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Christopher's by the Bay

3.5 of 5 Guest house   |   8 Johnson Street, Provincetown, MA 02657
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Ranked #21 of 70 Provincetown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Tony R Rye, New Hampshire
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rye, New Hampshire
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The innkeepers are very friendly and helpful for those who may be new to Provincetown with many tips on dining and exploring. We booked at the last minute so we did not have a full selection of rooms to choose from - ours was on the small side - although very clean the inn is a bit dated; decor and... More

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New York, New York, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just got home from a wonderful, relaxing stay at Christopher's by the Bay. I was there for 10 night's and it felt like home...My husband and I stayed with our Golden Retriever in the Picasso room. It has a entrance that goes directly to the back porch which is perfect for a puppy who just enjoyed a dip in... More

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Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

For the last three years we have stayed at Christopher's by the bay. Because it is home away from home. We a greeted with a smile. They always remember us. You get information on the things that are going on in town. The rooms are very clean. We never want to leave. It's great place to stay when ypu are... More

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CBTB, Owner at Christopher's by the Bay, responded to this review

Hi Nicole! Thanks so much for your nice comments. We really enjoy when you both come and stay with us. It's always like spending time with good friends. We look forward to seeing you in Ptown again soon! Take care, Jim and Dave More

Key West, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

We were greeted like old friends and immediately felt at home. This is a very cosy, calm and comfortable place to stay with a charming living room and equally charming hosts. We stayed in the Rubens room which was fine, although the Michelangelo room looked more elegant. Importantly the bed was remarkably comfy. We enjoyed our stay and recommend Christopher's... More

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McAfee, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

First time visiting this B&B but heard many good reviews here and from family. Nice cozy rooms named after artists. Friendly innkeepers who gave us information of great places to eat in Provincetown. Variety of choices at the continental breakfast. Nice garden sitting area out back and a wonderful view of the bay from outside the front door. Walking distance... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Been going to Christopher’s By the Bay for over a decade and always had great experiences, so decided it was time to write a review. Have been there in both the off-season and the height of the summer and always fun and comfortable. The Inn is always in lovely shape and quite welcoming and fun and ironically quiet – even... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I stayed at Christopher's for the first time from July 9-13, 2013. From the moment I met Jim and Dave, I felt "at home" away from my home. They are very accommodating hosts and very knowledgable about the town. The room was perfect for my stay - clean and comfortable with a view of the bay on the third level... More

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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I had never stayed in a bed and breakfast before, I wasn't sure of what made them different. Now I do. It is the personal. Not even touch because it is more than that, it is relationship. I did not really get to meet Dave but I met Jim and he is a walking bear hug. When he took me... More

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CBTB, Owner at Christopher's by the Bay, responded to this review

Thanks Cynthia! It's always nice to have you come and stay with us - three times this season so far! We're happy your yoga class in Ptown is doing well - they have an excellent instructor! Thanks also for being such a big Red Sox fan! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Take care, Jim and Dave More

East Dennis, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I needed a room for one night due to a business meeting. This is hard to find in Provincetown as most places have a 2-3 night minimum stay. Jim could not have been nicer when I was booking this room. He made me feel so welcome. He told me about places to go for ice cream and/or a drink. The... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Christopher's by the Bay was the perfect place to stay in Provincetown. The room was spacious and very comfortable.The courtyard out back was a great area to relax. Located right off of the main street and convenient to walk to everything.The hosts (Jim & David) made us feel right at home and could not have been more welcoming. They truly... More

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CBTB, Owner at Christopher's by the Bay, responded to this review

Thank you Mike! We enjoyed hosting you both at Christopher's and hope you can make it back up to Boston and Provincetown again soon to cheer on the Red Sox! More

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Address: 8 Johnson Street, Provincetown, MA 02657
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Provincetown
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Christopher's by the Bay 3.5*
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On a quiet side street in the heart of town, you will find this three-story 1850's Victorian Inn. Our newly decorated guest rooms feature bay windows, hardwood floors, fireplaces and stunning bay views. All of our rooms offer cable TV and DVD players, seasonal air conditioning, fridge, wireless internet, as well as a private phone line with voicemail and dataport. Room options include queen beds with private bath or smaller sleeping rooms utilizing a multi-user shared bath. Enjoy your freshly prepared breakfast in our sunny dining room, relax in our private outdoor garden patio or enjoy an aperitif by the fireplace in our inviting front room. ... more   less 
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