April 30, 2013
Great view and location. Very clean and tidy. Close to grocery. Nicely refurbished buildings, facility, amenities. Too early in season for me to use pool, but I only needed a place for the night. Friendly staff.
~ Jim Chisolm, Mashpee, MA
April 28, 2013
Beautiful room with beautiful view! Clean, fresh, nicely supplied. I just needed a place to stay for one night. Sadly I must head home today or I’d stay longer. I will recommend the Vista and would hope to return for a longer stay.
April 27, 2013
We loved it – the view, hospitality, delicious coffee! Mad us feel so welcome. We relaxed!
April 26, 2013
A brief but pleasant stay. A beautiful view day or night (we enjoyed the moon last night). For a mother/daughter getaway this was perfect. Thanks.
March 2, 2013
This was my first visit to Gloucester, MA and I must say that choosing the Vista Motel for my accommodations was a great choice. Both the outside and inside appearance of the motel had a very clean and tidy appeal. The rooms were clean and roomy and the furniture gave it a homey feel! There was no smoky or foul odor which is always a plus, plus! The view from the sliding door was beautiful, also. Overall, a great stay! Thank you Vista.
~ Suzanne, North Stonington, CT
February 9, 2013
I’ve lived in Gloucester all of my 60 years and really had never been to this motel. Pleasantly surprised by what I found. Nice room & other amenities. The kitchen equipment is new & everything was spotless. Great view! the owners are friendly & accommodating. I will recommend to business associates & friends visiting. Rode out the last half of the blizzard of 2013 at the Vista!
~ Stephen Palazzola, Rockport, MA
December 4, 2012
Once again my stay here was great. You guys are always so helpful and friendly, for crying out loud your even gave me great weather. Thank you for your great service and hopefully we’ll see you next year.
~ David Medico, San Diego, CA
October 21, 2012
I felt very comfortable this week, you reserved Larry and I, and all your employees were wonderful in meeting our needs. We look forward to returning to stay with you again in the future. Keep up the good work.
~Larry & Lorraine Cavolina, Southampton, NY
October 14, 2012
Our room was great and very clean. We enjoy coming here to stay. The grounds look beautiful. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.
~Paul Straube, Aldan, PA
October 12, 2012
I was here 30 years ago and The Vista still was a great place to stay. I love the changes but never lose that 80′s feeling- tiles, bath are the same with updated fixtures, but the ambiance is still warm. Friendly and how can you ever replace that view!
October 10, 2012
Accommodations were excellent. Staff was extremely nice. We had an excellent experience.
~Bud & Mary Craven, Jackson, MO
October 8, 2012
Very nice stay! Clean, inviting, great staff. We will be back!
~Rodney Bronson, Saugerties, NY
October 5, 2012
Your facility is wonderful! From check-in to room accommodation to magnificent breakfast and with ocean views- it is perfect! Most particularly superb is the young woman who checked me in on Friday Oct. 5th. she was enthusiastic, warm, friendly etc. I travel quite a bit and she is definitely exceptional.
~Sharon Pelton, Lisle, IL
This is the nicest motel we have ever found while vacationing. The clean, spacious rooms made us feel at home. The ocean view was exhilarating! Your WiFi worked better than any place we have stayed as well the only negative I can think of is not being able to spend more time here.
~Linda Bake, Jewett, OH
September 22, 2012
Love, love, love the breath-taking view from our room. Love, love, love that we could bring the dogs. Love, love, love Good Harbor Beach!
The continental breakfast was a perfect way to start the day. Grounds are gorgeous, well-maintained. Room was not fancy- yet was perfect for what we needed. Very clean & tidy. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
~Kim Condon & Kay Marshall, Natick, MA
September 21, 2012
Beautiful room, clean & neat. Everything works great. Wonderful views. Owners were very courteous & helpful. Overall- great stay.
~Larry & Anne Owen, Easley, SC
September 19, 2012
We really enjoyed our Stay. Room was great! Thank you!
September 11, 2012
Thank you for your hospitality. We have traveled for years and stayed in many places in different states and you are now at the top of our list in every category and more. Good luck and prosperity in the future.
~Mary M. Murphy, Boston, MA
September 6, 2012
Very nice. I slept very well in your nice hotel. Everyone was helpful and made us feel at home – especially Lani who went out of her way to accommodate us.
~ Ann Leinert, Enfield, CT
September 3, 2012
Loved our stay! Our room – the grounds – the pool – the staff – the location – the ocean – all made for a wonderful vacation. We will definitely be back to the Vista.
