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Bristol
Reviewed 9 June 2013

We had a wonderful 4-day stay at this quaint, " English Flair" bed and breakfast inn. The beautiful ocean views from our room where marvelous, and you could watch the sunrise in the horizon with the ocean in the foreground if you are an early riser. The screened in porch extension facing the ocean was set up for breakfast and...

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Reviewed 20 May 2013

The wedding hospitality provided by everyone at The Emerson Inn By the Sea was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!! From the moment we were greeted by the Front Office, things were terrific. The rooms were clean, and ready well before the standard check-in time. We were never left without coffee, tea or extra cookies. The wait staff at breakfast was most delightful. The...

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Belmont, Massachusetts
Reviewed 30 April 2013

I love this place! Location! Location! Location! i have only been in the summer. A full buffet breakfast is included and served on the screend in porch overlooking the breathtaking view. There is a small pool where you can enjoy the magnificent setting. Right next to the property, there is a great walking path along the water. Kids will love...

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Agawam, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 April 2013

We chose to stay here for a night in late April while visiting friends in Danvers and Gloucester. We chose it specifically because it was a historic inn and also, of course, because it is on the rocky coast. Although I no longer live on the North Shore I grew up there, so returning to Rockport always boosts my spirits....

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 April 2013

This was our second stay at this inn. This time I opted for a king room as opposed to a smaller, cheaper room on the 4th floor. It wasn't money well spent. The room was small, dated and not worth what I paid. The carpets are indoor/outdoor, the furniture is shabby and the mattress was hard as a rock. I...

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East Hampton
Reviewed 16 March 2013

The last of the "little" grand hotels, Emerson by the Sea is charming -- Ralph Waldo really stayed here and the views of Pigeon Cove probably have changed very little. Our fourth floor king room was comfortable, quiet and very clean. No lift, which we knew, so we got our exercise and the added benefit of access to the "sundeck"...

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Newton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 January 2013

We spent New Years Eve here in a king/canopy room with an ocean view (although having a view is not a benefit in winter when everything can look so gray).The room was large enough to have two wing chairs, a large bureau and a writing desk. The newer bathroom was also good size. Dinner in the semi-formal dining room was...

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emersoninnkeeper, Owner at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Happy New Year! Thank you for welcoming in 2013 at the Emerson. We look forward to your next visit.

West Newbury, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 January 2013

We went to Emerson Inn by the Sea on the night of our wedding...it was quiet, peaceful and the perfect get away. There was a pretty serious storm whipping through while we were there and it just added to the adventure! We dined in that night - food was excellent, staff courteous and helpful. Our room was quaint and cozy....

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emersoninnkeeper, Owner at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Congratulations! Thank you for choosing the Emerson for your special night. We look forward to seeing you again in the summer.

Reviewed 2 January 2013

On our 2nd visit here in 3 years my wife and i got cozy and chilled in our oceanview room... a flashback to the 1800s and guests need to understand that... also we got chills up our spines when on two occasions we heard what sounded like boots clumping onto a wooden floor... and we were the ONLY guests in...

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emersoninnkeeper, Owner at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and sharing the mystery! We look forward to your next visit.

Sandy, Utah
Reviewed 30 December 2012

Our 30th Anniversary couldn't have been more of a delight for a stay on the day after Christmas. We awoke to a "Nor-Easter" Storm that added to the mystique and sense of adventure. Any time of year, Rockport and the Emerson Inn have special appeal, and the drama of Cape Ann was especially welcome in light of the un-crowded quality...

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emersoninnkeeper, Owner at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating your 30th anniversary with us. I'm glad you enjoyed the storm! There's nothing like the sound of a fierce ocean storm with crashing waves and howling wind. I confess...I love watching and listening to them, too. We look forward to your next visit.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Emerson Inn is Cape Ann's only historic grand hotel. Thirty-six beautifully appointed rooms have been restored to reflect the quality of yesteryear with amenities that discerning travelers seek today, including private baths, flat-screen televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi, and telephones. Located in scenic Rockport with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Emerson Inn was reopened under new management in May of 2016. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Emerson Inn

Address: 1 Cathedral Ave, Rockport, MA 01966-1102
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Rockport
Price Range: $266 - $401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Emerson Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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Emerson Inn By The Sea Hotel Rockport
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“Ask for a corner room if you can--views east and southeast.”
 of 5 bubbles ohiocoalminer, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Third Floor -- at the end of the hallway (avoid being below the 4th floor penthouses) with an ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles 439jimw, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get an Ocean View”
 of 5 bubbles H4302OZkathleenm, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The second floor ocean views were quite pleasant.”
 of 5 bubbles 255roscoe, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“People with physical disabilities need to ask for a ground level room. No elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles scdm, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
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