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Benchmark Inn
2.5 of 5 Inn   |   6 Dyer Street, Provincetown, MA 02657   |  
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Ranked #4 of 70 Provincetown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Lexington, Kentucky
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“A+ hospitality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

My partner and I booked a long weekend trip at the Benchmark pretty much solely on the recommendations we read on TripAdvisor. We weren't disappointed.

Daniel was a phenomenal host, taking time to spend time with his guests, offering sightseeing advice and making us and everyone else feel absolutely at home in his beautiful hotel. Breakfast with the homemade bread and jams was excellent, as was the coffee from the fancy European coffee machine.

The hotel is on a tiny street in the quieter East End of Provincetown. It's about a 10- to 15-minute walk to the main area of bars and restaurants, but there are a few places just around the corner.

We booked the penthouse suite. It was a splurge but offered a kitchenette with cooktop and small fridge, separate sitting room, about six windows and a gorgeous 180-degree view of the waterfront from the balcony, which is high enough to be above most rooftops in the East End. It also offers a phenomenal, unobstructed view of the Pilgrim Monument. (The balcony is shared with Room 7, but is large enough to accommodate everyone. It would be great for sunbathing in summer.) The bed was a Sleep Number.

A couple of weird things: The penthouse is what was probably originally the attic of the house. For that reason, there are some unconventional wall angles, including a sloping wall right above the bed and essentially in the shower. It was a little weird, but certainly not a problem. The TV, if you plan on watching, is a flat-screen HDTV about 42 inches wide, but it is apparently only antenna-based (or it was programmed that way during our stay); that said, it had plenty of options for HDTV broadcast channels but no cable TV.

We would happily stay at the Benchmark again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I booked at the Benchmark Inn almost at random, but I was very pleased right from the moment of arrival. Daniel was so friendly, and I felt at home straightaway. It's certainly not cheap, but sometimes you want a bit more comfort and luxury. The rooms are beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean. The personal seating areas outdoors are a lovely touch. Breakfast is very European, which I loved. It's perfectly situated for just about anywhere in town, and Daniel can make excellent recommendations, even with discounts for some places.

I fully intend to return in the future and take advantage of the hospitality in future.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We spent four nights at The Benchmark Inn and we had an amazing time! Daniel is an amazing host and nothing was too much trouble - from picking us up at the airport, serving fresh home made pastries as part of the excellent breakfast, recommendations on dining / days out and the most interesting conversations! The room was spotlessly clean with smart tv / DVD and jacuzzi bath tub. Loved our stay in this extraordinary town!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

The Benchmark Inn is a great place to stay. Room was clean, comfortable bed, continental breakfast was good, and centrally located. Thank you Daniel for great conversations and being a great host. You think of the little things that mean a lot.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Thanks Dan and Daniel for a lovely stay! Gorgeous room and thank you for the fabulous recommendations! the jacuzzi was great, the shower gave up on us though. Great facilities all in all and super clean

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mamaroneck, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

My husband and I spent 3 nights at the Benchmark Inn for our 30th wedding anniversary. The Benchmark Inn is the best of the best. Hosts, Dan and Daniel offer their guests unsurpassed hospitality and attention to every detail. The rooms are spotless, have a comfortable bed, a fireplace, and a Jacuzzi. The location of the Benchmark Inn is perfect. Shops, restaurants and attractions are all a very short walking distance from the Inn. Finding a wonderful place to to stay can be a challenge but when you find a place to stay like the Benchmark Inn that offers such hospitality and charm it just makes your stay extra special. Anytime we visit Provincetown the Benchmark Inn will certainly be our place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed at the Benchmark Inn in October--a rather last minute get-away. We visit Provincetown often, but this was our first stay at the Benchmark. The inn is beautiful and the hospitality is generous. Extremely clean, tastefully decorated, and very comfortable and cozy. The continental breakfast was nicely prepared and presented, and the dining area is lovely (or choose to eat outside during a sunny morning). Great views of the bay and very central to everything Provincetown has to offer. We're already planning our next stay at the Benchmark Inn.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6 Dyer Street, Provincetown, MA 02657
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Provincetown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 70 B&Bs / Inns in Provincetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Benchmark Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome!You found your home away from home.Come relax in one of our superb accommodations, many of which feature breathtaking views. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere at our centrally-located guesthouse and our multilingual service in English, French, German and Swiss-German.Seven sunlit guest rooms plus penthouse, many with water views, feature fireplaces, wet bars, marble-tiled baths, dual entrance and every amenity. ... more   less 
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