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“Wonderful”
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Sally Webster Inn
Ranked #7 of 24 Rockport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

I stayed here with my family for 4 night with my family. 14 in total including 3 children and a baby. Very hospitable, very cosy and would stay again. It is located about 5 minutes walk from the shops and restaurants. We went to Gloucester which is a 25 minute drive. Not too many shops, but a fantastic whale watching boat.

Room Tip: prentis room was quite small, but still lovely. My sister stayed in Apollo room which was fantastic...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Our host lead us up two narrow exterior stairways to what they call Hannay's room. I'd call it Anne Franke's room. Located in the attic,iIt had 7' of headroom in a narrow, 3' wide strip, and then the ceiling sloped, following the roof line down to a 2' high knee wall. The resulting volume meant we couldn't stand up straight in more than half the room, and had to crouch to get into one side of the bed. When we complained that it didn't seem like a legal room, and asked if it was approved by the town as a habitable space, the hostess said, 'what do you expect for only $120 a night?'. We lugged our bags back down those narrow stairs and left, even though we knew it meant risking the 2 nights of prepaid reservations we had made through Hotel.com. (Fortunately, the prepayment was refunded, but we had to find another place to stay, in high season, on short notice.) And to add insult to injury, the innkeeper's clothes filled up half the closet!

At least the innkeeper helped us find another place, the lovely 7 South Street Inn, just down the street (look for their website, since they aren't on TripAdvisor). It seems to me that a B&B that offers reservations for such individualized rooms, like 'Hannah's Room', should at least show each room on its website, so, if you are prepaying for a room you can't stand up in, at least you know it in advance. I would never recommend the Sally Webster Inn, because I feel like they have no sense of pride in what kind of accomodations they offer. You would think they would be a little embarrassed to rent someone a room like that.

Room Tip: Don't check in until you see the room. In fact, don't check in at all.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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marwest08, Manager at Sally Webster Inn, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
We are sorry you were not pleased with your room choice. Consider checking the accommodations website before reserving with an online company.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

I have spent every Summer weekend from May 2002 - August 2012 staying a B&B's in Rockport, MA. I have to say that the Sally Webster Inn is my favorite. All the rooms are very well appointed. Suzan and Dean the innkeepers are just so helpful and kind. They make you feel very welcome and at home. The breakfast which on Sunday's is blueberry french toast with cream cheese and maple syrup, sausage, fresh fruit, assorted juices, croissants, english muffins, coffee, coffee cake etc. is to die for.
I always come home relaxed refreshed and waiting for by next visit to this terrific inn. The Sally Webster Inn is just about a 5 minute walk from all the shops so it is very convenient for shoping and sightseeing.
There is a patio around back and I have seen many families just lounging, talking, and enjoying the ambience.
The flowers and garden is just lovely and well maintained.
My favorite things to do in Rockport are:
1.) Roy Moore's for lobster or the Fish Shack Restaurant for lobster depending on the weather excellent prices - $10.00 if you eat at Roy Moore's for 1 pound and 1/2 lobster.
2.) Long Beach for swimming
3.) London Venture Shop for vases
4.) Christmas Shop for interesting ornaments
5.) Fudgery or Tucks for candy

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rockport39
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marwest08, Manager at Sally Webster Inn, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
Thank you for your review. Please visit us again on your next adventure.
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bordeaux
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Our three nights stay was pleasant and hosts were welcoming and thoughtful. The house is only a six-seven minutes pleasant walk from the center of Rockport.
The road in front of the house is no nuisance at all, and makes it easy to find the Inn.
Breakfast was tasty, with fresh fruits and juices
Please note that the upper level rooms (Hannah's and William's), which we were staying in will have you use steep stairs.
Rooms and bathrooms were very clean and cozy, if a bit cramped.
As for things to do in Rockport, whale watching (departing from neighbouring Gloucester) is highly recommended

Room Tip: Hannah's and William's are cheaper than other rooms, but sloping roofs and steep stairs may...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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marwest08, Manager at Sally Webster Inn, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Thank you for your review. Please visit us again on your next adventure.
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Baltimore
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

Clean and comfortable room; charming decor; friendly and welcoming hosts; good breakfast. The inn is well located, just an easy walk from the center of town; all in all, a good experience and a very pleasant place to stay. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Don't choose Hannah's Room if you have trouble climbing stairs.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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marwest08, Owner at Sally Webster Inn, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Thank you for your review. Please visit us again on your next adventure.
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Asheville, NC
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

We spent two nights here including my birthday, staying in "Apollo's Room". Our room was extremely comfortable though our son's rollaway bed has seen better days and creaked when he moved. It was very pleasant to sit out on the back deck (there's also a garden) in the evenings or hang out in the lounge and do nothing.
The Sally Webster is located about half a mile up a shallow hill from the center of Rockport which means it is an easy walk to and from the Rockport restaurants and there is no problem parking at the inn. The hosts bent over backwards to make sure everything was up to scratch and the small but novel breakfast buffet more than adequately stoked us all up for a day's hiking and sight seeing.
Rockport is a lovely town, only slightly touristy-cheesy, and the Sally Webster is a superb place to base yourself both for things to do around Rockport and even to get to other places such as whale watching out of Gloucester or visiting Boston & Salem.

Room Tip: Rooms round the back are probably quieter than those at the front though we slept fine at the front...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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3 Thank johnmnzAsheville_NC
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Commerce
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2012

Sally Webster Inn is an outstanding Rockport destination. It is the fourth place we have stayed in Rockport, and we liked it much more than the other 3. We appreciated the unobtrusive but available and accommodating hosts, really nice rooms (most with very comfortable sitting areas), and the variety of comfortable "common" spaces. My husband and I do not normally seek out B and Bs--they are often too cluttered, too precious, over-decorated, and not comfortable at all. We were there for a small reunion; our hosts, Suzan and Dean, were so willing to have our group consume a massive take-out order of pizza and salad in their dining room, that they pitched in with plates, napkins, recommendations, etc. Excellent spot, highly recommended

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Sally Webster Inn
Address: 34 Mount Pleasant St, Rockport, MA 01966-1713
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Rockport
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Rockport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sally Webster Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of Rockport's loveliest old homes. Breakfast Buffet each morning. "Welcome to the Charm of Yesteryear" with Today's Amenities ... more   less 
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