Need to know
15, including two suites.
11am. Earliest check-in, 4pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.
P-town may have earned its reputation as a haven for progressives, but that doesn’t mean it’s averse to a spot of old-school charm: while away an afternoon under Salt House Inn’s wisteria-cloaked pergola, or just ding the silver bell at the desk if you need help with anything.
The hotel closes in winter from 1 November to 30 March.
At the hotel
Terrace, lounge, free WiFi. In rooms: cable TV, bathrobes, minibar, free bottled water, CO Bigelow toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Owner-designer Kevin O’Shea’s take on New England chic is bright, white and breezy. Hung up on slatted headboards behind marshmallow-soft beds, one-off finds from local beaches and flea markets add a touch of whimsy to minimalist walls, timber beams and caramel-hued hardwood floors. Standard Double rooms are perfect for solitary retreats, but a bit snug for a couple; if you’re after some personal space and a separate reading area, opt for a Deluxe King room instead. With a vaulted ceiling, soft lighting and a freestanding bath at the foot of the bed, the Loft is for dyed-in-the-wool romantics, and comes with sea-salt soap and salts for a luxurious soak.
Pack exercise gear to work off the catch of the day; swimsuits for see-and-be-seen pool parties.
Pets aren’t allowed at the inn, but staff can put you in touch with nearby Provincetown Pet Resort if you can’t bear to leave your furry friends at home.
Leave the little Smiths at home: Salt House Inn is for over-16s only.