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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Compass Rose was the first place my wife and I ever stayed in Newburyport and we absolutely fell in love with the inn and with this great little town! We have stayed at The Compass Rose several times and recommended it to friends and every experience has been wonderful. The service is always very friendly and accommodating, the breakfast...

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A fine understated elegance, a perfect balance. Near the center of town, but also near the sea - what's not to like? And Innkeeper Caitlin makes a great breakfast, too! Delicious fresh fruit even on a snowy winter morning!

Thank hari s
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We had planned a quick getaway to Newberryport, MA for an overnight, and selected the Compass Rose Inn. The Innkeeper, Kate greeted us upon arrival and showed us to our room. A beautiful suite, with a sitting room, fireplace, bedroom, dressing area and bathroom with a soaking tub. Up the hall stairs was the cupola with 360 degree views of...

Thank Grace S
Caitlin F, General Manager at Compass Rose Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words. We are pleased you chose the Compass Rose during your recent visit to Newburyport, and thank you for posting this favorable review. Again, please accept our sincere apologies for the lack of hot water in your room. One never knows when something like this will happen and appreciate your patience and understanding. New...

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This place was great! We stayed in march 2015. The inn keeper made us feel right at home and the views from the cupola were amazing! Close enough to everything that matters to walk! Very clean, comfortable bed, nice breakfast & reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Jackie B
Caitlin F, General Manager at Compass Rose Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words and for staying with us at the Compass Rose Inn. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Inn as well as your time in Newburyport. The views from the cupola are amazing and it makes us happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed it. Look forward to seeing you in...

Andover, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stayed here for one night over the holidays. The Inn is located right down town so is in walking distance of all the restaurants, stores and water front. The home was very clean and well maintained. I stayed in Room #5 on the third floor with views of the Merrimack River. The room is spacious with a separate seating area....

Thank MEV61
Caitlin F, General Manager at Compass Rose Inn, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to have you stay with us at the Compass Rose Inn during your visit to Newburyport during the holiday season - an especially festive time for the City. We take pride in offering our guests a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere during their stay at the Inn and are pleased you enjoyed yourselves. All comments made by...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

When we arrived in Newburyport for the holidays, the kids were all sick so we stayed here. Sort of hated to leave! We were in suite #2. We had a nice sitting room and desk. The room has a coffee pot and wine glasses for any bottles you bring up. Bathroom plus a sink in the hall. Breakfast was included....

Thank Ellis_NC_IL
Caitlin F, General Manager at Compass Rose Inn, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us at the Compass Rose Inn. We take pride in providing our guests with a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere and Kate's breakfasts are so delicious. Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Nashua, New Hampshire
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Arriving for one weekend night in December, we found the Inn surprisingly comfortable, relaxed and elegant. The design allows you to feel you've got your own apartment in downtown Newburyport. The owner was unusually friendly and accommodating. We would be very pleased to return.

Thank lindsaygoldstein
Caitlin F, General Manager at Compass Rose Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing the Compass Rose on your recent visit to Newburyport. We appreciate your favorable comments and the time taken to write this review. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and hope that you will return in the future. Happy Holidays!

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This was our second visit to the Compass Rose Inn. We wanted a comfortable place to stay that was walking distance from the main streets of quaint Newburyport. This Inn has a great location - but that is only the first reason why you should stay here. Once you find the Inn, down a small, vaguely marked side street, you...

Thank Elaine B
Caitlin F, General Manager at Compass Rose Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Compass Rose once again, and for the very kind review. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us while you visited Newburyport. We love hearing from all of our guests, but especially those who choose to return to the comforts of our Inn. Kate, Al and I wish you a very happy and...

Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is the second time we had our sisters' weekend at this Inn. The breakfasts were delicious and filling to help start our day shopping! They had coffee/tea available by Keurig in our room if we wanted, and a small fridge for storing water and wine. We would definitely stay here again. It's located in the heart of downtown Newburyport...

Thank wendy d
Caitlin F, General Manager at Compass Rose Inn, responded to this review

Welcome back! It was our pleasure to host you once again at the Compass Rose for your special sisters' weekend. We love hearing from returning patrons and are very happy you enjoyed yourselves at the Inn as well as the Newburyport area. Thank you too for taking the time to post a review and for your kind words. Hope to...

San Diego
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This charming inn has the elegance of old-style wood floors, tall ceilings, and fireplaces in a federalist-style house that has all of the modern conveniences. It is all suites, brightly lit, with very nice large tiled bathrooms and showers, plus another sink and mirror in the dressing area, breakfasts with fruit, pastries, french toast, fluffy made-to-order omelettes, fireplaces, very comfortable...

Thank TravelDadSanDiego
Caitlin F, General Manager at Compass Rose Inn, responded to this review

On behalf of Kate, the owners and I, we thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Compass Rose Inn during your recent trip to Newburyport. We strive to provide our guests with a warm, relaxing and inviting atmosphere. Kate takes great pride in being the Innkeeper of the Inn and her expertise in the kitchen is just...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Compass Rose Inn

Address: 5 1/2 Center St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2722
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Newburyport
Price Range: €205 - €287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Compass Rose Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Room 4 has the best views!”
 of 5 bubbles graces588, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Third floor has direct access to a wonderful widow's walk room - great for small get-to-gether.”
 of 5 bubbles lindsaygoldstein, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“They have great suites with fireplaces”
 of 5 bubbles 622wendyd, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Suite one is the most accessible as it is on the ground level.”
 of 5 bubbles TravelDadSanDiego, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are front to back in this Inn.”
 of 5 bubbles scfffr, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
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