My wife and I attended a wedding in Essex over Labor Day weekend and stayed an extra night to go sightseeing. We decided to stay at Seacrest Manor and we were't disappointed. Upon checking in we were greeted by the innkeeper, Pat, who already knew our names - just that little detail and I knew that our stay at Seacrest Manor was going to be a pleasant experience.
Pat showed us around the manor, and answered any and all of our questions about the manor, the town, food recommendations, sights to see, etc. We had no shortage of questions - we only had a day free to ourselves, and we wanted to make the most of it - and Pat had all of the answers and then some. It's clear that Pat truly enjoys making other people happy, and I can't imagine a guest leaving here less than thrilled about their stay at Seacrest Manor.
Pat offered to make reservations for us in town for dinner, but my wife and I decided to be more low-key and stay at the manor. So we got food to go, and then headed out onto our sun-deck to eat, and drink wine. Wine which Pat was so kind to provide for us because all of the liquor stores were closed for the night. We sat on the deck, watching the lighthouse lights come and go in the cool night air. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect night, or a better setting.
The next morning while at breakfast we met a couple that had been coming back to Seacrest for the past 10 years, and we could easily see why. The gorgeous English-style manor built in 1911 would be reason enough, but Pat went above and beyond to make us happy with everything. Maybe we'll be seeing Pat for the next 10 years ourselves - there is something magical about Pat and the Seacrest Manor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Yankee magazine has named Seacrest Manor as "Best of New England Editors Choice winner in the May/June 2011 Travel Guide to New England. Seacrest Manor...Best Cape Ann Hideout. Beautiful ocean views and lovely landscaped grounds. ... more less