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“Lovely Room, Extremely Accommodating Innkeeper”

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Ipswich Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 4 Ipswich B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Massachusetts
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57 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Lovely Room, Extremely Accommodating Innkeeper”
Reviewed November 6, 2011

I cannot say enough good things about my stay. I decided to stay in the Ipswich area the night before the Stone Cat Trail Marathon since it had a 6:15am start. I chose the Inn based on the reviews here at Trip Advisor. It did not disappoint. As I was traveling alone, I chose to stay in the Skylight Room. I believe the bed was a double and not a queen, but it suited my needs just fine. The room was extremely clean, and though a few times throughout the night I heard some guests shutting doors, it was overall very quiet.

The real gem of the Inn is its Innkeeper. Ray was such an accommodating host. There were two of us staying at the Inn to run the early-morning trail race, and Ray got up at 4am to ensure we had coffee and something to eat (bagels and muffins) before we had to head out at 5am.

I will definitely stay at the Inn again when I run the race next year!

Room Tip: Skylight Room is great for a single traveler
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Orford, QC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2011

Frankly, I do not how this place gets high review, other then the charming owner and great breakfast. We did three rooms while we were there. Room 1, Wicker room Great Bed, but other then that I felt like I was in a cheap Motel, everything above your head is dusty, and the shower was not clean. Room 2, The Carriage House, Great bed. This room was renovated and we liked it, minor touch up to complete the painty and get the door to work. Room 3, the Condo. Needs a lot of renovation. You will find a printer cable in the shower room (on the last tablet), there is no computer there much less a printer. If you move the sofa you will find lots of thing. To conclude, the beds are clean all the obvious is clean, but do not look to far you'll be surprise. Great breakfast place, no romance, not really a B&B its an Inn.

Room Tip: The only room that was acceptable was the Carriage house, if you get it for cheap.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Quebec
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

Delightful moment at this Inn in Ipswich located a very short distance away from beautiful Crane Beach. The rhum and orange zest waffles on the breakfast are a must try. Many thanks to Ray for his friendly hospitality.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Mayfield, New York
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

Our international motorcycle club the "circuit riders" stayed at the Ipswich Inn for our 30th year rally. The Inn is located in a quite area accented with lush gardens, lawn furniture, and deck for your enjoyment. Ray was extremely accommodating, and all of the staff gave our group great service. Our accommodations were clean and comfortable. We had menu choices for breakfast each morning and the blueberry pecan pancakes were yummy! Ray arranged two dinners for our group, one Bar-B-Que, and a celebration Surf and Turf. The Inn is in a great location for sightseeing the coastal seaside towns, great beaches, shopping, and accessible to Boston via rail.

Room Tip: Some rooms have refrigerator, microwave, and sink. All are air conditioned.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Maryland Eastern Shore
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Reviewed July 13, 2011

Ray Morley is one of the most generous hosts we've ever met. When you stay with him, you are treated like family. Not only was the service outstanding, each day Ray would chat with us about our plans for the day and give advice about local places of interest and sightseeing. He has lived in Ipswich for 45 years and knows the community inside and out. Every single breakfast we ate was amazing! We will stay with Ray at his fantastic Inn every time we visit the area.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed September 12, 2010

My elderly Mother and I, in need of R&R, sun, sand, and quiet set off for a beach getaway at the end of August. We decided to try two establishments in the Ipswich area, and this was far and away the better of our choices, as my Mother stated, "no comparison!"
We hit a heat wave (temps in the high 90's daily), but our room was cool, super comfortable, and a short walk to the town's amenities. Crane Beach is about a 10-15 min. drive, so we stayed for the day once we were there.
At suppertime, we came back to enjoy some great takeout from a nearby fish market (the B&B serves the heartiest of breakfasts we could go all day on), with a cold drink on the lovely patio, courtesy of our host.
Welcoming, restful, peaceful, very comfortable, everything - and more - that a B&B should be!

  • Stayed August 2010
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Hopatcong, New Jersey
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165 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2010

What a fantastic B&B! The Ipswich B & B is in a wonderful old house with lots of personality. Ray & Margaret Morley make you feel like family and go out of their way to be sure you have everything you need. The breakfast is AWESOME, you won’t need lunch. Most rooms have private baths and refrigerators. Some have full or partial kitchens. The property is beautiful; the flowers were in full bloom when we visited. The tomatoes from the tomato plants were the best I ever tasted! There are bird feeders and thus, lots of birds. Wild turkeys occasionally roam the yard. If your plans include Ipswich, this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Ipswich Inn Bed and Breakfast

Property: Ipswich Inn Bed and Breakfast
Address: 2 East St, Ipswich, MA 01938-2248
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Ipswich
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Ipswich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Circa 1863 - The Robert Jordan House. Stroll on walkways throughout this almost-one-acre estate that is accented by terraced perennial gardens. The Victorian home with Italianate detail was built by a Civil War veteran who became a general merchant. Accommodations include guest bedrooms in the main house and the restored Carriage House. All rooms have private bath, air conditioning, television, free WiFi - all the amenities you would expect in a fine Bed and Breakfast. A wholesome breakfast is served in the sun drenched dining room, on the garden deck, or in the formal dining room in the historic house and is included in with the room. A tranquil ambiance is imparted during a visit here. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Ipswich Bed Breakfast
Ipswich b&b

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