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Kensington, Maryland
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Sea Lion is not fancy, but it is clean, easy and in a great location. The motel is convenient to the best beach on Cape Ann -- Good Harbor. The price was right for a quick business trip to Gloucester.

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Thank Mary L
Concord, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My friend and I made an impromptu trip to Gloucester/Rockport area for the day. Since the weather was amazing, we decided to stay another day. This left us scrambling to find a room as many places were booked. We drove by the Sea Lion and drove in to check it out. The price was reasonable and we literally took the... More 

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Thank Jamie S
Massachusetts
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44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We weren't sure what to expect - it's hard to know just from pictures, and even reviews are subjective. Our stay at the Sea Lion Motel was perfect. We got there early, and we asked if we could park at the hotel while we went to the beach, and we were told "no problem". Good Harbor beach is within walking... More 

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Thank lovlilynne
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Nice, average motel. The best feature is location: 3min drive to the beach or 15min walk on main roads to the beach. Also, the front desk gave us a 10$ off parking voucher for surrounding beaches. Big comfortable pool. The ocean isn't really visible from property grounds. Room is basic, no microwave/kitchen sink/silverware. Basic continental breakfast. Next time I would... More 

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Thank chlitue
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Great place for a weekend getaway with friends or family. Rooms were clean and had a great view of the ocean, and couldn't have been more convenient for getting to the beach or to downtown. During a moment of crisis, the staff was incredible and made us feel like family. Can't say it enough- Sea Lion Motel was fantastic!

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Had an excellent stay at the Sea Lion Motel. The staff works extremely hard and are very efficient with cleaning. Rooms were nice and had a lot of space inside. Stayed on the second floor and you could overlook the ocean from the rooms. Gorgeous. Michelle at the Front desk helped us check in and let us know the best... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

A great location with a view of the ocean The rooms were clean & the staff was friendly. You are 5 minutes from Good Harbor Beach & 10 minutes to Rockport & Gloucester center. A great value for the money. I would stay here again but, next time get a room on the 2nd floor or maybe a cabin.

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Lancaster, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Great little place. Had a home-y feel to it. Close to Whale watch ports. If you like walking close to stores and choice of restaurants. Minutes from a Castle. Great family trip. Would recommend for a family trip......

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New York
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42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We were in town for a whale watch and we needed a place to stay. The motel was simple yet comfortable and clean. The reception lady was extremely nice. Be careful of the timings of reception. If you want to check in after 9pm (not sure, pls double check) then you have to inform them in advance, then they can... More 

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1 Thank orbitka
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Nice and close to everything. The staff are very nice, helpful and friendly. We had a room that looked out to the ocean at a distance. Nice heated pool. The only thing I can say wrong about the place is rooms do not have microwave or coffee pots, but they do have small items in the office. Nice and clean... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Sea Lion Motel

Address: 138 Eastern Avenue, Gloucester, MA
Region: United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Gloucester
Price Range: $174 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sea Lion Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Bring a plug extender/adapter - as usual for an older motel, there are not enough conveniently located outlets for chargers, etc.”
 of 5 bubbles lovlilynne, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get a cabin, as you are secluded from the rest of the group. Second Floor rooms have a nicer view outside the room, but not life changing.”
 of 5 bubbles ksharkk11, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The top floor will have a better view of the ocean. Also, if you a microwave & more room get a cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles Tarps86, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in "the house" were awesome, can't speak for the others.”
 of 5 bubbles Hainsc2014, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“We liked the second floor--as I always feel it is quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles spet, 3 May 2016 | Read review
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