Green features

We minimize our environmental footprint while offering top guest comfort and services.


Green features at the Benchmark Inn:


  • first green-certified Inn in Provincetown by Cape & Islands Green
  • TripAdvisor Green Leaders - Gold Level
  • all electricity from 100% renewable energy sources
  • separating and recycling glass, paper, cardboard and plastic
  • soap recycling as part of the "Clean The World" program -- www.cleantheworld.org --> watch video
  • reducing water, detergent and energy consumption by encouraging multiple-day use of towels and linens
  • NEST smart thermostats
  • energy efficient LED lightbulbs throughout the house
  • bio-degradable cleaning supplies and detergent
  • eco-friendly toiletries
  • humidity sensors in bathrooms automatically turn exhaust fans on and off
  • real china, silverware and fabric napkins eliminate daily paper and plastic waste
  • free in-house filtered water refills reduce bottle waste
  • energy efficient appliances throughout the house
  • energy audited and insulated house
  • energy efficient windows
  • in-house laundry saves gas - no pick-up and delivery
  • screened windows and storm-doors allow cross-ventilation
  • guest pick-up and drop-off service at local ferry pier and airport - no car rentals needed