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The Inn at Babson Court
Ranked #11 of 17 Gloucester B&B and Inns
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Quirky”
Reviewed 1 August 2012 via mobile

We really enjoyed this place, but it had it's quirks.

Our suite had a dramatically high ceiling with old, exposed rafters, and a loft filled with kid-sized furniture which could be accessed by a spiral staircase. The ocean view was excellent, and included a direct view if the fisherman's monument. Unlike other reviewers I was not bothered by traffic sounds.

Breakfast is in-room. We had a coffee maker and some mini-boxes if cereal, and the fridge was stocked with juice and milk. Furthermore, muffins were delivered and left outside the door in the morning. The self-serve approach wasn't what I usually expect from a b&b, but it did have it's upside, since you could stay in your room and eat when you want.

Overall, it was a great experience.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

A comfortable, spacious, quirky but pleasant inn that offers a 'small B&B' experience but with ample room to spread out. Views of the harbor are available, if limited in some rooms. Location is ideal and offers a short walk to parks, restaurants, shopping and local neighborhoods. The owners are engaging and hospitable, with morning muffins and other sweet stuff delivered to the door to complement the in-room coffee service in order to start the day. A good place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Nutley, New Jersey
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

My fiance and I stayed there in September of 2010. We ended up there quite by accident, only intending staying for one night, but ended up staying for three nights because it was so wonderful. The location could not be better as we were on a motorcycle, and were able to walk everywhere we needed to go for sightseeing and meals. The room was beyond our expectations, but the best thing about his place is the charming host, Paul, who kept us laughing the entire time with his wonderful stories! We travel alot, but have decided that this is where want to spend our honeymoon when we get married in September. We have already booked it, and can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: The Cut Stevens Suite was beautiful!
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 July 2011

My husband and I stayed here during St. Peter's Fiesta (June 24 - 27). This was actually our second stay. The last time was in 2009 and both times we stayed in The Samuel "Cut" Stevens Suite, which is a huge room with a spiral staircase going up to a second sleeping area. The inn is very quaint and uniquely decorated. The location is one of the great things about this inn - it is right across the street from the "man at the wheel" and Gloucester's famous "Greasy Pole" competition. Also, it is very close to the downtown area so we didn't even need to use our car to go out to dinner, to a bar, or to the festivities of the Fiesta. The room that we stayed in is at the front of the building, so there is a beautiful view of the ocean and all of the action on the Boulevard. In the room there is a small refrigerator, a microwave, a coffee maker, and they provide dishes and silverware. Another one of the great things about this inn, is that each morning the "Muffin Bunny" leaves a basket of yummy pastries and muffins outside your door. We will definitely stay here again for the next Fiesta!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 March 2011

Nice place for watching 4th of july parade perfect spot for this occasion. The parking is off street but very tight drive a small asmary car. The manager is nice we had fresh pastries muffins in morning in a basket. The housekeeping sucks and poor. The bathroom had old shampoo soap from last guest. There was No coffee! So in our case the location is perfect and will rent another in next time due to cleanliness. The 2nd day we came back to room to find the bed and room not even picked up! Housekeeping and parking is our only complaints

  • Stayed July 2010
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East Greenbush, New York
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Reviewed 20 September 2010

This was our first time vacationing in Gloucester & staying at Babson Court was the perfect place. The Innkeepers were very helpful with directions & the best places to eat plus thery were very, very funny!
The suite was larger than we thought it would be & worked out great for a week stay. The mattress was extra firm but after a few days you got use to it & we slept fine. The street noise may be an issue for some but the views from the windows made it all worth while.
We enjoyed our stay & would go back.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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Schenectady, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2010

I enjoyed my stay at the Inn, the owners are nice and very funny, our room was clean and comfortable. My bedroom was on the front and it was nosiy with traffic and the ocean but I managed to sleep comfortably. the bed was firm but clean and I was very satisfied. I would go again

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: The Inn at Babson Court
Address: 55 Western Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-3647
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
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Free Parking
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Ranked #11 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Gloucester
Number of rooms: 7

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