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22 Thatcher Rd Scenic 127A, Gloucester, MA 01930-3196
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Updated 05/12/22

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#2 of 7 hotels in Gloucester
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.7
Value
4.5
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)
Pool
Free breakfast
Fishing
Walking tours
Kids stay free
Taxi service
Parking
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
Board games / puzzles
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
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Grade: 58 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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bdtravelers wrote a review Sep 2022
Saratoga Springs, New York56 contributions25 helpful votes
The staff is wonderful. This is not a 5 star motel and it does not claim to be. It is the best 3 star motel I have ever stayed in. We were disappointed that the heated pool was closed, but Mother Nature once again seemed to be in charge. The grounds are very well maintained. Breakfast served us well. They value their guests.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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mike d wrote a review Sep 2022
Brooklyn, New York2 contributions1 helpful vote
We really enjoyed our family vacation to The Vista. The kids loved the pool. The breakfast is simple but tasty and the covered patio is a great place to enjoy your meal. Beach access is a walk but we didn't have any issues even with two school-age kids in tow. Lastly the staff is amazing! The team at The Vista is welcoming, friendly and takes the time to answer any questions you might have. Thank you!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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CollegeProf358 wrote a review Aug 2022
Potsdam, New York3 contributions
We stayed for a week in early August 2022 and had a great visit. The staff is exceptionally helpful and friendly. The rooms are large, clean, and well equipped. The pool and grounds are extremely well kept and attractive. Good Harbor Beach is a favorite of ours and the walk is only about 10 - 15 minutes.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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KD76 wrote a review Aug 2022
Ireland27 contributions58 helpful votes
A lovely place in a great location. Very welcoming and everything you need provided. The pool area is great and the rooms are perfect for families. Close to a laundrette and lots of great restaurants in the local area. Would recommend and would return.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Ladycissy wrote a review Jul 2022
Cambridge, MA212 contributions126 helpful votes
Pro: Room was clean. We had 2 beds, a mini fridge, and a microwave. The pool is perfect. The staff are accommodating and friendly. There is plenty of ice. There is everything you need in the bathroom to take a shower. Con: the beach is not a close walk. The a/c turns off and on all night and is annoying because it's noisy. There is nothing for breakfast if you are on a low-fat diet except a piece of fruit. The coffee isn't drinkable. The coffee pot makes only 4 cups. Bring your own along with coffee if you are a true coffee lover. We really like this place and would go back.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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texasboy57 wrote a review Jul 2022
Kerrville, Texas55 contributions13 helpful votes
I have mixed feelings giving out 5 Stars to The Vista. It means others will see it. And I will have to book my return earlier than planned. The Vista is unpretenious. It offers comfort,the best location, and ant accomodating staff that will help you in whatever you request of them. You feel welcome the minute you arrive and you leave thinking of what dates you want for next year's summer reservation.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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DriveAllNight wrote a review Jul 2022
New City, New York236 contributions68 helpful votes
Staff here couldn’t be nicer. About a 12 minute walk to the beach. Nice location - up on a hill. Incredibly Covid compliant. Good breakfast. You can order hard boiled eggs, blueberry and/or banana bread, yogurt, fruit, juice and coffee is always available. Clean. Can see beautiful sunsets from upstairs. Only complaint was the loud air conditioner which cycled on and off all night.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for an upstairs room with balcony.
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mwood_massed wrote a review Jul 2022
Milford, Massachusetts9 contributions1 helpful vote
Loved this place! Clearly, the owner and staff are 100% customer oriented. I say this because the place was spotless, from the spacious room to the pool and the beautiful grounds. In addition, there were little tips to make things easy, such as a sign on the AC for where to find the remote, many safety posters at the pool, and directions to open the pool gate. We really appreciated being able to check in early as our room was ready. The feature I appreciated the most was being able to leave the car on site after checkout, allowing us to use the beach without a reservation and to dip in the pool and get changed before the ride home. Don't miss this gem if visiting the area!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Ken S wrote a review Jul 2022
Cambridge, Massachusetts6 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent a weekend at The Vista this July and couldn't be happier. It's an ideal location--a short walk to Good Harbor Beach--with splendid views, ample parking, and a staff that treats you like family.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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LAWatercolor wrote a review Jun 2022
Portland, Maine50 contributions44 helpful votes
My niece and I do an annual girlfriend getaway and this year's stay at The Vista may have been the best one yet. The facility is immaculate--I dropped the cap of my toothpaste tube and it rolled under the sink area. I used my phone's flashlight to retrieve it and it was even spotless underneath the sink. Having a breakfast available was a great bonus. Laura and her crew were unfailingly helpful and generous with local knowledge. Local's tip: if you're there on a Tuesday night, go for the lobster rolls at Surfside Subs & Pizza--$14 for the best I've ever had and I'm from MAINE!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Rooms on the upper level have the best view--worth a few stairs!
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Response from Laura Dow, Owner at The Vista
Responded Jul 6, 2022
Thank you for your review, I'm so glad you and your niece enjoyed your visit. Great shout out to Surfside as well, Tuesday Lobster Rolls are special. Hope to see you back in Gloucester! Best, Laura
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PRICE RANGE
$191 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
vista hotel gloucester, vista motel gloucester
LOCATION
United StatesMassachusettsCape AnnGloucester
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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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.
Is The Vista accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.