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Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Our family of four stayed 2 nights in room 105. We loved it. Beautiful location, friendly staff, wonderful breakfast, delicious cookies. The game room has board games, pool, magnetic darts and books that we enjoyed. We enjoyed the library of DVDs available for loan. Bikes are also available for loan. Pool was beautiful. We walked to the beach- it was gorgeous! We would definitely like to come back. Everything was exceptional!

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Reviewed 29 August 2013

This inn is situated overlooking the ocean which is soo beautiful. The rooms are very quiet and exceedingly clean. The Inn provides an excellent breakfast with homemade muffins and pastries and a variety of other selections.

The location is wonderful for visiting Rock Port and Gloucester. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: If you pay an extra small fee, you can have a room facing the ocean with a patio.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Stayed for three nights and the place was very clean. They do try to accommodate special requests at front desk. Very well kept property and the staff are very friendly. The free bikes are a very nice touch, and can be used to peruse the back shore. Two suggestions would have made this a perfect vacation spot: There is no shade at the pool. Easy fix would be the addition of several tables and umbrellas. Other hotels nearby offer this. Also, the fresh fruit options at the breakfast are very lame. How difficult would it be to buy some fresh fruit salad from a local vendor or cut up some fresh fruit. What is provided in a bowl looks like it comes from Cosco. These are simple fixes that could be implemented immediately, and create the definitive resort stay on the back shore. Overall a nice place.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

We stayed in one of the suites in the Stacey House and it was well worth the expense. The room was immaculate (and housekeeping kept it that way every day), the views were fantastic, and the location is convenient (only 5 to 10 minutes to Gloucester's downtown). The breakfast of muffins and breads is delicious, and having a suite with a fridge and microwave is handy as well. We will stay here every time we visit Cape Anne.

Room Tip: Suites 502 and 503 will have better views of the ocean, suite 501 has a gas fireplace and may be a l...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Best vacation ever! Amazing views, peaceful, relaxing and a great breakfast. Muffins and the chocolate chip cookies were the best. Very clean rooms, grounds and pool. Left screen door open at night, went to sleep and woke up listening to the waves on the rocks. We all got up at 5:30 each morning to watch the sun rise while sitting on the rocks. Loved riding bikes to the beach and around the hotel. The grills were a great extra. The kids could hang out in the pool or play on the lawn while dinner was cooked. Can't wait to return next year.

Room Tip: Bottom floor in the middle is the best. Beautiful lawn and view. Very quiet. Close to the pool, b...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Have visited the hotel about six times in the past eight years. The five days spent here were the shortest ever and we spend the rest of the year just wishing we were back there. Just to lie in bed watching the lobster boats hauling in that night's dinner and gazing out to Thatcher Island is wonderful. Alternatively pouring ourselves a big gin and tonic and sitting at our table and chairs on the balcony listening to the ocean is the perfect rest after a busy year at work.
We love just sitting there so much that we cancelled many of the trips out we had planned in order to spend more time at the hotel.
Being larger sized people, air conditioning is very important to us and it worked perfectly for us; agree the only improvement could be a larger bathroom but that would mean reducing the size of the room so we would prefer to keep things as they are. Hotel, rooms and grounds well maintained and clean. Breakfast is a wonderful choice of fresh breads, fruit, cheese, boiled eggs, cereals, marmalade to die for, excellent Starbucks coffee, good choice of fruit juices and a great breakfast room gazing out on the ocean with windows that open to allow the sea breeze to waft over the table. That day's papers always on hand if I get bored with the view (never). Free cookies and lemonade in the afternoon. If raggedy1 can't find good food in Gloucester and surrounding area then I would hate to go where they go. Gloucester is a commercial seaport with lovely, friendly hard working people. Its not the prettiest town but we love it. There are far better restaurants now than a few years ago and we have had excellent meals at the Azorean, Latitude, Gloucester House and the Seaport. Take a short trip down to Essex to Woodman's for the greatest lobster rolls you will ever encounter. But really we don't know what we are talking about even though we have travelled the world and stayed in some of the supposedly top hotels. Don't take the risk and go to Gloucester and stay at the Bass Rocks - keep away - so then we won't have to book so far in advance to get the room we want!

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Reviewed 15 August 2013

My wife and I stayed at Bass Rocks on July 22 and July 23 of 2013. It was our 30th wedding anniversary and we had an absolutely marvelous time. We stayed in one of the suites in the main house and the room was spectacular. I ordered the romance package of roses, chocolate cherries and champagne and have never received a better package anywhere else. The roses were the most beautiful I have ever seen and the cherries were from a local candy company that is been in Gloucester for ever, and were scrumptious.
A special shout out to the man at the front desk name Brandon. He had the most gracious way about him and likable smile. You knew he was sincere in everything he was trying to help you with. Don't forget to ask for him by name, you will not be sorry. We will definitely go back there again someday. God willing :)

Room Tip: Get a suite in the main house, they're only three of them.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 107 Atlantic Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930-4398
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
Price Range: £129 - £250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks 4*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The premier oceanfront hotel and historic inn, Bass Rocks Ocean Inn was built on the rocky coastline of Cape Ann, home to America's Oldest Seaport. Beautifully restored Stacy House (1899) suites with pillow-top beds, flat panel t.V.'S, and Jacuzzi tubs. Individual suites offer gas fireplace, separate sitting and sleeping rooms or wrap-around view. Modern Oceanfront House and Seaside House open onto patios or balconies with sweeping views across the lawn and out to sea ... more   less 
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