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Connecticut
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had the smallest room I think I have every stayed in with an absolutely stunning view! The whole wall was a window overlooking the ocean. (See photo) I think this is good for families because it has a pool and there were lots and lots of children in it. People who are elderly or have physical disabilities should be...

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Krysten R, General Manager at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Hi scdm - thank you for taking the time to write this review! Thank you for the advise to our other guests concerning the lack of a lift as this is a very helpful point. As you mentioned, we do have two spacious rooms on our first level that are perfect for those who cannot climb stairs. The Emerson is...

England
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were looking for a quite and restful break just a short (approx. 1 hour) from Boston. Rockport fitted the bill and the Emerson Inn was delightful. A comfortable traditional Inn which has recently been renovated. I loved the decor, muted paintwork and a mix of old and new. We enjoyed a spacious ocean view room with a huge 4...

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Krysten R, General Manager at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Hi Bellaroo - thank you for the review! Rockport is the perfect retreat from the big city of Boston and I'm glad that you were able to find some relaxation and fun at The Emerson. I'm also glad to hear that you enjoyed the renovations that we did to the property and the mix between modern and vintage elements that...

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2016

In all honesty I would have given this Inn a higher rating had it not been for the poor facilities in the room, It was supposed to be a standard double room,now, neither my husband or I are portly thankfully ,because if we were it would be a squeeze, the room we were allocated (206) should be described as a...

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Krysten R, General Manager at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Hi Bionici - Thank you for taking the time to write your review. While Room 206 is one of our smaller rooms, we do have rooms that are on the more spacious side so definitely give us a call the next time you are looking to stay with us so that we can book you a room that is on...

Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Newly renovated historical Inn in lovely Rockport. Fresh, comfortable with up to date amenities and gorgeous views. You can dine with views of the ocean or just sit on the porch and soak it all in. There is also a swimming pool for those not wanting to brave the ocean. The staff is friendly and eager to be of assistance,...

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Krysten R, General Manager at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Hi there - thank you for taking the time to write us this review! We're glad that you had such a wonderful time at The Emerson and on your vacation. I completely agree that even just sitting on the porch here is a great way to spend the day - there's nothing more relaxing in my mind! We hope to...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Planned an impromptu getaway to the Emerson Inn with my mom and newborn baby... Let it be known that this hotel does not have an elevator and in the event you are elderly, handicapped, or lugging baby gear you will need to plan accordingly for your room location in advance. I did not realize this and we were on a...

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Krysten R, General Manager at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Hi Liz - thank you for the review! I'm glad to hear that you had a wonderful vacation here at The Emerson. I'm also happy to hear that you were able to extend your vacation to be able to spend even more time here. I'm so sorry to hear about your phone charger. If you could, please send me an...

South Kingstown, Rhode Island
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This was a perfect destination for a quick getaway. We were very happy with our stay. Room was small but very well kept and the ocean view from our room was breathtaking! We arrived late but able to enjoy dinner outside on the deck overlooking the Atlantic. Beautiful walking trail leads to gorgeous overlook of ocean. We would definitely return...

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Krysten R, General Manager at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl - thank you for the great review! I'm glad that you were able to enjoy The Emerson as well as the hiking trails that are around the property. Dinner on the deck is also a must, in my mind, so I'm happy to hear that you were also able to enjoy that. Thank you again and we hope...

Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed every minute. Spotless corner room with full view of the North Atlantic and the seaport surroundings. A wonderful 4 post canopy king bed with bedding and pillows as soft and cool as silk. The pool was a refreshing break after a long ride in 90 degree sun. From rocking chairs on the main porch facing the ocean to dinner...

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Krysten R, General Manager at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Hi Bob - thank you for the lovely note! We're delighted that you enjoyed your room as well as the ambiance of the Inn. I'm glad that our staff was able to make your anniversary trip special. We hope that you'll continue to celebrate your anniversaries with us!

Gaithersburg, Maryland
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We had stayed here before and wanted to come back and enjoy the wonderful views. The updates in the lobby look great!! Dinner was ok, we just had sandwiches which were nothing special. The dinners coming out looked great. Views were still beautiful.

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Krysten R, General Manager at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Hello - Thank you for the review! I'm glad that you enjoyed the new updates that we have made to The Emerson. I'll let our Executive Chef know that you were not wowed by our sandwich offerings and we'll see if there is something we can do to make them more special. Thank you for that feedback. Hope to see...

Palmer, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

outstanding service, extremely clean inn! Beautiful pool ! Walking distance to halibut state park . Highly recommend ocean facing rooms, worth the sunset and sun rise . five star breakfast included with stay! Emerson Inn the gem of Rockport!!

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Krysten R, General Manager at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Hi Bill - thank you for the great review! I'm so happy that our staff and our grounds could make your stay a memorable one. See you again soon!

Stamford, Connecticut
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We had an overnight stay in a clean and comfortable king room with a breathtaking ocean view. The inn is a great combination of antique charm combined with modern amenities. Lovely grounds with a cliff walk, an inviting pool and a short distance to town. Breakfast on the patio was delightful. Can't wait to go back.

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Krysten R, General Manager at Emerson Inn, responded to this review

Hi Wendy - thank you so much for the review! We're happy to hear that you had a good time staying at Emerson Inn. We hope to see you here again soon!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Emerson Inn is Cape Ann's only historic grand hotel. Thirty-six beautifully appointed rooms have been restored to reflect the quality of yesteryear with amenities that discerning travelers seek today, including private baths, flat-screen televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi, and telephones. Located in scenic Rockport with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Emerson Inn was reopened under new management in May of 2016. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Emerson Inn

Address: 1 Cathedral Ave, Rockport, MA 01966-1102
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Rockport
Price Range: $281 - $425 (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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Also Known As:
Emerson Inn By The Sea Hotel Rockport
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“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
“Get an Ocean View”
 of 5 bubbles H4302OZkathleenm, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The second floor ocean views were quite pleasant.”
 of 5 bubbles 255roscoe, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“People with physical disabilities need to ask for a ground level room. No elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles scdm, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
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