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Samarkand Inn

1 Harbor Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
Samarkand Inn
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Beth,now running the show since Nancy retired. Still "regulars" come by to enjoy Gloucester and environs ... and add to the experience. Breakfast meals are okay and the people make for a good experience.

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Easthampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

Great location right on the beach! So close that you can walk back to the inn for lunch or to use the bathroom!Beth and her family are so warm and make you feel right at home! They have beach chairs, games, and umbrellas for the beach. I plan on retiring to this great vacation spot!!

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed at the Samarkand Inn for our 30th anniversary. It is a beautiful, quaint home and we felt like part of the family. Our hostess Beth was very gracious and saw to our needs. Our first night in late May was quite cold (30's) and they even provided an extra space heater. She provided great... More 

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St Maarten-St Martin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights. Nancy is very sweet and cannot do enough for her guests. The rooms were clean but layed out strangely. Great view from a few rooms. Location is very nice. Cereal, toast and homemade breads/ coffee cake for breakfast.

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Avon, OH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I stumbled across this gem 25 years ago and my family and I have frequented the Inn ever since. I hope heaven is this beautiful and the people there so kind and wonderful. It's nice to dream about returning, because Samarkand Inn is so magical. This Inn is not sterile, it almost demands that you curl up in a chair... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Top marks for the proximity to the beach and the graciousness of the hostess. The house however is unkempt and cluttered. For those who are laid back about those kind of things, maybe it won't bother you. The room cleanliness was okay, far from perfect. Sheets were clean but the mattress pad was questionable. The common rooms were disasters. Around... More 

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Escondido, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This house is right across from the beach and you can hear the waves if you leave the windows open in the rooms. The room we stayed in (the one shown on the website) is roomy and we were given access to the adjoining room so we had a full bathroom available to us. But the shower and the toilet... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Absolutely beautiful location, right across from Good Harbor beach. Unfortunatly we could not even stay a night and were able to book last minute at another Inn. Unkempt, cluttered and shabby (not in a chic way ) are the best words I can think of to describe the Inn. Not at all like pictures on Inn's website. It's really too... More 

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Samarkand Inn was the perfect location for me. I wanted to be on the water and the Inn is across the street from the beach. My room had a great view of the beach. I was also able to walk to dinner after my walk on the beach. My room was large but odly laid out. There was a nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

During a recent business trip to the Boston Area, I took a side trip to the Gloucester beaches facing the twin light houses of Thatcher Island. The view is absolutely stunning. I decided immediately that Good Harbor beach was the next location for my wife's and my next vacation. The Samarkand Inn is the most perfectly located Inn, directly facing... More 

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