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“Cozy inn on the ocean”
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The Seaward
Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Stayed one night in October in room 104 - garden view/king bed/hardwood floors. The room & the inn were clean, spacious, and comfortable. The room is basic (tube tv, etc...) but met all of our needs. The staff were all very pleasant and made sure we had everything we needed, especially during breakfast, which we enjoyed. Location was good, right across the street from the ocean (the inn also has land right on the ocean) and about a 1 mile walk or drive into town. We took the garden (walking) path which has amazing views and ends right in downtown. Overall, a great place to stay and will definitely recommend to friends/family.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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SeawardRockport, Owner at The Seaward, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2012

Thank you. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The descriptive adjective for staying at this great spot in Rockport is "accommodating."
Nancy and all the staff do a great job of making you welcome upon arrival, comfortable while visiting and sorry you could not stay longer. As an inn keeper she has to be pleased her guests have enjoyed their stay. For my family we just completed our 11th stay with reservations for our 12th. As it has been noted the natural beauty and charm of Rockport is just outside your window, the rooms are simple, clean with a good breakfast included and a staff that wants to make your time there as nice as possible. From 6 to 60+ all 21 say "thanks".

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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SeawardRockport, Owner at The Seaward, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2012

Thank you to this very special family! We,too, were sorry you couldn’t stay longer. On behalf of the Seaward Inn staff and myself... we love your energy, warmth, and big personalities. We look forward to next year’s 12th!
Best wishes for a happy and healthy year ahead.
See you in September!
Nancy
P.S. We hope John is recovering well from the hamstring pull.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

A return visit to a wonderful oasis by the sea. A great getaway to rest, relax and enjoy family. Nancy and her staff were most gracious and anxious to make our visit a pleasant and memorable one. The rooms, the gorgeous grounds with the beautiful ocean views and delightful breakfasts made for a perfect weekend. Thank you Nancy.......

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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SeawardRockport, Owner at The Seaward, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2012

You are so very welcome! Thank you for your kind words, it really means a lot to me and the Seaward Inn staff who work tirelessly to hear just this kind of praise. We enthusiastically look forward to your return visit!
Nancy

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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We wanted to relax on the last two days of our hectic two week holiday. Just hoped for a little B&B by the sea but we found a small piece of paradise. It was like stepping back in time to a more peaceful age. The room looked over the sea and was very clean. The king size bed was really comfortable. Breakfast was buffet and lots of choices. The walk into town on the Old Garden path is beautiful and takes about 15 minutes. On route is a wonderful beach and just a bit further is point where you can see Rockport harbour. We were able to chill and relax. The owner Nancy and all the other staff made us feel most welcome. If we had found the Seaward Inn at the beginning of the holiday we would have definitely stayed longer.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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SeawardRockport, Owner at The Seaward, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2012

Thank you for your lovely review! You mention all of the things that make the Seaward Inn and Rockport a special place. Come to think of it, you would be a successful travel writer if you aren’t one already! We wish you could have stayed longer as well, but there’s always next season!

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Reviewed July 27, 2012

Had an amazing time in Cape Ann and loved staying at the Seaward Inn! Wonderful view and very good food. Large, clean, and comfy room. The staff was wonderful and very accommodating to our needs. My only regret is that we didn't stay longer!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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SeawardRockport, Owner at The Seaward, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2012

I never tire of hearing about my guest’s experience, especially when they are as sincere and kind as in your thoughtful review. Please come visit us again!
Nancy

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Reviewed July 22, 2012

We spent a long weekend at Seaward Inn. We loved the location, walkable to Rockport and a great secluded beach. Rooms were air conditioned and comfortable, with a deck ocean view. Rooms were not fancy, but had everything we needed. "Continental" breakfast was fine, though the dining room got fairly warm two mornings. We will definitely go back!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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SeawardRockport, Owner at The Seaward, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2012

