The Vista

The Vista

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4.5
#1 of 3 motels in Gloucester
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.7
Value
4.5
The Vista is a charming getaway situated on a high knoll that provides breathtaking views of the stunning Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, Massachusetts. We are an independently, family-owned property so booking directly with us not only ensures the best rates, but we can offer the best selection of room availability. Start your day off right with our complimentary continental breakfast, allowing you to fuel up before exploring the wonders of Cape Ann. If you're planning a day at the beach or a picnic, we offer ample ice for your cooler to keep your refreshments chilled. For relaxation and leisure, The Vista features a stunning outdoor pool with a view. Our heated pool allows you to take a refreshing dip while soaking in the scenic surroundings. From clean and comfortable accommodations to thoughtful amenities, The Vista is your home away from home. Experience the warmth of our hospitality – book toady for a memorable stay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Patio
Board games / puzzles
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
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Room features
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
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English

Location

22 Thatcher Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930-3196
Getting there
Car recommended
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Boston Logan International Airport
Portsmouth International Airport at Pease
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Sean A wrote a review Jul 4
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really can’t say enough good things about the Vista. Staff was lovely and accommodating. Breakfast every morning was simple and an easy way to start the day. The walk to the beach is easy; probably about 12 minutes. Great proximity to downtown Gloucester. Will likely stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Laura Dow, Owner at The Vista
Responded 1 week ago
Simply put, your review says it all! Thank you for taking time to review and for choosing The Vista. I hope we'll see you again. Best, Laura
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Lisa T wrote a review Jul 2020
Melrose, Massachusetts
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the Vista on a whim and couldn’t have been happier. The grounds were recently updated and are in pristine condition. The staff take great care in ensuring that the facility is spotless, regularly disinfected and that all guests are comfortable and feel safe as it relates to the post covid health & safety precautions taken with everything that they do.

The rooms are well appointed, the pool is both clean and heated and they are a 5 minute walk from Good Harbor beach. Parking passes are offered for guests who would prefer drive to the beach, however this is not necessary due to the location of the facility.

Our family will absolutely be returning and recommend this spot to anyone who is looking for a stay in Gloucester.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from , Owner at The Vista
Responded Jul 10, 2020
Thank you for taking time to review, I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and thrilled to hear you will be returning. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, Laura
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Pamela B wrote a review Jul 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I cannot day enough about this motel. This is our 4th time staying here and was pretty nervous on this trip since covid-19. Once again... we had the best time, felt completely safe and highly recommend to anyone looking to book a getaway.

Rooms are given to you clean, towels as needed for pool, hand sanitizer and napkins in bathrooms for extra cleaning if you need. Continental breakfast was lovely ...boiled eggs, toast, fruit, yogurt, apple and blueberry bread, coffee, juice - enough to start the day.

10 minute walk to the beach or you can park at good harbor for $30. We had to walk one day as parking was closed to residents only bit really not a hard walk (except coming back up the hill to motel... lol) but still was fine.

