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“Our Favorite B&B in Rockport, MA” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Emerson Inn
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Rockport
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
“Our Favorite B&B in Rockport, MA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2010

We've stayed at the Emerson Inn by the Sea over a dozen times in the last few years, and keep going back. We really enjoy the ambiance, the cookies and coffee on check in, the beautiful views of the ocean, and our favorite cozy room which we have returned to time and time again. We've tried others in the area but the Emerson Inn is far and away our favorite. The breakfasts are delicious in season, either from the breakfast bar or specially prepared; and in the off season the much-more-than-continental breakfast with waffles, granola, yogurt, fruit, pastries, juices, etc., etc., is more than ample and tasty. And to top it all off, the service is great and we're now treated like family, so we'll keep returning. One of us first stayed in the Inn years ago before the Coates owned it, and they have not only continued a grand tradition, but they have continually upgraded and made it more energy efficient and enjoyable from the rockers on the big porch overlooking the ocean to the gardens with beautiful lilies and irises and more.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2010

We loved our stay here! It is the perfect spot to relax and go back in time. The service was impeccable. Really comfy beds and amazing jacuzzi bathtubs! The full buffet breakfast (included) was DELICIOUS and full of variety. We enjoyed an excellent dinner in the lovely formal dining room that overlooks the ocean. The menu offered many interesting choices. I highly reccommend The Emerson Inn By The Sea for a truly memorable experience. I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Somers, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2010

We traveled from Connecticut to the Emerson Inn in Rockport for a quiet get-away weekend.
The charm of the hotel and the professional staff made our weekend the best ever.
It was everything that we hoped it be and we'll definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robare15
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2010

Looks beautiful from the outside, not so great wants you get to the inside. Downhill right from the start - horrible guest service. At check in the male was not pleasant and seemed to be annoyed we were there. We went up to our room and it was the size of a closet, I'm not sure how the bed and a desk fit in, also don't even think that two people can fit in that bathroom because it's impossible. And speaking of the bed, I had to sleep on the floor both nights. Went down to the front desk and they would not help us out- I guess they don't want their guest to come back? A couple positives were the free breakfast for being a guest, it was good - yet again the service was not so pleasant, the grounds and view were beautiful (love the ocean), even though the pool was small it was nice, and the location was good.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2010

our stay at emerson was disappointing. the room was to small for the king size bed, and the bed itself was not that comfortable. The hotel is getting old, worn and getting a little threadbare and shabby. At first glance it looks great, but if you get closer you'll notice all the spots that need fixing, painting, new rugs,new linens, new furnishings etc. Broken screens, light fixtures, bare spots in lawn etc. Using the Red Lion in Stockbridge Ma or the Equinox in Manchester Vt as the ideal historic hotel, we felt that we paid top dollar and did not get our money's worth. the grand cafe was good but overpriced, service slow and no bread with dinner. the buffet breakfast in the morning is good but if i were not a guest and had to pay $16 for it i would have felt cheated (i've had better at denny's or friendly for half that price). Came down to get coffee 3 times in afternoon to find none. etc. It's just that overall, i felt we could have done better for our money, or the inn could do better for its guests. We will probably not return to either the inn or the restaraunt, nor could i in good conscience recommend them.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Burghclere, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2010

Want a quiet place with great food and lovely staff - here it is. Just the place to relax, and enjoy a family run establishment. Not as slick as a chain hotel but it has character and charm. Good value, very good chef and quaint rooms.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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cumbria
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2010

We stopped at the Emerson Inn for 2 nights in September, and had a very enjoyable stay. The staff made us feel very welcome, and would reccomend the Inn to anyone wanting to spend a relaxing stay in comfortable surroundings. The breakfast was excellant and the dinners 1st class. We will definatly return and stop for longer next time

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Emerson Inn

Property: Emerson Inn
Address: 1 Cathedral Ave, Rockport, MA 01966-1102
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Rockport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Rockport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Emerson Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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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