~ The Schoonbecks, Schenectady, NY
August 25, 2012
Once again (after 6 – 7 years) we were very pleased with the Vista. The new rugs, helpful personnel, and clean (firm/new?) beds. Clean pool and new continental breakfast area. The property keeps getting updated and is maintained very well. We will be returning in the fall probably with friends.
~ Laurie K. Giddens, Marblehead, MA
August 22, 2012
We loved staying here. This was our second time. We stayed for a couple of nights two years ago. Our kids love the pool, the great breakfast treats (donuts & muffins) and walking to the beach. Our sixteen year old loved sleeping in. We had to come again for our 2oth anniversary even with the kids!!
August 22, 2012
We enjoyed our stay at the Vista, our room was spacious and had a beautiful view of the Good harbor Beach. We also enjoyed the continental breakfast and are looking forward to our next visit.
~ Sonia Pehlivanian, Montreal, Quebec
August 19, 2012
We’ve stayed a the Vista for a few days in August for more than ten years. The Vista has everything our car-free family needs: kitchenette, short walk to a safe and fun beach, and great supermarket, not to mention a clean laundromat. The view is my cell phone’s wallpaper. The pool has a deep and shallow part, perfect for families. Staff is warm and helpful; breakfast all you can eat, including fruit for later. My husband starts asking me to reserve in January!
~ Emy V., Mamaroneck, NY
August 9, 2012
We had a great visit here at the Vista! We enjoyed a generous continental breakfast and it was a pleasant walk to the beach. We will be back!
~ Karadenes Family, Greenfield Center, NY
July 28, 2012
This is our fifth year staying at the Vista with our grandchildren. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, our grandchildren did not want to leave. They loved the beach and the pool and playing ball on the lawn at night. Hopefully we will all be back next year. P.G.
~ James & Rosaleen Matthews, Columbus, OH
July 22, 2012
You’re doing great! We had a wonderful time, we haven’t been here in 5 years and we are so impressed with all that has been done. The rooms are immaculate and the personal service is outstanding. We will definitely be back!
~ Renee Clements, Jim Vumbaco, Cheshire, CT
July 4, 2012
We had a room that overlooked the pool & the ocean – beyond our expectations. Staff was friendly & very helpful when we had questions. I would recommend everyone stay at the Vista!
~ Audra Hedden, Schenectady, NY
June 30, 2012
As usual, the accommodations were clean, comfortable and well appointed. The staff went out of their way to ensure our vacation was enjoyable. Time passed too quickly and we look forward to returning with our family next year.
~ Frank and Lois Cerreta, Morristown, NJ
June 24, 2102
What a wonderful place! Beautiful view, nice room, friendly staff, breakfast is included, pool and very reasonable! We are definitely coming back!
June 21, 2012
This is my third stay at the Vista and it is always nice. You cannot beat the fabulous view. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The breakfast is an added bonus and very satisfying and the location is perfect for doing the things we want to do. We stayed in the Deluxe rooms. They are huge!
~ Penny Rasmussen, Falls Church, VA
June 18, 2012
Great service, very, very clean, love it here. Can’t wait to come back.
~ Conway, Voorheesville, NY
June 17, 2012
I have stayed a the Vista several times a year since 2006. Every visit proves that the Vista is the best value on Cape Ann. The rooms are always getting updated and renovated, the staff is friendly and helpful, and every stay is better than the last. The Vista will remain my #1 choice when staying on Cape Ann.
June 15, 2012
This has been the most pleasant sojourn of our 6 weeks in the USA. The area around here has some of the most pleasing villages & towns – all within easy reach from the Vista Motel. Perhaps most of all however has been the motel itself. We were in one of the “Efficiencies” - which was a complete abode in its own right. It was a pleasure indeed to open our curtain in the mornings and look at the panorama of sea and land before us. This truly is the Vista Motel.
~ William Wilkins, Runaway Bay, Queensland, Australia
June 10, 2012
We enjoyed our stay at the Vista. Nice people, nice landscape, clean rooms, great views.
June 9, 2012
Rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious with a fabulous view from the windows and balconies. Beach nearby, quiet, away from the traffic but close to Gloucester and Rockport, with the priceless gift of sea breezes and friendly people.
~ Margaret Redviers, Woodstock, NY
June 8, 2012
I travel over 200+ days a year. I stay at the major hotel chains. I was a bit anxious when my wife booked us a room at the Vista. I can truly say that this motel is second to none in terms of cleanliness, comfort and hospitality. Breakfast is unbelievably great. There is nothing like starting out with a hot muffin in the morning. I highly recommend the Vista!
