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Maine Idyll Motor Court

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Rockville Centre, New York
Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is a great place for people and dogs. They have 20 cottages with differing amenities. All have kitchens with some having fireplaces with wood supplied. There are BBQ grilles located throughout the property for use. Dogs are very welcome. Our cottage had 2 queen beds with a working kitchen with plates, utensils and pans. The cottages are serviced everyday...

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Milton, Massachusetts
Reviewed August 12, 2015

We used to live just down the street in Portland, Maine and love to come back. We usually stay at B&Bs in Portland or Freeport, but the Maine Idyll may be our go to spot from now on. We needed a one night stay on a trip up to Canda and it's tough to find a spot for only one...

1Thank AlisaAAM
York, Pennsylvania
Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was our second stay at the Maine Idyll Motor Court, the first in May of 2013, and we love this place! It is the true flavor of Maine. If you are accustomed to upscale hotels with porters and valets, you do not belong at the Maine Idyll Motor Court. You may not even belong in the breathtaking, raw, rugged...

1Thank MellowD17
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed August 4, 2015

This motor court features cabins like those some of us older travelers remember from trips of years ago, They are well maintained and comfortable. Each has a fireplace and a small kitchenette, as well as a little front porch with rockers or Adirondack chairs. There are fans for the summer (no A/C, but this is Maine, after all-you don't really...

1Thank Randell N
Miami, Florida
Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stayed in cabin 12 for 5 nights and loved every minute of our stay. Easily accessible to Freeport and Brunswick this was the ideal location for us stay as we explored the area. The cabin had a porch with 2 rockers, TV with satellite service, A/C, a fireplace, kitchenette, full bath and 2 bedrooms. The beds were super comfortable...

Upstate NY USA
Reviewed July 15, 2015

There aren't many of these cottage motor hotels left, but Maine is a great place to find them and this one is a good find. It's kept up well but don't expect luxury. Our unit was a two bed cottage with kitchenette and bath. Don't expect luxury and great amenities - but you are close to nature, and still get...

Thank PelicanBill
Long Island
Reviewed July 14, 2015

During the 1930's, Americans went out on motor trips with their cars. In the beginning they slept in them. Then, Motor Courts popped up all over the country to satisfy the needs of the "tin can'' tourists as they were called. The Maine Idyll has been in business and run by the same family since 1932. The units are clean...

1Thank RoadMaven
Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Idyll the first night of our Maine vacation. Cabin 14 was so quaint with a little fireplace and beautiful clear pine walls and floors. It was timeless and so nice we decided to not explore Freeport and buy dinner and bring it back to the cottage and just relax at the cottage. Eating lobster in a cozy...

1Thank jimbo2957
Nova Scotia
Reviewed June 24, 2015

Whenever possible we stay at the Maine Idyll Motor Court. Close to Freeport shopping, but far enough away to be a relaxing respite from the shopping frenzy. The cottages are well-maintained, clean, and very comfortable. Most have a fireplace which adds a nice ambiance on a rainy or cool night. Booked on-line through their website for the first time which...

Thank Islandmomma58
Rochester, New York, United States
Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

I visit Monhegan every year and had been paying upwards of $200 to stay the night before leaving for Monhegan. Maine Idyll was just what I was looking for. I have been in cabin 18 two years in a row now. The cabin was very clean and all I could want or need. The fact it is such a bargain...

Thank TRJ1963
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  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)

Additional Information about Maine Idyll Motor Court

Address: 1411 US Route 1, Freeport, ME 04032-7108
Location: United States > Maine > Freeport
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Maine Idyll Motor Court Hotel Freeport
Maine Idyll Motor Court Freeport
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Freeport
#5 Family Hotel in Freeport
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“Apparently noise from I-95 is an issue for cabins towards the back of the property.”
 of 5 bubbles flanalan, Dec 9, 2016 | Read review
“View their website which shows a detailed description of each cottage.”
 of 5 bubbles Islandmomma58, Oct 3, 2016 | Read review
“Check out their website to see all the different cabins.”
 of 5 bubbles GOPManda, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
“Tip: Check different cabins, as they have 1, 2 and 3 Bedroom cabins on property.”
 of 5 bubbles Magic420, Sep 16, 2016 | Read review
“You can hear traffic from most every cottage,front a bit quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Sherbear07, Aug 11, 2016 | Read review
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