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Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel

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Shea's Riverside Inn & 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 much 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 also welcome guests in the winter-time to 4 beautifully renovated motel rooms!
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Air Conditioning
Microwave
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Smoking rooms available
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Great View
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Just love Essex ..Stayed at Shea's 3 or 4 times rooms are lovely several nice places to eat all within walking distance. Great antique shops love to visit any chance I can. Gayle and her staff at the inn are most accommodating. Views are so nice just a relaxing spot
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We spent Thanksgiving weekend at Shea’s. Plenty to do- winter beach is gorgeous, walk along river, antiquing. We parked our car when we arrived on Thursday evening and never needed it again. Super restaurants within easy walk. Comfy, cozy room. Great bed. Had 2 great nights
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Response from GayleM466, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel
Responded Nov 26, 2018
Hi Ann & Jim - thank you so much for your review and enjoying your stay with us over the Thanksgiving Holiday! I'm so pleased you had a nice time, and were so comfortable here with us!! I am looking forward to seeing you and Jim again in the near future! Happy Holidays! Gayle
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Amazing view, kind staff, quiet, and close to a lot of antique stores. It's only a 30 minute drive to Salem with beautiful scenery on the way. Definitely would stay again, and would definitely recommend!
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Response from GayleM466, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel
Responded Oct 29, 2018
Thank you so much!! We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and had fun in Salem and the Cape Ann area. We hope to see you again !! Gayle
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We were very pleased with our stay at the motel. The room was very clean and well supplied. Essex is close to Salem and offers many things to see. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Made our first trip to MA very enjoyable!!
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Response from GayleM466, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel
Responded Oct 24, 2018
Thank you so much for your positive feedback on your stay with us! It was a pleasure having you and the family here and that your enjoyed your time in Essex and in Salem!
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Excellent views. Private deck. Bed was so comfortable. Definitely would stay again. For the money it was a huge surprise. The people were very nice also. Great accommodations and only 20 mins from salem.
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Response from GayleM466, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel
Responded Oct 23, 2018
Thank you David! We are so pleased your enjoyed your room and your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again! Gayle
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Cozy, comfortable, all that.
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Our room did but not sure if all the rooms do. Best to call and check.
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Hi Harley, thank you for your question. We do not have onsite laundry facilities but there is a laundromat in Ipswich which is only about a 10 minute drive from here.
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"The motel sits back off the road near the river. Very quiet toward the back."
"We were in the stand alone cottage which was perfect for us."
"Try to get a room in the Inn"
"We like Room 4, spacious and quiet."
"Views of the Essex River and boating. Outside seating is wonderful."
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PRICE RANGE
$120 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
essex river house hotel essex
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Essex River House Motel
LOCATION
United StatesMassachusettsCape AnnEssex
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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