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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Provincetown, MA (2024 Updated)

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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S. state of Florida may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity became legal in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas on June 26, 2003, and same-sex marriage has been legal in the state since January 6, 2015.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Massachusetts have the same rights and responsibilities as cisgender heterosexuals. The U.S. state of Massachusetts is one of the most LGBTfriendly states in the country.
Provincetown has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as The Vault  &  Shipwreck LoungeA-House are the most famous gay bars in Provincetown, MA
Provincetown is at the northern tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The seaside town is on the site of the Mayflower’s landing in 1620, commemorated by the towering Pilgrim Monument and neighboring Provincetown Museum. P-town is known as a longtime haven for artists, lesbians and gay men. Numerous galleries plus restaurants, nightclubs, cabarets and specialty shops are clustered on and around lively Commercial Street.

 Top attractions to visit in Provincetown

 Best Day Tours in Provincetown:

1. The Gaslamp Bed and Breakfast 3* –  Gay Friendly Hotels Provincetown

The Gaslamp Bed and Breakfast
The Gaslamp Bed and Breakfast

This bed and breakfast & gay friendly hotels Provincetown located in downtown boasts free Wi-Fi, spa services and a continental breakfast. A variety of shopping, nightlife and dining options along Commercial Street are just steps away.

Each room features a flat-screen cable TV and air conditioning. Rooms are also equipped with a refrigerator and a semi-private or private bathroom.

A hot tub and a garden with clothing optional patio area are provided for guests at The Gaslamp Bed and Breakfast. Luggage storage is also available.

Provincetown Harbor, MacMillan Pier and Pilgrim Monument are all just 2 minutes’ walking distance.

Set in a Victorian-era home, this B&B is a 3-minute drive from the East End Marketplace and a 13-minute walk from the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

Rooms all include free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms share bathrooms.

Complimentary continental breakfast is served. There’s also a clothing-optional back deck with a hot tub.

A Victorian-style, boutique bed and breakfast located in the heart of Provincetown, Cape Cod.

Comfortable rooms, delicious homemade breakfasts, helpful hosts. Huge deck and hot tub. A mix of straight and gay guests. Located right in the middle of town, one block off Commercial Street. Short walk to the wharf and the bars.

The rooms are comfortable and well-appointed. The hot tub is nice, year-round, and with a well-kept back patio. The sitting room/parlor is a pleasant area to meet other guests, have a cup of coffee, or lounge. Its location is fantastic – a few minutes walk to Commercial St, and all the shops and restaurants. Very gay-friendly, but more mixed in the off-season.

In the end, though, the most unique features are the owners. They are both clearly very invested in the home and their guests’ experience. There are delicious treats throughout the day, the breakfast a particularly spectacular meal. They are kind and warm, but without being intrusive or overwhelming.

Let me tell you, breakfast was unreal! The pastry selection was great, the eggs were made to order, bacon crispy and thick, and the fruit was fresh. They have a great hot tub that makes the stay in the winter time and even though the guys just took over the place in June you can tell they are vested in the community and their guests to the max. You can see why any member of the gay/lesbian community would feel right at home but what some readers might find surprising is how incredible it is for all. We would be back in a heartbeat, don’t spend your money at some hotel when you can stay here.

It’s a really good accommodation near Commercial Street and many good restaurants, gay bars, clubs and cabarets. Stan gives some helpful recommendations, not only on restaurants but also on shows and other activities.

And if you feel for a massage – no problem. Lenny is a really good masseur and as a guest you get a special rate. My partner took one and was completely satisfied with the quality!

I just got home from staying at this B&B & was so sad to leave the staff & fellow guest, gay & straight who were also there. The place is immaculate, & the staff make you feel so at home that it was the best experience that I have had in a long time. I am already booking for this September. The location is two minutes walk from Commercial Street but you are not bothered by the noise from there. Do yourself a favor & book your next vacation in Provincetown at this B&B.

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How much does a room costs at The Gaslamp Bed and Breakfast ?

Prices start 117$/night for Queen Room with Shared Bathroom. The King Room with One King Bed and One Queen Bed – External Private Bathroom is  188$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room has air conditioning, cable TV, and a refrigerator. There is a private bathroom across the hall.

