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.
- 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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