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Blue Shutters Beachside Inn

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1 Nautilus Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930-3202
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#2 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Gloucester
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.6
Value
4.3
Steps from Good Harbor Beach (#1 Beach in New England 2012). Minutes to downtown Gloucester (America's Oldest Fishing Port) and Rockport. Close to Cape Ann's 20+ restaurants and dozens of shops and galleries, as well as the Rocky Neck Art Colony (America's oldest and continuous operating art colony). Just 55 minutes by car or commuter rail to Boston and less than 2 hours drive from other New England destinations. We're one of the most popular spots on "the island you can drive to" (our section of Gloucester is separated from the Massachusetts mainland by the Annisquam River).
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Steven A wrote a review Jul 2022
Peabody, Massachusetts518 contributions108 helpful votes
My wife and I have stayed here multiple times. The staff is so welcoming; the rooms are lovely and the location across from the magnificent Good Harbor Beach is amazing. Owners Tony and Ed are so gracious -- we consider our stay so terrific. If you want a lovely experience, you definitely should consider staying here.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Passport45088881473 wrote a review Oct 2021
Jeffersonville, Vermont3 contributions
We have been coming back to Blue Shutters for 7 years, sometimes 2 or 3 times a year. Owners have done a great job carving a variety of accommodations out of a wonky, historic building. Prices are more than reasonable given that you are steps away from a magnificent beach (and don't have to pay $30 to park). Gloucester has much to do and see (plus great seafood!), Rockport & Ipswich a short drive away, and Salem, just a 1/2 hour. Owners are so friendly and actually take time to know their guests. We have found our home away from home...
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Lee L wrote a review Aug 2021
Apollo Beach, Florida40 contributions10 helpful votes
Great location, but shabby interior. Bathrooms are small, linoleum covered, airless spaces with no air conditioning. Some rooms must share. No breakfast and little service. It feels like your great- grandmother’s beach cottage without the nostalgia. Worn, mismatched furniture without charm. Good location for the beach. Surprisingly high room rates.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lisa J wrote a review Sep 2019
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The owners were super friendly the place was superb! The view was breathtaking We went to celebrate a birthday and had a blast Would highly recommend this place and we hope to return soon Recommendations for nearby restaurants and things to do were also wonderful
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nancy B wrote a review Aug 2019
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Never thought I would enjoy staying at a bed & breakfast. I'm a "hotel kind of person". Got invited by a friend. I was pleasantly surprised. I didnt want to leave. Ed, an owner was so welcoming. I'm definately going back.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Howard S wrote a review Aug 2019
Newton, Massachusetts, United States5 contributions
I've been both a guest and visitor to Blue Shutters. You won't find more pleasant hosts with deep knowledge of the area, comfortable rooms, and you can almost fall out of your room onto Good Harbor beach. What more could you want?
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Ronald wrote a review Jul 2019
New Haven, Connecticut15 contributions3 helpful votes
Nice and quaint little place (12 rooms). It was very clean wonderful views of the beach from my Room. The owners Tony and Ed were really nice. I would absolutely come back and I would also recommend it.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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T-Aves wrote a review Jul 2019
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We've stayed at Blue Shutters several times, once in a regular style room and a couple times in a suite with a small galley kitchen. The kitchen was VERY helpful to have for longer stays. The folks that own/run Blue Shutters could not be nicer. The facility itself could use some updating, but mainly of a cosmetic nature. The location is outstanding as you can easily walk to Good Harbor beach. The view from the Inn is spectacular!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Dropthepuck65 wrote a review May 2019
Hinsdale, Massachusetts61 contributions8 helpful votes
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Our stay at the Blue Shutters was wonderful. Ideal location Great hosts who make you feel like family,incredible views just a perfect spot to relax.Located close to every thing,plenty of things to do in the area.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Paul G wrote a review Apr 2019
San Fernando, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
Unfortunately, our visit to Gloucester and Blue Shutters was due to our mother/grandmother’s passing. Our family gathered there to celebrate her life. Our hosts couldn’t have been more welcoming, warm and gracious. Thank you Ed, AnneMarie, Tony and Patty for providing a welcoming space for all of us! The place is lovely and the location is perfect for relaxing and enjoying one of the best beaches in the country! Best wishes from the Greengross/Levine family.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Shutters Beachside Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Shutters Beachside Inn?
Nearby attractions include Shalin Liu Performance Center (2.9 miles), Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House (2.2 miles), and Cape Ann Museum (1.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Shutters Beachside Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Shutters Beachside Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Shutters Beachside Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Shutters Beachside Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Shutters Beachside Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Roy Moore Lobster Co, Sugar Magnolias, and Helmut's Strudel.
Are there any historical sites close to Blue Shutters Beachside Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sargent House Museum (1.5 miles) and Annisquam Village Church (3.4 miles).
Does Blue Shutters Beachside Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.