like we were at our home away from home, and can't wait to return next summer!
Best-Kept Secret in Cape Cod! AllieCT2017, Trip Advisor