The Colonial Inn Gloucester

28 Eastern Point Rd , Gloucester, MA 01930 USA (Show map)


The Colonial Inn is an architecturally pleasing house built in the 1850's . Formerly a sea captains house which the Balestraci family has owned and operated for over 4 decades The Inn is conveniently located in East Gloucester, Massachusetts on picturesque CapeAnn. There are harbor views and we are steps to beach, fabulous restaurants and the oldest art colony in the United States. As well as museum, theater and lighthouses.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Tom made the weekend!

4.8 on May 20, 2013

This was our 1st stay at the Colonial Inn. There will be stays again. Were there for a graduation wishing we could have stayed longer. The Inn is a couple hundred years old but Tom (owner, lives there) has lovingly and carefully balanced original with newly restored. We arrived later than expected and Tom had our key in an envelope with a note of greeting at the "desk" and we were all ready for a good night's sleep. It turned out to be the most comfortable rest away from home. Room #7 is the 2nd largest in the house and all have private bath, 'fridge and T.V.(you won't need T.V.). The view from the wrap-around deck to Gloucester Harbor is one we will never tire of. There is an "info center" and we recommend you p/u the DISCOVER Gloucester Massachusettes Visitor Guide and Maps Tom provides- it's very helpful. Tom is a most gracious host and makes you feel welcome in his home. He's been there about 40 yrs. and we hope at least another 40!!! Thanks again Tom! V., G.,& A.


5 on April 16, 2012

we had a splendid time - our room was fresh and bright, not over fruffy that some B&Bs can be. Tom was especially welcoming - we felt like old friends. He has an honest chat that we were comfortable with. and his love for the house and the area is contagious and added to our affection for Gloucester.

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Location Type

Airport, City, Countryside, Island, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Small town


Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.) 35 miles

Directions to property:

massachusetts turnpike to route 95/128 to gloucester..DO NOT GET OFF 128....follow route 128 straight to the end (it ends in gloucester)....go straight thru 2 rotories/circles..go straight thru 2 sets of lights. are now on east main st... travel 1.5 miles..east main st. changes to eastern point rd. (at rocky neck ave.)...we are the 7th house on the left... # 28 eastern point rd...large white house with columns out front.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Tours

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Parking , Wonderful harbor views from porch and west facing rooms, 2 blocks to beach, oldest artist colony in United States, theater and fabulous restaurants. Great area to walk/ride through estate area, to museum and lighthouse.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 2:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends june 15th- october 15th
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: 14 days notice of cancellation is required, prior to scheduled arrival date, for full refund. If room(s) is not re-sold there is no charge. Early departures are not eligible for refunds unless room(s) is re-sold. We understand that situations do arise and cancellations can happen. We want to keep losses for customers and ourselves to a minimum so our policy is to always try to re-sell rooms.



Tom Schmidt, Mike Schmidt

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coffee, tea, muffins/breakfast cake, toast, yogurt

  • Time Served: 7:00-10:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area