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    Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel

    132 Main St, Essex, MA 01929-1304
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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          USD 218*
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          • Average16%
          • Poor3%
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          Free Wifi
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          Breakfast included
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          2.5 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 1 week ago

          If you love antique shops, local color, and a clean facility, this might be a place for you. However, if you like coffee, you will not find a coffee maker. in your room or the hotel office. If you really need your cuppa in the...More

          Thank BTHBillings
          Reviewed 1 week ago

          We stayed in Room 1 in the main Inn and it was perfect for lounging and entertaining as it had a roomy sitting area with sweeping views of the river and beyond. There is also a good size deck for sitting and enjoying the view....More

          Thank princemichele
          Response from SheasInn_Motel, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel

          Hi Michele - thank you so much, I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and your appreciation of the essence of the Inn.(Circa: 1760) The refurbishing of this historical property was a labor of love paying tribute to the architecture of this "grand lady",...More

          Reviewed 2 weeks ago

          We stayed with 2 other couples in the Inn. We had H4 with a gorgeous deck. The bathroom was awesome. Gayle, the manager, made us feel very welcome and was so helpful to us when we were making reservations and when we arrived. We ate...More

          Thank Laura-Bob-17
          Response from SheasInn_Motel, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel

          Thank you Laura-Bob, it was an absolute pleasure to host your get-a-way with your friends. So pleased you enjoyed Shea's Inn and Shea's Riverside Restaurant... you folks sure know how to kick back and have fun!! I'm already looking forward to your next stay with...More

          Reviewed 2 weeks ago

          Great spot on the water with views from the room, and plenty of places to sit outside and watch the boats go by. Motel & Inn are close to restaurants and stores. Riversbend, Shea's, CK and dont forget to try the ginger scallion lobster at...More

          Thank Brian B
          Response from SheasInn_Motel, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel

          Thank you Brian! I'm so happy things worked out and you folks loved the adjoining rooms for your family accommodations. I especially liked the assistance I got from your daughters who kept me in-line when I left the outside pole lamps on during the morning...More

          Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

          We had three couples who celebrated a birthday. We had a great time. The rooms were great with enough space to have a great birthday party! The restaurant was fabulous. We will do it again! The help in both the restaurant and hotel were very...More

          Thank Albino D
          Response from SheasInn_Motel, General Manager at Shea's Riverside Inn & Motel

          Hi Al - thank you so much! It was a fun get-a-way for you all and I'm pleased your loved the rooms, enjoyed the deck for celebrating your friends birthday, and capped off the night next door at Shea's Riverside Restaurant for a yummy dinner........More

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          About
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          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Microwave
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          • Price range
          • USD 119 - USD 250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Room types
          • Smoking rooms available ,
          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 21
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          • Massachusetts >
          • Cape Ann >
          • Essex
          • Also Known As
          • Essex River House Hotel Essex
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          HarleyRider
          We have booked for summer 2017 for 8 days does the Inn / Motel have a laundry for guests usage . If no is there a local laundry Thank you for any replies
          5 August 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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          "The second floor rooms in the back of the Inn may be slightly quieter than room #1 on the first level."
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          "Choose one of the motel rooms for marsh view. Upstairs, rear of Inn also offers views."
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          "The only indoor stairs to room 6 were steep. If that is a problem I would choose any of the other rooms."
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          "Every room is a good room!"
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