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Five Places to Stay in Essex, MA

Updated: Sep 18

Looking to spend the rest of your weekend in Essex, MA, after/before one of our cruises! You'll love one of these b & b's and hotels in the area.




Cedar Hill Bed & Breakfast

  • Be a part of the history in Essex, MA, by booking your stay with Cedar Hill Bed & Breakfast. Located on a beautiful 14-acre plot in the heart of Essex, the house is over 300 years old with original features steeped in centuries of history. This family-owned and operated B&B is the perfect spot to experience the historical charm of Essex, MA.


Shea’s Riverside Inn & Motel

  • Are you looking for a coastal vibe to pair with your Essex River Cruise? Shea’s Riverside Inn & Motel is the perfect spot. Pick from a room in the Inn, a renovated 18th-century colonial, or in the Motel, the last single-level motel on Cape Ann. With a great waterfront location on Main St. in Essex this is a prime location to have a good stay in Essex, MA.



Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks

  • Want to experience even more classic New England charm? Consider the Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks in Gloucester, MA. After your cruise in Essex, take a short drive to the town and experience a waterfront hotel on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests are guaranteed a relaxing weekend with complimentary breakfast, bike access, and a heated outdoor pool.



Castle Manor Inn

  • Create a memory-filled and relaxation centric weekend with a stay at the Castle Manor Inn. Located in Gloucester, MA, about 15 minutes from Essex River Cruise headquarters, this charming Inn will not disappoint. A short 1.5-mile walk will take you to downtown Gloucester, a lovely area filled with restaurants, boutiques, and small businesses. A stay at the Castle Manor Inn is the perfect way to complement your cruise!



Atlantis Oceanfront Inn

  • Atlantis Oceanfront Inn hotel in Gloucester MA features spectacular ocean views from every hotel room. Located less than one mile away from Good Harbor Beach, you’ll wake up to breathtaking sunrises and wind down with picture-perfect sunsets from your hotel room’s ocean-view terrace.


Nothing is better than a relaxing weekend in a charming New England town. Now is the time to treat yourself! Book that cruise with Essex River Cruises and rest your head at one of these five amazing locations for a weekend getaway!

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