Emerson Inn By The Sea

1 Cathedral Avenue, Rockport, MA 01966, United States
+1 978 546 6321


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Overall guest ratings

8.6/10 Excellent
Based on 93 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.1
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 6.7

Good to know

  • Great view
  • Stylish Hotel
  • Friendly atmosphere


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    Emerson Inn by the Sea is Cape Ann's only historic grand hotel. Referred to by many as a baby grand, this lovely Rockport inn is an historic gem. Ralph Waldo Emerson called the Inn - Thy proper summer home. Today's guests enjoy the relaxed 19th century atmosphere from our broad oceanfront veranda, but can savor the 21st century amenities of a heated outdoor pool, private baths (some with spa tubs), room phones, cable television, wireless high speed internet access, and indoor sauna. Savor our award winning cuisine in The Grand Cafe. Editors' Pick, - Yankee Magazine Travel Guide to New England. Award of Excellence, - Wine Spectator. Gourmet Greatness, - the Phantom Gourmet. Unparalleled Ambiance, - The Boston Globe. Nearby are hiking trails along the oceanfront, tennis, golf and the always popular whale watches. The village of Rockport is famous for its shops and art galleries. OPEN ALL YEAR.

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    • Complimentary breakfast
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Hot tub
    • Child pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Cable or satellite TV
    • Air-conditioned
    • 24 hour front desk
    • Pets not allowed
    • Free parking
    • Free long-term parking
    • Storage available
    • Wedding services
    • Non-smoking rooms available
    • Terrace/Patio
    • Facilities for Disabled Guests
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    Guest reviews

    Overall Rating

    8.6 Excellent
    Based on 93 reviews
    • 9.1 "Terrific location."
    • 8.4 "Vibe was good."
    • 8.2 "Breakfast is good."
    • 7.6 "Tasty food."
    • 7.4 "Good service."
    • 6.7 "Rooms are ok."
    • 4.3 "Not very comfortable."
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    Overall Rating

    8.7 Excellent
    Based on 93 reviews
    • 9.2 "Terrific location."
    • 8.2 "Breakfast is good."
    • 8.1 "Good value."
    • 8.1 "Vibe was good."
      10.0 "100% said it was a stylish hotel."
    • 7.4 "Good service."
      10.0 "100% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 6.5 "Average amenities."
      6.3 "63% thought the building was acceptable."
    • 6.4 "Rooms are ok."
    • 4.4 "Not very comfortable."
      0.0 "100% said rooms were small."
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    Hotel type
    Romantic Hotel
    Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
    Good to know
    "Great view"
    "Stylish Hotel"
    "Friendly atmosphere"
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