The Quarterdeck Inn by the Sea Reviews


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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining3.6

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Amazing views!

3.8 on July 10, 2018

If you want a terrific, clean, charming room with views you can't bet, this is the place for you! If you want room service and other amenities, not so much. We could not have been happier with this choice, watched the sunrise while in bed, and the host, Randy, could not have been more friendly or helpful!

Our 25th Anniversary getaway

4.6 on September 30, 2012

Our 25th Anniversary was perfect as we stayed in the Donald Makay room. The window opened directly onto the ocean view, It was breath taking. The room was clean; the bed was very comfortable. The service was great. Randy was friendly, helpful in choosing a resturant; and went out of his way to assist with parking and making us comfortable, The only item to be aware of is the steps are not handicapped accesible for anyone in a wheel chair.

What a beautiful view!

5 on July 18, 2012

My husband and I loved the Neptune Room. The sunrise view was stunning. Randy directed us to many great restaurants on Cape Ann and he was a great host. The room has a million dollar view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Best B&B Ever

4.6 on July 16, 2012

Stayed for three nights with my wife. The view from our room-The Oriental-was felt as if we were on a cruise. It felt as if we were in the water. Randy greets you and enlightens you on all things Rockport, from things to see to where to dine. He proved to be right on all counts. The continental breakfast at the Rockport Inn was more than we expected...awesome. On the negative side, Randy should invest in a canteen where guests could grab a cold water or soda without having to drive to the Cumberland Farms. Overall, this has been the best B&B we have ever visited...the best!

Fabulous stay!

4.8 on October 21, 2011

The view was remarkable, especially the sunrise. I don't think we could have been closer to the ocean. The room was nice and Randy was very accomodating. We would definitely stay again.

Beautiful Location IN ROKPORT MA

4.0 on September 25, 2011

This bed and breakfast was in a beautiful location, the cliff and ocean views were gorgeous. Prices were also excellent. We had a woulderful time and are planning on going to the Quarterdeck again next year. Randy Marks the InnKeeper was very nice.


5 on August 24, 2011

My wife and I spent 3 nights at the Quarterdeck and by the 4th day WE DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE!! The view of the ocean is fantastic, the rooms clean and tidy, and Randy was an outstanding host. We are looking forward to visiting again soon!!!!!!!

Wonderful Stay!

4.0 on July 31, 2011

The Quarterdeck Inn was a perfect spot for two Mom's looking for a one night getaway from the responsibilities of everyday life. We had a magnificent room overlooking the ocean and Randy was an excellent host. The coffee was fresh, room sparkling and clean, and the scenery spectacular. Wish we could have stayed longer!


4.0 on May 19, 2011

I felt like I was in another world. I have never stayed in a room closer to the water in my life. It was incredible. You would have thought you were on a boat in the middle of the sea. We were lucky--it was stormy. The waves were breaking so loudly against the rocks and the wind was fierce. It was truly a paradise to be had right here in Rockport. Our room was just incredible. Windows all around the ocean. I didn't even want to close my eyes to sleep. The room was very clean and neat. The owner, Randy, was exceptionally polite, helpful, and very pleasant. The only problem we had was that there was no food anywhere in the inn or bottles of water. I think if Randy could somehow put a small table and small refrig. in the entrance hall to his place he could put bottles of water and juice for morning and even some bowls for cold cereal.It would make a big difference for those who want something for a quick breakfast. Randy even offered to bring us a mini refrig. though we declined. That was our fault. I will be back there in the autumn I hope in the same extraordinary room. I have never had a better, more enjoyable time in my life. Please go!!! It's truly an experience.

The best bithday weekend ever.

4.8 on May 06, 2011

The Quarterdeck Inn is absolutely beautiful. I took my husband away for his birthday. We had a wonderful time. The rooms were beautifully decorated. The staff were great. Very pleasant and restful atmosphere. Randy is the inn keeper/owner. He is a great host. Thank You Randy for a wonderful weekend. We plan on comming back. The Griffiths'


2.2 on April 16, 2011

Have been staying at these rooms on and off for the last 25 years (previously as the Yankee Clipper Inn.) This time I chose to stay at the Quarterdeck because I love the views from these rooms. The good news is the views are still fantastic. The bad news is that the rooms and the service have taken a turn for the worse with the new management. The room I stayed in had several problems including: jacuzzi did not work, problems with tv, light bulb out. The next morning we were given a new room which was in much better shape. However, the next morning (check out morning with 11:00 checkout time), at 11:01, Randy knocked on the door and demanded we leave. I informed him we would be out shortly but he stayed in the room until we moved our suitcases out. It was uncomfortable and ungrateful given the problems with the room the previous day. I doubt I will return. (and I will miss the view.)

