Where to Stay in Cape Ann

16 June 2021
By by Alex Amero

Summer 2021 is in full swing! As of May 29th, Massachusetts has allowed businesses to carry on as usual (cautiously, of course); this means it's time to plan your next "staycation" on the coast!

If you are looking to avoid some of the chaos and traffic of larger tourist areas but still want an authentic coastal Massachusetts escape, Essex is the place for you!

Here are some great places to stay during your time in Essex!

  • For something quaint and cozy, be sure to check out Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel. Shea's offers affordable housing with unbeatable views of the river as well as a historical New England feel in their renovated colonial six-room Inn. In a separate building, their 14 room single-level motel is slightly more modern with exquisite river views. They also have a restaurant on-site that serves up delicious food and drinks!
  • Cedar Hill Farm Bed & Breakfast is a family-owned farmhouse over 300 years old and perched on 14 beautiful lush farm and forest land acres. The farmhouse has since been updated with many modern conveniences but with all of its historical charm. Enjoy central air and WIFI in each guest room. Each morning their continental breakfast includes coffee, teas, and juices, yogurt and fresh fruit, as well as freshly baked bread and pastries!
  • Looking for a more contemporary hotel atmosphere? Check into Cape Ann's Marina Resort for breathtaking waterfront views. This resort is pretty much a vacation within itself. The resort has an indoor salt-water pool, jacuzzi, restaurant, bar, and more! Did I mention it was also voted best Marina of the Northshore six years in a row!
  • Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks is THE perfect summer vacation hotel. Located right on the shore of the beautiful Cape Ann, this historical masterpiece was built-in 1899 and has since been renovated to fit all modern needs. Enjoy complimentary breakfast each morning, touring bikes to explore the coastal scenery, and access the outdoor heated pool with unbeatable ocean views. It's the perfect mix of history, luxury, and nature!
  • If you are looking for a more modern stay during your time in Essex, the Briar Barn Inn is the place to go. Briar Barn combines luxury and comfort in their rustic set country-style Inn. The Inn has 30 romantic rooms to pick from that have an elegant and modern feel. Dine close by at the Grover, located just a short walk away! The Grove has many delicious, high-quality meals to offer during their brunch, lunch, and dinner hours.

Whether you are looking for a seaside escape, a romantic getaway, or a rustic new England retreat, you can find them all in or around Essex! And, of course, if you are in the area, be sure to book one of our cruises to complete the Essex experience.