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“Great Spot Tucked Away In PTown” 4 of 5 stars
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Brass Key Guesthouse
67 Bradford St., Provincetown, MA 02657   |  
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Ranked #26 of 70 Provincetown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Raynham
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Great Spot Tucked Away In PTown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I had never been to Provincetown and my husband decided to take me on a long weekend last Fall 2012. From the moment you walk on the property, you feel like you are visiting someone's home and not a hotel. Brass Key definitely has a bed and breakfast vibe. The hotel attendant was very nice and directed us to our room located in an adjacent building.
The room had antiques and a true quaintness to it. The bathroom was a decent size with a beautiful sunken tub.Great walking distance to all the action of the main street.
Fire pit and cozy couches...met some nice people while relaxing!
Awesome breakfast!!!!!!

Room Tip: Not much of a view as you are tucked away from street. There was a room that seemed to be all by its...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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t1999, Manager at Brass Key Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments. We are happy you were able to stay with us and had a nice experience by the fire pits at the Shipwreck Lounge our lobby bar/lounge. We look forward to your return.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Our staying there was amazing.The staff was very helpful. I loved the breakfast. All the guests were very friendly.Very closed to the main street,easily accessible to a lot of restaurants .Highly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Memphis, Tennessee
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

So comfortable that you immediately feel relaxed and at home. From the wine and cheese reception to the rooftop view of Providence to the delicious continental breakfast everything feels perfect. Our room, number 137 was as cute as a story book and felt totally secluded from the rest of the property. The atmosphere of the courtyard styled hotel is fresh and stylish. The landscaping is intricate, beautiful and perfectly manicured. Thanks to Robert for a warm welcome to the brass key. The central location to Commercial drive is conducive to wonderful walks through picturesque downtown providence. I highly recommend this hotel. The included shampoo and conditioner worked well with my thick curly hair, a cut above normal hotel toiletries

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Philadelphia, PA
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Stayed for a little more than a week in mid-September. Much of the property needs an update. The same interior décor, fit, and finishes are pretty much as they have been for some time now (>15 years I would say). We stayed in the original section, and the carpets, paint, paisley wallpaper, bed linen, moldings, furniture, bathroom fixtures etc. need to be refreshed – and soon. The breakfast was ok, but the evening drinks included CHEAP wine and a few beer selections. The same CHEAP light food/snacks were offered every evening: crackers, raw veggies, chips, and salsa. If you’re going to put out such low-end stuff, at least vary it a bit over the course of 9 days. The other issue concerns the pool. The heater is shut off in mid-September, and it was COLD! Lots of guests were commenting that it should be the other way around. Turn off the heater in the warmth of summer, and turn it on come this time of year when it chills down. A money saving decision I guess. The good points include the staff (particularly liked Juan), the Shipwreck Lounge concept and bar staff, the housekeeping services (apart from the long black hair I found in the sink upon check-in), high-quality toiletries, and of course the great location in the middle of it all. I stayed here when Michael M opened the place 20ish years ago (and several more times since then), and it’s a far cry from the luxury establishment it used be. But nonetheless we enjoyed the place in general and would still recommend it. However, I will explore other options for my next visit, something I would not have done in years past. I hope the trio of owners will invest some money to bring the property up to the exceptionally high standard it used to be.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This was our third visit to Ptown. Normally we stay at the crown pointe inn but we decided to try something new. The brass key was great! A much more relaxed atmosphere and very welcoming. Rick at the front desk was a pleasure to work with as was Juan. Breakfast was very enjoyable and so was the amazing shower in our room. The grounds were very well kept and you can't beat the location. The on site lounge was a great place to meet people. It's a little pricey, but very much worth it. Splurge a little and check it out!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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178 reviews 178 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is our third time staying at The Brass Key and the second over Labour Day. Its a testament to an establishment that when staying at the same time of the year as previously, most of the same guests were back again, some having stayed every year at the same time for years.

The hotel has a lovely social atmosphere with the various Cape Cod buildings that make up the properties surrounding the pool area.

The rooms are neat and a good size with each having a slightly different theme and feel. The rooms are well maintained during your stay and the hotel is centrally located for all the hot spots of Ptown without being on the main drag, so its fairly peaceful.

The breakfast which is included in the rate is an extended continental breakfast and there is also complimentary wine, beer and snacks in the early evening which is very social.


Across the road from the Brass Key is the Crowne Point forming part of the same company and there is a very good spa with varied treatments available which you can conveniently sign to your room at the Brass Key.

All the staff are very friendly and helpful which is why I am not surprised that there are so many repeat guests, after all, this is a guest house that feels just a bit like home away from home.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

great staff throughout the complex - we had bungalow 112 which was on it's own and more private - nice whirlpool bath in it and good bed. Free wine and cheese at 5 every day was good place to meet other guests. The bar at night was also good and the barman looked after us very well. breakfast was enjoyable - i will miss the homemade mini quiches!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: 67 Bradford St., Provincetown, MA 02657
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Provincetown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 70 B&Bs / Inns in Provincetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover a premier Provincetown inn, only a minute's walk to all the action on Commercial Street. Our B&B in Provincetown features extraordinary rooms and suites, a gracious staff, spa services, breakfast, wine social & so much more. 9 historically detailed buildings enclose the terraced courtyard, boasting a heated infinity pool, cabana and English garden, that rivals all other Provincetown hotels. Our Cape Cod bed and breakfast now features the new Shipwreck Lounge open for drinks daily. ... more   less 
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