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.
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.
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
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
Thank you Beth for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again . Best, Kathy Ross Manager
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!
Thank you for your recent stay! It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. Best, Kathy Ross Manager
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!
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
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
Thank you for your support. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again. Best, Kathy Ross Manager
4.2 on May 29, 2012
Great customer service Quiet lodging - lovely room
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.
Thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to your 5th stay and many , many more. Best, Kathy Ross Manager
5 on April 18, 2012
The short version: Excellent service, great location, charming rooms. The long version: Each day that I stayed, there was a different innkeeper, but each of them exceeded my expectations. One of them was kind enough to print off a copy of the train schedule for me so I could get into Boston by train instead of car. Another recommended not only a great local restaurant, but she was even kind enough to suggest some antique stores based off what I was looking for to give my friends back home something to say that I was thinking about them. They were consistently courteous and accommodating, which meant the world to me because I spent most of my time at the Essex Street Inn in a state of exhaustion from the daily excursions. I was in Massachusetts for business—attending a conference in Boston (but I couldn’t find a decent room in town). Newburyport was just far enough out of Boston to where I felt like I was commuting, but it wasn’t far enough to where I felt I made a bad decision staying there for this purpose. Also, since I drove, I went north on a few of my off days and shopped in New Hampshire (tax free), and house-browsed in Maine. The rooms themselves are stellar. It was tricky getting out of the bed in the morning because it was so comfortable. I’m an avid reader, so I also really appreciated that there was something of a reading chair in my room. The electronic fireplace was impressive, and the sinks were huge (random, I know, but prepare yourself). Everything was upscale. Would I stay here again? Yes. Would I recommend it to friends? Absolutely. Essex Street Inn was definitely a keeper, for me.
Thank you for your recent stay and this wonderful review. We are glad you had a great time in the area. We hope to see you again soon! Best, Kathy Ross Manager
3.0 on April 18, 2012
Staying two nights at the Essex Street Inn, I found the location of the Inn to be outstanding, just a stone's throw away from all of the fantastic shops and restaurants in the center of Newburyport. It is a beautiful spot. The room was tastefully decorated, bathroom especially nice with whirlpool tub, but the bed was average or a bit below average as far as comfort. On the second morning of my stay, other guests were also griping about the fact that it was hard to get any sleep when some folks staying at the Inn were loud from midnight until past 2 am. Not a restful night! In hindsight, thought the price was a little high for what we got although again, the town itself is gorgeous and lots of fun to hang out in.
Thank you to this guest for their stay and taking the time to write this review. We do have an 11pm quiet time policy stated on our website and invoice. We apologize to this guest and a few others I have recently heard back from that this was not abided by. Our front desk is open until 1am. I am not sure if they were notified about these disturbances . I was the manager on call and if the front desk clerk had notified me I would have taken steps to control the situation at that time. Even if it included calling local authorities. We sincerely hope this situation will not deture these guests or future guests from choosing to stay with us. Best, Kathy Ross Manager
Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 25 miles
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Picnic area
Conference Rooms, Desk , off-street parking, daily maid service, continental breakfast, complimentary newspaper
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Wet bar
Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Antique Shopping, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Kathy Harrigan Ross
In a standard room.