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The 8th Maine

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13 8th Maine Ave, Peaks Island, ME 04108
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Windham, Maine
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The 8th, Maine is getting better every season! The place is cleaner and they have added pictures from a local photographer. The linens and towels are all new and match! Stay for a week that is how you really get to relax!

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Boston
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

first, let's be clear. this is not the ritz. the 8th maine is not about glamour or luxury. it is a down-home place that is unlike any other. it is incredibly, excitingly different. it has a lot of character. originally built as a place for veterans of the 8th maine civil war regiment to convene and rehabilitate, it is part... More 

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Remsen, New York
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was our 2nd year at Eighth Maine, and it's now become our family tradition. Peak's Island is a treasure unto itself, and the accommodations here fit in perfectly with the easy going, relaxed vacation we enjoy. As you'll read in other recent reviews, there's been a change in management. I had no problems with the old management, but there... More 

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San Francisco
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

5 Stars for the right type of travelers. Coming from the West Coast, we've never experienced any Civil War era places. Staying here is definitely fascinating. As the other reviewers already noted, the rules are very unusual for a typical hotel. Slightly annoying not to sip wine in common areas, but the uniqueness of this special spot more that make... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

If you prefer isolation, central A/C, dull decor, and predictable experiences this isn't the place for you to stay. It is charming and rustic, and an interesting blend of hostel/bed and breakfast. You have your own well-appointed room but share dining and bathrooms with other guests. Kitchen space is allocated for you to keep and prepare your own meals, which... More 

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Standish, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you are from out- of -state and looking for something 'somewhat' different, do not come to Maine expecting your standard 'canned' hotel experience with a light touch of "Maine". For that coastal experience there is the Marriott in Marblehead, Massachusetts. If you want to truly 'see' Maine and interact with its people; walk their walk, see reflection of present... More 

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Windham, Maine
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I have come to the Eighth Maine for many years and love the island. In reading the last reviews as I was planning our vacation They made me very wary. I have come to find out that the Memorial has undergone a major management change and is now run (day to day) by a New Host Mike Langella. i would... More 

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Portland, Maine
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I like roughing it and this place was right up my alley. Peaks Island is fun. My only complaint is there are way too many rules that degrade the quality of your stay. The caretaker would follow guests around to make sure everyone was following the rules. He even follows people into the bathrooms. He seemed to annoyed at having... More 

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Connecticut ,UNITET STATES
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This would have been an amazing place to stay, but unfortunately it is run by some very strange people. When I arrived there was no one there to check us in, actually my niece showed me and my husband where our room was. Right then and there I thought that this was very strange. We then found ourselves having a... More 

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Groveland, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

this is a beautiful location...that's it. The place I getting run down and the management I just plain rude. so I gsuggest visiting peaks, renting a golf cart, drive past the 8th mainne. The 5th maine I worth a brief stop. then leave, sine there are no good esting places. the 8th maine is NOT WORTH YOUR TIME

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