In the heart of P-Town, on my first visit, I found a place with heart, run by owners who are also the hosts, and who make you feel welcome and special.
The Sunset Inn may not have a pool, a spa or other amenities, but it had just what I needed to enjoy the area, and it is truly in a central location. Witin two or three blocks you can arrive by boat, sit on the beach, climb the tower, peruse the galleries, dine, shop, or hit a cabaret show. Within 2-3 blocks you can also catch the shuttle bus to: the National Seashore, the Visitor Center, a lighthouse, the golf course, to other towns or down the Cape back to Boston. Yet while the Inn is so close to everything, my room was really quiet at night. This is due to the Inn not being located on the busy pedestrian street that is open until late.
The sun decks are fantastic and the formal living room is perfect for a glass of wine in the evening. The complimentary continental breakfast included toast, cereal, bagels, muffins, bananas, juice, coffee and tea. While the room furnishings and decorating were simple, they were comfortable and included a fridge.
This Inn proved perfect for seeing both the town and the beaches. I went out and come back several times in the course of a day very conveniently. I could see and do more because it was so easy to stop back to my room to rest, or bathe and change. I didn't need a car while I stayed at the Inn and it was hard to leave.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sunset Inn in Provincetown, MA on Cape Cod has been a guest house since the 1940's. This guest house has many features including twenty guest rooms, three sundecks, a back patio, backyard and also includes continental breakfast and free parking. Situated one block from Commercial Street, it is centrally located and an easy walk to restaurants, shopping, bars, dance clubs, cabarets, comedy shows and art galleries. ... more less