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Port Washington, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Entire house is gorgeous and immaculate; location in the center of everything but very quiet; outstanding breakfast; free wifi; Kate is accommodating and very pleasant; harbor view from our suite on third floor (#4). We'll be back!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful house, but when we arrived we realized that we were going to stay in an adjoining brick building next to the house and this was not mentioned online at all. To enter the room, there were very steep steps that were difficult for my elderly mother. When I brought this up to the staff member, she was incredibly rude... More 

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Naples, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three days into our planned five night stay at the Compass Rose, we had to check out early to visit the local hospital emergency room for my husband, who was very ill. When we made the gentleman at the desk aware of the situation, he was very solicitous and offered to help with our luggage. He also conferred with the... More 

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Coatesville, Pa, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time staying at a B&B and we didn't know what to expect. We were greeted by Kate who was the innkeeper and we had a lovely conversation with her. Breeakfast the next 2 days was awesome. We will definitely go back again.

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1 Thank Harris M
Caitlin F, General Manager at Compass Rose Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you chose the Compass Rose Inn as your first B&B experience and that it was a pleasant stay. We try to provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for our guests. Kate is truly an asset to the Inn being very knowledgeable about Newburyport and the surrounding area as well as creating delicious breakfasts for our... More 

Park Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Compass Rose Inn at the suggestion of my future son-in-law who was planning a proposal to our daughter in this area this past weekend. He was from the area and said it was well liked by many. Well, he was absolutely right. This place is just lovely. Beautiful restored home but maintaining the historic charm. Room... More 

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Caitlin F, General Manager at Compass Rose Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and review of the Compass Rose Inn and Congratulations to you and your daughter. The Inn is so convenient, walking distance, to all Newburyport has to offer. We also appreciate your kind words for Kate, our innkeeper. Her breakfasts are delicious and she is a gracious host to our guests. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

This inn is exceptional in every way. The spacious room is beautifully decorated and the sitting room with the fireplace was an extra special touch. The bathroom was sparkling clean and the extra sink outside the bath was great touch. Breakfast was wonderful! Eggs, sausage, breakfast casserole, muffins, coffee, juices, yogurt, cereals...etc. The inn is situated on a side street... More 

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Caitlin F, General Manager at Compass Rose Inn, responded to this review

It pleases us greatly to know that you enjoyed your recent stay at the Compass Rose Inn and thank you for posting this review. Our staff works hard to provide our guests with clean and comfortable surroundings and, Kate our Innkeeper, brings her culinary expertise to the breakfast table every morning Thank you again for your comments and we look... More 

El Dorado Hills, California
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Our night at the Compass Rose was the most expensive hotel on our 2 week vacation, and also our least favorite. I definitely felt that it was overpriced. The room was not as clean as we expected (wood floors needed swept and shower needed cleaned), the bedding (comforter,decorative pillows) needed cleaned. A broken TP dispenser hung from the bathroom wall.... More 

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Caitlin F, General Manager at Compass Rose Inn, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize that you were disappointed with the cleanliness of your room during your recent stay at the Compass Rose Inn. Your comments have been discussed with our staff to ensure that what you experienced does not happen in the future. We take pride in providing an environment where our guests are comfortable during their visit to Newburyport. Thank... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Quaint. Yummy breakfast. Wish that the fruit had been organic, though. Kate, the inn keeper, is not an extrovert, but is rather reserved and calm. Loved watching the fog roll in from up high in the cupola.

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1 Thank Montaine2
Caitlin F, General Manager at Compass Rose Inn, responded to this review

The cupola at the top of the Inn is a favorite of our guests whether watching the fog roll in, fireworks during Yankee Homecoming, the snow falling over the city in winter or just enjoying the view of the surrounding area. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Inn and thank you for your review. It is... More 

Quinlan, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We were just passing through. Got there about 6:30. Easy to check in. The lady was very nice and professional. Answered questions about the area. Breakfast was great. Lot to choose from. I have a food allergy. She offered to make something special. The room was very clean and the beds were comfortable. Will make a return trip soon. Exceeded... More 

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Thank landrithc
Caitlin F, General Manager at Compass Rose Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Compass Rose Inn and that Kate was able to accommodate your food allergies during breakfast. Whether you are at the Inn for a short stay or longer, our staff will make every effort to be as helpful as possible to our guests. Thank you too for posting a review on... More 

North Central Florida
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

I can be pretty picky as we've stayed in a lot of nice places over the years but I can't think of anything we didn't like about our room, the house or the town. Our king bed was as comfy as it was pretty, the bathroom was large as was the shower and there was a 2nd sink outside the... More 

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Caitlin F, General Manager at Compass Rose Inn, responded to this review

Oh, thank you for your very gracious comments. We love reading them. It is our goal to make your visit to Newburyport and stay at the Compass Rose Inn inviting and comfortable and try to provide those subtle touches that give our guests a warm, homey feeling. Thank you again for your positive comments and, we look forward to having... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Compass Rose Inn

Address: 5 1/2 Center St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2722
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Newburyport
Price Range: $232 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Compass Rose Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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