I came in for a wedding and stayed one night in the SailLoft room in June 2005. My family stayed in 3 other rooms - so I saw 4 rooms total.
Overall, the Inn at Bath is located right downtown - just a throw away from the downtown. (All things considered, Bath is not the world's greatest tourist draw- despite what the town thinks of itself. If you're staying in Maine, keep going upcoast to BoothBay Harbor, Rockland, or Camden - much prettier parts. Anyway - my family had a wedding here, so I stayed at the Inn at Bath).
The Inn at Bath lacks the 'polish' and charm I would expect from a B&B - especially at these rates (165 night - some approach 200). The rooms are generally big and mostly clean, but it still gives off an 'unfinished' vibe - only one or two pictures on the walls, mismatched pillows and bed-sheets, random furniture. It sort of has a "starter apartment" feel - but not in that charming way you could forgive. The bathrooms were nice, except that that showers had plastic surround linings instead of tile and cheap shower doors. And the soaps had obviously been lifted from a Hilton somewhere -they were the little teeny tiny 2 inch x 1.5 inch x 1/4 inch tall motel soap bars that disappear after one use.
The breakfast in the morning was pretty inadequate - two pancakes and a few strips of bacon, and "all the granola" you want in the bowl in the center of the table. No offer for anything else either.
Think about the Inn at Bath like visting Grandma's house - it's clean enough, it's sort of homey, nothing exactly matches or is 'luxurious, but you get a home-made meal out of it. It gets the job done...but doesn't exactly effuse "romantic dream."
My lasting memory of the Inn at Bath will likely be the tacky card left on my pillow that said, "Tipping the staff is encouraged but not required!" In fairness - it wasn't that bad - but other Maine B&Bs offer so much more for the same money....this rates 4 out of 10 on my scale. (Thank goodness for open bar weddings!)
So....for the town of Bath...this is probably the nicest accomodation and if you're stuck in Bath, you'll be OK. But take my advice and find another B&B up the road - even a few miles.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at Bath is a mid-1800's Greek Revival home with lovely rooms full of color and light and located within Bath's Historic District. Short walk to Front Street for shopping and great dining, one block from the Kennebec River, and only 20 minute drive to the best beaches in Maine: Popham and Reid State Parks. All rooms have private baths, 4 have wood-burning fireplaces, 2 also have whirlpool tubs. ... more less
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