The Brass Key Guesthouse

67 Bradford Street , Provincetown, MA 02657 USA (Show map)


Only a minute's walk from all the action on Commercial Street, The Brass Key is the premier inn in Provincetown, MA. Satisfying tastes from hip and chic to elegant and antique, the extraordinary rooms, gracious staff and relaxing surrounds of our Provincetown B&B exceed the highest expectations. The professional and amiable staff provides twice-daily housekeeping and personalized concierge services. Book soothing in-room spa treatments, mingle during our afternoon wine social, or simply relax by the sparkling pool. Our bed and breakfast in Cape Cod is a unique haven of architectural integrity in the tradition of Cape Cod compounds. Historic details have been restored the nine buildings that enclose the terraced courtyard. Defined by brick walks, statuary urns, specimen plantings, a Cabana and English garden, the courtyard is central to this private enclave with a romantic atmosphere unmatched by other Provincetown inns. Now featuring the new Shipwreck Lounge...the perfect place for that glass of wine or martini before dinner. Come discover why the New York Times advises discerning travelers that our Provincetown, MA bed and breakfast has "One of the most luxurious accommodations in town."




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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.2
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Great Stay

5 on April 06, 2017

Last October I had an amazing to visit to Provincetown and my stay at the Brass Key could not have been better. The staff was so friendly and went out of their way to help me with my plans for while I was visiting Provincetown. My room was very well appointed and clean and comfortable. Breakfast was a really nice hot buffet with many great choices. One day, I had this amazing french toast and the other day, I scrambled eggs and bacon. The location was totally central in town just a block from the main drive. In the evenings we had great cocktails at their onsite lounge. We will be back!

Great services

5 on April 03, 2017

Last fall I had the opportunity to visit Provincetown and stay at the Brass Key. I was thrilled with my choice, the staff was so friendly and helpful the rooms are very well appointed and clean. Breakfast as a really nice hot buffet with many great choices. The location was just a block from Commercial Street so we could walk to everything. They also have this very cool hip lounge on site with great craft cocktails. When I return to Provincetown I'll be sure to stay at the Brass Key again.

Great location and grounds, but lacking in service

3.2 on November 21, 2010

The Brass Key has a fantastic location, a wonderful pool (one of the few in town), the breakfast and evening happy hour offer an array of treats, and the grounds and rooms are generally spotless. But.... The personal service was almost nonexistent. I don't care that it was towards the end of the summer -- when you stay at a premium resort, you ought to be treated with personal and excellent service...or at least politeness. The staff was generally nowhere to be found and when you did find one, they were frequently surly. One request of ours: "We'd like to have a glass of wine by the pool. Can we borrow some of your plastic wine glasses? (They only put glass in the rooms)" Staff: "You can't have glass by the pool." Us: "That's why we'd like to borrow some of your plastic glasses." Staff: "I don't know. I'll see." Sure this seems minor, but it was a simple request that could have been handled in a polite way. And unfortunately, this wasn't the only example or the only staff member to treat us and the other guests as, well, just in the way. Plus there were a myriad of lost opportunities where the staff could have gone just a little out of the way to make us all feel welcome. A minor disappointment: many of the rooms are tiny -- really just large enough for a bed. In the summer you're more likely to be out by the pool or in town, but many of our friends complained that there was nowhere to even put their empty suitcases! If you're willing to pay the extra dollar for a great location and some very nice amenities, by all means stay at the Brass Key. Just don't expect to be treated as a valued guest!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your feedback. We try hard to provide exceptional service to everyone at all times. We apologize if you were not made to feel special. The rooms at the Brass Key are some of the largest in Provincetown and are some of the most well appointed.

- David (innkeeper)

Simply the Best

5 on January 21, 2010

My partner and I stayed at the Brass Key last summer and just rebooked again for this year. The inn is simply beautiful with its spacious courtyards and stunning pool. Our room was gorgeously appointed and spotless. The staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. We spent our days relaxing by the pool and it was only a minute walk to the shops and restaurants on Commercial Street. At night the new Shipwreck Lounge in the main lobby was the perfect spot for a drink before dinner and we quite enjoyed how lively it got later in the night. Simply put, the Brass Key is the best in Ptown and we can't wait to get back.

