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Compass Rose Inn

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Nestled in the heart of downtown Newburyport, you'll find a hidden treasure called Compass Rose. This sophisticated all-suite Inn offers you the opportunity to relax and experience the character and historic charm of a picturesque New England town. Compass Rose is a newly constructed Federal style mansion incorporating period ambiance with state of the art comfort and safety. Our spacious accommodations include five elegant three-room suites; each with a fire placed sitting room, bedroom with king sized bed and a luxurious private bath and a dressing alcove. We offer a convenient first floor suite for our visitors who prefer not to use stairs.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
Great View
Historic Hotel
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87Good for walkers
Grade: 87 out of 100
45Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
11Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
75Room tips
Traveller rating
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Popular mentions
We visited Newburyport for a rest after Christmas. We couldn’t have stayed at a more relaxing Inn. The Inn was gorgeous, and very clean. The Inn is on the newer side but is very period dated. The rooms are large and very comfortable. The Inn keeper could not have been more
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Beautiful place, very nice folks!! Would go again in a heartbeat!! Went for a family party, but this would make a great romantic getaway spot. It would just as easily be perfect for a girls weekend, so close to shops and restaurants. Not to mention the quaintness of a seaside
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My husband and I have gone to the restaurant across the road for years. Every time we leave, I have looked at this charming Inn and have said someday we should stay there. We finally did for our 20th Anniversary and it was as beautiful, charming and relaxing as we could of
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Response from Caitlin C, General Manager at Compass Rose Inn
Responded 16 Dec 2018
A belated "Happy 20th Anniversary" and thank you for sharing your celebration with us at the Compass Rose. Yes, our location makes it very convenient to enjoy all of Newburyport's fine shops, museums and many restaurants. Or take a stroll along the waterfront or the expanded rail trail. Then, on these cold days, come back to the Inn and sit in front of the fire and relax. On behalf of Gloria and our staff, we thank you for your kind review of the Inn. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with warm and inviting accommodations and Gloria is truly a wonderful host. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Happy Holidays!
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There is a reason why the Compass Rose Inn is #1 for B&B in Newburyport. Extremely friendly and accommodating in everyway. Gloria and her staff attention to detail is noticed as soon as you walk in the warm and romantic Inn. Our room(#2) was impeccably clean from top to bottom.
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Response from Caitlin C, General Manager at Compass Rose Inn
Responded 16 Dec 2018
Many thanks for your kind review and recommendation. We truly take great pride in providing a warm, relaxing experience at the Inn. Gloria is a very gracious host and is available to help you enjoy your stay to the fullest. Her breakfasts are delicious too! We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!
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Whenever we come to Newburyport, which we decided will be more often, we stay at the Compass Rose Inn. The Innkeeper, Gloria, is fabulous. She meets all your needs. The Inn is lovely. The breakfasts are home cooked and wonderful. The room is spacious and clean. Everything
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Response from Caitlin C, General Manager at Compass Rose Inn
Responded 16 Dec 2018
It is such a pleasure to have you spend your "sisters" weekend with us. We delight in the fun you all seem to have during your stay and are pleased to take a small part in your tradition. There is so much to do in Newburyport ... lovely shops, spas, stroll along the waterfront and many dining options to choose from. After a busy day about town come back and relax by the fire in the great room or your suite. Thank you for staying with us at the Compass Rose and we look forward to seeing you all on your next "annual sisters weekend". A very Happy Holiday Season and the happiest of New Year!
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Outside room 3
Excellent shower.
Model ship on fireplace mantle.
Sitting room with wood burning fireplace.
Are dogs allowed?
No, unfortunately we do not allow pets.
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Is there an elevator?
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"Room #2 was roomy and the bed was very comfortable."
"There are no bad rooms, but we prefer the rooms on the second floor"
"About 15 steps across the street is a quaint old quiet restaurant / bar, the Brick and Ash for your nightcaps"
"Top floors will be most quiet and worth the 2 flights of stairs!"
"There are only 5 suites in the Inn...you can't go wrong with any of them!!"
US$221 - US$315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesMassachusettsNewburyport
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