From Our Editors
Continuously operating as a home, inn, or movie set since the mid-1700s, the charming Beach and King Street Inn now swaddles guests with plentiful shore-side amenities that overlook the ocean from picturesque Cape Ann. Up to 14 guests revel inside the three-story manor, catching winks and building blanket-fort societies with queen-size beds in five bedrooms, a double bed in a seasonal room, and another double bed that pulls out from a sectional couch. In addition to a first-floor full bathroom, most bedrooms tout their own private bath as well as TVs and panoramic vistas of the surrounding marine environs. Floral-print furnishings and hardwood floors adorn dwellings such as The Beach Room and The King Room, and separate entrances to each of the The Coral Suite's two units ensure clandestine rehearsals of new door-knocking percussion performances. The family room's 42-inch LCD TV and property-wide WiFi entertain visitors, and the full kitchen flaunts new appliances amid glistening granite countertops.
The inn's charming seaside locale heavily influences its nautical-themed décor, and soft, gentle-hued walls are punctuated by abundant local artwork. One such painting was created on the property's front porch, where a fleet of rocking chairs and umbrellas fosters an ideal platform for watching waves gently lap against the verdant coast and children ferociously annex a rival empire's sandcastles. A brief stroll to the village center reveals ample local attractions, such as art galleries and seafood restaurants.