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Samarkand Inn

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1 Harbor Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
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Samarkand Inn
Ranked #12 of 20 Gloucester B&B and Inns
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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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Tallahassee, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 via mobile

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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117 reviews 117 reviews
29 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Amherst, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

This small B & B is right on Good Harbor Beach, which is super convenient because parking for the beach is very pricey. We stayed in the smallest room, which had two twin beds, a sink, and shower. We had access to a full size bathroom in the hallway that was shared with one other room. There were nice common... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Have you ever watched a movie like Enchanted April? It's a story of four women, oh 1920-30ish, who decide to go (heaven forbid) unchaperoned on a trip to Italy. In the chateau they have rented, they go through the experience of blending into the locals, rediscovering themselves, and of course, love. Now while I can't promise love, I can say... More

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Address: 1 Harbor Rd., Gloucester, MA 01930
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
Also Known As:
Samarkand Inn Gloucester, MA - Cape Ann

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