Land's End Inn, Provincetown, Massachusetts $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
One of the Cape's most idiosyncratic hotels and a true hidden gem, the Land's End Inn is a cacophony of stained glass, fringed lampshades, original artwork, hand-carved wooden moldings, ornate wallpaper, and overstuffed antique furniture. The hotel dates to 1904, but the unique look—more reminiscent of a game lodge than a New England B&B—is the contribution of the newest owner, who bought the place in 2002. The mixed straight and gay crowd that gathers on the veranda for breakfast (included in the room rate) is as interesting as the building. P-town's buzzy downtown is a ten-minute walk away, but the hotel's well-manicured grounds and secluded beach are peaceful and uncrowded. No two of the 17 rooms are alike; we particularly like the octagonal Bay Tower Room for its domed ceiling and wraparound windows overlooking the water—the hotel's location on Gull Hill in Provincetown's West End affords some of the grandest views you'll find on the Cape.