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Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel

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132 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast included
2.5 Star accommodation
30 Sep1 Oct
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Shea’s was the place where out of town guests stayed for our son’s wedding. It was Perfect. The reception was a 1 minute walk away at CK Pearl, which was likewise fabulous. The location was gorgeous, right on the Essex river with a view of...More

Thank Anabansha
Response from GayleM466, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & MotelResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much Ann!! It was our pleasure to host you, the wedding party and your guests at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel. What a great group of folks!! It was great seeing you all enjoying the property, exploring Essex and Cape Ann and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I stayed here for one night during the sale of our home. We are locals and always drove by but never had a reason to stay. We were pleasantly surprised with the check in service and with our room (#3 in the...More

Thank NFogarty
Response from GayleM466, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & MotelResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you so much! I'm very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and your room!! Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you in the future when you come to visit the Essex and Cape Ann area.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I found Shea's such a wonderful place to stay. The staff is friendly and accomodating. My room was well maintained and very clean. I am looking forward to my next trip to the area, in part, so that I can stay at Shea's once again!!!

Thank Bill S
Response from GayleM466, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & MotelResponded 1 week ago

Thank you!!! So glad to hear you had a great time. We look forward to see you again! Gayle

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've tried places up and down the coast in this area and for value and quality this is hard to beat. Very nice room with super-comfortable bed, kitchenette and great service. Very convenient to Cape Ann, the Crane mansion and beach (our favorite), Glouchester and...More

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Response from Gayle M, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & MotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Bruce! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we will see you next year!! Gayle

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful motel! Quaint rooms, friendly staff, beautiful views! Pride of ownership abounds throughout! The rooms are on the smaller side, but you likely won't be in your room too long! There are plenty of shops and restaurants to keep everyone busyMore

Thank Nora H
Response from Gayle M, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & MotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Nora - thank you so much for your kind and positive feedback... We strive to meet guest expectations and work hard to show we care through the grounds and the cleanliness and crispness of our quintessential motel rooms, and boutique suite Inn rooms. Thanks...More

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Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel is a 21 room property comprised of the Inn and the Motel. The Inn is an 18th century colonial that was fully renovated in 2015 and given a new life as the most romantic place to stay in ...More Essex. This 6 room Inn is open year round and has retained much of its original charm. From hardwood floors to inviting sitting areas, each room is quintessential New England. The Motel is a 15 room property that just couldn't be more delightful! Open for the spring and summer, we also welcome guests in the winter-time to 4 beautifully renovated motel rooms! Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
Price range
US$119 - US$250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Essex River House Motel
Also Known As
Essex River House Hotel Essex
United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Essex
Traveller (90)
Room & Suite (30)
Pool & Beach (5)
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Tobbie G
9 October 2017|
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Response from Mary A | Reviewed this property |
Our room did but not sure if all the rooms do. Best to call and check.
5 August 2016|
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Response from SheasInn_Motel | Property representative |
Hi Harley, thank you for your question. We do not have onsite laundry facilities but there is a laundromat in Ipswich which is only about a 10 minute drive from here.
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"We like Room 4, spacious and quiet."
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"Views of the Essex River and boating. Outside seating is wonderful."
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"Choose motel if you have trouble with stairs. And there are no phones in the rooms, although an alarm clock..."
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