I don't even know where to begin...I just want to burst out everything all at once! This place is great!
Seriously, in detail..I purchased the brew package. The price was more than reasonable for all we got...
The room..small, quaint, very neat. What I first saw...A king size bed, a chair, 2 bedside tables, a desk, and an entertainment center that has the TV and small fridge. Nothing huge and fancy. Just perfect.
Then the closet..2 bathrobes which you can use during your stay, an ironing board and iron.
Then the bathroom..not huge, but just the right size to fit an oversized tub with jets, the sink and toilet.
Did I mention the view?!?! We got a room with a seaside view. I had been excited to get some sleep while away from the hub bub of my crazy life, however, I chose to wake up at 6:30am to watch the sunrise. As I looked out the window, the sea called for me and drew me towards it. I just had to go outside in my pajamas with my smartphone to take 20 step by step pictures as the sun rose on the calm sea. I took so long my man finally came out to join me. :-) and yes, I posted them on Facebook.
Now...the dinner at the grand cafe. I wish I could post the pictures I took in this review. Off the bat, I thought a bit pricy, but hey, let's live a little. The wine list was fantastic, I chose the Malbec, an Argententian red which was as I expected it to be. I ooo'd and ahhh'd through every bite of my chicken roulade. Then, I magically made room for the chocolate banana cream pie. I'm not gonna say any more about that...just get it. My want for an after dinner drink inspired me to order the Jameson , franjelico , coffee and whipped cream. I could not fit another thing into my stomach, so I was allowed to bring it to my room, where I enjoyed every last sip.
Yup, not done. The next morning, we went for the continental breakfast, included in the stay --I normally frown "oh, continental breakfast.." Groan. This had them all beat. The choices available, and the fresh baked breads, muffins, juices, teas, coffee...you wouldn't miss a thing. But if you do, you can enjoy breakfast off the menu. Which we went back for after taking a hike from the Inn to Halibut Point State park. If you are active and enjoy the outdoors like I do, pack your hiking boots cause this is a trek worth making.
Back to the breakfast --Sunday jazz brunch. Yup, live piano. One of my favorite sounds. The food? Amazing, just like dinner. I had the eggs risotto. It was very hard to practice mindful eating, as all I wanted to do was keep shoveling it into my mouth.
Later, we enjoyed our personally scheduled tour at the Cape Ann brewing company. Since it was Sunday, I was very into the football game, so I asked if we could have our tour at halftime. They pleasantly accommodated. The waitstaff and food here was also superb, so I highly recommend the brew package...but I'll keep that part brief since this review is for the Emerson Inn. ;-)
There is afternoon tea, coffee and cookies every day starting ar 3 or 4. The cookies were awesome, and the coffee fresh. The brand of tea was mighty leaf, a favorite of mine, very good quality.
I slept well, the bed was comfortable, no one knocked on my door to clean the room at 9 am, the Inn itself was very peaceful. The people were very polite and nice. It felt homey and cozy, it wasn't too uppity, but very classy.
After I sadly checked out, I asked if I could just sit on the porch for awhile before I say goodbye, the sweet lady at the desk said, "as long as you like."
I have been to many nice places, but I always want to try a different place for fear I'll miss out on something better. I search no longer, I'm sure I will find no better than the Emerson Inn. I will come back here again and again to get away and relax, so you may even run into me.
Best wishes, I hope you enjoy your stay as much as I did.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Emerson Inn is a historic oceanfront hotel nestled on Pigeon Cove in beautiful Rockport, Massachusetts. Renovated & rejuvenated in 2016, the property has been refreshed to perfectly blend the historic charm of the hotel and modern amenities travelers seek today, including private baths, flat-screen HD televisions, complimentary WiFi across the property, and new comfortable beds and linens. Featuring stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Emerson Inn is perfect for romantic getaways, family vacations, or business travelers! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Emerson Inn By The Sea Hotel Rockport