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Emerson Inn by the Sea

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Cathedral Avenue, Pigeon Cove, Rockport, MA 01966
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Ranked #6 of 7 hotels in Rockport
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
WPA1968 Springfield, Massachusetts
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Springfield, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my anniversary and my wife and I chose to stay at this lovely Inn. There are a lot of great things about this little oasis in Rockport, Ma. Once you set foot on the property it seems as though all the commotion and bustle of work, life and the travel ( for us it was a 2.25 hr... More

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Hull, Massachusetts
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful 2 nights here in this updated but classic vintage hotel.We had dinner there the first night and it was superb. I thought my meal was great (a chicken dish) but my husband's surf and turf was to die for. Breakfast was also very good the first morning but it was a bit plain the second but... More

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Rossford, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful rooms, incredible view, nestled in a residential neighborhood. Breakfast was 5 star every morning. Some confusion about room assignments upon check-in, but the staff readily and professionally remedied the situation. Keep up the great work!

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Edgecomb, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I spend one night at the Emerson Inn by the Sea n July, 2014. We loved it. An old (but updated) inn where Ralph Waldo Emerson used to stay .. with a long porch filled with chairs facing a lawn and the Atlantic. An outdoor pool, which we didn't get a chance to try. And the food... More

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NC Triad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We lucked into this historic, charming and 'grand old lady' of an Inn through Expedia. Yes, the lack of elevator is off-puting, but we did have a dear young man schlep our bags up ti the 3rd floor (there are 4!), so we couldn't complain too much. Once here, you can't beat the views, the quiet residential setting, and the... More

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Loudonville, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Emerson Inn by the Sea is an historic property with a to die for view! Breakfast offerings outshine many of the other Rockport and Gloucester establishments and the dinner menu and setting is worth the visit. While the bedroom and closet is small and the stairs are the only means of verticle mobility, the Emerson offers a peacful respite from... More

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Peoria
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great location only an hour or so from Boston and close to Rockport, but not walking distance. Vey scenic area with terrific views and very quant and historic. Front desk staff were very courteous and helpful. Upon arrival we were told that our room was on the third floor and no elevator, surprise! They said, there would... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently had 25 colleagues stay at the Emerson Inn for a 2 day forum. It was the PERFECT setting. We started the day with an optional walk along the Ocean, was able to have breakout sessions outside and the view from the conference room was spectacular. EVERYONE raved about the venue, the food and the weather was absolutely perfect. Melissa... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything was wonderful about this hotel. Location, restaurant, outstanding staff, cleanliness etc. Can't rate it highly enough. After having stayed at other hotels in the area on our East Coast vacation it was a welcome sight to drive up to this beautiful hotel. area on our East Coast vacation it was a welcome sight to drive up to this beautiful... More

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Greenwich, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We purchased a Living Social coupon to stay at the Emerson for 2 nights during the Sunday through Thursday period. We had to change our original reservation a month in advance and were told that rooms were filling up fast for the time period we wanted. But on arrival, we saw there were only about 8 more people staying there.... More

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Address: 1 Cathedral Avenue, Pigeon Cove, Rockport, MA 01966
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Rockport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Emerson Inn by the Sea 3*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ocean Front Accommodations, Al Fresco Dining, Fine Wines & Spirits. Member - Historic Hotels of America, National Trust for Historic Preservation. Member - Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America. Wine Spectator - "Award of Excellence." ... more   less 
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