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“Large rooms, great views”
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Vista Motel
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Large room, decor dated, however very clean. Room had balcony with fantastic view of good harbor beach. Decent size outdoor pool, advertised as heated but it was freezing. Motel offers breakfast, had a nice little outdoor eating area but we didn't eat here, only grabbed a coffee that was quite nice. Free wifi, which we found worked very well! Big supermarket behind motel.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

We discovered this gem of a motel on TripAdvisor when we were planning a trip to Cape Ann a few years ago, and we've now stayed with them three times! The rooms are clean and well-tended, the grounds are lovely with a nice little pool, and the breakfast is an added bonus. Close to Good Harbor Beach, a short walk to some great tidal pools for exploring, and a short drive to downtown and Rockport. I can't recommend the Vista enough!

Room Tip: The efficiencies are great if you've got kids or would like to bring takeout back to the room. T...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We had a warm welcome when we arrived.cozy room with a wonderful view of Good Harbor. We needed extra towels and received them promptly. Good continental breakfast. Hope to get acknowledge to the Vista Motel again soon.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We went to Gloucester for a family reunion. One of my Gloucester cousins suggested Vista. Beautiful views of Good Harbor beach and a short ride to Rockport with all it's Art Galleries etc. Excellent, courteous staff and clean, spacious rooms, all with a view of the Atlantic. Very close to fishing docks in Gloucester where we took advantage of Gloucester Fleet Charters on Essex Ave. for a cocktail cruise of the harbor and Cape Ann Whale Watching with plentiful whales. Don't miss Vista if you visit Gloucester!

Room Tip: Ask for Deluxe with Ocean view. Rm.22 has car-port.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Ricky4245
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

My daughter and I stayed the night at the Vista. The room was clean and well maintained with a lovely view of the Atlantic from the front patio. The Ocean is a bit further away than it appears in the photos (about a 10 minute walk to a beautiful beach) but the view is terrific anyway. The property is nice and the people who run it friendly. The breakfast was minimal but it was good to have hot coffee and a muffin easily available. I would stay here again

Room Tip: There are a few rooms without a view. I would ask for the ocean view.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

This was our first stay at the Vista and we will definitely be back.
Room: A
The room was quite spacious for two (we had two queen beds); deck overlooking Good Harbor Beach - what a view! We spent a good deal of time relaxing and enjoying the scenery. Our room had a carport below which was perfect as we arrived during heavy rain. Only time we got a little wet was going upstairs to the room. Otherwise, we stayed dry.
View: A+
So tranquil...
Pool: B (wasn't heated, no issue)
Very clean - they supply towels for the pool so no need to dirty your beach towels.
Breakfast: B
Yogurt, fresh fruit, donuts, dry cereal, coffee, juice, milk. Just enough to start your day.
The grounds are very well kept and the staff were all friendly and helpful.
Location: A
You can walk to Good Harbor Beach, but if you're lugging chairs and coolers better to drive. The Vista supplies parking coupons for $10/day and you must get there early as the town will close parking to all but local residents.
Located next to the motel is Shaw's and Rite Aid, Stop & Shop is on the other side.
Close to town (2 miles).
A true gem!!

Room Tip: Rooms 23 - 28 have carports.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We were overall very pleased with the Vista. The value was great for a clean, well cared for motel. The breakfast could use a little fruit, there were only very hard apples during our stay. Also, the pool was not heated as advertised. Neither of those things would prevent us from staying again!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Vista Motel

Address: 22 Thatcher Rd, Scenic 127A, Gloucester, MA 01930-3196
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
Price Range: £84 - £183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vista Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on a high knoll overlooking beautiful Good Harbor Beach, the Vista Motel is your Gloucester, Massachusetts getaway. We offer Standard, Deluxe and Efficiency rooms all with gorgeous ocean views, DirecTV with HBO, individual air conditioning, and mini fridge/microwave and coffeemaker. Additionally there is an outdoor heated swimming pool, free WiFi along with free local and long-distance phone calls. Also complimentary is a lovely continental breakfast, ice for you cooler and the USA Today. And, the Vista has the most friendly staff on Cape Ann! See for yourself and you, too, will become a Vista regular! ... more   less 
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