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Blue Shutters Beachside Inn

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1 Nautilus Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930
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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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Ogden, Iowa
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I was nervous when I first called to make my reservation because I was planning a road trip vacation for my two sons and myself and the furthest east I had ever been was Chicago (I'm from Iowa). I had read an article online about Cape Ann ("New England's 'Other' Capes") and the author had mentioned the Blue Shutters Beachside... More 

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South Hadley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The view of Good Harbor Beach says it all. The Inn is a perfect getaway. Owners are hands on and very gracious. We wanted for nothing. The very clean rooms have a beachy decor. The nice breakfast spread was enough to get you going. Great location in Cape Ann. Terrific place to chillax. Did I mention the gorgeous view?

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Diagonally located across from Good Harbor Beach, one of the top beaches in Massachusetts has an intrinsic value. When you add gracious hosts Eddie and Tony and their spouses Anne Marie and Patty, you have a magical experience. Their beachside inn provided us with lovely continental breakfasts, afternoon complimentary wine and hors d'ouevres and evening fires at their firepit. We... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We have our annual ladies' weekend at the Blue Shutters and it is always great. Ed, AnnMarie, Tony and Patty are delightful and helpful hosts. The view cannot be beat. Shopping, dining, and beach all within a stone's throw. The inn has that "beach cottage" feeling and outdoor space for just relaxing in the sun or shade is wonderful.

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west hartford,ct.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I loved it! The rooms were adorable and the beach is spectacular . The owners couldn't have been nicer and friendly. Big hugs when you leave! I'll be back. The breakfast was very good and the owners gave us valuable information. Very cozy and homey .

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Very well kept. The people running it are wonderful and friendly. Close to the down town, and the view is wonderful. I came for work this week, would be a great get away place for a weekend. What I love is there is nothing comercial about this place.

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Blue Shutters Inn has two things going for it; location, right on Good Harbor Beach and the big stone fireplace in the living area. The rooms were very dated and the bed linens were cheap. The baseboard heater in my room was broken. What passed as continental breakfast was a coffee pot, stale scones in a closet, the honey... More 

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Pender Island, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We arrived excited after experiencing a fabulous B&B in Provincetown. What we first saw was an extremely messy yard. Red flag. Location appeared good. We packed up and as soon as we entered we were struck by a stale old house smell. Entering our deluxe room we observed a dated, tacky, noisey dirty carpeted room. The bed was nothing but... More 

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

As a Travel Agent I do travel quite a bit and I may say the Blue Shutters is a great spot. The owners Ed, AnnMarie, Patty & Tony go out of their way to make sure that everything is perfect. Cant wait to go back again and again.

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My partner and I stayed here early September and it was a positive experience. I'm not a huge fan of B & B inn but once we arrived, the owners were really friendly and helpful. The house is very quaint with great views. The beach is right across the street and we stayed out on the beach until late with... More 

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