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“Sun and Fun!”
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Cape Ann Motor Inn
Ranked #4 of 17 Gloucester B&B and Inns
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“Sun and Fun!”
Reviewed 29 July 2005

We stayed at the Cape Ann Motor Inn over July 4th weekend and had a blast. The staff was kind and courteous and our room was clean and ready upon our arrival. With breathtaking views and reasonable rates I would recommend checking in as soon as possible!

  • Stayed July 2005
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Reviewed 29 July 2005

My husband and I stayed at the Cape Ann a couple of years ago and although the room wasn't 4 Stars . the view and the sound of the ocean so close was spectacular. It was one of the most peaceful and restful vacations we have ever had.. As I told my friends and co-workers when asked about our vacation .. the room may have been $100 but the view was worth a million ! We would go back in a heartbeat... ken and fran wharton

  • Stayed April 2003
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Reviewed 28 July 2005

We had a wonderful summer vacation staying at the Cape Ann Motor Inn. People were extremely nice, service was great, breathtaking view, and we were right on the beach. We could even bring our family dog!! :) We have already booked our reservations for next year. I would highly reccomend this hotel for anyone looking for a great place to stay on the beaches of Cape Ann!

  • Stayed June 2005
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Reviewed 27 July 2005

Our stay at the Cape Ann Motor Inn was delightful. We found our room very clean and comfortable, the staff friendly and accomodating, and the location and view superb. Well worth the reasonable price.

  • Stayed July 2005
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Reviewed 8 July 2005

I stayed here with my three kids in the late 90's. Upon driving up we thought it was absolutely beautiful. We quickly lost those feelings upon entering a filthy room. I have never stayed in hotel/motel with such filth.
The people running the place were somewhat friendly, but obviously know nothing about cleanliness.

  • Stayed June 1999
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, owner/manager at Cape Ann Motor Inn, responded to this review, 3 August 2005
We would like to respond to the review from the folks who stayed in the late 90's and waited 6 or more years to write a disagreeable review of their stay here at the Cape Ann Motor Inn. We are a small place located directly on Long Beach. People come here to get away from the stresses of their busy lives and relax on the sandy beach with a good book while their children build castles in the sand. We are not a 5 star hotel nor do we profess to be, however, our housekeeping staff works hard to ensure that our rooms are clean and comfortable when our guests arrive. Over the last 6 years, our rooms have been redone from wallpaper, carpeting, vanities, appliances, sprinkler system and curtains to the landscaping with a gazebo and picnic area. We are constantly working to improve our facility. By the end of the summer, we will be 80% booked for the following summer. We have parents who have been coming here since they were children who now bring their children.

In fairness to the Cape Ann Motor Inn, we would appreciate the removal of the review "very dirty" as after 5 years they could not possibly know of the improvements we have made and the dedication of our maids who have all been working here for at least the last 5 years.

Brad Pierce
Innkeeper
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Reviewed 3 May 2005

OMG!!! this motel has gone down the drain!!! We have vacationed here for years, its sooo sad. The great view is the ONLY positive thing to mention. HUGE room charges, pleather 1970's vintage furniture, sliding doors that don't slide, rotten wood, pealing paint and the "Continental breakfast" 3 day old donuts. Oh ya can't forget to mention the wicked mean resevation lady, omg!!!! But hey their full every summer night so why should managment change, laughing all the way to the bank. Truck stop motel in one of the most beautiful places on earth. It should be illegal.

  • Stayed August 2004
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Reviewed 14 January 2005

We have taken family vacations here since I was 10 yrs old...(30 yrs or so) looks like the place has the same couch's and appliances(in the regular rooms). Now taking my children here we always stay in the honeymoon suite. The view awesome but for $300.00 night (family of 5 in season with tax) its the biggest ripoff on the North shore. Two years in a row management has needed to paint our balcony during our stay. (ladders and dropcloths detract from the view some) We realize maintance needs to be done.....really needs to be done here...but on an inseason holiday weekend...twice......Local youths drinking in the parking lot after the office closes...nailheads and rotten boards on the deck....ouch!! Screen doors that never close....I mean never....front desk folks that really seem to feel their guests are lucky they allowed us to stay here......and to top it off this year summer 2004(our last summer) a boarded up oceanfront window (better than wide open but the glass ones were kinda nice)......The view is soooo beautiful....crying shame!!!

  • Stayed July 2004
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Property: Cape Ann Motor Inn
Address: 33 Rockport Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930-1917
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #4 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Gloucester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 31
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