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Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Gloucester
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“Very friendly staff and great view!”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

I stayed here recently with my mom and sister because my mom always wanted to visit Gloucester. Once we got to the hotel we first noticed the incredible view of the ocean. The room we got was very clean and faced right out onto the ocean and had a cute little patio to sit out on. They offer a complimentary continental breakfast and you can use a tray so that you can eat in your room. The staff was so nice and cared greatly about the appearance of the hotel. The pool was clean too! I would definitely stay here again.

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Wow, our time here was pricey- but well worth it! We stayed in the Stacey House rooms and I must say they are beautiful! The decor was classy- something I would chose for my own home. The bed was more than comfortable, the view was breathtaking! The cookies were amazing. I cannot comment on the breakfast because after our run we went to our favorite breakfast spot in the area- The Red Skiff. Our morning run starting from the hotel was along the ocean with spectacular views. If you do not like to run the hotel has bikes available for use. They also have benches across the street from the hotel over looking the ocean with the waves crashing on the rocks. My husband and I could have sat there all day, him relaxing and me taking pictures! The only regret I have is that when we return to the area we cannot bring our son here to stay with us-(he is 11 and no problem but they have a 2 person per room limit in the Stacey house.) We may consider coming back and staying on the hotel side, but it is definitely not the choice we would make if they did not have such a rule. I am usually on the picky side and hard to please and I was very pleased with our stay here!

Room Tip: If you can afford the splurge, stay in the Stacey House rooms.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Loved our stay. It's about as close as you can get to the water without sleeping in the ocean! The view is spectacular any time of the day, watching the changing of the ocean's moods, its twists and turns - from your room and the perfect balcony setting, or from the benches provided closer to the sea. Our room was immaculate, with several extras like bottled water, chocolates, a little vanity pack. Shampoo and lotion are scented to compliment the sea air. Yes, bathrooms could use a little more shelf room for your things but the sea makes up for any little inconveniences. Breakfast was a good mix of offerings. Loved the lemon poppyseed cake this a.m. And staff are friendly, always ready to help whenever they can. We traveled back to Rockport and into Gloucester but could easily have stayed right by the sea if a restaurant was closer. There is a video library and pool room available but we chose to stick with the ocean views. Can clearly hear the sea from your room at night, lulled me to sleep. Great stay!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed for three nights over a weekend recently. From the wonderful bedding to the amount of pillows, the lending library to the wonderful staff we just really could find no fault. Such helpful staff on reception, genuinely lovely. Great location, nice bikes that anyone could ride. Really, book it! Loved it!!!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Princeton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

We stayed at the Bass Rocks Ocean Inn this past weekend. It was extremely clean and well managed, and the bed was very comfortable. Breakfasts are home made very yummy. Views out of everyone's sliding doors are out to the ocean and are gorgeous. No privacy on the balconies but who cares? You get to meet some interesting folks that way. No complaints at all.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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marshall, illinois
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

We stayed last year for 6 days and stayed this year for 8 days... easy access to Gloucester and there is a train to Rock Port and South Station, Boston. It is all good!
Great staff, especially the house-keeping staff, very accommodating and efficient.

Can't beat the location.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Lawton, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Very nice hotel on the Atlantic Ocean (Cape Ann). We stayed in late Sept.
Pros: Nice large rooms with very comfortable beds, great views from every room of the ocean, plenty of parking, out of the busy areas of town, nice staff, I would say one of the best choices to stay in the area.
Cons: Breakfast could be a bit better. They had coffee, OJ, and assortment of blueberry muffins, fruit and cheese. But for the cost of the room they could provide a bit better breakfast. One thing that I did not like was the balcony that over looked the ocean. Great view but zero privacy. They did not have any dividers or walls up to separate each room – just one large balcony. Pricy – but I guess you get what you pay for…

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks
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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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