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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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Rockport, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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107 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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Mystic, Connecticut
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had a very pleasant stay here for one night. It's in an outstanding location on the river. Ein Plein Air painters loaded the parking lot as we left! A short walk will take you to Woodman's and other restaurants and to some antique shops. When we checked in we mentioned we might want to do a cruise on the... More 

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Tipton, Missouri
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42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This little in-line motel (maybe 12 rooms) looks out over the picturesque Essex River. The rooms are TINY, yes very very tiny. The rooms are old, yes very very old. The rooms are clean, yes very very clean. The staff is friendly, yes very very friendly. A great spot to explore the rest of the beautiful Cape Ann from. Highly... More 

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Tipton
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Close to everything, located right on the picturesqueEssex Rivet. Great service. Not a place nearby that compares. A great home base for exploring the Cape Ann area. Close to Gloucester and other dramatic Massachusetts destinations.

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