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Essex River House Motel

132 Main Street, Essex, MA 01929
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Essex River House Motel
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Rating summary
  • 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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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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178 reviews 178 reviews
35 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

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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washington dc
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I love the Essex River House for its cheerful hospitality and welcome. The easy simplicity of the rooms makes it a comfortable haven while visiting this lovely area. I also love being right across the street form the best fried clams in all the world. Indeed Woodman's is the originator of fried clams. So need to wonder where to eat!... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is a lovely place to spend a night or two. It is right on the Essex River and walking distance to many restaurants, boutiques and, since it is near Plum Island, there are lots of outside activities to keep you entertained. The rooms are nicely furnished, clean and the staff friendly.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

Tiny room had to leave most luggage in the car boot. Reasonably clean. Glass slats in the door which kept slipping, but thankfully didn't break, so outside lighting an issue, very intrusive for most of the night until they eventually went off. The sink had no plug so had to run water continually while washing, very wasteful, but seems to... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

Sits right on the Essex river in town so the location and views are fabulous. Only 7 minutes from Rt 128. Beds were ok. Amenities were sparse. Coffee maker but no coffee. Microwave but not a dish in the place. No shampoo. Smelled stale when we first walked in - it wasn't bad while we were there but it did... More

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Address: 132 Main Street, Essex, MA 01929
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Essex
Also Known As:
Essex River House Hotel Essex

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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