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The Best Rockport Inn, Hotel, and Motel Options

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So you’re thinking about heading to Rockport, Massachusetts for a coastal getaway? We think it’s a fantastic choice! There are so many art galleries, shops, restaurants and beaches to explore that we’re sure you will have a fantastic stay. But that begs the question, where do I stay when I’m in Rockport, Massachusetts? Which Rockport Inn, Hotel or Motel should I choose? 

Emerson Inn Rockport Massachusetts

Not to worry, there are a plethora of lodging options and, in this article, we will give you an overview of some of the best Rockport inn, hotel, and motel options.

The great thing about Rockport, MA, like many coastal New England towns is that there are a number of independently owned motels, inns, and hotels to choose from. They all have different benefits and things that they do well. They’re kind of like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. Which is exciting, but also mildly terrifying. 

In this article, we will give you an overview of some of our favorites and hopefully help you with your decision-making process.

The Best Rockport Motels

Many people wonder what the difference is between a hotel and motel. While they are similar, there are few key differences. First, motels were created as economy accommodations so they generally have a lower rate than other hotels or inn in the area. They are generally near a main road or highway, offer rooms on a single floor. And the rooms generally have an exterior entry. Let’s take a closer look at some of our favorite Rockport Motels.

Rockport Inn and Suites

One of the best motels in Rockport is Rockport Inn and Suites. If you are looking for a comfortable clean room at a great rate, that is right on the main road into town they have you covered. The rooms have exterior entrances to the parking lot, providing for privacy and ease of access.

Rockport Inn and Suites

The property underwent some renovations a few years ago bringing the property up to date, and the staff is courteous and helpful. They also have some dog friendly lodging options, if you can’t leave your little buddy behind. If you’re looking for a great value, and are comfortable with standard commercial hotel design, this is definitely the spot to stay. 

Recommended: For The Economy Play

Rockport Inn and Suites
183 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966


Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge

One of the latest trends in the hotel industry is updating classic motels to make the more modern, accessible and comfortable. The Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge is a fantastic property with views right off the back decks out to the Atlantic Ocean.

Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge

The lodge was built back in 1968 on the site of 3 dilapidated fishing shacks. We think they made the right choice; who could argue with those views of Sandy Bay! The property is now run by the husband and wife team of Eric & Krystle Leveille and their dog Zoey.

Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge Rooms

Located near the end of Bearskin Neck, Rockport’s shopping mecca, your room at the motor lodge is convenient to all of the shops, art galleries and restaurants that Rockport has to offer! So, you can just park your car in one of their spots out front and leave it there for your weekend in Rockport.

Recommended: For The Location

Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge
64 Bearskin Neck
Rockport, MA 01966


The Best Rockport Hotels

In addition to some fantastic motels, Rockport has a great selection of hotels to choose from. Rockport, as a small coastal village does not have any chain hotels like the Marriot and Hilton. While you may not be able to rack up or use some of your rewards points, you will get to have a unique and memorable staying experience in an historic property. Let’s take a closer look at some of the best Rockport MA Hotels. 

Emerson Inn By The Sea

The Emerson Inn has a storied history that dates back to the 1850’s. The property was reopened in 1965 as the Ralph Waldo Emerson Inn, named after one of its most famous guests. The Inn was able to inspire this legendary transcendentalist, we think it can definitely help you unwind for the weekend. 

Emerson Inn Rockport MA

The Migis Hotel Group recently acquired the property, in 2015, renovated, and added the Pigeon Cove Tavern for drinking and dining. The Migis group has 10 hotels across New England, primarily located in Maine.

Emerson Inn Room

The Emerson Inn has a wide range of accommodations and offers guests a pool and an ocean view out into Pigeon Cove. It’s truly an old Rockport treasure that is worth a visit.

Recommended: For The History

Emerson Inn
1 Cathedral Ave
Rockport, MA 01966


Addison Choate

The Addison Choate is another historic Rockport Inn that was recently purchased and renovated by new ownership. The Addison Choate is the first boutique hotel in Rockport, MA and features 7 luxurious rooms with brand new beds, marble bathrooms, flat screen TVs and more.

