Essex Street Inn & Suites

Newburyport - part of the town, one small block away
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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Located in historic downtown Newburyport, the Essex Street Inn provides charming and comfortable accommodations for business travelers and those fun get-aways. The Inn is only steps away from casual and elegant dining, the famous waterfront, arts and cultural events, fine and funky stores, and the finest antique shops. The Inn contains 37 beautifully appointed rooms and suites all wired for high speed internet access. A lovely breakfast room offers fresh teas and coffees around the clock, continental breakfast, and the morning paper.
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Property amenities
Street parking
Wifi
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
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English
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7 Essex St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2710
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Lauren L wrote a review Jun 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently got married in the Newburyport area and held one of my two wedding room blocks at Essex Street Inn. From my initial outreach through checkout at the end of the weekend, the team at Essex Street in, especially Kathy, could not have been any nicer and accommodating. I even gave Kathy a hug when we departed as she had been so kind and helpful along the way. My guests all loved the inn and commented how nice the breakfast and eating area was each morning. My husband and I stayed in the bridal suite and the room was so perfect for our needs with a full kitchen, living room and outdoor patio. We really loved the room and would love to come back in the winter time to use the fireplace. Some of the more basic rooms are nothing special but get the job done and are clean and comfortable. On-site parking was also a big plus. Location also can't be beat with easy walkability to pretty much everything in downtown Newburyport. Overall we had a really wonderful experience with Essex Street Inn and look forward to returning.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kathy Hitchings, General Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites
Responded Jun 14, 2022
We thank this Bride for choosing Essex Street Inn & Suites, It was a pleasure to meet herself & guests while visiting for their June wedding weekend. We host many wedding groups all year round, and each is a pleasure from the initial booking process to the groups departure. This review makes us enjoy what we do more, as we feel like we are part of the event itself. We look forward to having them return in the cooler months, and experience the opportunity to take FULL advantage of the beautiful wood burning fire place our exclusive Bridal Suite has to offer. Best, Kathy Hitchings General Manager
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robertK1588UO wrote a review Apr 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The people of Newburyport have a kind and welcoming character, and that is very much presented by the engaging personality and welcoming nature of the staff at the Essex Street Inn & Suites.

The property is PERFECTLY located in a very special Town, with quality eateries cafes and unique shops STEPS away from the Inn and a few blocks to the waterfront
and waterfront park areas.

The quality and quantity of eateries and restaurants, within 1 to 4 blocks, is impressive,
and the cost of dining is surprisingly reasonable for all types of meals and cuisine.

The Rooms and suites, (I have stayed in 3 of them, for multiple night stays) are very spacious, well equipped and furnished, comfortable, peaceful, with pleasant lighting large comfortable beds, loads of assorted pillow sizes, a generous number of fluffy towels, comfortable cotton robes, work space, blazing fast wi-fi, Private entrances, lovely hallways, with decorative carpets and artwork.

