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Gifford House Inn
Ranked #43 of 62 Provincetown B&B and Inns
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“Hey Management!! Replace the G-D Mattresses!!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

There! I hope I got the owner(s)/management's attention with this title. I've stayed at the Gifford House many times over the years and although the place is clean and the staff is very friendly and accommodating I feel the owners of the Gifford House should pay more attention to the condition of the beds at the Inn. I've always rented one of the two bedroom suites each time I stayed and enjoyed it except when it was time for bed. The last time I stayed I had to leave the bed made and put additional blankets on top just buffer the springs from poking my backside. Yes, I know the Inn is famous for some of the cheapest rates in town, but when it's all said and done people do need a comfortable bed to sleep, The last time I stayed was fall of 2012. I went to P-Town this past June, but didn't stay at the Inn due to the bed situation. I know if the owners replaced all the mattresses, they would improve business at the Inn especially during the fall and spring season. I've read some of the other reviews before posting mine so I know this is a common complaint. It's up to the owners and management to pay attention to the condition of the beds otherwise they will lose a lot more guests. Being one of the cheapest accommodations in town only goes so far.

Currently I have a close friend staying at the Gifford House and he emailed me today to let me know the condition of his mattress is pretty bad. I can't vouch for all the rooms, but I can make a pretty good guess that most of the mattresses at the inn need replacing. It's too bad because I enjoyed my years staying at the Gifford House and would still be staying there if it weren't for the bed situation.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

This is our second year in a row staying at the Gifford House. We stay in the most basic room, and the value is unbelievable compared to the rest of P-town. Like the other reviews say, the decor in the rooms is dated, but who cares when the beds are comfy and the rooms are clean. Personally, I'm travelling to see the P-Town and the coast, not to hang out in my room. The staff are always very friendly and accommodating, and the other guests are always friendly as well. We stayed in the Annex this time, and there was some noise at night, but we didn't find that it disrupted our sleep or that it took away from our enjoyment. The location is perfect, with a very short walk to Commercial Street, and if you are using the buses to get back and forth to the beach, the drivers will drop you off right at the top of the street if you ask them in advance! The breakfast is a perfect way to start the day, cereal, bagels, toast, fruit, muffins and coffee...and the coffee is there to grab a quick refill all day. Once again, I would recommend the Gifford House. Thanks for a second great stay!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

If you're not fussy about the room decor, The Gifford House, offers a good value for Provincetown, MA. This is one of the oldest hotels in town. I recently stayed in the Annex. The Annex is quieter than the main hotel. The main part of the hotel has a club and piano bar in it. It's not completely quiet in the Annex, but not bad, certainly quieter than the main part. The room I had was very large with two queens size beds. The large room was nice since I shared the room with a friend. Plenty of room to spread out. This top floor room in the front of the Annex (looking out on Carver St.) also had a nice view of the harbor. Old furnishings, however comfortable beds, refrigerator, sofa and chairs. The room and bathroom were clean. Continental breakfast not bad, the mini-muffins were good, also, hard boiled eggs, toast, fruit, cereal, coffee, tea and juice.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

The Gifford house is all in one it has a great bar with excellent drinks made by Greg, Roy and Gina David and Harvey at the front desk are welcoming and would do anything to help your stay more pleasant The rooms are spotless with friendly staff it is in the center of things so you don't have to walk to far also there are theme nights in the club downstairs

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

We stayed here during off-season rates so it wasn't that expensive - the on season rates are overboard for this hotel. I found other hotels that were less expensive - so I'd recommend finding one of them because it wasn't worth the extra money to stay here.

There aren't many amenities and it's a basic hotel with basic rooms in an old style Victorian house. The breakfast isn't very good - there isn't much fresh fruit, not enough tea selection, and the assortment of food is very basic - mainly bread, cereals and yogurt. The hotel and rooms are clean. There was no AC, but luckily when it got hot in the room we were able to open the windows and cool off - if this was summertime we'd be cooking.

The bed is very hard and it was difficult to get a good night sleep. And the music that is in the parlor goes to very late at night. There is no chance to get to sleep before they are done. The piano musicians aren't very good - unless you like cabaret style singing you're out of luck.

The hotel is very close to downtown and commercial street so it's an easy walk to anywhere you want to go in ptown - so it is a good location. Staff and service is fine. They have parking available and you leave your key with them so they can juggle cars because of blocking.

Nothing special here.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

We've stayed at the Gifford House many times for the past ten years, & it's always the best time!! David always takes great care of us, & the staff is warm, wonderful & welcoming..When you go to Ptown, stay here. Great cocktails, & good breakfast, too!!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Boston
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

The Gifford House Inn place is pretty basic (except breakfast which is a joke). Good place if you want a no frills mid price place to stay for a night and don't care about the service. I recently cancelled an off season reservation 1 week in advance and was charged $120 cancellation fee, so obviously I won't be staying here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Gifford House Inn
Address: 9 Carver St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2111
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Provincetown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #43 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Provincetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 25
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