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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
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Woodbury, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was a regular at the Emerson except for the past two years. Nothing improved since then - We were given room 210 - two double beds since we had our daughter with us and I didn't get any sleep. Every time my husband or I moved the bed squeeked and moved a lot !! It is time for new... More

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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Check-in: quick, friendly, but not very accommodating. We checked in late, around 9pm and although we got a room with a view, we requested if it could be discounted since we weren't going to be able to get the most out of it. Our request was not entertained. (During our stay, we overheard other guests complaining about the same lady... More

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Essex, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I would like to say "Thank You" to the Emerson Inn and Melissa Hobbs. We hosted the reception after my brothers funeral there and Melissa Hobbs and her staff did an amazing job. They made sure every last detailed was covered and we had given them very little time to prepare, but it was flawles! The Inn was so beautiful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

I don't even know where to begin...I just want to burst out everything all at once! This place is great! Seriously, in detail..I purchased the brew package. The price was more than reasonable for all we got... The room..small, quaint, very neat. What I first saw...A king size bed, a chair, 2 bedside tables, a desk, and an entertainment center... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I stayed here over Veterans Day and until the 13th. I took advantage of the complimentary night for Veterans. It was a perfect stay. I stayed in one of the little cozy rooms because I was by myself. The room was clean and comfortable. I had a great visit and found Newport to be a very relaxing and peaceful place... More

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Beverly, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We went the Emerson Inn's Brunch today and all I can say is OMG! We have been to a couple of their holiday brunch buffets before, which were always good, so when we heard that they were doing a weekly "Jazz Brunch", we figured it was worth a try. While the food has always been impressive, this is one of... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We knew that we were going to have a small room with only a double bed, so we were prepared. Since the bathroom didn't have any counter space, I set up the ironing board that was in the closet to put my things on. Worked great! Delicious breakfast - very elegant. Yes the inn is old & needs some work,... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Yes, the rooms are on the small side, but they provided a bureau, desk with chair, two easy chairs and two twin sized beds. While we were situated on the street side, we had three windows, which brought in the lovely muted morning light. Sometimes you have to sacrifice convenience for authenticity. We found everything about our experience to be... More

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
26 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This hotel is right on the seafront but is a little way out of Rockport itself. It is part of the group of hotels "Historic Hotels of America". It is more like a country house than a hotel with antique style furniture. Quite small room and had a disturbed night due to the excessive noise from the central air conditioning... More

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Poorly decorated, and poorly maintained. A real travesty to see an "Historic Inn" poorly covered with aluminum siding. We paid top rate for a room and bathroom that was so small, you could hardly turn around. No place to sit, other than the bed.

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Also Known As:
Emerson Inn By The Sea Hotel
Emerson Inn By The Sea Hotel Rockport
Address: 1 Cathedral Avenue, Pigeon Cove, Rockport, MA 01966
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Rockport
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #6 of 7 hotels in Rockport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Emerson Inn by the Sea 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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