The rooms could use some major updating.
The furniture in our room had definitely seen better days........the velor fabric chairs were very worn on the arms and seats plus there was evidence of a cigarette burn in one. The bed was the absolute worse bed I had ever slept in ~ seriously!! Husband referred to it as a straw bed with a cardboard top and really that is pretty much what it felt like and every little movement made the most loudest creeks. The flat screen TV was pretty much the newest thing in our room.
Staff was pretty nice most of the time, especially the dining crew, who went out of their ways to make our breakfast pleasant. We did not have an opportunity to eat dinner there as the restaurant was closed.
The grounds are spectacular and I think that with some upgrading to the rooms (or at least our room) it would make staying here so much more quaint.
Parking can be tricky here as you more than likely will have to park across and up the street from the Inn due to very limited parking around the Inn and to the fact that the few spots at the Inn are reserved for dining guests. Your car is not in a security area so it's park at your own discretion.
- 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 35 miles north of Boston. There are 15 guest rooms, 8 in the main inn and 7 rooms in our historic Bulfinch House across the street from the main inn as well as a 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