My husband and I stayed at the Salt House Inn for two nights in early July. Upon checking in and seeing our room, I appreciated the airy aesthetic and thoughtful minimalistic design elements. Perhaps it was our room choice (#7), but I felt as though some elements of comfort were sacrificed in achieving this minimalistic experience. As travelers embarking on a longer trip (10 days) than our time at the Salt House Inn, we had more clothing and luggage than I felt fit comfortably into the room without compromising the clean and uncluttered feeling I had when I initially saw it. As light packers, my husband and I only had one carry-on each, but as soon as we opened our cases, I felt claustrophobic and as if the small space automatically looked messy and unkempt. A simple way to improve on this, given the small size of the space in our particular room, would be to add shelves in the large open corner area above the mini fridge, to include at least one drawer in a table or nightstand, and perhaps to include luggage racks in one corner of the room.
I had similar feelings about the bathroom, which was aesthetically pleasing in a minimalistic sense, but which would have benefited from a little extra space for toiletries, as the space consisted solely of a stand-alone sink and two shelves above the toilet which were already full with necessary items like toilet paper and Kleenex.
Two more small details: our two windows had only thin blinds to keep out the various streetlights and outer building light at night. I had to ask the housekeeper for extra towels to drape over the windows because too much light was coming in. Granted, I am a finicky sleeper who prefers very dark and quiet rooms, but an upscale boutique hotel should offer more attention to these details, and possibly upgrade to quality wooden shutters, as blackout curtains may interfere with the aesthetic theme.
Breakfasts are delicious, but in our two mornings at the inn, they were overwhelmingly sweet, consisting of granola, yogurt, smoothies, sweet breads, and pre-sweetened baked oatmeal. All dishes were delicious, but the ratio of sweet to savory could be improved upon for guests who prefer a less sugary breakfast.
Overall, a charming place with a fantastic location and helpful staff. I would stay again, but with the awareness that if I am on an extended trip, it may be worth it to go for a larger room to avoid the aforementioned issues.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Redefining bed and breakfast in Provincetown, Salt House Inn offers a chic modern retreat in the center of Provincetown. Fully renovated the inn features 15 guestrooms, all with private bathrooms, beautiful gardens and our lavish Sun Terrace perfect for soaking in the warm Cape Cod sun. Each morning guests are treated to our signature house made rustic breakfast in the beautiful breakfast room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dexter`s Hotel Provincetown