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Cape Ann Motor Inn

33 Rockport Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930-1917
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 05/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Gloucester
The Cape Ann Motor Inn is located directly on Long Beach. Located in Gloucester MA its just 30 miles northeast of Boston. All kitchenettes and guest rooms overlook the ocean, with a beautiful view of Thacher Island and its twin lighthouses. We border the town of Rockport. We are open year round and are dog friendly!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
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Room features
Private beach
Interconnected rooms available
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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capeannfoodietours wrote a review Dec 2020
Gloucester, Massachusetts22 contributions2 helpful votes
I still can't believe how wonderfully we were treated during our two night stay at Cape Ann Motor Inn! Since I was the bride, I was allowed to check in early. The owner's wife had decorated my room - there were flowers and champagne! My make-up woman showed up as did several friends. One friend even appeared dressed like a butler to offer me a ride in her antique car to the Maritime Center - we were having our ceremony on the Schooner Ardelle. As we left, guests and beach patrons cheered and applauded. It was the perfect way to start my memorable day! Although we reside in Gloucester (right on the harbor actually) due to COVID we wanted to stay close by. At the Cape Ann Motor Inn, it's a whole other world. Starting with listening to the waves and looking at a beautiful beach! So romantic! We're big walkers/swimmers so it was the perfect spot (not as crowded as many other local beaches.) Our room was just perfect and we had everything we needed (like a fridge for all our champagne! We plan to celebrate each anniversary here! Thank you to all who were so friendly/helpful/and generous. My heart is full.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: I like an end room like we had.
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dayzee22 wrote a review Sep 2020
Massachusetts15 contributions1 helpful vote
The reviews I read were not promising.Noise,dingy rooms etc. I was hoping for the best.My experience included a clean room with a comfortable bed.A front row seat to watch the waves from my room.Beautiful walking beach.Staff were pleasant. I was fortunate to have a wonderful time at the Cape Ann Motor Inn.Covid attentive.Hope I have the opportunity to return.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Loran Caputo, General Manager at Cape Ann Motor Inn
Responded Sep 13, 2020
Dayzee22, We at Cape Ann Motor Inn appreciate your high rating and are delighted you had enjoyed your stay. It is wonderful to hear you found your room accommodating and you enjoyed the beautiful views. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back!
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Dar P wrote a review Aug 2020
Lynn, Massachusetts, United States21 contributions9 helpful votes
I would give the view and the beach a 10 but not the hotel. Our room was old and dingy. They use direct TV and the tv kept going out. There is free wifi but when you were finally able to connect, it was so slow it was unusable. There were four of us in the room yet they only kept giving us two bath towels. When I sent my nephews down to get towels, they said the woman at the desk was rude and said they would bring towels up when we left our dirty towels out. They did and again, two towels for 4 people. We were supposed to get a continental breakfast included but due to covid, no continental breakfast. They could have at least had packaged muffins or something. We all loved the location and the beach and I really wanted to love this place but unfortunately, I did not.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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leafpeeper98 wrote a review Jul 2020
Salem, Massachusetts2024 contributions406 helpful votes
We really wanted to like this motel because of the location, we live a few towns away and we had hoped this would be our permanent beach rental. Pros: Location right on a very crowded beach. Parking included. Great ice cream drive in right up the street. Friendly staff. Cons: People are constantly walking across your balcony, so don't get frisky or change your clothes, rooms are kinda dinghy and old, ice costs a quarter so remember to bring change with you (I have never ever had to pay for ice in my entire 25 year career in hotels and travel), but the kickers is that the hotel has 10 lounge chairs available for guests "first come, first serve basis" which is fine EXCEPT they allow guests to tie the lounge chairs up in their sun tents at night and hog them 24/7 for their entire visit. I really did not want to fight with other guests for the right to use the beach loungers, so we just left. Bring your own chairs if you want a place to sit, also bring beach towels as there are none at the motel. Also the hotel beach is shared with the private beach of the adjacent neighborhood.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: all rooms have ocean views
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3 Helpful votes
Response from Loran Caputo, General Manager at Cape Ann Motor Inn
Responded Sep 13, 2020
Leafpeeper98, We are sorry to hear your stay was not the great experience you expected and we had hoped to provide. We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences you experienced and that we fell short. Your feedback is valued and we will be sure to review it. We encourage you to reach out to us directly at loran@capeannmotorinn.com to further discuss your experience.
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Jeannie H wrote a review Jul 2020
East Boston, MA18 contributions4 helpful votes
Located right on Long Beach Perfect spot for a getaway Rooms are clean, well stocked with towels, soaps, shampoo, flat screen tv, mini frig and are oceanfront The Inn has taken the necessary COVID precautions and then some ! Welcome bag includes antibacterial lotion ( impressive) and a welcome note of their commitment to a safe stay The hotel manager Loran Caputo is a wealth of knowledge for where to eat and where to go on Cape Ann We look forward to a return trip
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Loran Caputo, General Manager at Cape Ann Motor Inn
Responded Sep 13, 2020
142jeannieh, We at Cape Ann Motor Inn appreciate your 5-star review and are glad you had a comfortable and accommodating stay. I truly appreciate you acknowledging the COVID precautions we have taken to hope that everyone feels safe and comfortable. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed the ocean view from your room. Thank you also for your kind words about our staff. They take great pride in exceeding our guests' expectations and we will be sure to share your comments with them. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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$141 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cape Ann Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Cape Ann Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Shalin Liu Performance Center (2.2 miles), Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House (3.2 miles), and Cape Ann Museum (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cape Ann Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Cape Ann Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cape Ann Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cape Ann Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cape Ann Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Duckworth's Bistrot, Roy Moore Lobster Co, and Sugar Magnolias.
Are pets allowed at Cape Ann Motor Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Cape Ann Motor Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sargent House Museum (2.5 miles) and Annisquam Village Church (3.5 miles).
Does Cape Ann Motor Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Cape Ann Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.