Where To Stay In Provincetown


Everyone should visit Provincetown, Massachusetts at least once, especially if you’re looking for a gay getaway in the north east coast that is not New York City nor Fire Island. I first visited a year ago during Memorial Day weekend, which wasn’t as crowded as during Independence Day weekend or the annual Carnival events (both great times to visit). Once you pick out when you want to visit P’town, you need to figure how to get there (and I already have a guide for that here) and where to stay. Lodging options range from seasonal guest houses to year-round hotels and resorts. Keep in mind the following when booking a stay (based on my article for Passport):


Harbor Hotel Provincetown
Located at the end of Commercial (the main street in town) on the quieter and artful east side of P’town, the Harbor Hotel offers 129 modern guest rooms and suites decked out in green and turquoise. Amenities of this pet-friendly hotel include free Wi-Fi throughout the structure, parking on-site, and  a fire-pit (above) out in the front overlooking the sea. The hotel also offers a seasonal outdoor pool with Cabana Bar where several different cocktails and grill options are available. Inside the hotel’s lobby, you’ll find a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast (seasonal), an all-day coffee bar and the popular Whaler Lounge for more eats. 698 Commercial St. Tel: 508-487-1711. www.harborhotelptown.com



Crew’s Quarters
If you want to be closer to the heart of P’town, the seasonal Crew’s Quarters is a good choice to keep in mind. This boys-only guesthouse is open from April to January, and is noticeable on the main drag for its mustard-yellow outer shell with a rainbow flag waving from the second floor. They offer 19 rooms, or “cabins”, on three floors: six common rooms, a bar, lounge, a breakfast room, great front porch, and a second-floor deck. 198 Commercial St. Tel: 508-487-5900. www.crewsquartersptown.com



Brass Key Guesthouse
For a luxury stay, the Brass Key Guesthouse is a great choice and is in the center of town. This longtime P’town favorite is a compound of several unique, restored historical houses and cottages that enclose a terraced courtyard plus an on-site spa. There’s also Keurig coffee in each room, and its infinity pool just got a makeover a couple summers ago. 67 Bradford St. Tel: 508-487-9005. www.brasskey.com



Sage Inn and Lounge
Originally built in the early 1800s and host to famed visitors such as Henry David Thoreau, the former location of the Pilgrim House Hotel and The Vixen has been completely redone as the Sage Inn and Lounge. Open year-round, it is somewhat hidden off the main drag and offers a relaxing sanctuary. Three levels are filled with 19 modern rooms with queen-sized beds, each with a private bathroom.  336 Commercial St. Tel: 508-487-6424. www.sageinnptown.com


More from my article over on Passport, and stay tuned for hotel additions and a full P’town guide!

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About Andrew Villagomez

Andrew Villagomez is a lifestyle journalist, style photographer and owner of VeeTravels.com. He contributes to publications such as Details.com, Out Magazine, Logo TV's NewNowNext.com, Passport Magazine, Latina.com, Thrillist.com and more. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @VeeTravels

Posted on June 12, 2014, in Gay Travel, Hotels + Resorts, Travel and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.


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