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Exclusive | Provincetown: Where to Stay Part Six

Exclusive | Provincetown: Where to Stay Part Six

It's hard not to love Provincetown, or P-town as anyone who has been there calls it. Great New England cuisine, sunny beaches and thriving seasonal nightlife attract a diverse, friendly range of queer folks from every walk of life.

THREE PALMS - RECOMMENDED
Admiral's Landing (158 Bradford St; 800-934-0925 or 508-487-9665; $135-165) A funky mix of eclectic art and memorabilia creates a colorful, homey environment in this 1860s Greek Revival home. All rooms in this comfy outpost have private baths, and most have fireplaces. It's popular with artists and writers, and the afternoon baked goods are, as always, a welcome treat. There are fireplaces in several units, and guests can enjoy a seven-man hot tub in a private fenced-in patio. There are two studios on offer from mid-May through mid-November only. Rooms=8 some shared, mostly men, water view=none.

The Boatslip Resort (161 Commercial St; 877-PTOWNMA or 508-487-1669; $210-300) is an attractive option for (mostly) men who want to stay on top of the action. P-town's most notorious tea dance is held here. The large rooms are cookie-cutter modern-motel-style with updated furnishings, carpets, and amenities. Small private patios on the bayside provide excellent views of the waterfront scenery and the party scene raging on the town's biggest waterfront deck. Perks include Continental breakfast, access to the famed summer tea dances, and free parking. Rooms=45, mostly men, water view=excellent, in some.

Elephant Walk Inn (156 Bradford St; 800-889-9255 or 508-487-7999; $129-149) This Edwardian House offers large rooms and some character, including elegant Victorian antiques. It feels a bit formal for a summer guesthouse. Rooms have their own private bath (shower), cable TV, VCR, small refrigerator, ceiling fan, air conditioner, and phone (for outgoing calls only). Rooms=7, mixed clientele, water view=none.

Located in the West End, Four Gables (15 Race Rd; 508-487-2427 or 866-487-2427; $1,350-1,850 per week) offers cottages and apartments each with their own kitchen and bathroom. Billed as a "Cape Cod Colony," this complex has many units with their own decks and lots of privacy. Quarters are sweetly decorated with cozy furnishings. Dogs are welcome (for a fee) and can roam safely and freely around the complex. Weddings are a specialty here. It's also popular for gay families with children, as there's ample recreational room outside. Rooms/Units=9, clientele=mixed, water view=none.

Gracie House (152 Bradford St; 508-487-4808; $115-140) is a delightful inn in a lovely Victorian home, just behind the center of town on Bradford Street. You?ll swoon over the many original fixtures and the rooms overflowing with antiques and the front porch flowers that greet guests. Internet access, soft robes, and ferry or airport pick-ups are all on offer. Innkeepers Anna and Debra have created a tiny, three-room gem. Rooms=3, mixed clientele, water view=none.

The Grand View Inn (4 Conant St; 508-487-9193 or 888-268-9169; $90-180) is a solid three-palm accommodation, basic but nice. Some rooms have lovely water views, and the location, just off the western end of Commercial Street, is handy. The lush, fragrant gardens are a highlight. Pets are happily welcomed. Rooms=12, mostly shared bath, mostly men, water view=some.

Heritage House (7 Center St; 508-487-3692; $135-150) is a great value. Airy, light and pretty, the rooms are generally small but cheery. Common areas include a charming veranda and a pretty sitting room/parlor area. Run since 1993 by friendly partners Sarah and Lynn (whose attractive original paintings hang in the halls) and very popular with women, this fine inn is drawing more and more of a mixed clientele who appreciate its homey charms. Why so cheap? All the rooms share just four baths, but if you're comfortable with this arrangement, you can save a lot of money on your accommodations. Rooms=8 all shared, mixed clientele, water view=limited.

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Provincetown: Introduction
Provincetown: Gay Life
Provincetown: Where to Eat
Provincetown: Where to Play
Provincetown: What to See & Do
Provincetown: Where to Shop
Provincetown: Artistic/Cultural
Provincetown: Resources

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