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Charles Hovey House

2.5 of 5
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4 Hovey Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Charles Hovey House
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Ranked #10 of 20 Gloucester B&B and Inns
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Westwood, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Confirmed a reservation with Jane at the Hovey House 7/23 for our stay 7/24. While enjoying our day at the beach in Maine on 7/24 we received a phone call (the day of our check in) 3 hrs prior to check in apologizing that they had overbooked and they no longer had a room for us. Doesn't say much for... More 

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Jane281, Owner at Charles Hovey House, responded to this review

I don't believe you and I ever spoke and you did not stay here. Your husband booked a room at the last minute. When I realized that I didn’t have the room available that I thought I had, I located two other rooms nearby, one at a place that had been your husband’s first choice and another option. I then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breakfast was delightful! Jane (the owner) made a local specialty for our family of five. It was wonderful to walk downstairs in the morning and experience the smell of breakfast and coffee wafting up to us. The view from the house is spectacular, and the surrounding gardens have been tended and cared for carefully and thoughtfully. My in-laws were very... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I have stayed at the Hovey House for two consecutive summers and have nothing but accolades to share for potential visitors. First and foremost, for those who appreciate antiques, this house is an antique haven. Jane (the owner) has a gifted eye for beauty, as well as an unparalleled knowledge and understanding for the appreciation of antiques. Every room is... More 

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Sumter, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is not the B&B experience one expects. The house is in need of repair and an updated overhaul! To start out, we reserved a particular room but we were moved to a different room when we arrived. The innkeeper offered a minor discount and to move us to our original room on the second night. (We were told there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

N42°36.675' W70°40.230' Staying in a living monument has its advantages and drawbacks. This B&B, visited for two nights in August 2013, sits on a hill overlooking the bay of Gloucester. Ladies, once George Clooney sailed on his fishing ship from this bay towards his perfect storm. In the room in the tower overlooking the bay you can have your own... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES We love old architecture and this place is a step back in time to a golden era. If the name of the game is location, location, location, there are few antique houses with a more beautiful site. We first came for a long weekend last summer when the gardens were in full bloom. We so enjoyed... More 

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stratford, ct
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

It has been about a year since my husband and I spent a long weekend at the Hovey House. Submitting a negative review is no fun but we love the B&B experience and rely heavily on tripadvisor for accurate, meaningful reviews. When we arrived at the Hovey House around Christmas time, upon entering the house, we were met by an... More 

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Jane281, Owner at Charles Hovey House, responded to this review

I’m so sorry to hear that your stay here last year did not meet your expectations. Unfortunately, my memory of your visit is foggy because the day before your arrival I learned that a close friend had just received a terminal diagnosis. Although I tried to carry on as if everything were normal, I apologize that I was unable to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Amazing historical home with the best view in town. From the beautiful front lawn to the antiques this is truly a home with character. Jayne, the owner, has restored this 1840's home to a comfortable place for modern guests to stay without ruining the historical structure. Yes, the wall paper may be old and the windows rattle with the wind,... More 

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Bridgewater
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Spent a recent night here with my daughters who were treating me to a weekend in the area. The first impression was that the beautiful old house was very run down. Upon entering there was a very musty smell. The ambiance of the house was lovely as I do appreciate older homes. However; Jayne had changed our rooms which were... More 

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Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

A 19th century mansion preserved in this state of originality is becoming a rarity nowadays; so many grand old homes get cut up into condos. The Hovey House is a perfect B&B -- beautiful, well located, quite, clean, with a knock-your-socks-off view of Gloucester Harbor. We sat on the veradnda in the evening looking out at the moon shining down... More 

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