Get to Know Shea’s Riverside Inn & Motel

Shea’s Riverside Inn & Motel (formerly the Essex River House Inn & Motel) has provided comfortable accommodations in Essex, MA for over 30 years! Like anything, we have changed and grown over the last three decades. Most recently we changed our name!

Prompted by the recent creation of The Inn we’ve changed our name from the Essex River House Inn & Motel to Shea’s Riverside Inn & Motel to reflect the addition of the Inn and our relationship with our sister property Shea’s Riverside Restaurant & Bar.

The new name signals a number of other improvements we’ve made here, although the one we are most proud of is certainly the renovation of the large house at the front of our property. The renovation converted the single family Colonial into a 6 room Inn. We kept as much of the old world charm as we possibly could (including hardwood floors and fireplace surrounds) while adding all of the comforts you would expect from a high-end hotel. Each custom designed bathroom boasts a walk-in shower with a minimum of two shower heads, modern fixtures and exquisite lighting for getting ready for a day of sightseeing or a night celebrating and making memories.

The Inn is open year-round and we invite you book a room or stop by for a tour if you haven’t had a chance to experience this wonderful new offering.

We truly hope you enjoy your visit to Shea’s Riverside Inn & Motel.