~ Brent White, Indianapolis, IN
April 23, 2012
Two things impressed me about the Vista Motel. The first was the attitude of the employees. The other local places that I called insisted on a two night minimum stay and were rude when I tried to negotiate down to a single night. Not these folks. They were warm, friendly and very helpful. The second was the condition of the room. It was spotless. Add to that the great view of Good Harbor Beach and the ocean beyond, the coffee and muffins in the morning, the comfortable beds with crisp, fresh smelling sheets….It was a great value.
I’m going back…often.
~ H. Burns, Pepperell, MA
April 14, 2012
Beautiful scenery – looking out over Good Harbor. All staff were helpful and went out of their way to make our stay at Vista Motel enjoyable. Rooms were clean and comfortable – hope to return again soon. Thank you.
~ The Bodaks, Dennisport, MA
April 5, 2012
My 10th year coming to Gloucester for my birthday. Love to stay at the Vista, it’s always perfect.
~ Esmeralda Magalhaes, Holyoke, MA
March 26, 2012
We were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed our all too short stay at the Vista! Loved waking up to the view!
February 29, 2012
Great room, great price, super clean, comfortable bed, awesome view, who could ask for more!!!
~ Chris Conant, Duxbury, MA
February 13, 2012
Everything was perfect!! 25th Anniversary – Thank you.
~ Linda & Yogi Kenyon, Wakefield, RI
February 7, 2012
We are always pleased with the service. We usually stay in Rooms 1 – 6 which we like very much – sitting outside and looking over to the beach is heaven! Glad to see the rooms are being renovated, however we were very pleased to see how nice and efficient Room 42 was.
January 8, 2012
We had a great time! Beautiful room and view. Nice and accommodating staff. Great town and beaches. We hope to be back soon!
~ The Goodman Family, Chatham, NY
December 24, 2011
This was my second stay at the hotel (the first was last summer with a friend of mine from CA). The hotel is clean and close to everything. It’s so nice to have the amenities of WiFi, the stove, fridge, cookware and everything you could ever need. It’s also nice to have a decent hotel where pets are welcome! I will be back.
~ K.L., Stamford, CT
November 19, 2011
We love this place. We have been here five plus times and are looking forward to our next visit. Please don’t change a thing.
~ Paul Tosi, Plymouth, MA
November 18, 2011
Excellent experience – All details thought through and well considered.
~ Diane L. Murphy, Syracuse, NY
October 22, 2011
This place is AMAZING! I heard about it at TripAdvisor.com. Sunrise was incredible!
~ Anna Dyson, Willis, TX
October 17, 2011
This is our 4th or 5th stay and we are never disappointed. The rooms are clean & fresh looking – and having our dog with us is lovely. Everyone is courteous and the price is excellent for the service, location and quality of lodging. The grounds are kept well and we totally enjoy our stays. We will be back.
October 10, 2011
Very clean, friendly and helpful chambermaids, beautiful view, delightful room. Loved the water pressure in the shower.
~ Edgar and Sharon Cormier, Whitefield, NH
October 9, 2011
What a delightful stay. Fabulous view of the sunrise over the ocean, wanted to sit on the balcony all morning. Exceptionally clean and comfortable room – bravo to the housekeeping staff! Next time I am up this way from Florida I will stay here again.
~ Lucy C., New Smyrna Beach, FL
September 28, 2011
We had a wonderful stay. The room was great and the people were even better. We have always wanted to come here and were not disappointed, what a great town!
~ Darren and Amy Wagner, Hubbards, Nova Scotia
September 18, 2011
Good value for money. Room clean and sufficient. Office staff polite and accommodating. Grounds clean and well kept. A pleasant overnight stop. Thank you!
~ Reinalter, Germany
September 14, 2011
While driving home to Maryland from Maine and looking for a place to stop for the night, noticed Gloucester on map and since we’d never been there decided to stop here. We found the Chamber of Commerce who gave us two motel brochures. I picked the Vista and we are very glad we did. Room is extremely nice and comfortable with a breathtaking view of Good Harbor Beach from the balcony, I wanted to sit there all evening. Bed very comfortable – motel very quiet and very nice selection for continental breakfast. We would seriously consider coming back on our next trip north. We stumble upon some very nice places touring Massachusetts and this is one of them.
~ Paula Roberts, Preston, MD
September 11, 2011
An awesome spot with a magnificent view!! All those owning or employed at this spot are courteous, helpful and always ready to help guests. Very clean! Would recommend to all who want to enjoy a beautiful area in the East.
