We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 5 Gloucester hotels

Vista Motel

22 Thatcher Road, Scenic 127A, Gloucester, MA 01930
Hotel packages
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Vista Motel to your Saves list
Vista Motel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
mootz Branford, Connecticut
  • Overview
  • Reviews (227)
  • Photos (64)
  • Amenities
  • Room tips (59)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

227 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (59)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Branford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first stay at the Vista and we will definitely be back. Room: A The room was quite spacious for two (we had two queen beds); deck overlooking Good Harbor Beach - what a view! We spent a good deal of time relaxing and enjoying the scenery. Our room had a carport below which was perfect as we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Chester, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were overall very pleased with the Vista. The value was great for a clean, well cared for motel. The breakfast could use a little fruit, there were only very hard apples during our stay. Also, the pool was not heated as advertised. Neither of those things would prevent us from staying again!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, NY
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is our 20th year in a row in Gloucester, MA and our second year in a row at the Vista. The rooms are clean and bright and Good Harbor beach is less than a half mile walk away. If walking isn't for you than the Vista offers a $10. off pass for beach parking but you need to get... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have been bringing my nieces for an overnight to the beach for several years now. We would not stay at any other motel. We love the deluxe queen room; very large room with two comfy queen beds, a drive-under carport, ocean views, small refrigerator, small microwave, coffee machine, plus you get discounted parking at spectacular Good Harbor Beach and ice... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I have traveled to Gloucester & Good Harbor Beach on & off during the past 37 summers with & without our children who are now adults. We love Good Harbor Beach for it's pristine sand, sea glass-colored water & breathtaking view of the Atlantic. We have stayed at another inn on Atlantic Road all of the past... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is no wonder that Vista continues to receive favourable reviews. It genuinely deserves them. Special mention goes to the lovely cleaning team. Receptionist was so pleasant . Her daughter, Tina you will see on Captain Bill's Whale watching boat. She is great and is an enthusiastic whale researcher ,

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice room, nice location, great view over the beach and close to the City of Gloucester - and it even has a pool. I would recommend it to everyone. We were a family of four, two teens and two adults. We had a great stay.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reading, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second stay at the Vista. The motel is located right across the street from beautiful Good Harbor Beach. The hotel sits up on a hill so all the rooms have a beautiful view. Because parking at Good Harbor Beach can be a problem, especially on a beautiful, hot summer day, it's a big plus that you can... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Scotia, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If what you plan to do is drive to the beaches near Gloucester and spend the day, this motel could be a good option. It's also very close to a grocery store (Shaws) if you need to pick up picnic food. There is a pool and they serve a simple breakfast on a sunny patio. The rooms are comfortable with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We like to come every year and enjoy the beginning of summer. The rooms are always impeccably clean and confortable and the staff is very helpful. The beach is great. Gloucester is a very interesting town.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Vista Motel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Vista Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Vista Motel

Address: 22 Thatcher Road, Scenic 127A, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Vista Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Vista Hotel Gloucester
Vista Motel Gloucester, MA - Cape Ann

64 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (47)
View from room (10)
Pool/beach area (7)
Room/suite (9)
Dining (1)
Hotel & grounds (3)
Other (17)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (18)
View from room (4)
Pool/beach area (3)
Room/suite (4)
Dining (2)
Hotel & grounds (4)
Other (1)


Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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 
Number of rooms

See which rooms travelers prefer