Emerson Inn by the Sea

Massachusetts, New England

The hotel

Cape Ann's only historic grand hotel, this lovely seaside inn features 36 elegantly appointed rooms which have been restored to reflect the quality of yesteryear featuring enclosed balconies offering sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, perfect for watching the sunrise. The Pigeon Cove Tavern opened in May 2016 and is one of the north Shore's most spectacular ocean-side settings with a diverse menu of dishes, great for a relaxing breakfast or candlelit dinner on the veranda.

Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the quiet, residential neighbourhood of Pigeon Cove, approx 2 miles north of Rockport.

Hotel information

36 rooms with no lifts. All with air-conditioning, Juliet balcony or private deck, HD flat screen TV, hair dryer and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. Standard Rooms are charming and quaint with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Ocean View Rooms provide great views of the Atlantic Ocean, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Pigeon Cove Tavern (open for breakfast and dinner on select days). Morning coffee and tea served in the parlor. Outdoor heated swimming pool (seasonal). Games room. Yard games. Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating PERFECT GETAWAY

Sep 28, 2020 valeriebK6039QN

We stayed at the Emerson inn 3 different times this Summer for 2-4 nights at a time The Covid 19 protocols were in place and worked well We felt comfortable but safe The pool was wonderful and so so clean with testing .and guests respected the suggested limits The restaurant did have a limited menue but with options to meet the needs of the guests… Read more
We stayed at the Emerson inn 3 different times this Summer for 2-4 nights at a time The Covid 19 protocols were in place and worked well We felt comfortable but safe The pool was wonderful and so so clean with testing .and guests respected the suggested limits The restaurant did have a limited menue but with options to meet the needs of the guests The view was as always spectacular and service without a fault We will return for the next season for sure Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not what was expected

Sep 25, 2020 dirtywater11

We just spent 3 nights at the Emerson inn. We found It to be relaxing sitting by the ocean. It is a very old style inn. nothing updated. Bathroom was very small. The floor was slanted, The mattress was not comfortable. Breakfast was included, but old and cold. probably should not been included. No microwave or coffee maker, We ended up eating… Read more
We just spent 3 nights at the Emerson inn. We found It to be relaxing sitting by the ocean. It is a very old style inn. nothing updated. Bathroom was very small. The floor was slanted, The mattress was not comfortable. Breakfast was included, but old and cold. probably should not been included. No microwave or coffee maker, We ended up eating elsewhere. Premium price but not premium service. Would not recommend going there. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful place!

Sep 14, 2020 Lovemythrees

Can’t say enough about this blissful place! The location is beyond beautiful especially with an Oceanview room which Candice who was on top of everything, booked for us! Breakfast on the front porch had a varied DELICIOUS menu and Kam was the hardest working, pleasant,efficient, young man we have come across. Dinner was lovely and delicious as… Read more
Can’t say enough about this blissful place! The location is beyond beautiful especially with an Oceanview room which Candice who was on top of everything, booked for us! Breakfast on the front porch had a varied DELICIOUS menu and Kam was the hardest working, pleasant,efficient, young man we have come across. Dinner was lovely and delicious as well! Lounging poolside overlooking the water, a jaunt down the boulders for a front and center ocean view, beautiful old inn charm everywhere, gorgeous sunset spots just around the corner and an easy ride to downtown Rockport. We will definitely return to this spot Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, nice hospitality

Sep 3, 2020 999gms99 Freehold, New Jersey

My husband and I stayed at Emerson Inn to celebrate our anniversary in early September. We arrived on a rainy, chilly day and were pleasantly surprised when the inn upgraded our room to water view and left a complimentary bottle of chilled champagne in our room. We enjoyed an outdoor water view dinner under cover on the deck. We also enjoyed the… Read more
My husband and I stayed at Emerson Inn to celebrate our anniversary in early September. We arrived on a rainy, chilly day and were pleasantly surprised when the inn upgraded our room to water view and left a complimentary bottle of chilled champagne in our room. We enjoyed an outdoor water view dinner under cover on the deck. We also enjoyed the complimentary full breakfast on the deck the next morning. If it had been better weather, we would have taken advantage of the rocking chairs on the porch. For us, the main “amenities” are the waterfront location in a quiet residential neighborhood and the ambience of an old New England inn. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing Getaway!

Sep 2, 2020 Fatch123

Just spent a couple of days at this charming, well kept inn. Front porch offers rockers to relax, as well as al fresco dining, to take in the magnificent view. Pool was clean and quiet. COVID prevention measures in effect, with extra cleaning and masks required. Staff is very well trained and very accommodating! Enjoyed our delicious… Read more
Just spent a couple of days at this charming, well kept inn. Front porch offers rockers to relax, as well as al fresco dining, to take in the magnificent view. Pool was clean and quiet. COVID prevention measures in effect, with extra cleaning and masks required. Staff is very well trained and very accommodating! Enjoyed our delicious complimentary breakfast, served by our friendly waitstaff Cam and Ava. Entire inn is completely refreshed, nicely decorated and VERY clean! This was an EXCELLENT getaway! Read less