September 7, 2011
Rooms are very clean and comfortable. Staff at Front Desk is really helpful. Would definitely stay here again.
~ William and Janet Hearn, Newfoundland, Canada
September 5, 2011
Room was very clean and spacious and pleasant to stay over. So happy to have a room for us, with no reservations.
~ Norma Gibbs, York, NE
~ Peggy Gibbs, Breckenridge, CO
~ Karen Stuker, Waco NE
September 2, 2011
We love Gloucester and we love the Vista! The rooms are clean and spacious, so much so that we can practice our ballroom dancing! The staff is friendly and works hard to make us comfortable. We highly recommend the Vista and the Rockport/Gloucester experience to all our friends.
~ Rachel & Michael Berman, Bronx, NY
August 31, 2011
Excellent! Location, accommodation, cleanliness – 10 of 10. Staff very helpful and friendly. Would recommend. A great place to stay.
~ Susan Simpson, Derbyshire, England
August 26, 2011
As always there is much to praise at the Vista: the friendly service, the view, the spacious & well-appointed rooms, etc. But the breakfast selection still needs work: too many sweets, no yogurt, no hard-boiled eggs. Otherwise, no complaints!
~ John Connolly, Haydenville, MA
Thank you, Mr. Connolly, we are trying to make our breakfast something that all will enjoy. We did add fruit last summer and we have Cheerios and Raisin Bran for healthy cereals. Hard-boiled eggs could work, we’ll consider your suggestions. Thanks again, Laura
August 26, 2011
Great location, very clean. Loved our view!
~ Joe and Pat, Cincinnati, OH
August 25, 2011
We wanted to visit Gloucester and my husband found your motel on the internet. He chose your hotel and we were very satisfied. Gloucester is beautiful and we had a wonderful time. You helped us with places to eat and things to do here. Thank you! I think your continental breakfast is a great accommodation for people who visit here with children. Thank you!
August 21, 2011
Staff wonderful, could not be more helpful. Rooms clean and neat. The view was incredible. Will definitely come back and also recommend to friends. The Landing in Manchester – highly recommended – Great food and music.
M & L Gabrielli, Queens, NY
August 17, 2011
This is our 5th year coming to the Vista. We love the location, convenience and friendly staff. A great place to reunite with family and enjoy the beach! We’ll be back.
August 15, 2011
We had a wonderful time! Room was exceptionally clean. Great view, great location, very friendly and helpful staff. It’s clear where all the great reviews I read were founded. We hope to return soon!
August 11, 2011
We had a very pleasant stay here at the Vista. The room was very clean, comfortable and cozy. The only problem we encountered was there was not card table for us to play cards or games on.
Owner’s note: The Standard Rooms do not have tables but the Deluxe and Efficiency rooms do!
August 8, 2011
Best view in the “world”
~ Joseph Mastracchio, West Haven, CT
July 31, 2011
We really enjoyed our stay! So nice to have the refrigerator and microwave and dishes so we could have some of the food items we like (Greek yogurt) as well as somewhere to store our leftovers from the huge meals at local restaurants. Thanks for the fruit at continental breakfast! Great staff, too!
~ Terry & Linda, Natick, MA
July 29, 2011
We enjoy staying at this motel. It is always neat and clean. The view is awesome. It is a convenient walk to the beach and conveniently located for all needs. The grandchildren love the pool.
~ Vera and Robert Averill, East Hartfor, CT
July 25, 2011
We love this place. Always clean, well maintained. Staff always friendly and hospitable. Comfy beds and pillows.
July 24, 2011
Great stay, thank you. Everything was perfect; clean, great location and the kindness and courtesy of the staff was unsurpassed!
~ S. Arnold, Norman, OK
July 21, 2011
After renting cottages for many years in the area, we decided to give the Vista a try. This is our second year and the experience has been great. No more cottages for us. The staff’s concern for guests has been terrific. Amenities such as cable, WIFI, beach parking passes help to make our vacation enjoyable and the continental breakfast couldn’t be better!
~ David Adams, Marlborough, MA
July 18, 2011
We really enjoyed staying here. It’s so clean, all your help is so nice. It’s just been a pleasure to be here, we will be back, thank you for a great experience.
~ John and Fran Fitzgerald, East Haven, CT
July 14, 2011
Love it, love it! Didn’t want to leave. We will be back. Everyone was AWESOME! Motorcycle friendly, can’t wait to come back!
