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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not fancy, not super-friendly, but clean, serviceable, and reasonably priced. No bugs, no mildew or cigarette smells, and while I don't remember anything outstanding about the bed, we slept well. We were a bit disappointed not to have a riverview room, but from the reviews I see that the room we did have may have been preferable. We were only... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These rooms are very noisy when someone is in the room above you. The walls and ceiling are so thin you can hear every move made above you. There is no sleep to be had in these rooms and they should not even charge for them. The view of the river is very nice and worth extra cost if you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were just so pleased with our first stay here on our way to visit Canada. The area appears safe with lots of parking. An UPPER floor riverfront room was just delightful with a wonderful view (see photo). A good TV with many channels and a basic clean quiet room overall. On our return home we definitely wanted to stay... More 

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Westville, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We booked a non smoking room because my wife has breathing problems and were assured there would be no smoking rooms close to us, the room was looking over the river People below us smoked cigars and barbecued using wood to get the charcoal barbecue going which seemed a little odd, it filled the room full smoke and prevented us... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Nice view of the river. Big porch, I assume there would be chairs in warmer weather. Good price, very clean, outdated, but fine. As others have said, it is not well soundproofed. We travel with a noise sleep machine, so it did not bother us. The wifi worked very well for us.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

motel has not updated many of the room in the past very years, so a bit of a hodge-podge as to room quality. Newest section, the river view section, have very poor insulation so you hear neighboring room noise, and morning the sound of water pipes as showers/baths are taken. staff are very nice and will try and make up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Initially booked a river-view room. Turns out the soundproofing in the riverfront building is really bad. Could hear all details of the argument going on next door. They moved us to one of the other buildings, and it was better, but still not up to modern hotel standards. Otherwise an okay place to stay. Just bring a "sleep sounds" generator.

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Oneonta, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

They seem to want to take care of you. Rooms are ok. Have to remember this is not a four star, not even a three. But have found out the hard way not to leave anything valuable in your room. Also; there are too many keys for each room. Not enough security. Would advise staying somewhere else.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We were exhausted after driving all over Maine. We found this place late in the evening. So glad we did. The rooms were spotless, plenty of hot water, and beds were very comfortable. The staff was friendly and helpful. Even though we were located close to the highway, noise was not an issue at all. Great stay !

Thank Tina-Mobile
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This isn't the nicest place I have ever stayed, but for a very small town at the edge of Maine it was perfectly comfortable. Be sure to ask for the newly renovated river view rooms. Also I know previous reviews struggled with the wifi, but i found it to be fine to do everything i needed (check email, fast browser... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about International Motel

Address: 276 Main St., Calais, ME
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Calais
Number of rooms: 61
Also Known As:
International Motel Calais, Maine
International Hotel Calais
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