Christopher's by the Bay

8 Johnson Street , Provincetown, MA 02657 USA (Show map)

About

On a quiet side street in the heart of town, you will find this three-story 1850's Victorian Inn. Our newly decorated guest rooms feature bay windows, hardwood floors, fireplaces, and stunning bay views. All of our rooms offer TV/DVD/Cable, A/C, fridge, wireless internet as well as a private phone line with voicemail and dataport. Enjoy your freshly prepared breakfast in our sunny dining room, relax in our private outdoor garden patio, or enjoy an aperitif by the fireplace in our inviting front room. "Highly recommended" by Out & About, a multi year Pink Choice award winner and a Fodor's Editor's Choice.

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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.4

P'town adventure

3.6 on August 24, 2016

I will return to Christopher's By the Bay in the off season, when I am more inclined to enjoy the ambience of P'town. Next visit I'll stay in an upgraded room with private bath so as to experience the B&B more upscale-like. The owners are wonderfully in touch with their guests, and are local to the scene. I have been visiting P'town for over 50 years. Christopher's will be on my list of places to stay.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for your kind words and for staying with us at Christopher's by the Bay! We look forward to seeing you again!


2 nights in august

3.6 on August 17, 2016

Great Location. Pleasant innkeepers. Nice that they provide beach towels. Very helpful in recommending restaurants and Provincetown services (like the shuttle to the beach).Lovely, well maintained grounds.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for your kind words and for staying with us at Christopher's by the Bay! We look forward to seeing you again in Ptown!


Love this place - have stayed many times!

3.8 on August 08, 2016

Whenever I stay in Ptown, I stay here these days. I find it to be the best value in town, which is otherwise overpriced nearly everywhere else. Perfect location, quiet, great service, lovely garden, parking; etc. The rooms are quaint in the typical New England way, which I find charming. I have zero complaints, and friends who I've recommended stay here have said the same.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for continuing to stay with us at Christopher's by the Bay and for your kind words. Its always wonderful when guests return to enjoy the inn and Provincetown with us.


Cozy and Convenient

3.4 on August 07, 2016

The house is over 200 years old, so need to make some sacrifices in terms of amenities--rooms are tiny and we shared a bathroom (worked out fine). Location is ideal, just steps away from the commercial strip, however will choose a place more central on Cape Cod next time to save driving time. Hosts were most helpful & charming and the breakfasts tasty.Expect to pay $30/day for parking in a local lot--the inn has a few spots for $10/day but cars need to be juggled by the owners and, if you have a rental, this could be an issue.


Great base for exlploring Ptown

4.6 on August 07, 2016

Located right off commercial street, this is a great place to stay. You feel like your miles away from the action of commercial street when you are step into this B&B tyet you are only a half a block away. Once you step through those doors you can feel the stress of life peeling away.. Yes there is some where and tear and the floors creak but that's what makes you appreciate the place even more. The bed was superb as was breakfast each morning. Dave an Jim are excellent hosts and I would stay here again in a second. Also, the backyard is a little hidden gem,

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for your kind words and for staying with us at Christopher's by the Bay! We're glad you appreciate the charm of a restored 1840s sea captain's home and were able to relax during your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you in Ptown again!


Best experience ever!

5 on July 07, 2016

Well... we have nothing but great things to say about our stay at Christopher´s by the Bay! Such wonderful hosting by Jim and Dave - laid back and still attentive, great tips for what to experience in the area, wonderful cooking and scrumptious baked treats! Located in the midst of everything going on but still off enough so that you can relax in the quiet and beautiful garden. We really hope we will have the opportunity to come back and experience this place again! Thanks Jim and Dave!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words! We're glad you enjoyed staying with us at Christopher's by the Bay and we look forward to seeing you again!


Perfect!

5 on June 07, 2012

Everything was just perfect at out stay at Christopher´s by the Bay. Nice room and bathroom, fantastic hospitality and good breakfast. This is a B&B I´d love to come back to!


We had a great time!

5 on September 26, 2011

Thanks so much to our hosts Dave and Jim for making our weekend getaway with our pup fun and relaxing. We stayed in the pet-friendly room, Picasso - it was great! It had a nicely tiled bathroom, flat screen tv, plenty of space for the three of us and an entrance to the outside so we could bring our 80lb lab into the room without bothering any other guests. They even supplied us with food/water bowls and towels to dry off the dog after playing in the water. There was a nice filling breakfast served in the morning which we enjoyed on the brick patio. The innkeepers made us feel very comfortable in their home and gave us tips for getting around town. We loved it! We'll definitely be back!


