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“Fantastic Location for this Comfortable Older Inn”
Review of Cape Ann Motor Inn

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Cape Ann Motor Inn
Ranked #3 of 17 Gloucester B&B and Inns
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We recently spent 2 nights in this comfortable old Inn. Our room on the 2nd floor had such amazing views of the beach,surfers and the water with two lighthouses on an island directly on front. The fridge in the room was great and we were able to eat our lunch and breakfast on the balcony while enjoying the view. It was nice to have the complimentary coffee,tea and a sweet from the lobby in the morning. There was always something interesting to see on the beach and we enjoyed two walks down the length of the beach and to the headland at the end. It is a short drive into touristy Rockport where we had a delicious supper and unmatched view of the harbor at the Blue Lobster.On the advice of the friendly gardener at the Inn,we took.our kayak and paddled the length of the Annisquam river. What a delightful paddle, starting in Gloucester and ending in the ocean by a large white sandy point and a beautiful lighthouse a short paddle along the coast ! Watching the many surfers directly in front of our room was also interesting. We enjoyed dinner at the Seaport Grill in Gloucester . The Inn isn't fancy but cozy and in an unbeatable location. We imagine it becomes rather noisy in the height of the tourist season as the rooms are not very soundproof. We could hear a dog running overhead during our 2nd night. We really enjoyed our visit there and look forward to returning.

Room Tip: All rooms have views of the beach and water.
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  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

After reading so many reviews about this wonderful gem of a hotel we were excited to check it out. His sister had been there many years ago and suggested a stay. We were not disappointed. Simple but clean and well appointed. The staff was friendly and helpful. Their beach is part of Long Beach, absolutely gorgeous. We have been many places and this is the first I really want to return to. Perfect.

Room Tip: All rooms have a balcony overlooking the ocean. Three stories but no elevator.
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  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for something not fancy, on the beach that is super friendly and has no problem accommodating dogs, this is it! This is our third off-season trip to take our dogs and just walk the beach and eat seafood. We don't care about the tourist thing so this is perfect

Stayed: April 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

The Cape Ann Motor Inn sits directly on a sandy beach cove. It is pet friendly and so are the beach areas in the off season months. So its the perfect spot to relax and unwind with your furry best friend. Bring the family too...its that kind of homey atmosphere that our family loves. Nothing fancy or elaborate, but clean and well equipped with kitchenettes. Rockport is a artsy community, just a few minutes down the road for a nice afternoon to shop or stroll. All season, even with winter snows falling, the surfers gather early morning. All rooms get a picturesque view.

Room Tip: All rooms have a water view. Outside staircase, no elevators.
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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

We booked this hotel strictly because of the beach location. Figured an outdated place was a small price to pay for the amazing view offered out your doors. Wrong! This place is in serious need of a complete renovation. I mean, come on! This is prime location! You couldn't ask for better. Put some money back into it and you would have an amazing vacation spot. Right now the only thing worth a positive review is the beautiful view. Our bathroom didn't even have a proper shower head, it just sprayed mist. The furnishings are completely dated and our chair had dried food stuck to the side of it. Never again will I let location cloud my judgement. I can't believe this amazing property is so run down.

Stayed: March 2016, travelled with family
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Brad_CapeAnn, Innkeeper at Cape Ann Motor Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2016

Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay with us. Satisfaction is a priority and we will certainly take your comments into consideration. We use water saving shower heads that can be easily adjusted to your desired water pressure. By chance if our staff may have missed something during your room turnover, we do rely on our guests to let us know so we can rectify it and make your stay more enjoyable. Thank you for letting us know we may have missed the mark during your stay so we can improve upon our future guests experience.

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Address: 33 Rockport Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930-1917
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
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Ranked #3 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Gloucester
Price Range: €93 - €108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 31
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