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Essex River House Motel

132 Main Street, Essex, MA 01929
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Brooklyn, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I love the Essex River House Motel. It is a quaint motel. It is clean and close to the center of town. The staff is friendly and if you need something, there is always someone around to assist you. When I go back home, this is where I stay.

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We needed a quick, inexpensive motel room so we could go out on a whale Watch in Gloucester (Captain Bill's). The Essex River Hose was reasonably priced and had a couple rooms available the night we needed them. What a delightful surprise. The motel is relatively old, reminding me of the old ones we'd stay at when we were kids,... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Only option in town. Nice view of the river and beach, but can't see anything from the room. Although the room was very clean and spotless it was moldy smelling and the decor was out of the ark. The room staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area.

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Campton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

My husband and I needed a place to stay while looking at real estate on the north shore. Essex river house was the only place we could find with availability. It is great! Super location, room was scrupulously clean and the room rate very reasonable. They let my husband check in hours early so he could work, the staff real... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 July 25, 2015 via mobile

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 July 9, 2015 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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