I am a travel photographer, and stay in hotels 120 days per year. In New England and Western Europe. My stay at the Essex Inn & Suites has me considering moving to Newburyport as m full time residence. While looking for a long term rental, the Staff and Accommodations at the Essex Street Inn has made me feel at home in Newburyport.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Kathy Hitchings, General Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites
Responded Apr 10, 2021
We thank this guest for his loyalty to Essex Street Inn & Suites, and taking the time to post such this feedback with such detail. I will be sure to share this with my staff. Best, Kathy Hitchings General Manager
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Uncle NIcey wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This economically priced Inn sits in the heart of downtown Newburyport within walking distance of all the great restaurants and shops. It is well maintained historic inn which I find the best bang for your buck. They often run specials which include gift cards to local restaurants. The staff is friendly, courteous and very accommadating. I recommend a stay at this well kept inn if you are staying in Newburyport.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: go online to check out availability and see a picture of the rooms inside
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Response from Kathy H, Assistant General Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites
Responded Feb 4, 2020
We thank this guest for their recent stay and taking the time to post this review. We do try to stay in competation with our local markets and enjoy offering our guests extra excentives for choosing us. We take pride in our Inn and do have to agree that our staff is a great asset. Best,
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Megan S wrote a review Sep 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Essex Street Inn & Suites 1 night over Labor Day Weekend - I found them to have a very reasonable price for the holiday weekend with an incredibly friendly and accommodating staff. The room itself was pretty tiny, however, the bed made up for it - it was quite possibly the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in! The property is just a block from all the shops and restaurants in Newburyport. I highly recommend Micheal's Harborship - our dinner (the baked stuffed haddock and seafood pasta toss was to die for!)
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Kathy Hitchings, General Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites
Responded Sep 14, 2020
Thank you Megan for your recent stay and taking the time to post this review about your accommodations, the area, and of course the restaurant recommendation. Newburyport, Ma is a great little seaport community for those who love to EAT, SHOP & PLAY! We look forward to having you sty with us again when next planning a visit to the Newburyport area. Best,
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SD5 wrote a review Aug 2020
Boston, Massachusetts135 contributions124 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Essex Street Inn can boast a fabulous location. It’s on a quiet street just steps from the action. The parking lot is tight as others have mentioned. But we had options for parking when we arrived. Street parking seemed to be always available as well. We parked and didn’t use our car again for our short stay. Our room was spacious and had a King bed which was very comfortable with pillows I wish I could buy. I rate a hotel high when I get a good night sleep. Quiet and comfortable is a must for this light sleeper. This never seems to be a guarantee no matter how much is paid for a stay. But it happened here. There is a single serve Keurig in the room as well as a large professional model located where the continental breakfast is served. We opted for one cup and headed out for something a bit more tasty. Breakfast had grab and go offerings due to COVID to satisfy many but just a little too carb filled for me. Detailed info is provided for restaurants in the area upon check in. Reservations are recommended if you have to eat at a specific time. The waits on a beautiful night for outdoor seating will be long. I would definitely stay at this inn again. You will love the access and ease in which you can run “home” to grab a coat, the sunglasses you forgot or stop in for a recharge.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Kathy Hitchings, General Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites
Responded Aug 3, 2020
We cannot be more pleased to hear these guests had a wonderful experience on their recent stay. Our location is one that we to must agree is perfect for eating, shopping and exploring when in town. We look forward to having them " home" again in the future. Best,
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Grady1321 wrote a review Apr 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The inn is a perfect romantic weekend getaway. The staff was very friendly when checking in and checking out. The actual room was even better than the pictures on the website and how close the inn is to everything you can just leave your car in the parking lot and walk. The only complaint I have is the bed for me was uncomfortable but that is because I like hard mattress.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Kathy Hitchings, General Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites
Responded Apr 6, 2021
We thank this guest for their recent stay and taking the time to share their feedback. We are happy to hear that despite their preference for a hard mattress they enjoyed their stay and our prime location to many restaurants and unique small independently owned shops. Best, Kathy Hitchings General Manager
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N1024QAmichelle wrote a review Sep 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed here before and the Essex Street Inn is a Gem. Excellent service the welcome you receive when entering the building is fantastic I feel like I am home. The rooms are amazing fireplace,robe,decor this is a very thought out property someone definitely knew what they were doing when they decorated the Inn. The Inn is clean and you always see someone working, which they will smile and say hello which makes me feel welcomed. The Inn is in the perfect spot to shop eat and just enjoy Newburyport.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Kathy Hitchings, General Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites
Responded Sep 25, 2020
Thank you Michelle for your loyalty to Essex Street Inn & Suites. We are very lucky to have such a great hardworking staff and appreciate your taking the time to recognize this in your review. We look forward to welcoming you back with Smiles for Miles many more times in the future. Best,
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VogueConnecticut wrote a review Oct 2020
