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1 Salt Island Road, Gloucester, MA 01930
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Good Harbor Beach Inn
Ranked #13 of 20 Gloucester B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 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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Albany, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Wednesday, my Wife and I decided to try our luck at booking a last minute deal on a room at Good Harbor beach in Gloucester. We have relatives who were staying at the Vista up the street, but that was booked, so I tried the Good Harbor Beach Inn. Lucky for us, there was a room available for Friday... More

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went recently with my boyfriend, not flashy, somewhat outdated but the room was quaint with a beach cottage feel…knotty pine paneling, 2 queen beds , and an air conditioner and refrigerator in the rooms (a plus). Outside courtyard area with many tables very nice to sit and eat breakfast or have a snack. Snack bar right there …. and this... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Went recently w/ my hubby for a long weekend, it was quite nice, this is a quaint little inn/motel, w/ a cozy lobby, they have coffee and poptarts/donuts in the mornings. The rooms aren't bad, basic, all are super clean, especially the bathrooms, they do a nice job. Knotty pine walls, 2 beds in most of the rooms (double beds),... More

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Oakland, California
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142 reviews 142 reviews
15 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This modest inn of 14 rooms is situated right, and I mean right, on Good Harbor Beach. A number of rooms have spectacular views looking right down the beach. Each room is very simply furnished with knotty pine walls, small bathrooms and somewhat outdated furniture. But, the location more than makes up for the lack of amenities in the rooms.... More

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10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

On several ocassions we have chosen the Good Harbor Beach Inn as a spot to explore the Rockport/Gloucester area with our dogs. The location is superb, the views and sounds of the ocean omnipresent. Although the rooms are simply furnished, they provide the necessary comfort. The prices are reasonable and the staff at the front desk are always helpful. A... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

The beach itself is beautiful, the sand is clean and soft, there are good waves in the (very cold) water, there's an island you can walk to and an area of shallow water with rocks (kids enjoy finding crabs etc there). There are rinsing showers and clean restrooms. There are lifeguards on duty but they don't really help and serve,... More

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Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Hotel is old but location is wonderful. Staff is friendly. You will not be happy with this hotel if you want to stay in a nice place with amenities and a pool. The beach is wonderful the rooms are old but the sheets are clean and the showers are hot. Dogs are allowed in the spring and fall.

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

A friend and I did a no-husband weekend here, and got a room with twin beds and a view of the beach. It was perfect for us. The room was small, but perfectly adequate, since we spent most of our time on the beach or in town. It was very clean, in need of small repairs (e.g. a couple tiles... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

The rooms are simple but clean, two double beds except for two rooms with a single double bed (Room 17 has tempur-pedic mattress). Right on the beach. Restaurant short walk away and the snack shop is open in the summer with drinks, snacks and sandwiches. Been going for 21 years so I guess you can tell we like it a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Location isn't everything! This accommodation is an insult to the beautiful beach surrounding it. It opened in the early 1960's and has had NO UPDATES and LITTLE MAINTAINANCE SINCE. Don't be fooled by other descriptions, rustic it ain't, decapitated, filthy, and broken down is more like it. Decking has almost no paint left but plenty of slimey mold. Carpets, walls,... More

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Address: 1 Salt Island Road, Gloucester, MA 01930
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
Also Known As:
Good Harbor Beach Hotel Gloucester
Good Harbor Beach Inn Gloucester, MA - Cape Ann

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