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“lovely motel - very friendly” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vista Motel
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“lovely motel - very friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

had a very comfortable two night stay, the room had obviouslty been recently redecorated and updated all bar the shower/bath to a very tasteful and spotlessly clean standard. the rooms are a really good design with front and back doors, outside seating and very spacious. excellent outside lighting and security features for the car park.Great new breakfast room serving a really nice continental breakfast and lovely outdoor swimming pool ! the staff were extrememly friendly and very helpful, this is in a great location with lovely ocean view and is ideal for either gloucester or rockport, we will certainly use this motel again when around the boston area

Room Tip: worth paying extra for the fist floor balcony and car port rooms
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Rooms are reasonably priced, especially off season. The continental breakfast was first rate, the outdoor seating lovely. The pool was beautiful and well maintained, the rooms were extremely clean. The efficiency room with a view overlooking Good Harbor was lovely. Would recommend highly! We will be back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Just spent an end-of-summer holiday weekend at the Vista, Our family has for the past 5 years and we keep returning because it's clean, comfortable, and reasonably priced. And the view of good harbor beach and the salt marshes from our patio was breath-taking ! The staff is very accommodating and the motel is dog friendly. The breakfasts aren't anything special but very practical choices. The breakfast area was noticably refurbished, the pool small but clean. Parking's tight. All-in-all we'll keep returning and would recommend. Ken L.

Room Tip: Lower level studios with patio terrific if you have a dog.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Sykesville, Maryland
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Lovely continental breakfast, attentive staff, and large, clean rooms with a lovely view - all at a reasonable price. My elderly mom found the handicapped-accessible room especially comfortable. She sat on the patio and read, enjoying the ocean breezes and the view of the pool when we were off doing something a little too active for her (whale watching - and if you stay here, 7 Seas will give you $5 off). We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

The most positive attribute: The continental breakfast. It was well-stocked and kept that way with good coffee and a complimentary newspaper. One of the best free breakfast spreads of any motel I have experienced.

The most negative attribute: The television's default is locked at PG-14. They have HBO but you can't watch it unless it is rated as appropriate for a 14-year old. You can get a code at the office that will unlock that parental control but they don't volunteer it when you check-in. So if you fail to ask or if the office is closed when you want to watch television, you better like cartoons.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 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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Thank David6061
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

Stayed at the Vista this week and it was great! Awesome view of Good Haaaabah Beach and within walking distance of the grocery store and Charlie's place, a great restaurant. Breakfast is ok, just donuts and juice mostly. Friendly staff. My biggest beef would be the rooms to to be updated. Beds weren't the most comfortable, and the 70's-era wood paneling has gotta go!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Hopewell Junction, New York
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58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

When I booked our room here I thought we were just getting a nice motel by the ocean. We were pleasantly surprised as we walked into a slice of Americana. It was awesome to stay in a true vintage motel with wonderful, friendly, & personal service. The whole place was clean & well maintained from the rooms (spacious & comfortable), to the pool area (clean & pretty), to the office (reasonably priced souvenirs, binder of menus from area restaurants), to the grounds (fresh flowers & manicured lawn). Very pretty surroundings, awesome view of the ocean, & a clean beach to enjoy. I truly appreciate the owner's pride in keeping with the aesthetics of this motel & just the good old fashioned charm of everything about it. A breath of fresh air & color in a silver, grey, & beige world. Thank you Vista for a true vacation!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Thank Diane C
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Property: Vista Motel
Address: 22 Thatcher Rd, Scenic 127A, Gloucester, MA 01930-3196
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vista Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on a high knoll overlooking beautiful Good Harbor Beach, the Vista Motel is your Gloucester, Massachusetts getaway. We offer Standard, Deluxe and Efficiency rooms all with gorgeous ocean views, DirecTV with HBO, individual air conditioning, and mini fridge/microwave and coffeemaker. Additionally there is an outdoor heated swimming pool, 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. And, the Vista has the most friendly staff on Cape Ann! See for yourself and you, too, will become a Vista regular! ... more   less 
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Vista Hotel Gloucester
Vista Motel Gloucester, MA - Cape Ann

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