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Blue Shutters Beachside Inn

1 Nautilus Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930
Blue Shutters Beachside Inn
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Rating summary
  • 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Cromwell, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I can't say enough about this great place. Lets start with the owners. Ed, Tony, Marie, and Pat were so hospitable they were like family. They took the time to give us great information about where to go and what to do. They let us keep our car parked there and use the Inns facilities for the rest of the... More 

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East Sussex
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46 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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Boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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