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33 Rockport Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930-1917
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 16/03/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 16/03/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Gloucester
The Cape Ann Motor Inn is located directly on Long Beach. Located in Gloucester MA its just 30 miles northeast of Boston. All kitchenettes and guest rooms overlook the ocean, with a beautiful view of Thacher Island and its twin lighthouses. We border the town of Rockport. We are open year round and are dog friendly!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Gift shop
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Room features
Private beach
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
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ohplease40 wrote a review Jun 2022
Prospect Hill, North Carolina95 contributions25 helpful votes
Stayed here about 30 years ago when I lived in NY. Came back for a New England road trip and decided to see if it was still there. It is and it is still a great place. It is basic, rooms are clean, location is great. There is a walkway overlooking the beach outside the rooms, it is like a shared balcony, but everyone is respectful of privacy. The owners are super nice. If you want the Hilton, forget it. If you want clean, family owned lodging, this is the place. Next trip up this way I will be back.
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Date of stay: June 2022
C. DeSantis wrote a review Jun 2022
Wooster, Ohio4 contributions3 helpful votes
The title says it all. Cape Ann Motor Inn is exactly what it's supposed to be. A lovely nostalgic memory of how things used to be. We've been coming for at least 30 years. My Brother and I used to live on Cape Ann, moved away but our Mom still lived in Rockport. Before she moved into senior housing, we'd go to the 'Rockport end' of Long Beach. Such great memories. Then we began staying at Cape Ann Motor Inn. It's so laid back and wonderful (especially off season) and everyone's like family. Thank you guys for being so lovely during our recent stay. We left our Mom in her final resting place. A small family plot in Oak Hill. But her memory remains off Long Beach. As do ours.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Janice O wrote a review Feb 2022
Seabrook, New Hampshire14 contributions4 helpful votes
The location, the beach, the view.....all amazing. The staff is pleasant and helpful and the room was clean and the bed comfortable. The full bathroom had good hot water for showers. I stayed 5 nights in a room with a kitchenette. I booked 9 months ago and specifically asked for one bed and a sofa for reading and relaxing as i travel alone with my dog. My room was 2 beds and no comfortable chair to sit and read. I read in bed :( There were no coffee filters for the coffeemaker, but the office did supply me with some. the baking pan for the oven was too large to fit :( There was nothing to scrub the dishes with like a sponge or scrubbie. I asked for something, but was only given another bottle of dish soap and a towel, so i had to use a facecloth :( The most troubling thing was how thin the walls between the rooms are.....I could literally hear the woman next door to me give her credit card # for a take out order. Thankfully, I am an honest woman
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Date of stay: February 2022
flidais53 wrote a review Nov 2021
Bear, Delaware64 contributions64 helpful votes
We've been here before 8 years prior. Not much has changed. Yes, it is an older establishment, however, the bed was comfortable, we had plenty of hot water and good water pressure. It's nice having the balcony and right on the beach. Sunrise here is lovely. Strictly continental breakfast with great coffee and very tasty, fresh pastries. Due to staffing there was no maid service but you just put a checklist on your door and they deliver towels and toiletries you need. We didn't watch TV or use the internet while here. We sat outdoors and walked the beach. Interestingly, this appears to be a popular dog beach and there are a lot of people walking their dogs. Surprised at some of the negative reviews. It IS a little pricey for what you get but you have to understand that it's not a chain and you are right on the beach.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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WanderingWI wrote a review Oct 2021
10 contributions
This is an older place that is right on the water (Good!). That’s about all that one can be positive about. It is outdated and not clean. Carpet stains, worn woodwork and doors, water stained wood paneling, etc. If there is anyone in a room above you, you will know it—very noisy. Apparently there is no insulation between floors. It says your room has a balcony but it is really only a walkway that runs along the front of the building so people can get to their rooms. NOT a balcony. It is not private in any way. Mattresses are soft and uncomfortable. The rooms are very small and the bathrooms are tiny. The internet is extremely slow. Much too expensive for what you get. This place needs a lot of work.
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Date of stay: October 2021
PATRICIA S wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The mattresses are probably 30 years old, bumps everywhere. I mean for $226 for a Sunday night stay…you could use the money for 2 nights and upgrade the mattress instead of letting the suckers suffer!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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marysuecr wrote a review Jul 2021
Wakefield, Massachusetts3 contributions
Wonderful experience and we do plan to return to the Cape Ann Motor Inn only this time getting a room with a kitchenette. All rooms are beachfront with a wonderful view of the ocean and Thatcher Island. Lots of families with little children.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Josie wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution
Views from the rooms are breath taking, you cannot get a beachfront room for this price! Private beach is quaint and overlooks a couple lighthouses. The rooms could use some updating, no microwave is kind of a downside for longer stays. No room service, but management was very friendly and helpful. Overall, this is the best oceanfront room I’ve ever seen for this price!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
capeannfoodietours wrote a review Dec 2020
Gloucester, Massachusetts22 contributions2 helpful votes
I still can't believe how wonderfully we were treated during our two night stay at Cape Ann Motor Inn! Since I was the bride, I was allowed to check in early. The owner's wife had decorated my room - there were flowers and champagne! My make-up woman showed up as did several friends. One friend even appeared dressed like a butler to offer me a ride in her antique car to the Maritime Center - we were having our ceremony on the Schooner Ardelle. As we left, guests and beach patrons cheered and applauded. It was the perfect way to start my memorable day! Although we reside in Gloucester (right on the harbor actually) due to COVID we wanted to stay close by. At the Cape Ann Motor Inn, it's a whole other world. Starting with listening to the waves and looking at a beautiful beach! So romantic! We're big walkers/swimmers so it was the perfect spot (not as crowded as many other local beaches.) Our room was just perfect and we had everything we needed (like a fridge for all our champagne! We plan to celebrate each anniversary here! Thank you to all who were so friendly/helpful/and generous. My heart is full.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: I like an end room like we had.
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dayzee22 wrote a review Sep 2020
Massachusetts15 contributions1 helpful vote
The reviews I read were not promising.Noise,dingy rooms etc. I was hoping for the best.My experience included a clean room with a comfortable bed.A front row seat to watch the waves from my room.Beautiful walking beach.Staff were pleasant. I was fortunate to have a wonderful time at the Cape Ann Motor Inn.Covid attentive.Hope I have the opportunity to return.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Loran Caputo, General Manager at Cape Ann Motor Inn
Responded 13 Sep 2020
Dayzee22, We at Cape Ann Motor Inn appreciate your high rating and are delighted you had enjoyed your stay. It is wonderful to hear you found your room accommodating and you enjoyed the beautiful views. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cape Ann Motor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Cape Ann Motor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Shalin Liu Performance Center (3.5 km), Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House (5.1 km), and Cape Ann Museum (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cape Ann Motor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Cape Ann Motor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cape Ann Motor Inn?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Cape Ann Motor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cape Ann Motor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Duckworth's Bistrot, Roy Moore Lobster Co, and Sugar Magnolias.
Are pets allowed at Cape Ann Motor Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Cape Ann Motor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sargent House Museum (3.9 km) and Annisquam Village Church (5.6 km).
Does Cape Ann Motor Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Cape Ann Motor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.