Great hosts, lovely property.

4.0 on June 15, 2011

We spent a night at Christopher's in early June 2011. Jim was very personable, helpful and a gracious host who offered us helpful information on where to eat, what to see/not miss, and etc. during our stay. It was very cool on the day we were to leave and we had a few hours to kill before the ferry docked. Jim was kind enough to let us camp out in the living room while we waited and avoided the wind. The home is lovely, the rooms well appointed and the continental breakfast was excellent and varied. The backyard was great (although we didn't spend any time there) but I'm sure that had we been staying longer and not been the only guests during our stay, that we would have made good use of it. We highly recommend Christopher's. It's literally just yards away from Commercial St, the docks, bike rentals, restaurants and shops, yet quiet and comfortable although you're smack dab in the centre of the action. Prices were reasonable and considerably less than much of the competition (some of whom charge upwards of $600/night at the height of the season). Recommended? absolutely! Tell Jim and Dave that we sent you. David/Dennis Waterloo, Ontario Canada


The Most Wonderful Stay in Provincetown!

5 on December 20, 2010

There are so many things to love about Christopher's! As one who has made Provincetown a destination stop for the last 30 years, I have had many occasions to visit scores of local hotels and B&Bs, but until I landed at Christopher's by the Bay I didn't know what a sweet, comforting and romantic stay Provincetown had to offer. Centrally located and yet tucked away, Christopher's is a blissful retreat from the hustle and bustle of street life just a block away. Classical music plays you as you sit in the cozy front parlor, curled up with your book, enjoying a delicious breakfast. All the rooms are immaculate and the beds perfect - I have had some of the most sound sleeps of my life at this place! Even the smaller rooms - Van Gogh or Manet - are well-appointed and cheerful. But, perhaps the biggest draw is the owners: Dave and Jim!! As proprietors go, these guys are top shelf - kind, helpful and very much invested in your having the best possible stay in Provincetown. Sure, there are many hotels or B&Bs with hot tubs and roof decks and a party-party atmosphere, and that's perfectly fine when the occasion calls... But, if you want a calm, peaceful fine-artsy-feeling retreat from all the fabulosity town has to offer, Christopher's by the Bay IS IT! - Jody O'Neil, Brooklyn, New York


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Rooms & Rates

Michelangelo

The Michelangelo Room, our largest, is on the second floor in the front of the house. Wake up in the four-post queen-size brass bed under a beautiful chandelier, to the warm glow of the fireplace. Includes private bath, refrigerator, free local phone calls, TV/DVD and WiFi. Room Features • seasonal gas fireplace • chandelier • private bath with luxury amenities • telephone with voicemail and dataport • wireless Internet • refrigerator • seasonal air-conditioning • freshly prepared continental breakfast • CD/mp3 am/fm clock radio • daily housekeeping services

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $285

Velazquez

The Velazquez Room on the first floor features wide-plank hardwood floors and a beautiful bay window. Wake up in the queen size brass bed to the warm rays of the sun. Includes private bath, refrigerator, free local phone calls, TV/DVD & WiFi. Room Features * Seasonal AC * private bath with luxury amenities * CD/mp3 AM/FM clock radio * daily housekeeping service * freshly prepared continental breakfast

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $100 - $205

Rembrandt

On the first floor, the Rembrandt Room features a queen-size brass bed, beautiful, wide-plank hardwood floors and a private bath. Room also includes a refrigerator for chilling a nice bottle of wine, free local phone calls, cable television, DVD and WiFi. Room Features * private bath with luxury amenities * beautiful wide-plank hardwood floors * vcr/dvd players * complimentary wireless Internet * refrigerator * air-conditioning * cd/mp3 clock radio * daily housekeeping service * freshly prepared continental breakfast

