My husband and I stayed at the Yankee Clipper Inn over Labor Day weekend and we couldn't have asked for a more relaxing place to stay. Our room, Neptune's Car, had the most amazing views! We felt like we were on a boat! What a treat to sit in the room and just enjoy the ocean breeze and the views. Our room was in the Quarterdeck building which was fine with us as it seemed quieter. We did have some noisy neighbors above us one night--I 'm pretty sure they brought their pet elephant with them and told him to run on a treadmill above our heads. Other than that, it was quiet.
Now the stay here includes, "breakfast". Breakfast was between 8-11am during our stay. We arrived to the dining room before 10am one day and there was nothing left except some soggy pancakes. My husband got some of the last cold scrambled eggs, but everything else was empty and they had no plans to replenish it either because we asked. I munched on a small box of frosted wheats with my coffee (no mugs either) and I had a soggy pancake with some sad looking fruit. I did mention to the waitress that I was surprised with more than an hour to go for breakfast they had basically stopped cooking. Even more surprising though was the waitress brought over our tab to show us that our breakfast was all included in the cost of our stay, but otherwise it was $34! I laughed at that because she obviously gave that to us so she could get a tip---but she didn't do anything. We had to get our own food and drinks and ask for forks and mugs. Dining is not their strong point--look elsewhere for that.
The grounds of the Yankee Clipper are wonderful and if you stay here you should set aside some time to wander and take in the views. This is a place to relax and de-stress. I think we will be back!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Yankee Clipper Hotel Rockport