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Essex Street Inn & Suites
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Newburyport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 18, 2014

The inn is in a great location and that must be the reason for its success. Not good value for the rates charged. Rooms need renovation. They are very tired looking. Our room was a very good size but no where in the room was there a place to put our suitcase - just the floor. I asked the staff member at the desk if there was a luggage rack and she brought one for two people. Air conditioner was high up on the wall. You had to stand on an upholstered chair to access the controls. Breakfast was uninspiring. Nice to have a Keurig machine available 24/7 but fresh brewed coffee in the morning can't be that hard. Would not return nor recommend.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Helen S
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was the first time we have stayed at any Inn. We chose the Essex Street Inn because it was centrally located and love history. The Inn is in 3 homes situated side-by-side. We were on the 2nd floor in the blue/gray house. Our room was very large with a king-size bed and had a jacuzzi tub (though we never got around to using the jacuzzi). The bed was extremely comfortable. The room was clean, spacious and wonderfully decorated. The bathroom, while small, was adequate and very clean. The front desk staff was very friendly and was sure to inform us that the desk was manned only until 1:00 am...The internet was a bit spotty, but other than that we enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend this wonderful place to anyone else looking for a quiet, comfortable, historic place to stay while visiting Newburyport.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lynn K
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Reviewed July 17, 2014

We booked a three family reunion at the Inn for July. They could not have been nicer. We had four kids in our group and they accommodated us all. The rooms are spacious, clean and with comfortable beds. The location is absolutely perfect, right around the corner from the main street in Newburyport with restaurants, shops and ice cream. Short walk to the Harbor and a quick drive to the beach. I highly recommend this Inn for a stay in Newburyport.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank batmom125
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

Clean, affordable, easy access, easy parking. Friendly staff, comfortable and cozy rooms...it is a historic property so you should expect some amount of look and feel to the rooms, but it seemed like a really good stay to me. Right downtown, so everything is very near by. Quiet. Simple muffins/fruit/coffee to start the morning and lots of food options just blocks away. Definitely would recommend to others and will use again the next time I am in town.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank JDBurke2k
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Kathy R, Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2014

We thank this guest for their recent stay and taking the time to post this wonderful review about their stay!
We are glad to hear they found Inn accommodations, breakfast and staff to their satisfaction and do look forward to having them visit us again in the future.

We wish them a happy, healthy and safe remainder of the summer!

Kathy Ross
Manager

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Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed for two nights this past weekend for a quick getaway to Newburyport. We were in the main building on the 3rd floor. It was quiet, clean, and the staff were kind and helpful. I know some previous reviewers stated the standard rooms were old and dingy. We did not feel that way. It's an historic property, not the Ritz. The rooms were clean, with a comfortable mattress and soft sheets. Plenty of space for two people! And the WIFI was great too to stream a movie at night on Netflix!
Breakfast was plenty and such a nice bonus. Bagels, cereals, oatmeal, fruit, muffins. Nice for a quick grab and go. Essex street is very central to the main area of Newburyport with the shops and easily walking distance to anything (except Plum Island - take a car, and the Brewery). Parking is a little tight, they have a very small lot, but you can park on the street. They said people get ticketed but we never saw a ticket on any vehicle.
Overall great inn, nice staff, very clean and really beautiful historic property! We'd stay there again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Curly_Girly_Traveler
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Kathy R, Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2014

We are pleased to hear that this guest had a wondering time visiting Newburyport and staying with us. We hear a lot that we are the perfect spot for a quick getaway! We do sincerely appreciate the kind words posted in this review in regards to the accommodations and our staff.

We wish these guests a happy, healthy and safe remainder of the summer and do hope to see them again in the future.

Best,
Kathy Ross
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were in town for a wedding, what a perfect place to stay. The location was excellent for walking to shops, dinner and exploring this wonderful town. Our room was adorable, clean with a wonderful feel of comfort and what I would expect from a New England stay. Our stay at the Inn was the perfect place to enjoy our wedding event. If you are looking for a quaint New England experience the Essex Street Inn is the perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Judith K
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Kathy R, Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2014

We sincerely appreciate the kind words that this guest wrote in this review. I have been with the Inn for over 9 years and have assisted countless couples and families with setting up their guest accommodations starting with the inquiry, to the tour ,to the final guest list as well as the after wedding accommodations follow up. Every wedding party has been a joy to work with and I look forward to working with many more wedding parties and meeting their family and friends.

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Kathy Ross
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

Friendly staff, comfortable and cozy rooms and a short walk to everything. The staff was wonderful from helping with our luggage to knowing places to go and even making calls to check the hours places were open. Everyone was great and it made our first trip to visit our family settling place upon sailing here from England in the late 1700's. This charming historic Inn was more than we expected and plan to stay here again. You cannot go wrong choosing to stay at this amazing Inn.

Room Tip: I do not think there is any room that you would not enjoy.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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2  Thank Tamara J
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Kathy R, Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2014

We sincerely wish to thank these guests for their stay with us this past May and taking the time to post this review. It was our sincere pleasure to have them as our guest and are delighted that they found the Newburyport area, our staff and accommodations satisfactory.

We wish them a happy, healthy and safe summer and do hope to see these guests again soon!

Kathy Ross
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Additional Information about 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: $155 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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