Fodor's Expert Review White Porch Inn

7 Johnson St., Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657, USA See on Map Fodor's Choice

Kim MacKinnon

This 19th century property, comprised of a main house and carriage house, has been gorgeously made into a lovely upscale inn just steps from the center of Provincetown. It is also quite close to the harbor with some rooms boasting stunning views of the water. Unlike many inns in the area, White Porch is open year-round, offering a wonderful place to stay off-season. Art lovers will appreciate the inn’s art program called “In(n) Art,” a constantly changing installation of contemporary and traditional art displayed throughout the property.

The White Porch Inn has a relationship with the Jonathan Williams Salon & Spa, which is located steps away from the inn. Treatments include massages, manicures, pedicures, facials and more.


All 10 rooms have pillowtop mattresses, goose down comforters, private bathrooms and are decorated with in a white, tan, and chocolate color scheme and original paintings by artists from around the world. Large closets and drawers built in to the bottoms of custom-made beds are welcome amenities. Most guest rooms have gas fireplaces. and two have Jacuzzi tubs. Perks include free wireless broadband and air conditioning.

Book one of the carriage-house rooms for more seclusion.


Most of the spotless bathrooms have pedestal sinks, white bead board and showers. Some have radiant-floor heating and two have Jacuzzi tubs.


Guests are welcome lounge around the comfortable living room, front room and the porch. The integrated art gallery is always a conversation starter.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Minimum stay requirements apply to all bookings and vary depending on the season, holidays and events.


A tasty European-style continental breakfast included with your stay.


A selection of wines and small bites are set out each afternoon for guests. There is a tea and beverage bar in the sitting room.


Getting Around

Provincetown is completely walkable, so if you drove to White Porch Inn, you can park your car and forget it. If you came on the ferry or via a bus, again, there’s no need for a car. The hotel is steps from the center of town. Renting a bike to get to the beach is a popular option.


Pepe’s, serving up seafood, is just down the block from the inn (1-minute walk). The Lobster Pot (5-minute walk) is another local favorite and is known for its chowders.


A great place to get a drink is the Harbor Lounge (1-minute walk), which has gorgeous water views. Another popular spot is the Shipwreck Lounge (10-minute walk) at the Brass Key Inn, where patrons can enjoy cocktails around a fire pit in the outdoor courtyard.


Luxurious without being overly formal, the White Porch Inn offers a chic place to stay with comfortable rooms, attractive perks and an interesting collection of art. It’s easy to socialize with other like-minded guests, and restaurants, bars and shops are just steps away.


Casual Chic


Phones: 508-487–0592; 508-364–2549

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