I stayed at the Victoria House last summer and I'm only finding time to write my review now. My experience was exceptional on every level.
I booked online and emailed in advance with car rental queries etc. Jim Twist (innkeeper) responded promptly and informatively to all my queries.
When I arrived in Provincetown, the inn was but a short stroll from the ferry to end of pier. The location was perfect and he house had a charming Cape Cod summer holiday feel that I remembered from childhood. Jim was there upon arrival to give me a warm greeting and show me around. I had booked the smallest room in the inn which by European standards was quaint and well thought out. At first glance, it may seem like a tight space but everything that one would need is provided for in the room, including fridge, tv etc. There was no ac but none needed as there were powerful fans and a big skylight that opens over the bed. The breezes were wonderful and I could hear the ocean at night. It is In back of house so very quiet. I booked the room for 5 days and didn't want to leave. There were two roomy and spotlessly clean bathrooms adjacent to my room which were usually empty so I had sense of having them to myself. Jim checked in with me throughout stay.
On 4th day of stay, my mother decided to join me and I asked Jim if there were any rooms available. He offered the largest room at a very reasonable rate which was very kind considering it was high season. While I was busy attending a conference next day, my mother said Jim greeted her and was most gracious and engaging. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
The Victoria House would appeal in particular to Europeans travellers and those who appreciate understated, gracious service.
There is a parking lot conveniently located across from the inn where I was able to park rental at reasonable rate. All restaurants, entertainment and action are a few steps away. I would have no hesitation staying here again as Jim was very professional and location was fabulous.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This antique 1850 home in Provincetown's center has an outdoor garden patio, lots of 19th century charm, along with modern amenities like free Wi-Fi access in every room. Guests can relax on the terrace and enjoy the harbor's breezes at this gay-friendly guesthouse.Part of the appeal of the Victoria House is the quirky antiquity of unusually shaped rooms, each spotless and well kept. The rooms' decor is tasteful, and each has a flat-screen cable TV, air conditioning (in season), mini refigerators, individally framed unique photography of Provincetown's views. The six European-style rooms sharing two large common baths are located on the 2nd floor, and 4 rooms offering private bathrooms on the first floor.In July and August a continental breakfast is served daily outdoors on the patio. As well, there are many restaurants, including The Lobster Pot and The Mews are a 5 minute walk from Victoria House. The ferry to and from Boston is at the far end of the road, about a 4 minute walk.The Pilgrim Monument & Museum is 2 blocks away and Art’s Dune Tours is directly across the street. Herring Cove Beach is a 10 minute bike ride away. Many art galleries are just a few blcvks away towards the quieter east end of town. We are ideally situated to do and see everything Provincetown has to offer. ... more less