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Where to Stay in Provincetown, MA With a Family or Dog

Fresh apple tart and yogurt parfait: Bed and Breakfast perfection!

Fresh apple tart and yogurt parfait: Bed and Breakfast perfection!

“Drat!” I growled as the ferry pulled away from Provincetown, MA, chugging baby and me back to Boston. “I forgot to photograph the cookies!”

When choosing where to stay in famed P-Town, Cape Cod, knowing that there is a plate of fresh-baked cookies in the central living room of a hotel all day is a key factor, and our bed and breakfast had ’em. These cookies were going to be front and center in this article… But instead of photographing them, I ate them. Seven of them. Whoops!

Where to stay in Provincetown, MA on Cape Cod with a Family or Dog

Isn’t this a peaceful courtyard? Yet it’s in the center of Provincetown!

Luckily, there are many other, non-cookie-themed perks to the Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel’s (click here for availabiility and rates), the lovely family-and-dog-friendly B&B where we spent two nights and three days. Above all, the bed and breakfast is a remarkable combination of centrally-located and tranquil. I’m not alone in digging it — just click here to see its TripAdvisor rating! (Hint: It’s darn high.)

Relaxing with baby in our hotel room.

Relaxing with baby in our hotel room.

The Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel’s is literally across from Town Hall, and at the foot of the Pilgrim Monument that forms the iconic center of Provincetown. Pop out of your room, and in one block, you’re on Commercial Street: the main drag for restaurants and shops.

The shared living room: Breakfast and the cookie jar!

The shared Great Room: Breakfast and the cookie jar!

Given that it takes about 45 minutes to simply get out the door when traveling with a baby, it was mighty nice not to need to walk or even drive a long way to get to the center of everything! Speaking of driving, the Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel’s has parking a short hop away from the front door.

Drool... French toast and bacon.

Drool… French toast and bacon.

Freshly-baked breakfast is included in your hotel stay, and is awesome. Yogurt parfaits, and oven-warm pastries grace the self-serve table as you wait for your custom-ordered hot breakfast to be prepared and brought to you. Every day there are several different options to order, and I confess to requesting “a little of everything” both days. Burp!

One side of the light-filled breakfast room.

One side of the light-filled breakfast room.

Your morning meal can be devoured inside the sunny communal dining room (which has both small tables and shared ones), or in the outdoor courtyard: a space so peaceful and green that it’s a shock to realize that the bustle of downtown Provincetown is just a few steps away.

Yogurt parfaits!

Yogurt parfaits!

I have great respect for the hard-working staff members who keep the spaces of the hotel beautiful, inside and out. Every employee we spoke with was charming, kind, and sweet… and isn’t that the heart of what makes a bed and breakfast great?

You can eat breakfast or just lounge out here.

You can eat breakfast in this courtyard, or just lounge out here.

What about the inside of our hotel room? The reason the Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel’s is ideal for families is that comforts of home abound, except there’s someone else to feed you breakfast and make your bed! Check out the photo below, from one corner of our room.

Granite-topped mini-kitchen and wee dining room.

Granite-topped mini-kitchen and wee dining room.

As you can see, our hotel room had a kitchenette, plus an eating area, which is perfect for easy family take-out dinners after a long day of sightseeing. You can also spot the fireplace and a large flat-screen TV. Oh, and the room also had a washer and dryer, which we put to good use on day one after a baby spit-up situation, a mere hour after declaring, “Well, we probably won’t need to do laundry in just three days!”

Pillowy pancakes and fruit.

Pillowy pancakes, warm muffins, and fruit.

There are hundreds of DVDs available to borrow for free, and I enjoyed watching the Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson vehicle, “Starsky and Hutch” waaaay more than a 34-year-old woman probably should, sprawled on the king-sized bed and stuffing fresh-baked cookies into my mouth between guffaws. The baby slept peacefully through the whole thing in the crib provided by the hotel. Win!

Hello! Just playing in the jacuzzi.

Hello! Just playing in the jacuzzi.

Oh, how could I forget? Our hotel room also boasted a bathroom with happy pink walls, a TV, and a jacuzzi. Swanky! What else was there to do but strap a purple bow on baby’s head and pose inside the bathtub?

Fluffy eggs and hash browns for breakfast.

Fluffy eggs and hash browns for breakfast.

We were happy and comfortable during our stay at the Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel’s, and hope to return soon. So what about you? Does this seem like a spot you’d like to try? Have you visited already? Do share!

Skip traffic and get to P-Town from Boston with an easy 90-minute ferry ride! Click here for a discount on Provincetown Ferry tickets (round trip) and here for one way tickets.

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We were guests of the Provincetown Hotel at Gabriel’s, but all opinions and poor DVD choices are my own.

 

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Nasir

Wednesday 6th of July 2016

Adorable kid :) I am sure that you have a great time and the hotel / images are just awesome. Thanks for this beautiful share :)

Xplorato

Sunday 26th of June 2016

sounds like you had am awesome time :) and the place would be a lovely visit from what you have shared :) thank you for sharing

Lillie

Friday 8th of July 2016

Thank YOU for reading and commenting!

Sab

Thursday 23rd of June 2016

Seems like you had a wonderful time in Provincetown! That place looks gorgeous and the breakfast... hmmm.. those pancakes... all the meals look fantastic! You're making me really hungry right now ;)

Lillie

Friday 8th of July 2016

Mission accomplished.

Sarah

Wednesday 22nd of June 2016

What a charming little place to stay! I completely relate with it taking super long to get out of the door with a little guy in tow. It must have been so nice to be close to everything in town so you didn't have to worry about running late to anything- like I frequently do!

Lillie

Friday 8th of July 2016

Yes!

Katie

Tuesday 21st of June 2016

Go check it out. This is an exceptional Provincetown hotel.

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