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International Motel

276 Main St., Calais, ME
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

motel has not updated many of the room in the past very years, so a bit of a hodge-podge as to room quality. Newest section, the river view section, have very poor insulation so you hear neighboring room noise, and morning the sound of water pipes as showers/baths are taken. staff are very nice and will try and make up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Initially booked a river-view room. Turns out the soundproofing in the riverfront building is really bad. Could hear all details of the argument going on next door. They moved us to one of the other buildings, and it was better, but still not up to modern hotel standards. Otherwise an okay place to stay. Just bring a "sleep sounds" generator.

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Oneonta, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

They seem to want to take care of you. Rooms are ok. Have to remember this is not a four star, not even a three. But have found out the hard way not to leave anything valuable in your room. Also; there are too many keys for each room. Not enough security. Would advise staying somewhere else.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We were exhausted after driving all over Maine. We found this place late in the evening. So glad we did. The rooms were spotless, plenty of hot water, and beds were very comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. Even though we were located close to the highway, noise was not an issue at all. Great stay !

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This isn't the nicest place I have ever stayed, but for a very small town at the edge of Maine it was perfectly comfortable. Be sure to ask for the newly renovated river view rooms. Also I know previous reviews struggled with the wifi, but i found it to be fine to do everything i needed (check email, fast browser... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We stayed at this motel after crossing from Canada. The room was dark, dingy, and the carpet was filthy. It obviously hadn't been updated since about the '60s with a lavender bathtub and old, worn out furniture. That being said, the worst part of our stay was the paper thin walls and the loud and obnoxious neighbors who kept us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This motel was very peaceful. We chose a king size bed in a river view room. It is well worth the minimal upgrade for this view. We sat outside relaxing until it got dark. There is also a very nice walking path along the river. The motel has obviously done some upgrades, the chairs were brand new, the carpet was... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We stay at the International every time we come up to visit our daughter. Always treated like family by everyone. We prefer to stay down on the water front, but the rooms are clean. Sure, it is an older hotel, so the rooms are not perfect, but they are clean, beds comfortable, showers with plenty of hot water and great... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Needed a pet friendly place to stay for a family wedding. This motel is just average. Beds were too springy, carpet looked dirty, nothing great. At $90 a night I expected better. People were friendly tho so that is something.

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Burbank, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I mean your options are pretty limited up here, so you have to take what you can get. I was traveling alone and appreciated that they put me in the room closest to the front office, but the furnishings were soooo dated that I was glad I was only here for 12 hours or so. There are limited outlets (so... More 

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