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Fisherman's Wharf Inn

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22 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#9 of 12 hotels in Boothbay Harbor
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Located in the heart of downtown Boothbay Harbor, the Fisherman's Wharf Inn has been a Maine summer tradition since 1946. We offer 54 guest rooms with harbor views, exquisite waterfront dining, and a central location convenient to all the harbor's shopping, dining and excursions.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Mini golf
Evening entertainment
Meeting rooms
Convenience store
Gift shop
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Private balcony
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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BeljicaPeak wrote a review Sep 2020
Tieton151 contributions16 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Bob S wrote a review Sep 2020
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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.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Ramsey Lafayette, Innkeeper at Fisherman's Wharf Inn
Responded Sep 7, 2020
Hi Bob, I'm glad the process was easy and you enjoyed the view! I am so sorry to hear about the negative experience in restaurant. We were busy over the weekend and a bit understaffed I'm sorry for the wait. If you did sit in the tavern, we are doing pub style service so everything is order at the bar, not table service. Perhaps that was the issue. We are all working hard to provide great service I am very sorry you didn't have a good experience and appreciate your feedback! Kind regards, Ramsey
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Escape200 wrote a review Sep 2020
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts7 contributions12 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Ramsey Lafayette, Innkeeper at Fisherman's Wharf Inn
Responded Sep 7, 2020
Hello, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you did not feel comfortable during your stay. I would like to clarify that our front desk is not asking people to sign that they are from Maine. Everyone must sign the "Keep Maine Healthy" form which states that people are either from Maine, or have met the state requirements to stay in Maine. We are all working hard to keep people safe and abide by state guidelines. We have implemented a number of cleaning procedures that include hospital grade disinfectant on all hard surfaces, increased vacancy time between room rentals and ozone machine treatment between all stays. We have also implemented a number of state mandated operational changes to increase social distancing. We are not currently allowed to serve buffet breakfast or do stay over maid service to reduce contact and meet social distancing guidelines. It isn't a decision we wanted to make but have had to do in order to meet guidelines. I do hope you can empathize with the situation we are all facing together and our efforts. Kind regards, Ramsey
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KeyWest Mama wrote a review Sep 2020
Atkinson, New Hampshire186 contributions76 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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ArtTrippers wrote a review Aug 2020
Connecticut21 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Ramsey Lafayette, Owner at Fisherman's Wharf Inn
Responded Aug 27, 2020
Hello there, Thank you for your feedback and your patronage. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed our bedding and chatting with Bill! We certainly do not want to add stress to your life or anyone else's! I'm sorry about the issues you noted in your review. If we had been notified of any of these inconveniences during your stay we would have done everything we could to make your stay more comfortable and make sure you left happy. As an Innkeeper, I always recommend that people book directly with an inn or hotel to get the best possible room. When you book through a third party like Booking.com or Expedia, we get limited information and have limited correspondence with our guests before they arrive. Most of our rooms are not available on these sites so your options are more limited when you choose to go through a third party. We have over 15 room types in our inn and each one is different. If we had a chance to speak prior to your arrival, I'm sure we would selected a different room type that was better suited for your needs. Regarding mask use and Covid policies, we are following all CDC guidance and more to make sure that everyone feels safe and comfortable. In our rooms we are maximizing time between stays, using hospital grade ozone machines with each turn over, Sanix hospital grade sanitizer on all surfaces, turning over linens and have removed items from the rooms. In all of our correspondence that goes to every guest, on every reservation call, and on signage all over the inn we clearly state our mask policies. Our staff is well trained to follow these rules. I have briefed the front desk to be even more conscientious about verbalizing these policies at every check in. I'm sorry that you weren't comfortable. Our efforts appear to be effective. Boothbay Harbor has not exceeded 1-5 cases throughout this entire situation, which is one of the best statistics of any town in Maine, which has one of the lowest case counts of any state in the nation. Regarding breakfast we have not advertised breakfast since March when policies were put in place banning buffets. I'm glad that you were able to enjoy some of the great local breakfast places nearby during your stay! I do hope that you find an establishment that you enjoy in Boothbay Harbor. It sounds like you won't consider us again, but if you would like to, please give me a call directly and I will make sure that your stay is perfect in every way. Warm regards, Ramsey
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$131 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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fisherman`s wharf hotel boothbay harbor, fishermans wharf hotel
LOCATION
United StatesMaineMid Coast MaineBoothbay Harbor
NUMBER OF ROOMS
54
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fisherman's Wharf Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Fisherman's Wharf Inn?
Nearby attractions include Dirty Bird Pottery (0.1 miles), Opera House at Boothbay Harbor (0.3 miles), and Eventide Specialties (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fisherman's Wharf Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Fisherman's Wharf Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Fisherman's Wharf Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fisherman's Wharf Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fisherman's Wharf Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ice Cream Factory, Shannon's Unshelled, and Red Cup Coffee House.
Is Fisherman's Wharf Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Boothbay Harbor.
Are there any historical sites close to Fisherman's Wharf Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Wilson Memorial Chapel (2.7 miles).
Does Fisherman's Wharf Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Fisherman's Wharf Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.