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Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Billings
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love antique shops, local color, and a clean facility, this might be a place for you. However, if you like coffee, you will not find a coffee maker. in your room or the hotel office. If you really need your cuppa in the morning, a fast sprint across a busy road will get you to Dunkin' Donuts (where...

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La Canada Flintridge, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Room 1 in the main Inn and it was perfect for lounging and entertaining as it had a roomy sitting area with sweeping views of the river and beyond. There is also a good size deck for sitting and enjoying the view. Gayle was very welcoming and professional. Being newly refurbished, the main house had a lovely...

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SheasInn_Motel, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Hi Michele - thank you so much, I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and your appreciation of the essence of the Inn.(Circa: 1760) The refurbishing of this historical property was a labor of love paying tribute to the architecture of this "grand lady", while offering amenities of today for your comfort. I'm so glad you were able to...

Newbury, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed with 2 other couples in the Inn. We had H4 with a gorgeous deck. The bathroom was awesome. Gayle, the manager, made us feel very welcome and was so helpful to us when we were making reservations and when we arrived. We ate at Shea's Riverside next door and it was great. Wonderful food, servers, and bartenders. Very...

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SheasInn_Motel, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Laura-Bob, it was an absolute pleasure to host your get-a-way with your friends. So pleased you enjoyed Shea's Inn and Shea's Riverside Restaurant... you folks sure know how to kick back and have fun!! I'm already looking forward to your next stay with us. Thanks again Gayle

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot on the water with views from the room, and plenty of places to sit outside and watch the boats go by. Motel & Inn are close to restaurants and stores. Riversbend, Shea's, CK and dont forget to try the ginger scallion lobster at Fortune Palace. Also, they have a very friendly staff! Gayle is the best

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SheasInn_Motel, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Brian! I'm so happy things worked out and you folks loved the adjoining rooms for your family accommodations. I especially liked the assistance I got from your daughters who kept me in-line when I left the outside pole lamps on during the morning time. (-: I'm looking forward to your next visit in June. Thanks again, your family...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had three couples who celebrated a birthday. We had a great time. The rooms were great with enough space to have a great birthday party! The restaurant was fabulous. We will do it again! The help in both the restaurant and hotel were very cheerful and helpful.

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SheasInn_Motel, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Hi Al - thank you so much! It was a fun get-a-way for you all and I'm pleased your loved the rooms, enjoyed the deck for celebrating your friends birthday, and capped off the night next door at Shea's Riverside Restaurant for a yummy dinner..... Certainly works for enjoying Essex, the River, and just parking your car and enjoying our...

Hooksett, New Hampshire, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely place!!! We stayed in the inn portion of the property, room 4. Oh. My Goodness! What a room! We had a private deck that overlooked the river and I swear I could've sat there all day! The room was perfectly appointed with a fabulous bathroom as well. Bed was very comfortable and linens/furnishings were higher quality and...

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SheasInn_Motel, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Dawn C.! It was a pleasure to have you and your Husband stay with us. So glad you enjoyed the deck (you brought the sun and warmth with you), and I look forward to having you stay with us again soon!! Gayle

Portland, Maine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night in the Inn. Grew up in Gloucester and know the area very well, but was still surprised to try out this gem tucked right off "the causeway" in Essex. This is a combo year-round Inn with attached motel units. Under new ownership in the last 2 years, and it looks like significant updating and maintenance has been...

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SheasInn_Motel, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Hello and thank you so much for your positive review of your stay at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel. We've worked hard since purchasing the property to restore our 1760's Inn to it's glory while still giving guests the modern amenities we all love. We also have restored 4 rooms in our Motel over this past winter and we'll keep...

Hudson River Valley, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needed a long weekend to unwind and reconnect with my New England 'roots' and this was a lovely, reasonably priced and friendly place to do both. I stayed in the large suite with King bed, beautiful bathroom, comfortable sitting area, kitchenette, dining table and fabulous views of the marshes and river. Ate 3 excellent meals at Shea's restaurant next door,...

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Long Island, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family was visiting the area for our cousins wedding and we had 4 rooms in the Inn. The rooms were all immaculate and beautifully decorated. Many antique features with upgrades to the bathrooms and lighting. If you are a light sleeper you can hear some hallway noise. The sun through our sliding glass door to the deck was beautiful...

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SheasInn_Motel, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Diane, it was a pleasure hosting you in our Inn and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and accommodations. I hope you will come back and stay with us again! Gayle McKinley

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I work for a major hotel chain and I was a little leery about staying at a local motel. There is NO reason to worry! The accommodations at Shea's are beautifully well appointed and sparkling clean. The rooms have every luxury you could imagine and then some! From the wonderful staff, to the luxurious bedding, dual shower heads, fireplace and...

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SheasInn_Motel, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel, responded to this review

Hi Gina - thank you so much!! We so enjoyed having your and your family stay with us in the Inn and I'm so pleased your enjoyed yourselves and your accommodations. I too, hope you can come back again very soon! Thanks again, Gayle McKinley

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel (formerly the Essex River House Motel) is a 21 room property comprised of the Inn and the Motel. The Inn is an 18th century colonial that was fully renovated in 2015 and given a new life as the most romantic place to stay in Essex.This 6 room Inn is open year round and has retained all of its original charm. From hardwood floors to inviting sitting areas, each room is quintessential New England. The Motel is a 15 room property that just couldn't be more delightful! Open for the spring and summer, we welcome you to bring your dogs along for your trip and offer a variety of bed configurations to best fit your family's needs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel

Address: 132 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304 (Formerly Essex River House Motel)
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Essex
Price Range: ₹ 7,690 - ₹ 16,221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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“The second floor rooms in the back of the Inn may be slightly quieter than room #1 on the first level.”
princemichele, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Choose one of the motel rooms for marsh view. Upstairs, rear of Inn also offers views.”
SecretPollyanna, 6 May 2017 | Read review
“The only indoor stairs to room 6 were steep. If that is a problem I would choose any of the other rooms.”
180dianew, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Every room is a good room!”
Z6868VDginab, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the back”
rrpstax, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
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