Welcome to Provincetown! Our best ptownie tip is to reserve your stay early so you’re not disappointed. Inns, guesthouses, and hotels fill up quickly, and the “no vacancy” sign is a common sight in the summer season. In fact, if you liked where you stayed this year, when you leave you might go ahead and make your reservation for next year now—it’s what a surprising number of regular visitors do, especially those who come for special theme weeks.
For a look at a few of our favorite rooms in Provincetown, head to the Provincetown Rooms We Love page!
Provincetown has three major sections. The oldest, the West End, was settled by Portuguese fishermen and their families, and it’s reflected in the houses. The newest, the East End, was the domain for a long time of the artists and Bohemians who arrived in the 1800s and early 1900s (if you want to know why, just check out the sweeping view of the bay, harbor, and town from the East End!). And the center grew up to service both ends of town, so it’s where most of the retail shops, restaurants, and other amenities are located.
We’ll take you through town, but be advised that inns and guesthouses are listed in alphabetical rather than geographic order!
So that’s the tour! We’re so glad that you’re visiting us here in Provincetown, and know that wherever you stay, you’ll be comfortable, well cared for (even pampered!) and eager to return.
Already booked your stay in town? Plan your day with our ptownie calendar!