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Gloucester Inn by the Sea

85 Atlantic Road, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is great. This is a motel with few amenities. There is an outdoor pool which looked inviting but to cold during our stay. The 'Inn' is not a B&B as listed we found a breakfast place nearby. The best attribute was the beauty of the area.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Liz and her staff went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was perfect. Initially there was a mix up with our reservation but they made everything right and were more than accomodating and welcoming to my family (my twin 4 month olds, husband and grandmother stayed for the weekend). They even invited my sister-in-law to take wedding photos... More 

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Ottawa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great stay here. Room was very nice. Staff was super friendly! Easy walk to Good Harbor Beach, and what a beautiful beach it is! Nice pool with comfortable seating all around. Great view of the ocean. We would definitely stay here again!

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MASSACHUSETTS
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although Tripadvisor rates this a the #1 B&B in Gloucester, we were disappointed to find out they do not serve breakfast. Pretty setting with views of the ocean on very scenic road. Motel- style rooms overlook the pool- which is very nice. Path along ocean outside your door. Sure would have been nice to have breakfast on that beautiful patio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We've started here three times and we well be back. Right on the ocean, so beautiful. Got up to watch the sunrise at 4:40! Large deck with full view of the ocean and beautiful flowers. Close to everything.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have stayed at Gloucester Inn by the Sea twice. We liked Room #10 at the back because it is quiet and still overlooks both the pool and the ocean beyond. Everything was very clean and in good order. The deck has wifi. We liked using the kitchenette for making coffee and snacks. The easygoing walk to Good Harbor Beach... More 

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a great base to explore, the staff and management are very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely room with a fantastic sea view, you can get a great breakfast down the road at the Atlantic ocean front hotel. We were due to go whale watching in the town but unfortunately the sea was too rough to go.

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Rochester, New York
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We chose this hotel based on several things: Tripadvisor reviews, price, and availability of rooms with two beds as I was traveling with my daughter. We had a lower floor room which opened to a patio from which we could see the ocean. We made use of it while drinking our morning coffee and our evening glass of wine. A... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

excellent location overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. VIrtually impossible to get closer to the ocean. Good value compared to other nearby hotels. The downside to this hotel is that the rooms are small and the walls are paper thin. You can hear everything in the rooms around you. During our first night, there was a wedding party at the hotel. When... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The Inn has a wonderful view of the ocean. We walked to the beach as there is limited parking for non residents. The room was clean and we did not hear other guests through the walls. The pool area was nice and relaxing after a day of hiking and sight seeing. If you visit Gloucester please go to the Dog... More 

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