Christopher's by the Bay Reviews


View details

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

Score Breakdown based on
42 Reviews

Write A Review

Best stay in Provincetown

5 on September 03, 2017

I recommend strongly Christopher's by the bay for many reasons! Lets start with the practical things. Everything was super clean and the room was exactly what we expected. The common rooms are lovely and the back yard beautiful. The place is in a side street from the main road so it is very quiet but you walk 50 meters and there are a lot of galleries, coffees and shops. Of course you can walk from here to all the places in town. Jim and Dave were great and very helpful with everything, from checkin and checkout through providing us with umbrellas for the beach to arranging a taxi to the airport, handling and keeping our luggage after check out and we were able to take a shower after spending the last day on the beach, after the check out. Thanks again for everything, you made our stay great! And well, the breakfast.. I have no words to describe it. Just awesome and everything very, very tasty. The next time we need a b&b in Ptown, well, we know where we will be. :)

Welcoming, comfortable, and well located.

5 on August 15, 2017

I have been staying at Christopher's by the Bay each summer for almost a decade. The hosts are welcoming, the breakfasts and outdoor setting are a great way to begin the day, and the rooms are clean and comfortable. A great choice!

What a way to spend July 4th!!

5 on July 21, 2017

This little guest house offers a great experience when traveling to Ptown. The guys who own and run the place are friendly, helpful, and non-invasive. The property is tastefully decorated and very tranquil. The rooms are clean and very comfortable. I've stayed here before and wouldn't hesitate to return. Location is ideal to town.

A wonderful week

5 on July 09, 2017

Dave and Jim run a great B&B. My room was great and I loved having breakfast every morning in the back garden. I will be back!

Loved it

4.6 on July 02, 2017

Great location. Super cute place. Jim and Dave were great. Loved sitting outside and having my breakfast before exploring everything in the area. Will stay again in the future.

Great place to stay in Provincetown

3.6 on June 30, 2017

Lovely room on the second floor; quiet back patio; Breakfast adequate, though not special. GREAT location - just off commercial street, and very well located for everything.

A wonderful week

5 on June 27, 2017

I had a wonderful stay. My room was amazing and Dave and Jim were so helpful and friendly. I'll be back next summer (if not sooner)

Great location!

4.8 on June 16, 2017

Great location, service, and value!

Fabulous Visit

5 on November 03, 2016

Staying at Christopher's by the Bay was a great stroke of luck. I had looked at B&B's in Provincetown and something struck me about Christopher's. I am so happy it did. The location is perfect. Easy access when getting into town. Then, easy walking to everything in town from the location. My wife and I absolutely loved it. To top it off, when we left, I left a small bag by the door. I was called promptly after it was discovered so that I could return without going too far, Thank you so very much for a wonderful visit to Provincetown and for the wonderful accomodation.

Home away from home

5 on November 03, 2016

We have been traveling to Provincetown and staying with Christopher's By the Bay for a few years now. It is our home away from home. The owners are like family and treat us as such. Thank you Jim and Dave for always making our stay a memorable and comfortable one.

Nicest place to stay in Provincetown

5 on November 02, 2016

My stay was 2 nights during Spooky bear. It is centrally located, clean, comfortable, and well worth the money. Owners are true gentlemen....always willing to make you feel comfortable.

Sterling Choice

5 on October 23, 2016

Christopher's was a fabulous place to stay. Great location to hit all the shops and restaurants. All a short walk away. Room was great and nicely decorated. The hosts were exceptional. Will come back to stay here again.

Wonderful place to stay

5 on October 03, 2016

This is one of my favorite places to stay in Provincetown. It's clean, cozy, warm and friendly. The back garden is a nice sanctuary.

Very pleased

3.6 on October 02, 2016

Although our room was not very large the location is exceptional and you don't want to spend that much time in your room anyway. Rooms are very cozy and comfortable and especially enjoyed talking with the owner and guests. Breakfast was great.

Another Satisfied Customer!

4.0 on September 28, 2016

The rooms are not fabulous but this B&B taken as a whole is. Wonderful location on a quiet street; a lovely garden where you start your Provincetown day with a good breakfast and have some relaxing quiet time; also a comfortable common room for cooler, rainy days; two great guts as your hosts who love and know a great deal about their town. I stayed there for the Tennessee Williams Festival and had a relaxing little nest to fly about for several busy, busy days. Look forward to staying at Christopher's next year. Andy -Newport, RI

You want to stay here, trust me!

4.4 on September 27, 2016

Adorable house with tasteful décor, comfy beds, FABULOUS breakfast, and a prime location just steps from Commercial Street. This place has it all. And the owners, Dave and Jim, couldn't be more accommodating and friendly.

Great visif

5 on September 21, 2016

Wonderful visit. Very comfortable and friendly inn keepers. Love the food and the back garden. Thanks again. We'all be back.

