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Essex Street Inn & Suites
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Newburyport
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We chose the Essex St. Inn and Suites because it is around the corner from Loretta's, the restaurant we wanted to go to for dinner in Newburyport. The parking was easy, the room was large and the people who worked there were very nice. We both slept well and the beds were comfortable. Someone helped me carry my bag up the stairs, and the breakfast was quite lovely, with lots of options.

Room Tip: I only saw our room, which was on the second floor on the corner, and it was nice and large.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Infoessexstreetinn, Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2013

We thank this guest for taking the time to post this review. We are happy that they had a good time visiting Newburyport and with our accommodations and staff.

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Kathy Ross
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Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

As someone who has been going to Newburyport for over 10 years, this has always been an old standby. We used to stay out on Plum Island before it became the new Blue inn and the prices sky rocketed but for somewhere right in town this does the job and does it well. Nice rooms, great location, friendly staff and nice little breakfast set up. Ceia Kitchen and Bar is a great new place for diner around the corner!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Infoessexstreetinn, Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2013

Thank you for your positive review. We hope to see you again in the future.


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Kathy Ross
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights. The room was clean and functional for the stay although the lack of a desk and enough working sockets/plugs would be an issue for me for a longer stay. The location was really good too.

I found the breakfast poor. Plastic knives and forks, paper cups and poor quality fruit and coffee are not really appealing. However the excellent location means there are other options.

I noted in an earlier reply the manger said staff were trained to offer assistance with bags. No one offered to help me with my 3 cases.

A reasonable choice for 2 days but wouldn't want to stay much longer.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Infoessexstreetinn, Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2013

We would like to thank this guest for staying with us and taking the time to post this review.

In response, all of our plastic and paper supplies are 100% recyclable and we do have a separate barrel in our breakfast room to dispose of these items.

Our staff is trained to offer to assist with luggage and we do sincerely apologize that this was not the case in regards to this guests stay.

We do not know which room this guest stayed in to be able to inspect the electrical sockets. We will certainly keep this issue in mind incase other guests mention it.

Our fruit is delivered twice a week and we do inspect it for freshness daily. Our coffee is a self serve Kurig machine with a variety of different flavors.

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Kathy Ross
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Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Since we required twin beds, our room was more modest and less expensive. The bathroom was a postage stamp, even in comparison with similar historic inns I've stayed at. Continental breakfast was dismal-- mold on my English muffin, and "old" bananas, but fresh yoghurt, cereals, bagels, etc... Hey, mold happens, and the staff apologized, but it just seems their operations need improvement. For example, no elevators, so shouldn't staff offer assistance with luggage? On the plus side, we appreciated the free parking and easy walkability to everywhere we wanted to go in Newburyport, which was a terrific getaway.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Infoessexstreetinn, Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2013

Thank you to this recent guest for there stay and taking the time to post this review. We do check all our breakfast items each time they are set out and put away for freshness . We do apologize that on this day an english muffin was overlooked. We do receive our fresh produce twice weekly. It is possible that on this day we had not yet received our supply of fresh fruit.

The reviewer is correct that we do not have elevators in any of our 3 buildings. Our staff is trained to offer to assist guests with luggage. We apologize if this was not the case in regards to this stay.

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

My friends and I went to Newburyport to celebrate my cousin Lisas' birthday..she was visiting from VA.

She had a fabulous time visiting from VA...(3 fun filled days in historic and beautiful Newburyport with great friends)
Location was excellent and within walking distance to all the great Newburyport restaurants, shops and of course....the waterfront..
We loved the suite we rented because we had a fabulous rooftop deck...
We went to the beach during the day at Plum Island...went out to dinner and walked around and then looked forward to hanging out on the deck that evening..The weather was beautiful and we enjoyed the weekend!
Here is a breakdown of the pros and cons- I am only listing one con...I really had to think long and hard to come up with one because our stay was so wonderful
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1-Staff- In one word AWESOME
Kathy , the Manager, is amazing. From start to finish she made sure our stay would be wonderful...From the first phone call I made to the inn- booking an awesome suite with rooftop deck- making sure all the details were taken care of with booking so check in was painless
Mark- He checked us in when we arrived. He was very friendly and made us feel welcome!
The staff working other shift were always friendly and willing to help if needed.
2-Rooms- The King suite was awesome...super comfortable plushtop beds and this room included a jacuzzi too..the deck was off of the bedroom. ( I liked using the cards to access the rooms versus using a key...very easy! )
The bathroom had good lighting (necessary for girls getting ready ..right!)

