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Vista Motel
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 6, 2013

This is a great motel and just what we needed for a one night stay in Gloucester. Although somewhat dated, it's very clean and well maintained. The light breakfast in the morning, microwave and refrige and the room and the beautiful views are additional benefits. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. This was my second time staying at the Vista and will be my first choice if I visit Gloucester again. I will surely recommend this motel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We booked the Vista Motel based on recommendations here. Overall very happy with our stay rooms are clean though mattress, pillows, and bathroom were dated. View was stunning and we enjoyed afternoons sitting on the porch and relaxing, the grounds are kept immaculate and it is obvious great care is taken in landscaping. Good Harbor Beach is only about a 1/4 mile down the road with sidewalks the entire way. Breakfast has the most delicious donuts and coffee. Downtown Gloucester is only a few miles away with lots of restaurants and fun things to explore. We would return to the Vista again.

Room Tip: We stayed in the King Deluxe on the 2nd floor at the end, great spot on the corner the view was awes...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

I was initially skeptical about all the good reviews because the photos showed a very ordinary looking motel. I wondered if I was being scammed, but made a reservation anyway.
The place really is a motel, but what the photos don't show is the immaculate landscaping, how clean everything is, how inviting the pool, how great the view is, and how helpful the staff is. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our three-day stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Just returned from a weekend trip to the Vista. What a great location and wonderful place to stay. The view from the property is beautiful. We were in a perfect spot to walk the beach and be close to town for the whale watch tour. The staff was very friendly and the breakfast each morning was a great start to our day.
I look forward to my next stay!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank scubadonna
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Awesome view over the salt marshes and Good Harbour Beach from the balcony of your room.
Great location just 10 minutes easy walk to the beach ( with no bugs).
Close to Gloucester, Rockport and easy access to other towns on Cape Ann.
Short walk to a large supermarket.
Well stocked efficiency unit.
Very clean with good maid service.
Very friendly and helpful staff
Hard to beat !

Room Tip: Rooms non 46-48 have the best views in my opinion.
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

just got back from spending four days at the vista with my friend. this place is great because it is obvious the owners really care that their guests have all they need to have a great time. rooms are spotless...all the help is very pleasant and the price is reasonable. i booked late and got the last room. it was lovely and. the balconey looked out to Good Harbor Beach accross the street. i will definately stay there again.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Very comfortable older hotel that is nicely located, clean and quiet. Being able to bring our dogs is a huge plus. The pool was refreshing and the complimentary breakfast offered a variety of breakfast items.

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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 Hotel Gloucester
Vista Motel Gloucester, MA - Cape Ann

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