3 day bleakend
Posted 05-Feb-2015 on Hotels
We had a stormy weekend getaway to Provincetown at its quietest time of year (except for the howling wind) with a plan to hunker down, read books and relax, with periodic forays out for Wellfleet oysters and all the fresh seafood and Portuguese cuisine we could get. The third floor penthouse apartment was the perfect vantage point to watch the wild weather changes, with views of the fishing fleet in the harbor and Cape Cod bay beyond, as well as the village sights such as the Pilgrim Monument. When the weather outside was frightful, the gas fireplace was so delightful, as the song goes more or less.
Benji, the manager, is a kind and gracious host who was able to guide us to good food, drink and shopping when many of the seasonal businesses were closed (a fact that may or may not be noted on their web pages). A little local insight effectively augments your internet research and can save you a cold walk with a disappointing end at a “See you in April!” sign on the front door of your destination. The continental breakfast was good and hearty. Swiss style: meat, cheese, bread & fruit, and excellent coffee.
The Benchmark is on a quiet side street just a block off of Commercial Street and is well situated to walking the entire village. Highly recommended.