We wanted a weekend away between months of stress. Having to be in Boston on Monday we looked for a north-of-Boston location ON the ocean, and those are not easy to find, and especially not on late notice.
I hadn't seen the ocean in years and I wanted to be as close as possible to my old friend. Not across the street, and not up a rocky bluff, but ON the beach, with a tent if necessary!
Captain's Bounty on the Beach had one, precious room left. We were fortunate enough to put our name on it.
We were so grateful to find the location was perfect, ON the beach as advertised. In my world things are not always as advertised so I had a few doubts – oh silly me! In a short 36 hours I almost got my fill of the sea and the waves.
The room itself had a small kitchen with pots and plates which came in very handy; the mattresses, pillows and linens were excellent; the bathroom well stocked and well appointed; the privacy deck was wonderful.
The room was not fancy but it was very clean and exceedingly comfortable. There was some wear but no damage. I think the owners take care of the place very well, and paint and repair constantly and as needed.
Every room on all 3 floors has a balcony and faces the ocean so there is not a bad room to be had no matter what you book. Other reviews say you MUST get a 3rd floor, but we had the 2nd floor and it was lovely and perfect. Don’t feel bad about not getting 3rd floor.
The only advice I can offer is about traveling here. Make sure to arrive well before rush hour of whatever day you’re traveling – do the research. Getting stuck in traffic on 495 and other roads ruined our first day as it unexpectedly took almost 8 hours to travel 211 miles.
We are so looking forward to going back to Captain's Bounty and will try to bring our dog. The beach here IS a haven for dogs and their people so if you are not a dog person this might not be your place.
If you’re loud or looking to party, this is not the place for you. At check-in the owner told us that the hotel was a quiet one, and that people came there for quiet and rest. I wonder if he thought we looked like party animals!
If you need a room over the waves and are not fussy or stuffy this IS your place.
If you need a quiet haven on the beach to refresh, relax and meditate, this is the place for you.
And maybe I’ll see you there!
(Lisa & Mark from Waterford NY)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are an oceanfront hotel in beautiful downtown Rockport -- all of our rooms have decks and face directly onto the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is entered from the side of our building. All of Rockport's shops, art galleries and restaurants are within an easy walk. Our rooms have cable TV with DVD players and Wi-Fi. Nine of our rooms have complete kitchenettes and all rooms have been extensively renovated over the last few years. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Captain`s Bounty On The Beach Hotel Rockport
- Captains Bounty Hotel
- Captains Bounty Rockport