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!
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- Also Known As:
- Somerset House Hotel Provincetown