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Driftwood Inn and Cottages

Bailey Island, ME 04003
Driftwood Inn and Cottages
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brunswick, Maine
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A few girlfriends and I chose the Driftwood Inn this year for our annual girl-cation. The room was very clean and comfortable for an overnight get-away and the views of the ocean are gorgeous; however, the staff at check in lacked personality and the "salt water pool" is rather a rectangular basin of stagnant, algae filled ocean water. I expected... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Attended a great wedding at the Driftwood Inn. Its great because the owners are flexible and there is accomodation for guests so you don't have to drive anywhere after the party. It is situated smack bang on the water with picturesque Maine coastline all around you. Note this is a rustic inn and not a hotel, so know what to... More 

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Hilton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Thid is a delightful quirky place caught in a time warp. It has been manages and in the hands of the same people since about 1905. Abundant atmosphere and a place where story characters would be found. Decorations are early 1900's Swimming is available as a matter of the whole ocean is available. The dininf room is fine and they... More 

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Jay, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My husband and I love to sit by the ocean and this little cabin was just what the Dr ordered. The cabin was really close to the water and it was very private. The cabin was perfectly equipped for what we needed...nothing fancy but clean and cozy and by the water. We were a short walk from a path that... More 

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Talkeetna, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

As so many others have said, this is the real Maine. Not fancy, no wi fi (except in restaurant) and poor cell reception but what a great reason to just sit back, play some cards, enjoy a drink on your front porch while you watch the ocean. It is mesmerizing, relaxing, and the best way to enjoy the coast of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stumbled upon this Inn 14 years ago and always wanted to return. It was as quaint and charming as we remembered. We once again chose to stay in a shared building. A wee bit cool at the beginning of fall; they were very accommodating and allowed us to switch to a room upstairs that was warmer. Our rooms had... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had our mini-honeymoon here, returning after a wonderful stay last year. Rocky shore and evergreen rugged sea views, very tasty breakfast - lobster quiche, waffles, the works. Enjoyed the older rustic cabin to the shiny, new shared-baths house, but both had their charm! Would definitely stay again and grateful to the friends who showed me their little secret!

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Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We found The Driftwood 37 years ago & it is a "must stay" every trip to Maine. If you're looking for plush pampering, this is not for you. However, if you want peaceful, relaxing beauty, it doesn't get any better than The Driftwood. The atmosphere (to me) is quaint, rustic, "the real Maine", rooms are knotty-pine walled, clean, & cozy.... More 

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Rochester NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Driftwood Inn has the highest view per dollar of any place we have stayed in the entire world. That's all we need to say. Yes it is old, not fancy and the rooms are small. The staff is quite nice and helpful, but don't expect the Four Seasons treatment. Just go and sit on your porch and watch the... More 

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Chester, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a quintessential, One-Morning-in-Maine experience on an island of fishermen and non-mega-mansion summer homes where people go to church fish dinners, dances in old halls, hike, clam and I imagine play canasta. There is little reception for your cell phone or computer; no television; no movie theaters but the inn is great and hangs over the ocean. I was... More 

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