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P'town lodging with a pool?

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P'town lodging with a pool?

We've often stayed at the P'town Inn because of its pool. But the negative reviews of the Inn here continue. Is there another place to stay with a nice pool in P'town proper or on nearby 6-A? I'll appreciate your advice. We're a mid-aged couple. Thanks

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1. Re: P'town lodging with a pool?

Places that have a pool that I'm aware of:

Brass Key

Benchmark Inn

Crown & Anchor


Surfside Hotel

The Brass Key and Benchmark are both nicer upscale places. The Crown & Anchor and the Boatslip are known more for their entertainment than their lodging options in my opinion.

Another option would be to stay anywhere you like and go to the pool at the Crown & Anchor or Boatslip during the day. They each allow visitors and charge a small fee (maybe $10?) for visitors to use the pool for the day.

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2. Re: P'town lodging with a pool?

The Surfside is a rather large place that has a pool and is on the beach, so you have a choice. I think you can use the Provincetown Inn pool even if you don't stay there. At least one used to be able to. There was no charge.

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3. Re: P'town lodging with a pool?

The Provincetown Inn has such a great pool/pool bar & grill. Such a great vibe there, love it!

I remember reading somewhere that their pool is open to the public.

Naomi :-)

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4. Re: P'town lodging with a pool?

Are any of these hotels clothing optional or have nude sunbathing areas?

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5. Re: P'town lodging with a pool?

to bareitall; I don't think any of these places have a clothing optional area. The only ones I don't know for sure about are Benchmark and Brass Key but it's doubtful they would. The nude beach in Ptown is Herring Cove. Facing the ocean, walk to the left from the bath house/parking area. It's a bit of a hike but you'll know when you've arrived. Remember it's technically illegal, though very few people get in trouble.

There are some places that have clothing optional sunbathing areas, but I don't know for sure which ones.

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The Crown & Anchor has very pleasant rooms, a continental breakfast, and is at the heart of a huge entertainment complex. If loud behaviour until last call would disrupt your stay, avoid this place as well as the Boatslip, as both cater more to the party lifestyle than the quiet, laidback one (although the Crown & Anchor lodgings are much, much classier than the Boatslip's...

Unfortunately, most of the places with their own pools are obscenely expensive or too far a walk from the general part of town. Several motels and such near the Provincetown/Truro line offer swimming pools but are too far a hike to provide convenience into town. I'd suggest staying at a nice place in town and using the Crown & Anchor pool. They charge nothing for pool usage, a very small fee for a chaise rental ($3 for the day was the charge last summer), and have a full-service bar poolside as well as the option of getting lunch poolside as well.) The pool at the Boatslip charges more and is more cruisy. If you just want some good, chlorinated fun in the sun without the hassle or the gouge in the wallet, stay in an affordable guesthouse & use the Crown & Anchor.

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7. Re: P'town lodging with a pool?

We always stay at the Chateau. It used to be the Best Western Chateau, this year independently owned its now the Chateau Provincetown, and even better! Reasonable rates, outdoor heated pool, complimentary USA Today & continental breakfast (coffe, juice, muffins and great coffee cake), TV, refrigerator, coffee maker and plenty of free parking. Nice quiet location at the very west end of town.


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