We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“So quaint”
Review of Sea Lion Motel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Sea Lion Motel
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 July 2013

I recently stayed at the Sea Lion for a 3 day weekend for some R & R. What a nice place! It is clean, cozy, close to everything, and the staff is wonderful. The pool is so nice if you don't want to fight the crowd at the beach. I will be looking to rent one of the cute cottages for a month next summer.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank MB L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (105)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

71 - 77 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 17 July 2013

This is a sweet, comfortable place with no pretentions but just old-fashioned comfort. With wifi of course!
We were looking for an inexpensive spot to recover from a Boston graduation fiesta, and this was perfect. The area is lovely and has the best lobster value we've ever seen! Under $20 for a whole lobster dinner. (see 'Lobster Pool' review!)
Clean and pleasant with a good pool.

Room Tip: Our room had a little deck overlooking the pool! Great bonus.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank gra1Sydney
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 July 2013

We had an efficiency rm 111 which was very nice and clean. The staff are very helpful and entertaining. You are close to everything and there is a small shopping center diagonally from the motel. Very quiet, nice pool and I would go back again. Loved the staff!

Room Tip: Room 111 is an efficiency with full kitchen...also handicapped accessible complete with its very own...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank T C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We stayed for 3 nights over 4th of July weekend. The rooms were clean and the beds extremely comfortable. The pool was fantastic and the staff were kind friendly and helpful...

The other guests were friendly as well

Beaches and many places to eat are close by.....

Great place to stay!! I would go there again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank CHEECH1863
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Very convenient. Just outside of the Gloucester downtown harbor area, an easy drive to downtown and in the other direction, an easy drive to Rockport. Across the street, diagonally, is a Shaw's supermarket, a gas station and a Dunkin' Donuts. Very clean and quiet. Reasonably priced. We went the weekend before Memorial Day weekend. The woman at the front desk was very friendly and accommodating. There is a continental breakfast included. A refrigerator is in the room. No hair dryer so bring yours or borrow theirs.

Room Tip: There are two levels to the motel section We had a room on the the first level and on the first nigh...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank HappyTravelerCT
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 November 2012

This is a wonderful getaway
This place was designed for families to stay and for couples as well.
Private and cozy
Mona is the greatest, she made us feel welcome and at home
From summer to winter. This is our getaway!

  • Stayed: October 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Abraca
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 October 2012 via mobile

Had an extremely pleasant stay over the weekend in guest cottage #122. Beautifuly furnished 1 bedroom , kitchen and living room with pull out sofa.
Very clean tastefully decorated and all the comforts of home.

The women at the front desk were very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed: October 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Chetlyboo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Gloucester
1.3 mi away
Atlantis Oceanfront Inn
Atlantis Oceanfront Inn
#1 of 7 in Gloucester
418 reviews
1.7 mi away
Beauport Hotel Gloucester
Beauport Hotel Gloucester
#2 of 7 in Gloucester
268 reviews
2.2 mi away
Cape Ann's Marina Resort
Cape Ann's Marina Resort
#6 of 7 in Gloucester
181 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.9 mi away
Rockport Inn and Suites
Rockport Inn and Suites
#3 of 6 in Rockport
556 reviews
1.2 mi away
Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks
14.6 mi away
Hawthorne Hotel
Hawthorne Hotel
#1 of 3 in Salem
2,050 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Sea Lion Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sea Lion Motel

Address: 138 Eastern Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-1854
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
Price Range: £83 - £138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sea Lion Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Ebookers and Agoda so you can book your Sea Lion Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sea Lion Hotel Gloucester

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing