This past weekend we traveled to Cape Cod, Massachusetts and stayed on the very end tip of the Cape. So far in fact, that if we jumped into the ocean and swam the next stop would be England! We stayed at the Harbor Hotel in Provincetown… or more affectionately known to the locals as “P-town”. The hotel is a very laid-back and reasonably priced accommodation considering it sits directly facing the water on the bay side! The windows inside the rooms are large and when you lay in bed you can literally see the water!
The newly renovated hotel has a revived 1970’s boutique vibe. We found everything to be clean and the staff were helpful and courteous. They have an onsite restaurant, bar, and lounge, as well as a well-maintained courtyard area and pool.
Outside at night, you can sit around a fire pit and enjoy each others’ company while fending off any chilly water breeze.
Their clam chowder made our top 3 in terms of taste, amount of clams in each portion, and broth quality. The restaurant was great about accommodating my two small children and had some kid-friendly options they both enjoyed, such as a personal cheese pizza and chicken fingers. They were even very helpful and cognizant when I informed them my son had life-threatening food allergies. The only complaint we had was that lunch is only served pool-side and it was difficult to coordinate my son in a stroller out there as well as find a shady spot. Additionally, we all headed to the restaurant for dinner only to find out it was closed for a private event. A simple notice during the morning’s continental breakfast would have been helpful, especially since we were just in town prior to returning for dinner and could have easily eaten there.
The Harbor Hotel is also home to a gathering spot for artists, art lovers, and art collectors with the introduction of ARTBEAT, a series of exhibits celebrating the Provincetown art experience. On June 15th, the hotel became home to rotating exhibits of painting, sculpture, video and film, as well as co-sponsored events with local collectors and museums. ARTBEAT can be enjoyed seven days a week in the hotel lobby and restaurant area. During our time there, we witnessed, “The Arts of Living Provincetown” where local artists proudly showcased a variety of work that illustrated how the environment bubbles forth creativity and how that same environment translates into their art form of choice.
All in all, it was a very relaxing weekend and I give the entire experience three out of four stars!
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