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“Better than expected”
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Sea Lion Motel
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 July 2013

I stayed at the Sea Lion for 2 nights with my 2 daughters. The room was very clean and the beds were quite comfortable. Bathroom is tiny and shower head was not great. The location was perfect; close to everything! The staff was very helpful and kind. The pool was heated which was a plus as it got quite cool at night. Continental breakfast was simple, but, the hours were not that good. It was from 8am - 11am. Could have used it earlier as we had early morning ventures planned each day. Be aware of the $10 charge per night/per person over 2 people in the room (depending on children's age). I was not aware of it since I googled the stay for 1 adult and 2 children. Not a lot of extra money...but, wasn't expecting it. DEFINITELY will go back.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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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
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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.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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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...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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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
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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...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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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
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Address: 138 Eastern Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-1854
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
Price Range: £88 - £121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sea Lion Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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