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What We Love

  • A peaceful Cape Cod retreat within walking distance of Provincetown's sights, with breakfastSampling the complimentary breakfast each morning
  • Exploring P-town’s colorful culture and picturesque water views
  • Letting the staff arrange a whale-watching or sailing excursion

What To Know

  • The inn's large front porch overlooks Commercial Street
  • The innkeepers are friendly and accommodating
  • Free WiFi
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Overview

A warm and welcoming B&B escape in New England, including complimentary daily breakfast

The Lowdown

For a peaceful Provincetown escape, drop anchor at Anchor Inn Beach House. A TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, this is a laid-back stay that puts you near all the Cape Cod fun, while also serving as a quiet retreat from the action. Begin each day with a delicious complimentary breakfast. Then proceed to the terrace or the garden for a few lazy hours of sunbathing or reading – the daily newspaper is also complimentary.
You’ll certainly want to spend at least a little time off the grounds, of course: taking a dune-buggy ride, going for a sail on a schooner or whale watching. (The inn staff can help set up all three outings.) There’s also the Cape Cod National Seashore nearby, not to mention restaurants, galleries, bookstores and antique shops. Make a point of catching an epic sunset over Race Point, at the tip of the Cape. But also be sure to turn in early, to maximize the time you can spend in your airy, inviting, hardwood-floored room, complete with a private entrance or crackling fireplace.

Rooms

Your room is an airy, hardwood-floored oasis, with a spa tub, a fireplace, a private entrance or some combination of the three.The Queen room, with one queen bed, holds both a fireplace and a balcony overlooking Provincetown. You’ll lose the fireplace but gain a private entrance, as well as a refrigerator, in the Queen room with ocean view, which is on the ground level and offers a view of the bay. For double the amount of space, opt for the King studio with ocean view. This room includes a seating area, a two-person spa tub, and luxe French doors leading out to the balcony overlooking the harbor.

Location

A small coastal resort town, Provincetown (P-town, to locals) is known for its stretch of beaches, its artist culture and its LGBT-friendly community. Located at the very tip of Cape Cod, this New England destination is a mix of Greenwich Village and Key West, with the perfect blend of creativity and beach-party vibes. Charming boutiques and restaurants line the streets, while plenty of bars and nightspots keep the town vibrant into the wee hours. Soak up the cultural fun, or take a water excursion, ride a bike, and otherwise engage with the region’s equally abundant nature offerings; the staff is happy to set up an excursion on a dune buggy, schooner or whale-watching cruise.

How to Get There

Anchor Inn Beach House
175 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657-2125 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 271 Reviews
Perfect setting, great views and innkeepers
Reviewed 4 days ago

You will love this inn located in the perfect spot in beloved Provincetown. This inn is run by wonderful owner and manager, NOT by a corporation. We always get a room on the ocean side ; but if you get any room, you would have access to the huge front porch which is a unique feature at the Anchor Inn.

Fantastic
Reviewed 5 days ago

Anchor Inn is a lovely establishment, the Inn keeper and his partner made us feel welcomed from the time we step through the doors. They are very accommodating and helpful with any question you ask. The rooms are spacious, clean and well maintained. We love Anchor Inn so much we have booked for the next 5 years!! Thank you for making our stay 5 star!!! Mari & Tony

Been going for 15 years and still loving this place
Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth paying a bit extra to stay here, clean, attentive, perfect location, great breakfast. I highly recommend this place. Backside great views of water, frontside deck overlooking commercial st. Watching people leave at tea dance time is hysterical

Great location with spectacular views!
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Anchor Inn is a great inn to stay at both during the summer and in the off-season. Rooms on the back side of the building have spectacular views of the harbor. Very friendly and inviting atmosphere!

Felt like they didn’t care
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really looking forward to another nice thanksgiving retreat, with the fireplace going and a soak in the hot tub. Since my husband just had his knee replaced in September, we opted for the ground floor room rather than lug our bags up two flights of stairs. Room 105 is clean, although small. We were in this room before and knew enough to bring the eyeshades because the light comes in from the edges of the multiple windows facing the street. We mentioned it last time we were here but they haven’t done anything to remedy that. Maybe it’s just us. But the real bummer was that fireplace wasn’t working this time. That was the main reason I booked this place. The owner came in, fiddled around, said he’d be back. Did nothing. It was like that all weekend. There are two owners, they ignore you by saying the other guy will do it. Oh, The other guy will look at it at 1. Oh, The other guy is running late, he’ll look at it in awhile. Oh, we know how to fix it, we’ll fix it tomorrow. And on and on till the weekend was over. They did nothing! When we were leaving my husband asked for a discount because the amenities we paid for were not workable and the answer was the same. The other guy takes care of that stuff, he’ll call you. Yeah, sure. Of course, no call, no discount. In addition, the ceiling is peeling in a major way over the hot tub and the water coming into the hot tub is BROWN and it never turns clear, no matter how long you run it. I couldn’t hack it, didn’t even bother. The location is great and there are many positive things to say - there is onsite parking (major draw), the Christmas decorations that were going up were festive, great porch, coffee was ok. But you just get the feeling that they don’t really care about you, it’s all about them.