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Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel

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Overview
132 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Suites
Housekeeping
Breakfast included
2.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

I found Shea's such a wonderful place to stay. The staff is friendly and accomodating. My room was well maintained and very clean. I am looking forward to my next trip to the area, in part, so that I can stay at Shea's once again!!!

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Bill S
Response from GayleM466, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & MotelResponded September 11, 2018

Thank you!!! So glad to hear you had a great time. We look forward to see you again! Gayle

Reviewed September 6, 2018

We've tried places up and down the coast in this area and for value and quality this is hard to beat. Very nice room with super-comfortable bed, kitchenette and great service. Very convenient to Cape Ann, the Crane mansion and beach (our favorite), Glouchester and...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank browland1436
Response from Gayle M, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & MotelResponded September 7, 2018

Thank you Bruce! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we will see you next year!! Gayle

Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful motel! Quaint rooms, friendly staff, beautiful views! Pride of ownership abounds throughout! The rooms are on the smaller side, but you likely won't be in your room too long! There are plenty of shops and restaurants to keep everyone busyMore

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Nora H
Response from Gayle M, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & MotelResponded September 5, 2018

Hello Nora - thank you so much for your kind and positive feedback... We strive to meet guest expectations and work hard to show we care through the grounds and the cleanliness and crispness of our quintessential motel rooms, and boutique suite Inn rooms. Thanks...More

Reviewed September 2, 2018

I chose the smallest, cheapest room of the motel (still 110 USD). There was no picture of it on the motel's website but I was only staying one night so I took a chance. The room was okay, a few spiderwebs in the corners. The...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Elodie R
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We love this little motel. Perfect for our needs while visiting friends & family. We prefer not to stay at someone's home, this works out well. Our favorite room is #15 at the end, closest to the river. Only have a neighbor on one side...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank SwankyYankee
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About
Description
Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel is a 21 room property comprised of the Inn and the Motel. The Inn is an 18th century colonial that was fully renovated in 2015 and given a new life as the most romantic place to stay in More Essex. This 6 room Inn is open year round and has retained much of its original charm. From hardwood floors to inviting sitting areas, each room is quintessential New England. The Motel is a 15 room property that just couldn't be more delightful! Open for the spring and summer, we also welcome guests in the winter-time to 4 beautifully renovated motel rooms! Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
21
Price range
US$120 - US$196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Essex River House Motel
Also Known As
Essex River House Hotel Essex
Location
United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Essex
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
21
Price range
US$120 - US$196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Essex River House Motel
Also Known As
Essex River House Hotel Essex
Location
United States > Massachusetts > Cape Ann > Essex
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Traveller (99)
Room & Suite (30)
Pool & Beach (5)
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Tobbie G
October 9, 2017|
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Response from 303marya | Reviewed this property |
Our room did but not sure if all the rooms do. Best to call and check.
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HarleyRider
August 5, 2016|
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Response from SheasInn_Motel | Property representative |
Hi Harley, thank you for your question. We do not have onsite laundry facilities but there is a laundromat in Ipswich which is only about a 10 minute drive from here.
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Room Tips
"The motel sits back off the road near the river. Very quiet toward the back."
768rebeccal
Oct. 16, 2018
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"We were in the stand alone cottage which was perfect for us."
cstoker
Oct. 10, 2018
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"Try to get a room in the Inn"
Anabansha
Sep. 18, 2018
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"We like Room 4, spacious and quiet."
browland1436
Sep. 6, 2018
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