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Craignair Inn at Clark Island

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5 Third Street, Spruce Head, ME 04859
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Holliston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were the only guests the first day, which can be a bit lonely; bedroom ok, bathroom very nice, very good views of the harbour. Breakfast ok, funny combo of omelette and French toast. Found the living room downstairs chilly in temperature and vibe. It's hard to go for a walk, all the roads are private, full of No Trespassing... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My wife and I recently needed some time to decompress so we took a leisurely ride up US Route 1 in Maine. We spent a night at the Craignair Inn in Spruce Head. If you enjoy a place with some history this is for you. The Inn was originally a boarding house for people working the quarry on nearby Clark... More 

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Joanne O, Owner at Craignair Inn at Clark Island, responded to this review

Thank you Gene! You're right--lots of history and beautiful views here at Craignair Inn! We strive to make a comfortable and un-fussy destination for our guests and are so glad you took a few minutes to write about your stay. Hope to see you again! Joanne + Michael More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have stayed at the Craignair three times over the past two years...in summer and fall. We have loved every visit. We always feel welcomed by Joanne. The breakfasts from Michael are great...as are the dinners. The view from the porches is wonderful. There are crafts and art displays from the area decorating the main rooms and these are very... More 

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Joanne O, Owner at Craignair Inn at Clark Island, responded to this review

It's always a pleasure to have you stay with us! It's a great compliment to have guests like yourselves return-we know you have a choice of lots of wonderful places to stay along the mid-coast. Thank you for taking the time to send us a review. We look forward to your 4th stay! More 

Portland, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I've stayed at Craignair many times, and look forward to it every time I go. It has one of my favorite porches to sit and relax on along the coast. The view is beautiful and expansive. Mike makes fantastic homemade breakfasts and Joanne is incredibly welcoming and friendly. Their dog, Mimi, is very sweet and is such a treat to... More 

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Joanne O, Owner at Craignair Inn at Clark Island, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We just put away the swing for the winter but it will be beckoning in the spring! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Scranton, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We originally honeymooned here in 1988 & last stayed here in 1991 during the hottest August week on record in Maine. More on that later. This time we stayed for 3 days in early October and the Fall weather was more typical of what we expected. The Inn was originally built to house quarry workers and it has a cozy... More 

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Joanne O, Owner at Craignair Inn at Clark Island, responded to this review

Thank you for your thorough review! I think you've described the Inn and the environs really nicely and will help other travelers with their decision to stay with us. Regarding air conditioning, we do have it in the Vestry Annex rooms (#21 and above) and since the main Inn is situated so closely to the water it's rarely an issue.... More 

Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Our corner room (#2) was great... windows on two sides facing the water, quiet, and comfortable. Breakfast was excellent. Owners (Joanne & Mike) were friendly & helpful, and worked very hard to make their Inn comfortable for their guests. Their doggie (Mimi?) was a friendly little ambassador for the Inn. We enjoyed walking onto Clark Island and relaxing on the... More 

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Joanne O, Owner at Craignair Inn at Clark Island, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Very happy you had a nice stay and enjoyed the corner room. Hope to see you again soon! ~ Joanne and Michael More 

Chelsea, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A month ago my husband and I spent a night at the Craignair Inn & Restaurant in Spruce Head, Maine. The accommodations were great and the staff were very friendly. From the porch the view of the ocean is great and we spent a beautiful evening on the porch swing while having an after-dinner drink. The dinner was delicious and... More 

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Joanne O, Owner at Craignair Inn at Clark Island, responded to this review

We really appreciate your time writing this review! Thank you particularly for mentioning our staff--it's truly due to their efforts and caring that we have been successful. I will share this with them! Thank you again and we look forward to hosting you again! More 

Saint George, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

When my mother-in-law who lives in Florida comes to visit we book her a room at this Inn. Joanne is so easy to talk to and answered every question I had which were many as I wanted to make my mother-in-laws stay as best as possible. She stayed as recently as 2 weeks ago. While checking her in Joanne asked... More 

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Joanne O, Owner at Craignair Inn at Clark Island, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. It was fun to see your mother-in-law spending time with your daughter! We are grateful you always choose to have your family stay with us here and we look forward to hosting them again soon. Thanks again! Joanne More 

Maine
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88 reviews 88 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were excited about staying here, but what we found was a room that looked, smelled, and felt like of old motel room. It had old creaky furniture, a tiny bathroom, and the towels are not refreshed unless you ask. The breakfast was not bad. We knew that it was a pet friendly place, but we did not expect to... More 

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Joanne O, Owner at Craignair Inn at Clark Island, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you didn't find us approachable enough to discuss your concerns face to face. We weren't aware of any guests leaving unhappy and can't improve upon our service if we don't know there are concerns. So many of our guests literally get down on the floor playing with our 10 lb jack-a-poo and we've... More 

Saint George, Utah, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We wanted to get a true Maine experience and I don't think we could have asked for more. The area, and neighboring cities were great and the quaint bed and breakfast was the perfect setting. We have been in the area for a week staying at a new place every night and this is the one place we hope to... More 

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Joanne O, Owner at Craignair Inn at Clark Island, responded to this review

Thank you! We were happy to host you and look forward to a future visit! Glad you enjoyed our beautiful state. Joanne and Michael More 

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