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33 Rockport Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
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Cape Ann Motor Inn
Ranked #9 of 20 Gloucester B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Similar to the other reviews. It gets about 0 stars for everything except that the location is a 5 star, so averages out to the 1 star. The real clue here, which I overlooked, was that on short notice in high season, everything was booked - except this place. You gotta suspect something.... The real issue is the price. The... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

LOOK, this place is NOT GLAMOROUS. At all. But it's an affordable hotel ON A BEAUTIFUL BEACH. Enough said. Sure I wish they'd put some of our money into capital improvements. I do. The beds are hard. The carpets is old. Pretty much everything about the place reminds you of a hotel from many, many decades ago. But, BEACH! It's... More

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Albany, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best thing about this place is that you walk out the door and there's the ocean. Only other good thing is the cost was cheaper than other places around at $180 a night. That's where it ends. Mattresses were terribly hard, carpet old and stained, no air conditioning, walls are thin, bathroom wallpaper peeling, you can hear the water... More

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Orchard Park, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like you, read the reviews about the awesome location and outdated rooms and thought to myself how bad can it be, I'm not going there to sit in my room, I'm going to be on the beach. I didn't think the quality of the room was that important until I realized I had just paid $195 a night to... More

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its an old hotel on the beach. Nothing fancy but it is reasonably clean, the mattress is decent , staff are super nice, and free donuts and coffee in am. there is no a/c to be had (tho heat in cooler months). This is all about LOCATION . I gave it 5 stars because it does what it is supposed... More

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Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Cape Ann Motor Inn for the first time with our 2 sons. The location is unbelievably amazing and the view is spectacular. It's the only motel we found that sits directly on the beach. You can walk out of your room and into the ocean. Exactly what we wanted…well, not exactly. After booking our stay,... More

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Pleasant Hill, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As far as a wonderful "on the beach" location in a dated, therefore quaint, edifice this review should be a five. But the disappointment with how reservations were and still are handled took some of the charm away. In the summer of 2013 another couple, my husband, and I asked for two adjoining rooms on the first floor for July... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We returned again to this little gem in Gloucester Ma. This time we had room 32 on the third floor. It was very quiet, private and had a great view of the twin lighthouses. ( see picture from our room ) At night you can hear the waves rolling in to lull you to sleep. The front desk was very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

The entire place is a throw back to the 1970's and could use some updates and renovations - especially the beds and bedding, but you just can't beat the location. It is located right on the beach, you walk out your door and step right onto the sand! Beautiful for morning and evening walks, perfect for families! This is not... More

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Oswego, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

You are staying here for the view alone, fantastic. We were here early in the year, so very few people on the beach. The hotel is dated, but the staff are very, very nice. If you have trouble with stairs ask for the first floor. And if you see a seagull with a lone sock in his mouth, it's my... More

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Address: 33 Rockport Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Cape Ann Motor Hotel Gloucester
Cape Ann Motor Inn Gloucester, MA

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