Where to book online – The Gaslamp Bed and Breakfast – Gay Friendly Hotels Provincetown MA  – you can find the best hotels deals in Provincetown during Provincetown Pride Parade   which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Provincetown on or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Brass Key Guesthouse Adults Only 4* – Provincetown Gay Hotels

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Located 4 minutes’ drive from Herring Cove Beach on the Cape Cod National Seashore, this gay friendly hotels Provincetown is 5 minutes’ walk to Provincetown city centre. This adult’s only accommodation offers spa services, an outdoor pool and free WiFi.

Each room at the Brass Key includes a flat-screen cable TV complete with a DVD player. The property also has a library of DVDs for guests to use. There are also free eco-friendly toiletries in the en suite bathroom.

Guests staying at the Brass Key Guesthouse can enjoy a hot continental breakfast served daily, including eggs, pancakes, and more. Wine and cheese are available in the evenings.

Surrounding a terraced courtyard, this posh, adult-only guesthouse in 9 historic buildings (some dating to the 1790s) caters to gay men. It’s is a block from the shops and dining on Commercial Street.

The refined, individually styled rooms feature flat-screens, coffeemakers and free WiFi. Upgraded units add fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Cottages, some with decks or patios, are also available.

Freebies include continental breakfast, evening wine and cheese receptions, and drinks served by a heated infinity pool and hot tub. There’s also a spa, a rooftop deck, a cozy cocktail lounge and a DVD lending library.

Discover a premier Provincetown inn, only a minute’s walk to all the action on Commercial Street. Our B&B in Provincetown features extraordinary rooms and suites, a gracious staff, spa services, breakfast, wine social & so much more. 9 historically detailed buildings enclose the terraced courtyard, boasting a heated infinity pool, cabana and English garden, that rivals all other Provincetown hotels. Our Cape Cod bed and breakfast now features the new Shipwreck Lounge open for drinks daily.

.As a lesbian visiting with my mom, I was worried I would be intruding on the mostly gay couples staying here, but everyone was very friendly and polite. We stayed in room 104, which was a standard queen room. We were very impressed with the air conditioning unit as well as the high-tech shower. Beds were comfortable and clean. Many outlets were available to use and the fridge was very cold. The beauty products in the bathroom smelled great and worked well. Our room was equipped with a coffee maker and coffee, but we did not use it. We enjoyed the small library in our room with only the essentials, War and Peace and Gone Girl.

The location of the guesthouse could not be better, it was seconds from commercial street and about a five minute walk to the beaches. Beach towels and cooler in room were a very nice touch. Most importantly, it was near the Provincetown Fudge Factory. We enjoyed their peanut butter cups and ice cream several times on our three day stay. Overall, it was a great time and we look forward to returning.

The property is stunning, you really feel special staying there. The Brass Key staff are attentive and polite. And their lobby bar (Shipwreck) attracts a diverse, early crowd of tourists along with some quirky, fun locales. Don’t be mislead by the appearance of the lobby bar, their over-sized, man-cave furniture and over-use of leather does not carry over into the styling of the guest rooms.

I stayed near the pool and my room was large and perfectly appointed. Unfortunately, my room was next to housekeeping which can get noisy in the mornings.

The daily breakfast was way more than I could ever eat. They kept everything stocked and you never felt rushed to get there first thing in the morning. Several days, I skipped lunch because I was so full from breakfast. And the afternoon wine and cheese was a great way to meet other guests.

As a gay solo tourist, I felt the all-welcoming property was equally represented and I met very kind couples and singles from all walks of life.

Wine and cheese is offered in the late afternoon along with a nice included breakfast. The inn is just one block from the main shopping/restaurant street. The property is both gay and hetero friendly.

This place is always consistent in its service and amenities. The rooms are clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast is delicious. The happy hour is a nice feature as well as the cookies and tea offered during the day. The grounds are beautiful. They have onsite parking which is hard to find in PTown. The location is ideal.

Close to commercial street but far away to be quiet a night. They have a nice bar onsite too. Most guests are middle aged gay couples who are friendly. There were a few lesbian and straight couples too. You pay a premium to stay at the Brass Key but you get your money’s worth !!! You won’t be disappointed.

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How much does a room costs at Brass Key Guesthouse Adults Only ?

Prices start 231$/night for  Superior King Room. The Classic Queen Room is  427$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room includes a refrigerator, flat-screen cable TV and DVD player.

Where to book online – Brass Key Guesthouse Adults Only – Gay Friendly Hotels Provincetown MA  – you can find the best hotels deals in Provincetown during Provincetown Pride Parade  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Provincetown on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Prince Albert, Provincetown 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Provincetown Massachusetts

Prince Albert, Provincetown
Prince Albert, Provincetown

Located 3.7 km from Herring Cove Beach, Prince Albert Guest House is located in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

A flat-screen cable TV is included in each air conditioned room. Private bathrooms come with a hairdryer and a bathrobe. Extras include a refrigerator.