Great getaway!

4.4 on September 16, 2016

Rooms were clean and cute, beds were super comfy, and the location couldn't have been any better. Breakfast was delicious as well. In owners were friendly and accommodating.


5 on September 05, 2016

I had a great stay at Christophers. The hosts were great, nice breakfast spread to eat in the lovely garden every morning. I stayed on the 3rd floor, rooms are small but clean and comfortable. Shared bath was not a problem. Great value for Provincetown. Location is perfect, I spend my time in Provincetown at the beach by day and out having fun at night....and a clean comfortable bed at night is all you need,!

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!

- Jim and Dave, Owners (innkeeper)

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!

- Jim and Dave, Owners (innkeeper)

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.

- Jim and Dave, Owners (innkeeper)

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!

- Jim and Dave, Owners (innkeeper)

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!

- Jim and Dave, Owners (innkeeper)


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

You won't stay anywhere else once you stay here.

4.8 on June 24, 2010

I've stayed here twice now, both in the summer and winter months. Each time was an excellent experience. First time was a romantic getaway, we had plenty of privacy yet Jim and Dave were available to help us out with all the questions and requests we had for them. Second time was with the folks, brother his girlfriend and my partner....everybody felt welcome and had a blast. The place is located right off the main drag, maybe 100 yards, which is great to be close to all the attractions but far enough away from the noise or the late night crowds. Rooms were great, perfect size and nicely appointed....a perfect base for all of our adventures in Ptown. Service was excellent also, Jim and Dave were attentive and quick to help should any issue arrive, it felt more like we were staying at a friends house than a B & B. The breakfast was your typical B & B fare, better than anything I had at a European B & B but still light. If your looking for a triple stack of chocolate pancakes you might have to look for an IHOP. Like I said in the title, just a pleasure to stay will be the only place I stay when I go to Ptown.


4.6 on August 03, 2009

During my first visit to the Cape, I stayed at Christopher's. What a wonderful experience! The location is perfect - close to art galleries, the ocean, and excellent restaurants. Everything is within walking distance. The innkeepers are wonderful and hospitable! Breakfasts were delicious and included amazing homemade breads, muffins, and fresh fruit. I would definitely stay at Christopher's again, and recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the Cape!

The perfect combination of charm, comfort, convenience, and cost

4.8 on July 30, 2009

I have stayed with Jim and Dave at Christopher's by the Bay several times now, and I keep returning not just because of (a) Jim's warm conversation and Dave's chocolate chip muffins in the garden each morning; not just because (b) the house is quiet and cozy and impeccably clean; not just because, (c) located as it is in between the bustling West and artsy East Ends (but away from town hall and the pier), Christopher's is the perfect home base for a trip to Provincetown; and not just because, (d) at these prices, the place is a steal. The real answer is (e) all of the above. If you're looking for the best in a Cape Cod bed and breakfast experience, this is it.

Wedding Week Away

4.8 on July 29, 2009

Planned a week away at Christopher's but then decided to get married in Mass while there (after 16 years together!) Jim & Dave helped pull a ceremony together in the parlor room (we would have used the lovely garden but it was raining.) Great service and a warm feeling to the place. We've been there before and will certainly be returning in the near future. Conveniently located near the Art district but a short walk to the bars & clubs. They are pet-friendly as well so we could bring our 2 IGs along and they participated in the wedding as well. We'll be back soon.


4.4 on December 30, 2008

I wasn’t a B&B person until I stayed at Christopher’s by the Bay. We have stayed with Jim and Dave four times, for about eight nights every year, and it always feels so comfortable, that I would plan on spending my honeymoon there. Their location between the busy commercial area and the quieter art galleries is perfect. The whole house feels so welcoming; with fresh and clean spacious rooms, cozy living-room with lots of reading material, and the back patio is a quiet place to relax, as also to meet new friends. I care about breakfast, and I am always impressed by the variety of fruits, bagels, pastries, and some special dishes that they prepare on week-ends. These guys are so nice; I won’t ever forget finding a bottle of wine in our room as their birthday present, once we spent a weekend at Christopher's by the Bay on that occasion.

Beautiful Inn with Excellent location

4.8 on December 28, 2008

My two best friends and I chose Christopher's by the Bay as a girls get-away trip and everything was exactly right. The rooms were comfortable, the location was within walking distance of everything and the hosts were very friendly.

