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1 Cathedral Ave, Rockport, MA 01966-1102
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#7 of 8 in Rockport
Travelers' Choice
The Emerson Inn is a historic oceanfront hotel nestled on Pigeon Cove in beautiful Rockport, Massachusetts. Renovated & rejuvenated in 2016, the property has been refreshed to perfectly blend the historic charm of the hotel and modern amenities travelers seek today, including private baths, flat-screen HD televisions, complimentary WiFi across the property, and new comfortable beds and linens. Featuring stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Emerson Inn is perfect for romantic getaways, family vacations, or business travelers!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Car hire
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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BNS wrote a review Yesterday
Southington, Connecticut2 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Inn. The staff and facilities were fantastic. The Inn is close by to State Parks, Beaches and attractions such as the Paper House, Hammond's Castle and the Beauport Sleeper House. Breakfast was provided every morning while you are seated on the back porch with a breathtaking ocean view. The Inn is only a few miles from downtown Rockport and Glouster, so getting a lobster dinner is a must. The Adirondack chairs on the back lawn of the Inn were the best place to be in the evening, relaxing with a drink and and a cool ocean breeze. We definitely plan to go back in the future. We thank the staff for being friendly and accommodating.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Definitely get an Ocean View
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jetsetjulie wrote a review May 23
New Port Richey, Florida18 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location very good service. Breakfast was great! Really enjoyed the stay. The walk along the water was a beautifull sight and I thought the location was perfect to get into town. The only drawback was the steep stairs going up into the room, not for people who have step issues.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
John S wrote a review May 19
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This was our third visit and we will be back again over the summer. Our room was upgraded to ocean views as we celebrated our anniversary during our stay. Our hosts Kimberly and Bart made us feel right at home. Candice is friendly and accommodating and made us feel more like family than guests. Her son Kamron works in the dining room is attentive to every detail. Bill and Janice at the bar are wonderful. The breakfasts here are fabulous as are the evening meals. They have a new chef, Napoleon. I am not sure why anyone would eat anywhere else. It was a quiet and relaxing few days!! I highly recommend the Inn!! Thank you to everyone for making our stay so very enjoyable!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
JJukanovich wrote a review May 12
Kigali, Rwanda5 contributions1 helpful vote
We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at The Emerson Inn and the staff went above and beyond to make it a wonderful get-away for us. They upgraded our room to an ocean view and gave us a congratulatory gift. The sunrise every morning was breathtaking. So many hotels and inns these days don't provide breakfast. The Emerson chef cooks to order. The dinner was also top-notch with fresh tuna. The music playing in the lobby makes you feel like you're in Europe. The access to the Atlantic path and the ability to take a short walk to Halibut Point or downtown make it a healthy stay as well. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Room 315 is quiet and has a gorgeous view of the ocean.
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Jessica R wrote a review May 9
1 contribution
This was our first visit to Rockport and the location and accommodations could not be beat. The entire team at Emerson Inn was friendly, helpful and accommodating. Ocean views cannot be beat, and multiple places inside and out to enjoy a relaxing moment to yourself.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: Ocean Views cannot be beat
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Traveloften2013 wrote a review Nov 2021
Boston, Massachusetts4 contributions
We stayed at the Emerson Inn from November 12, 2021 to November 14, 2021. My Nephews wedding reception was held there on November 13, 2021. The Inn is absolutely beautiful and the staff makes you feel so welcome! In-fact, all of us attending the wedding had all 32 rooms booked! We had a breakfast buffet Saturday and Sunday morning which was absolutely fantastic. Dinner Saturday night at the wedding reception was awesome too! Our room number 209 offered the most spectacular sunrises and the oceanfront location of the Inn was absolutely beautiful! I would highly recommend the Emerson Inn to anyone looking for an oceanfront accommodations!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
Maria L wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
This was our second stay at this beautiful, classic inn by the sea. Chose the balcony room for the outstanding ocean views. Very comfortable bedding. The grounds are just lovely, breakfast was delicious, the hosts went above and beyond to accommodate us.
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Date of stay: November 2021
KSAdventure wrote a review Nov 2021
Overland Park, Kansas8 contributions5 helpful votes
Rockport is one of our favorite places and the Emerson is the perfect spot. It is a bit north of the Bearskin Neck shops but just perfect for a relaxing spot to take in all that this area has to offer.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: Go with the ocean view side and higher floors (3rd or 4th) have a better view. Just know that...
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PilotMike42 wrote a review Oct 2021
Woods Hole, Massachusetts24 contributions3 helpful votes
The Emerson Inn was a beautiful place to stay. From the soft music in the lounge, the lovely breakfast on the Veranda, and the friendly and accommodating staff, the whole experience was delightful. The location provided beautiful views from our ocean view room. The Veranda was very relaxing, having my book and a cup of coffee while enjoying the sea breeze. Breakfast was delicious, and the staff were friendly and helpful. The rom was comfortable and the jacuzzi tub was a nice bonus too. We didn't spend much time in the lounge, but on the one chilly morning i found one of the couches to be a lovely reading spot. We enjoyed it so much I've recommended it to a friend for a coupes weekend next year.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Jim from Schaghticoke wrote a review Oct 2021
Schaghticoke, New York5 contributions
Our extended family stayed here after a wedding and we couldn't have been happier with out choice. Beautiful hotel, great food, and the staff went above and beyond. The only minor hit, there is no elevator. My brother is close to having a knee replacement and when the hotel found out, they shuffled rooms around to get him one on the 2nd floor. As Arnold S said, we will be back....
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
$211 - $346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Emerson Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Emerson Inn?
Nearby attractions include Shalin Liu Performance Center (1.5 miles), Cape Ann Museum (4.9 miles), and Halibut Point State Park (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Emerson Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Emerson Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Emerson Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Emerson Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Emerson Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Roy Moore Lobster Co, Helmut's Strudel, and Bean & Leaf Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Emerson Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Emerson Inn offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Emerson Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Annisquam Village Church (2.8 miles).
Does The Emerson Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is The Emerson Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.