If you are looking for an inexpensive yet comfortable accommodation near Portland or Freeport, this is the place. The chain motels in those towns are fairly high-priced. We found this location by using Google Earth, and then checked TripAdvisor. Most of the reviews were very old and one suggested the owners intended to close down, which is not at all the case. The motel is situated on Hwy 1, but the units themselves are down a driveway back off the road snuggled behind large pines on the river, and you can see the river from most if not all units. It is very quiet (only the gentle sound of the river). The charming old town of Yarmouth is accessible just across the bridge by foot. Portland and Freeport are both just minutes away by car. There is a supermarket near by and a restaurant for breakfast and lunch across the street.
We booked the cheapest room – a small queen for about $90 incl. tax. I was surprised how spacious and well-appointed it was. The furniture is all in good condition. The room had a double couch as well as an easy chair and a small desk with chair for work. Plenty of drawer and closet space, a coffee-maker with two packets of coffee are also included. There is of course a television, wifi and radio-alarm clock.
We had dinner in their Italian restaurant, and noticed it was primarily frequented by locals. The food was delicious (we had broiled haddock and grilled scampi) and the wine excellent, all very reasonably priced.
- Also Known As:
- Down-East Village Restaurant And Motel
- Down-East Village Restaurant Hotel Yarmouth
- Down-East Village Restaurant & Motel Yarmouth, Maine