Connecticut58 contributions66 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A friend had recently stayed at this property and highly recommended it to us. This was our first time traveling since the beginning of the pandemic. We are extremely cautious people, follow the CDC rules, social distant and wear masks. We felt completely at ease staying here. The rooms are wand sanitized. We had a room with king size bed, jacuzzi and fireplace. It was pleasant and clean. The check in process was fast and easy. The perfect location to stay, park your car and walk to all the shops and restaurants in downtown Newburyport. Stores and restaurants all had sanitizing stations and posted door signs stating the number of people allowed in at one time. Also, the entire downtown requires a mask be worn inside and outside except when sitting down eating. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Kathy Hitchings, General Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites
Responded Oct 24, 2020
We thank this guest for their recent stay and taking the time to post this accurate description of guidelines we here at Essex Street Inn & Suites are following to provide a safe and welcoming experience to all our guests. We also thank them for describing the safety guidelines the City of Newburyport and other area business are also abiding by to provide their services to local residents and tourists. Best,
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Barb H wrote a review Oct 2020
Augusta, Maine75 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This wonderful Inn and staff are top-notch. Every desk clerk and Kathy went above and beyond to make our visit enjoyable during this virus pandemic. The room was scrubbed clean and no one enters after you check in until you leave. Masks are worn and if you need extra towels- just ask. Love downtown Newburyport.
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Date of stay: August 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We love to have a corner room.
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Response from Kathy Hitchings, General Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites
Responded Oct 4, 2020
Thank you Barb for your recent stay and kind words. It was our pleasure to be of service to you and all our guests who cross our threshold. Newburyport, MA is a special place, and we hope to see you again soon! Best,
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jm p wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly staff who are always available and on site. Rooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. I have had a great experience staying at Essex Street Inn, several times this year. The location is close to everything ... you can walk everywhere in town or take a drive to local beaches and nature trails, and other scenic towns. They provide a good “take away” selection of breakfast options in the morning due to COVID. My first choice when in Newburyport.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Kathy Hitchings, General Manager at Essex Street Inn & Suites
Responded Oct 18, 2020
We thank this guest for their recent stay and loyalty to Essex Street Inn & Suites. We are happy to hear that this guest was once again satisfied with their recent stay. Best,
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Marcia K asked a question Feb 2020
Hanover, New Hampshire4 contributions3 helpful votes
Do you allow small dogs.
Answer from Kathy H
Newburyport, Massachusetts2 contributions
Unfortunately we do not allow pets.
esturges1 asked a question Jul 2016
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
What is your telephone number, please?
Answer from Kathy H
Newburyport, Massachusetts2 contributions
Hi, Feel free to call us at 978-465-3148!
esturges1 asked a question Jul 2016
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Do you have a swimming pool?
Answer from srq4you
Siesta Key, Florida120 contributions35 helpful votes
No but it's a wonderful in town location!
Answer from Kathy H
Newburyport, Massachusetts2 contributions
We do have rooms available with King beds and all our rooms have private baths. Currently have a wedding party holding rooms for a wedding the end of March. What is the date you were looking for and name of wedding party? Feel free to contact us direct 978 465 3148. Thank you
Travelnut194 asked a question May 2015
Killington, Vermont3 contributions3 helpful votes
Can anyone tell me the room number of the top floor room with a deck?
Answer from Kathy H
Newburyport, Massachusetts2 contributions
Rooms 208E and 207E are our Honeymoon style suites. they do feature a roof deck with a great view of beautiful downtown Newburyport and Route 1 bridge that runs across the Merrimack River between Salisbury and Newburyport.
Daytrippin_from_FLA wrote a tip Aug 2023
Naples, Florida60 contributions27 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is a parking lot behind the inn which was really convenient. No elevator but only 3 floors."
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sc52017 wrote a tip Jun 2023
Red Oak, Texas154 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No elevator, but its over 100 yrs old. If get a room upstairs, if stairs OK, worth the stay."
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Chris M wrote a tip May 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"While I took an Uber here, they have parking for your car off the street in the back lot. Very helpful."
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Robert B wrote a tip Apr 2023
22 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t take heavy bags as you have to carry them upstairs "
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Karen O wrote a tip Jan 2023
North Reading, Massachusetts50 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It sounds like Saturday nights are busier due to weddings. Bring a smaller vehicle if possible for the parking lot behind the building."
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PRICE RANGE
C$158 - C$236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
37
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Frequently Asked Questions about Essex Street Inn & Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Essex Street Inn & Suites?
Nearby attractions include Waterfront Park (0.2 km), Old South Presbyterian Church (0.3 km), and Custom House Maritime Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Essex Street Inn & Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a fitness centre, and reduced mobility rooms.
What food & drink options are available at Essex Street Inn & Suites?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Essex Street Inn & Suites?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Essex Street Inn & Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Loretta, Port City Sandwich Co., and Abraham's Bagels.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Essex Street Inn & Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Essex Street Inn & Suites located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Newburyport.
Are there any historical sites close to Essex Street Inn & Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lowell's Boat Shop (5.0 km), Spencer Peirce Little Farm (2.1 km), and Dole-Little house (1.5 km).
Is Essex Street Inn & Suites accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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