~ Dave and Char Corrigan, Willowick, OH
July 13, 2011
Thank you for the lovely stay. Friendly staff, spectacular views and a clean, spacious and well-equipped room are all included in a reasonable price.
July 12, 2011
This is a perfect getaway for us. No stress, great employees – from the maid service to the night security. Everyone makes you feel comfortable as possible. Great location for everything you could possible need.
July 8, 2011
Having conducted a lengthy on-line search, I chose to stay a the Vista for two reasons: 1) location 2) cleanliness. Office persons were seasoned and good-natured. My visit was to explore area(s) to retire. The Vista’s professionalism left a wonderful impression of Gloucester.
~ Christine Dudley, Ayer, MA
July 7, 2011
The staff was wonderful and helpful as usual. This was our third year coming – we enjoyed ourselves as always. Thank you very much.
~ The Jacobson, Guilford, CT
July 4, 2011
The room was very affordable so I was skeptical about the quality of the motel. I was pleasantly surprised to find it very clean and accommodating. It is very conveniently located near grocery stores, the beach, and downtown Gloucester. The patios and pool area also are beautiful. Thanks for a great stay!
~ Karin Thomas, Elmira, NY
July 4, 2011
Lovely spot. Room was “modern” with character, had nice furnishings. I like that the Vista is a real “motel” in the older tradition, yet is completely modern.
June 29, 2011
Very nice, clean room. Staff was very helpful. Enjoyed our stay. We come to Gloucester at least once a year and stay overnight. This is our favorite place by far.
June 23, 2011
Clerk was friendly and helpful. She recommended places to eat and things to see. Placed us in a room with a lovely view. Rooms clean and comfortable. Has a home setting with a small kitchenette. Has dishes, pots and pans for stove, toaster, microwave and coffee pot. Recommend to anyone. Room lovely and view is breathtaking. No problems or complaints.
June 21, 2011
We were very pleased with how clean our room was. Customer service was excellent, this family of 4 will def be back!!
A. Guerrero, Chelsea, MA
May 20, 2011
You are doing a great job. We have really enjoyed our brief stay here and would look forward to staying again when we are in the area. I have to agree with the many positive comments we read about you in Trip Advisor when we were looking for a place to stay in the Gloucester area. Thanks & God bless!
May 19, 2011
Second visit and it’s everything we remembered. All the rooms all set up and very clean. Staff is friendly and always helpful. We loved the motel, the view, the staff and the area! Thanks for another lovely week!!!
~ John and Karen Kenst, Maryville, TN
May 19,l 2011
We really enjoyed the room! It was clean and comfortable! Thank you!
~ Michelle & Andy, Liverpool, England
May 19, 2011
We really appreciated your hospitality
- letting us in late at night.
- great service
- special room
~ Isaiah & Anna Martin, St. Clements, Ontario
May 18, 2011
People were great! We appreciate your extra assistance with the computer and suggestions on dining.
~ Terri & Mark Ward, Rochester, NY
May 17, 2011
Always enjoy our stay here. Beautiful and relaxing even when the weather is rainy.
We have stayed here four times and have been satisfied every time. The view is great and the staff is always friendly and helpful.
~ J.P. Gouin, Hanover, PA
May 2, 2011
Great stay.Good central location. Clean, comfortable, friendly staff. Thanks for a nice visit!
April 30, 2011
Great location, clean, very pleasant and knowledgeable staff. We’ll be back again.
~ Anonymous, Holyoke, MA
April 23, 2011
Our rooms was pretty large, clean and we had a pretty nice, beautiful ocean view! The staff at the Front Desk was friendly and helpful! Many thanks, we enjoyed the stay at the Vista!
~ Martin Stumpf, Celle, Germany
April 22, 2011
Clean, clean, clean! Comfy king bed. Centrally located to all sightseeing. Great view.
~ Prisca Kenison, Brunswick, ME
April 7, 2011
Great place to stay – nice people. We love it here!
~ Dick Robinson, Rochester, NH
April 4, 2011
As during all of our previous stays at the Vista, our stay was wonderful. The Vista is perfectly located to launch an exploration of Cape Ann. Easy to access, affordable, clean and unpretentious, this motel is one of our favorites.
~ John R. DeQuadro, Beulah, CO
April 1, 2011
You have a lovely, friendly place. I appreciate the warm welcome after being on the road. I hope I can return someday and I would definitely recommend you to friends. My room is clean and comfortable. However, WIFI seems to be down in the storm.
