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Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The ladies at the front desk were very friendly. The view with the sun setting on the water was beautiful. The walls were thin as we could plainly hear and understand our neighbors. We were in a room with an adjoining door so that could of been some of it. It is close to Gloucester where we went to a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I checked in late and left early so I'm not sure how fair this review is. But... I checked in at 11p and the room was steaming hot and it took 2 hrs to cool down. The rooms were nice and spacious and the modern bathroom was cavernous (seriously, I think the shower was a cavern it was that big.)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This cute little place is located right on the Essex River. It was clean and pet friendly! Just a short walk away from great dining and all of the rooms were named after boats that were built in the area! Great place to just lounge around in the outside chairs. Close to Cape Ann Whale watching was a plus. Staff... More 

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Athol, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is simply an older type motel/inn and we stayed in one of the motel units right next to the river. We checked in around 5 and were greeted by an especially friendly, courteous, young lady named Megan. She was most welcoming and make me feel that our patronage was sincerely appreciated....a nice way to start our Shea's Riverside experience... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has great food, service and drinks but what sets it apart is the great view down the Essex River to the dunes on the back side of Crane Beach. The view is the best on the North Shore and I've met many folks who stop for the view whenever they are in the area.

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Beacon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taking a little road trip, when we found Shea's Motel online and thought the location and price sounded good. We were very happy we made the reservation. The room was clean and comfortable. It was so enjoyable to sit by the water during the evening and watch the sunset. The staff was very friendly and helpful, they made... More 

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SheasInn_Motel, Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review. Everyone on staff works hard to make our guests feel welcomed and comfortable and we are thrilled to read that our efforts are being noticed! We hope to have you stay with us again soon. More 

Shelbyville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived three hours before check in time and the owner allowed us to park on the hotel grounds while we strolled through the many antique shops. Then they let us check in an hour early. We were in room 11 which was clean and cozy. The room was somewhat out dated but that added to the charm. The hotel... More 

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SheasInn_Motel, Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear (or read rather) that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to take advantage of our close proximity to all of the antique shops in Essex. We hope you will join us again soon! More 

Brooklyn, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I love the Essex River House Motel. It is a quaint motel. It is clean and close to the center of town. The staff is friendly and if you need something, there is always someone around to assist you. When I go back home, this is where I stay.

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We needed a quick, inexpensive motel room so we could go out on a whale Watch in Gloucester (Captain Bill's). The Essex River Hose was reasonably priced and had a couple rooms available the night we needed them. What a delightful surprise. The motel is relatively old, reminding me of the old ones we'd stay at when we were kids,... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Only option in town. Nice view of the river and beach, but can't see anything from the room. Although the room was very clean and spotless it was moldy smelling and the decor was out of the ark. The room staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel (formerly the Essex River House Motel) is a 21 room property comprised of the Inn and the Motel. The Inn is an 18th century colonial that was fully renovated in 2015 and given a new life as the most romantic place to stay in Essex.This 6 room Inn is open year round and has retained all of its original charm. From hardwood floors to inviting sitting areas, each room is quintessential New England. The Motel is a 15 room property that just couldn't be more delightful! Open for the spring and summer, we welcome you to bring your pets along for your trip and offer a variety of bed configurations to best fit your family's needs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel

Address: 132 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304 (Formerly Essex River House Motel)
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Essex
Price Range: $152 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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Essex River House Hotel Essex
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