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Essex Street Inn

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here 1- night after we decided to extend our stay in Newburyport and we weren’t impressed. Paid $330 for one night and there was stained couches, dirt on the bedding, clogged bathroom sink and AC didn’t work well. Compared to our first night at the Compass Rose Inn it was a let down, especially since they cost the same. The Compass rose Inn is MUCH nicer.

A Bed and Breakfast more then a hotel / motel. Great location, early American decor. Everyone friendly and helpful. Nothing cooked for breakfast except with a toaster. A bit pricey, but no other hotels close by. Newburyport has some interesting and fun things but not a whole lot to do other than shop and eat. Great seafood in many quaint and local early American sea port locations. Plum Island a great beach.

I'm very happy that I chose the Essex St Inn as the place to stay during my short visit to Newburyport. The perfect location - just steps from center of town with shopping, restaurants and bars. I hope to be back again soon.

The staff were accommodating. The rate was adjusted for me since I was traveling on a whim. Access to the town is perfect. Parking is such a bonus since it’s a bustling location. The plum island beaches and Parker refuge are less than 2 miles away. From my window I could see a hint of the waterfront. What a lovely place.

The location was very good, right off the main street. We were told we had been given an upgraded room, but it turns out that meant an accessible room, which meant, roomy, but sparsely furnished and without things like towel bars in the bathroom. It also backed onto an alley (it was in their annex building) where a local restaurant kept its garbage, so we were awakened in the middle of the night when restaurant employees loudly brought out the trash right outside our windows. Note that the price quoted (at least if booked on their site) will actually be lower then the actual as taxes not included, nor is the dreaded "destination fee".

This Inn is a perfect location for exploring Newburyport and just a short drive or bike ride to Plum Island. I would highly recommend. The staff were friendly and professional. The rooms are a little small but the Inn is a charming place.

5 stars for location - couldn’t get any better! Perfect for walking around downtown Newburyport, minutes from Plum island. Only went down one star because the room was quite small for the price, but it was clean and the bed was actually super comfortable.

Excellent friendly staff, clean, airy, cozy rooms, generous breakfast, perfect location. In the center of town, close to the waterfront and stores Withing walking distance of the Farmer's Market, galleries, Firehouse Center for the Arts, etc.

Nice clean quaint place to stay. Avoid staying on the 3rd floor (poor headspace). Great location for walking around the town, which is 1/2 block away. Their own parking lot is a bonus & it's included.

We enjoyed our stay. The king bed was great. I loved the privacy we got from the staff. Off street parking was very nice as well. We were in walking distance to everything Newburyport had to offer. We will be back!

7 Essex St Newburyport MA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour fitness center

Essex Street Inn places you within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as Mill River Winery and Amesbury Sports Park. This 3.5-star inn has 37 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


A TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a phone and an ironing board.

Property features

Guests of Essex Street Inn enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. Limited parking is available. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide front-desk service during limited hours. Additional amenities include a microwave in a common area, a refrigerator in a common area, and express check-out.

Room options


Queen 1 | Sleeps 4


King 1 | Sleeps 4


Queen 1 | Sleeps 2


Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 498 reviews

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.