Unit #14 is in the basement of a building across the street from the building that has water views. This room has no view. Walking up to the room the first thing we noticed was the screen door was missing the full length screen -it was just a flimsy aluminum door with a big open hole in the middle -very unattractive. Walking into the room a musty basement odor hit us and we immediately regretted our decision to stay there. Even though the window A/C and a large dehumidifier were running we went around the unit and opened the 6 windows (3 of which were crank out windows that only opened 1/2 way out into the parking area) hoping to air the room out. The musty smell lingered throughout the whole stay and was a little overwhelming. Our clothes and luggage absorbed the smell. All of our clothing whether worn or not had to be washed and the luggage had to be aired out after we got home. The decor in the room was the complete opposite of bright and beachy. The unit was dark with old colonial styled furniture and a large worn red area rug in the middle. The mattress on the bed was uncomfortable, old and it had a hard edge around it -climbing into bed or sitting on the bed you could feel it. The bedding however, was clean and in nice condition. There were visible plumbing pipes running along the ceiling and the ceiling was very low in some areas -anyone taller than 5'10" would have trouble walking around in the unit and taking a shower. The coffee maker had a pink slime in the water reservoir -so we did not use it. The whole unit could have used a floor to ceiling thorough cleaning. If they painted the unit some lighter colors, replaced the furniture with something brighter and more of what you would expect to see in a beach vacation home it would be a little less depressing. I'm not sure what they can do about the smell though. There was no sound proofing and we could hear people walking around and muffled conversations from other units. To see the ocean you had to walk across the street to the main building. There were steps leading down to the beach but during high tide the water was right up to the wall and several steps were under water. They had their own homemade beach area next to the lawn which was small but nice enough. The management seemed nice. Parking is confusing -there are numbered spots and some privately owned spots but people seemed to park wherever they could -it didn't matter if the number on the spot matched your unit or not. Due to limited spaces parking was VERY tight -when full there is just enough room to walk between the cars. Do not park here if you have a problem with other cars parking 12" from your car. Walking into to town took about 5 minutes. I don't think we will stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Bayshore/Chandler House Hotel Provincetown