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22 Thatcher Rd Scenic 127A, Gloucester, MA 01930-3196
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Updated 12/05/22


#2 of 7 in Gloucester
Travellers' Choice
Located on a high knoll overlooking beautiful Good Harbor Beach, the Vista Motel is your Gloucester, Massachusetts getaway. We offer Standard, Deluxe and Premium rooms all with gorgeous ocean views. Additionally each room has DirecTV with HBO, individual air conditioning, mini fridge, microwave and coffeemaker, free WiFi along with free local and long-distance phone calls. Also complimentary is a lovely continental breakfast, ice for you cooler and the USA Today. A gorgeous pool with a view, outdoor and heated, completes the picture. And, the Vista has the most friendly staff on Cape Ann! See for yourself and you, too, will become a Vista regular!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Kids stay free
Taxi service
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Board games / puzzles
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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David M wrote a review 25 May
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Immaculate facility and rooms. Bedding was comfortable and the rooms are spacious. The breakfast was delicious. The location is convenient to the beaches and all there is to see in the Cape Ann area. The staff was great. Attentive, friendly, knowledgeable and genuine. We loved it.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Laura Dow, Owner at The Vista
Responded 2 days ago
I love living in Gloucester because we are genuine, authentic, and real. It makes me very happy that visitors experience the same. Thank you for reviewing and I hope we'll see you again in Gloucester at The Vista. Best, Laura
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TheGrahamsScituateRI wrote a review 19 May
Foster107 contributions17 helpful votes
We absolutely loved this motel. Very clean. We stayed on the second floor with our own balcony. Very convenient to Rockport, fishing port of Gloucester and numerous hiking trails and state parks. The breakfast is continental that included baked breads, fruit, yogurt, hard boiled eggs. Our room had two burners, pots, pans and dishes. Would love to go back in the fall. Shaw's and Stop and Shop nearby.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: we paid a little extra to stay on the second floor and we were not disappointed.
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Response from , Owner at The Vista
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking time to write a very informative review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you next visit. Fall is a great time of year to come. Best, Laura
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Gary S wrote a review 15 May
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We just stayed 6 days and 5 nights at the Vista in Gloucester, Ma. I looked at all the great reviews from past guest of the Vista in hopes to find the words that would express our time there. I was looking for something unique. We agree with all that the Vista is a wonderful place. Great accommodations, great location and the staff from the Office to Housekeepers are very friendly. But what makes it unique we think is the Owner/Manager Laura Dow. Her kindness, informative approach made breakfast morning a pleasure. I guess the word we are looking for is unique. You don’t fine this today. More businesses should follow her thinking. Gary and Shirley Shaffer/Pennsylvania Ps. Already made reservations to come back next year.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: view, view, views
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Response from , Owner at The Vista
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your kind words. It was so nice to chat with you during your stay and look forward to the next time you visit. Best, Laura
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georgeandgracie46 wrote a review Oct 2021
Dover, New Hampshire185 contributions72 helpful votes
Our room was very clean and you couldn’t ask for a better location. The staff were very friendly as well. The bed wasn’t the most comfortable I’ve been in but it was OK. The continental breakfast was pretty good too. I’d definitely return here or recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Laura Dow, Owner at The Vista
Responded 22 Oct 2021
Thank you, I appreciate your review. I would very much like to know which room you were in so I can note it. We'll be checking all of our rooms when we close for the season to see which beds need updating. Our guest's comments are our most reliable source. Thank you again for staying and for reviewing. I look forward to your next visit. Best, Laura
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Nancy C wrote a review Oct 2021
McDonough, Georgia34 contributions4 helpful votes
We were only here one night but would definitely go back. The views of the ocean were beautiful. The reception area was clean and the little dog was very welcoming! The room was super clean and big with 2 big windows facing the ocean (across from Good Harbor Beach) and a front door of the room that when you went outside had a little table and chairs to sit and look at the ocean. Price was great too!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Laura Dow, Owner at The Vista
Responded 22 Oct 2021
Thank you so much for your review. I'm thrilled you enjoyed your stay and Eddy's wagging welcome! I hope you can come back again. Best, Laura
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Vista
Which popular attractions are close to The Vista?
Nearby attractions include Good Harbor Beach (1.1 km), Long Beach (0.2 km), and Ten Pound Lighthouse (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Vista?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Vista?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Vista?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Vista?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Vista?
Conveniently located restaurants include Charlie's Place, Zeke's Place, and Steve Connolly.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Vista?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Vista?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sargent House Museum (2.3 km) and Annisquam Village Church (5.0 km).
Does The Vista have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is The Vista accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.