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Essex Street Inn & Suites
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Newburyport
Certificate of Excellence
upstate NY
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good location in historic center”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We booked ahead and got a small top-floor room. The Inn is homey and welcoming, and literally steps away from the main street with many restaurants and shops. We enjoyed many walking excursions throughout the town. There is private parking behind the inn, which is very convenient.

On the plus side is the comfortable, clean room and bath, generous continental breakfast with fresh fruit and a coffee maker that brews your individual choice of coffee or tea (and whenever in the day you'd like it.) The staff is very helpful, too. The wifi is free and dependable. We loved the roof windows/skylights with a rooftop view.

Just a few small complaints are that the TV didn't work, in spite of a good instruction sheet on it that described how to get it to work. There was no desk or small table to put a laptop on, and there was only one chair in the room. One of us had nowhere to sit except the bed or floor. The room was small (we did choose an inexpensive attic room) but there was no closet, nor coat hook in the room for jackets. There were hooks in the bath but those were used for towels and toiletry kits. We put the jackets on the floor, or the chair when it was not being sat in. The shower was almost too small to bend down to pick up the soap (and I am a 120 lb. person.)

Overall, I would perhaps stay here again, but would choose a higher priced room to be more comfortable.

Room Tip: The small top floor rooms in the main building are a lower price, but quite spare, perhaps better su...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Infoessexstreetinn, Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Thank you to this previous guest for their stay this past May and taking the time to post this review.
It is true that our rooms on the 3rd floor of the main building are less expensive than our regular standards on the first and second floors. This is mainly due to no elevator to access the 3rd floor , As well as because they are smaller and less spacious. We are more than happy to take all suggestions by this reviewer into consideration.

We do have satellite television in all our rooms and at times these can become temperamental. All our staff is trained and has access to resources to fix any issues that may arise.

We are pleased that to despite this few issues these guests overall enjoyed there stay with us and visit to Historic Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Sincerely,
Kathy Ross
Manager
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scottsdale, arizona
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

This is a well-located and very cute inn. The staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly, and the mattresses on the beds absolutely divine. Newburyport is a quaint and picturesque town, and the hotel portrays the personality of the village well. The inn offers a simple continental breakfast, umbrella when needed, and spectacular wifi. All the comforts of home.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Infoessexstreetinn, Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Thank you so much to this guest for choosing to stay with us while visiting Newburyport and taking the time to post this great review.
We pride ourselves on the friendliness of our staff and doing everything we can to make our guests stay a satisfying and memorable experience.

We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,
Kathy Ross
Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Went to Newburyport for a wedding and about half the party stayed at the Essex. Rooms were simple but clean, breakfast was fantastic, and the location was perfect!

Staff really were very helpful and price was right... Also, Newburyport is absolutely beautiful... Go to the historical society if you come to visit :-)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Infoessexstreetinn, Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Thank you Patrick for this wonderful review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and got to explore beautiful historic Newburyport. We hope to see you again!

Happy Summer,
Kathy Ross
Manager
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

The young lady at the front desk was very welcoming and friendly. The rest of the staff is great too! They had a delicious breakfast with the biggest oranges in the world. Overall we had a very lovely stay here and the room was very comfortable. The location was also awesome.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Infoessexstreetinn, Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Thank you to this guest for their stay this past March. We are pleased that they were satisfied with our staff, our breakfast and overall stay.

Sincerely,
Kathy Ross
Manager
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

The good, it is a New England period style B&B in downtown Newburyport walking distance to restaurants, bars, shopping and sites. The not so good, it was pricey for a what I got. I booked a suite room, which included a jet-tub and fireplace. I was expecting a period style furnishing and atmosphere typical of other period style B&B's in New England. Instead, it was a mix of new and period furniture. There was nothing wrong with the hotel or room, I was just expecting more for the price I paid. The hotel rooms are spread over three period style building with off street parking in back. They serve a basic complimentry breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Infoessexstreetinn, Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thank you to this guest for their recent stay and posting this review. We do have 3 buildings on our property. They all are of the Historic Style exterior and interior. Some of the décor is more modern. However the overall feel and charm is that of Old New England.

Sincerely,
Kathy Ross
Manager
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We stayed here for the Newburyport River Run Half Marathon in May, and it is a perfect location and they offered great service. We arrive early on the day we were to check in and were able to park in their lot and check in early. The rooms are simple, clean, and just overall well kept. The location is great, just a few steps from the main shopping/dining street in Newburyport. We just grabbed a banana from the continental breakfast but it looked like they had coffee, fruit, oatmeal, etc. Great value and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Infoessexstreetinn, Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
Thank you again for your recent stay and taking the time to post these wonderful comments.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and were comfortable.
Early check in's are not guarenteed however we are glad in this case we could accomidate this request.
We hope to see you again soon!

Best,
Kathy Ross
Manager
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Malden, Massachusetts
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

I had a really nice time at this facility It is very convenient to downtown Newburyport. Rooms wee a good size and very quaint decor. They had a continental breakfast that was very goood in the lobby. Staff was very friendly and helpful to us. We had a lot of people that stayed there for my son's wedding including the happy couple and everyone had nice things to say about it.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Lynda C
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Infoessexstreetinn, Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites, responded to this review, June 9, 2013
It was our pleasure to accomidate you and your guests while attending your son's wedding. We are pleased everyone had a wonderful visit.

Best Wishes to you and the happy couple!

Kathy Ross
Manager
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Property: Essex Street Inn & Suites
Address: 7 Essex St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2710
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Newburyport
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Newburyport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in historic downtown Newburyport, the Essex Street Inn provides charming and comfortable accommodations for business travelers and those fun get-aways. The Inn is only steps away from casual and elegant dining, the famous waterfront, arts and cultural events, fine and funky stores, and the finest antique shops. The Inn contains 38 beautifully appointed rooms and suites all wired for high speed internet access. A lovely breakfast room offers fresh teas and coffees around the clock, continental breakfast, and the morning paper. ... more   less 
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