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Black Lantern B & B

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   57 Elm Street, Topsham, ME 04086
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014
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89 reviews 89 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We needed a stopover when proceeding downeast for a funeral. The TA reviews pointed us to this extremely attractive and well outfitted and managed B&B. Our room was spacious and comfortable with high quality period furnishings and modern plumbing The full course breakfast was timed to our schedule and included a nice omelet, a Dutch baby pancake, homemade banana bread... More 

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ConnelieJ, Owner at Black Lantern B & B, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive comments. We enjoyed your stay and shared experience of being past Naval Officers. Hope you enjoyed the lovely drive with the top down on your Miata. Tom More 

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This was one of the nicest Bed & Breakfasts I have been to in the 10yrs that my husband and I have been visiting Bed & Breakfasts. The owners were great and I would certainly stay again if we traveled to Main

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ConnelieJ, Owner at Black Lantern B & B, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed meeting you and chatting with you. Tom More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This was a last minute reservation and the hotel was easy to get there. The only complaint I have is that the walls were paper-thin and our neighbors were very loud until 5:00 a.m. and I learned more about their sex life that I could every want to know. Other than that it was a good hotel. I would recommend... More 

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ConnelieJ, Owner at Black Lantern B & B, responded to this review

This review is not of the Black Lantern B & B. Other than our being nice folks and a very clean place none of it applies. We are a three room B & B, not a hotel. There is no Days Inn in our town. None of our three rooms shares a common wall with another bedroom. We do not... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Perfect is the operative word here - I have stayed in several Bed and Breakfasts over the years and this was by far the best! My friend and I needed to cross Maine off of our bucket list, so we booked sight unseen a complete WEEK with Tom and Judy. We had the Androscoggin room with the beautiful river view.... More 

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ConnelieJ, Owner at Black Lantern B & B, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. We enjoyed meeting and hosting you both and are pleased that you enjoyed both your visit to Maine and stay with us. Just 'cause you are knocking sites off your "bucket list" doesn't mean you can't revisit us. More 

Shaker Heights, OH
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and had stayed here one night in the Androscoggin Room - very lovely views of the river, and quiet as well. Tom (his wife Judy was sick when we were there) was very helpful, without being intrusive. He served an amazing breakfast. Great location close to downtown Brunswick.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Gracious and informative (but not intrusive) hosts. Lovely, comfortable, clean room (we had the back room with a wonderful view of the river). Breakfasts (FULL breakfast, not just a bagel and instant coffee!) were absolutely delicious! Sit by the dock, in the backyard, or just simply rock on the front porch to relax or go into town for a choice... More 

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ConnelieJ, Owner at Black Lantern B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We decided early on that breakfast at our B & B should be special and strive to serve a breakfast that guests will rave about. Thanks! We enjoyed meeting you both and look forward to having you stay with us again. Tom More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We will be coming back in two years because we loved Tom and Judy that much. This Inn is ideally located to every point of interest without breaking the bank. There are three rooms to chose from and the accommodations are stellar. The breakfast alone will have you waking up and running down the stairs like a little kid in... More 

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ConnelieJ, Owner at Black Lantern B & B, responded to this review

Thanks for the great comments. We enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to your return stay. Glad you enjoyed the breakfasts. More 

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

We stayed 3 nights at the Black Lantern in order to attend a Bowdoin reunion at the end of May/beginning of June. The Inn is ~2 miles from the college. Although we arrived later than we anticipated (10 pm), we called ahead and Tom kept the tree lights on so the Inn was easily found along an otherwise dark street.... More 

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ConnelieJ, Owner at Black Lantern B & B, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. We enjoy meeting guests "from away" - A Maine Expression - and are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and Bowdoin College Reunion. While in town you are correct that most of our neighbors houses go dark after dark so we have enough outside lights to alert our guests that they are "home". More 

Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This was our first stay at the Black Lantern, We stayed for 6 nights, and enjoyed every moment. The Innkeepers, Judy and Tom, were extremely accommodating, going out of their way to ensure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. The breakfasts, served at a time of our choosing, were always delicious. Very convenient to I-295, Route 1, and... More 

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ConnelieJ, Owner at Black Lantern B & B, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. We enjoyed meeting you and having you stay with us. Come back again when the flowers are in full bloom. Tom More 

Santa Monica, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This was our first stay at the Black Lantern. My son and I are from Santa Monica, CA and on a college tour of the New England area. We had just driven 6 1/2 hours through a blinding snowstorm from Williams College to Bowdoin, a trip that normally takes 4 1/2-5 hours. Every time I called owner, Tom Connelie, to... More 

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Address: 57 Elm Street, Topsham, ME 04086
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Topsham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Black Lantern B & B 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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