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22 Thatcher Rd Scenic 127A, Gloucester, MA 01930-3196
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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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
Free internet
Public wifi
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
Fax / photocopying
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
Great View
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59Somewhat walkable
Grade: 59 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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We first stayed at the Vista in the early 90's, then rediscovered it a few years ago. The rooms are clean and all have a view of the ocean. We had an efficiency unit this year that had everything we needed to make our own meals. The included breakfast was a fine start for the day. We will definitely stay at the Vista whenever we are in the Gloucester area.
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What a lovely place to stay. Great staff, terrific view, and, all of our needs met, from a nice breakfast, to homemade brownies in the afternoon. Lots of hospitable touches !! I would definitely make this my destination if traveling in the area.
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Response from Laura D, Owner at The Vista
Responded Nov 7, 2019
Thank you, Bill, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking time to review, I do hope we'll see you again. Best, Laura
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Not sure how beds are in all rooms but we had one soft and one hard bed which was perfect for us. There was a lot of space in each room. The staff is very friendly. The room was spotless. Breakfast had local breads.
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I have been staying at the Vista for over 20 years. The owner Laura Dow and her wonderfully chosen staff are all kind and warm and always make my stay there feel cozy and comfortable and relaxed. I wrote much of a book in these rooms. The rooms are always clean. The staff is courteous and go out of their way to provide what I need. The view from one of the upstairs efficiencies is exquisite, Good Harbor Beach and the horizon in the distance. I would highly recommend the Vista to anyone!
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Response from Laura D, Owner at The Vista
Responded Oct 19, 2019
Thank you Robin, it is always so nice to have you as a guest. It is really wonderful to know that you found peace and quiet and inspiration during your visits. Looking forward to the next time. Best, Laura
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The Vista is an "old school" family run motel. That brings with it bot pros and cons.... I feel they are mostly PROs. While the property isn't new and in some ways rather dated, it is friendly, clean, and very accommodating. The people go out of their way to be friendly and helpful. The only minor negative was that the breakfast area is too small for a busy time, but everything was good, and easy to get "to go". We had a great time on our return visit to the Vista.
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Response from Laura D, Owner at The Vista
Responded Oct 15, 2019
Thank you for reviewing and for choosing The Vista, we are most grateful. I have great news - our breakfast patio is going to be renovated! As soon as we close for the season we will begin demolition and a brand new patio will be built. The renovations will include a new door to the breakfast room and, although the room won't be enlarged, it will have fewer seats since there will be added seating outside which will be covered and more usable in all types of weather. We are very excited about this new project. I hope you will be back to check it out. Best, Laura
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$128 - $278 (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 Lee's.
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.