"Great Potential, Poor Delivery" Beaconlight Guesthouse Tip by EmilioG

Beaconlight Guesthouse, Provincetown: 151 reviews and 1 photos

The Beaconlight has a very upscale decor, which is an initial draw, but once you check in, the lack of attention to detail is appalling for a "high end" establishment. You might be surprised to stay in one of the "Fireplace" suites, which is billed as having an extra "touch of luxury," then find yourself having to swipe soap from the shared bath down the hall because your room is stocked with only a single hotel-size bar for the whole week. The situation was the same with towels. And, though a Senseo coffee maker is provided, it also was stocked with a used coffee pod that the prior guest had used and the cleaning staff had not removed. Similarly, the cooling element in the in-room refrigerator had iced over so solidly that the refrigerator door would not close. How does the cleaing staff not notice such a thing? WiFi access throughout the house? Only if you are satisfied with exceedingly slow service and being bumped repeatedly. The salt in the wound comes in the form of a note in the room, which states that the suggested gratuity for the cleaing staff is a whopping 10% of your total bill, which would have amounted to more than $200 for a one week stay. Given that the cleaning guy was in and out in 1/2 hour on the day I saw him "clean" the room, that "tip" would have amounted to an wage of $60 an hour -- nice work if you can get it. If you want luxury, or any hint of pampering, look elsewhere.

Address: 12 Winthrop St., , Provincetown, Massachusetts 026
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Centrally located
Phone: 508-487-9603
Price: US$180 and up
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://egalvan@brownrudnick.com

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  • Written Aug 13, 2006
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