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Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
1 review
“Wonderful Coastal Stay”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Who visits a town primarily for the hotel? I did! During a recent road trip, I had an extra day and stumbled on Rockport and this amazingly quaint hotel. You're in the middle of everything and yet secluded. Lots of privacy, amazing views of lobster fisherman and sailboating, birds. Do stay here! Great breakfast to be had across the street

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bearskinecklodge, Owner at Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Hello,

Thank you for the nice review! I am glad you stumbled upon us and enjoyed your stay. Rockport is truly a unique town and we hope to see you again if you are in the area.
Sincerely,
Krystle
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  • Sleep Quality
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Baltimore, Maryland
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Amazing location, sitting right on the ocean. Very small motor lodge, 8 rooms total, quaint, lovely location. Motor lodge sits on Bearskin Neck in Rockport, which is the hub of the town. Parking is tough in Rockport, but at the motor lodge, each room has a park. We loved being able to park the car for the weekend and walk to everything. The cool thing is that although the lodge is on the road and right in the heart of things, it feels really private. The bathroom sides of the rooms face the street, so your bedroom area faces the ocean, with a balcony and chairs to relax in. Makes the bedroom area quet and peaceful. At night you are sung to sleep by the crashing of the waves on the rocks just outside your door. Better than any music you can play!! This is an older establishment so it does not have the feel of a Marriott, but it is charming, spotless and cozy. The staff is wonderful, felt like we were truely welcomed and that they wanted us to have a great stay. Was really impressed with how many towels were in the bathroom!!! There is also an adjoing sundeck with tables and lounge chairs, great place to relax! You can get a carry out lobster just a couple buildings down and enjoy right on the deck. Close to all of the restaurants, kayak rentals, boat tours, beaches, shops, theatre etc. Highly recommend!!!

Room Tip: Room 5 on second floor is an end unit so you have windows on three sides. Great cross winds!!!
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Bearskinecklodge, Owner at Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Hello,

Thank you for the lovely review. Parking can be very tough in Rockport if you are coming up for the day. I am glad you were able to enjoy our location and easy parking. One of the best things about Rockport is that you can walk almost everywhere, making it a truly relaxing getaway. While we are located right in the heart of Rockport on Bearskin Neck, I am happy to see you enjoyed the serenity of our ocean front rooms. Many people say it feels like two different worlds because the back of the hotel, on the ocean, seems so secluded. I am also glad to hear that we at the hotel were helpful during your stay. We certainly hope to see you again if you are in Rockport!
Sincerely,
Krystle
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Toronto
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We stayed two nights in a king room on the first floor, car parked right outside the door. Before we booked we had checked the reviews and thought we can't get much closer to the ocean than that! Everything was just as described, clean comfortable room, with a small table and chairs looking out over the water where we ate our breakfast each morning. Staff were very pleasant and answered any questions we had. Helmuts strudel is so close you can smell the aroma of good coffee and baked goods, would recommend the muffins for breakfast. It was our first visit to the area and I would say we will return to stay at this lodge, and recommend to friends.

Room Tip: I think the second floor rooms would be our first choice.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bearskinecklodge, Owner at Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Hello,

Thank you so much for the nice review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed our location and newly renovated rooms. Helmut's Strudel, which is right across the street, is one of many amazing breakfast spots in Rockport. We certainly look forward to seeing you in the future!
Sincerely,
Krystle
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Winsted, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful experience at the lodge. It is wonderful that you have parking for your guests. The location is marvelous. I loved the view and the smell of the ocean through the open windows. Although it was on Main Street in Rockport, it was very quiet and calm. It was so peaceful and relaxing. The room was bright and cool. I was happy to see that there was a hairdryer since I didn't bring mine. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The shops in the area are quaint and everyone is so friendly. The room was very comfortable and the view off the deck was fantastic. I would highly recommend this place, although I'd really like it to be a best kept secret!!! That's a little selfish though!
I would have posted photos but for some reason they kept getting denied for being too large. I tried multiple times.

Room Tip: There are two levels to the lodge. Both have beautiful views of the ocean. There are stairs to the...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bearskinecklodge, Owner at Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 3 September 2014
Hello,

Thank you so much for the nice review. It is very nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay and your time in Rockport. The views are great, I have to agree. The sunsets directly behind the hotel, leaving every guest with an amazing view of the red sky each night. I certainly hope we see you again on your next trip to Rockport.
Sincerely,
Krystle
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Long Island, New York
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

We did a spur of the moment trip and were LUCKY enough to find this Lodge on the water! Beautiful views, immaculate rooms, quiet, relaxing location. Professional yet friendly Innkeepers!
Area around the hotel is wonderfully quiet at night. A+++++!!

Room Tip: Our room on the 2nd floor had an outstanding view!
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Bearskinecklodge, Owner at Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Hello,

Thank you for the amazing review. I am glad we were able to make your stay special and you enjoyed the hotel! Rockport is a great town and we hope to see you again soon!
Sincerely,
Krystle
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Savoy, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2014

My mom and I stayed at the at the Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge last summer while I was on business in the area. The intent was to get a place near town where my mom could spend some time while I was working. It was the first time for both of us in Rockport. It was a lovely surprise in many ways. First, the Father/Daughter hosts at the motel were very nice and accommodating. We immediately felt as though we were family. Location - the location is perfect. It's close to all the action, but at the end of the way so as to avoid the unnecessary traffic. The water is just outside your window. Everything is well within walking distance. Loved it and it comes in high recommendation.
Tony

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Bearskinecklodge, Owner at Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Hello,

Thank you so much for the nice review and kind words about us! I have to agree, Rockport is a unique and truly lovely little town. There is so much to do, especially in the summer and fall! I am glad you enjoyed your visit. I see you stayed with us in 2013. I hope you can come back again and visit us as we have completely updated all the rooms over the 2014 winter season. You can see photos online under management photos.

Sincerely,
Krystle
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Bearskin Neck is an adorable town, very walkable, and staying here at the Motor Lodge is the only way to go! It is right at water's edge, so you are able to take full advantage of the fabulous setting. Walk to the edge of the rocky pier and you will feel like you are miles away from civilization. Get fried clams at Top Dog, and walk them back to the inn, and sit on the adirondack chairs facing the ocean on the deck adjacent to the Lodge, and break open a bottle of wine (just be sure you bring your wine from home...no bottles are sold in Rockport). Heaven! Everything we wanted to do in this town is a short distance from the Lodge--renting Kayaks, eating lobster at Roy Moore, and purchasing the best chocolate ever from Tuck's. The rooms are clean, simple, and all you need. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Room Tip: We liked staying on the second floor; felt more private. And the end rooms are probably the quietes...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bearskinecklodge, Owner at Bearskin Neck Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Hello,

Thank you so much for the stellar review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed all that Rockport has to offer. Though we are a small coastal town, there is so much to do as you mentioned. If the weather is nice, kayaking is wonderful. The beach is also less than a 1/2 a mile from the hotel for anyone just looking to relax.

Good point, Rockport is a semi-dry town. What that means is that you can get a drink with dinner at most of the restaurants. You can also enjoy wine, beer, or anything else while staying with us, just make sure to stop in Gloucester on your way in because there are no liquor stores in Rockport.

We certainly hope to see you on your next trip to Rockport.
Sincerely,\
Krystle
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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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