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Compass Rose Inn

5 1/2 Center Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a second wonderful stay at the Compass Rose in this past week. We were there to celebrate and help with the birth of our second grandchild and staying at the Compass Rose made it such a fabulous time. We wake up in the most comfortable bed after a very quiet night sleep - light a... More

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had an exceptional stay at the Compass Rose. It was a perfect spot to getaway, reconnect and explore all Newburyport has to offer. The room was beautiful, comfortable, and spacious. We also had a lovely time chatting with Gloria and getting great recommendations around town! She is truly an amazing Innkeeper. We will absolutely return!

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location, service, and beauty of the Compass Rose is amazing! My husband and I stayed here for a getaway in suite 4 with a lovely water/town view. The hospitality was perfect and we loved having cocktails in the upstairs cupola. We will undoubtedly be back!!

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Alabaster, Alabama
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I scoured options in New England for a week's gathering for a family of six from Alabama and California. Since most had not experienced anything like the area north of Boston near the shore and in October, I arranged for us to stay at the Compass Rose Inn in Newburyport because my wife and I like B&Bs. I remember driving... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Spent three nights here last week. Beautifully furnished throughout. Spotless and inviting. Fireplace in our room.Charming! Had to stay on the third floor ( my knees!), but worth the climb. Host and hostess couldn't have been nicer. There is an alcove on the second floor landing with a chaise , enormous Oriental platter and a gorgeous plant. Read my Vogue... More

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

My wife and I spent 4 wonderful days the last week in September in Newburyport Massachusetts and stayed at the best bed and Breakfast ever The Compass Rose Inn. The accomodations were first class and the owner and caretaker were perfect hosts. The room was on the ground floor (huge) with a fireplace. Located in the heart of the city... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed at the Compass Rose Inn September 21st and 22nd while in town for a wedding. We were on the 3rd floor which is a bit of climb, but worth the trip. Our suite was delightful, loads of space, a really comfortable bed and a great bathroom set-up for two people trying to bath and dress.. Gloria, the Inn... More

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Fairfield County, CT.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We have stayed at the Compass Rose Inn twice. Both times on the 2nd floor. In what I call the blue suite. It is so comfortable and beautifully decorated. The living room area with a fire place makes you imagine that you might be visiting a the home of a sea captain of means from a by gone era. The... More

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Houston Texas
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I have stayed at many B&B and this may be the best of them all. The rooms are huge, the bath is excellent with a walk in shower, fridge and plenty of room for closthes. The rooms have a seperate bedroom with a nice sitting room with a couch and fireplace. Across the small street is a god pplace to... More

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New Jersey
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We just returned from our trip to Cape Ann and couldn't be happier. Even though we only stayed one night at The Compass Rose, we were so impressed with the architectural beauty and space of our suite. We have traveled extensively, using bed and breakfast from the Select Registry. Clearly the Compass Rose Inn qualifies to be a part of... More

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Also Known As:
Compass Rose Hotel
Compass Rose Hotel Newburyport
Address: 5 1/2 Center Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Newburyport
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Newburyport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of downtown Newburyport, you'll find a hidden treasure called Compass Rose. This sophisticated all-suite Inn offers you the opportunity to relax and experience the character and historic charm of a picturesque New England town. Compass Rose is a newly constructed Federal style mansion incorporating period ambiance with state of the art comfort and safety. Our spacious accommodations include five elegant three-room suites; each with a fire placed sitting room, bedroom with king sized bed and a luxurious private bath and a dressing alcove. We offer a convenient first floor suite for our visitors who prefer not to use stairs. ... more   less 
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