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Mooring Stone Guest House
Ranked #22 of 25 Rockport B&B and Inns
Hartford, Connecticut
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74 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Just like home :)”
Reviewed 8 October 2012

My husband and I stayed at this B&B for 4 days in August. Joyce was a wonderful host. She went out of her way to make us feel at home and make our stay enjoyable. Breakfast was delicious and she was fun to talk to. She gave us many suggestions for great restaurants and places to see and things to do. We loved that this place was in a quiet neighborhood and within walking distance to Bearskin Neck and a private beach nearby. Other B&Bs we saw were on busy streets and some required a car to get around. Some hotels are on the water but don't have AC or fans. This place has very clean rooms and AC. We slept well each night. Joyce was easy to contact if we needed anything and we could come and go as we pleased. It was a wonderful, relaxing trip. We can't wait to stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Boston, MA
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

My fiance and I stayed at the Mooring Stone B&B for one night in July, and had a great experience. Joyce, the owner, was lovely. She gave us wonderful restaurant reccommendations, and let us have a "late check out" to accommodate our appointment with our wedding photographer. The room was clean with a comfortable king sized bed. Breakfast was in a screened in porch type room in the backyard. We had fresh coffee and juice, an assortment of cereals, muffins, & fruit and homemade breakfast quiche. The B&B is on a quiet residential street, and is a quick 5-10minute walk to all the main Rockport attractions and restaurants. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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102 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2012

We stayed in this B&B only for a night and it was really not foreseen!

We had another reservation, but it was wrong…we were in Massachusetts and the reserved hotel was in Maine, same town!!!!

We met Joyce and she helped us to find out this, to do some calls and it has been a real fortune to meet here because she has a very nice B&B, where we decided to stay!
The breakfast, served in the little “tea-room” in the garden, is really magic and you can stay there even during the evening or later for a coffee or a tea with cookies!
She is very kind, she gave us many suggestions and helps and made us a good price.
She stayed with us during the breakfast and we had a lovely chat. She gave us some fruits to bring.
At the end of the evening we discovered it was our birthday: mine and hers!!!!
The room is very big (and the bed huge!) and the bathroom too and they are really clean.
The location too is optimal.
We can suggest this place without any doubt!
P.S. there is a free wi-fi too!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2012

First, a confession: I hate B & B properties, generally speaking. Joyce makes this one more than tolerable. Room is quite small but clean and quiet. Disappointing there was no desk, although most people staying here won't be on a business trip (I was). Nice breakfast; just tell her what time you'd like it. Easy walk to downtown and harbor.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Parma, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2012

Unfortunately we can only report that our experience was similar to the one described in the review "underwhelmed".
Joyce seemed interesting but often MIA. The room in the guest house was clean with a good bed but a bit outdated. The room we had the first night in her summer house had a lovely view but felt like we were being hosted at a friend's house (fold-out bed and all) rather than at a B&B charging USD150/night. Thankfully we were able to change rooms without issue.

I truly wish that we could report a more uplifting experience but we too were "underwhelmed".

  • Stayed August 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2012

We stayed at this quiet and cozy bed and breakfast in May, in order to attend a concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Location was perfect - we were able to walk everywhere; the b+b was on a quiet side street. Breakfast outside in the little "tea house" was just perfect. Joyce chatted with us at breakfast and had lots of suggestions. Room and bathroom were spotless. Every room has a king bed and is equally quiet with its own private entrance. Don't miss walking up to the "headlands" at the end of the street - wonderful view of town and harbor.

Room Tip: Each room has king bed and is very quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Santa Fe
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63 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Large first floor rooms with private bath, nicely furnished, with a hostess that loves to greet visitors and accommodate their needs. Lots of help to see and enjoy the sights. Within walking distance to Motif #1, Bearskin Neck, shops, restaurants, galleries, and the new Shamblin Liu performance center.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mooring Stone Guest House

Property: Mooring Stone Guest House
Address: 19 Atlantic Ave, Rockport, MA 01966-1651 (Formerly Mooring Stone Bed and Breakfast)
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Rockport
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Rockport
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mooring Stone Guest House is located directly on Rockport Harbor across the water from Motif #1 and Bearskin Neck in a quiet residential neighborhood. Enjoy your suite of one bedroom, sitting area, wet bar, private bath and shared patio. Your private entrance, with locked gate, is accessible 24/7. Fabulous, interesting and ever-changing scenes of Rockport Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean will capture your attention. Park your car and walk steps to town, the Headlands and Old Garden Beach. ... more   less 

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