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Essex River House Motel

132 Main Street, Essex, MA 01929
Essex River House Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had two double beds. One was spongy, which my husband didn't mind, and the other was firm- perfect for my back needs.The beds had real quilted bedspreads on them which were charming.The room and bathroom was sparkling clean. The motel is on the Essex River - great views and my daughter and I had a fun swim in the... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We made a very spur of the moment booking, when we decided after planning a trip down to Gloucester to take a whale watch cruise, that we would make it a overnight trip. After a lot of searching through websites and trip advisor... And finding most places were sold out. I called Essex River house motel. Sue was super kind... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in early July 2015. The room smelled very musty. The rooms are in very bad shape. The manager was friendly. The location on the river is good. They have wireless internet but it does not work in all rooms. Would recommend trying a local inn if you need to stay in the area.

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently spent a night in this charming motel while we were on the road. We were pleasantly surprised. Situated directly on the Essex River, our room, while small, was super clean and really nicely appointed with a comfortable king sized bed. In the morning we awoke to several folks preparing their boats for a day on... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We rented the end unit for 2 nights last week. The bed was fine and the bathroom & sheets were clean. The location was ideal and the surroundings and room were charming but it really should be torn down and replaced. Getting out of bed the floor sloped down to the rivers edge and the ceiling dipped down into the... More 

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Longwy, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I stayed 2 nights in august, great place to stay if you're roadtrippin in massachusetts. The place is really nice, the staff is friendly and it's well situated. The restaurant Woodman is just across the street, if want some really good lobster ! And if you plan on going on a whale watch from gloucester, it's only a 15 minutes... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Yes, the rooms are dated but they are clean and charming. Our family of four stayed here on a Thursday night in July. We enjoyed the table and chairs outside of our room on the porch. We were able to sit out there and watch the boats go by. Woodman's is right across the street and so is a Dunkin... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Two of stayed in this clean, friendly motel out of another era in the heart of Essex right on the Essex river - we had the room at the end with a big bed and a view of the river where I could sit outside and paint - very quiet when we were here mid week in May - and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The location is great, right on the river that runs through Essex. The room could use a bit more in the way of amenities. The bed was somewhat rickety, the bathroom light and fan made quite a bit of noise, and there is no counters in the bathroom for your stuff. The biggest problem for me was that the walls... More 

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Wayland Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by this gem of a motel. The setting is beautiful, a grassy lawn with tables and benches leads down to a dock on the river. Across the river is a beautiful marsh and down the river are the restaurants, antique stores and church steeples of Essex. We ate sandwiches on the patio outside our room and... More 

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