Contact us to Stay in Provincetown MA
Prince Albert Guest House welcomes you to stay in Provincetown, MA, located at the outermost tip of Cape Cod.
Our address is 164 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657.
You may contact us via email: Info@PrinceAlbertGuestHouse.com
Our phone number is: (508) 487-1850
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Robert Sanborn - ProprietorStephen Young - Innkeeper
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Stephen Young (pictured with Sophie at Race Point Beach) moved to Provincetown in May 2007 and through October 2014 managed 18 units until selling 166 Commercial renamed for 2015 as the Queen Victoria Ptown (we consider it our "sister property" under new owners Stan & Josh). So starting 2015 season the previously named property of 164 Commercial known as Casablanca, The Officers Quarters, The Captain & His Ship will continue on as The Prince Albert Guest House featuring eight (8) well appointed bedrooms. Stephen has a long standing career in Customer Service. Most of his career was spent managing all aspects of his family's business in Houston, TX until moving to Dallas as AIG's Regional Business Analyst. Enjoying the retail environment, Stephen worked for Macy's, Coach, Cole Haan, Neiman Marcus and then was working within Citibank's credit card division when he accepted the opportunity to manage all aspects of a hospitality business that leverages all of his past expertise. Embracing his new role, and his new home, Stephen can be spotted on frequent walks with Shelby (pic 05/2010) around town and on Herring Cove and Race Point Beaches.
Bob Sanborn (pictured walking "Texas" along Provincetown's Harbor) acquired the guest house at 164 Commercial Street previously known as the Captain & His Ship and Officer's Quarters in May 2007. In December 2007 we acquired 166 Commercial Street known as the Prince Albert Guest House. The properties were combined in 2008 to become an eighteen room luxury complex: the Prince Albert Guest House. Both properties have been bed & breakfasts for nearly a half century, and are known by locals as Provincetown's Crown Jewels. Starting April 2015 we sold the 166 Commercial property to new owners Stan & Josh whom will run the "sister property" under the name "Queen Vic Ptown"! Both properties were formerly sea captain's homes overlooking the harbor and so they are perfect for bed and breakfasts given their large stately rooms and location on prime Commercial Street in PTown's fashionable west end. Prior to making Provincetown his home Bob served on several non-profit boards including the Sammons Center for the Arts, Dallas Arts Development Corporation, the Emeritus Board of GLSEN, North Lake Community College Mortgage Banking Advisory Group and was an executive with Fannie Mae for almost 25 years as well as an an international consultant, a CPA and sold luxury real estate with Dave Perry Miller & Associates in Dallas, Texas. Bob grew up in Connecticut and Maine and graduated from the University of Connecticut thereafter living in Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Dallas. Bob has proudly given back to the community by working for Provincetown as its Director of Tourism 2009 -2012 and he is on the Board of Assessors for PTown.
Both properities that made up the Prince Albert Guest House through 2014 were originally built as homes for Sea Captains. The property located at 164 Commercial was built for Captain Abner Rich in 1867 on this site after the old Universalist Church was destroyed by fire. At the time, Captain Rich was President of Central Wharf Company, which was the largest wharf company in Provincetown during the later part of the 19th century. The adjacent property located at 166 Commercial was built in 1882 for another sea captain. Both residences have been operated as Bed and Breakfasts for the past several decades under various names such as The Captain and His Ship, Officers Quarters, The Captains Inn, Casa Blanca, Four Bay Inn and Atlantic Shores. In 2007 Robert Sanborn acquired 164 and 166 Commercial and he merged the properties into one Premier Inn to be known as the Prince Albert Guest House. In 2015 new Owners Stan Cottner and Josh Scaturro present the Queen Vic Ptown at 166 helping the Prince Albert to live on in infamy at 164 Commercial St..
An early photo of 164 Commercial Street notes the Second Empire-style architecture of the house. Current owner Robert Sanborn is maintaining the integrity of the homes original design, as shown above, by reinforcing the infrastructure during the 2008 restoration of the building! It's Bob's desire to keep the original Sea Captain's House as true to it's original heritage design as possible.