This is our 3rd time in Gloucester and our 1st time in staying at the Blue Shutters. We loved the place with its friendly home-style feel and close to the beach locality. From the great view in our 2nd floor room to the close proximity of restaurants, shopping and beach all within walking distance, we can't say enough good about this place. Our happy experience begins with meeting our host, Ed, who recommended many dinner places and even called ahead for us letting them know we were to arrive. We stayed 3 nights and every night was enjoyable and far exceeded our expectations. Last day the weather was nice enough to wake up and take a walk during sun rise, it was lovely and so memorable. Ed was helpful in giving us advise for whatever we wanted to do or go to in Gloucester. Enjoyed friendly conversations with the people we met there. Meal at AM was basic. The view is unsurpassed. We stayed in the Nautilus room and was very comfortable and quaint. Had all that we needed. Will come again and again and again! Thanks for a very special vacation, one we will never forget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Steps from Good Harbor Beach (#1 Beach in New England 2012). Minutes to downtown Gloucester (America's Oldest Fishing Port) and Rockport. Close to Cape Ann's 20+ restaurants and dozens of shops and galleries, as well as the Rocky Neck Art Colony (America's oldest and continuous operating art colony). Just 55 minutes by car or commuter rail to Boston and less than 2 hours drive from other New England destinations. We're one of the most popular spots on "the island you can drive to" (our section of Gloucester is separated from the Massachusetts mainland by the Annisquam River). ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blue Shutters Beachside Hotel Gloucester
- Blue Shutters Beachside Inn Gloucester, MA - Cape Ann