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The Inn at Babson Court

55 Western Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930
The Inn at Babson Court
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Newnan, Georgia, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We stayed at the Inn in October 2014 one night...which a lot of B&B's want longer stays so this was a nice option traveling through. The Inn is so cozy and yes there is mirrors and pictures throughout but honestly it is charming. We stayed in the suite which has the loft (sorry dont remember the name of the suite)... More 

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Warwick, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
44 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Booked this B&B based on previuos reviews and got just what we expected. The room indeed was quirky with lots of hidden treasures. I loved the animal print sheets and the childrens loft in our room. It definitely felt like you were in someones home not just an inn. Muffins were delivered each morning for a sweet treat. We had... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This review is long overdue, I really enjoyed my stay last summer at Babsan court. While planning a trip to Boston, Salem and Gloucester without a car I needed a location that was very close to the St. Peter's fiesta and the trolley that stops pretty much right in front because they will pick you up if you are waiting... More 

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Central Vermont
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Had a great time here! See my room comments which I think are separate from this paragraph. The owners were happy to spend time talking in the morning and you may have to drag yourself away from the many entertaining stories. Right across the street from walkable shoreline and easy to walk into town and enjoy wharves, restaurants, historic houses,... More 

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cape ann massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was a perfect stay.An intimate hotel facing Gloucester Harbor. Run by wonderful friendly owners who have decorated to the Nth degree. One bedroom or a sweet of two rooms, each with its own bathroom. Quality posh decor with elaborate furnishings and textiles. Very clean, accessibie to walking the harbor on the causeway out front. Ample parking and walk to... More 

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Muenster, Germany
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

As many reviewers point out, this house has a very interesting interior design, which is well coordinated in its details. The owner loves mirrors and hidden doors, and all other interior details are matched with great taste. Particularly charming are the exposed roof beams in the two upstairs suites (Cut Stevens and William Friend). These suites offer considerably more space... More 

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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We discovered the elegant "Inn at Babson court" by chance when looking for somewhere to stay in Gloucester. Our room was large and had a great sea view, wonderfully decorated in a unique fashion, really enjoyed the stay. There were only two of us but there was also a mezzanine floor with 2 small beds which would be ideal for... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
9 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Absolutely loved The Inn at Babson Court. Other viewers have said it well. Paul, the owner is a very interesting, pleasant host willing to help make your stay a great one. We as well as another viewer had the room on the ground floor (with the leopard sheets and monkey end tables). The bed was a tad on the hard... More 

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Central Coast, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Notice how many reviewers use the word 'quirky'? Don't go here if you insist on cleanliness, fresh paint, matching decor, or a great free breakfast. But if you like leopard print sheets, monkey end tables, cornflakes in a box, a voluble and fascinating host, and a perfect Gloucester location, by all means stay at the Inn at Babson Court.

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Ocoee, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We were looking for a room and stumbled upon the Inn. They didn't have any rooms but Paul made a few calls and found us one up the hill. What we saw was very quaint and for Paul to be so nice to someone not even staying with them is a rarity. I would definitely stay there in the future... More 

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