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Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Just love this place! Perfect!”
Reviewed February 28, 2010

We been at the Bass Rock three times on the last three years, and we have only good things to say about the place. We stayed at the main house (stacy house) and requested the same room everytime, number 502 is our house in Gloucester, it have a bedroom and a living room with a little kitchen, they even have dishes and silverware, two flat screens tvs and dvds players, they offer free rental movies. If next summer that room is booked for the dates we planning to travel we sure will change our date. The smell of fresh baked cookies in the lobby on the afternoon is just irresistible, and the cookies and tea are complimentary. Even if you do not stay in the Stacy house all the rooms have a great view and me and hubby enjoying going up to the roofing where they have benchs to sit. It's magical to hear the waves during the night, a very romantic feeling. The Bass is our lovely getaway, for some quality time with each other. The breakfast is very good and have everything is necessary to start well your day, coffee,milk, juice, cereal, fruits, baked goods etc...
The service was always very friendly. So as I said before I just love this place. Do not expect a high end hotel, but a lovely charming magical place by the water. They offer bicicles and have a golf field right behind the hotel. Cape Ann area has a lot to do and see, make sure you go for a whale watch trip, some shopping in Rockport, visit the Hammond castle and never leave Gloucester without having a lobster bake. I personally recommend "The Rudder", great food also very nice atmosphere, is by the water and people even arrive by boat. Not a luxury restaurant, but a true New England gem. We will be back this summer and many others to come on our room 502.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Williamstown, New Jersey
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2009

This was one of 3 places to stay by the ocean in Gloucester, Mass. We felt that it was the best value for the money. It was not a modern place, but rather in the old motel style with parking out back with a door. And in the front was the View and a slider door. We had a "garden" view which was a rock garden with flowers and beyond and across the road was the Atlantic ocean.
Breakfast was included daily and was continental. Did not like that the cream cheese packets had been frozen and affected the quality. The quick breads were all homemade and delicious. There was also an assortment of fruit, cereals, hard boiled eggs, and
cheeses along with teas and coffees. The hot beverages were available all day in lobby.
There was a huge book with menus from all of the local restaurants, and many pamphlets on local places of interest in the lobby.
We visited the downtown area and parks where the Gloucester's Man at the Wheel, "They that go down to the sea in ships" and a memorial listing all those sailing residents of Gloucester that have lost their lives at sea.
Gloucester was a central area to visit other local sights such as Essex, Salem, and Rockport.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank sabhoy
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Wilmington, Delaware
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2009

This is not the newest hotel you'll ever find. The rooms are nice, but not spa quality. The bathroom was decorated in 1957 aqua blue. The breakfast is nothing more than coffee and muffin.

All of the above makes no difference.

The view is spectacular. We could not believe the sunrise out of our window. We were simply speechless. We'll stay here again in the future, without question.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2009

We recently stayed at the Bass Rocks Ocean Inn for one night and simply loved it! You can't go wrong with the view of the ocean from your room and the wonderful smell of the ocean air! Our room was so clean and bed and linens were great! Grounds and pool very well maintained!
Starbucks coffee and choc chip cookies at tea time and a nice continental breakfast in the main house...aptly named the "Wedding Cake House".
Staff was very friendly and helpful with maps and ideas for dining out.
Would love to go back!
The Robbs from Connecticut

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Amherst, NH
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2009

All you are getting with this glorified "motel" is location on the ocean for $220 plus a night. They had the hardest mattresses I have ever slept on. Beware! They also have the smallest bathrooms in the world. Not even a shelf to put your clothes on while changing and no extra sink so more than one person can get ready at the same time. I could not even turn around in this bathroom. For this price one would at least expect a stocked refrigerator/bar, bathrobes, nicer toiletries....not here!

Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
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rhode island
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61 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2009

I would highly recommend this hotel. Everything was exactly as stated on the web site. We used and enjoyed the internet, continental breakfast, bikes, pool, newspapers, coffee in room, DVD library, cookies, lemonade and coffee in lobby all the time, friendly staff, restaurant menu's and tourist pamplets.
Good Harbor beach was great..go early. Long beach was not as nice.
Fishermans memorial is a must.
Gloucester is a great place if you like looking at the ocean and boats. Beautiful scenery.
The only suggestion I would give the hotel would be to include something whole grain or whole wheat on the breakfast table. We really missed that.
The bathroom was a little small.
But we still had a GREAT time.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Rhode Island
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2009

Booked accomodations through AAA. Arrived at 12:15 and had to be at Seven Seas for a whaling trip at 1 pm. Checked in. When we saw the room, we were not happy. First floor right behind the pool and patio. Went back in and requested that they move us as far away from the pool as possible. Told us to go whale watching and enjoy ourselves...they would take care of it. When we returned, they had changed us to room 214 on the second floor. Lovely room with a great view of the ocean. Quiet. Only charged us the higher price for one night when they could have done it for both. Very good expanded continental brkfst. Wonderful staff from helpful desk employees to housekeeping. My only disappointment is the wireless internet. It never worked for more than five minutes at a time. Try not to book on the first floor. Great view but guests use the front grass for games.
As an aside, we ate at Risterante LaTrattoria & Pizza. Great meal. Ate at the Lobster Pool great food, great view, small shack style bldg.
Seven Seas Whale Watch. Nice ride. Didn't see that many whales. Have to give them credit for going out further than they normally do.
Harbor Tours Inc. Lighthouse Tour. The worst. Asked before boarding if it was rough because I have motion sickness. Told it was fine. Captain misrepresented and said it would only be rough in the harbor. Well....rough water lasted for 2 of the 4 hours. Found out later that there were small craft advisories posted that day.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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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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