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“Fantastic retreat”
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Somerset House Inn
Ranked #26 of 62 Provincetown B&B and Inns
Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
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“Fantastic retreat”
Reviewed 11 July 2010

This was our second time staying at Somerset House Inn, in Provincetown, Ma. The inn is located on Commercial St, in the East End, on the fringe of the action. Despite being right downtown, the inn is quiet and peaceful. The location is convenient to the town beach, Wired Puppy coffee shop, shopping, and restaurants.

We arrived at the inn several hours before check-in, planning to stay in room 12, as we had on our first stay in 2009. Bob, one of the owners, greeted us by name and (even though we were early), immediately showed us to our room so we could get settled. As he was showing us all of the amenities (chilled bottled water in the mini-fridge, flat-screen TV with remote, ceiling fan, air conditioner, gas fireplace), he realized that there was a glitch with the air conditioner. He promptly gave us the option of moving to a different room, or having him call the repairman to fix the air conditioner within the next couple of hours. Even though we were prepared to wait for the air conditioner to be fixed, Bob immediately checked his computer to find an open room, checked with us to make sure the room was to our liking, and helped us carry our bags from the car to our new room. We were so impressed with his hospitality!

When we settled in to Room 2, we realized that the bathroom had recently been remodeled. The shower was spacious, and the vanity large enough to accommodate all of our toiletries. The room itself was cozy, with a large queen sized bed, love seat, closet, dresser, mini-fridge, ceiling fan, flat-screen TV with DVD player, and air conditioner (which worked great). The wireless internet connection was easy to access. There were 2 cold bottles of water and 2 cans of soda in the fridge. In the hallway alcove on the 2nd floor, there is a community computer and a large variety of magazines for guests to choose from.

The best part about staying at Somerset, aside from the clean and comfortable rooms, is the spectacular breakfast that Bob cooks each morning. Every morning, he makes a hot dish (chipotle egg souffle, egg frittata, caramel apple french toast) and a baked item (banana chocolate chip muffins, hot sticky buns, coconut scones); he also puts out fresh fruit salad, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, coffee, and fresh orange juice every morning. At 5 o'clock every afternoon, Bob and Dan host cocktail hour (on Wednesdays they serve "love potion" margaritas), and serve wine and cheese or another snack (marinated grilled chicken skewers with thai peanut dipping sauce, for example). Guests have the option of dining in the living room, outside on the large deck, or down on the front patio.

Overall, we absolutely love staying at Somerset House Inn, and will definitely be staying there again during our next trip to P-town!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Buffalo, NY
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Reviewed 3 July 2010

We’ve stayed here 25 times over the past 18 years and we’ve gone through four sets of owners. Bob and Dan are by far the best. After all this time, we don’t need town recommendations but they always update us on what’s new in town since our last visit. They also ask our opinion to help them make recommendations for other guests. They run a great house and have a very good staff to support them. Through the years, we’ve stayed in six of the 12 rooms and all are comfortable, clean, and well decorated. Somerset House is close to the action but also just on the edge so it’s quiet. All in all an absolutely great place to stay and we would never think staying any place else in PTown. We like it so much, we had our wedding there.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 June 2010

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Somerset Inn last week and we LOVED IT (as usual). This was our third time staying here and we recommend it to people that we know all of the time. The staff is AMAZING and they treat you like family. They are always very welcoming and they go out of your way to make you feel at home. The breakfast and happy hour are some of our favorite features! They offer a nice variety of choices so you never go hungry (or thirsty for that matter). The rooms are neat and clean and come equipped with AC (at least the rooms I've stayed in).

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Needham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 18 June 2010

Spent a long weekend at the Somerset. These guys run a first class operation. Starting with the breakfast which had something for everyone. Bob, one of the owners, does a hot dish every morning, fresh baked muffins, fruit, yogut, coffee, tea, OJ, etc. Not only was the breakfast excellent every morning, but Bob was absolutely charming. Shows he really cares about his guests, after meeting him once, he greeted us by name the next morning. And not just us, but he knew everyone's name. Loved the location, loved the cleanliness of the house, loved our comfortable bed, it was all excellent. But, I'll come back again because of the wonderful way they treat their guests. Oh, and the nightly cocktail hours certainly helped!! :)

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Madison
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Reviewed 8 June 2010

It was a very nice stay. The owners were so kind and went out of their way to be pleasant. The breakfasts were delicious. They were part of making this one of the best times we've ever had anywhere.

We really appreciated the refrigerator and the provided parking. It was right on the main street and easy to get around yet not noisy while we were there. There was a nice little courtyard to sit and have a drink. We could even eat breakfast outside at the table on the deck. The internet connections worked easily and well.

They even sent a followup letter to us at home after our stay thanking us and reminding us what a wonderful time we had.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 25 May 2010

What a lovely weekend we had here. The Inn is beautiful, bright, warm and welcoming, Our hosts were just as wonderful too! I also have to mention the muffins that were served in the morning were out of this world! By far the best I have ever had. The room was beautiful and you are right in the heart of things in Ptown.
Come to Provincetown and stay here at the Somerset. You will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 21 May 2010

We loved the Somerset House Inn. The location right on Commercial St was close to everything, yet you don't hear any noise from the traffic. Bob's breakfast are wonderful, my favorite was probably his banana stuffed french toast. The weather was warm when we were there so we had breakfast outsite on the front deck overlooking the garden. The rooms are spotless and nicely furnished and they seem to think of everything from the high-end bathroom product to the comfortable bedding to the DVD collection. They also had such a great diversity of guests when we were there, we met people from Holland and Germany and a number from the East Coast. It's a friendly warm house with friendly warm guests. We can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed May 2010, 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 #26 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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