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Charles Hovey House

4 Hovey Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
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Charles Hovey House
Ranked #6 of 20 Gloucester B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Netherlands
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
56 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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

New Orleans, LA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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San Antonio
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8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We happened upon the Hovey House when another B&B owner whose rooms were full recommended it. We decided to take the tower room, fourth floor, a 12 X 12 room with windows all around with fabulous views. Small but very unique. Two chairs and a table at the end of the bed provided a nice private sitting area with a... More

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Medford, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The place has an amazing view, I would go there again for a view. The Inn is a little smelly and not very clean (but not dirty either). The Inn keeper is nice but lacks enthusiasm to entertain guests and meet new people. She looked very tired to attend to our simple requests. The major let down was USED soap... More

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Allen, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

My wife and I celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary at the Charles Hovey House, in Gloucester, Massachusetts. We stayed for two nights in the Honey Moon Suite, a magnificent, large room overlooking the bay. The entire house is filled with antiques and architectural beauty. We celebrated our anniversary by dinning in our room that has a table in the front... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

It seems like it is not ready to be open. From the closed gate to the peeling paint and mildew it feels like a spot in progress and not complete. The lack of ac and having most windows not open adds to this, but the big miss was the staff's over the top unprofessional behavior that made it so we... More

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Additional Information about Charles Hovey House

Also Known As:
Charles Hovey House Gloucester, MA - Cape Ann
Address: 4 Hovey Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Gloucester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on a high bluff overlooking Gloucester Harbor, this Tuscan villa (c. 1845) is one of Cape Ann's foremost historic properties. Crystal chandeliers suspended from 12' ceilings, gilded mirrors, parquet floors, antique French wallpaper contribute to an ambience of relaxed elegance. Shops, restaurants, whale watch boats, beaches, museums are within walking distance. Breakfasts feature regional Portuguese, Italian and New England specialties. ... more   less 

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