I was shocked and pleased when we arrived midmorning and our room was ready! The desk clerks were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is amazing...an old, comfortable place quite unlike any place I have ever stayed. We felt isolated yet protected and cozy.
We hiked the island all day and ate dinner at the inn. Don't forget to get your own wine from the store nearby. Romantic ambiance and attentive yet unobtrusive service. Breakfast was the bomb! Offered any food you can think of and then some, and it was all delicious.
The room itself was spartan but charming in that authentic New England way. Lovely painted floors and simple, tasteful furnishing. Our third floor location offered a postcard pretty view. My only complaint was that there was no hot water in the shower and also no water pressure to speak of. I could not wash my hair after hiking all day because I would have never been able to get the soap out. Plus it was cold. With no heat in the room, I was thoroughly chilled when I got out of the shower. But I will cut them some slack on that since this is a remote location. It's expensive but worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Island Inn sits atop a bluff looking west over Monhegan harbor toward the ocean and in the evening it provides a perfect location to view the dramatic sunsets and the magnificent colors that accompany them. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Island Hotel Monhegan
- The Island Inn Monhegan Island, Maine