Nice staff, beautiful view, clean room. On the expensive side, you trade big city class for port town character and the views. Our third floor room had a view of the outer bay, which we enjoyed from the balcony. The bed was comfortable. Easy access from the main road. Smallish bathroom. Refrigerator but no microwave. Restaurant not open on Thursday for dinner and no breakfast due to covigeddon. Staff provided a list of nearby alternatives, which we enjoyed. This location is where the flammable guests board. Yum!
The reservation was made effortless. Phone contact was great. Arrival made effortless. Room needs help but had a great view. Tried to have dinner at their restaurant but left after half an hour having not received any service.
I have been coming to the Fisherman' Wharf for many years. Was very very disappointed at this visit. No breakfast, but no discount on rate, no maid service. Had to go to the front desk and beg for coffee and shampoo for the 2nd night. Room was very dirty. Loads on dust on baseboards, hole in screen, just very dirty. People from every state arriving and all the front desk asks is, "Sign here that you are from Maine". You just drove in with MA plates???? No Covid concerns whatsoever. My last trip there.
If you are looking to stay in a fancy hotel, you won’t find it here.....what you will find is friendly staff, nice sized clean rooms, and a great central location. I will definitely visit again. Our room had a nice view of the harbor.
In the last two years, we have stayed in 5 different lodgings in Boothbay Harbor. Fisherman's Wharf Inn was the only real disappointment, and the only one we would never go back to. There were 6 family members in our group, renting 3 rooms for 4 nights each. All of us had problems with our rooms. None of us was happy. I'll start with the positives. The beds were comfortable and there were both high-loft pillows and low-loft pillows on each. End of positives -- except for Bill, the parking lot attendant, who is as sweet and friendly as they come. We did enjoy talking with him. For negatives, I'll start with the sewer smell that never left our room no matter how long we left the windows open. The air conditioner smelled moldy as well. Our room could be considered more or less clean if you're not too picky, but not anywhere near clean enough for COVID times. It definitely did not look scrubbed or sanitized. There were cobwebs near the bottom of the air conditioner and old dog kibble from guests past under it. In the bathroom, the sink was perpetually stopped up, taking forever to drain. The shower didn't have that problem, probably because there was no strainer or stopper on it. Any dropped ring or earring would be forever lost if dropped in the shower. There was not a single shelf, drawer, cabinet or medicine cabinet in the bathroom. The nearest place to set toiletries down was in a very dark closet across the hall from the bathroom. Fortunately, we had brought a flashlight, but walking back and forth from closet to bathroom for toothpaste, contact lenses, antiperspirant, etc. several times each morning was inconvenient at best. The only drawer in the bedroom was the single small drawer in the nightstand. So all clothing had to be stored in the dark closet as well. Our room did have a deck, but we couldn't use it. First, there was only one deck chair. Second, there was a giant, very loud exhaust fan blowing constantly day and night that made talking on the deck impossible and sleeping at night challenging. There was a small refrigerator in the room, but the jug of milk we put in it froze solid. There was one double electrical outlet on the side of the room that was meant to service the fridge, the TV and the coffee maker. So if you wanted to use all three, you had to keep climbing under the TV table to plug and unplug. Given how sketchy the cleaning was in the rest of the room, we decided not to chance using the coffee maker. COVID was the excuse the hotel gave for not providing any breakfast at all. Maybe I'm being harsh, but it wouldn't seem to have been that difficult to offer bottled juice, tubs of yogurt, individual cereal boxes and packaged pastries. At least the hotel's lack of hospitality gave us an opportunity to support other businesses in town. While there were signs up in the hotel about wearing masks, hotel staff didn't do anything that we could see to enforce mask-wearing. There was nothing said about mask wearing when we checked in. Guests frequently walked the halls without masks on, which definitely did not make us feel safe. And at one point when I walked by the bar on the way to our room, the bartender was not wearing a mask as she was serving customers. Fisherman's Wharf Inn added a lot of stress and annoyance to our vacation, which is the exact opposite of what it should have done.…