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“Shabby but perfect for a weekend getaway!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Ann Motor Inn
Ranked #4 of 17 Gloucester B&B and Inns
Clinton, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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“Shabby but perfect for a weekend getaway!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Small but extremely clean rooms with an ocean view. Not much insulation from noise but it is a perfect location for a long weekend or week stay on the beach. Just walk out of your room and your on a mile long white sandy beach and beautiful water. A view of the twin lighthouses, gorgeous sunrise and a talking parrot!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

We just returned from what will be our first of many (I hope) stays there on Long Beach. I read reviews ahead of time so was prepared. We asked for a kitchenette which proved helpful. Appliances were apartment size so plenty of room in the fridge. We took a fan (good idea!) and that w/the ceiling fan worked out pretty well. We took a cooler packed w/breakfast & lunch items so we could optimize our time on the beach. We enjoyed our dinners out. Highly recommend the Thomas Lannon Schooner sail and Cape Ann Whale Watch...both worth every moment and priced right. I agree with others..if you require more posh surroundings this may not be for you, but if you simply want a room right on the beach that will suit most needs this is the ticket. I would only ask for a queen size bed instead of full, but we managed.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kelley R
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Montréal
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

Ok first of all, let's make it clear, if you want to be in a clean hotel directly on the beach, this place cannot be beaten. This is almost incredible to be so close to the sand and the ocean. The location is 5* ... But once this is said, we have to add that this hotel is old and it is obvious in every aspect : blankets with holes, towels that are not soft anymore, feet of the bed that have digged holes in the carpets.Despite all this, the cleanliness is much better than acceptable and the room we spent 3 nights in smelt perfectly good. Ok one last very little thing, when I spend more than 170$ for a night, is it bad to expect toilet paper that is softer than just cigarette paper ? Just a detail but that really would make a huge difference in the overal confort ! As for the breakfast, if drinking a coffee and eating an industrial pastry is what you call a breakfast, you'll be happy, if not... Lobsta Land restaurant serves very great ones !!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Wakefield, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012

We Love This Place. This was our Third time here and we are Never Disappointed. It is Nothing Fancy But, It's located directly on the Beach and Every Room has a sliding screened door to the Deck Overlooking Beautiful and Quaint Long Beach with the The Twin Lighthouses off in the distance. Picture Perfect. We stayed in Room #9 this time around, Very Clean and Comfortable, right on the first floor. I love to go to sleep to the Sounds of the the Ocean, nothing is more Relaxing to me. The Sunrises and Sunsets are Amazing. The Staff are very Accommodating and Friendly. We prefer to stay here during off season because of pricing and Peace and Quiet. Come Check it out. If you Love the Ocean you will Love it Here. Great places to eat, around the area are; The Causeway Rest. {The Haddock Au gratin} is unbelievable. and {Captain Carlo"s Rest.} as well. Good Food and descent Pricing.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pittsfield
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

The owner and staff at Cape Ann Motor Inn could not have been more accommodating and pleasurable during our stay, which was during Hurricane Irene last year. They were wonderful to us. Our deep sea fishing trip was cancelled due to Irene, and we still had a great time. The Inn was very clean and the view extraordinary. We stayed in the Honeymoon Suite, which was wonderful, with beautiful pine paneling, large airy room, fireplace, jacuzzi tub, nicely equipped kitchen, with a clean, comfy king-sized bed. If you are looking for glitz and glamour then you need to go somewhere else, but if you are looking for friendly service, great view, clean rooms, and the ability to step out of your room and right on the beach then this is the best place to be!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
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32 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

All rooms open out towards the beach, so even with your door shut you can hear the undulating waves through the morning and look forward to a spectacular sunrise and easy walk-and-play. The hotel is old-school but clean and smells good. A talkative parrot lives in the lobby. We were there on the off-season for a base rate of $85 which was more than reasonable and a great value for the money. The beds are comfortable and soft, the light in the rooms beautiful, and you have everything you need in a very easy and scenic location! The motel souvenirs (mugs and totes) in the lobby have hand-drawn art and are a shaggy, lovable way to remember your Cape Ann experience!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank bluecowboyyoga
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Schenectady, New York
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

What a great view thru the sliding doors of your room,steps to the sea.
Affordable great location.Dog friendly.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank jonniequest
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Property: Cape Ann Motor Inn
Address: 33 Rockport Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930-1917
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #4 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Gloucester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 31
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