A stay at this hotel is a good time. Thank you for making us feel safe!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Laura Dow, Owner at The Vista
Responded Jul 23, 2020
Pamela I am so glad you had a happy stay! You really covered all the bases in your review, thank you so much for your time and thoughtfulness. Looking forward to your next visit. Stay safe, Laura
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Debbie D wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just spent a very pleasant weekend at The Vista...our first time visiting the area. It turned out to be the perfect spot for what we were looking for. The property is beautifully maintained and the rooms are spacious. We were in a Premier Deluxe 2nd story room with a fantastic view. An easy 10 minute walk to the beautiful Good Harbor beach if you decide to avoid parking (even with the $10 discount pass The Vista guests receive we opted to walk rather than drive). Our room was an efficiency model with kitchenette (sink and 2-burner stove top) which we didn't really need for this trip but good to know it is available. Because our decision to visit was spur of the moment we didn't have a lot of choice on available rooms but were very pleased with what we booked. Great balcony. We walked into Gloucester center (couple miles away) as we are avid walkers and were very happy with the proximity to the center with city sidewalks. Easy travel into Rockport from The Vista, too. The breakfast included with your room stay was ample and served from a take-out window with seating on a lovely patio. The pool area was really clean and very well appointed. Really appreciated the availability of ice to fill your cooler AND the offer to use their services even after you check-out: you can leave your car parked there, you can use the pool and you can go to the beach and come back and use their changing room to get ready for finalization of your stay...very generous offers for sure. The staff we encountered were all really friendly and helpful and the room was spotless. Plus, for being a fully booked venue we were surprised at how quiet it was. It is a very good bet that we would return to The Vista for another enjoyable vacation.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We think that the 2nd story rooms probably offered the most dramatic view. Just something to...
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Response from Laura Dow, Owner at The Vista
Responded Aug 5, 2021
Wow, Debbie, you hit all the marks, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an in-depth review. I'm thrilled that you found us and your stay was everything you wanted. Hope to see you again soon. Best, Laura
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Diana wrote a review Sep 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a very comfortable and relaxing stay at The Vista. The owners were welcoming, helpful, and friendly. They are taking COVID safety protocols seriously as were all businesses we visited. The room was clean and appointed with everything to make our stay comfortable. All rooms have a view of Good Harbor Beach, and we enjoyed relaxing on our balcony at the start and end of each day. The simple, healthy breakfast foods were perfect, and there was a patio for outdoor seating outside the take out window. The pool was clean and nice to swim in and there were deck loungers and chairs. The beach was a 10 minute walk and downtown was a quick drive. The Cape Ann area is beautiful—lots to do and great seafood!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from , Owner at The Vista
Responded Sep 12, 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We appreciate your thorough description and thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you'll be back. Best, Laura
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Victoria R wrote a review Jul 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Vista is the cleanest, cutest motel I've ever stayed at. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are just like they were in the 60's, I'm sure, and the view is wonderful. I could see from my room that it was low tide, which allowed my family the chance to run down to the beach and cross to the island you can access from Good Harbor Beach.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Response from Laura Dow, Owner at The Vista
Responded Jul 14, 2021
I love your alliteration - clean, cute and cozy - a great combination! We are a 60's-era motel and proud of it. I'm so glad you mentioned the view to Salt Island. It's great fun to go out at low tide and explore, just make sure you get back before the tide comes in! Hope to see you again at The Vista. Best, Laura
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DeeDeeRoberts wrote a review Jul 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Room was very comfortable and had an amazing view overlooking Good Harbor Beach. The pool is a marvel with very good beach chairs and a lot of big beach umbrellas to get some shade while the sun is strong. The hotel location also allows you to go the Good Harbor Beach walking from the hotel which is very convenient. The hotel owner was very helpful when I tried to change slightly my booking.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The rooms on the second floor in front of the pool are marvelous
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Response from Laura Dow, Owner at The Vista
Responded Jul 7, 2021
Thank you for taking time to write a review. I'm thrilled that you had an excellent stay. The pool is a very popular place this summer! Hope you can come back again. Best, Laura
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Donna G wrote a review Sep 2021
Atlanta, Georgia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Have stayed here multiple times. Great
Location; rooms are clean ; staff is friendly and attentive. We had some young kids pile rocks outside our room during the evening hours this trip and by morning the staff already had it cleared away so that we could enjoy our coffee on the patio with the spectacular view of Good Harbor Beach!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Laura Dow, Owner at The Vista
Responded Sep 11, 2021
I'm so happy you have enjoyed your visits and look forward to seeing you again. Best, Laura
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rubyred5 wrote a review Jun 2021
Montclair new Jersey
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was large and mostly comfortable. My only reservation was the hard bed with springs that dug into my back. The staff was ver friendly and helpful. The breakfast room was closed due to COVID, but we could pick up the food and eat in our room. It was very adequate. The views from our ground floor room were spectacular. Easy to get to location.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Laura Dow, Owner at The Vista
Responded Jun 4, 2021
Thank you for your review, I'm so sorry the bed was uncomfortable. We just had a delivery today to replace three mattresses. If you wouldn't mind letting me know by email what room you were in, we can address this issue. Thank you for staying with us and I hope that we'll see you again. Best, Laura
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Emily T wrote a review Sep 2020
Newton, Massachusetts
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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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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Caro F asked a question May 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Are there any laundry facilities available?
Answer from Gary S
2 contributions
Not they we are aware of. Never saw any signs indicating. However there is a laundramat up the street near a local restaurant called Charlies
Island88Island asked a question Apr 2020
Sand Lake, New York19 contributions28 helpful votes
Can u walk to good harbor beach?
Answer from The Vista
Gloucester, Massachusetts21 contributions7 helpful votes
Yes! There are two ways to walk to the beach each one under fifteen minutes. The walk to the public parking lot on the new sidewalk built a couple of years ago is only about ten minutes. You can walk to the beach one way and home from the beach another way making a really nice loop. Hope to see you! Be safe, breathe, smile! Best, Laura
Answer from The Vista
Gloucester, Massachusetts21 contributions7 helpful votes
We do have an outdoor area designated for smoking. Smoking is prohibited, however, on outside patios and balconies facing the ocean.
Answer from The Vista
Gloucester, Massachusetts21 contributions7 helpful votes
Hi! I believe Snuffelupagus had more than one owner present for his stay so he was never alone. But, I wanted to let everyone know that there is a new service available to visitors who bring pets. It's called Stay and if you call The Vista we can help put you in contact. Thanks for asking!
kristineknowlton asked a question Jan 2017
Gloucester, Massachusetts
r u open year round
Answer from Laura D
Gloucester, MA33 contributions55 helpful votes
Thank you for your interest in the Vista. I'm sorry I missed your question. I hope that better late than never is your motto, too! We now close for a portion of the year, November 1 until April 1. Hope you can visit. Best, Laura
judy e d wrote a tip Jul 18
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Instead of the pool take a short walk to Good Harbor Beach."
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Steven M wrote a tip Jul 15
Orlando, Florida6 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy the pool and a short walk to the beach."
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Laura D wrote a tip Jun 2024
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great location. Convenient to everything. Easy access to Gloucester center and Rockport."
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mary s wrote a tip Oct 2023
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking in the towns are by kiosk. Very easy to use. "
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Janet M wrote a tip Aug 2023
17 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Road out front can be busy; be careful coming out from the steep driveway."
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PRICE RANGE
$191 - $328 (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 Cape Ann Museum (1.2 miles), Fishermen's Memorial Monument (1.7 miles), and Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House (2.3 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 Duckworth's Gloucester, Roy Moore Lobster Co, and Passports Restaurant.
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 Rockport Art Association & Museum (2.8 miles), Sargent House Museum (1.4 miles), and Annisquam Village Church (3.2 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.
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