The Harbor Hotel Provincetown

Cape Cod, New England

The hotel

Harbor Hotel Provincetown offers guests a touch of luxury by the beach. Fresh, vibrant decor reflects the free spirit of Provincetown with all rooms very spacious indeed and packed to the hilt with home-from-home comforts. Amenities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. There’s also the Whaler Lounge offering everything from creative salads and hearty sandwiches to lobster sliders with a fresh twist. Poolside is the Cabana, another great place to relax, this time lingering over mouth-watering barbequed dishes accompanied, by an ice-cold beer perhaps or a glass of wine. A complimentary coffee gets your day off to a great start, after which, grab yourself a picnic lunch and a courtesy bike and explore one of the many spectacular hiking trails close by. After a busy day, head to the patio lounge complete with fire pit to contemplate whether to head downtown or simply stay put and enjoy the vibe.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On Cape Cod National Seashore, Route 6A. Downtown is just a short walk or shuttle (in season) ride away and brimming with world class restaurants, eclectic shops, art galleries and exciting nightlife. Transfer time from Boston Logan International Airport: 2 hours.

Hotel information

119 guest rooms and 10 suites. All with air-conditioning, balcony, flatscreen TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, safe, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms are spacious, fresh and vibrant in décor with king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Whaler Restaurant. Cabana poolside bar (with barbecue). Patio lounge with fire pit. Complimentary coffee in lobby 24-hours. Outdoor swimming pool (seasonal). Free cycling (subject to availability). Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary parking. Downtown shuttle* (seasonal).

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Old and loud space, walkable to center, beach at front

Apr 10, 2021 wand3rlust3r Seville, Spain

Hotel lobby looks charming. Front desk staff is nice. Center is in walking distance. You have the harbor at the front of hotel. Hotel rate was cheaper than it would have been during peak season. They have the usual amenities along with a fridge for you to store your own food, if needed. That’s a plus. Website photos look presentable, but the… Read more
Hotel lobby looks charming. Front desk staff is nice. Center is in walking distance. You have the harbor at the front of hotel. Hotel rate was cheaper than it would have been during peak season. They have the usual amenities along with a fridge for you to store your own food, if needed. That’s a plus. Website photos look presentable, but the actual space seems a bit run down and old. Walls are thin. Hard to sleep with some women talking so loudly next door beyond midnight. Thankfully fell asleep at some point so didn’t have to keep hearing them... well, until 6am again. It felt as though you’ve been awake all evening. Some hotels leave one unit empty during covid, but this one did not. Some places take down your contact info and have a form you have to complete. Those places have their usual covid protocols in place to inform you of exposure to people who stayed came down with symptoms etc but this one didn’t. There wasn’t a receipt for the booking through their website, except the charge on credit card. It’s really odd. No final receipt on departure date either. Just really odd, but maybe one could have specifically asked. I didn’t think you need to. It’s ok to stay one or two nights, but I don’t recommend staying any longer if you want to be able to get some sleep from all the outside ruckus. Can’t imagine how noisy it would be when there is more foot traffic come summer. There are better choices in this area that I’d recommend over this one for sure. Read less
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Mar 2, 2021 kvero Boston, Massachusetts

I will update this review in July after we stay but so far an excellent experience. We booked on booking.com but after reviewing the confirmation, we of course had questions. The person who helped us, Jackie, was lovely and super helpful and even helped us clarify our room type and book the correct room as the Booking.com website was confusing.… Read more
I will update this review in July after we stay but so far an excellent experience. We booked on booking.com but after reviewing the confirmation, we of course had questions. The person who helped us, Jackie, was lovely and super helpful and even helped us clarify our room type and book the correct room as the Booking.com website was confusing. We are really excited for our visit as we spent last summer driving by the property and wondering about it and its facilities as it just looks like a fun but relaxing place! Read less
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Jan 16, 2021 June M

The best thing about this property is that pets are welcome. In recent years, the property has seen a significant upgrade to both rooms and the pool area courtyard and with that a big pricing increase from the past. Staff assistance was “meh”. It’s location is a little distant from the PTown hubbub so it’s quiet which is especially nice for… Read more
The best thing about this property is that pets are welcome. In recent years, the property has seen a significant upgrade to both rooms and the pool area courtyard and with that a big pricing increase from the past. Staff assistance was “meh”. It’s location is a little distant from the PTown hubbub so it’s quiet which is especially nice for pets, and you’ll need to drive and park or take shuttle to get to shopping, restaurants, galleries etc. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location and View &Fun even during the off season!

Dec 4, 2020 extremepflum

Came in with a group, and would be calling this hotel home for 9 nights for over 100 people and had everything we need in this picture perfect location. I should also mention, they did not have to stay open in November but did so to accomdate us-so that's the kind of team the Harbor Hotel has. And every one of my crew was happy, well rested, and… Read more
Came in with a group, and would be calling this hotel home for 9 nights for over 100 people and had everything we need in this picture perfect location. I should also mention, they did not have to stay open in November but did so to accomdate us-so that's the kind of team the Harbor Hotel has. And every one of my crew was happy, well rested, and enjoyed the accomodations as much as I did. Some of us were in regular rooms, some in suites, some with a view, some without, and all were happy as the property lends itself to all being able to enjoy the amenties and views, and perfect location on the Cape! Wish it were summer for all the pool and bar and games the property has, but even in the dead of winter, this was a great place to stay on the island. Rooms were big, beds were comfy, and again, the staff was awesome! Read less
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Oct 26, 2020 Farina61

Best ever. Very clean, great location. General Manager always on site. Nice pool and fire pit area. Excellent atmosphere and very close to town. Great views of cape cod bay. Plenty of parking close to your room. 2 floors with large picture windows overlooking the pool and ocean area. Outdoor tiki bar with great music. I would definitely go… Read more
Best ever. Very clean, great location. General Manager always on site. Nice pool and fire pit area. Excellent atmosphere and very close to town. Great views of cape cod bay. Plenty of parking close to your room. 2 floors with large picture windows overlooking the pool and ocean area. Outdoor tiki bar with great music. I would definitely go back. Read less