~ Jan Lathrop, Amherst MA
March 29, 2011
Rooms are lovely and very clean. The view is also very beautiful – the sun rise is extra special. Office person very helpful. Thank you.
March 28, 201
Very nice; accommodating our large family isn’t always easy but you did it well. We enjoy our say and plan to return.
~ Mrs. M.
December 25, 2010
Clean convenient rooms. Great view and friendly warm staff. We’d love to visit you again. Thank you, VIsta, for a very good stay. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
December 9, 2010
Every time we stay here it just gets better. When you come back and see the view it’s alway more spectacular than the last time. The beds are comfortable and everything works the way it’s supposed to. Thank you for having such a great place!
~ Eileen & Skip Lambertson, South Thomaston, Maine
Great spacious room. Fabulous ocean view! Kitchenette is nicely appointed with up-to-date appliances. And, Vista is a perfect location for Gloucester and Rockport! We’ll be back again and again!
I always enjoy staying with you. Thanks for having the complete cable line-up. Most hotels/motels only have “basic” plus HBO, etc.
November 20, 2010
Our reservations were easy and efficient done by phone. The room was reasonable. The office staff was warm, helpful and considerate. Our room was clean, well equipped and comfortable – Room #6. Your sunrise views are always amazing!!!
~ Sharon and David Baker, Highland Falls, NY
November 14, 2010
Excellent, personable, atmosphere, outstanding location, staff from front desk to housekeeping very consumer oriented. Our third stay with more to come. The Vista is our home away from home – pet friendly is just a big plus. Thank you.
~ Dick & Ginny Rossuck, Glenmont, NY
November 6, 2010
Very nice and complete accommodations, especially for the efficiency room we were in.
~ Paul Cooper, Titusville, NJ
~ Stephan Cooper, Fairbanks, AK
October 26, 2010
We had a wonderful stay at the Vista! End of the season in late October and the motel grounds are spotless! By far the best maintained motel of its era. Well done!
~ Chris and Jackie, Florence, SC
October 11, 2010
The stay here was so relaxing view from our room was spectacular. The staff here was over the top. we will definitely be returning to Gloucester and staying at the Vista! Thank you for everything, the muffins were slammin’!
October 6, 2010
The Vista Motel & Efficiencies are a hidden jewel waiting to be discovered. Very clean, quiet and large rooms await a weary traveler or someone looking for a base to tour the area. We would highly recommend.
~Arlene & Dick Fehr, Schuylkill Haven, PA
September 22, 2010
Our stay at the Vista is always great and we enjoyed the extras – e.g. microwave, hairdryer, breakfast fruit, free internet access and calls. Kudos to Housekeeping, Maintenance and Front Desk Staff. Grounds, too!! Always clean and well-lit at night.
September 13, 2010
We really enjoyed our stay! The room (and beds) were very comfortable and very clean, with a lot of nice touches – I felt completely at home. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast while looking out at the ocean. We hope to be able to come back again.
~ Diane McDowell, Saugerties, NY
September 13, 2010
Lots of good light throughout the room! Free telephone – what a gift. Spectacular setting. Excellent breakfast! Apples good for bodies!! Bananas good for cereal. Helpful office staff! Very quiet! Shower works! Plenty of hangers in closet.
~ Betsy Riesz, Iowa City, IA
September 9, 2010
You rescued us when we couldn’t find a place to stay after of spur of the moment decision to visit the area. We were so pleasantly surprised by everything here, we can ‘t wait to make another trip. Great view, great rooms, terrific beds, terrific breakfast and most of all a great start to another beautiful day. Thanks so much and we’ll see you soon.
September 8, 2010
We loved our visit here. Everything was wonderful and the staff very, very helpful! We will definitely recommend to others and be back ourselves one day!
~ Gordy & Michelle Lewis, Whiteville, NC
August 289, 2010
Really enjoyed our stay – comfortable & clean with bonus of breakfast included! Really appreciate the fresh fruit, too. Over all, the perfect place for a short visit to Gloucester – thank you for your hospitality.
~ S. Adams, Gloucester, UK
August 20, 2010
Thank you for your hospitality. The Vista is one of the friendliest, cleanest, places I have ever stayed. We would stay here again and recommend you to friends!
August 10, 2010
Great, great place. Very accommodating, friendly.
~ Donna & James Hayes, Pittsfield, MA
August 4, 2010
After eight summers here we consider the Vista our vacation home! We start talking about our next trip as we are driving by the office on our way home!
