My wife and I had a few days available to get away. we live about 5o miles from Jersey shore and we wanted to go someplace different. We had traveled through Massachusetts a few times but never stayed at the gloucester area. the trip took us approx 5 hours from NJ but when we got there and drove down Atlantic Ave we knew we found a place to revisit again. We made reservations online, and we were welcomed warmly by the front desk. our room was overlooking the ocean as well as the garden. beautiful room. beautiful views. We had a sea breeze for the 3 days we were there, and let me tell you, the sea breeze of Gloucester Mass, smells cleaner and crisper than the sea breezes of NJ, Delaware, Myrtle beach , Florida, or even the carribean. (other places where we have ventured). The free breakfast every morning was very good. along with cofee, juices and bagels , english muffins , fruit, , etc they always had an array of homemade goods such as coffee cake, blueberry muffins, raisin scones, etc.
We ventured into downtown gloucester and ate at vinny's bar one night. great clam chowder and lobster rol, and my wife had a whole lobster. we also ate lunch at capt carlos and a dinner at gloucester house. we had so much food left over from the gloucester house that we ate those leftovers in our room on the last night. downtown gloucester was undergoing some construction at this time, they were jack-hammering up the sewer manholes..looking like they were replacing them, but we managed to get around. visit the beauport historic house if you go. a historic house under continual upkeep, but it is magnificient. we enjoyed this as much as the mansion tours we did on newport Rhode island a few years ago. Some road signs are confusing when you try to compare it with the maps they give you. but my wife is a good navigator, and I am a good pilot so we muddled through it and found what we wanted to see.. Visit Rockport if you get a chance, for a bit of shopping and more nice views of the harbor area. for those of you who are more into the active scene, you can rent a bike, play golf, rent a kayak, or just walk through the area. a nice place to visit is the statue memorilizing the gloucester fishermen lost at sea and the statue honoring the women who were left behind. you may think you have seen it before, and if you saw the movie A Perfect Storm, that is where you saw it. that movie was shot in gloucester and it was about the gloucester fishermen.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bass Rocks Ocean Hotel Gloucester
- Bass Rocks Ocean Gloucester
- Bass Rocks Ocean Inn Gloucester, MA - Cape Ann