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Captain A. V. Nickels Inn

127 East Main St., Searsport, ME 04974
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Ranked #1 of 4 Searsport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

At 8pm, we decided on a spur of the moment dinner out on a recent Friday. Although the staff was short, we had a superb meal, and attentive and knowledgable bartender made an outstanding cosmopolitan. To add to the evening, there was live music; a duo playing some bluegrass classics. We we so pleasantly surprised this gem of a place... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This comment concerns the decor ONLY, not the service or food. I don’t know who came up with the idea to decorate rooms in styles reminiscent of Havana, Istanbul, etc., but it was a mistake. People visit the coast of Maine because they want to experience the coast of Maine, not London, Dublin, Paris, or wherever. If I had wanted... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very good stay, the innkeepers were very responsive in helping us moving us away from the busy road to a quieter room. Wonderful breakfast (even too much if you're not used to it!) and a great position by the ocean. Restaurant open Thursday to Monday with a European flavour to it and a good selection of wines, would recommend it... More

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nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We were so pleased to accomodate you for your need for quiet when you were here. Yes, we are located on US 1 and the traffic can be early and that is not good for our guests who like total quiet. Of course, our suites are at the back of the building... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I stayed here last August 2013. Just getting around to writing a review now. This inn was beautiful. Old fashioned elegance and filled with some of the most impressive antique furniture that I've ever seen. Some parts of the Inn were under construction but this didn't bother us at all. Still lots of places and nooks and... More

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nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We hope you will be able to visit us again when you are traveling. You might be pleased to know that we've finished all our updates and renovations now. Would love to see you again. More

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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The inn keepers Brenda and Mike were great and the Breakfasts just spectacular! Lots of antiques, land running right to oceans edge, great views. Good restaurant, even one night with entertainment. This is a real Sea Captains house that had many children, so interesting. Be careful however a couple of the rooms are small (Captain's children's rooms) but they are... More

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nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this review

Yes, the house is in pretty original configuration, so as stated, some of the bedrooms are small. We did ensure that each has a private bath. That meant that some of the children's rooms were changed to be baths opening into another child's room for the bedroom. Captain Nickels and his wife, Elizabeth, had 8 children, so at least we... More

Alphar
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The breakfasts at the inn are wonderful, but the overall experience was very disappointing. We were not given the room I had requested three months earlier, and the one we were assigned had no closet, no room to unpack at all, one uncomfortable chair and one lamp with a low wattage lamp that was not good for reading. The bathroom... More

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nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry that we did not meet expectations for your stay with us. I wish you had expressed concerns while you were here and we would have tried to accommodate making you more comfortable. BTW, all our bedrooms do have AC. More

Queenstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Captain A.V. Nichols for 2 nights in July 2014. It was just fantastic. The room was great. The food was great. Brenda and Michael were gracious hosts. We would stay there again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend a stay here.

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nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for such a "glowing" review. We really appreciate hearing that we made your visit special. More

Boston, MA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Captain A.V. Nickels Inn this past weekend to attend a wedding in Stockton Springs. We arrived Saturday and were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to the Havana Suite-a wonderfully large and clean space with roomy, bedroom, bath, kitchenette, living room and a fabulous balcony with an ocean view. The... More

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nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this review

It was fun to read your review and want to thank you for appreciating the Inn for what it is...an old sea captain's home. We've only been working three summers on the many renovation needs and are happy to see that our efforts are making progress. We love sharing the home with others and think that the "good captain" might... More

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13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Captain A.V. Nickels Inn is conveniently located within an easy drive of Acadia National Park, Camden and other points of interest along the Rte. 1 coastline, but its location is not the best reason to stay there. Brenda and Mike did a splendid job restoring the inn and furnishing it with an impressive array of European antiques. Each morning featured... More

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nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this review

We LOVED your review.....thanks so much for noticing how much has been done to bring this "Old Lady" back to life. When we first saw her 3 years ago, it broke our heart to see what a state she was in. We know this is not the Ritz, but she has plenty of charm and needed to be rescued! We're... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Mere words will never fully describe the captivating and wonderful experience we had in staying at this Bed and Breakfast. It felt like home, especially when we first met those who owned it. Mike and Brenda are the warmest people ever and we immediately felt we were home, a beautiful, warm and inviting home to be in. We stayed in... More

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nickelsinnkeeper, Owner at Captain A. V. Nickels Inn, responded to this review

Wow, what a wonder review! Our goal is to make every visitor feel exactly as you described....as a special guest building beautiful memories. We are so pleased to have met that goal with you and DEFINITELY look forward to seeing you next year! More

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Address: 127 East Main St., Searsport, ME 04974
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Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Searsport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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