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Garrison Inn Boutique Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Newburyport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 24, 2014

We were so delighted with the Garrison Inn! It was VERY clean, decorated so quaintly and provided every amenity one could need or want while traveling. The toiletries were very high class and quality. We were particularly impressed with the free offerings included in the very reasonable room rate- the tea/coffee/champagne cocktail/cookies/chocolates offered each afternoon in the beautiful lobby and tea room as well as the amazingly delicious and abundant hot, to-order breakfast. Stu the Chef is phenomenal! The bed was very comfortable, the rooms were very spacious and provided LCD flat-screen TV, an iPod docking station and free Wi-Fi. Temperature control for the room is at the control of the guest- a great feature. The entire staff was super nice and very accommodating. Parking is also provided and the hotel is located right downtown in walking distance to great restaurants, the docks and shopping. We can’t wait to go back soon! Thank you Garrison Inn for a wonderful weekend!.

Room Tip: Corner room are larger and Brown Square view allows you to see the town.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

We enjoyed a one-night stay at the Garrison Inn during a snowy Saturday evening. Parking was convenient; staff was friendly and helpful; and the room was warm, clean, and inviting (comfortable king-sized bed!). The Inn is footsteps away from downtown shops and restaurants, including David's Tavern, located in building's brick and stone cellar--good food and service; free babysitting onsite. We highly recommend the Garrison Inn for a short-term or long-term stay.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

spent 8 days here on a combo work / family trip. I wanted a home base
to work during the day and visit my family in the evening. The properties
location, room size, Internet speed and very friendly and helpful
staff combined to nail this goal. All the restaurants, cafés and
waterfront of Newburyport are in very easy walking distance and
workout facilities are across the street at the Y - including a lap
pool.
Breakfast is a nice convenience in the morning and in the basement of the building, though not part of the hotel, is a nice bar/restaurant with music Thur-Sat -- David's.
The minor detractions are few. Large 16X9 aspect ratio flat panel
displays are a waste of space without HD content These should be replaced by SD monitors or the signal upgraded to HD (as it used ot be at this location). Secondly, for me,
the room furnishings were both sparse yet clashed - something did not
quite work for me. Not a huge issue - but the rooms are not too impressive IMHO.
All in all I would highly recommend.

Room Tip: I enjoyed overlooking Brown Square - your mileage my vary.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

My husband recently surprised me with a birthday get-away weekend in Newburyport and when our original accommodations fell through at the last minute due to repairs, (that's a whole other review!) the Garrison Inn really stepped up. Not only did they find us a room at 2pm on a Saturday, but they gave us a complimentary upgrade to one of their best rooms in light of the milestone celebration.

The Inn is walkable to any Newburyport shop or restaurant you may want to visit. We had a lovely and quiet stay complete with a great made-to-order breakfast in their cozy tea room. Being a tea lover, I really enjoyed the tea bar in the lobby complete with a collection of antique cups and saucers. The staff even provided us with a silver pitcher for hot water and a tray so we could enjoy a warm cup in our room.

The "room" was a spacious two floor suite. There have been some comments on the decor choices and while they are certainly eclectic it's not outrageous. The juxtaposition of the exposed brick and some of the more modern accents might not be to everyone's taste. I do have to agree that form seems to have been prioritized over function when they were designing the rooms. Everything looks great, but there is nowhere to hang a hand towel in the bathroom. Certainly not a huge inconvenience, just odd.

Overall a great experience thanks to the staff at the Garrison Inn!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

My wife Deb and I have stayed twice at the Garrison and both times has been memorable occasions. You can feel the history of this elegant Inn and enjoy modern convenience as well. One other thing....Breakfast!!!!! WOW, Beyond The Beyond!!!

If you want a grand stay the Garrison is the place!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Just spent the Xmas holiday in my hometown staying at the Garrison Inn. The staff is so lovely I almost hesitate to give any suggestions but that's what this is all about so here goes.

The check in was very simple and fast. We were assigned our rooms on FL 2 and given multiple sets of keys. The lobby was perfectly decorated for Christmas and it was warm and welcoming.

Upon entering the room we were impressed. We felt cheap not springing for an upgraded room with firelace but the decor is lovely. Most notable is the older decor like the desk, light fixtures and molding. The mix of old and new feels a bit random but the room looked comfy. It's great that it's been renovated. The bathrooms are less renovated but still clean and comfy.

The bed. It was smaller than our bed at home but the mattress was not comfy and the pillows were like 2 kleenex. I swear it impacted both our sleep as we hardly felt like we had anything under us. Also it can be slightly loud at night.

Overall the locale is incredible. We could walk downtown to eat, shop or look at the tree. The afternoon tea at Garrison was so lovely and each staff member treated us like gold. A little updates of beds and pillows could make it perfect. We also loved having David's restaurant downstairs. It's a token to the past and we appreciated all of their staff too. For $179/night plus tax I hoped for a bit more.

It seems like the Garrison and David's are run by great folks but that there is a little hesitance to move beyond the 80's with some decor, liquor offerings and overall mindset. I would still recommend it as a great little gem. I would give up the breakfast if it meant the rooms were 100%.

Room Tip: Ask for extra pillows or bring your own from home.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Our family absolutely loves the Garrison Inn! All of the staff are extremely friendly and helpful! The location is ideal to walk everywhere. The lobby is so elegant and the breakfast room is perfect!!

Room Tip: we loved the junior suite loft, great view and fun loft for the kids!
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 11 Brown Sq, Newburyport, MA 01950-2513
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Newburyport
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Newburyport
Price Range: $233 - $400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Garrison Inn Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Downtown Newburyport the historical GARRISON INN Boutique Hotel stands as an icon of modern glamour and timeless elegance, providing an exceptional experience for discerning travelers. As a true luxury boutique hotel, we provide unparalleled amenities and distinguished personal services with a highly focused attention to detail. Set in the heart of Newburyport's historic city center, we are an established, downtown Landmark Hotel known around the world for our rich historic character, impeccable service, and urban sophistication. Come discover the many special touches that set us apart. ... more   less 
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