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Yankee Clipper Inn
Ranked #8 of 25 Rockport B&B and Inns
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12 reviews
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“Friendly and relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

We stayed in the Lightning Room and it was very comfortable. The breakfast was very good, and the dining area had a great view. The garden also was a lovely place in which to relax. The staff were very helpful and kind.

Room Tip: Lightning doesn't have a sea view (but you can't see the sea anyway when you are asleep!). T...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Clare B
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

Great stay. Inn with a B&B feel. Perfect getaway with enough to do and/or nothing to do. Innkeeper was friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was standard, but good. Overall, charming and comfortable. Close enough to the best beaches and shopping. Would stay again!!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here in June with my parents and husband. We had two big rooms, one with a screened in porch and the other on the top floor with expansive outdoor deck. This is your typical old coastal hotel in that it's a bit musty and creaky but the views make it extra special. Really lovely gazebo and small bench areas overlooking the water make it a lovely place to go and relax. We drove in and out of Rockport which wasn't totally ideal but I'm sure you could walk it, just wish it was a bit closer!
Mike at the front desk is one of the best people I've ever come across in hospitality anywhere in the world; an absolute delight of a man who can't do enough for you. If only more hotels could have employees like him!
All in all a great stay on the coast and Rockport is such a lovely town! Be sure to have dinner at My Place By The Sea!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

We just returned from a couple days at the Yankee Clipper, where we stayed in Sovreign of the Sea. The room is very spacious and comfortable, with a nice balcony and view of the ocean. As usual, the staff is very friendly and accommodating, greating us with warm smiles and suggestions for activities. The breakfast room overlooking the ocean is wonderful. We much like the freshly made belgian waffles and fresh fruits in the morning.

Room Tip: Sovreign of the Sea had great views of the ocean.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mike B, General Manager at Yankee Clipper Inn, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
It was our pleasure to have you stay for the 2nd year with us again over Labor Day. One of the great things over time is getting to see the kids grow up year after year and your family as well as others I have met are ones I look forward to this with. Hopefully we can make it 3 years in a row next year!
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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

I just got back from a trip to Rockport,Ma. And the Yankee Clipper Inn. The staff was friendly! the grounds and pool were spectacular and the room was beautiful. I stayed in Sovreign of the Seas on the 3rd floor with a patio overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It was memorable and gorgeous. I have already booked for next summer and look forward to seeing Mike, and Colleen next year! hanks for a great weekend.

Room Tip: All the oceanfront rooms are spectacular spend the extra dollars and enjoy!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mike B, General Manager at Yankee Clipper Inn, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
The staff and I really enjoyed meeting you and your family. I hope you get a chance to return soon.
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

I am wrapping up a stay at Yankee Clipper Inn tomorrow morning. Sad to leave. I am staying in the Flying Cloud room, and it's my second stay in this room. I feel very comfortable here. It is always a great experience. The grounds are pretty. The are many tables/chairs/chaise lounges around the property to use in the summer. The staff here is top notch. Colleen is very sweet and friendly. Mike is the best. He is always ready to assist me with anything I need. They make staying here even better. I will be back of course!

Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Mike B, General Manager at Yankee Clipper Inn, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Thanks for the 2nd review. We love having you stay with us here at the Yankee Clipper and look forward to seeing you in the fall or next spring.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

the manager Mike to the maids gave it their all to make the wedding day of my sister a weekend that will provide warm memories for years to come, This staff cared and it showed in all that they did. I the think the family will be making a trip to this inn an annual event.The village of Rockport is very close by with great shops and scenic coast is amazing.

Room Tip: ask for the flying cloud John Lennin and president Kennedy did
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bob b
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Mike B, General Manager at Yankee Clipper Inn, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Thanks for your great review! It was a pleasure working with you and your family at your wedding. The family was a lot of fun and it was a pleasure to meet everyone. I would love to be the sight of a reunion sometime in the next few years.
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Property: Yankee Clipper Inn
Address: 127 Granite St, P.O. Box 2399, Rockport, MA 01966-1245
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Rockport
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Rockport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yankee Clipper Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Yankee Clipper Inn is a 1929 art deco mansion that sits on a rocky bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Rockport, MA. The inn is conveniently located 60 miles north of Boston. There are 8 guest rooms and an ocean front function room. Most of the guest rooms provide spectacular ocean views. Famous celebrities such as JFK, John Lennon, Paul Newman, Bette Davis, and countless others have been guests at the Inn. The Yankee Clipper Inn has won countless awards over the years. Arrington's Bed and Breakfast Journal has voted the Yankee Clipper Inn as "The best inn on the eastern seaboard," "One of the best inns in the country," and "Most panoramic ocean views." Boston Magazine named the Yankee Clipper Inn "Best Nearby Escape." The inn has been featured in Country Living Magazine and on The Country Inns television program. The Yankee Clipper Inn continues to be an award-winning establishment. In 2012, the Inn won the Editor's choice award for Best Bed and Breakfast in North Shore Magazine August 2012 Best of Issue. Spacious, manicured grounds and flowered gardens surround this great Rockport inn. Guests can sit and relax on our oceanfront patio or spend a quiet moment in the oceanfront gazebo, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the town of Rockport. A salt water pool is located on the property for guests to enjoy. ... more   less 
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