We stayed for one night at the Katahdin Inn in July 2011. We had actually stayed at the Atlantic House on a whim, and while touring around York we noticed the Katahdin. It's hard not to notice it from the beach, it's bright yellow and looks right out over the water. We were loving Short Sands and the whole atmosphere at York, and were interested in trying someplace else to stay. So, two weeks later we returned with our 3-year-old and tried the Katahdin.
We stayed in a room with a shared bathroom. The lack of a private bathroom was never an issue for us, even with a kid. There are also some room with private baths, for a little more money. The room itself was super clean, with a fridge and fans. It felt like a lot of B&Bs and Inns: old fashioned, but comfortable and homey. When we asked for a couple more fans Bob, one of the owners, took care of it immediately. Everything about the room was great, there wasn't anything we felt was missing. The water view from the windows was fantastic too!
It sounds somewhat crass, but one of the advantages of the Katahdin was parking. There are spots for each room, just across the street from the Inn and steps from the beach. York can get pretty crowded, so being able to arrive and pull in was really nice. Bob and Rae, the owners, even graciously let a friend who was meeting us park in an empty spot for a few hours.
The Katahdin has a ton of beach things for guests to borrow- chairs, umbrellas, toys, etc, which we took total advantage of. The main activities seemed to be sitting on the big front porch and reading. After our kid went to bed we played some of the board games in the game room, which also looked out on the water.
The town center of York is about a 5 minute walk from the Katahdin, and the beach is a minute or less. And in the end the price was unbeatable- starting at $95 per night, with wonderful location, nice owners, and just about everything you could need. We'll be back, and will recommend the Katahdin to friends traveling to the area.
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