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blue, The Inn on the Beach

20 Fordham Way, Newbury, MA 01951
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Plum Island is one of my favorite places in the world, and now blue is one of the many reasons why. We stayed in a cottage in August 2013. It was beautifully decorated, tranquil, and perfect for being on the beach. We used their bicycles to get around the island and went in to town to visit art galleries and... More 

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Boston, MA
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12 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Blue is a one hour ride from Boston, and an easy ride to go out for an excellent breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Our family stayed at Blue in the Grand Salon, a two story white walled, thick planked wooden floored home with gigantic windows and porches overlooking the ocean. Our suite had a hot tub, a large gas grill, and... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed in room #10 which was a second floor oceanfront. When we walked in, it was so striking. The hardwoods were painted a glossy white and all of the furniture, bed, bedding, a very soft cozy couch, oversized chair, everything was white. We felt that someone really took the time to think about what guests would like-a throw blanket... More 

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London, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Blue is one of those places that you really could be worth the expense but comes up short in enough small areas that it is hard to justify the cost. The location is excellent. Our bottom floor end room faced the ocean with soothing waves lapping less than 200 feet from our door. The décor is really nice with everything... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Blue for a wedding in the area. We were lucky enough to visit during a beautiful fall weekend where the weather was great and there was a nice chill in the air. The hotel is pristine. The rooms and hallway areas are very well maintained and the rooms are large and filled with... More 

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Harrisburg, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Just wrapped up a 4-night stay at Blue. What a great place. You cannot beat the location, the staff, although young (but then who isn't these days?), were more than competent and accommodating and the cottage we stayed in was just perfect - except, as some reviewers have noted, for the lack of drawer space for clothes. We stayed in... More 

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Cape Cod
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We just returned from a fabulous three night stay in the penthouse at Blue. The hotel is directly on the beach and has an amazing view. Upon check in, we were asked if we needed help carrying our luggage to our room. The girl at the front desk escorted us to our room and the TV was playing some nice... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Blue could and should be a 5-star resort. The location is fabulous and the rooms are fine. But there is no professional management and the result is a less than stirling resort experience. In two stays a year apart our room had not been aired and stunk of mothballs or worse until we thoroughly ventilated it. And the only soap... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights in suite 8 on the second floor. The hotel has a lot going for it: it is situated on the best part of the beach near the refuge, the stylish rooms are small but have a pleasant maritime feel and you can hear the waves when you go to bed. Certain elements would need improvements:... More 

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Somerville MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Took my wife to Blue for her 40th birthday. I followed the advice on this site and chose a room on the second floor, Ocean Suite 8. Room was clean and lovely. Best part of the room was the shower, it is one of those sunflower shower heads, it's like standing under a waterfall! Beach is nice. Semi-private area just... More 

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