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Vista Motel

22 Thatcher Road, Scenic 127A, Gloucester, MA 01930
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Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Upstate, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We have been coming to the Vista for 40 yrs & it's better then ever. This motel should be #1 because no other motel has staff as congenial & helpful. What ever you need to make your stay better they will get. It is unfortunate not to be able to come this past summer because our Mom is OLD and... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I grew up in Gloucester and (although no family remains here) love to return "home" and cannot get enough of the glorious sunrises over Good Harbor Beach, the crashing surfs and the walks on Good Harbor Beach off season with all the friendly walkers and their dogs having a good time. After my parents died, we used to come to... More

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San Diego
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

we stayed here, off season, if you will, end of October. I found this place on Trip Advisor and we needed somewhere close to Salem, MA for Halloween and a trip through the northeast. so, coming from southern California, ocean views are no big deal for me. but this hotel sits up and over the beach and it was nice... More

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

If you want privacy, take an efficiency so no one walks by your patio. My mother thought they should have grab bars by the toilet and in the bath. View is nice though. Up high above Beach so unless you are really fit you need to drive down. Very nice breakfast/reading room.

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Casco, Maine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I was very pleased with my night at the Vista Motel. It's comfortable and clean. The staff was helpful and friendly and the morning view from my window was an extra bonus! Oh . . . I need 200 characters for this review to get printed. Why??? Don't we have too many words to read in this life already .... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

The Vista can't be beat for cleanliness, the view and proximity to Good Harbor Beach. We're close to 70, but we're pretty fit, and we find The Vista well within walking distance to one of the best summer beaches on the East Coast (Good Harbor), a very ample Stop and Shop grocery store, a great morning coffee shop, and even... More

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Rogersville, Alabama
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is an older, clean, well kept motel with a view of the ocean in the distance and a very friendly, helpful staff. Don't expect a new, modern facility, but it is a fairly comfortable stay. The breakfast is just continental offerings but presented very well. I had two concerns about our stay, however. 1) The price was a little... More

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vistamotel, Owner at Vista Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your honest and thorough review of the Vista. I really think it helps our future guests to get a good idea of what the Vista is like before they book. Thank you also for reminding us about the pillows. We don't buy really expensive pillows but we do try to change out the old ones... More

North Conway, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

WE always come back to Gloucester and the Vista Motel has become our home away from home. I grew up on Boston's Northshore but I moved up to the White Mountains, where I sell real estate (mostly second homes) in North Conway NH, so a trip to Gloucester is always full of local memories and special spots that many people... More

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Montreal, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Could not have asked for a better pet-friendly motel in Glouchester. Great location. 10 minute walk to Good Harbour Beach, or a 2 minute drive. Fantastic views of the ocean from both of our rooms. Well maintained, clean, and spacious rooms with kitchenettes. Very friendly owners and staff. There was a very nice heated pool. Continental breakfast was also included.... More

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Gainesville Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We were doing an east coast drive up to Maine from Boston and happened on this wonderful gem. Beautiful location and the rooms are large and very homey, We were only there one night and I would have loved to stay longer.

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Also Known As:
Vista Hotel
Vista Hotel Gloucester
Vista Motel Gloucester
Vista Motel Gloucester, MA - Cape Ann
Address: 22 Thatcher Road, Scenic 127A, Gloucester, MA 01930
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Gloucester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on a high knoll overlooking beautiful Good Harbor Beach, the Vista Motel is your Gloucester, Massachusetts getaway. Open year round and offering Standard, Deluxe and Efficiency rooms all with full cable and HBO, free Internet access, and complimentary breakfast and newspapers, the Vista also has the most friendly staff on Cape Ann! See for yourself and you, too, will become a Vista regular! ... more   less 
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