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“Great location, view & hotel!” 5 of 5 stars
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Harbor Hotel Provincetown
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   698 Commercial Street, Route 6A & Snail Road, Provincetown, MA 02657 (Formerly The Cape Inn)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Provincetown
Connecticut
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great location, view & hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for two nights during the Portugese Festival and loved it. The "motel" style hotel has been recently, and stylishly, renovated with comfortable beds, comforters, flat-screen tv, etc. Also appreciated the separate privacy screen and room darkening shade in the large picture window looking out at the bay. In addition, the lounge area hosted a bountiful continental breakfast (coffee, fruit, yogurt, breads & croissants!), an awesome outdoor patio and firepit - a great place to relax and look at the ocean. The Cabana bar in the pool area served delicious and affordable burgers and drinks (love it that they have Peroni beer!). Next time will try the food in the restaurant as well. Only down side was a group of noisy neighbors at 2:30 am who, when asked to be quiet, did settle down.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HarborHotel, General Manager at Harbor Hotel Provincetown, responded to this review, July 6, 2011
Obrigado!!! Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so glad to see that your stay at the Harbor Hotel Provincetown was great.. We hope you enjoyed the Portuguese Festival. We regret that you had noisy neighbors, but are relieved that they were respectful enough to quiet down. The next time you come to stay with us, please make sure you get a chance to eat at the Whaler Lounge. You will not regret it!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, MA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

I was lucky enough to get an invite to the grand reopening of this place through a friend. I'm glad I did. They've really done an excellent job with it.

For those not familiar, this joint used to be the Cape Inn, an eyesore motor inn on an otherwise moderate to high-end town. I remember driving by it as a kid and thinking "oh, that's where they shoot slasher movies."

But it's murder no more at Harbor Hotel. They've given everything a nice, fresh coat of very welcoming colored paint, redone the decor to the tune of the 1950s with a sprinkle of uber-modern, installed one of the best fire pits in the history of fire pitdom, and armed the bar with open space and knowledgeable bartenders.

The art and items on the walls all fit into the Provincetown ethos without being campy. Giant, manually adjusted clocks marking high and low tide greet you along with helpful, smiling staff in the lobby. The pool is clean and very attractive, and is accompanied by another bar.

The rooms are nicely set up with brand new furniture and doors with different colors (looks excellent from outside)! The beds were comfortable and nothing like what I'm used to in a hotel. Local wine and candy are poised to assist you in from the TV stand if necessity demands it.

The only criticism I have for this hotel (and it's very minor) is in regard to the bathrooms. They are light-brownish/grey tiled and have old tubs that still bare the wear of the hotel's shabby predecessor. Additionally, the ventilation in our bathroom was poor to non-existent.

All things considered, this hotel is aces. It is totally reasonably priced for the outer Cape, and is walking distance to most attractions in Provincetown. They also have cheap bike rentals in-house.

I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HarborHotel, General Manager at Harbor Hotel Provincetown, responded to this review, July 6, 2011
We were lucky enough to have such wonderful people attending the grand re-opening of the Harbor Hotel Provincetown. Thank you for attending and the kind words regarding our staff. The fire pit area seems to be a great hit with our guests, we’re so glad you enjoyed it also! We’ll have the ventilation checked by our maintenance team and appreciate that you let us know. We welcome the opportunity for you to visit us again soon!
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

Warm and personable service -- folks really seemed to care that we were happy in this "re-launched" hotel.

Could easily imagine hosting a reunion or a wedding at the Harbor Hotel... lots of party space, plenty of free parking, across from a nice walk on the beach. Surprisingly quiet rooms (we stayed bayside) and the outdoor firepit and seating area was a nice plus. Weather was too cold to swim but the pool looked good. Easy $2 bus ride to town (we took the ferry, so had no car); note that a cab ride to the ferry is $8/pp, which seemed a bit steep. Lobby for a hotel shuttle van???!!! That would cinch the deal.

Overall: clean, very comfortable, quite reasonable and not too close to the hullabaloo of downtown (you can get a good night's sleep-- the beds are very comfy).