~ The Bunce Family, Syracuse, NY
July 31, 2010
We had a delightful stay with our two dogs. The accommodations were clean and the staff was extremely helpful and most pleasant. We can’t wait to return for another stay.
July 30, 2010
We had a wonderful time here. We can’t imagine staying anywhere but at the Vista Motel. Staff are so friendly and helpful. Rooms are spotless and very comfortable. Thanks for another great stay in beautiful Gloucester!
~ Kathy & Marc Jenkins, Hudson, NY
We were here last year for a few days and looked forward all year to coming back, mostly because of the hospitality (especially Priscilla!!). We could have stayed somewhere else this year , but there was no place we would rather be. Your hotel has a great location close enough to town to enjoy your beautiful city/town, far enough to enjoy the quiet and your beautiful beach. Your staff is incredibly accommodating and knowledgeable (especially Priscilla – she was so helpful from making suggestions when I called for reservations to helping us find fun things to do and great places to eat). This feels like home but better, we will be back next year!!!
~ Debbie and Charlie Piotrowski, Alden, NY
Beautiful stay. Room nice. View unsurpassed. Front Desk friendly and helpful, she is a busy lady. Would tell others of the hospitality.
~ Cyndy Trossbach, Palm City, FL
My husband and I stopped in, we were able to get a room. (Laura’s note – a smoking room was all that was available.) The room is very clean – I noticed – I run an assisted living house. Ladies, you do a very good job! When we have more time we would be very happy to come again. We don’t smoke, but the room #49 was not smelly. Also, two ladies at the Front Desk Friday afternoon and Saturday morning – Helpful, answered questions, and were very polite. We noticed! I also was able to get a band-aid for a blister that developed on my toe. Thank you. Have a good summer.
~ Susanne and Paul Bengston, Colhchester, CT
Lovely! Breakfast area was very cute & thank you for the fruit as well. Loved the views and being able to sit outside. The cot worked well for us. The shower took awhile to warm up and the was a little hard but otherwise we loved our stay and your town.
Love the Vista! The best place to stay – nicest staff – quiet – clean!!
~ Franc Graham, Milton, MA
Very comfortable, everything lovely. Just one small point – would appreciate metal spoons for the breakfast cereals, the plastic not good for the job.
~ John & Vivienne Woodruffe, Auckland, New Zealand
Laura writes: Great idea, thanks! We have added metal soup spoons for our cereal lovers.
Thank you very much for the warm hospitality upon arrival. You provided all the information we needed to enjoy your wonderful city. We loved it. The beach, the views, the harbor, working waterfront, etc…Awesome!!! The rooms are exceptional and clean. The cleaning staff was wonderful, please thank them for us! The maintenance man with the wrench for the bike rack was great! We will be back and will recommend this motel to all.
~ Pam & Mike Robertson, Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Very good and very helpful in every way. We loved every minute of our stay and will highly recommend to everyone who is going to Gloucester.
Clean, affordable, good location, scenic beach views. Will return.
~ Curtis J. King, Massapequa, NY
Very well maintained, attention to details, quiet, very nice view.
~ Louis Gibeau, Quebec, Canada
Grounds impeccably kept. Rooms very comfortable. Very nice stay. Will come again!
The Vista exceeded our expectations and not just because of the fabulous views of Good Harbor Beach and beyond. Our room was very clean, attractive, warm and cozy with comfortable amenities (microwave and fridge). The staff was always friendly and helpful and the easy and tasty continental breakfast a surprise.
- Carlene and Vinse Barrett, Tallahassee, FL
December 9, 2009
As always, a wonderful evening! Thank you for being such an important part of our lives. You run a beautiful establishment here. Merry Christmas and best wishes for a successful 2010!
- The Whites, Bantam, CT
November 16, 2009
My wife and I had decided to spend our honeymoon in Gloucester. Our room was perfect, it was clean and the bed was comfortable and the view of the ocean was even better. The staff was very friendly and was able to give us directions to some wonderful places. We plan to come back every year on our anniversary and we will be staying at the Vista. Thank you from the newlyweds!
- Mr. & Mrs. Rich Waitt, Westfield, MA
November 14, 2009
Always clean, friendly. We always stay here when we can get to the Cape.
- D. Martin, Scotia, NY
October 27, 2009
It’s a beautiful place here. The room was great, very clean. The breakfast was delicious.
- Cornelia Hensler, Zurich, Switzerland
October 25, 2009
Lovely grounds; great view; motel very well maintained and rooms very nice and clean. Staff is especially nice and extremely helpful. We were fortunate to find you for a really nice two-night stay.
