Afterglow Festival


Afterglow Festival Concierge
Provincetown In and Out 
by Marthe Svenjørd and Margie Ella Jackett



Dating to 1925, the loveable timewarp that is the Ptown Inn offers waterfront accommodations, a somewhat Shining-like atmosphere and a vibrant outdoor pool scene that’s a favorite with the “townies”. This is where the Afterglow Festival Artists love to stay, stalk the lobby, play and slash around. An authentic breath of fresh air in Provincetown lodging, there is something super nineteen-fifites about this fabulous hotel, with its olympic size pool, originally in the shape of a pilgrim’s hat, the shuffelboard and tennis courts, the boat launch, the bar and grill, the function rooms, and proximity to the best beach in the world. Phyllis Diller, Wayland Flowers & Madam, Rip Taylor, even Grace Jones has performed in the Inn’s small theater. Many guest rooms have water views and are pet-friendly. Say hello if you see us’ or remain incognito, if you want, sipping your cocktail staring across the azure sea.
1 Commercial Street. 508-487-9500.



David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea are the proprietors of arguably the chicest inns (along Eben House—see below) in town; and we credit them with bringing a new, higher level of bizzazz to our seaside hamlet. Some article somewhere said: “Redefining the classic Cape Cod inn, Salt House Inn delivers a new level of style and service to heat of Provincetown, MA. Guests enjoy relaxed luxury and thoughtful amenities. Each of the fifteen guestrooms are individually designed to evoke the feeling of a breezy beach cottage capturing the charm and history of Cape Cod.” And we’re grateful we could just cut and paste that. Guests awake to a rustic breakfast featuring a rotating daily menu of sweet and savory treats as well as healthy options like a yogurt parfait du jour and scratch-made granola. And there are (all day) breakfast cocktails, designated parking spots; there’s wifi, a/c and wide screens with 180 channels. You’ll want souvenirs from your stay so surry on down to the Salt Supply shop on Commercial Street (listed under our own shops section).
6 Conwell Street. 508 487 1911


A favorite of festival folk like John Cameron Mitchell…
 Commercial Street. 508 487


A favorite of festival folk like John Cameron Mitchell…
 Commercial Street. 508 487


A favorite of festival folk like John Cameron Mitchell…
 Commercial Street. 508 487