We just returned from a week at the Colonial Inn. We had never stayed at a B&B in the past so I wasn't sure what to expect. The Inn is an old sea captain's house with a great deal of charm -- nothing fancy but very comfortable. Our room was large with three beds, bath, small refrigerator, a non-working but pretty fireplace, and cable TV. It was very clean and quiet and we had plenty of privacy and a lovely partial view of the sea. There was lots of parking and a large front porch with chairs. It was within walking distance of a small beach and the Rocky Neck Art Colony and a short drive into the main town of Gloucester itself.
Above all, however, I want to thank our hosts Tom and Mike (and Linda, too) for their genuine friendliness, concern and kindness. They truly made this place a home away from home and went out of their way to be helpful and answer all of our questions. Thanks again guys!
If you are looking for someplace peaceful, warm and welcoming look no further.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Colonial Inn is a circa 1850 seacoast house with beautiful harbor views,8 Rooms with 8 private baths. Short walk to beach, museum, Rocky Neck Artist colony...The oldest artist colony in America, Gloucester Stage Co. ...Live theater, views of Ten Pound Island and light house from front porch and rooms...Or walk out to the light house on Eastern Point. For dining there are a number of fabulous restaurants that are also a short stroll away. Continental breakfast, comfortable relaxing porch with views and all rooms are air conditioned. Lots of parking. ... more less