Brass Key Review

4.6 on July 05, 2008

It was a great B&B. I liked the proximity to Commercial Street and the rooms were very elegant. Would highly recommend this place!

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Rooms & Rates

Classic Queen Rooms

Classic style, modern amenities. All rooms have modern private bathrooms, access to our luxurious grounds and pool. Includes a hot and cold breakfast buffet and nightly wine and cheese social.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $389

Superior Queen Rooms

Our Superior Queen accommodations are our most spacious queen-bedded room offerings featuring views of the pool courtyard or gardens. Finely appointed, these rooms have renovated bathrooms with either tiled showers or whirlpool tub/shower combos. This room type features a queen size bed, LCD TV, mini fridge, A/C, and Keurig coffee maker. They are approximately 195 square feet. If you are interested in a specific room or building location, please contact the front desk at 508-487-9005 or via email at We would love to help you make your choice.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $419

Superior King Bed

Our Superior King bedded rooms provide guest witih a king-size bed in a comfortable spacious guest room. Most of these rooms are located around the main courtyard with pool views while one features views of the gardens and out towards Provincetown harbor. These room features a king size bed, mini fridge, LCD TVs, A/C, and Keurig coffee maker. These rooms are approximately 225 square feet. If you are interested in a specific room or building location, please contact the front desk at 508-487-9005 or via email at We would love to help you with your choice.

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $450

Deluxe King Guestrooms

Deluxe King rooms provide guests with the most complete offering of our amentites. These large rooms are located through out the property and are meticulously appointed. Along with king beds they provide additional amenties such as fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, and/or private decks. These rooms also feature a mini fridge, LCD TV, A/C and Keurig coffee maker. This room type is approximately 250 square feet. If you are interested in a specific room or building location, please contact the front desk at 508-487-9005 or via email at We would love to help you with your choice.

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

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Location Type

Downtown, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town, Waterview


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 120 miles

Directions to property:

From Boston & Points North (120 miles to Provincetown; approximately 2 hours): Proceed South on I-93 to Route 3 South. Route 3 leads directly onto Sagamore Bridge. Follow directions (below) from Sagamore Bridge. From New York City & Points West (290 miles to Provincetown; approximately 5hours): Proceed North on I-95 to Providence, Rhode Island. Proceed on I-195 East for approximately 44 miles to Exit 22A: Route 25 East (Cape Cod). Proceed on Route 25 East for approximately 9 miles to Exit 2: Route 6 East (Provincetown). Enter rotary. Proceed approximately ¾ circle around rotary to exit marked Route 6 East (Provincetown). Proceed approximately 3 miles along Cape Cod Canal until you reach the Sagamore Bridge, exiting onto Route 6 East. Follow directions (below) from Sagamore Bridge.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Spas, Whale Watching, Dune Tours, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Spa, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Parking, Piano, Pool, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access , Coolers, Ipod Adapters, In Room Safes, Beach Towels, Large Swimming Pool, Large flat screen lcd tv's

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Spa, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, 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, Kayaking, Popular Cocktail Lounge On Site, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only We have a designated smoking area outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No We do not allow anyone under the age of 18
  • Childcare Provided: No We do not allow anyone under the age of 18
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes We have two pet friendly rooms only, please call
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Depends on Dates selected
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1/2 of the total stay (minimum one day).
  • Cancellations: Cancellations or shortened stays in high season (Memorial Day to Labor Day) will require at least 21 days notice prior to the arrival date in order to avoid full forfeiture of your deposit. At all other times we require 7 days notice.
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David, Tom & Ken

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About the innkeepers

We wanted to bring the highest level of service and standards to Provincetown.

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  • Time Served: 8 am to 10 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Yummy Bread Pudding
The reviews are in, our bread pudding is amazing, guest love it!

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