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Vista Motel

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22 Thatcher Road, Scenic 127A, Gloucester, MA 01930
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Santa Maria, California
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

It is right across from the beach. The ocean view was fantastic. We went in the off season so the price was very competitive. The staff was friendly and were very helpful in suggesting the best places to eat and fun places to visit.

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Boyertown PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We stopped in November, thanksgiving weekend. My husband and I wanted a get away for a few days! After a long day of driving our GPS suggested motels and we were on Thatcher Road and thought we'd give Vista a chance! It was really a great place. I get tired of the chain stuff but at times you never know... More 

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New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This was our second stay at the Vista. We have brought our dog to Gloucester the past two years for a late fall beach weekend. The staff is very friendly and helpful with local information. It is located near many fun beaches and they take pets. Both trips were above expectations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I needed a a hotel for the weekend that was not crazy expensive. It was under $100 a night, the room was nice and big... it had a coffee maker, microwave and a fridge. it was clean ... not the most modern room.. but it had what i needed and it was clean... i would stay there again. Staff was... More 

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Willow
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

As the President of a hospitality consulting company working with luxury hotels, resorts and spas throughout the world, my wife and I were thrilled to find a new place to stay on Cape Ann, Massachusetts. We traditionally stay at another property which closes after mid-October. This year we found somewhere else. The owners of Vista Motel, Laura and Gary, were... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This motel is centrally located with a 5 star view. We enjoyed having a first floor room to "motor in" Good Harbor beach is expansive nearby . Front office was friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed their restaurant recommendations and short drives to Gloucester downtown harbor and Rockport, Essex, and Ipswich. Photo safari !

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Southern Tier NYS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

There really is a nice view of Good Harbor Beach from every room. We found the room to be clean and quiet. Very sweet old touches remain- like a bottle opener mounted on the shower wall. The breakfast was really tasty and different. There were nice breads from a local bakery. There are books, magazines, toys and games to borrow.... More 

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England
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Vistal Motel was everything that we were looking for for our 2 night stay before leaving for the airport and home. The views from all of the rooms are outstanding, looking out over the beach and the ocean. The room was great, 2 large beds and a spacious room, a good bathroom and everything spotlessly clean, everything you could ask... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

A nice, clean little place with great views of distant ocean. Easy to get to beaches, restaurants and pubs. A nice getaway for family and friends. One thing though is that you can directly hear (EVERYTHING) from other people next doors if slider doors are open. Not really a big deal.

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Yakima
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We stayed here in July for a family reunion in Gloucester. We had a nice 4 evening stay. The plusses for us were many. The best part was waking up in the morning and having the beautiful view of the beach. The beach was in walking distance and we walked there a couple of days, it was about a 15... More 

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