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Seagull Inn
Ranked #5 of 19 Marblehead B&B and Inns
Reviewed 7 January 2009

I found the Seagull Inn while searching through Trip Advisor for a place to stay in Salem. Since it was a week before Halloween, everywhere was booked in Salem, so I started looking nearby and that's when I discovered the town of Marblehead. We're from Australia, so I didn't know much about the area, but the reviews for the Seagull Inn were exceptional. So I decided to give it a shot. My mum and I stayed there for just one night (unfortunately the second night we wanted to stay was booked out). We arrived late at night, and a note had been left out for us with directions to our room, and details of breakfast in the morning, etc. It was very thoughtful. We stayed in the Library Suite, which was so quaint and gorgeous! There are no views from there, but it doesn't matter, because the minute you step outside in the morning, the views are stunning, everywhere you look. We had a very tasty breakfast and were given plenty of helpful information about what to do around Marblehead and Salem. The innkeeper (who was filling in for the owners) even offered to let us park our hire car in her driveway at her home while in Salem! So helpful! I absolutely loved the Seagull Inn and have already recommended it to all my family and friends (one of which is a travel agent!)!! Thank you!

  • Stayed: October 2008
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Reviewed 22 May 2008

We have stayed at the Seagull Inn many times and there has never been a time where we could not wait to return. Skip and Ruth are the perfect examples of B&B owners who enjoy your company and become your friends. There is so much to do in the immediate area. There is biking, hiking, kayaking and sight seeing all available at the Seagull Inn. Both Skip and Ruth are more than happy to give you ideas and directions to many area attractions. The Seagull Inn is located close to Salem, Marblehead and Rockport. We have had many excursions to these towns with stops at Good Harbor Beach.
The lighthouse side of the B&B was just enouph room for us and three kids. After our wekend stay, we asked the kids if they wanted to return. Without skipping a beat, there was a rousing YES !!
From the Seagull Inn, you can walk to the Marblehead Lighthouse and it surrounding park along the rocky coast. We have found that staying at the Inn is just as enjoyable than traveling all over and coming back exhausted. Standing on the Widow's peak and watching the sailboats from one of the two Yacht clubs passing by is one of our most enjoyable memories. This view is second to none in the area ! A definite must see.
P.S. Tell Skip to make his cinnamon biskets for breakfast. They are fantastic !

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled with family
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1  Thank awholebunch
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Reviewed 31 December 2007

We were treated oh so nice, from the moment we drove up, until the moment we reluctantly drove off..

We were greeted with a genuine smile at the entrance, to what we thought was the secret garden! Ruth's Garden, and that smile belonged to ruth.
Our trip had been a long one, but worth it, we knew that when we crossed the Marblehead Neck! It was like going into another very pleasant world..(-;
It seemed Skip and Ruth knew how tired and dusty we were from car travel and offered drinks and relaxation immediately! and that sure hit the spot..
We started to notice what a beautiful place we had come..

For some wonderful reason we ended up in the Lighthouse Suite apartment that opens up to the roof! and yes you can see the whole world from up here! We would have coffee and watch the seagulls go by...I close my eyes to this day and can see the view of the ocean and bay, the smell of the sea and warm coffee.

We had originally booked the Seabreeze Suite, which is a very lovely suite, but for some reason the upper apartment was available and we took it.

From this central location we would venture out and explore some of this countries most historical sites and Salem in October was interesting..It was always good to go home at the end of a hard day of vacationing, and that is how we viewed the Seagull Inn, Home..
Skip and Ruth , well it was like we had known them for a long time and we had just met, very warm and hospitable..
Food in the morning was yummy and a good selection, so no one would be left out..This is served buffet style and a pleasant time..
Just thinking about this trip again makes me want to go back!!

One thing I wanted to mention was the swing! I forgot to get a picture, but this swing is just outside the apartment door and is the most incredible swing, made me feel young again, I loved it..

We would recommend Highly to anyone wanting to find a breath away from the busy world, this is it..Families, newlyweds, couples!

We would like to revisit in the Summer..
Thanks for the memories
Kevin & Alice in Colorado

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sabali
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Reviewed 14 October 2007

This was just supposed to be somewhere to sleep after a late flight into Boston before starting a trip into New Hampshire & Vermont. Instead what a treat and a great find - both the Inn and the town. The Inn is perfect and Ruth & Skip are very welcoming hosts. We went for a walk around Castle Rock and to the lighthouse to work up an appetite before an excellent breakfast. Marblehead itself is a beautiful little town in a wonderful location. We decided before we left that we would have to return for a longer stay to check out the area. The Seagull Inn will definitely be where we stay.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 September 2007

It was my bday weekend and my boyfriend and I wanted to do a weekend away. More specifically, we wanted to find a place that was close to our NYC home where we could take our dog that would be our "home away from home". We found it. Ruth & Skip were absolutely amazing. They are absolutely friendly without being overbearing. The Inn is just steps away from the water and the kayaks are right there. Guests also have complete access to their bikes. Both were so much fun.

We stayed in the Sea Breeze suite the first 3 nights and it was really nice. It was extremely comfortable. The bedroom and sitting room are separate from each other and the shower in the bathroom has amazing water flow.

We decided to stay an additional day last minute and moved to the Lighthouse suite. Fully equipped kitchen, beautiful private roof deck as well as side deck; this suite was 10x better than our Manhattan apt.

All of this plus Ruth's bfast made us not too happy to come home. Before we left, we made sure to book a few more weekends next year so we know we will have something to look forward to.

Oh, and I didn't mention that you will find soda, juice, water and snacks fully supplied in your room!! With some sherry.

My boyfriend and I plus our dog absolutely recommend Seagull Inn.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2007

We arrived after a long day of driving, when we got to the B&B it was as if we got our second wind. Ruth and Skip were welcoming and let us know we could take the kayaks out or go for a short walk to Castle Rock. Castle Rock was only a quarter mile from the house and it was amazing! We took photos and took in the beautiful vista.
Our room was the Library room, the bed was extremely comfy. In the morning we had a nice spread of breakfast foods available. We chatted with the other B&B guests and enjoyed fresh hot coffee! Overall, it was a great experience. Ruth and Skip are great hosts and will reccomend some fun things to do and good places to eat.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled on business
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1  Thank Jannica
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Reviewed 29 May 2007

A long weekend getaway turned into one of our best vacations ever because of the Seagull Inn and hosts Ruth and Skip Sigler. Just looking to leave the work world behind, my husband and I were given the royal treatment including a beautiful, water-view, breeze filled room; woke to aromas of fresh bread and coffee, and were entertained with our hosts' stories, knowledge of the area, suggestions for itineraries, and just plain old hospitality. Self-proclaimed B and B "officianados", we both agree this was our best experience ever. The Seagull has spoiled us for all others!

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Seagull Inn

Address: 106 Harbor Ave, Marblehead, MA 01945-3848
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Marblehead
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #5 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Marblehead
Price Range: £100 - £179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On beautiful Marblehead Neck near ocean and harbor, this old New England inn has been restored with cherry floors, Shaker furniture, and original paintings. Comfortable and private guest suites, expandable for families. Water views from porch, dining room, some suites. Beautiful gardens. Kayaks and bikes free for guests. Beaches nearby. All rooms have private baths, TV/VCR/DVD, phone and refrigerator. ... more   less 

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