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“Great Hotel for travelling or vacationing” 5 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN White House Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   155 Littlefield Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401-7206   |  
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Ranked #7 of 25 Hotels in Bangor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Truro, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great Hotel for travelling or vacationing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

We have been coming to this Hotel for a number of years now. It is a great hotel for staying and launching a shopping spree from. Bangor is a fun area to shop in. The hotel is nice and comfortable and the staff are very friendly and helpful. They have a great continental breakfast that has something for everyone, just don't eat too much. It is right off the I-95 so it is a little noisy if that bothers you. It is easy to get off of the I-95 and get back on or to hit the 395 and tour the area. We were quite comfortable as our conversations drowned out the truck noise. It is good place to check out some beautiful trucks next door. There is no indoor pool but there is a nice hot tub too in the common area. There is also a nice outdoor pool for summer visits. There is also a little workout room as well. This hotel is right next door to one of the best truck stop restaurants in the US, Dysar'ts which is open 24/7. The theme rooms look very interesting and fun. Stay and enjoy Maine from a great Hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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whitehouse3737, Manager at BEST WESTERN White House Inn, responded to this review, January 11, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your many years as a returning guest. We are so glad that you stay with us and hope you are enjoying the many updates and remodels we are working on. Look forward to your next visit.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bar Harbor, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

My husband and I enjoyed staying here so much that we went back the next week. It will be our first choice whenever we are in the Bangor area. It was so comfortable that we felt it was truly "the best home away from home" that we could possibly have. My husband had business and I had the pleasure of getting to know the area better. It is so close to I-95 that the Inn is ideally located for shopping, restaurants and movies. And, I cannot say enough nice things about all the staff members we met. The front desk people, Leeann, Craig and Beth, were not only efficient, but very friendly and accomadating. Our housekeepers, Vanessa and Cindy, do a wonderful job. And Britney, who was also our housekeeper a couple of days, was especially helpful, with such a good attitude. We look forward to our next visit to our 'home away from home."

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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whitehouse3737, Manager at BEST WESTERN White House Inn, responded to this review, January 11, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Our staff will love hearing your comments and it was very nice of you to remember and mention each one individually. It means a lot for the staff to hear their dedication and hard work is appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you home again soon.
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Rochester, New Hampshire
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

Stayed in one of their newer rooms. Excellent room, great bed, very comfy. Bathroom had plenty of room for two people to do their thing. Breakfast was very good and the price was right (free). Right on I-95. Will be back for sure.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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whitehouse3737, Manager at BEST WESTERN White House Inn, responded to this review, January 11, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and the free hot breakfast we offer.The executive rooms are wonderful with their fireplaces and comfy beds. We hope to see you again soon.
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Nova Scotia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

We have passed this hotel many times on our way south and wondered if it was a better than the usual I-95 stopovers. We are so happy we tried the White House Hotel. The rooms and bathroom are very clean. The beds have warm and cosy duvets, instead of the usual scuzzy bedspreads. Lots of soft pillows and towels.
The lobby is attractive and the breakfast area is the nicest I have ever seen. There is a full breakfast including sausage and omelets and beans. Coffee and an assortment of tea is available 24 hours.
We chatted to each of the desk clerks and all were very friendly and professional. It is refreshing to meet innkeepers who like what they do and it shows. This hotel could be used as a model for service and professionalism for most other hotels.
I will never stay at any other hotel in Bangor!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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whitehouse3737, Manager at BEST WESTERN White House Inn, responded to this review, January 11, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for letting us know you enjoyed your stay. Our entire staff takes great pride in our hotel. We look forward to your next stay with us so we can welcome you home.
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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

We stayed at the White House Inn for 2 nights. The room we selected had 2 queen beds, large flat screen TV and 2 comfy chairs for reading. Everything was so clean. We enjoyed the in-room coffee before heading down to the continental breakfast! We surely will stay here the next time we are in Bangor.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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whitehouse3737, Manager at BEST WESTERN White House Inn, responded to this review, December 10, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed our property. We have recently done renovations to the first and second floor and we love to hear when our guests enjoy them. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

It was a little weird finding the inn. You turn from an intersection onto a giant road without lines and then pull into what appears to be someone's farmhouse. The inn is down the hill behind that. Upon arrival we were greeted by a crotchety old man who made it clear that by checking us in we were wasting his precious time. They messed up our reservation and tried to make us pay for two rooms. The parking lot is a never ending, awkwardly designed, circle of death. The whole hotel smelled of mold and possibly formaldehyde. Our bathroom had mysterious hair in the drain and stuffed behind the bathroom door. They only provided shampoo- no conditioner. We fell asleep to the ambiance of the trucks roaring by on the highway located a stone's throw away. In the morning we ate rock hard bagels. None of their food was fresh and any hot food was reminiscent of public school lunch. When we checked out, the woman at the desk was friendly, but any extra questions seemed to annoy her. The Whitehouse Inn did, however, have a pencil sharpener! A happy surprise.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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whitehouse3737, Manager at BEST WESTERN White House Inn, responded to this review, December 6, 2011
Dear Guest,

I apologize that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We are located on a dead end street. and our driveway is one way. If you follow the many signs and arrows, it is quite safe as traffic is one way. I assume that you may have met someone traveling in the wrong direction.

The first and second floor of the hotel has been recently renovated. We did put in new ceilings and a few people have noticed an unfamiliar smell associated with them. The manufacturer has assured us this will dissipate.

I am sorry you did not enjoy the complimentary hot breakfast with its many choices such as hot and cold cereals, fresh make your own waffles, oranges, three juice choices, white and wheat bread, two types of bagels, two types of eggs, sausage, baked beans, yogurt, two milk choices, hot chocolate ,tea, coffee and pastries.

I hope you have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.
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Fort Fairfield, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

We had a lovely stay at the Best Western White House.The rooms are clean and neat.We enjoyed the hot Breakfast along with the friendly staff.I would go back in a heart beat!

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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whitehouse3737, Manager at BEST WESTERN White House Inn, responded to this review, December 6, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your nice review of our property. We take pride in our hotel and love to hear when our guests enjoyed their stay. We hope to see you again soon.
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Address: 155 Littlefield Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401-7206
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Location: United States > Maine > Bangor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Bangor
#6 Business Hotel in Bangor
#11 Romantic Hotel in Bangor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN White House Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Colonial-style 3-story Motor Inn located at I-95 exit 44, 3 miles south of city center & 6 miles from airport. ... more   less 
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