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East Hampton
Reviewed 16 March 2013

The last of the "little" grand hotels, Emerson by the Sea is charming -- Ralph Waldo really stayed here and the views of Pigeon Cove probably have changed very little. Our fourth floor king room was comfortable, quiet and very clean. No lift, which we knew, so we got our exercise and the added benefit of access to the "sundeck"...

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Newton, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 January 2013

We spent New Years Eve here in a king/canopy room with an ocean view (although having a view is not a benefit in winter when everything can look so gray).The room was large enough to have two wing chairs, a large bureau and a writing desk. The newer bathroom was also good size. Dinner in the semi-formal dining room was...

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emersoninnkeeper, Owner at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Happy New Year! Thank you for welcoming in 2013 at the Emerson. We look forward to your next visit.

West Newbury, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 January 2013

We went to Emerson Inn by the Sea on the night of our wedding...it was quiet, peaceful and the perfect get away. There was a pretty serious storm whipping through while we were there and it just added to the adventure! We dined in that night - food was excellent, staff courteous and helpful. Our room was quaint and cozy....

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emersoninnkeeper, Owner at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Congratulations! Thank you for choosing the Emerson for your special night. We look forward to seeing you again in the summer.

Reviewed 2 January 2013

On our 2nd visit here in 3 years my wife and i got cozy and chilled in our oceanview room... a flashback to the 1800s and guests need to understand that... also we got chills up our spines when on two occasions we heard what sounded like boots clumping onto a wooden floor... and we were the ONLY guests in...

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emersoninnkeeper, Owner at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and sharing the mystery! We look forward to your next visit.

Sandy, Utah
Reviewed 29 December 2012

Our 30th Anniversary couldn't have been more of a delight for a stay on the day after Christmas. We awoke to a "Nor-Easter" Storm that added to the mystique and sense of adventure. Any time of year, Rockport and the Emerson Inn have special appeal, and the drama of Cape Ann was especially welcome in light of the un-crowded quality...

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emersoninnkeeper, Owner at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating your 30th anniversary with us. I'm glad you enjoyed the storm! There's nothing like the sound of a fierce ocean storm with crashing waves and howling wind. I confess...I love watching and listening to them, too. We look forward to your next visit.

Albany, NY
Reviewed 5 November 2012

I spent a delightful evening at the Emerson Inn by the Sea in Rockport in early November. I was booked into Room 302 and I had no problems whatsoever. Yes, admittedly the room was quite small, but I was travelling alone and found it more than adequate and comfortable for my needs for my one-night stay. The inn is very...

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emersoninnkeeper, Owner at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience. We look forward to your next visit.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2012

We stayed 3 nights at the Emerson Inn by the Sea this October. Friendly staff and the views from the front door are superb Dinner was consistently excellent so we did not search further for an evening meal. Provided gluten free bread for toast and were adaptable with the combination of ingredients for dinner. Bedrooms small but clean and the...

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emersoninnkeeper, Owner at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are very fortunate to have a team that truly cares about our guests' comfort and requests.

Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2012

My wife and I stayed at the hotel as part of a fly drive tour of New England. First thing to say is that there are no lifts but a grand staircase instead - plenty of room to carry cases etc, having said that help is on hand if it needed and requested. A lovely hotel with real character and...

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emersoninnkeeper, Owner at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Emerson Inn By The Sea. Your comment about "no lifts" (or elevators) is especially important and helpful for future guests. We do have staff available to carry luggage, but if climbing stairs is a challenge, future guests should be sure to reserve one of our rooms on the lobby level of the inn.

Suffolk, UK
Reviewed 30 September 2012

This an old inn with alot of history. The views from the inn are stunning but there is not much immediately around the inn and a litle too far to walk into Rockport. This was an ideal location for a short drive from or to Boston Logan airport. Our room was clean and comfortable although very small. The breakfasts and...

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emersoninnkeeper, Owner at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Emerson Inn By The Sea. Thank you for sharing your comments. Please visit us again.

Albany, New York
Reviewed 25 September 2012

We have been to Emerson twice in the past few years returning after having stayed there for the first time many years ago. The place itself has not changed much over the years. It is a beautiful property, well preserved and maintained. The breakfasts are lavish and delicious. If you are dieting do not venture into the dining room. But...

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emersoninnkeeper, Owner at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

What a wonderful description of a relaxing stay in Rockport! Thank you for continuing to return to the Emerson and for sharing your comments. We look forward to you next visit.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
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 

Additional Information about Emerson Inn

Address: 1 Cathedral Ave, Rockport, MA 01966-1102
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Rockport
Price Range: €159 - €294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Emerson Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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“Pay a little more for a balcony room!”
 of 5 bubbles deeptime, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get an ocean view room!”
 of 5 bubbles 377pepea, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Our room faced the sea - unfortunately the cloud cover didn't give us the sunrise we hoped for. However, it was a beautiful view.”
 of 5 bubbles brokendreamer, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a corner room if you can--views east and southeast.”
 of 5 bubbles ohiocoalminer, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Third Floor -- at the end of the hallway (avoid being below the 4th floor penthouses) with an ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles 439jimw, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
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