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Blue Shutters Beachside Inn

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1 Nautilus Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930
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Blue Shutters Beachside Inn
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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East Sussex
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143 reviews 143 reviews
40 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It certainly has delightful views of the beach. The layout of the hotel causes a few issues. We had chosen a room with it's own bathroom, which was across the corridor, but clearly marked as belonging to our room. We shared it with our friends next door, but kept finding other people using it. The hotel was very full when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steps from the beach (quite literally). Immaculate. Lovely Hosts. Great for the kids (2 and 6) with ocean waves and tidal pools to play in. Lifeguards on duty. Could not imagine a better beach getaway. We didn't need to bring much of anything except our bathing suits and sunscreen. Easy shopping within walking distance and a barbecue set up on... More

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New York City, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smokers (usually so maligned) will love this place as there were ashtrays outdoors for them. Location, location, location - perfect. Clean and comfortable but not classy. The rooms ranged from adequate to very nice. Only some have water views, but the accomodations may outweigh the lack of view - some have porches and kitchens but no view. HOWEVER - the... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location, location, location! Very nice place, hospitable hosts, right by the beach without being directly on it. Breakfast was a few simple items you could help yourself to but that was enough for us. I left my swimsuit there and they called to make me aware of it. They promised to send it to me and I am currently waiting... More

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Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a quaint place/beach to getway to for a few days. We found exactly what were looking for at Good Harbor Beach and the Blue Shutters Inn. Good Harbor Beach is a hidden gem. The Blue Shutters Inn was just a short walk to the beach. The Inn was clean, quaint and comfortable. The owners at the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our stay at Blue Shutters Beachside Inn. The innkeepers were gracious, hospitable, accommodating and helpful. Our room was clean, nicely decorated and had great views of ocean and light houses. The location is fantastic - across the street and over a footbridge to the beautiful Good Harbor Beach. There are picnic tables and a fire pit at the... More

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We spent a relaxing week at the Blue Shutters Beachside Inn in Gloucester in early July. This is a lovely inn steps away from Good Harbor Beach. The rooms are clean and charming.....a lovely spread of pastries, granola and other goodies awaited us each morning (and ready early, too) with hot coffee and tea to get your day started! Our... More

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Rochester, NH
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We recently had the pleasure of staying here. We were greeted upon arrival by one of the innkeepers and shown to our room. We stayed in the Captain's Quarters. Queen size bed and private bath. That evening after dinner, we returned to the inn to fine a fire in the fire pit. Other guests were sitting around the fire and... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I just got back from a 4 night trip here and loved my stay. The two major draws to Blue Shutters are the location and the comfort of the inn. The location is kind of insane, it's a very short walk to the "other end" of Good Harbor Beach by a footbridge and an estuary that kids love to play... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The innkeepers were charming and so accommodating. From the room's decor to to lovely view of sunrise every day -- from our room or the living room -- this was an enchanting place to stay on the coast.

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Address: 1 Nautilus Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Blue Shutters Beachside Hotel Gloucester
Blue Shutters Beachside Inn Gloucester, MA - Cape Ann

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Steps from Good Harbor Beach (#1 Beach in New England 2012). Minutes to downtown Gloucester (America's Oldest Fishing Port) and Rockport. Close to Cape Ann's 20+ restaurants and dozens of shops and galleries, as well as the Rocky Neck Art Colony (America's oldest and continuous operating art colony). Just 55 minutes by car or commuter rail to Boston and less than 2 hours drive from other New England destinations. We're one of the most popular spots on "the island you can drive to" (our section of Gloucester is separated from the Massachusetts mainland by the Annisquam River). ... more   less 
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