My husband and I spent a long three-day weekend in Provincetown at the 8 Dyer Hotel this winter and we had a fantastic stay! You might think P’town in the winter would be all boarded up and empty, but there are a surprising amount of things to do and places to eat. We really didn’t need to leave the inn a whole lot. We enjoyed the Jacuzzi tub and sitting in front of the cozy wood-burning fireplace sipping the cordials the innkeepers thoughtfully put out for us. We also were pleased to find coffee, tea and snack service available around the clock. The breakfasts were beyond anything we expected or have found at other small B&Bs. Brandon is a CIA-trained chef and his extensive morning offerings are more brunch than breakfast. We particularly loved the bread pudding with bourbon pecan topping and the homemade Belgian waffles. The rooms are on the small side, but very thoughtfully designed: hidden ironing boards, flat screen wall-mounted televisions, refrigerators under the wet bar; the space is maximized. The Penthouses and Room 10 seemed to offer more room and winter prices are a real bargain for all you get. We will plan to be back again, soon.
The staff were quite pleasant and reasonably accommodating. They let us stay for 1 night in spite of the 2-night minimum because we rented very late in the week for the weekend, which we greatly appreciated. The rooms seemed to sellout and were pretty nice. The location is stellar, right on the beach, and they have a great beach front bit of property with convenient chairs. The ambiance wasn't as warm feeling as I had hoped, but was probably due to the time of year and slightly overcast weather. The breakfast was continental style, with little in the way of hot items (mostly fruits, cereals, some pastries, etc). Although most people will probably not have a chance encounter with the owner, it's clear that he isn't involved in the hospitality for his costumer service and diplomacy skills. He was neither a jerk, nor particularly inviting - just a touch abrasive.
From the comfortable beds with upscale linens to the delicious and extensive breakfast offerings, 8 Dyer Hotel is a real find! The exterior is traditional Provincetown but once you set foot inside you will be stunned at the modern and clean decor. Big windows open on to a beautiful (and rare for P'town) pool. In the warm months you can eat your fresh-baked muffins and lox and bagels or yogurt with granola and fruit outside. The indoor jacuzzi, dry sauna and fireplaces in almost every room round out the year-around appeal of 8 Dyer. The other great thing about staying here is the other guests. I don't know how the hosts do it, but they create a welcoming, fun and very comfortable ambiance so you can get to know the other guests and enjoy the great service in wonderful company. I hope that the popularity of the inn doesn't make it harder for me to stay a couple of times a year!
I found at Evensong a place to retreat, relax, engage in soul-feeding work, and it was wonderful! Daily worship at noon was offered, and I'm glad I participated. My family joined me for the last evening of my retreat -- they had such joy being in that place. Marie offered space to make a fairy house. The pool was cool, but still swimmable. The beds were comfortable and we felt blessed to be there. Thank you, Marie and Jim, for your hospitality. Can I come back?
We enjoyed a week on the Cape staying at Allen Harbor Breeze Inn & Gardens, and highly recommend it to all! Jim and Marie are wonderful proprietors and do a great job of making sure all needs are met. We were able to have our son and daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren join us--we had adjoining rooms and all of us --three generations--found it so pleasant, comfortable, convenient, clean, hospitable, and perfect! We will definitely return!
We highly recommend Allen Harbor Breeze Inn. We stayed at the Inn the past two years and are looking forward to returning again next year. The accommodations are comfortable, clean, and quiet. The grounds are beautiful and there are always flowers in bloom. Our hosts Jim and Marie are very courteous and helpful. The breakfasts are great and feature delicious home made goodies. Suzanne enjoyed her conversations with Marie where they shared gardening and baking tips. Suzanne and Andre
This was our second visit to Allen Harbor Breeze Inn & Gardens. The first time we came alone, but this time we had our 15-month old in tow. It's a very accommodating place -- there are crayons and blocks the lobby he could play with, plus a high chair and breakfast muffins. Marie and Jim do a great job with making sure all guests feel comfortable -- it's a family friendly inn, but also one where other guests looking to enjoy the Cape sans children can get their space and not be bothered at the same time. We highly recommend it. Thanks again!
My wife Karla and I have been visting every year since 2004 and just recently completed what was our 11th stay. We love the peace, tranquility and beauty of the Harbor Breeze so much that we stayed 5 days during our honeymoon in 2006. Our anniversary weekend since then has always included several days in the Tree Top Suite. The Tree Top Suite always feels spacious enough to spread out and relax and yet cozy at the same time. The deep jacuzzi tub is a welcomed treat. Jim and Marie are wonderful hosts and always take the time to chat with us and make us feel like we're at a home away from home. They always make sure our stay also includes a delicious and generous serving of our favorite French Toast Stratta! The Allen Harbor Breeze Inn and Gardens will be part of our Anniversary Tradition for many years to come! Patrick and Karla Linehan, Massachusetts
Our weekend get-away at Allen Harbor Breeze Inn and Gardens was simply delightful...the 4 C's of accommodations: clean, comfortable, cozy and charming!...Marie and Jim are wonderfully attentive and welcoming hosts...homemade baked goods are de-lish and special touches to the continental breakfast, served in the intimate breakfast room overlooking the pool, make for a great start to the day...Inn location is central to activities and attractions on The Cape and Islands. We bicycled the Cape Cod Rail Trail and it was amazing and scenic...the Inns's well-appointed and cared-for grounds and gardens make for a relaxing stay...we'll be back next season! Thanks, Marie and Jim, for a memorable visit. Bob and Ellen in Connecticut
We had a wonderful stay at the Allen Harbor Breeze Inn. The grounds were beautiful and very peaceful. Our room was spacious, bright and clean and we loved sitting outside our room in the gardens! We will definitely return to the Allen Harbor Inn if we are lucky enough to visit Cape Cod again!!
Harbor Breeze is the place to go for a quiet Cape stay. The inn is located in a quiet neighborhood away from the traffic and noise of rte 28. It has a pool, beautiful gardens and comfortable rooms. Many have a private porch or deck. We love the homemade continental breakfast. The Innkeepers, Jim and Marie have created a peaceful setting that has kept us coming back for 7 years.