For those people looking for something off the beaten path, we would highly recommend The Seagull Inn on Marblehead. The area feels rather exclusive, yet comfortable. My husband and I and two children (11 and 8) stayed four nights. We stayed in the Seabreeze, and it was perfect for us, especially with the twin room down the hall. The deluxe continental breakfast was healthy as I desired with homemade granola, and a bit sinful with freshly made pastry sweets of some sort each morning. Ruth and Skip are definite pros at hosting. We loved the convenience of having all of the beach necessities, and appreciated all of the driving directions. Marblehead is gorgeous in of itself, but we also took the subway in to Boston--very easy--and also explored nearby Salem and Rockport. This is a great Inn location to satisfy all of our family needs from city to beach to historic fun! Thanks, Ruth and Skip!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On beautiful Marblehead Neck near ocean and harbor, this old New England inn has been restored with cherry floors, Shaker furniture, and original paintings. Comfortable and private guest suites, expandable for families. Water views from porch, dining room, some suites. Beautiful gardens. Kayaks and bikes free for guests. Beaches nearby. All rooms have private baths, TV/VCR/DVD, phone and refrigerator. ... more less