On a road trip to Canada, we overnighted at the Calais Motor Inn, and it was one of the biggest mistakes I have ever made. You are better off staying elsewhere or just crossing the border to find a place in Canada. This Inn was unsafe and noisy.
After we arrived, we went down to the "fully licensed restaurant" which was a drinking hole. The disgusting smell made us turn around and immediately exit. We went down the road and found a wonderful seafood place instead.
When we returned and went to our rooms, there was an overwhelming smell of pot as we went down the hallway. Entering the rooms, they were dingy and felt unclean. There were stains and cigarette burns on the carpet and furniture.
At one a.m., the 'fully licensed restaurant' closed and the patrons moved their drinking and smoking to the parking lot where they remained until 5am - except to noisily go down the halls when they needed to go to the bathroom. Around 2am, I placed a call to the front desk and received no one. I went down to the desk a half hour later and to my shock, there was no one there. This hotel does not have any employees minding the business during the overnight.
In the morning, I talked with the front desk person when she arrived at 6-6:30am and told her about the experience and lack of sleep due to it from the night before. She shrugged her shoulders and said it happened all the time. She told me that if I had a problem with the other patrons that I should have confronted them.
I did get the name of the owners, John and Christie Marchese, and was told to call back later to the same front desk if I wanted to talk to them. I also left my number requesting they call me. I have attempted several times over the past couple months to contact them, each time leaving a message. I have yet to receive a response.
When we left that day, the parking lot was loaded with beer cans and drug paraphernalia. We paid decent money for our rooms and did not get any rest. Even if the place was dirt cheap, it is still not worth the safety risk. The absentee owners and no one watching the place in the over-night makes it even riskier.
- Also Known As:
- Calais Motor Hotel Calais
- Calais Motor Inn Maine