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About Provincetown

Provincetown is at the very tip of Cape Cod, a colourful, sandy outpost set on a beautiful stretch of New England coastline. Both the beauty of the surrounds and the remoteness of the spot have attracted artists and Provincetown has one of the oldest artist colonies in the US. Some of the recommendations on our Guru’s list of the best places to stay in Provincetown definitely have canvas-worth views!

Provincetown is also know for being the first spot the Pilgrims landed; they camped here before moving to Plymouth. Provincetown’s harbour has also been home to a large whaling and fishing fleet, so it’s quite an old settlement with some lovely old mansions - some which have been converted into inns and B&Bs and are now some of the the towns best places to stay.

The beaches on the Atlantic side of Provincetown have long been included in the list of ‘America’s Best’. Part of the charm must come from the rolling dunes, but there’s also something to be said for this being one of the few spots on the east coast where you can watch the sun set into the water.

The atmosphere is one of relaxed acceptance and today as well as being popular with artists and writers, Provincetown is also known for being popular within the LGBT community. It’s a cliche, but there’s a colourful nightlife scene as well as the impressive array of galleries and rich cultural life.

As well as visiting the galleries there are some great museums, a fabulous and fun range of independent boutiques and plenty of outdoorsy activities to get involved with including whale watching.

Here's our pick of the best places to stay in Provincetown:

For classic New England style

  • The Salt House Inn has quintessential New England style, 15 bedrooms and superb complimentary breakfasts. The views are gorgeous and the beach is a few minutes stroll.

For a boutique stay

  • The Crowne Point Inn is an adults-only boutique hotel close to Herring Cove Beach. There are 40 large, airy rooms, a fine dining restaurant and wine bar and a spa and pool.

  • Eben House is a chic, 14 room boutique hotel with light rooms and minimalist decor. There’s a superb breakfast and a relaxing vibe.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Provincetown for you?

Best Hotels in Provincetown

  • Crowne Pointe Inn Provincetown (Massachusetts) 40 rooms from AU$235

    Sights nearby  -  The Pilgrim Monument is 5 minute walk away from the Inn.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Full of character
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.

    This adult-only boutique has a spa, pool and Herring Cove Beach close-by. Large, light rooms offer comfortable beds and modern bathrooms. Indulge in fine wine and dinning at Pointe Restaurant and Wine Bar, or head to a quaint cafe in town. Fantastic break for local history, beach life and activities See More

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  • Salt House Inn Provincetown (6 Conwell Street) 15 rooms from AU$271

    Beach Life  -  With the crisp clean seaside chic rooms and the beach just a short distance away, it's the perfect coastal getaway.
    Value chic  -  Superb accommodation and a wonderful location at a great price-what more could you ask for?
    Great walks  -  Take on the Cape Cod Rail Trail and truly get to know your surroundings
    Sights nearby  -  Be sure to visit the Heritage Museums & Gardens
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    The Salt House Inn, in quaint Cape Cod, boasts New England exteriors with crisp, whitewashed minimalist interiors. Large and light rooms feature fine linens, private bathrooms and superb complimentary breakfasts. Wander along the coast at sunset and take in the gorgeous views! A chic beach stay. See More

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  • Eben House Provincetown 14 rooms from AU$330

    Local exploring  -  Eben House is the perfect base from which to explore Provincetown and further along the coast
    Beach Life  -  This historic coastal property is just a 20 minute walk from the beach
    Great walks  -  Wander along the beach at sunset and take in the gorgeous views
    Sights nearby  -  Be sure to visit Pilgrim Monument
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Eben House, in coastal Provincetown offers chic boutique accommodation- think light hues and minimalist interiors. Wake up each morning to a superb rustic breakfast crafted from local produce! Come back after a day of sightseeing and lounge by the pool with a glass of wine. A divine getaway. See More

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