Essex Street Inn

7 Essex Street , Newburyport, MA 01950 USA (Show map)


The Essex Street Inn is a stunning and comfortable Inn located in the heart of historic downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts. The Inn is literally moments away from both casual and elegant dining, the famous waterfront, and a perfect balance of fine and funky stores including some of the areas finest antique shops. Whether your tastes are traditional, eclectic, edgy or unique, you are sure to feel satisfied on every level with the robust palette of offerings in this charming New England hamlet.



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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.1
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness4.1
  • Onsite Dining3.5


5 on October 21, 2015

Thanks to a wrong turn my wife and I ended up in Newburyport and needed a place to stay for the night. The Essex Street Inn was not only visually appealing and comfortable but was also within walking distance of everything! We really loved our stay!

Wonderful location and staff!

4.0 on May 20, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful experience staying at the Essex Street Inn. The staff were all incredibly kind and helpful, the rooms were clean and the location could not have been more convenient. We will definitely stay here again the next time we visit Newburyport. :)

Adorable Rooms

5 on January 17, 2013

I really enjoyed the style of the Inn, it created a very cozy ambiance. The food was good and the location was ideal. There is lots to do in the surrounding city and the staff was attentive.

Location and Staff

4.4 on December 10, 2012

The Essex Street Inn is the most conveniently located Inn that I have ever stayed in and the staff was great. Very friendly and hard working

Newburyport Delight

5 on August 19, 2012

This was my first visit to Newburyport, Mass and I was coming to town for a wedding. The Essex House was clean and spacious and the people were very friendly. I also loved the location. Close to shops, restaurants and the water. I would stay here again! thanks! Beth Kerr

Innkeeper Response
Thank you Beth for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again . Best, Kathy Ross Manager

Lovely inn, terrific location

4.0 on August 16, 2012

I recommend the Essex Inn. It is less than a block from terrific shopping and dining and about two blocks from the waterfront. We were guests along with a large group of people, with a variety of needs, and the staff was amazingly patient and helpful with every one. The rooms are not luxurious but very comfortable. Breakfast, for a continental breakfast, was convenience and varied. There is adequate parking right behind the inn, which is another advantage. You can't do better!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your recent stay! It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. Best, Kathy Ross Manager

Great stay at the Essex Inn!

4.6 on July 25, 2012

The location was awesome - we just parked the car and walked the rest of the weekend. It would have been nicer if you are guaranteed a parking space!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your recent stay and taking the time to write this review. Unfortunatley parking is limited on our property and subject to availability. Best, Kathy Ross Manager

Wedding stay

5 on May 30, 2012

We got married in Newburyport and stayed at the Essex Inn. We love it there! We try and visit every year. The rooms are really clean and neat and the staff extremely friendly. I would highly recommend the Essex Inn

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your support. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again. Best, Kathy Ross Manager

Excellent choice

4.2 on May 29, 2012

Great customer service Quiet lodging - lovely room

Our fourth stay

4.0 on May 06, 2012

We have returned to the Essex Street Inn four times, twice in the fall and twice in the spring. We will probably go back again in a few months. Why? It is the perfect comfy inn with just the right amount of charm to be homey, but not fussy. Each evening we can sit by our fireplace and sip wine after a full day. A light but complete breakfast is waiting in the morning. The location couldn't be better, walk to restaurants, shops, and the river walk, or just around a very quaint town. And a quick drive to the greatest Wildlife Refuge for hiking and birding with beautiful beaches. There is also hiking at beautiful Maudley state park in Newburyport. For a low key relaxing weekend, this spot can't be beat in the spring and fall.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to your 5th stay and many , many more. Best, Kathy Ross Manager

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Location Type

Downtown, Vista oceano


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 25 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Desk, Parking , off-street parking subject to availability, daily maid service, continental breakfast, Free Wifi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Antique Shopping, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two (2) night minimum stay June thru November
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Cancellations: Must give 7 days notice or you will be charged for one night's stay.



Kathy Harrigan Ross

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  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room