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Christopher's by the Bay
Ranked #30 of 64 Provincetown B&B and Inns
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Reviewed June 4, 2007

My partner and I stayed at Christopher's by the Bay for Memorial Day weekend and had a blast! The guesthouse is located close to all of the excitement of Commercial Street, but is quiet enough to escape when we wanted to be a little more romantic. The owners, Dave and Jim hosted us with a reception and a bbq on the back patio where we met the other fun guests. Our room was nicely appointed and very comfortable. Dave prepared a delicious breakfast that we enjoyed outside and Jim was very helpful in recommending some great restaurants and activities to fill our days and nights. If you are going to Provincetown, you'll definitely want to stay at Christopher's by the Bay - we've already booked again for this summer!

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2007

Just got back from a wonderful Memorial Day weekend at P'town and stayed at a great B & B. Christopher's by the Bay is a wonderful moderately priced B & B. What makes it exceptional are the hosts!! Jim and his partner purchased the inn about a year ago and have made some really nice improvements. These two gentlemen are superb hosts who really go out of their way to ensure your stay with them supercedes your expectations. They even hosted a free patio BBQ with burgers and dogs and all the fixin's (including cold liquid refreshments) for a festive holiday weekend! The rooms on the first floor are great for couples with private baths. The rooms on the 2nd floor are nice for solo travelers and share a bath. There are even rooms available for people traveling with pets which is wonderful as this is a very pet friendly town! Christopher's will appeal to all diverse cultures - and is not exclusively an all men's guest house. Parking was available on site - again another plus as parking is very difficult to find during the peak season. It is 1/2 block to Commercial Street and the Town beach. Great location if you are interested in launching a yakak right near your car/room.
Pinkchoice.com gave them an award in 2006 for being an exceptional establishment. We will be sure to visit here again very soon! Thanks for a wonderful weekend!!

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Reviewed November 2, 2006

Our first time at Christopher's but not the last. New Hosts are very welcoming and attentive. The room was more than adequate and clean and comfortable. Great location to dining and clubs but quiet. Lovely backyard for breakfast and evening cocktails. Breakfast was varied and ample including home baked goods. Nice mix of guests, gay and lesbian predominate but anyone would feel accepted. All in all an excellent choice.

  • Stayed: August 2006
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Reviewed October 29, 2006

Christopher's is a block away from Commercial street - close enough to be in the midst of it all - but the property has a tucked away, quiet feel. The hosts and their wonderful pups will make you feel right at home. I highly recommend Christopher's by the Bay!

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 7, 2006

Lovely place to stay. Location couldn't be better. Easy walking distance to the bus stop, ferry terminal and main street with loads of shops and restaurants. Very clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. Nothing was a problem!! However, there's only one bathroom between 5 rooms so unless you don't mind waiting in a long queue for the shower, I would recommend paying a bit extra for ensuite. Would definitely stay here again tho!

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2006

The owners run a great little B&B. The location is perfect, right near the center of town, but up a side street just enough to be quiet at night. I stayed for 8 days for my 40th (!) birthday bash and really enjoyed the experience. I stayed in the Monet room on the 3rd floor. It's perfect for one, but it was a little cramped for two (when a friend joined me mid-stay), however at $95/night, it's a deal and well worth it. I'll probably stay in one of the larger rooms next time. The owners were great guys and have wine and cheese on Saturdays for the guests, in addition to providing breakfast daily.

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 27, 2006

I am not one for guesthouses. But, this recent stay has changed my mind. Christophers by the Bay was a huge surprise. The house is charming, comfortable, convenient, and quite. I truely felt extremely comfortable staying here.

The hosts were most gracious and welcoming. Fun conversations and excellent receptions. The morning breakfast was perfect to get the day started while enjoying the private patio and garden.

My partner and I stayed in the Reubens room. Even thought it was space-challenged, it served our needs well. The bathroom was private but across the hall. No worries, it was secure and rather large for a guest house bathroom.

Next time to P'town, we will most definately be choosing this guest house again.

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Christopher's by the Bay

Address: 8 Johnson St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2312
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Provincetown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Provincetown
Price Range: $70 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Christopher's by the Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On a quiet side street in the heart of town, you will find this three-story 1850's Victorian Inn. Our newly decorated guest rooms feature bay windows, hardwood floors, fireplaces and stunning bay views. All of our rooms offer cable TV and DVD players, seasonal air conditioning, fridge, wireless internet, as well as a private phone line with voicemail and dataport. Room options include queen beds with private bath or smaller sleeping rooms utilizing a multi-user shared bath. Enjoy your freshly prepared breakfast in our sunny dining room, relax in our private outdoor garden patio or enjoy an aperitif by the fireplace in our inviting front room. ... more   less 
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