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Scotia, New York
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We discovered this gem of a motel on TripAdvisor when we were planning a trip to Cape Ann a few years ago, and we've now stayed with them three times! The rooms are clean and well-tended, the grounds are lovely with a nice little pool, and the breakfast is an added bonus. Close to Good Harbor Beach, a short walk...

Thank Alimo711
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We had a warm welcome when we arrived.cozy room with a wonderful view of Good Harbor. We needed extra towels and received them promptly. Good continental breakfast. Hope to get acknowledge to the Vista Motel again soon.

Thank bearymare
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We went to Gloucester for a family reunion. One of my Gloucester cousins suggested Vista. Beautiful views of Good Harbor beach and a short ride to Rockport with all it's Art Galleries etc. Excellent, courteous staff and clean, spacious rooms, all with a view of the Atlantic. Very close to fishing docks in Gloucester where we took advantage of Gloucester...

Thank Ricky4245
Oshawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 August 2014

My daughter and I stayed the night at the Vista. The room was clean and well maintained with a lovely view of the Atlantic from the front patio. The Ocean is a bit further away than it appears in the photos (about a 10 minute walk to a beautiful beach) but the view is terrific anyway. The property is nice...

Thank MazinawMartin
Branford, Connecticut
Reviewed 31 July 2014

This was our first stay at the Vista and we will definitely be back. Room: A The room was quite spacious for two (we had two queen beds); deck overlooking Good Harbor Beach - what a view! We spent a good deal of time relaxing and enjoying the scenery. Our room had a carport below which was perfect as we...

Thank mootz
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We were overall very pleased with the Vista. The value was great for a clean, well cared for motel. The breakfast could use a little fruit, there were only very hard apples during our stay. Also, the pool was not heated as advertised. Neither of those things would prevent us from staying again!

Thank HappyMamma0322
Rochester, NY
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This is our 20th year in a row in Gloucester, MA and our second year in a row at the Vista. The rooms are clean and bright and Good Harbor beach is less than a half mile walk away. If walking isn't for you than the Vista offers a $10. off pass for beach parking but you need to get...

Thank pl1955
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Have been bringing my nieces for an overnight to the beach for several years now. We would not stay at any other motel. We love the deluxe queen room; very large room with two comfy queen beds, a drive-under carport, ocean views, small refrigerator, small microwave, coffee machine, plus you get discounted parking at spectacular Good Harbor Beach and ice...

Thank Diane J
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 July 2014

My husband & I have traveled to Gloucester & Good Harbor Beach on & off during the past 37 summers with & without our children who are now adults. We love Good Harbor Beach for it's pristine sand, sea glass-colored water & breathtaking view of the Atlantic. We have stayed at another inn on Atlantic Road all of the past...

Thank debconnolly
Reviewed 23 July 2014

It is no wonder that Vista continues to receive favourable reviews. It genuinely deserves them. Special mention goes to the lovely cleaning team. Receptionist was so pleasant . Her daughter, Tina you will see on Captain Bill's Whale watching boat. She is great and is an enthusiastic whale researcher ,

Thank aallison

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on a high knoll overlooking beautiful Good Harbor Beach, the Vista Motel is your Gloucester, Massachusetts getaway. We offer Standard, Deluxe and Efficiency rooms all with gorgeous ocean views, DirecTV with HBO, individual air conditioning, and mini fridge/microwave and coffeemaker. Additionally there is an outdoor heated swimming pool, 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. And, the Vista has the most friendly staff on Cape Ann! See for yourself and you, too, will become a Vista regular! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vista Motel

Address: 22 Thatcher Rd, Scenic 127A, Gloucester, MA 01930-3196
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
Price Range: ₹ 9,418 - ₹ 17,334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vista Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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