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“My Provincetown Home Away From Home”
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Somerset House Inn
Ranked #28 of 62 Provincetown B&B and Inns
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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“My Provincetown Home Away From Home”
Reviewed 8 August 2013

I've been visiting P-town for over 20 years and I've found my home away from home at The Somerset House Inn. I love the vibe of this house. I visit a couple of times a year and really enjoy meeting fellow travelers over breakfast and at the nightly happy hour. The common area is comfortable for relaxing and watching the world parade by from the deck or patio is a highlight. I love the location of the Somerset. It's close enough to everything without being in the middle of town. With Ptown Scoops ice cream and Wired Puppy across the street, what else do you need? The staff is super attentive and owner/chef Bob makes everyone feel like you're visiting family. The breakfasts are amazing, from the signature Bobuffins to Blueberry pancakes, the Somerset breakfast can't be beat!

Room Tip: I've stayed in many rooms and all have been great but I'm partial to Room 2. I like the larg...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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chicago, IL
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

My partner and I have been visiting P-town for many years and have stayed in many B&B's. The Somerset House Inn is at the top of the list! We have stayed in several of their rooms and they are all clean, modern, nicely appointed and with high-end l'occitane bath products. Our host, Bob, is extremely personable and a little sassy which we loved. His breakfasts are sumptuous feasts compared to other B&B's in town. Lots of selection and always hot and fresh. The late afternoon cocktail hour is, I believe, unique to Somerset House and is a terrific way to mingle with other guests and compare notes on our vacations. Location is fantastic, on the busy east end, close to restaurants and shops, but not too close to the noisier late night clubs. As soon as we leave Somerset House, we can't wait to return.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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Reviewed 7 August 2013 via mobile

Three years in a row for bear week at this great place to rest my weary body. What a great place, location, very comfortable bed with great hosts. I will be back in 2014. If you are looking for a place to stay in Provincetown I highly recommend The Somerset House Inn with two of the best hosts you will ever have.

  • Stayed July 2013
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East Haven, Connecticut
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Another fabulous stay at my favorite place in Provincetown.

Yes, it's a little expensive to stay here, but it's well worth the money in my opinion. Besides, any decent guest house in Provincetown is going to be pricey during high-season. I've stayed at several other places in town... the cheaper places were horrible and the more expensive ones had nice rooms, but you don't get the same level of service.

Bob and the rest of the staff are fantastic. The rooms are always clean, they provide a fantastic breakfast every morning and happy hour every evening. I just love the vibe here; laid-back, cozy, comfortable. They are also far enough away from the nightlife craziness, if you enjoy peace & quiet, but close enough if you want to participate in the craziness.

Can't wait to see you guys again. Hopefully sometime this fall or during Holly Folly.

Room Tip: Room 10 is a great value, but the bathroom is across the hall, not in the room.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights at the end of July.
At $345/night it was really pricey. The breakfasts were copious and very good. The room was spacious with view of harbour. Bob created some delicious offerings every morning and was quite helpful with any information request we had. And the location was great. However, given the price of the room, Somerset fell short of our expectations especially in regards to maintenance and upkeep: spotty room cleaning (sand remained on carpet), towel racks easily came off the wall, peeling paint could be found on toilet seat and bathtub, blinds in the bathroom were rusty and garden on the front porch somewhat looked a bit neglected. Although we did enjoy our stay at the Somerset, we would probably try another place for our next visit to Ptown.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rome, New York
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

The Somerset House is in the perfect location along Commercial Street. The location is in extremely close walking distance to the central part of Commercial Street, yet just far enough away from all the major hustle and bustle. The room was clean every day and the AC kept it nice and cool. We stayed in the smallest room with a private bathroom down the hall and my only recommendation would be that the owners consider putting in some type of AC cooling unit in the bathroom because it did get very hot and was difficult to cool down. All of the staff at Somerset were very inviting and helpful. Bob is a fantastic host who cooks delicious breakfast every single morning with a great variety. On top of the breakfast that is including in your stay each morning, the Somerset House also has a cocktail hour each evening free of charge! My fiance' and I would definitely stay at the Somerset House Inn again and recommend it to anyone looking for the perfect Provincetown vacation Bed and Breakfast!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

Fantastic 3 days in Somerset House Inn. Perfect Location. Right on Commercial Street in midst of the action. Opposite the wonderful coffee shop - Wired Puppy. It has a beautiful ocean view right from its porch. Lovely garden and sitting area. You can spend the entire morning there reading newspapers and having a hot brew.

The service is impeccable. Bob is always around. Calling you a cab, ensuring you go the right places to eat and even has a first-aid kit ready for any band-aid emergencies.

And top this all...the breakfast. I used to look forward to it every morning. And Bob never disappointed. Blueberry pancakes first morning, mushroom frittata the second and finally baked eggs and tomato ramekins on last day. Washed down with the finest organic tea. And finally finishing it with either freshly cut watermelon or the best coffee cake I've ever had. Took a couple slices to my room and had it in the evening!

The rooms are decent sized, quirky, colourful and bathrooms are modern with posh toiletries. Fridge stocked with free water and soda. Free use of computer on 1st floor with all the latest reading material.

Definitely a top notch B&B. I can't wait to come back just for the breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Somerset House Inn
Address: 378 Commercial St, Provincetown, Provincetown, MA 02657-2319
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Provincetown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Provincetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Somerset House Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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