Staycation at the Cape Ann Motor Inn

We have been missing little getaways like crazy. Between family vacations, girls’ weekends, quick overnights with Freddy and friends, hockey tournaments, the boys’ sailing regattas, etc. we almost always have a little trip to look forward to. So, as the warm weather came and the Cape Ann Motor Inn was able to open their doors we were super excited to book some rooms at their perfect little beach front location…. just a few miles away from home. With lots of extra precautions in place the hotel staff did a great job of making us feel welcome and safe.

We stayed Tuesday and Wednesday night.  Several people have asked if there is a restaurant on site and, while there isn’t, they do often have food trucks that stay in their lot right next to the Paddle Board rentals from Cape Ann SUP.   The Cow breakfast truck was ready for our orders both mornings!  Because several of the rooms have kitchenettes we were able to pack salads, sandwich fixings, fruit, PBJ, etc for lunch….and coolers full of beverages.  On Tuesday night we cooked our own lobsters right on the beach and surprised the kids with a visit from How We Roll Coast 2 Coast rolled ice cream. Wednesday evening we simply ordered take out from Surfside Subs….which is conveniently located within easy walking distance and happens to be attached to the Long Beach Dairy Maid (win!).

If you want to wake up on the beach…this is the place for you.  The rates are very affordable for a beachfront hotel…and each room has a sliding glass door and access to the outside deck and stairs that lead easily to the beach.  While Long Beach is, well, long…hotel guests can enjoy knowing that the beach right in front of the hotel is for guests only…hence eliminating any fear of large crowds.  While all rooms have recently been equipped with nice free standing air conditioning units, there is nothing better than turning them off, opening your sliding door, and listening to the surf while looking across to Thacher’s Island and its Twin Lights.

We had a perfect two days.  The ease and convenience was matched by the beauty and relaxation.  Cape Ann Motor Inn welcomes families from near and far who return year after year to enjoy their beach vacations, but they also love hosting local families who simply want to feel like they’ve been transported to a little slice of heaven.

The staff was friendly and welcoming and were actively cleaning and maintaining the property quietly throughout our stay.  New carpets were even being installed in several rooms the morning we arrived.

I can’t lie, it felt great to be sitting on the beach all day and night. You should try it.




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