The kitchenette on first floor had stove/fridge which was great to have..the living room had pullout big couch that slept 2 comfortably ..

3-Location- Essex street is right off of State Street....you are literally in the heart of Newburyport and steps away from awesome restaurants and bars...and a nice walk to the waterfront... The beach (plum island) is only a few miles away by car..or if you are adventurous you could bike there.;....next time!

We enjoyed walking around and all the fun shops...
We loved Brine Restaurant... (awesome seafood..very different and yummy entrees such as fried oysters...salsa verda and with bacon- sounds bad - its so delicious people!)
Plum Island grill (you have to drive there..but its great after the beach)- great salads and
fish dinners...fun deck for cocktail hour
Cafe Sienna,Newburyport- Awesome capuccinos to fuel your shopping day :)

4- Price- very reasonable for really higher end property. I would stay there again in a heartbeat..

5- Amenities- They serve a continental breakfast (coffee/juice/tea/muffins/bagels/yogurt/cereal). This was available in the front lobby every morning.
We got tray with coffee and yogurt/muffin that we brought to our deck every morning.- so nice!
We also got coffee (keurig) to go which was great!
We didn't really want heavy omelettes / eggs for breakfast ..this was perfect
Plus..if you really want a big breakfast plenty of restaurants in walking distance
There is computer I believe available at lobby..but we didn't use this

6- Parking- There is parking behind property but its kind of a small lot. There is plenty of parking on the street which is what I did

CONS- Only con- No umbrella on the deck...but only really needed it because it was kind of hot both mornings we were there... That is it for cons

So if you are looking for awesome get away with friends and/or family I suggest the Essex Street Inn and Suites It is also a great place to stay if you are in town for wedding..we saw alot of people dressed up that looked like they were going to event! ...

I am from the Boston area..however if you were out of towner..this is the perfect place to stay to get to know Newburyport..the location is amazing

Room Tip: Loved the suite with rooftop deck! great to relax at the beginning and end of your day...beautiful...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Infoessexstreetinn, Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2013

WOW! Thank you Bostonnurse for this review. We are glad you and your friends enjoyed our Inn and our location. We will definitely see what we can do about getting umbrella's .

Thank you for your stay and taking the time to post this review!

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Kathy Ross
Manager

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

I visited Newburyport for the first time last week and stayed at the Essex Street Inn. I will definitely be staying there again. The inn is literally steps away from the heart of Newburyport and is convenient to everything. I stayed in a room right next to the front door of one of the three buildings, so I heard people as they came and went, but otherwise the inn was very quiet. Never heard people once they got in their room, and I am a light sleeper. The room wasn't lavishly furnished, but I wasn't in Newburyport to hang in my room. The bed was very comfortable. The continental breakfast was what you'd expect: muffins, bagels, toast, cereal, juice, instant oatmeal, bananas, coffee/tea. I am a runner, and it was great to be able to walk out the front door and either run through the streets of Newburyport and check out the architecture or head down the street, across the Merrimack River bridge and get on the rails-to-trails path that went through the great marshes. The Essex Street Inn was the perfect spot to stay in Newburport.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Infoessexstreetinn, Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2013

We thank this guest for there recent stay and taking the time to post this GREAT review about our inn and the area.
We hope they will come stay with us again soon!

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Kathy Ross
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Great place to stay. Staff is friendly and helpful. Location was superb and within within walking distance to restaurants and shops. We stayed in a two story suite with a living room area that had a pull out couch. It made for a great place to relax. Will stay again if I am in the area.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Infoessexstreetinn, Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2013

We are pleased this recent guest enjoyed there stay and room accommodations. We thank them for this wonderful review and look forward to their return in the future.

Sincerely,
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Address: 7 Essex St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2710
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Newburyport
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Newburyport
Price Range: $155 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 37
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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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