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Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel

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Massachusettes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in the inn potion of this property. The room was quite large and recently renovated. This is an old house but updated and decorated with keeping to the date of the house. Some old some new furniture, with great attention to detail! The bathroom was huge and beautiful. Before we left the manager took us through the other... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As someone who has lived in Essex for many years in the past, I have been familiar with the motel. Each room has a very quaint style environment, the staff is so very friendly and most accommodating when it was apparent that we had to leave earlier than expected. Our view the the Essex River was just amazing and so... More 

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As I drove through Essex, I was initially charmed by the quaint feel and sweetness of this little town. I needed a couple of nights to get away from a stressful past two weeks...I struck gold. I stayed in the Inn on the top floor. As I opened the door a vision of pure sweetness unfolded. The clean, light rose... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked the motel and the inn for my wedding across the street, and the staff made sure everyone was well taken care of. They were flexible about checking in and checking out. The location is right on the water, with lots of places to eat near by. Very unique!

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Thank Michelle A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of my favorite restaurants on the north shore is Shea's Riverside Restaurant & Bar. I had made dinner reservations to host an employee appreciation night and was looking at accomodation options. I booked rooms 1-6 at the Inn and was totally blown away. From the welcome upon arrival (Gayle), to the help setting up a cocktail hour on the... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and our dog recently stayed at Shea's Riverside Inn for 3 nights. We had such a lovely time. The room was immaculate and very comfortable and the whole atmosphere welcoming and inviting. When we arrived we were greeted with such genuine warmth which was a great start to what turned out to be a truly laid back get... More 

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

We are so thrilled to hear you and your husband and your pup enjoyed your stay with us and that you are already planning a return trip! Can't wait to have you back! More 

Delaware
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Mother and I recently stayed several nights At Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel in their adorable Cottage. We loved how charming the location was, as well as how friendly all of the staff was during our stay. The Cottage is its own separate building, and is perfect for both couples and families. The 2 beds were comfortable, and being... More 

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

Thank you so much for staying with us. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the cottage, it really has it's own charm! I am sorry to hear that the wifi was inconsistent but am thrilled you pointed that out. We will look into and make some changes to get a stronger signal at the cottage. But we do... More 

midwest
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to stay in Essex. The location is really picturesque along the river. Our room was very clean but, the bed was really squeaky! The room also needs light blocking shades as there is a porch light right outside all of the rooms that seems to stay on all night. The room never got very dark for sleeping. The... More 

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

Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us during your visit to Essex. And we appreciate the feedback on the curtains in your room, we will definitely make a point to get some room darkening shades in that room as soon as possible. We hope you choose to stay with us again soon. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the cottage. Very old but cute and had an updated bathroom. Enough room for 4. Price was good. View was good of the river and they had chairs to sit by the river. Microwave and fridge included. Cat and dog friendly. Only 30 minutes from Salem.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of the cottage. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and were able to bring your four legged friends with you. Just to clarify for future guests, we do allow dogs on the property but will not be allowing cats moving forward due to allergy concerns. We... More 

West Palm Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel is right in the heart of the charming town of Essex. The room was clean and spacious. Watching the tide ebb and flow in the marshland right outside the door was a real delight. We were within walking distance of several nice restaurants, and there is a Dunkin Donuts right across the street where you can get your... More 

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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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  • 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 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 - $279 (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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