Ratings based on 781 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by A verified traveler from Berkshires,MA
Convenient and comfortable!Posted Jul 29, 2014
Pros: Location, price, staff, pool!
Cons: Carpets could use deep cleaning. Some updating of rooms. A bit more attention to cleaning details.
Location: We chose it for its nearness to Salem and all the attractions there. It is an easy 10-12 min drive.
We (3 adults,2 preteens) arrived on Friday evening for a 2 night stay. We were in the area to tour Salem and enjoy some family time. We checked in early evening. The young woman at the front desk was friendly and helpful. We were pleasantly surprised by the size of the room. Two beds and a pull out sofabed with plenty of room for all of us comfortably. The room looked worn but clean. We are not fussy people so it was fine with us. If someone has a problem with a bit of dust here and there they have an issue. The beds were comfortable and clean, and even the sofabed was reasonably comfortable, for a sofabed! The room also had a decent sized fridge for snacks and drinks. The bathroom was good sized and clean. Water pressure was perfect with plenty of hot water. The kids immediately spotted the pool, and they spent a good amount of time there. The pool and area was clean and well maintained. The complimentary breakfast was the usual fare of coffee, juice, muffins, bagels,etc. Nothing out of the ordinary, good for a quick energy jolt in the morning. Overall we were pleased with the room, location and the staff we interacted with. We would definately recommend it and we will be back!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Hobart, IN
Great LocationPosted Jul 27, 2014
Pros: The area as the hotel was hidden and plenty of privacy from passing motorist
Cons: Remodel the rooms
Location: Not much nearby but easy access to Salem or boston
The motel was difficult to find. It is in a unusual place slightly hidden from roads. This is very nice for privacy. Rooms are on the small side but ok.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great location, very quiet n peacefulPosted Jul 26, 2014
Weren't there much but clean room, nice pool, quiet area, just seems like an older hotel..
by A verified traveler from new york
I ask for a non smoking room and it was stinckyPosted Jul 22, 2014
I ask for a non smoking room and the room stincks like cigarrette and breakfast sucks , staff sucks everetthing is not worth at all
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Lindsay Ontario
Nice GetawayPosted Jul 22, 2014
Location: Day trip to Boston and Salem.
On arrival staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and ready for us, very comfortable bed.
by A verified traveler from NY
terrible roomPosted Jul 19, 2014
Cons: All the rooms should be the same with updated amenities. This place is in serious need for a complete renovation.
Location: The location was good thats why I picked this place, we went to Gloucester and Rockport both nearby.
The room had a stale smokey smell although it was listed non smoking, The TV was from the dark ages and had very poor reception with some channels rolling. Can't say anything good about the bed either felt like I was sleeping on springs. I requested another room but was told they were all booked and non available. My travelling companions had a fairly nice room much bigger and a flat screen TV, and a good firm mattress ,I was very upset knowing that we had both paid the same rate, booked the same time, but my room was so bad, I couldn't wait to get out of there. I couldn;t even get a discount!! I would not recommend this place as you do not know where you will be placed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Western,MA
Very Nice if basic roomsPosted Jul 18, 2014
Pros: PRICE Rooms are CLEAN! no creepy, crawlies, grunge or bed bugs Grounds are nicer than you'd expect (look for the bunnies) Pool is well kept
Cons: TVs are a bit old beds are a bit on the industrial grade and pretty stiff
Location: Salem, Boston shopping
Been here twice, The rooms are VERY CLEAN and reasonably well appointed. staff is Friendly Can be hard to find. Many GPS apps think the entrance on I95 not route 1 (Newbury street) luckily in the cell phone age the staff can direct you to the proper route
by A verified traveler from Watertown, NY
Avoid this motel!Posted Jul 16, 2014
My wife and I have stayed in numerous hotels and motels, but this was the worst. First, its difficult to find. The motel is located off of a highway, but only accessible from one side. Its situated behind a restaurant and down a hill, and the only indication of its existence is a sign that's a good 100 yards from the restaurant parking lot entrance, which you have to go through to get to the motel. Second, we arrived an hour after check-in and our room wasn't ready. We were given another room (with a queen, not the king i reserved) that had a filthy and smelly carpet, and NO water pressure! Third, the manager got defensive when i complained about not having any water, blamed the city, said there was nothing they could do but that "it was on their website for 6 weeks". That doesn't fix the problem! It took another person to relocate us to another room in another building so we could shower. Fourth, the new room we were in, which had the king bed and a newer carpet, was directly over a room under construction!!! There is no sleeping in, or relaxing in your room, because at 8am the banging starts. Fifth, breakfast is only served until 9am. Every other hotel/motel I've ever stayed in that provided breakfast did so until at least 10am. Avoid this motel if you want to actually enjoy your trip.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from syracuse
doesn't look like the pic on the internetPosted Jul 16, 2014
Pros: the location and we found some really good food nearby.
Cons: upgrade, paint etc. and it would be a decent place. also, wash the bedspread as I was afraid to put it near my face. have the locks and doors secure
Location: just eat and had drinks at a very friendly bar. we didn't have much time there.
good location, paint peeling off doors, could have pushed the door in easily to break in the the rooms. also, the beds very uncomfortable and old - mattresses and bedspread need replacing. no chairs outside room to sit on to relax outside.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Tooele, Utah
Peaceful, Quiet & Secluded In Spite of LocationPosted Jul 14, 2014
Pros: Insanely easy access from and to US1 and I95. Quiet. Clean. Friendly, helpful staff. Really good coffee... in the land of Dunkin Donuts.
Cons: Just a few minor maintenance issues - slow drains, abused air conditioners, over-enthusiastically used curtain rods. No in-room hair dryer.
Location: What constitutes nearby? Boston is only 20 miles away; Salem about 15 minutes, Gloucester an easy half hour drive. Close to grocery and pharmacy too.
This is a nice, somewhat outdated motel tucked into it's own little valley nestled between US1 and I95... and in spite of what you may think, traffic noise is negligible. It looks as if it's been remodeled more than a few times over the years - the room furniture doesn't match the decor so much, and (as far as our room indicated) the bathrooms could use a complete overhaul out of the 1970's and into the 21st century, but the carpet and padding seemed brand new, the bed was incredibly comfortable (my wife disagrees, but she slept as long and as deeply as I did!) - although a few more pillows would have been nice - and the standard under-the-window air conditioner kept the climate just fine after a bit of tweaking. The grounds are well kept and tidy - lots of trees - and it just looks like a nice place to stay, which is convenient as that is exactly what this motel is. I've seen complaints about WIFI problems and internet connectivity issues, but if you're a business traveler this isn't where you'd be staying anyway. I mean, are you vacationing AT this motel, or staying here while you vacation? The front desk staff was very friendly, informative and helpful, and, while we inevitably slept through the complimentary breakfast, the coffee they serve here is very good. TV is basic cable, no HD apparently, but again - are you here to watch TV in your motel room? I hope not. In summary, this motel is like some funky old Mom & Pop place you might find out on old Route 66. COOL