Frequently Asked Questions for our Provincetown B&B
We realize you may have questions about our B&B and its services. Here is a collection of frequently asked questions for our Bed and Breakfast and for the Provincetown area. If you still have questions, don't hesitate to call or email.
How late can we check-in?
Check-in begins at 2:30 and goes to 7:00 PM. However, if you plan to arrive after 6 PM, please let us know as soon as possible and we will make special arrangements to provide you with late check-in instructions.
Are children welcome?
Due to the size of our inn we do not accept infants. As long as your children are respectful of others... they are welcome most of the year! We ask that children under age 12 be discussed before booking; we only offer one bed in each room (Queen or King) so a rollaway (limited availability) would be required. A fee of $45/night applies to each additional person. For safety, the hot tub is restricted to age 18+.
How far away is the beach?
Provincetown Harbor is directly across the street providing a sandy shore one minute from our front door where you can lay out or enjoy the view of the harbor. There is a beach club directly across from us with a huge full-service deck offering cocktails & a grill in season. The Cape Cod National Seashore, known for its sand dunes and incredible beaches and Two of New England's most famous beaches, Herring Cove and Race Point, part of Cape Cod's National Seashore, are a 10 minute bike ride away; you can also drive onto controlled access parts of the beach (fee may apply in season). Flyers Boatyard is a 5 minute walk, where you can rent a boat or kayak or take a group boat across to Long Point light house /beach which is a set fee per person (currently $15 roundtrip) and comes/goes every 60 mins in-season!
Are restaurants and shops within walking distance?
We are located in the heart of Provincetown in the fashionable west end. We are within a one minute walk of Jimmy's Hideaway, Bayside Betsy's, Bubala's, Spirtus Pizza, Ross' Grill, Cafe Heaven and Joe's Coffee (new large location now will include sandwiches is located on our corner with indoor & outdoor seating!). Additionally, many more restaurants and shops are just a short 5 minute stroll down Commercial Street: Victor's, Lobster Pot, Sal's Place, Century, Roots and many more restaurants & shops! Reservations are recommended for dining between 6-9PM. Information on PTown's restaurants is available from our website; simply click on the "Attractions Tab" on the homepage and then click on the "Restaurants & Dining" link.
Is there a minimum number of nights required for booking or making a reservation?
Generally there is a three night minimum in summer season. This applies to holidays and holiday weekends but the number of nights can vary from one night (based on the way other guests chosen dates/reservations can create "pockets") to seven nights during Carnival in August. We can clarify via Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (508) 487-1850.
Who is the retriever in some of the photos?
Our Labrador Retriever's name in some of the pics is Sophie, or "Santa Sophia". She was the happy-go-lucky mascot of the Prince Albert Guest House from May 1, 2006 through April 22, 2010. Sophie was born in Texas but LOVED living in Provincetown until she passed away in our arms on April 22, 2010; she most assuredly went straight to heaven at which point she searched until she found & sent us "Shelby" who is also a rescue that arrived Sept 2010. Shelby is every bit as sweet, she LOVES to swim and runs so fast it will make you laugh... she will chase seagulls until her legs give out. She is extremely friendly, loves children and people of all ages and she helps to calm down other pets that are scared or have issues.