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Sea Lion Motel

138 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester, MA
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Ranked #4 of 20 Gloucester B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an impromptu getaway before the new school year. Sea Lion was the only place we could find still with an opening. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly! When we arrived a few hours before check in time, the young man at the front desk cheerfully verified readiness of our room (set up an extra cot) and let... More

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Westfield, New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked our trip late and needed a convenient spot that was right for three young kids (i.e. not a quaint B&B), and the Sea Lion fit the bill. We stayed in the cottage which was a little spartan but was very roomy and spotless. The A/C's worked great when it was too hot for just open windows. There is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I took our son and his friend on vacation this year. 1st time staying at the Sea lion. It was the best experience! The pool was clesn. The room was spotless. The view was amazing. I usually have a hard time sleeping away from home, I slept like a rock each night. The location is convenient to... More

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Dallas, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

before going on Whale Watch (7 Seas, which we recommend). The property is very convenient and charming; service was very good as well. We left the next morning early, so cannot comment on breakfast. Queen bed in the room we had (forget the room number) was not very comfortable so one night as all we could have managed.

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Albany, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

From the call for reservations with Sabrina & Pat to our initial greeting and checking in with Michelle, getting help from Mona to checking out these folks understand the meaning of Accommodations. The place was clean and made provisions to make our stay for my wife and for kids. Highly recommend.

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Beckley, West Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were there last week on vacation, and had a great stay! My family and I spent a lot of time in the pool which was always kept clean...the rooms were clean, nice, and spacious... we stayed in a room on the first floor and you could hear people walking and kids jumping at night, when you flushed the commode... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I would love to be more generous with this review, as first and foremost - the staff was most courteous and accommodating. This motel is nice, but ultimately average. Out of courtesy to the staff and owners of the Sea Lion, I would like to make sure that it is known that they went out of their way to try... More

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High Wycombe
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Stayed here for 1 night, booked online which was convenient and easy. Motel is a little way out of Gloucester (but only a 10 min drive) but there are shops just down the road in walking distance. Stayed here based on price and previous reviews. Good, warm spacious room with free wi-fi. Does have a pool but was closed as... More

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Central, Vermont
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We recently stayed in Gloucester for a few days and stayed at the Sea Lion Motel. The room was big and clean, and they provide the basics. They do serve coffee and some basic breakfast items but we didn't have any. We were comfortable and had a pleasant stay and would go back.

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Derwood, Maryland, USA
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95 reviews 95 reviews
24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

While this "Inn" looks pretty nice on the outside, we were disappointed in the room. It smelled of mildew, the mattress was very soft, the bathroom door didn't close entirely, and the toilet flushed explosively so it could wake the dead in the middle of the night. It also had the most complicated TV set-up so we spent nearly 1... More

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Ramona F, Manager at Sea Lion Motel, responded to this review

It is not our practice to either solicit or respond to reviews but we felt that the review titled “watch the peephole” required a response. First, there is no peephole on the outside door. Our neighborhood is very safe and there is a full window adjacent to every door in case you would like to see who is knocking. With... More

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Address: 138 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester, MA
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
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Sea Lion Motel Gloucester, MA - Cape Ann

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