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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Essex Street Inn And Suites
- Essex Street Hotel Newburyport
- The Essex Street Hotel