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Essex Conference Center & Retreat

1 Conomo Point Rd, Essex, MA 01929
Essex Conference Center & Retreat
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My work group had a retreat here in May, and this was the perfect setting. The accommodations were exactly what we needed for talks, meals, downtime, and fun activities. Everyone in the group complemented the food, and the staff were very helpful with anything we needed. The woodsy, artsy setting was good for relaxing as well as brainstorming. The rooms... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The retreat center is in a peacefully beautiful setting surrounded by trees and a lovely pond. The communal spaces are spacious and the hot tub and sauna are so different from most retreat centers. There are many places within the center for quiet conversations. The rooms are tastefully done, beds are comfortable and bathrooms are clean. The staff is very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Cozy, quirky and a fun place to gather. We were here for a wedding. If you are considering an event here, know that the service is decidedly so-so, as was the food. The accommodations have a camp like or dorm like feel, with shared bathrooms, some single beds, and very simple furniture. The common spaces were fun and comfortable.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Our organization has used Essex two years in a row for a 2-day workshop we give. Planning logistics is smooth and easy. The site exudes peace and calm for a group of otherwise very busy people. The accommodations are simple, but clean and comfortable (especially since they replaced the mattresses), and the food? the food, the food! LOVE the food.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have coordinated and participated in many retreats over the past few years here in Boston and Beyond – both at the Essex Conference Center and at many other places. Essex is by far and away my favorite and the favorite of many of my colleagues. And, to be honest, it’s gotten even better over time. I was at a... More 

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Rossford, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Visited the center for a work retreat, but did not stay there due to previous reviews. The meeting spaces or common areas were quite adequate for our group and the organic food was delicious and creative - wonderful chef! Loved the art displayed throughout the wooded grounds. Advice if you visit: bring bug spray :-)

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I stayed at ECCR in April 2014 for a coaching retreat and I loved it there. The grounds are unique with a beautiful pond and amazing sculptures. Food is superb, and what is even more important is the outstanding service. I did not feel just welcome, I felt loved. Everyone at ECCR - Cecilia, Magdalene, Mia, every single person I... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a one week bootcamp training. Liked every moment of it. Would not have minded staying longer. The staff deserve 5 stars. The food is simple but healthy, tasty and abundant. For those complaining, its a retreat for gods sake, not a disney resort! And they are very clear about that on their website.

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This place is a poorly designed, ill thought-out timber compound turned wedding/event factory. This is an adult campsite. If you want to go camping, go do it in the woods, don't shell out any money to stay at this place for the same amount of bug bites. The summer in ECCR with no air conditioning is awful. That's our own... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My family had to attend a wedding at this facility in July. Originally I had booked an Inn in Rockport on the water but the bride and groom requested all family stay here. Well, I spent every minute regretting my decision. Although this place has a beautiful outdoor setting and the wedding ceremony itself, was very beautiful etc...the rest of... More 

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