In this review, I am going to give you the good, the bad, and the ugly.
1. Good- The fee you pay includes sailing lessons, as well as full access to any of their sail boats. A wonderful opportunity to experience Linekin Bay and Boothbay Harbor from a completely different perspective. Just remember, that sailing is weather permitted, and being on the coast, there is no way to tell how good the weather will be.
2. Good- The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Anytime you ran into a STAFF MEMBER, they really cared and wanted to help. We even went on a hike with their local guru and he was fantastic!
3. OK- Food was alright, but I found many wonderful alternatives in Boothbay Harbor. If you do stay at this resort, just make sure you don't miss the LOBSTER BAKE for lunch. Probably the best meal the resort served all week and hardly anyone showed up. Truthfully, it's more home cooking, and everything is buffet style.
3. Bad- Management was a little different experience. While Mark and Roxanne were somewhat helpful and very friendly, anytime I dealt with Gary he would always look up at you as if he had something better to do. He was very intimidating and didn't really seem to care what your issue was.
4. UGLY- The website is VERY VERY MISLEADING. The quality of the rooms are not what you would expect if you. I have made subcategories to describe problems we had below.
a. Cabins are dirty when we arrived- Even the curtains were gross. I think one had blood on it.
b. If you are bringing pets, they can not be in the room when cleaning staff arrives that day, or else they will not clean your room or reschedule the cleaning.
c. Windows are terribly old and most screens are broken.
-If you're staying in the woods, you need working screens on the windows.
d. No air conditioning
e. Pool is never clean and their is no filter
-It is a salt water pool so this may be a factor
f. Poor atmosphere- Nothing is really painted, and they never seem to cut the grass. It's like they don't really care how it looks.
g. No REAL locks on cabin doors. They have a latch that you can lock while you are in the cabin, but that's it. When you are gone for the day, you're valuables are at risk (including pets).
Please keep in mind that I paid this place almost $3,000 for the week and only got to sail for one day (I think the money must go towards maintaining the sailboats because they clearing don't maintain anything else). If you do speak to management or look at their website, they say that the resort is NOT THE RITZ. Well let me tell you, IT'S NOT EVEN A LA QUINTA. In fact, you may even want to considering staying at a Microtel instead. Unless you can guarantee sailing everyday, I would recommend staying elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located right on the ocean in Boothbay Harbor. With 35 cabins and 5 lodges located on 20 acres, the beautiful views and tranquil location are unbeaten anywhere in southern Maine. It is a traditional New England setting that will take you back in time. It is truly the way life used to be. You will enjoy sailboats, instruction, kayaks, pool, tennis, kid's camp and sports and activities for everyone. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Linekin Bay Hotel Boothbay Harbor
- Linekin Bay Boothbay Harbor
- Linekin Bay Resort Boothbay Harbor, Maine