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Vista Motel
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Sarasota
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great find”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Thanks everybody for recommending the Vista Motel, we were delighted with our two nights there. We're a retired couple who like to find affordable, clean, well-run hotels in good locations, and the Vista Motel certainly fit in that category. The staff were helpful, breakfast on the patio was pleasant, and the view over the beach is great. We'd definitely stay there again while visiting the lovely Cape Ann area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Provo, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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 :)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Malone, New York
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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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Orchard Park, New York
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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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Rockaway, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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Chicopee, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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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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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