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Machias Motor Inn

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103 Main Street, Machias, ME 04654
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Machias Motor Inn

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We have stayed at the Machias Motor Inn many times over the last 10 years. This is a local motel, not owned by a chain. You won't have the cookie cutter rooms & lobby that I think everyone has come to expect. You will have a friendly greeting, a clean, comfortable room with a coffee maker, hair dryer, clock &... More 

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Southampton, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

When my aunt passed away suddenly,we needed a place to stay near Cutler. On short notice they were able to get us a 2 br apartment for my mother and brother and I. The place was huge,with a nice view. We liked being able to walk to dinner at Helen's Restaurant for dinner and breakfast.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Perhaps I'm jaded as a frequent traveler, but I found my non-smoking room to be dusty and stinking of smoke. The room was reasonably sized, but the only window out of the room is a sliding glass door which opens to a balcony which all guests have access to. I, of course, didn't realize this until I opened the shades... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Machias was simply a night stop for us on a longer journey, and the TripAdvisor reviews indicated this motel as a decent option. We were terribly disappointed, and felt the price was too high for the facility. Yes, the room was good sized, clean, and offered the usual amenities, but there was no continental breakfast (only motel on our 15-day... More 

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South Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

My sister and I stayed here for 5 days while visiting my son and daughter in law. We stayed on the first floor for easy in and out with luggage.The room was promptly cleaned every morning. The view of the river was amazing.Helen"s restaurant was convent and had good food. The room was not fancy but comfortable.I forgot my pillow... More 

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We rented the apartment, it was meticulous and the view from the porch of the river was charming we watched eagles, ospreys, comerants and seals fish - it was the most exciting thing in Machias. Very clean and kind service. Our kids enjoyed the pool at the university. Great location for finishing the Maine Island Trail.

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Batavia, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Quality hotels along the northeast coast are expensive. I found that for the same price as a room with 2 queen beds in a 4-star hotel, I could stay in a 2-bedroom suite at Machias Motor Inn. I selected this location because it was between Bar Harbor, Maine and our destination in Canada. It is not far from the Canadian... More 

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newark, delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We recently stayed here a few days at the end of July while visiting our daughter in Machias. As others have said, the rooms were clean and comfortable, staff friendly and view of the river incredible. Considering its location on a very busy highway, our room was incredibly quiet. Being across the parking lot from Helen's Restaurant is definitely a... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We're probably spoiled but we felt the charge for this room was reaching. But it worked into our road plan and had good reviews so we booked it. We weren't unhappy--nothing fancy but clean, spacious and a view of the river. And the river--go into town and see the Bad Little Falls and you will love it. My husband told... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Typical motel class lodging. Good size room with flat screen, micro, mini fridge and two double beds. Balcony with view of river. Clean room. My issues were the balcony not being private. Just an exterior corridor in rear that runs the length of the building, and with a staircase at end so anyone, even non guests, can be on the... More 

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