We stayed at the Pentagoet in early September 2003. Our arrival started off on a negative note. We arrived around 4:30 p.m. after driving from New Hampshire and being on the road for more than 7 hours.Needless to say we were tired and wanted to settle into our room. After walking into the lobby, one of the restaurant staff greeted us and said that Jack (the innkeeper) would be down shortly to check us in. Shortly is not the word I would use to describe our wait to check in. It took OVER 15 minutes for Jack to come downstairs and check us in! It didnt even take that long to check in at the airport.Fifteen minutes may not seem too long in some places but we were in a small foyer with our bags, and no real place to sit. Both women staff proceeded to ignore us completely after the initial entrance, not even eye contact although they walked by us several times and were usually less than 5 feet from us! After 10 minutes, we brought all our luggage in from the car and kept it in sight hoping they would not forget about us.Jack seemed like a nice enough guy, and very apologetic when he finally came for us, but his explanation was irritating- that a woman who occasionally eats at his restaurant was on the phone asking him about what was on the menu and that she refuses to be called back or put on hold. So I guess we were less important than her phone call.The second issue was that we had looked for a place near Acadia national park. This cannot be blamed on the inn; Lonely Planet listed the Pentagoet as being in the Acadia Park region. Well, the Pentagoet is more than one hour from the entrance to Acadia. Do not be fooled by its close appearance on the map. Otherwise the rest of our stay went well. The room was nice and as described and the meals served were very good. Jack also loaned us a pair of binoculars for our day trip to Acadia. Castine is a very small and enjoyable town if you are looking for something off the beaten path but there is really no other place to eat except the Inn. Based on our rough introduction we would probably not stay here ever again.
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Castine
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Castine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pentagoet Inn, a charming Queen Anne Victorian hotel offering gracious hospitality, lodging and fine dining. The inn overlooks the village and harbor of Castine, Maine, centrally located to both Camden and Bar Harbor. Let our personal concierge help you plan your hiking, biking, sailing and kayaking adventures.• Complimentary Country Breakfast, Afternoon Refreshments & Evening Hors d'oeuvres• Acclaimed Farm to Table Restaurant• Fascinating Old World PubBeautiful, historic Castine, Maine; your base to discover Camden, Bar Harbor, and the neighboring Blue Hill peninsula. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pentagoet Hotel Castine
- Pentagoet Inn Castine, Maine