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Blue Shutters Beachside Inn

1 Nautilus Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930
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Blue Shutters Beachside Inn
Ranked #1 of 20 Gloucester B&B and Inns
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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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Leominster, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Henderson
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27 reviews 27 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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Oahu, Hawaii
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

What a wonderful spot, right across from the beach. Room was comfortable and had everything you would need. Hosts made you feel like family and were attentive and helpful. Inn is funky chic and just what you would want for a beachside B&B; comfortable, welcoming and quiet. Wish I could have stayed longer. I was there for work and they... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

All the rooms in Blue Shutters face Good Harbor Beach. The sunrises are the best we've ever seen! We had 3 glorious warm sunny days in "off-season" early May. Our room was very comfortable and quiet. The breakfast was lovely: hard boiled eggs, granola, cinnamon toast, poppy seed cake - certainly much better than poorly prepared omelets we've had elsewhere!... More

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MA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

First of all I have to say that both the owner and the manager of this B&B went out of their way to do whatever they could to make my stay more comfortable. This included a free upgrade to a better room. The reason I needed this was that the room I was in was both next to and underneath... More

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The location of this b&b can't be beat! Beautiful views of the ocean. For those who are runners - great running available right up the coast (ask Ed he will tell you how far/where to go!). The common area was decorated for Christmas and very inviting. The room was spacious and clean. The host (Ed) wanted nothing more than to... More

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Yonkers, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Great hosts make a lovely town even better. Always ready to help with dinner suggestions, marshmallows for s'mores, and the best view to wake up to. Can't wait to be back again. Thank you Tony, Ed, and families.

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed in the room Twin Lights which has great views of the ocean. The room and bathroom were clean and comfortable. The B&B sits right at the end of Good Harbor Beach, where we spent a couple of afternoons. It's also located in a great place for going for a run or walk along the coast. I highly recommend... More

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Additional Information about Blue Shutters Beachside Inn

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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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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