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“A Perfect Place in Provincetown”
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White Porch Inn
Ranked #9 of 62 Provincetown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
San Carlos, California
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“A Perfect Place in Provincetown”
Reviewed August 2, 2010

This was quite the treat for our week in Provincetown. The Inn is situated at the east end on a quiet residential street ....yet 1/2 block to the action of Commercial Street and a 5 minute walk to the town center. With gourmet restaurants within a block or two...and harbor views from the relaxing, comfortable and well appointed porch.....this elegant yet homey bed and breakfast is a complete delight.....with decor and furnishings tastefully elegant with much attention to detail.

Our room was quiet, cozy and extremely comfortable. Even though it was July and we didn't use the gas fireplace......it wasn't hard to imagine how romantic the glow would be on a cool fall or winter eve. The soundproof windows added a calm privacy. Delicious and imaginative breakfasts were served each morning.....every morning a different menu...but always fresh fruit, breads of all types, hot steaming coffee, cold cuts...and a hot dish. One morning the hot dish was a delicious combination of eggs, cheese and vegetables....a puffy, cheesy casserole. It was mouthwatering good. But none of this compares to the warm and gracious inn keeper....I believe his name was Mat....whose welcoming friendly manner and knowledge of the town, the evening entertainment, the restaurants and points of interest ....it seemed his only aim was to provide each guest with well versed recommendations tailored to the individual, couple or group. Yet he was never intrusive....but seemed to always be available for suggestions. We tried quite a few of the restaurants he had recommended.....and had some delicious meals...within a block or two of the Inn. We enjoyed our week stay and will definitely be back.

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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed August 2, 2010

We would have had fun in Provincetown anyway, but the warmth and excellent service at the White Porch Inn made it truly wonderful. Matt is a treasure, exceptionally knowledgeable about restaurants and attractions. He's got a great sense of humor and has a perfect sense of when to be engaging and when to leave one alone. The Inn is perfectly placed just off Commercial Street, so there's not street noise, but it's one-half block to all of the action. The breakfasts were delightful, with lots of choices every day, and a special dish each morning, excellently prepared. I will definitely stay here again, as I really appreciate it when I find a place this special. I'm sure I could find a place a little cheaper (though not much for this quality), but the slightly higher price is definitely worth it.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed July 29, 2010

We spent 4 nights at the end of July at the White Porch Inn. It had been recommended by a friend whose first time there was on a P-town traditional house tour. Matt, the concierge knew we might be late so he was courteous enough to call us on the road to tell us, again, where the keys would be if we arrived late. Morning breakfasts were lovely and again everyone was extremely helpful. The only problem we had was with two overbearing guests who screamed and chased everyone away during the 4-6 pm, previously announced, inn tour.They embarrassed the rest of us sitting on the porch who had no problem with the women standing on the porch. Matt handled the embarrassing wituation with perfect aplomb. If these men did not like the noise, they should have left. Because the rest of us were having a great time.
We would definitely stay there again. Not only because the place was so well decorated, spotless and friendly but because Matt was the perfect host.
Debra and Frank

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Needham, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed July 29, 2010

My husband and I recently stayed at the White Porch Inn. I have to say this Inn has every detail thought out to the tee. I appreciated all of the touches... this includes delicious wine and cheese during happy hour... the Inn was gorgeous. The porch delightful. The location was walking distance to all of the action.
We would definatley come back and recommend to our friends.
Worth it and more!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 28, 2010

My husband and I recently stayed at the White Porch Inn, and it was wonderful for us. We do not enjoy cluttered Victoiran or stuffy decor, so this was ideal. Very upscale and sophisticated. Although our bedroom was small, it was very comfortable with a soothing decor. The bath was very nice with everything you could need. The entire house was available for guests to use, so you did not have to sit in your room if you wanted to relax; sitting room, dining room, and fantastic porch with rockers were always open. Breakfast was delicious and the location is perfect. You can walk to everything in town. My only regret was that they only had one night available. We will return.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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New York
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Reviewed July 27, 2010

This beautifully done B&B on a quite street just steps from the main attractions of Ptown has friendly and helpful staff and great breakfasts . We had a small but comfortable air conditioned room.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed July 27, 2010

The property is beautiful, very nicely decorated and in a very convenient location for shopping and dining. No expense was spared during the rehab of what had apparently been a rather run-down property in an earlier life. The room was clean and appointed with quality towels and linens. The front porch is a real pleaser with wooden rockers and even a mini-view of the harbor. The room was able to handle extremely hot weather with a super powerful air conditioner. On cooler nights, we were also able to enjoy open windows and fresh air. It was surprisingly quiet for such a close-to-town location. Matt, the inn keeper, provided us with accurate and helpful recommendations for dining and activities. His recommendation that we swim in the salt flats down at the west end made the trip for us. What a wonderful experience! The breakfast service was simple, basic, healthy and timely. The evening wine and snacks was more on a flex schedule, but Matt let us know that ahead of time. We stayed during Splash week and this property was selected as a destination for a large group of women involved in a B&B social crawl. That made for one exciting evening as the group was on the property! It was nice to see people having so much fun enjoying the inn. If you are looking for a laid back experience with helpful yet non-smothering staff, this is a wonderful place.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: White Porch Inn
Address: 7 Johnson St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2311
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Provincetown
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Provincetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — White Porch Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax on the porch at the White Porch Inn, the unique boutique Provincetown bed and breakfast and art hotel. The Boston Globe says about our unique Provincetown hotel: "Sand, sun, and the wide flat horizon where the bay meets the sky is what Provincetown is all about. The recently renovated WHITE PORCH INN captures this spirit by combining casual elegance with contemporary design in a style they call "beachy-chic." Our Provincetown hotel with integrated art gallery known as In(n) Art has 10 tastefully decorated rooms with clean lines, calming qualities and contemporary art to help you enjoy your Provincetown vacation. The rooms in both the main house and the carriage house of our Provincetown guest house have private baths, flat screen TVs with DVD players, audio systems with bluetooth connectivity, free wireless broadband, air conditioning, and original paintings by artists from around the world. Many rooms of our Provincetown hotel also include fireplaces, spa tubs, and provide either views of the Pilgrim Monument, the romantic roof tops of Provincetown, or water views of Ptown harbor. A mix of contemporary & traditional art works can be found throughout the White Porch Inn, Provincetown's first art hotel. The living room, the front room and the kitchen, provide areas to mix and mingle with friends, both old and new - and as the spot simultaneously to enjoy In(n) Art, the integrated art gallery at the White Porch Inn. The porch of our Provincetown guest house is a great place to relax, unwind while having a European continental breakfast or a glass of wine and taking in water views or the sites of Provincetown. This Provincetown hotel is a member of the Distinctive Inns of Provincetown, and is conveniently located in the center of Ptown, just steps away from the fun of Commercial Street with its restaurants, bars, shops, galleries, Johnson Street Beach, and more. For many travellers, this Provincetown hotel is the perfect Cape Cod get-away. We at the White Porch Inn Provincetown hotel will do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We hope that while you are searching through the various Provincetown hotels, inns, and guesthouses, you chose the White Porch Inn for your Provincetown vacation. See you soon in P'town! ... more   less 
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