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“Great, quiet place on the water”
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Masthead Resort
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence
New York
2 reviews
“Great, quiet place on the water”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Great location, charming, right on the water. Staff very nice. Has all the necessities and very quaint. You get a real since of the area with this place. Smallish cottages, but perfect for two people. The deck and chairs very comfortable and right on the water. Great light especially early morning and dusk.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

I just returned from my 7th visit to the Masthead; I was drawn to it the previous summer when looking around the West End waterfront for a new place to try. I peeked into the property and saw the expansive deck which overlooks the bay and I was sold. Fabulous location for any beach lover, especially, for me, for the access to early morning walks in low tide (almost made it to the other side of the bay one morning, until I worried about how fast the tide was coming in!). The staff is very accomodating and pleasant. I wish I was still there...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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San Antonio, TX
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Got here at night after the office closed. Stumbled in the dark with heavy bags searching for my expensive waterfront room. When I finally located the front door the interior was pitch black. Too much trouble to leave one light on? Next morning the phone rang bright and early telling me to come down to the office and pay the balance of my bill (!) Masthead could stand a crash course in "welcoming friendliness". I stayed in the "Enrico Caruso" Cottage right on the water. Pricey, lovely location - but why build a storage corral directly in front of the waterfront porch? Sitting in the deck chair you face a plywood wall instead of the glorious bay? The location is far out on the West End - tranquil and serene, but a bit of a hike into the heart of Commercial St. (Renting a bike makes it effortless however.) Kitchen utensils were spotty; non functioning can opener, dirty salad bowl under sink, fridge dripped water on food. After preparing a meal for four I carefully washed all crockery and placed on a bath towel (no drainer) to dry. Housekeeper brought new towels but studiously avoided putting the dishes away. Asked for help opening my room safe. Never materialized. All in all, beautiful location on the water, well-tended grounds and asleep-at-the-wheel management.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Centerville, Massachusetts
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

I live on Cape Cod. There are many beautiful vistas here, none like that of the Masthead's. The rooms are clean and very comfortable, each with it's own little kitchen, and a beautiful, breathtaking view of the ocean only 20 steps away. Which leads to "no reason to leave" and why would you? Walk the "Provincetown flats" (when the tide is out you can walk from one end of "P-town" to the other) in the morning , have coffee on the glorious deck and watch the tide come in. Take a dip, make lunch, take a dip, take another dip, make dinner and watch the sun set. Just the best. The proprietor lives on sight, just to make sure everything is, well, perfect. He isn't in charge of the tides, sunset or moon rise, but is in charge of making each stay at The Masthead an unforgetable time. I can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: That would depend on the number in your party. Each room has a kitchen and view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Dover, NH
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

We booked this "resort" on a last minute trip to Cape Cod for a weekend. All other options were booked in the area. Our room was one of the 'motel' style rooms (unit 31D). The rooms, bedding, and furniture are all very old - which lends itself to the cleanlieness issues other reviews have noted. Bedding linens, towels, and curtains all have stains, as did the couch. My boyfriend refused to even get in the shower - as the shower curtain and tub bottom were so dirty looking.

Bottom line is this place is WAY OVERPRICED for the room we booked. The view outside is great, and it is a close 10 minute walk to downtown, but not worth the money in my opinion.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fair Haven, New Jersey, United States
1 review
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

My family & I had a wonderful experience at the Masthead over the 4th of July week. Our room was very clean & the bed was extremely comfortable. I usually don't sleep well on hotel mattresses but I had no problems here. The outside deck was awesome & the staff was very friendly & accomodating. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

To the Masthead Staff: Thank you again for helping our family and friends from Australia enjoy a wonderful week at the Masthead on Cape Cod. We have enjoyed staying with you for over thirty years, and each visit has been truly wonderful. The accommodations, the deck where we can watch the tide come in and go out, the friendly and helpful staff help to make our vacations wonderful. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Stayed July 2012
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Additional Information about Masthead Resort

Property: Masthead Resort
Address: 31-41 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-1911
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Cod > Provincetown
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Provincetown
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Provincetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Masthead Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Masthead offers distinctive accommodations in an authentic Cape Cod setting. 450 Foot Private Beach. Sun Deck On The Water, Boardwalk, Spacious Lawns, Beautifully Landscaped Grounds, Comfortable Lounging Chairs, Central Heat, Within walking distance of fine restaurants, coffee shops and center of Town. The restful beauty and quiet of our grounds and lovely gardens bordering the boardwalk and sundeck provide a favorite rendezvous for guests who lounge and enjoy the beautiful vista of Provincetown Bay and miles of ever-changing Cape scenery. The Bay is a haven for sailing and water-skiing. Golf & tennis are nearby. Art classes and Art galleries are only minutes away. ... more   less 
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