The Watermark Inn is a great option for families. While researching places for families in P-Town, I found it difficult to find a nice place that welcomed young children. The Watermark Inn is a nice place that welcomes children.
Our family of 4 had in Suite 7 and 8 which were side-by-side on the upper floor with its own private deck. Suite 7 had a full kitchen with a 4 burner stove and oven, a full-sized fridge and a dishwasher (its the only unit with a full stove and oven). It had a separate bedroom and a living room and a dining area. We had loads of space.
Suite 8 was open-plan with sleeping, living and dining areas. A neat feature about both of these suites was the loft space that was accessed by a pull-down ladder. This space really captured my preschooler's imagination and he loved playing in his secret fort. Theoretically, you could sleep 2 more people up there as there were 2 additional beds (keeping in mind that getting up and down the ladder is only for the nimble).
We also had grandparents staying in the huge Suite 3 on the first floor.
If I had to do it again, I would definitely book this place again but I would go with the units on the first floor and I would definitely book Suite 3 for the reasons below.
First, the upstairs deck had wide railings and a circular stair to the downstairs that was not toddler-safe. The downstairs deck had the same railings and open steps down to the beach but at least the distance to fall was not far.
Second, the downstairs units and Suite 3 in particular had a more "homey" feel to them and a better vibe. Suite 7 and 8 were practical and serviceable but the walls and furnishings had a shabbiness to them. We also had a 48 hour ant problem in Suite 8 - hundreds of them were on the march one day. The staff responded promptly and did the best they could with ant traps but ants are ants and they were on the march. They disappeared the next day.
Third, the upstairs units were too bright. This is not normally a problem for me but the cathedral windows and white walls combined for a need for sunglasses indoors. The quality of light in P-Town is such that even on grey days the sky is bright with reflected glare. I found Suite 3 was plenty bright enough. If you have children who still nap you may find Suite 7 and 8 too bright.
All in all, we had a great stay here. We came during a chilly grey week in late May but we still had a wonderful time. When the tide goes out it goes out for miles and leaves behind all sorts of interesting things on the beach. The walk into town is about a mile but very pleasant with strollers. There is a gourmet grocery and take-away deli a few blocks away (Angel's Foods) which was so handy for getting food to heat up. The staff at the Watermark were nice and attentive and generally lovely.
I highly recommend it, especially if you are vacationing with children.