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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Joe W Lowell, Massachusetts
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Lowell, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a charming, tastefully decorated, very homey bed and breakfast. The room we were in, albeit one of the smaller ones, up on the top,floor and gave us a great little view of the town. It has a wonderful and large outdoor patio area, and a perfect little serve-yourself breakfast that consisted of fruit, cereals, coffee, juice, and each... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first stay at Christopher's by the Bay and it is definitely the best accommodation in Ptown. Friendly, accommodating staff, clean rooms and bathrooms and very quick to solve any problems. They were very hospitable and made you feel very welcomed in their establishment. We are definitely staying there again next year!

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love the location of Christopher's, just a block away from Commercial St and easy walking or bicycling to every part of PTown. The inn is clean and well kept. Many upgrades since my first stay here several years ago. Local artists' work is featured throughout the downstairs. Inn keepers Dave and Jim are friendly and helpful to all of the... More

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Rye, New Hampshire
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8 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
94 helpful votes 94 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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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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