Thank you for your feedback. I'm always thrilled to hear from folks who have enjoyed their stay. We sure did have a warm spell while you were here! We took your advice and moved the buffet into the air conditioned dining rooms until the steamy weather finally broke. The front porch, with an ocean breeze, is still the favorite dining area. Thank you again. I look forward to your return! Warm regards, Nancy (Owner/Manager)

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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Often when I read over reviews others have left, I wonder if people ever checked out not just the place they were staying, but the area itself! Rockport, thank god, is not the Hamptons and the accommodations tend to be geared towards peace and quiet - views and that certain "je ne c'est quois" that belongs to New England fishing villages. Rockport hasn't changed much since I first went there 40 years ago and the Seaward Inn probably hasn't changed much either. Internet service is offered (albeit spotty in the out buildings) BUT WHO CARES? That isn't why one goes to Rockport. The missing lightbulb in our bedroom was promptly replaced. The soap that the over-enthusiastic cleaning staff removed was replaced. Tea requires a wait for them to heat hot water ...but coffee is easier to get! I'd love low-fat milk but again, SO WHAT? You have to come down a few notches when you visit Rockport and staying at the Seaward Inn reduces your blood pressure at the first whiff of salt air. I played ping pong. I sat by the benches and "smelled the roses". The very things that others might find annoying, I found re-assuring. Re-assuring, in as much as some things don't change and that is just fine with us!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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SeawardRockport, Owner at The Seaward, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2012

Thank you for your feedback, Nezzie. I did have low fat milk at the beginning of the season but, surprisingly, found I was throwing it out more often than not, as no one was asking for it?! On your next visit we will definitely have hot water ready for your tea as well as low fat milk. I love your attitude and am so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you again, Nancy (owner/manager)

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Additional Information about The Seaward

Address: 42 Marmion Way, Rockport, MA 01966-1819 (Formerly Seaward Inn)
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Rockport
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Rockport
Price Range: $99 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Seaward 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Seaward, nestled on the outmost edge of Cape Ann, is a pristine, seaside vacation rental property with fabulous ocean views. Guests can choose from Spruce Cottage, Lover's Cove (king bedded apartment), or Gully Point (suite with deck). Each has a private bathroom, Direct TV, free wireless internet, air conditioning, a refrigerator, microwave, cook top, coffee maker, hairdryers and plenty of free parking. There is also an outdoor gas grille for your convenience and pleasure. The Seaward offers a refreshing, seaside alternative to vacationing in Rockport with these four unique choices of accommodations. Guests who visit The Seaward comment on the restful atmosphere, while still being close to a wealth of attractions including gorgeous nature preserves, great shopping, boating, whale watching, museums, and sandy beaches. We also offer bicycles to enjoy the winding rocky coastal roads and pathways with stunning vistas and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. The Seaward is located on Marmion Way, known for its lovely homes, gardens and ocean views. Here you can relax to the soothing sound of waves lapping the rocky shore and distant fog horn while watching the lobster and sailboats pass by. We are a short & scenic mile to downtown Rockport which can be accessed along an ocean path. Along the way you will pass Old Garden Beach; a good spot for a dip, and "headlands" for an outstanding view of Rockport Harbor. Spruce Cottage - enjoy two bedrooms - a queen sized bed in one room and 2 twin beds in another. The kitchen offers a stove, sink, small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Although most folks prefer to relax on the front lawn, the cozy living room includes a kitchen table, fireplace couch and flatscreen TV. Gully Point - Enjoy a deck with ocean views and rocking chairs. Gully Point offers accommodations for up to 4 people comfortably. One bedroom has a queen sized bed, while the rather spacious living room has accommodations for two more on a comfortable (full size) sleeper couch. Loblolly Cove - has a similar set up as Gully Point and can adjoin it to accommodate up to 8 people. Enjoy a deck with ocean views. On it's own Loblolly Cove offers accommodations for up to 5 people. One bedroom has a queen sized bed, while the living room has a twin day bed and pull our (full) couch. Lovers Cove has ocean views, a king sized bed, newly conditioned hardwood floors and a small private courtyard garden. ... more   less 
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