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“You can't get much nearer the ocean without falling in!”

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Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Ampthill, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“You can't get much nearer the ocean without falling in!”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

What a gem of a place! Can't believe some people found cause to moan. Situated right at the top of the 'neck', it's peaceful and comfortable. Who needs a fancy room when you have a such a view AND a balcony to sit on to admire it? The bathroom functioned, the bed was comfortable, more pillows and blankets were available if necessary and free parking was right outside, a definite bonus in Rockport! Charming town, lovely friendly people and great hosts. I'd definitely recommend The Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge. (I accidentally checked the pool and the restaurant options, neither which exist, please ignore!)

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bethel, Maine
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

Not new, tarted up or cookie cutter. Only 8 rooms all with Oceanside walkway seating. Only thing is, anybody sitting outside has to stand up to let others pass, it's so narrow; but hanging over the breakwater. Town is dry, alcoholwise; probably makes it nicer; but still a bustling artsy craftsy New Ageish vibe. For food, go to Gloucester instead. Major mansions on the ocean; ok to drive on private roads despite signs. Room had brand new bedding and thick towels; very impressed, esp. since the furniture is old and has been scrubbed clean for so long it looks its age; new mattresses too.

Room Tip: Room 8 upstairs has extra side window toward town; Room 5 has same toward next house and ocean
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

The Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge in Rockport, Massachusetts served as an overnight unexpected stay for a friend and I. This charming motor lodge by the sea has spectacular views, is right on the ocean, and has a warm and friendly atmosphere by the recently new owners of the lodge. The rooms are spotless and immensely clean as well as the overall grounds. I recommend this establishment highly for a overnight stay or making it a great get away retreat. Either way you are sure to wake up hearing the waves crash under the rocks below your room or watch an amazing sunset off the porch. Already booked a weekend stay in August!!

Room Tip: Room #8 is said to be the best room as it is located in the far corner of the hotel.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Tolland, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at the Bear Skin Neck Motor Lodge and WOW what an improvement since our last visit! The new owners have clearly worked hard to freshen up the place! The rooms are IMMACULATELY clean, the views from the balcony are spectacular and in my opinion there is no lodging more convienent in Rockport to access the shops, restaurants, etc. Our two young daughters were greeted each morning by the owner and they loved going into the office to buy a water or soda just because the owners were so friendly and welcoming.
We have enjoyed coming to Rockport for years, however these new owners have created such a welcoming and enjoyable business that we will be coming 3-4 times a year now instead of just once (although I would guess that as word gets out about the great changes I will have to make my reservations in advance!)
Whether you are looking for a romantic weekend away or a family lodging spot this would be my #1 recommendation!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Lynbrook, New York
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

I have been coming here for twenty years, through good times and, more recently, not as good times. I stayed this weekend and was thrilled to meet the new owner. Really gracious and it makes all the difference in the world. This is a ber bones place, being all about the location which is perfect. It has been 1950's style interior design-wise, but the new owner is fixing/cleaning up the rooms, one at a time. there are new tvs and even free wifi. And, he is NICE. What an improvement since the last time I visited.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge
Address: 64 Bearskin Nck, Rockport, MA 01966-1639
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Rockport
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Rockport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge, located on picturesque Bearskin Neck in historic Rockport, MA. All of our rooms are directly on the ocean in Sandy Bay Harbor with the tide stopping just 15 feet from your door! The front of the hotel is on Bearskin Neck, giving our guests access to all that Rockport has to offer, just steps from your door: beaches, art galleries, gift shops, hiking, music venues, and more. The back of the hotel is on the rocky shore looking out onto one of the most picturesque harbors in the state and provides a serene escape from the bustling town. Our location gives our guests the best of both worlds. ... more   less 
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