At Prince Albert Guest House you will find BBQ facilities and a terrace. Other facilities offered include luggage storage. A continental breakfast with waffles, fresh fruit and coffee is served.

n the fashionable West End district, this upscale B&B in 2 historic 1850s sea captains’ houses is a block from the harbor, and within a 9-minute walk of MacMillan Pier and the Pilgrim Monument.

Room range from simple to elegant, with features such as 4-poster beds, high-thread count sheets, bay windows, mini fridges, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. A 2-room suite is also available. All rooms have private bathrooms.

Continental breakfast is served in a quaint, antiques-filled dining room. Amenities include landscaped gardens, a hot tub and a deck with seating.

Belgian Waffle breakfast w/fresh sliced fruits, organic yogurt and granola, fresh juice, fresh baked (daily!) muffins and more!”,”viewport”:”DESKTOP”}]}”>

Each of our 8 rooms has a private bath, flat LCD TV’s, new ductless air conditioning, new windows and mini-fridges plus we have secured WiFi, a computer work station AND your stay includes our real Belgian Waffle breakfast w/fresh sliced fruits, organic yogurt and granola, fresh juice, fresh baked (daily!) muffins and more!

The outdoor seating area is an ideal spot for sitting in the sun, people watching and chatting with Paul and other guests during cocktail hour (which is very kindly supplied by Paul). The location is ideal for exploring the delights of Ptown.

Great combination of low-key and attentive hosting. Great common areas in front and back. Clean, comfortable room with thoughtful amenities. It’s right near the gay tea dance at the Boatslip.

Prince Albert’s location is superb – smack on Commercial Street in the West End, in the midst of P-Town’s best shops and restaurants and, of course, gay venues. (PAGH actually is just across the street from the Boatslip and its legendary weekend T-dances.) An expansive and very comfortably-furnished front porch, running the inn’s full length, offers lots of couches and chairs for fascinating (and, at times, amusing) people watching as the Commercial Street scene glides by.

The inn’s exterior is sparkling bright and charming, making it easy to believe that generations of ships’ captains and other P-Town denizens once lived there. Inside, the rooms not only are very comfortable, cleverly using every possible square inch of the predictably tight and irregularly-shaped spaces typical of the old houses that are the bones of P-Town inns, but also are elegantly – even lushly – furnished. The bed is extremely comfortable; oriental-style rugs give the room a luxurious tone; powerful showers and plush bath towels are a delight; lighting is good and wifi is strong.

The breakfast is bountiful – juices, fresh fruit, excellent coffee and tea (including cappuccinos and espressos), cereals, muffins, bagels and made-to-order waffles.

We absolutely loved P-Town and wouldn’t hesitate to return to the Prince Albert. I would just offer one caveat (which should be obvious) – the town is very gay friendly, as is this guesthouse. In my opinion, that is partly why it is so charming and it reminded me of Brighton in the UK.

The cleaning staff are awesome, and Steve and Bob keep the place quite beautifully — they’re also really welcoming and genuine, without crowding their guests. (Also, don’t think because of the name that this B&B is more for gay men than others. We’re a lesbian couple and always feel very at home.

Stayed here a long weekend end of October, first floor rear room had a newly renovated bath with gas fireplace, mini fridge. There were abundant bath toiletries and towels supplied as well as a hair dryer under the vanity and an iron and small ironing board in the closet as well. I appreciated the luggage rack and having a separate entrance of my own to the back patio, was convenient.

Daily breakfast provided, cereal, yogurt, juice, bananas, bread and bagels, as well as 24/7 pod coffee and tea. Weekend happy hour for those who wanted with complimentary liquor and microwave popcorn in the kitchen. Paul was a very kind and accommodating host, friendly and helpful. There is parking available 3-4 blocks away for $15 a day additional. Located in the center of town with outdoor seating for guests in back patio and front courtyard.

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How much does a room costs at Prince Albert, Provincetown ?

Prices start 140$/night for Queen Room. The Superior Queen Room is  150$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This room includes a refrigerator, flat-screen cable TV and DVD player.

Where to book online – Prince Albert, Provincetown – Gay Friendly Hotels Provincetown Massachusetts  – you can find the best hotels deals in Provincetown during Provincetown Pride Parade  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Provincetown on  or or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.