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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We needed a place to stay for our grandson's wedding. We stayed in Essex because it was located half way between our son's house and where the wedding was to take place. We were pleasantly surprised by how comfortable and clean the rooms were. Both had a large deck that looked out over the river. Had the weather been slightly... More 

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Portland, Connecticut
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location on the river with access for small boats. Several resturants nearby but only Dunkin Doughnuts(across the street) for breakfast food. We stayed in a corner room in a older style motel building. The room was clean and comfortable. Parking is right outside the rooms. WiFi is free but signal in our room was very weak. The room has... More 

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Thank robincauble
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room had a great view of Essex River. No coffee maker but did have fridge and microwave. (Dunkin Donuts across the street). Room was a good size and comfortable. Room had mini blinds on Windows which did not darken the room enough - outside lights very bright.

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Thank Ann C
Vernon, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed October 24, 2016

My mom and I have been traveling to Cape Ann for about 7 years, and now I have two rescue dogs that we try to bring with us. They have been traveling with me since the day I adopted them, and they are so well behaved and travel beautifully. We were excited to check out Essex since we normally stay... More 

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Reviewed October 6, 2016

My husband and I were visiting Salem Massachusetts for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Not only did we have a wonderful trip. This motel was very nice, clean and romantic. The view of the river and dock was located right there only steps away from the rooms. The parking lot was nicely lit and not at all over powering. All of... More 

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Thank DrUmMer G
Sandown, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviewed September 23, 2016

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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Thank luv2flyboat
Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed September 12, 2016

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
Reviewed September 7, 2016

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 

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Reviewed September 7, 2016 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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Reviewed September 7, 2016

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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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: $120 - $245 (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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“If you want coffe in your room in the morning,bring your own coffee maker”
 of 5 bubbles robincauble, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Bathroom in room#12 was a little small”
 of 5 bubbles 320drummerg, Oct 6, 2016 | Read review
“2nd Floor Inn Rooms have the best views, but hotel rooms are closer to the river”
 of 5 bubbles luv2flyboat, Sep 23, 2016 | Read review
“The cabin is not worth the price due to location.”
 of 5 bubbles mfran22, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“Try the motel's "Cottage" or the end room near the docks.”
 of 5 bubbles rudybelle, Aug 28, 2016 | Read review
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