, West Virginia
February 8, 2001
The best thing about this hotel was that it was free for us--we belong to Sheraton's Preferred Guest (www.preferredguest.com) and we had points: only 4,000 for weekdays in July of 2000; now 7,000, I see at their website. But they were remodeling, and their food service areas were a mess and chaotic. It took half an hour to get coffee at the counter. Even worse, there were no coffeepots in the rooms--imagine! I''m one of those rare breeds of humans up at 5:00 a. m. when I''m on vacation, and I am dangerous until I've had my coffee--they told me to drive to the nearest convenience store! But I must stop complaining, for housekeeping solved the problem by finding me a coffeepot by 9 o''clock. I had endangered the lives of the locals only once! Now I''m sure they have brand new coffeemakers in every room.
Everything else worked well. The rooms had all the standard Sheraton touches, including a fridge. We enjoyed the pool and hot tub, and the parrot--or macaw?--added some excitement to the pool area. He was never still until the bartender covered his cage at dark. This location was the perfect place to situate ourselves on the Cape. We "moved" after two nights down to the Sheraton in Hyannis and found ourselves in the midst of a nightmare traffic jam all around that town.
From journal Provincetown: A Bygone Bohemia