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HarborHotel, General Manager at Harbor Hotel Provincetown, responded to this review, July 6, 2011
We are so happy to learn that your stay at the Harbor Hotel Provincetown was enjoyable. We really do care about our guests and their experiences at our hotel. The feedback offers us that guest perspective to making it all work great! Thanks for pointing out the shuttle available, in season (mid-June to September), for $2/person, that picks you up right in front of our hotel every half an hour, from 7 AM to Midnight. We’ll make sure to pass along your suggestion about a ferry shuttle to our management team. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Middleport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

This was my cousins and mine first trip to the cape and wished we had booked our entire stay here instead of going to the mid cape area for the end of our trip...The weather wasn't idea, with rain for the 2 days we were in Ptown, but we still had a blast. Our first night we enjoyed a few cocktails in the lounge and we had so much fun...Ken the bartender and Jesse the chef were fantastic!!!!!!! The rooms were great. The renovation is coming along great and it is obvious that the staff is very conscious to the guests input of the upgrades...Loved the fire pit and the view was awesome!!! Will definitely be back!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HarborHotel, General Manager at Harbor Hotel Provincetown, responded to this review, July 6, 2011
What a great review! We are so happy that our guests are enjoying the renovation and the atmosphere of the Harbor Hotel Provincetown. The fire pit seems to be a great hit with our guests and we’re so glad that you enjoy enjoyed it as well! We truly appreciate your feedback. We are excited to welcome you back soon!
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

This newly refurbished hotel is a treasure. Very cool, clean, classy and classic. Within walking distance of shops and restaurants, while still peaceful. Attention to detail is notable. Pool is large - food & music great. Brava!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HarborHotel, General Manager at Harbor Hotel Provincetown, responded to this review, July 6, 2011
Thank you for the wonderful review! We have taken great strides to ensure that the Harbor Hotel Provincetown reflects the free spirit of the area. We’re so glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come and stay with again.
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

Harbor Hotel Provincetown rocks..... poolside bar with food and drinks, firepit, great location to town and beach.... what's not to like? I am already looking forward to being there again this Friday!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HarborHotel, General Manager at Harbor Hotel Provincetown, responded to this review, June 28, 2011
We think your review rocks! Our Cabana Bar and Whaler Lounge are a great place to unwind and enjoy a beautiful sunset, or relax with friends. Thank you so much for the positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Harbor Hotel Provincetown.
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Boston, MA
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

Decided to make a last minute trip here with some friends when we saw that the weather would be nice last weekend. Lucky for us, they had availability and it wasn't pricey given the late notice. Got here Saturday afternoon, earlier than check-in time but they were able to accomodate us, which was good because we were able to enjoy some PTH (peak tanning hours) out by the pool. The staff was very friendly and quick with the cocktails, which was great for us. They even made up a special cheese plate for us in the afternoon to enjoy by the pool even though it wasn't on the menu.

After our poolside afternoon, we cleaned up and made the easy walk into town and had dinner and then came back for a nightcap out by the firepit. It was just lovely.

Rooms were clean and comfortable. We had to leave early on Sunday but we'll definitely be back - hopefully for two nights next time to try the restaurant.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HarborHotel, General Manager at Harbor Hotel Provincetown, responded to this review, June 28, 2011
The biggest compliment we can receive is when a guest has enjoyed their time with us to inspire a return visit. We appreciate that you shared the details of your stay and the convenience of our location. We look forward to welcoming you back to Harbor Hotel Provincetown for more summer getaways and ‘PTH’ time with us. Thank you for the wonderful review!
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Additional Information about Harbor Hotel Provincetown

Address: 698 Commercial Street, Route 6A & Snail Road, Provincetown, MA 02657 (Formerly The Cape Inn)
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Provincetown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Provincetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Harbor Hotel Provincetown 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A new name. A new look. Under new ownership and management, the Harbor Hotel Provincetown (formerly the Cape Inn Resort) has meticulously and extensively renovated our facility for the sleek and stylish ambiance you come to expect of a Cape Cod National SeaShore hotel. Please join us as we welcome the 2011 Season with a fresh, new look and exceptional service. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Cape Hotel Provincetown
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