I found Blue Shutters using Trip Advisor. I had one night in the middle of a trip where I could fit in a little time at the beach. From my initial contact with Tony Sapienza, one of the innkeepers, I had a wonderful experience. When I arrived I was greeted by both of the couples who own the in. You can tell that they love people and love what they do - they were friendly, gracious and kind. I asked for a dinner recommendation - while I went upstairs to change, Tony called ahead and discovered the restaurant was closed, so he recommended another place that worked out well. I had a beautiful view of the ocean from my room (wheelhouse room). The room was simple but had everything I needed. I had a shared bath down the hall. The one caveat is that, just like any older property, there are squeaks, creaks, and fairly thin walls - that goes with the territory. Just don't expect the muffled quiet of a chain hotel. They provide a continentsl breakfast that includes scones, toast, yogurt, boiled eggs, coffee, and tea Good Harbor Beach is a short walk across the foot bridge and is lovely. I would recommend Blue Shutters and her gracious hosts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Steps from Good Harbor Beach (#1 Beach in New England 2012). Minutes to downtown Gloucester (America's Oldest Fishing Port) and Rockport. Close to Cape Ann's 20+ restaurants and dozens of shops and galleries, as well as the Rocky Neck Art Colony (America's oldest and continuous operating art colony). Just 55 minutes by car or commuter rail to Boston and less than 2 hours drive from other New England destinations. We're one of the most popular spots on "the island you can drive to" (our section of Gloucester is separated from the Massachusetts mainland by the Annisquam River). ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blue Shutters Beachside Hotel Gloucester