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Cape Ann's Marina Resort
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
Reviewed August 23, 2004

From the start, it was bad. We arrived after a 6 hour drive only to be told they didn't have a room available. I had made the reservation months earlier and had called a few days before to confirm and was told everything was fine. To the front desk clerk's credit, she did find us the room we wanted.
The room was grungy, only topically clean. The bathroom reminded me of something from a USSR prison or 70's gas station. The shower/tub didn't drain and the flush ran and ran at times. The deck view was terrible and the stink at low tide awful. So much for a water view!
We almost asked for a refund, but since we were had a two day show, we were tired, and the price was less than $100 per night, we decided to tough it out and stay. Looking back, I certainly would not stay again. And next time, I will ask to SEE the room BEFORE checking in.
I do want to mention again the lady at the front desk was very helpful, but she probably sensed I was about to turn into a homicidal maniac if we didn't get a room ASAP.
Although a it's called a resort, don't be fooled as we were. I will add the restaurant at the marina, The Gull, was wonderful. The best sirlion I've had in years, no lie.

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new hope, pennsylvania
Reviewed July 11, 2004

Over the years, this inn has deteriorated significantly and I would stay away from this depressing place at all costs. Our last stay in 2003 was awful. The first room we were given was so raunchy (stained carpet and run-down interior furnishings) that we requested to move to a different, more expensive room. However, even this room was run-down and unappealing in every way. Paint was actually peeling from the ceiling. Also, while we were checking in, there was an abusive drunk yelling at the receptionist about his lousy room. The police were called and he was told to leave the premises. Under police supervision, the drunk man was permitted to get into the driver's seat (despite his companion's protestations) and drive the vehicle from the premises.

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Reviewed June 21, 2004

Stayed in a "deluxe room" 18 Jun 04. The walls needed major repair cracked and peeling - green outdoor deck-type carpeting - old used furniture type furniture - no soundproofing at all - heard evey cough and flush from neighboring rooms - patio looked out on the parking lot - DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!

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Address: 75 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-4908
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
Price Range: $119 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cape Ann's Marina Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our year-round hotel features on-the-water rooms with balconies overlooking beautiful salt water marshes. Walk from your room through our indoor skywalks to our lobby, Spa, pool, jacuzzi, and function room. Spend time relaxing at our indoor, glass enclosed year-round chlorine-free pool and jacuzzi or catch some rays on the sun deck overlooking the Annisquam River and marina. Enjoy a relaxing treatment from our Spa menu or participate in one of our Wellness Classes including Yoga, and Pilates - be sure to treat yourself, while you are here! Dine and unwind after a day of whale watching, fishing or shopping at our NEW waterside tent bar & cafe (seasonal), Mile Marker One. Enjoy your favorite drink, and watch the boats go by. All located on premise. A great place for couples, families, corporate business travel, reunions, clambakes, weddings, groups and tours, and get togethers. ... more   less 
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Cape Ann`s Marina Hotel Gloucester
Cape Ann Marinas Hotel
Cape Ann Marinas Gloucester
Cape Ann's Marina Resort Gloucester, MA

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