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Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Lawton, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Classic New England”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Very nice hotel on the Atlantic Ocean (Cape Ann). We stayed in late Sept.
Pros: Nice large rooms with very comfortable beds, great views from every room of the ocean, plenty of parking, out of the busy areas of town, nice staff, I would say one of the best choices to stay in the area.
Cons: Breakfast could be a bit better. They had coffee, OJ, and assortment of blueberry muffins, fruit and cheese. But for the cost of the room they could provide a bit better breakfast. One thing that I did not like was the balcony that over looked the ocean. Great view but zero privacy. They did not have any dividers or walls up to separate each room – just one large balcony. Pricy – but I guess you get what you pay for…

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lawton, Michigan
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Love this Inn will come back to stay again wonderful and helpful staff comfy beds and awesome view of ocean! Close to everything, Charlie's is right down the road if you want great fish and chips or a lobster roll the housekeeping staff was very nice and room was very clean. If you want to go to Salem this Inn is close by so its a short trip and a five min drive to Rockport.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Danville, Illinois
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

I can't believe I forgot to review Bass Rocks after my stay there. It was amazing.

I stayed in one of the suites in the main house of the hotel and it was beautiful. There was a small kitchenette as you came in the door, a sitting room, and a bedroom area (all in one large space) with a gas fireplace. The windows looked out over the ocean and at night I opened all of the windows and let the wonderful sea air blow in. The bathroom has a nice deep tub, but the space was definitely small. The furniture was all very comfy - especially the bed. There were luxurious feeling linens on the bed and a lot of pillows.

I loved that they had bikes out back for the guests to use. I was only there one night, but I would love to go back.

Room Tip: Suite 501 has a fireplace, a great view of the ocean, and is at the back of the main house.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Spent 3 relaxing days at Bass Rocks Ocean Inn. The room was very clean and spacious. The bathroom was small but clean and had all the necessary toiletries. The best thing about the room was the great view of the Atlantic Ocean - even better if you get up to catch the sunrise!

We really enjoyed the complimentary breakfast at the Stacey House which included hard boiled eggs, cheese, yogurt, bagels, muffins, scones, cereal, oatmeal, bananas, apples and oranges. Also, plenty of free Starbucks coffee and Tazo teas!
Definitely take a stroll on the paved path along the shore - it's only about a 15/20 minute walk to Good Harbor Beach.

My 'downtown' Gloucester dining recommendations:
- Lunch: Sugar Magnolias
- Dinner: Jalopenos (mexican), Azorean (portugese)

Favorite day trips:
- Ipswitch: Crane Estate/Crane Beach; try lobster rolls at Ipswitch Clambake.
- Salem: enjoyed Maritime Historic Site and Essex/Peabody museum.
- Rockport: get cooked lobsters at Roy Moore Lobster Co.
- Gloucester: stroll along Stacy Esplanade to see Fisherman's Memorial; also stroll down Main Street for great ding and shopping.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2013

If you want to stay in a nice inn with an up close view of the Atlantic Ocean, it is hard to surpass this place. Although we stayed only the one night, it was well worth the short detour. Rooms are spacious and bright. Would return anytime.

Room Tip: all rooms are great
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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County Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Lovely rooms and views especially and very comfortable bed.
The staff were helpful and sorted out the problems we had quickly.
There is a nice DVD library too which is handy.
Bathrooms as small but nice toiletries and immaculately clean.
The breakfast was OK but only OK. At the price I would expect something better than the canned fruit, paper plates and plastic cutlery.
Nice to have the bicycles there but you can only use them for an hour or so and there is no provision for using them to cycle to town which is a bit of a shame I thought but overall a lovely place to stay and I would go back for sure.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2013

First of all, I spend about 120 days a year in hotels, so with that as a preface...this place is great. very quiet, great big beds, every room with a fantastic view of the ocean and a balcony. Free starbucks coffee, free DVD's, free books, free breakfast, late check out time. Can be a little noisy from rooms beside and above, but I bring earplugs, so it never bothers me. Only about a 5 minute drive (and a beautiful one) to restaurants and shops. Book with confidence.

Room Tip: Second floor is probably best.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks
Address: 107 Atlantic Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930-4398
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks 4*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The premier oceanfront hotel and historic inn, Bass Rocks Ocean Inn was built on the rocky coastline of Cape Ann, home to America's Oldest Seaport. Beautifully restored Stacy House (1899) suites with pillow-top beds, flat panel t.V.'S, and Jacuzzi tubs. Individual suites offer gas fireplace, separate sitting and sleeping rooms or wrap-around view. Modern Oceanfront House and Seaside House open onto patios or balconies with sweeping views across the lawn and out to sea ... more   less 
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