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“You can and should do better in Castine.” 2 of 5 stars
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The Castine Inn
33 Main Street, Castine, ME 04421   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Castine B&B and Inns
minneapolis, mn
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“You can and should do better in Castine.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2010

Indifferent service, maintenance, cleanliness, facilities, especially compared with the inn across the road. There doesn't seem to have been much effort or concern put into providing a comfortable vacation experience or making a guest want to return.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Linthicum, MD
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110 reviews 110 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

This is a lovely place to stay! We booked at the last minute and they only had their lowest-priced rooms available. I have to say that is was quite a bargain. We paid almost twice as much for rooms that were half as nice elsewhere. I liked the teal-and white color scheme, which gave it a bright, fresh feeling. The toiletries were great. The bed was firm and comfy. We left the window open the first night to let the air in, and neglected to lower the shade. The sound of churchbells going off on the hour and the light streaming in prevented me from getting much sleep. Lesson learned-with the shade drawn and the window closed on night two, I slept much better. There is a ceiling fan and a portable fan as well. I was not bothered by noise from the other rooms.The breakfast room is beautifully decorated with murals on all sides. The scones are flaky and delicious. There are two hot choices, although one day I just had the scones, cereal, and lovely fresh fruit, and was quite content. Everyone there was friendly and helpful. My husband inquired about hiking trails, and the lady at the front desk was more than happy to provide information. I honestly can't imagine staying anywhere else in Castine.

Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Chapel Hill NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

Castine is a wonderful picturesque village just south and far away from the madding crowd of Bar Harbor. The Castine Inn is well maintained and fun for an overnight stay. It feels recently renovated, rooms are large and very comfortable, clean, well priced and nicely decorated. The inn has a bar open from 4-10. We enjoyed wine on the large porch that overlooks a well maintained garden. You can walk to the dock area, restaurants etc. Breakfast is served in a large airy dining room. Table service was good and th food fresh. We appreciated free coffee for the road. Innkeepers were attentive and professional.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Detroit, Michigan
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

My husband and I stayed at this Inn this last weekend. We planned a quick road trip and needed something quickly. We looked all over and everything was booked, except for a room at the Castine Inn. Since we were on a budget, they were so helpful in getting us a room that was not too expensive and still allowed us to experience a B & B.

The website to the place is very nice, but we did not have very high expectations as pictures can be deceiving. When we arrived in Castine, boy did our opinion change. This Inn is right in the heart of the small city and a stone's throw away from the harbor. The main eating places are a walk away and it has a gorgeous small town feel.

We got a room with a view of the harbor and twin beds. Originally we had booked for a room that had a bathroom down the hall, but since a room was available with a bathroom in the room, we were upgraded for free!!! It was awesome.

The room is very simple, but for our purposes (relaxation) it was perfect. The pillows, bed, bathroom toiletries were all great.

The best part of the Inn is the outdoor space consisting of the porch and the garden. It is just lovely sitting on the porch or walking through the garden.

The breakfast is delicious and presented in such a nice way.

At breakfast the warm scones are to die for and the breakfast is just perfect. There is coffee and tea available starting at 7 AM and it is self serve until breakfast.

Overall, it is a great place and we will be visting it again in the future. It is not ultra modern or with tons of amenities. It is quaint and with a lot of character and charm and we highly recommend it.

This was a great way to end our trip. Service, helpfulness, breakfast quality and presentation, outdoor sitting space, everything.... just awesome!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Tampa Bay area
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

I hesitate to be too critical because we had a fun three days in Castine, a charming seaside village. And if you stay in Castine there are few lodging choices. The old Inn is well located and charming in a shabby genteel way (emphasis on the shabby). The staff was great--friendly and helpful. The rooms are the problem. There's no air conditioning, so on a hot day it is uncomfortable. The walls are thin, so you'll hear the conversation or snoring next door. The bathrooms are outdated. I would love to see this place modernized.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Passumpsic, Vermont
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

The online directions offered by the inn were terribly unclear, we had to call to get further instructions. The inn no longer has a restaurant but breakfast is still included. The scone was very good. The sprinkling of raspberries, pineapple, and blueberries on older melon was passable but the corned beef hash was laughable. At first the tiny "french" presentation took me back but after tasting the bland concoction, I was happy not to waste too much. The room was dreary, the shower mildewy, and the carpet dirty. Bright spot! The front desk woman was amazing and the waitstaff very sweet. Good people, quaint town, just not a great place to stay for the money.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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new jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

We took a one night respite from a two-week sailing trip and stayed at this inn. The young man running it is very friendly and professional. The Inn is welcoming and spacious and not "cutesy-victorian" like so many B&Bs can be. Nice simple decor with antiques but not overdone. We had a very pleasant room on a corner on the second floor. Not renovated but it was fine and for the price totally adequate. (I believe they have renovated rooms as well). Lovely shampoo and bodywash! Only thing I didn't love was the mattress, which was not great (but not awful either). Breakfast was outstanding, as was the service. Nice bar.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Castine Inn

Address: 33 Main Street, Castine, ME 04421
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Castine
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Castine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
The Castine Hotel Castine
The Castine Inn Maine

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