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“Great location, average inn”

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Essex Street Inn & Suites
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Newburyport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 November 2009

Unfortunately there is a real lack of lodging options in Newburyport and location was most important to us so we chose the Inn. The Inn itself was clean, the room small but comfortable, and the staff friendly. It's also a real bonus to have free parking and a free computer in the foyer to check email, etc. My main complaint was not sleeping all night because the walls are paper-thin and the door had gaps around it so it sounded like people were talking in our actual room! We stayed in late-fall and it was so noisy all night so I can't imagine what it's like during the summer. My suggestion would be stay here for the great location and reasonable price but bring your ear plugs! People were staggering around yelling, crying, and the neighbors bed banged against the wall for about 20 minutes...and all this happened after 3am! Not sure where these people were coming from since everything is closed by that time. I realize this is not really the fault of the inn but the age and layout make for a noisy experience. Get a room away from the staircase and street if possible.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2009

The "Elegant Room" was far from it! Dinghy, everything from bed linens, towels, furnishings just plain worn out; I wrote my name in the dust on the headboard! Not the charming well-appointed place it claims to be. Photos are very decptive. Can't fathom what a regular room would be like. Poor attirude from staff, basically my fault for complaining!

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 September 2009

My husband and I stayed here during the Newburyport Music Festival and it is in a perfect location close to resaurants and shops. Clean and spacious rooms (sometimes at inns the rooms are tiny - but ours was very comfortable). We had stayed here before when we came down to go to The Grog to see a band and it is so close by - very convenient. When we stayed before, we had another room before and that room was large as well. Not a huge breakfast - but definately good to get you on started on your day.

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled as a couple
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Thank TravellinKitty
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Reviewed 18 September 2009

I love staying at the Essex St. Inn. It's right downtown,close to everything. The people who work there are great,they take care of everything. Lorraine

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 September 2009

Great location right downtown Newburyport with ample parking and pleasant staff. The rooms are clean and basic, but look a little worn and old. The TV was pretty ancient. The bathroom situation was kind of weird - the towels were on a low rack practically on the floor, and the shower was really small. Housekeeping stopped around 1pm, so not ideal if you're on vacation and not in a rush to leave the room, but everyone was so nice. The main building itself is like a big old house, charming and quaint with lovely decor and comfortable armchairs. Breakfast in the morning is simple but adequate to start the day.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Fenway7
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Reviewed 7 September 2009

We stayed at the Essex Street Inn for 2 nights. We tried to stay for both nights in the same room, but because we had first booked one night and then added another night a few hours after the first reservation, they were unable (or unwilling ) to accommodate us.The first night we stayed in an upstairs room in a side building. The room was adequate, but the quilt seemed very tired and dated, and the towels were atrocious ! They were threadbare, thin,small, and felt like sandpaper.We spent the second night in a room on the first floor, right near the main front door. While the room was larger and nicer, the noise was extremely annoying, both inside and outside of the hotel. What was especially irritating about this, was that the staff had argued with me when i said that I was concerned that the room might be too noisy ! The buffet breakfast was poor quality, everything on paper, minimal fruit that was not fresh. Also, the hotel really has no common space, aside from the tiny unappealing breakfast room. The best thing about the hotel was it's location, convenient to everything in Newburyport.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank VintageLinda
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Reviewed 12 July 2009

The beds are ok, but not wonderfully comfortable. The pillows are hard foam, so if you like soft pillows, or feather pillows, bring your own.
The window blinds are the cheapest you can buy and let in lots of morning light.
The breakfast is not very good - about what you would expect from one of those chains on the interstate highways.
But the location is really good. Newburyport is a wonderful town and worth a visit.
Not very cozy or quaint. Definitely not elegant.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Essex Street Inn & Suites

Address: 7 Essex St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2710
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Newburyport
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Newburyport
Price Range: £102 - £151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in historic downtown Newburyport, the Essex Street Inn provides charming and comfortable accommodations for business travelers and those fun get-aways. The Inn is only steps away from casual and elegant dining, the famous waterfront, arts and cultural events, fine and funky stores, and the finest antique shops. The Inn contains 38 beautifully appointed rooms and suites all wired for high speed internet access. A lovely breakfast room offers fresh teas and coffees around the clock, continental breakfast, and the morning paper. ... more   less 
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