We had high hopes of a nice, relaxing weekend getaway and felt especially comforted upon entering the resort to see a big sign reading "stress free zone". Later that sign became the biggest joke to us all!
The decor is passé and certainly obsolete. The room was musty and made me fear for my health when needing to shower. There were no toiletries and certainly no token bottle of Poland Spring Water beside my bed! We were warmly welcomed by the staff, whom were very pleasant but we quickly began to feel sorry for them having to represent whomever makes these management decisions. We were eagerly invited to our "free dinner buffet" which was a nice gesture but the hours it was served were certainly that reserved for senior citizens. The selections tastefully catered to heart attack and high cholesterol 101, where have these people been the last 20 years? Our 1970’s TV was adorned with a real, authentic “bunny ear” antenna that we actually took a picture of the show the kids what life used to be like back in the day!
We were certainly glad we didn't take the kids as basically there were so many rules everywhere you went we might as well locked them in the car for the weekend. Rules for adults too! Oh, now so frustrated ordered a glass of wine at the bar and not only were the selections poor but the glass was half the size of a normal wine glass... hence, trying to limit my consumption at full price? If we are amateurs with back woods expectations, then fine but certainly not the resort for relaxation, pampering and general comfort (did we mention how bad the mattress was??)....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Poland Spring Resort offers a stress free vacation in Maine. Delicious all-you-can-eat home-style buffets. Play on our 18-hole championship golf course, grass tennis courts, swimming, boating, hiking, nightly entertainment, min-golf, driving range and much more. Enjoy the sunset with a million dollar panoramic view of Presidential Mountain range and Mount Washington. Centrally located in the foothills of Western Maine and stress free since 1794. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Poland Spring Hotel Poland Springs
- Poland Spring Springs
- Poland Spring Resort Poland Springs, Maine