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Whittier Motel

120 County Road, Scenic Route 1A, Ipswich, MA 01938
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  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

I donot like the surroundings at this hotel. Very highly congested area. Very ignorant motorists on the front street way! The employees are selfish and ignorant. It is just a crappy area, and a crappy place too be around. The owner is disrespectful too! He constantly makes loud noise everyday from 6 am to 5pm with his construction work! Awful... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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7 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Owner has changed... this place is a dump. It has become a long term, low cost lodging. The new owner has done nothing to improve the property. It has become a most undesirable place. Most town people would like to see this eyesore removed. See news report to verify my comments...http://www.wickedlocal.com/ipswich/news/x863937984/Whittier-ruling-under-fire-in-Ipswich#axzz1lFjrznSz

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

Arrived after an awful journey to get the most fantastic welcome and service. The guy behind the counter was freindly, helpful, accomodating, even ordered us dinner while we got settled and played barkeep while we ate. Never had better service! The motel is a little dated, but we like the retro feel family run style. The rooms were clean and... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010

Very outdated, below average cleanliness. Carpet was heavily stained as was the bathroom sink and tub. Fixtures and heating baseboard were rusted. Office is a clue as to what you're getting...cluttered with owner's "stuff". Would never stay here again.

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Beverly, MA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2009

I needed a place to stay between closing my old house and moving into my new house. Just a few weeks between moves. For $300 a week you shouldn't complain, but... 1) The rug is filthy. 2) No screens on the windows. 3 No safety chain on the door. 4) Very dark bathroom, hard to see in shower. 5) It's... More 

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9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2008

I ended up here for Halloween because everything near Salem (where I was visiting for non-Halloween reasons) was booked solid. I was pleasantly surprised. Clean, comfortable, basic. What you would expect in this kind of old-timey motel, but nothing to complain about.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2008

I booked a room at this motel for a single night, the last night of the "off season". So the rate was quite reasonable - about $70. I had seen the website, and was not expecting opulent luxury. Their photos are a fair representation of the rooms. In fact, the furnishings in my room were slightly better than those on... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2006

Very basic / Old fashioned / Needs modernising/ Fittings generally need renewing/ More like <$50 motel and only then when you cannot find another I only can speak for the one room of course

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