Innkeeper Response
I would like to write a rebuttal regarding a review that was recently written about the Quarterdeck Inn By The Sea. A guest who stayed with us made some comments about us that I feel are unjust and untrue. When a guest checks in, they are given my cell number and instructed to call me if a problem arises. We do not live in a perfect world. Light bulbs burn out and items breakdown,all the time. If the guests had called me I would have addressed their issues right away. The next day they informed me that the light bulb burned out, the jaccuzzi didn't work and the tv wasn't working properly. I offered the guests a different room of which they accepted. I then proceeded check out their issues with the room. A tripped circuit breaker prevented the jaccuzzi from working. After resetting the breaker the jaccuzzi worked fine. There was nothing wrong regarding the tv that I could find. And yes I changed the light bulb. Our check out time is 11am. We need to clean the room and get it ready for the next guest I don't understand the issue here. The guests knew that the checkout time was 11am. After 11am, I informed them that it was after our checkout time. They informed me that they needed more time to get their belongings together. I told them that was fine. I never entered the room, as a matter of fact I walked down to the office. These people were just taking advantage of us. We were never rude to them. In my rebuttal, I am not trying to appear defensive. I want to inform the public of what really happened

- Randy Marks (innkeeper)


4.6 on January 31, 2011

I would recommend this B&B to anyone who wants a quiet weekend in a beautiful setting. My boyfriend and I stayed for a weekend in January and it was phenomenal. We practically had the place to ourselves and stayed in a quaint but comfortable room with a magnificent view of the ocean. Randy was so kind and accommodating... we decided to make it our traditional winter getaway!

would stay at the the Quarterdeck Inn again and again!

4.0 on November 07, 2010

I loved my stay. I love the room, I loved the view from my room and the yard. Randy was very helpful to us. There is just coffee available; although across the yard was a great place to have dinner. I just highly recommend it to someone who loves the ocean. We had two large picture windows to be able to enjoy the ocean...and the chairs outside. It is just great.

What a find!!!!

4.6 on October 31, 2010

What a find! As advertized and pictured, the Quarterdeck Inn is right on the edge of the rocky coastline. Arriving late afternoon, we couldn't tear ourselves away from the sloping lawn and the beautiful October sunset over the Atlantic...we got take out and ate dinner at a lovely table in our room infront of one of the two picture windows. The next night we did the same. The Inn is just a mile or so from the Rockport shops. All in all location is an A+. Our accomodations couldn't have been brighter, more spacious, comfortable and charming. Room gets an A+. Randy, the hands on owner, couldn't have been nicer and more helpful from providing ideas for activities to helping us with our suitcases upon our sad departure. Innkeeper gets an A+. We definitely lookforward to returning to the Quarterdeck Inn, we wish we could tomorrow! Jan Neffke and Ginny Hildebrand, Pittsburgh, PA

Outstanding Anniversary Weekend

4.0 on October 25, 2010

My wife and I stayed for a night at the Quarterdeck for our anniversary in the Donald McKay room in early October. What a fantastic space. The room is large with a HUGE window looking out on the ocean. The room was nicely appointed and the bathroom was awesome. The manager was very nice and easily accessible. Cookies and coffee are a nice plus. We walked into downtown Rockport both days and had a great time there. We had dinner at a neighboring hotel which was both excellent and unbelievably affordable (ask the manager). But to tell the truth, what we enjoyed most was just sitting in front of that window taking in the wildly romantic ocean view. We'll be back.

Breathtaking view!!

4.4 on September 01, 2010

We stayed one night at this inn and we were blown away by the view from the beautiful picture window in our room. The ocean was right outside, and the moon rising over the water at night as magical! So nice that this window was kept clean so we could enjoy this view We had to change the date for our stay, and the owner, Randy was more than helpful with this, and with everything during our stay. The room , apart from the superb view, was large and comfortable, and everything we could ask for. We had use of the grounds and enjoyed and were able to use the services of a pool in a nearby inn. We'll be back.

Excellent B&B

5 on August 26, 2010

The view from our rooms was fabulous ! The room was neat & clean. Randy & his staff were so welcoming & always available. Will always be on our must stay at list when we visit the area again ! The Wyenn's

Wonderful getaway

4.0 on August 25, 2010

If you like to look at the ocean, you will love this unique inn with awesome views. The grounds were manicured, had lovely perennials, and colorful old fashioned annuals. Our room was immaculately clean, decorated in warm gold tones. Our host, Randy was gracious, caring, helpful, yet respectful of our privacy. The morning coffee was delicious. We have recommended it to friends and relatives, and will come again ourselves. Rita & Gunars

The Quarterdeck Inn by the Sea


  • Nightly Rate $149 - $299
  • Reviews (18) 4.3
  • Rooms 7

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