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“Love the deck with the view”
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Vista Motel
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Room was clean, beds were good. Loved the deck and the view! Great space for folks with dogs. Nice cont. breakfast. Stayed 2 nights would stay there again. Walked the dog around the ocean. Good Harbor beach is great for dogs! Have to take them after Sept 15th though :)

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Very clean room. Staff was super friendly. View from our room was great. Breakfast was sufficent. Location was a good base while touring the areas lighthouses and harbors. Over all a great stay. Would recomend anyone wanting a good place to stay while visiting the Glouster, Rockport area for business or pleasure/

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Stayed in the Vista because we saw the other great reviews and were they ever right. Our room was quite large and had a great view. Phyllis at the front desk deserves all the kudos for making this motel stand out. She directed us to dinner, whale watching and shopping in town. If our whale watch had not been cancelled we were planning on staying here another night. Phyllis actually called the whale watch boat when we were heading down there and found out that it was cancelled for us. If she had not done that we would have wasted quite some time. The breakfast was perfect. Relaxing, and just the right mix of muffins, fruit, yogurt and beverages. We will definitely be staying here again when we are back for the whale watch!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

I stayed here for 2 nites this past week. The motel is a little old but they keep it up wonderfully and is clean clean clean! There is a small continental breakfast in the am . When I returned home I found that I left a shoe in the room. I called and they had found it. They took my info and say they would send it. I offered to pay for the shipping but they said we do this free of Charge. Do I need to tell how I feel about their customer service?

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We found this purely by chance during 3 week New York-New England-Boston tour and what a good find. We were offered the standard ground level and delux 2nd floor with balcony. Looked at both and for two of us for two nights the standard room was perfect and the view was very nice. Delux room is huge but both were very good value for the price. The staff were fantasticly helpful and breakfast was one of the best of the inclusive ones we had offered.
I have seen some comments about outdated rooms which I can understand but I think give the impression they are worse than they actually are. We stayed in worse rooms in more modern hotels/motels for higher prices than this. Being able to sit outside on the veranda (patio) after being out all day and look at the sea/beach view was a real bonus. The rooms we well kept and clean, except when you looked behind the bedside cabinet, not something I normally do but I was chasing an insect.
Anyway a good find and we would be more than happy to use this motel again even for a longer stay if we are ever back in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

My wife and I visit rockport and Gloucester every year on our anniverary.We have tried different motels and this year we picked a dud on route 128 in Gloucester. The room had a bad odor and the fridge had mold in it and there was a loud nasty party two rooms down.The owner tried to make amends but i was too dissapointed.We called the Vista and the owner Laura told us to come over and she would help us.What an under statement.She gave us a terrific room and discounted it for us.What started out as a rainy dissapointing day turned out to be one of the absoloute best stays we have had.Big room, big tv, big bed,big impression.No more looking we found the best.Thank you for sharing the best with us and saving our anniversary Laura. allan &linda

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

My wife and I are mid fifties professionals. Our stay at Vista in a King Deluxe was great. Vista is a clean and nicely appointed family run motel. If you need "franchise modern" or a snobby Inn this is not your place. If you want a nice accomodations, a great view, good value and very friendly staff you will love it. This place is IDEAL for mature couples (30+). Not so great for children. The scrumptious breakfast over looking the ocean is perfect for engaging other travellers in friendly conversation. It is a good base for North Shore activities. We felt like we stepped back in time to a nicer era.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 #3 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
Price Range: $117 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 Motel Gloucester, MA - Cape Ann

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