- John and Karen Kenst, Maryville, TN
October 1, 2009
Great place to stay. Everyone was very helpful! Beautiful view. Will send others!
- Arlene Snyder, Gulfport, MS
September 9, 2009
I can’t tell you how pleased we were with our stay at the Vista. The views morning, noon and night were enchanting. I will recommend the Vista to all my friends and family. If my husband and I visit this area again, we will definitely stay here. The accommodations were immaculate, the breakfast room – generous, and everything and everyone was gracious. Very peaceful!
- Judith and David Billingham, Hadlyme, CT
September 7, 2009
Fantastic accommodations. Everything you need in the room. Awesome breakfast. Excellent staff. Exceptionally clean, amazingly comfortable beds.
- Jody & Bobby Leeman, Revere, MA
August 27, 2009
We felt that our stay here was very enjoyable. Very friendly staff. The rooms were clean and we loved our view of the ocean from our balcony. Thank you and we plan to come stay here again.
- Amanda and Dan, Pittsfield, MA
August 21, 2009
A warm & comfortable place to stay ~ beautiful view, rooms were very clean, a perfect location just outside downtown Gloucester. A place we will stay in the future. Thank you.
- P.B., Garnerville, NY
August 17, 2009
We enjoyed our stay here immensely. The view from the motel is amazing, and the beach is very close by. The motel staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We will definitely be coming back!
- Erin Pollard, Lee, MA
August 11, 2009
You are doing fine! The ladies responsible for cleaning and supplies are very friendly and accommodating. Front Office staff is of the same persuasion. We come here every year and every year the Vista is always a great place. Thank you!
- Brian and Carol Doyle, Medford, MA
August 7, 2009
Great place to vacation! Thanks for everything! We hope to see you next year!
- The Johnsons of Rochester, NY and The Hersheys of Ballston Spa, NY
July 14, 2009
Excellent hospitality. Very clean rooms. Delicious breakfast. Lovely setting and ocean views. A most memorable one-night stay and plan to return again. Thank you.
July 12, 2009
Most relaxing, friendly, and accommodating stay in many miles of motorcycle riding. Breathtaking views, especially in the a.m. hours wit the mist over the harbor. Can’t wait to come back!
This is the second year in a row that we’ve come to the Vista. It’s such a pleasure to sit on the deck and look out at the beautiful view of Good Harbor Beach and on this visit the full moon! I like being able to walk to the beach and being such a short drive to the rest of Gloucester, food shopping, even Rockport. I look forward to coming back again.
- Susan Miller, Brooklyn, NY
We had a wonderful stay at your place. My three children and their families thoroughly enjoyed your heated pool despite the weather. The Continental Breakfast was great and the room we slept in was clean and very comfortable. Thank you also for such a great staff. From Laura to the gardner, everbody and everything was very good and made our stay a wonderful experience.
-Claudia Ferro, Somerville, MA
We will be back! Loved our stay despite the weather! Wonderful views – nice distance to the beach. Clean & comfortable. How soon can we make reservations for next year!!
- Elizabeth Bednarski Maher, Greenfield, MA
We had a wonderful stay! Our room was clean, quiet and very comfortable! We will come again! Highly recommended!
- Jennifer Johnston, Marlboro, MA
The following review was a unanimous favorite of the Front Desk Staff!
V is for Vista Motel
V is for Very friendly and helpful staff
V is for a Vista View of the ocean
V is for Very clean and tidy room
V is for a Vast and green surrounding lawn and magnificent shrubs and flowers
V is vor a Very grateful and much more relaxed couple!!!
The best money value in the area, great view and location, all the required facility which you are looking for. Highly recommended to all my friends and everyone I know.
- Zri Yona, Haifa, Israel
Friendly, fabulous views, we will be back.
- J. Holmes, Tewksbury, MA
I have been coming to the Vista for a few years and absolutely love it here. I now come out at least once every other month. I feel like this is my “home away from home”. The atmosphere is so inviting. What is not to like when you wake up in the morning, throw open the drapes and view the ocean from your balcony? The staff is courteous and polite. The Vista rooms are immaculate, the grounds are up kept and beautiful. But the most that keeps me coming back is the Vista’s owners: Laura and Gary Dow. What wonderful and kind people. They make your stay just terrific!!
- Maureen Sangiorgi, Voorheesville, NY
Awesome view. Very comfortable accommodations. Appreciated allowing a later check-out because we had to attend a funeral. This was our first time staying here. Thank you.
- Betty Weir and Family, Rochester, NY