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Emerson Inn by the Sea

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3.5 of 5
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1 Cathedral Avenue, Pigeon Cove, Rockport, MA 01966
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ashburnham, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for 4 days and really enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. The room comes with a very nice breakfast with a variety of choices. Each day there was a different item such as scrambled eggs, to French toast, pancakes and the usual assortment of fruits, muffins, scones, toast etc. We had a cozy room which is... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed with my wife, daughter (25) and son (19) at the Emerson in July of 2015. It's a mixed bag. First the good news. It's right on the sea, in a beautiful spot, and when he weather's nice it's a hard spot not to love. It's probably as nice a place as little Rockport has to offer, as I... More 

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Toledo, OH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our room was tiny. my husband could touch the almost ceiling, and he is under 6 foot. We had no place to move, even the bathroom was so small, we did not know where to put our toiletries. The way we could be in the room was to lay in bed, not fun!!! Our room was beach front. The funiture... More 

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We happened upon this slice of Heaven quite unexpectedly and delightfully! The setting is breathtaking - the grounds extending to the Atlantic! The rooms were small, but honestly, we spent most time outside - in and by the pool, and sitting in most comfortable rocking chairs on the porch looking out to the ocean. The hotel is exceptionally clean and... More 

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Spring, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I visited the Inn in the fall to eat dinner and loved the downstairs area, and the restaurant was great. My husband and I were excited to stay there when we visited in July. The room we were in needed some updating and it was extremely small; our master closet is bigger, and it isn't very big. We tried to... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were returning visitors: the first time was for a Halloween Nor'easter, the second time this June for a blustery stay again. Beautiful setting and fun experience both times. We will return as this is a very special place. Recommend walks in parks as not easy to walk at the shore.

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St Kilda, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Emerson stays true to its historic roots while providing first-class service and amenities. The rooms are kept clean and comfortable. Ours had a spectacular view, it would appear most do. The breakfast buffet was delicious -- a new chef I was told! Historic building have their limits, though. Lots of stairs, for example. If you are looking for nightclubs... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is an historic hotel. Please understand that this means that not everything is as some folks might want - new stuff. For us, that is understood - but don't be surprised. The staff that we met were consistently very nice - registration, dining, questions. But this is a relatively expensive experience, and all of that is to be expected.... More 

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Pigeon Cove is a beautiful section of Rockport and as you pull into the Inn parking lot you are swept away by the view of the Atlantic ocean. Emerson is a throw back to a day gone by. It is a gorgeous Inn with a wonderful wrap around porch where you can sit in Adirondack rocking chairs and have your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful old architecture with lots of history and right on the ocean! If your looking for that New England feel, this is for you. A tranquil place to relax and rejuvenate. The continental breakfast was incredible..I mean incredible! Gale is an amazing cook. All homemade and what a spread! I enjoyed eating breakfast on the deck overlooking the ocean. So... More 

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