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $100 - $190

Picasso

The Picasso Room on the second floor is the smallest of our queen sized rooms with a private bath. It has an additional entrance to the back deck, making it ideal when traveling with your pet. Wake up in the queen size brass bed to the warm rays of the sun. Includes private bath, refrigerator, free local phone calls, TV/DVD and WiFi. Room Features • south-facing sunny bay window • our only pet friendly room • private bath with luxury amenities • refrigerator • seasonal air-conditioning • CD/mp3 am/fm clock radio • daily housekeeping service • freshly prepared continental breakfast

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $100 - $225

Rubens

The Rubens Room on the second floor features a beautiful cherry queen size sleigh bed and a small sitting area in the bedroom. Includes private bath located across the hall, refrigerator, free local phone calls, TV/DVD and WiFi. Room Features • queen-size sleigh bed • west-facing sitting room for great sun • private bath with luxury amenities • telephone with voicemail and dataport • refrigerator • seasonal air-conditioning • CD/mp3 am/fm clock radio • daily housekeeping service • freshly prepared continental breakfast

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $100 - $190

Salvadore Dali

The Dali Room on the third floor is a small, charming sleeping room with a full-sized bed, a peek at the bay and warm morning sun. Includes shared bath, free local phone calls, LCD TV/DVD and WiFi. Room Features • full-size bed • multi-user shared bath • nice bay views • wireless Internet • shared refrigerator • seasonal air-conditioning • complimentary local phone calls • daily housekeeping service • freshly prepared continental breakfast

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $70 - $120

Claude Monet

The Monet Room on the third floor is a small sleeping room with a full-sized bed, an incredible bay view and warm sun. Includes shared bath, free local phone calls, LCD TV/DVD and WiFi. Room Features • full-size bed • multi-user shared bath • striking bay views • CD/mp3 am/fm clock radio • shared refrigerator • seasonal air-conditioning • complimentary local phone calls • daily housekeeping service • freshly prepared continental breakfast

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $70 - $139

Vincent Van Gogh

A charming room on the third floor of the house with a full-size bed, telephone with private voicemail and dataport, tv/dvd and a beautiful bay view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $70 - $139

Georgia O'Keefe

A charming room on the third floor of the house with a full-size bed, telephone with private voicemail and dataport, tv/dvd, refrig and a beautiful bay view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $70 - $139

John Singer Sargent

A charming room on the third floor of the house with a full-size bed, A/C, telephone with private voicemail and dataport, LCD tv/DVD, wireless internet and a beautiful bay view.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $70 - $120

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town

Airport

Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 125 miles

Directions to property:

125 miles from Boston Logan Airport or from TF Green Airport (Providence RI). Take the 90 fast ferry from Boston or the 22 min Cape Air flight from Logan Airport.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Pilgrim Monument, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Aperitifs, DVD Library, Beach Towels, Voice Mail, iPod/mp3/CD players in rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Health Spa/Massage, Fitness Center/Gym, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 2-7:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No We are a completely non smoking property.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No No one under the age of 18.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Some pet friendly rooms available - please inquire FIRST.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: In-Season rates and/or minimum stay requirements may apply for certain holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% min. deposit required for stays of 3 or more nights-100% deposit req. for one or two nights. Personal checks accepted for deposit, credit cards and cash accepted for the balance upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: In the event you must cancel your reservation, shorten your stay or change your dates, your deposit will be returned (less a $75 cancellation fee per room) only if we receive notice a full twenty-one days in advance of your arrival date. Any such change within the twenty-one days prior to your arrival date will result in a refund (less a $75 cancellation fee per room) only if we are able to re-rent your entire reservation. Deposits for holidays or special events are NON-REFUNDABLE unless we are able to re-rent the room for the entire period reserved regardless of when the room is canceled. No refund can be made within the last 48 hours prior to 2p.m. on the date of arrival.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jim Rizzo & Dave McGlothlin

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

http://christophersbythebay.com/about-us/meet-your-hosts

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8-10:30am
  • Serving Location: in our outdoor patio and garden, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

special meals prepared with advanced requests


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Special Package

Fido Friendly!

We are pleased to offer accommodations for your special friend while traveling as we understand your affection for your dog. We currently have one pet–friendly room with an outside private entrance, Picasso room, that is available for one well–behaved dog. Dogs must be pre–approved by management and must get along with people and other dogs. More information here: http://christophersbythebay.com/about-us/we-love-dogs We want you to enjoy your stay AND for you and yours to come back. Please ask us and we will be happy to help you with the needs of your pet and any other issues during your stay!

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