Positioned on a bluff near the towering Pilgrim Monument, the Crowne Pointe has rooms in several buildings and available in a wide range of configurations. Even the least expensive rooms are quite plush, with DVD and CD players, full closets, coffeemakers, refrigerators, and lavish Victorian-inspired furnishings (including beds with custom mattresses and linens). As you move up the ladder in room style, expect more space (suites have separate sitting areas) and such added perks as private porches or sundeck access, whirlpool tubs, and gas fireplaces. Rates are at the top of the tier in Provincetown, but they're in line with other high-end resorts on Cape Cod.
Amenities for guests include access to the spa facilities at Shui, complimentary full breakfast (it's a pretty lavish buffet) and afternoon cocktails-and-cheese social, free high-speed Internet, a pair of huge outdoor hot tubs, a lovely outdoor pool and sunning area, and highly competent and friendly concierge service.
Shui Spa offers a wide range of treatments, including warm-stone massage, vitamin C infusion facials, chakra balancing, and many others - it's an attractive, unfussy spot with a top-notch spa team. And the highly recommended Bistro at Crowne Pointe serves some of the finest contemporary American cuisine in town, in a romantic yet unpretentious dining room. All in all, this is one extremely impressive resort - a perfect hideaway if you're seeking luxury or celebrating a special occasion (the resort is also a popular wedding locale).
The Crowne Pointe's ownership bought the similarly elegant Brass Key gay resort, just a few steps away down Bradford Street, in 2007 - they run that property with the same exacting standards.