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“A bit worn but served the purpose.”
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Cape Ann Motor Inn
Ranked #3 of 17 Gloucester B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 20, 2006

We stayed here for a "girls" weekend. There is a nice view of the ocean as their site describes. The beach is directly in front of the sliding glass window. We stayed in a room with a kitchenette. We cooked breakfast for ourselves one morning. It was well equipped but had no toaster (we used broiler) or coffeemaker, or pitcher. We realize they serve coffee in lobby but it would be nice to make your own. These appliances cost little today so we felt they should be included. I mention this because if you planned to stay for the summer you would want to bring your own. We also watched DVDs on my portable but you'll need an RF Converter, as there is only one output through coaxial. The room was clean. The bathroom was worn out but the shower was hot and full of pressure. There was a table to eat at. The rug was stained and it is of the indoor-outdoor type but we can imagine this allows for easy sand cleanup. The deck attached to the sliding glass door was not private as it is just a walkway, not balcony like.... except for the honeymoon suite. There was plenty of heat. The people at the front desk were very nice eager to give directions, recommendations for dinner and the like. There is a computer for high-speed internet use. There also is a small gift shop and a friendly parrot for entertainment. It served our purpose.

For those who are wondering where to eat our favorite restaurant and perhaps yours too, McT's is closed. We did eat at the Causeway, turn right immediately after the Fisherman and green bridge and it is on the left next to the liquor store. That is handy, as they don't serve alcohol. The food was good, reasonable, and service fast. We also enjoyed The Chowder House in Rockport. If you like silver and gems do go to shop in the many shops in this quaint village.

  • Stayed: March 2006, traveled on business
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Mechanicville, NY
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Reviewed August 25, 2005

My name is Donna Walbroehl and my family and I have planned our annual trip to the Cape Ann Motor Inn for decades. I began going with my sister and then we would take along our families and now we bring our grandchildren. It is a beautiful location on the ocean. You stay right on the beach. The staff is always courteous and accommodating. It has a very family feel. Anyone who finds fault with the Cape Ann Motor Inn would probably prefer a hotel away from the natural setting of the ocean and away from friendly staff. Me, I love it and will continue to cherish my family vacation memories at the Cape Ann Motor Inn.

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Essex, CT
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Reviewed August 15, 2005

I beg to differ with the people who have written negative reviews of the Cape Ann Motor Inn. No, it is not the Hilton with all the fancy furnishings, but it is clean and Brad Pierce, the owner, and his staff, especially Margaret, our housekeeper are wonderful friendly people. We have been going to CAMI for 12 years with our 3 children and our neigbors. We just came back from our annual getaway and had a great time. What you pay for is for the view and the convenience of being directly on the beach. You can't get any closer to the water than this place. How can you not enjoy yourself when you can either sit on the beach or on the deck relaxing with a good book, searching for starfish or crabs, making sandcastles or riding the big waves with your kids? There were 20 surfers in the water the first day we were there! You can take a ride to the local store(4 minutes) and bring back everything you need for a clambake on the beach - or if you don't want to drive, there is a great pizza place that delivers - delivery charge is $1.00!!! After dinner you can take a walk to the corner ice cream store. Every night you go to sleep with the slider open listening to the waves crashing on the beach. In the morning you awake to a beautiful sunrise over Thatcher Island and the sound of seagulls. Every morning around 7:30 freshly made donuts and muffins are delivered by a local bakery. There is always orange juice and fresh coffee and even a bird named "Bert" to greet you. My children and I were in the water within 20 feet of a seal who was just hanging out offshore. To see the look on their faces to be that close to a seal, or to show off how many crabs and starfish they have caught --- it's priceless. While I wish the charge for the kids, anyone over 5 is $15.00 was raised to perhaps anyone over 12, we feel that we love CAMI so much that we are willing to pay the extra money to make memories that will last a lifetime. Thanks Brad for making these memories happen!

  • Stayed: August 2005
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Orlando, FL
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Reviewed July 28, 2005

We stayed at the Cape Ann Motor Inn over July 4th weekend and had a blast. The staff was kind and courteous and our room was clean and ready upon our arrival. With breathtaking views and reasonable rates I would recommend checking in as soon as possible!

  • Stayed: July 2005
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MA
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Reviewed July 28, 2005

My husband and I stayed at the Cape Ann a couple of years ago and although the room wasn't 4 Stars . the view and the sound of the ocean so close was spectacular. It was one of the most peaceful and restful vacations we have ever had.. As I told my friends and co-workers when asked about our vacation .. the room may have been $100 but the view was worth a million ! We would go back in a heartbeat... ken and fran wharton

  • Stayed: April 2003
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Wilmington, NC
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Reviewed July 27, 2005

We had a wonderful summer vacation staying at the Cape Ann Motor Inn. People were extremely nice, service was great, breathtaking view, and we were right on the beach. We could even bring our family dog!! :) We have already booked our reservations for next year. I would highly reccomend this hotel for anyone looking for a great place to stay on the beaches of Cape Ann!

  • Stayed: June 2005
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Putney, Vermont
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Reviewed July 26, 2005

Our stay at the Cape Ann Motor Inn was delightful. We found our room very clean and comfortable, the staff friendly and accomodating, and the location and view superb. Well worth the reasonable price.

  • Stayed: July 2005
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Address: 33 Rockport Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930-1917
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
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Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #3 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Gloucester
Price Range: $110 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 31
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