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Compass Rose Inn

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5 1/2 Center Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Durham, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Room 5 at the end of June, 2015. Al, the owner greeted me and showed me to my room. The dining room downstairs was lovely. The Inn is in pristine condition and was very comfortable. The room was lovely. I had a small seating area and a king-size bed with extra pillows. The bathroom was large with a... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me just say, that the rooms here are exceptional. Ours had a sitting room, bedroom, and a full bath with a tub, along with a bathroom add-on with an additional sink. This property has all the old-world charm with the updated construction and amenities. Super clean, and within walking distance of everything. We couldn't have asked for a better... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First and foremost the team of Al "owner" and Cindy "housekeeper and chef" will insure your stay is what you desire. Do not hesitate to keep them appriased of your comforts and needs. The location is prime within steps to picturesque downtown historic Newburyport open to your whims of dinning, selective shopping, whale watching, a leisurely sail or just sitting... More 

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Augusta, Maine, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

When we stayed at the Compass Rose last year it was a refreshing stay with lots of amenities and a Wonderful Hot breakfast. This year was different- the Inn is in need of some attention to detail- and make sure you have enough food for all your guests. We were very disappointed this year- however, they are going through some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is a great place to stay in Newburyport. The location is close to all of the shops and restaurants so no driving and parking is necessary. The rooms are large and very comfortable. The dressing area with the extra sink was also very nice to have. You must stay here if you are in town!!

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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I would highly recommend staying at this Inn. We were able to park the car up for the weekend and walk everywhere. The inn could not be located in a more convenient location. We had the room with a separate entrance next to the inn, which was perfect for 3 'loud and chatty' women away on our annual girls trip.... More 

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Berkeley, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The inn offers complimentary breakfast every morning and also provides free wifi in all rooms. The service here is also great. I will definitely stay at Compass Rose Inn again when I am back in the area.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I took my husband to Newburyport for his birthday and we spent two wonderful nights in this beautiful inn in the heart of Newburyport. The Inn itself is a beautiful home, comfortable and inviting. Our room was beautifully appointed and spacious, with a sitting room, bedroom, bathroom and alcove. There was a coffeemaker in the alcove (always a plus). Cindy,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We traveled to Newbury Port for our wedding... and stayed at the Compass Rose. They were WONDERFUL! The inn is beautiful... the breakfast was DELISH! and the manager, Cindy, went above and beyond to help us settle in... We couldn't have felt more supported getting ready for our big day! If you are in the area- it is a perfect... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This inn is wonderful! From the moment we arrived we understood why it has received so many great reviews! We were greeted warmly and were happily checked into Suite 5 on the third floor. The room was spacious and laid out perfectly, full of light and very nicely decorated. The bathroom had a large sink and a spacious shower. Everything... More 

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