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138 Eastern Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930-1854
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#5 of 7 in Gloucester

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Gloucester, Sea Lion Motel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Sea Lion Motel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Gloucester.

As your “home away from home,” the motel rooms offer a refrigerator, air conditioning, and extra long beds, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to a sun terrace while staying at Sea Lion Hotel. In addition, Sea Lion Motel offers a pool and barbeque facilities, which will help make your Gloucester trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Nearby landmarks such as Main Street (1.4 mi) and Sargent House Museum (1.5 mi) make Sea Lion Motel a great place to stay when visiting Gloucester.

While visiting Gloucester, you may want to try some crab at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Passports Restaurant, Seaport Grille, or The Gloucester House Restaurant.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Ten Pound Lighthouse (0.1 mi), which is a popular attraction amongst tourists, and it is within walking distance.

Sea Lion Motel is sure to make your visit to Gloucester one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Vending machine
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Fence around pool
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German
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Ihsahn wrote a review 10 May
Lincoln, New Hampshire118 contributions47 helpful votes
We stayed one night while visiting friends in nearby Beverly. The rates were lower here than other area hotels, and we hadn’t planned on doing much more than sleeping here, so the Sea Lion was a perfect choice for us. We had a room on the lower level and couldn’t see the ocean from our windows, but you can see it in the distance from the parking lot. The upper level rooms appeared to have good views from the balconies outside. There is an outdoor pool, but it hadn’t opened for the season yet when we stayed. Our room was tiny, with a queen bed, a small table with two chairs, a closet and a mini fridge and microwave. A small TV sat atop a chest of drawers. There was just enough room to walk around the bed, but little more. Again, this was fine as we spent very little time in the room. There was an adjacent bathroom with a tub/shower combo. If you are looking to stretch out here over a couple of days, you’ll want to request a larger unit. All in all, we found our stay enjoyable enough. The staff at the front desk was friendly and our room was very clean. We did have to relocate 3 spiders found walking on the ceiling over the course of our stay, but that’s likely due to the change in seasons in New England. They were small and innocuous enough, and I mention it only so that housekeeping can keep an extra eye out for possible “roommates”. Additionally, the bed in our room (I don’t recall the unit number) was starting to sag in the middle. We slept pretty well regardless.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: If you want a view, request a high floor.
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HelpfulAngel wrote a review Nov 2021
Atlanta, Georgia991 contributions473 helpful votes
We found this place driving up from Salem to Rockport. We called the motel to see if they had availability and the lady on the phone was very kind and helpful and even gave us a last minute discount. The motel room was very basic and simple but very clean. The Wi-Fi was spotty. We did hear what sounded like barking dogs in the middle of the night - or were they barking sealions - no idea. The lady at the front desk in the evening was really friendly and helpful. They offered coffee and breakfast bars in the morning. The motel is close to Rockport.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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John doe wrote a review Aug 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Very nice. Clean updated room, nice pool. Close to Good Harbor Beach. Close to downtown, gas stations, restaurants and supermarkets. Staff/owner was very helpful and friendly. Highly recommended. Reasonably price.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
nysaca wrote a review Aug 2021
Endicott20 contributions6 helpful votes
This was my 3rd stay and I just love it. The location is perfect, the pool and distant ocean view is great. The rooms are clean and beds comfy! But, most of all, the entire staff is so friendly and nice! They truly go out of their way to make their guests happy! I look forward to my next trip in October!
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Date of stay: August 2021
Marise wrote a review Aug 2021
Chalan Pago Ordot, Mariana Islands5 contributions
I stayed here in an efficiency for several months as a travel nurse. Staff is great and management on top of every need. The pool was great, the cabin grand, I worked crazy hours but it was nice to know that if I needed something I had a number to call. Would not hesitate staying again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sea Lion Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Sea Lion Motel?
Nearby attractions include Shalin Liu Performance Center (4.1 km), Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House (4.1 km), and Cape Ann Museum (2.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sea Lion Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sea Lion Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sea Lion Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Sea Lion Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sea Lion Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Duckworth's Bistrot, Roy Moore Lobster Co, and Sugar Magnolias.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sea Lion Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sea Lion Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Sea Lion Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sargent House Museum (2.4 km) and Annisquam Village Church (4.7 km).