I visited Provincetown this past weekend with my 13 year old niece. It was her first visit to P'town, and I couldn't have picked a better place for us to stay. We had two cosy little rooms with full size beds on the second floor, sharing bathrooms (two good sized ones with enormous showers) with the handful of other rooms on the floor. The decor was comfortable and homey, and everything was sparkling clearn. You could have eaten off the shower stall floor. My room had a/c and my niece's had a much more than adequate window fan which adjusted for speed and temperature -- practically an air conditioner in itself. I would have been fine if she'd wanted to switch rooms, but she loved her little hideaway. The price was hard to beat, too. Under $90 for a double room during the high season in Provincetown? Unheard of, but that's what I paid.
Jeffrey, the manager, was very helpful and friendly. He put on a lovely continental breakfast (home baked coffee cake, muffins, fruit, OJ, coffee, tea, etc.) each morning on the charming patio or the porch, depending on the weather. The other guests were quiet but friendly when encountered on the stairs or over the toaster in the morning.
While Victoria House is just a half a block from Commercial Street across from the main pier where the boat comes in, it was remarkably quiet at night. There's a convenience store just steps away, and the Portuguese Bakery is about a block in the other direction. Famous and fabulous eatery The Lobster Pot is just steps across Commercial Street, so you don't have to go far to enjoy some of the best food on offer. The rooms and hall are liberally supplied with small refrigerators, so my niece and I were able to store goodies and a quart of milk for late night snacks. Oh, and there's free inhouse wifi, so we could keep up with the bits of our outside lives we wanted to.
I really couldn't have been more pleased with the Victoria House. OK, I could have been more pleased if I hadn't had to return to Boston and could have spent a few more nights there. It was a great weekend, and Victoria House really helped make that possible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This antique 1850 home in Provincetown's center has an outdoor garden patio, lots of 19th century charm, along with modern amenities like free Wi-Fi access in every room. Guests can relax on the terrace and enjoy the harbor's breezes at this gay-friendly guesthouse.Part of the appeal of the Victoria House is the quirky antiquity of unusually shaped rooms, each spotless and well kept. The rooms' decor is tasteful, and each has a flat-screen cable TV, air conditioning (in season), mini refigerators, individally framed unique photography of Provincetown's views. The six European-style rooms sharing two large common baths are located on the 2nd floor, and 4 rooms offering private bathrooms on the first floor.In July and August a continental breakfast is served daily outdoors on the patio. As well, there are many restaurants, including The Lobster Pot and The Mews are a 5 minute walk from Victoria House. The ferry to and from Boston is at the far end of the road, about a 4 minute walk.The Pilgrim Monument & Museum is 2 blocks away and Art’s Dune Tours is directly across the street. Herring Cove Beach is a 10 minute bike ride away. Many art galleries are just a few blcvks away towards the quieter east end of town. We are ideally situated to do and see everything Provincetown has to offer. ... more less