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Seagull Inn
Ranked #5 of 19 Marblehead B&B and Inns
Repentigny, Canada
2 reviews
“very nice place to stay”
Reviewed 12 October 2010

My spouse and I stayed at the seagull inn for 3 days at the end of august. It was are first experience in a B&B and it surpassed our expectations. The host ruth and Skip are very friendly and they greet you with a glass of wine or beer which is very nice. The location
is very beautiful and quiet with some nice streets for walking or jogging. There is some nice site to relax and view the ocean like the lighthouse or castle rock which are a few minutes walk from the B&B. The brakfast is fantastic with smoked salmon, bagle, fruits and everything you need to start your day. There is some great restaurant on the beachfront where you can eat all the seafood you desire. The Library room is very clean and comfortable whith hundreds of very interesting books. If you go to Boston take the ferry in Salem, it is a beautiful ride by the sea and you get in Boston in the harbor.
Richard and Diane

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 7 July 2010

Over the Fourth of July weekend we enjoyed the comfort and beauty of Marblehead's Seagull Inn, with warm hospitality provided by owners Ruth and Skip Sigler. These folks really know how to treat their guests right, providing clean, convenient and reasonably priced accommodations and one of the best (and fullest) continental breakfasts we've ever had: homemade breads and rolls, jams and jellies, fresh fruit, an array of cereals, smoked salmon, cheeses, juices and—most importantly—great coffee. We stayed in the Library Suite, a small wing of the house off the main living room with a queen-size bed, TV with VCR-DVD player (the inn has a selection of movies), a small refrigerator, antique desk, plenty of closet/dresser space, and a private bathroom across the foyer with large shower and plenty of towels, hand soaps and shampoo. And yes, the suite is indeed a library, with shelves full of all kinds of books for your enjoyment—we never turned on the TV! One nice detail: although it was quite warm that weekend, the suite is sufficiently shaded with wood blinds on the windows, so we used only the fan to keep cool at night (there is an air-conditioner, but we didn't turn that on either).

The area near the inn—on Marblehead Neck—has some great roads for walking and jogging, and points of interest including a park with lighthouse and a great view of the harbor (and spectacular fireworks on the Fourth) and Castle Rock, a pathway next to a castle-like mansion that has a breathtaking view of the water (ask Ruth about the history of that mansion...it's quite a story). The town of Marblehead is quaint and quintessentially New England, with some great shopping, an active arts scene, and lots of historical sites—not to mention some very good restaurants (in particular, we liked Maddie's Sail Loft for a perfectly delicious fried-clam plate). You can't go wrong in Marblehead...especially if you're guests of the Siglers!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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northampton, ma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2010

This is a gem of a B&B. You might think you were in Maine when you are at the Seagull Inn. Its situated on a peninsula with rocky shores on one side and a beautiful harbor on the other. The Seagull rooms are comfortable. The innkeepers are friendly. The area is great for running and biking. Kayaks are available to paddle through the harbor. There is a big B for the breakfast. Homemade bread and granola along with fresh fruit, yogurt, etc.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 9 June 2010

This was our fifth visit to the Seagull Inn. (That should be a clue about how we like it!) Our grandson is now 10 and out of school for the summer and we thought he was old enough to enjoy exploring New England. (We're from Atlanta) From the Inn you can go to Boston, (Skip and Ruth gave us precise directions to the nearby train station that took us to the Longwharf stop downtown) or you can drive North and explore Cape Ann, Gloucester, Rockport, etc. We did both. Marblehead Neck is the retreat at the end of the day because of it's serenity and beauty. It' a wonderful place to start your day with walks to the lighthouse park or Castle Rock or take one of the guests bikes for more vigorous exercise. (You'll pass the homes of at least two billionaires along the way) Skip and Ruth could not be friendlier or more helpful. They've lived there for 40 years and know everything. You can't stump them. They gave us directions to Browns Island where our grandson thrilled at walking across the ocean floor at low tide when it was just wet sand, exploring the shells and hermit crabs along the way, and then coming back hours later to find the water was ten feet deep. If you take this excursion, remember that low tide will give you about 30 minutes on the island. (Skip will look up the tide tables for you) We lingered a little too long and waded through about six inches of ocean to get back.
When you arrive they offer you a glass of wine that turns out to be bottomless. When you wake the breakfast is teriffic and they'll accomadate any needs. To summarize, you don't just get a spacious, clean, comfortable room or suite (and we've stayed in them all), at the Seagull Inn, you share a home with friends.

Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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New York
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2009

This was my husband, mine and our friends first time ever staying in a B&B and the Seagull Inn went above and beyond our expectations. From the moment we first met Skip and Ruth we knew this place was perfect for us. Not only are they wonderful, funny and charming; but they also go out of their way to help you in any way they can and to make your trip relaxing. The rooms were immaculate and the breakfast was top notch. Everything was made by Ruth and Skip and they are excellent chefs! Not only is the Seagull Inn wonderful but the location is like no other. We had heard Marblehead was beautiful but beautiful does not even describe the breathtaking views from the neighborhood around the Inn. I wpuld tell anyone I know to stay here and we would love to come again in the spring or summertime! Thank you Ruth and Skip, you made our weekend what it was intended to be....relaxing and wonderful!!!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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boston
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Reviewed 6 October 2009

I will keep this review short, since I would basically just repeat all the wonderful things previous reviewers have already posted.

We stayed at the Seagull Inn Fri and Sat night, while in town for a wedding. We were given the Seabreeze Suite which came with its very own sitting room (with a twin bed and sofa in it). There was a tv in each room, microwave, fridge and lots of snacks and drinks available.
We also had our private bath, which was very roomy, stacked with clean towels and conveniently located across the hall. The rooms were picturesque, clean and comfy and our toddler felt right at home.
Skip and Ruth are wonderful people who truly exemplify what good B&B owners should be like. They are friendly, knowledgeable and very hospitable.
Breakfast was amazing!!!! Lots of homemade goodies and so much to chose from.
There is a big toy chest in the dining area filled with toys, which my toddler of course loved, and from what I could see there were many recreational things available for guests (kayaks, bikes, sand toys etc).
Seagull Inn will definitely be a place we will return to and we would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Jersey City, NJ
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2009

My husband and I had an excellent stay at the Seagull Inn on Labor Day. It was a short one night stay, but we took full advantage of what the Seagull had to offer. We used the double kayak and paddled around the harbor and took a four hour bike ride around the neck and mainland.

The accommodations were relaxing and cozy, just like a visit to grandma's house. There was delicious fresh fruit and baked goods for breakfast. The owners were friendly and knowledgeable for questions about sightseeing. And best of all, Skip is an Ohio State alum just like us, so we immediately felt at home.

Don't second guess it; this is a pure winner when selecting a bed and breakfast in or near Marblehead, MA.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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