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“Best Location in Town” 4 of 5 stars
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Boatslip Resort
161 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657   |  
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Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Provincetown
West Hollywood, California
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“Best Location in Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Over the years I have stayed here a number of times but it had been about 5 years since my last stay. I am happy to report the rooms are now air-conditioned and most of the furnishing have been updated. Still basic accommodations, clean room, comfortable beds, bathroom is nothing fancy but it is clean and very functional, fyi there is a very high step getting into the bathroom in some of the rooms...............careful not to miss it on the way out. Staff very helpful fast efficient check-in/out. If someone in your party is arriving later they wait till they arrive to give you the second key, they check everyone's ID I'm good with that from a security standpoint. They have also updated the locks to a "chip" system.

I know its expensive for a basic room but you get great views (on the waterside) and all guests are admitted free to the daily Tea Dance and they have the best pool/deck area in Provincetown. If you haven't stayed here you should give it a try.

Room Tip: Pay the extra for a waterside room, a bit loud during tea dance but the view is so worth it.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Few places are as well situated as the Boatslip Resort. It's right in the centre of things. One important plus is the parking. It's terribly hard to park in Provincetown so you need somewhere that offers parking. Once parked you don't need to move until you leave, I would have given the resort a four except that the carpentry in the bathroom leaves a lot to be desired. Our room had a bathroom door that is a piece of board which didn't fit so the door didn't close properly.
If you like an afternoon rest then don't stay here...there is a daily tea dance which is very loud from four until seven. Didn't bother us as we were out whale watching and only caught the last half hour
The room is fine and we had a wee balcony. It's a basic, clean, anonymous hotel room.
Breakfast isn't up to much so we went out for that. Would I stay there again....yes, but I'd probably investigate other places to see what was available first now that I know the lie of the land.

Room Tip: Try to get a front facing balcony unless you want somewhere quite for the afternoons.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. The staff are most professional and friendly, the rooms are very comfortable and perfectly clean, and the resort is convenient for all the daytime & nighttime activities of Provincetown. And, your resort is right on the beach.

Room Tip: There is a very exciting, but loud, tea dance every afternoon with disco music. If, like me, you wa...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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San Marino, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Provincetown is very expensive. The young cannot afford it. Our room was $229. It is about the only hotel in town with two beds in one room. The BnBs are too small for two beds. The sliding door shuts out the noise from the deck and pool. Great views of the bay and boats coming and going.

Most of the employees are Bulgarians on a travel-work visa program. They are returning to take their college exams. The guests as the Boatslip did not bother them at all! Bulgarians staffed one restaurant in town, too.

Great shopping in P-town.

Room Tip: Bay view rooms cost more.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Resort in town located at the beach. Rooms are renovated and very nice. Small dull bathrooms. Very nice view from balcony over swimmingpool, big deck and sea. Very friendly staff! Nice sundeck, they have a daily tea dance there so you can't lay around after 4 PM. This resort is mainly gay. Free breakfast in the morning, don't expect to much. This hotel is not the charming kind of hotel you will find everywhere here in P town, this is a nice resort!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Canaan, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly staff, comfortable rooms, and nice amenities: on site bar, complimentary continental breakfast, lounge chair and beach towel by the pool, as well as entrance to the Tea Dance. And conveniently located to the many activities, shops, docks, and restaurants. It is a bit pricey, but so is most lodging during high season in P-town.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I have stayed at this place when it was known as The Boatslip Beach Club. Am friends with the former owners and staff. Excellent location on the main drag. The DJ for Tea Dance is one of the best! AS for the rest I have fond memories of the place.

Room Tip: Waterview rooms are great
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Boatslip Resort

Address: 161 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Provincetown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Provincetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Boatslip, the legendary waterfront landmark and home of the World Famous Tea Dance is located on Commercial Street steps away from historic Provincetown's retail shops, galleries, restaurants and nightlife. Situated in the West End on Provincetown Harbor, the Boatslip offers guests air-conditioned waterfront rooms with private remodeled baths, some with private balconies, limited on-site parking, continental breakfast, a heated pool and sundeck and of course, complimentary admission to Tea Dance! With more than 10 different bars on site, we are an over 21 years of age destination resort. Our wonderfully diverse clientele enjoy an open and inclusive atmosphere making the Boatslip Resort the number one Provincetown destination for the GLBT community and their friends. ... more   less 
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