Perfect Weekend Getaway

4.8 on December 09, 2008

We loved our weekend stay at Christopher’s by The Bay! We were instantly impressed with the overall appearance of this beautiful Victorian house. The inn is very well maintained and exudes a warmth and cozy charm. Our room was nicely decorated and clean; and I was especially pleased with the comfort of our bed (I usually don’t sleep well when I travel, but slept like a baby in Ptown). The location is another perk. It is close to town and we were able to walk to many of the great shops, historical sites, and restaurants. Every morning, a continental breakfast was provided and it was perfect. There were several newspapers to read, and Dave made a great batch of banana nut muffins. Most important, the coffee was fresh and hot! Our overall experience went above and beyond our expectations and this is largely due to the hospitality of the innkeepers, Jim and Dave. They are terrific people, who go out of their way to make you feel at home and help make your Ptown visit enjoyable and memorable. We look forward to returning in the Spring and we will definitely be staying at CBTB!

warm welcome, comfortable, relaxing stay

5 on December 05, 2008

From the moment you walk in the door, Jim & Dave, the outstanding guys who run Christopher's give you a warm welcome. They are genuinely interested in making their guests' stay a great experience. The room was beautiful, immaculately clean, and comfortable. I had a separate bath to myself, which was huge. The room had it's own sitting area, and I had my own little fridge in the bathroom. The smell of fresh baked goods fills the house a couple of times a day. The back patio is a very pleasant place (even in November) to sit and read or socialize. The other guests were cool, a range of men and women from all over. If you mention Christopher's to people in town, everyone seems to know and like Jim & Dave. And it's no wonder, they're great guys! I'll definitely stay at Christopher's whenever I come to Provincetown — if there's a room available!

So welcoming, relaxing.

4.0 on November 09, 2008

I have stayed at Christopher's By the Bay several times now. One word I keep coming back to, to describe Christopher's By The Bay is "comfortable". From the owner's hospitality to the quiet location to the clean, tastefully decorated rooms (but yet close to Commercial St and the beaches) this B&B is the best deal in Ptown. I will be back. Highly Recommended.

Home Away from Home

4.4 on May 10, 2008

I recently stayed at Christopher's by the Bay for a weekend getaway in Ptown. Given my short stay, owners Jim and Dave did a great job of making me feel at home right away. Their hospitality was generous, but not at all intrusive. The room was clean and well appointed--with a view of the harbor worth three times the price! (It was extremely reasonable, too--smaller, to be sure, but this is a guest house, not the Four Seasons.) The location was nearly perfect, quiet and steps from the heart of town. There was a relaxed, friendly feeling among the other guests, as though we were gathered in the home of mutual friends--which, by the end of the weekend, we were. I've stayed in all sorts of inns in Provincetown over the years, but for my next trip I'm definitely calling Christopher's first PS--If Dave's baking in the morning, don't miss his muffins!

Quiet and Cozy charm

4.4 on December 24, 2007

A visit to Provincetown can often mean an action-packed whirlwind of activities, and a very memorable visit to one of the world’s premier gay resort towns. A stay at Jim and Dave’s charming and peaceful guesthouse, Christopher’s by the Bay, provides the perfect oasis to rest, relax, and complete the picture of a perfect vacation. Nothing quite equals the cozy charm of a New England Bed and Breakfast. Christopher’s by the Bay will surely not disappoint the critical traveler. The owner’s Jim and Dave will provide a gracious welcome to their quiet, fun, and dignified home. The accommodations are clean and appointed with phone, television, and air conditioning. A continental breakfast is served daily with a breadth of selections. The common areas provide a comfortable place to meet and socialize with fellow guests. During the fall and winter off season, a warm fireplace, and a glass of wine just complete the picture of a relaxing long weekend away from the hustle of city life. Christopher’s by the Bay is located within a short walking distance to all Commercial Street activities, so after relaxing at the guest house, you have easy access to all the fun that Provincetown provides to travelers from all over the world. While my stay was during the off season, as a regular Provincetown visitor I can easily see the advantages of this guest house's location. Whether it is going to the beach, lounging by a nearby pool, browsing through art galleries, admiring the street life, shopping your heart out, getting down with the night life, or just basking in the freedom and diversity Provincetown has to offer to all. I would surely recommend this guest house as a compliment to a fun-filled vacation.

Loved our stay!

5 on October 12, 2007

Enjoyed a long weekend at this great inn and appreciated the great hospitality and peaceful environment. Inn keepers Dave and Jim are so gracious and helpful. Breakfasts are terrific and the outdoor patio is the perfect retreat. Highly recommend!

Yay Christopher's by the Bay

4.8 on September 16, 2007

We loved our honeymoon stay here at Christopher's. Fantastic! Jim and Dave and their sweet pups are great. The outdoor patio is luscious. The breakfast is also wonderful. It's very close to all the nightlife in Provincetown, and the innkeepers will help you find fun places to go. We highly recommend Christopher's by the Bay.

Christopher's by the Bay


  • Nightly Rate $70 - $299
  • Reviews (42) 4.6
  • Rooms 10
  • Accepts Gift Cards

Contact Innkeeper

  • Phone 1-5084879263
  • Fax 1-5084879263

Visit Website »

View details

Top check