We stayed last weekend at this hotel this past weekend. Upon check-in, everything was seamless, as if they had been awaiting our arrival. We were greeted warmly and we were in our room within five minutes. It was a nice sized room, king bed, nice white bed linens and pastel walls, a mountain of crisp white pillows and a dreamy comforter. The bathroom was very clean with sink in the room and toilet and tub/shower separate, refrigerator, microwave, hangers, iron and board, flat-screen TV, ample drawers, bedside tables and individual reading lights (great touch) plus easy chair and beautiful window overlooking Cape Cod Bay! I am usually an early riser, but with the black-out shade, we slept in very late Saturday morning, which was a real treat. The linens were so soft and cozy, we were utterly seduced by the comfort of the bed!
Our room had a Keurig machine, which was great (had we known, we would have brought our own favorite coffee pods, but this was not stated on the website; not sure if all rooms have them or not). The floor was concrete, which we thought might be cold, but surprisingly, it was totally not. The individual heat is very powerful and although our room was chilly upon arrival, it was toasty warm in a very few minutes. I would imagine the AC is equally as powerful in the summer. The unit is a little noisy, but it was not an issue for us; for light sleepers, you might want to get your room to your ideal temperature before settling down to sleep.
We went down to the lobby to use the WiFi (immediate and strong connection) and saw they have an all-day coffee bar, so we helped ourselves to the coffee; it was delicious, robust and very hot. Perfect. The high top tables in the lobby are great for computing, plus they have bookcases all around with take one/leave one books of every description; another nice touch. There are sofas and soft seating and the staff was decorating for the holidays, which was homey and fun. Nice music to take the edge off the hustle and bustle of the front desk, which was extremely busy. The front desk staff was very capable and we overheard Peter doing a terrific job of accommodating each guest's request and answering their questions.
There is a restaurant on-site which has a Friday fish-fry. We would have loved to eat there except we had already made advance dinner plans both nights elsewhere. Before we left, we looked in to the restaurant and, admittedly, the fish fry looked very tempting. In fact, we almost changed our plans, but we were unable to reach our friends. Before we left, we sat outside near the fire pit, which was really glorious. It was quite a chilly night but we were quite comfortable and it was really a nice experience sitting outside, overlooking the Bay with white caps, yet being toasty and comfortable by the fire pit. When we returned later that evening, there was a sizable group outside and they were having a great time out there.
We came back to the bar after dinner and had a nightcap. It was quiet this night, but the barkeep was affable and we sat right next to the cozy Scandinavian style fireplace (gas), which was directly in front of the big picture window. It was really enjoyable sitting there and the drinks were very good. They closed rather early, 11pm, so we figured it was time to call it a night, although we were up for a few hours of fun. No biggie.
The first morning, we awoke near 9am, a rarity. My husband went down and brought up a few cups of that delicious coffee which was great! On Sunday morning, I awoke rather early, 6am, only to learn that the lobby does not open until 8am. For early risers, check if your room will have a K-cup machine and bring your own pod, although they did supply some.
Overall, we had a terrific stay. The staff was great, our room was very clean and comfortable, free on-site parking, excellent complimentary coffee and easy check-in and -out. I cannot imagine what more anyone could want. This is a no-frills hotel, but it does offer a great location on the outskirts of the central town core with easy access to Commercial and Bradford Streets and Route 6. The Cape Cod Bay view from front-facing rooms is superb. In addition, they do have pet-friendly rooms (not sure if they permit guests to leave dogs unattended because, admittedly, we did hear one dog barking nonstop for about an hour one night) and it would appear to be a great property for families with children.
We would highly recommend this hotel for those people looking for a more institutional type building rather than a B & B. It is immaculate, very comfortable, provides great guest service and has all the amenities (except in-room WiFi, which would really be nice but the lobby WiFi was very good and, let's face it, if you're in Ptown, you should be out, not tied to a computer anyway).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This contemporary hotel facing Provincetown Harbor is half a mile from the Cape Cod National Seashore and 1.5 miles from the Pilgrim Monument. Brightly decorated rooms and suites (some with water views) feature flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Some connecting and pet-friendly rooms are also available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cape Hotel Provincetown
- The Cape Hotel