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Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel

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Sandown, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprised my wife with a romantic boat ride, dinner and night out at this beautiful Inn. Major points!! Launched boat at nearby ramp, toured Essex River, docked at Sheas for outstanding local seafood, then walked over to our room at the newly renovated Inn. My wife loved everything about our room. Wow - what a view!

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Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I requested the cabin as it appeared to be by the water from the pics, when we checked in the cabin was between two buildings by the road ($160 per night). When I went back in to let the lovely young lady know what was portrayed on the Booking.com website she went on the website and saw... More 

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Thank mfran22
SheasInn_Motel, Public Relations Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing us on your stay in Essex. I'd love to talk with you privately about your booking to make sure you were in fact properly charged. The cottage, where you originally booked was $160 per night and our rooms with King beds also rent for $160. If you were moved to the room at the... More 

Dracut, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous location along the river and the room was amazing - spacious, comfortable (2 adults, 2 kids) and super-clean. Large, double-headed shower was nice and the outdoor deck overlooking the water was fantastic. Multiple meals at Shea's restaurant next door were all top notch and service & staff at both the Inn & restaurant were awesome. Highly recommended! We'll be... More 

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Thank rcl0ugh
SheasInn_Motel, Public Relations Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great feedback and I am so glad you enjoyed the Suite in the Inn! We can't wait to have you back! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We can't say enough about this hotel. Staff was friendly and helpful, rooms clean and comfortable. The grounds and view were spectacular. We loved being able to walk to so many things. Would definitely stay again.

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Thank Diane S
SheasInn_Motel, Public Relations Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Diane, I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you are able to join us again in the future! The marsh is already changing for the fall, so the views are just as beautiful but very different. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the newly-renovated Inn (as opposed to the Motel) and absolutely loved it. Gleaming wide-plank wood floors, a soon-to-be-functional electric fireplace (we didn't need it as it was summer), extremely comfortable bed and pillows, attractive art and antiques, and the biggest surprise of all - a completely modern bathroom with a large contemporary shower featuring 2 installed shower... More 

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Thank deemay1
SheasInn_Motel, Public Relations Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel, responded to this review

I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your room in the Inn! I love the "nautical spa" description you used so much I may just have to steal it! Room Three does have a particularly amazing bathroom, and arguably has the best view from any bathroom in the property! Thank you so much for joining us and we hope to... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the cottage and enjoyed the space. The location made visiting local shops so convenient. We were two adults and two teens and found it to be quite comfortable and cozy. The bedding was soft and colorful. The wooden table and microwave and fridge made eating very convenient. Having the sofa bed and extra bedding was a nice... More 

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Thank Patricia V
SheasInn_Motel, Public Relations Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Patricia, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in the Cottage. Each room in the property is unique and the Cottage in the motel is certainly popular with families. Having two beds and the pull out couch for sleeping options really makes it unique. We hope you are able to visit us again soon! More 

Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice small rooms by the river lovely views and ducks for company in the gardens. no coffee perculator in rooms only micro and small fridge. reception only open from 9am sow we had to leave keys in a box nobody to ask questions of.

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Thank Peter C
SheasInn_Motel, Public Relations Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Hi Peter, I am glad you enjoyed your room and the view. I am sorry we weren't in the office to answer your questions. If there are questions I can answer for a future visit please reach out to me via email at mary@sheasriverside.com and I will be happy to answer all of your questions. More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wish i could had stay another day! Nice place, room was perfect for me and i was allow to bring my dog for a $20 surcharge. I didn't care for their onsite restaurant much but overall, it was a great experience:) The location is great, across the street from dunkin donuts and walking distance to different restaurants. They also... More 

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Thank Karine B
SheasInn_Motel, Public Relations Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Hi Karine, I am so thrilled you were happy with your stay and your dog was able to join you. We really love being able to allow our guests to bring their furry friends with them. We hope you stay with us again soon! More 

Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back from a couple of nights' stay at Shea's in Essex. We stayed in what was likely one of the motel's smaller rooms, just one double bed. While the motel is modest, it's lovingly kept, clean, and boasts can't-beat views. Staff was also very friendly. Will definitely go back and perhaps try one of the newer rooms in the... More 

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Thank rudybelle
SheasInn_Motel, Public Relations Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel, responded to this review

I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you took advantage of how close we are to everything in Essex. As you guessed, the rooms with just 1 double bed are our smallest rooms but we do our best to give every inch in every room the attention it deserves. We'd love for you to join... More 

Easton, Pennsylvania
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204 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Spent one night here while in town for a wedding. Staff was wonderful and very helpful ( Mary). We stayed in the Inn which had been recently renovated . Our room was very large. The shower was very large and even had two shower heads. The room was clean and beautifully appointed. Our bed was super comfortable . Only complaint... More 

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

I am so thrilled you enjoyed your stay and that our staff helped to make your experience even more enjoyable! I will have maintenance take a look at the Wi-Fi, thank you for letting us know it was acting up. We do our best but it is always a challenge in these historic buildings. We hope you are able to... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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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 dogs 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 - $274 (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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