Rockport MA Inn Addison Choate

The 1851 property has a whimsical design style that marries the historic nature of the property with the modern amenities that guests desire. Guest rooms include new beds and mattresses, flat screen TVs, free streaming TV services, complimentary WiFi, and fully renovated marble bathrooms. 

Rockport Inn Addison Choate

Located near the center of town, you park at the Addison Choate and walk 5 minutes down to the Shalin Liu, Bearskin Neck or local restaurants. The new Rockport MA hotel will now be open year-round so that guests can enjoy the beauty and splendor of the coast while relaxing in the cozy confines of the Addison Choate.

Recommended: For The Style

Addison Choate
49 Broadway
Rockport, MA 01966


Rockport Inns

Rockport has a fantastic history of inn keeping, it’s a tradition that is well-known to those who frequent the town. There are over 20 properties in town that are lovingly maintained by ownership that provide generous hospitality to visitors of this scenic seaside village. Let’s take a closer look at some of our favorite Rockport Inns.

The Yankee Clipper Inn

The Clipper is a 1929 mansion that is situated on a rocky bluff overlooking the Atlantic ocean. It has 15 guests rooms and a saltwater pool for guests to enjoy. The Inn has won numerous awards over the years and has had an interesting guest list that includes John F. Kennedy, John Lennon, Paul Newman and Bette Davis.

Yankee Clipper Inn Rockport MA

The Inn itself is split into two properties. The oceanfront property – which offers 8 oceanfront rooms and the Bulfinch House across the street which has 7 rooms. So spend a night or two at this classic Rockport Inn and indulge in your Camelot fantasies while overlooking the Atlantic. 

Recommended: For The View

Yankee Clipper Inn
127 Granite Street
Rockport, MA 01966


The Tuck Inn

An historic property that dates back to 1790. The Tuck Inn was originally built by a sea captain for one of his sons. The inn served as a single-family home until the early 20th century when it was converted to a 2 family. In 1948, Albert and Edie Tuck decided to convert the property into an Inn. It has served as such ever since.

Tuck Inn Rockport

The current owners, Liz and Scott Wood, purchased the then derelict property in 1991 and undertook a rehab of the Inn breathing new life into the historic home. When you stay at the Tuck Inn you will be treated to first rate hospitality and the scrumptious baked goods of Scott Wood, who loves to bake.

From the Inn you can easily walk down the street to the shops, restaurants, galleries and dear old Motif#1!

Recommended: For The Baked Goods

Tuck Inn
17 High Street
Rockport, MA 01966


The Beech Tree Bed and Breakfast

The Beech Tree is located in the heart of Rockport, right next to the Addison Choate. This charming bed and breakfast is run by husband and wife team, Dan and Helene Duffy.

Beech Tree Bed and Breakfast Rockport MA

With 3 nicely appointed rooms, the Beech Tree is a great place to relax and unwind for the weekend. The home itself is a stately 1850 Greek Revival that has been lovingly maintained over the years.

Recommended: For The Hospitality

The Beech Tree Bed and Breakfast
55 Broadway
Rockport, MA 01966


The Seafarer Inn

Located further away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Rockport you’ll find the Seafarer.
Another Inn with a long and storied history in Rockport, the Seafarer is a Victorian home built back in 1890. The Seafarer was located near the famous Straitsmouth Inn and served as a cottage that guests could stay in away from the main property.

Seafarer Inn Rockport Massachusetts

The Inn has been lovingly maintained by innkeepers Chris and Beth Roenker, who purchased the property back in 2013. The Inn offers guests a view of the ocean from each room and fantastic Rockportian hospitality.

Recommended: For The Ocean Views

The Seafarer Inn
50 Marmion Way
Rockport, MA 01966

We hope that you enjoyed this article on The Best Rockport Inn, Hotel and Motel Options. We think it’s a helpful showcase of some of the fantastic accommodations that are available here in Rockport, Massachusetts.

If you have any follow up questions feel free to reach out to our team, we are always happy to help answer any questions that you may have about the Best Rockport Inn, upcoming event or attraction.

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