What We Love
- The seasonal breakfast made fresh daily
- Charming design details at every turn
- Free parking
What To Know
- The Eben House opened its doors May 2015 (previously the Fairbanks Inn)
- Rooms are air-conditioned
- The inn is adults-only
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The second entry from David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea — the duo behind Provincetown-favorite, Salt House Inn — is housed in a 1751 captain’s house, renovated to create a welcoming, stylish sleep where historical details meet modern design. A seasonal breakfast is cooked daily by O’Shea himself (who studied culinary arts at Johnson & Wales) and served in the conservatory or on the garden patio. An upper sun deck with loungers means relaxation comes easy and, when you’re ready to explore, the inn’s prime location means Provincetown’s restaurants, bars and shopping are just steps away.
In the Area
Start the day on the water with a kayak rental from Venture Athletics—paddle out across the harbor to the beach at Long Point, a local favorite on the tip of Cape Cod. When hunger strikes, head to the Canteen on Commercial Street for the best lobster roll in town or hit Victor’s on Bradford Street for the raw bar happy hour from 4-6pm. Fancy a souvenir? Pick up t-shirts, mugs and more with the well known P-Town logo designed by Tim Convery at his clothing store Tim-Scapes.
How to Get There
Eben House is a cute bed and breakfast in Provincetown that we stayed at for Carnival in 2019. It is a renovated property with tons of character and it is ideally situated in the center of town.
My extreme disappointment stems from the quality of service for the price and amenities offered. First, the property charged upwards (possibly over) $400 a night. Supply and demand I get it—nobody made me pay for this.
What bothered was that there was no staff on the property after mid afternoon (they had to be buzzed). Next, on the day of Carnival, I was basically harassed by three different people informing me that the staff wanted to clean my room early as they were going to be in the Carnival parade.
$400 / night and your staff is leaving early to go to a parade? This price and I can’t enjoy breakfast before being rushed out if I want my room cleaned?
Was compelled to leave this review having stayed at an amazing bed and breakfast in Lisbon at a similar price point. Decor, service and more really were striking.
I’m sure there will be a response from the property, and I want to say that individually the members of the property were quite nice, breakfast was good and the housekeeping folks were great.
But for this price, just no. Whatever response you read, just remember—they closed house to go march in a parade and profited with an unconscionable amount of cash while doing so.
Our stay at Eben House was everything we could have asked for and more! The location is ideal, our room was perfection, and the daily breakfast was just the icing on the cake. I will definitely recommend Eben House to others and cannot wait to stay there again some day.
Staying at Eben House is like staying with your stylish friends who know how to pamper you, yet still value your privacy. The rooms are elegant and sublime while still respecting the unique nature of the buildings on the property. The location is a quick jaunt into the center of town and still far enough away to be quiet and restful. And the beds, Devine!!!!