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22 Thatcher Rd Scenic 127A, Gloucester, MA 01930-3196
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 7 hotels in Gloucester
Travelers' Choice
Located on a high knoll overlooking beautiful Good Harbor Beach, the Vista Motel is your Gloucester, Massachusetts getaway. We offer Standard, Deluxe and Premium rooms all with gorgeous ocean views. Additionally each room has DirecTV with HBO, individual air conditioning, mini fridge, microwave and coffeemaker, free WiFi along with free local and long-distance phone calls. Also complimentary is a lovely continental breakfast, ice for you cooler and the USA Today. A gorgeous pool with a view, outdoor and heated, completes the picture. And, the Vista has the most friendly staff on Cape Ann! See for yourself and you, too, will become a Vista regular!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Taxi service
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Harbor View
Languages Spoken


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58Somewhat walkable
Grade: 58 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
527Reviews11Q+A100Room tips
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Maps291279 wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions
We had a wonderful stay last week. Sept. 29 & 30. Great accommodations, wonderful views and staff. We will be back. Sunrise & sun set photos from our room. Enjoyed location, continental breakfast, really enjoyable stay
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Ken G wrote a review Sep 2020
6 contributions
What you want when you are going to stop in a new destination. A fabulous view, good breakfast, clean room, and most welcoming is a warm greeting from Laura. She is available when you need anything for you stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from , Owner at The Vista
Responded Sep 29, 2020
Thank you, you are very kind and I truly appreciate it. Looking forward to your next visit. Best, Laura
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Emily T wrote a review Sep 2020
Newton, Massachusetts28 contributions52 helpful votes
A few friends and I spent the weekend here during the COVID-19 pandemic, and couldn't have been more pleased with our stay. This is a motel, but don't let the accommodation-type fool you — our stay was top notch, and the service was better than at most hotels I've stayed at! Our room was clean and comfortable, and the grounds were immaculately kept. The breakfast was surprisingly good and served safely. The blueberry bread was yummy, and the hard boiled eggs were cooked perfectly (this never happens at hotel breakfasts — haha!). The service was fantastic — staff was friendly and helpful, and truly went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. I'd definitely stay here again and will certainly recommend The Vista to others!
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Date of stay: September 2020
6 Helpful votes
Response from , Owner at The Vista
Responded Sep 29, 2020
I am so happy to know that we made you feel safe and comfortable and thrilled that you'd stay again and recommend us. Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. Best, Laura
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Cheryl Mavrikos wrote a review Sep 2020
3 contributions
We discovered The Vista this year during the difficulties of getting away during the summer of Covid-19. Not only was The Vista safe and secure and spotlessly clean in every respect, but the staff are beyond accommodating, every room clean and quiet and with a spectacular view, great breakfasts and heated pool and overlooking all of Good Harbor. Great location, owner Laura is warm and helpful and considerate in every way. We stayed four times this summer, in July and August, just by ourselves twice and bringing family members with us twice, and loved every moment. Can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: Every room is great. Three different buildings provide various amenities but you can't go...
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Response from , Owner at The Vista
Responded Sep 17, 2020
Thank you, thank you! It was such a pleasure to have you and for so many visits! I am so glad you have found your happy place here and look forward to you return. Best, Laura
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Megan H wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution
My boyfriend and I had room 5, with a full ocean view. Room was impeccably clean and offered many lovely touches. We were beautifully greeted by Yvonne ... that woman is really good at her job! She brought such fresh energy to welcoming us and explaining everything, including amenities and Covid protocols. The pool was a plus, as was the complimentary breakfast. Normally, I don't go for these ... they consist too often of sugary foods, when I really just want something healthy. The Vista has a wonderfully winning formula: hard-boiled eggs, fresh fruit, the best herbal tea I've had in a long while (or coffee if you prefer) ... and, for that touch of indulgence, blueberry bread. On the whole, The Vista harkens back to an earlier era ... the '70s maybe, but is the cleanest, most creatively and thoughtfully managed and maintained motel I've ever stayed at. Plus it's got a great location, the ocean views are better than the pictures lead you to believe ... completely removed from the hub-bub of Gloucester, but so easy to get there when you want to. Overall incredible value for the money.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Response from , Owner at The Vista
Responded Sep 15, 2020
What a lovely review, thank you! I'm so glad you mentioned Yvonne, she is a gem and very, very good at welcoming each an every guest, we are so lucky to have her. I am thrilled you enjoyed breakfast. It has been a challenge this year to create an alternative to a buffet. I really appreciate your compliments, this year they mean so much. Please do stay with us again. Best, Laura
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$143 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Vista
Which popular attractions are close to The Vista?
Nearby attractions include Good Harbor Beach (0.7 miles), Long Beach (0.10 miles), and Ten Pound Lighthouse (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Vista?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Vista?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Vista?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Vista?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Vista?
Conveniently located restaurants include Charlie's Place, Zeke's Place, and Steve Connolly.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Vista?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Vista?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sargent House Museum (1.4 miles) and Annisquam Village Church (3.1 miles).
Does The Vista have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.