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The Inn at Bath
Ranked #3 of 5 Bath B&B and Inns
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“Incredible Inn !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2005

The Inn at Bath is inviting from every angle. Lush plantings, a quaint street, and a porch that invites you to come inside. Once you enter there is something to see at every turn. Comfortable chairs, lovely antiques, whimsical patterns and soothing colors. I saw several of the rooms and stayed in the Garden Room. Each room has it's own personality with large comfortable beds covered in plush quilts. I could of stayed in bed all day yet the breakfast smelled too good. I had a green chile cheese puff which is like a crustless quiche that's light and delicious. I was also served biscuits, jams, fresh fruits and granola. It is a very relaxing place to stay, a 'home away from home' feel. The Innkeeper, Elizabeth, is easy to speak with and works hard to make sure your stay is perfect. Everyone else I met who is invlolved with the running of the Inn are friendly and helped to make my stay very enjoyable. I look forward to returning many times.

  • Stayed June 2005
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2005

We spent two nights at the Inn at Bath and found it to be about the most comfortable and charming inn we have ever stayed at. It is under new ownership and the hospitality is wonderful. The rooms are delightful, the bed was incredibly comfortable, the staff was friendly and helpful. The building is a rambling old house in a historic, quiet neighborhood, very interesting for walking. Breakfast was wonderful, both food and conversation. We could have lingered over our coffee for hours. I give the Inn my highest recommendation!

  • Stayed June 2005
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2005

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.

Stayed June 2005
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, New Owner! at The Inn at Bath, responded to this review, July 3, 2005
I began running the Inn at Bath just a year ago, having run a lodge in Montana for 5 years prior to this. We have made some changes :Breakfast begins with homemade granola, yogurt and fresh fruit, as well as juce and coffee, followed bty a daily fresh entree: blueberry buttermilk pancakes with a hint of lemon, buttermilk waffles with fresh fruit, chili cheese puff, a spinach and mushroom frittata, or perhaps a breakfast burrito. All of our ingredients are fresh, and most baked goods are homemade.

I have added down comforters, improved the quality of the bedding, added my own touches. The atmosphere is relaxed, not lots of rules, its much like visiting old friends.

Bath, Maine has recently been recognized as one of a Dozen Historic Destinations by the National Trust. There is lots to do and see, and people are recognizing the area, and specifically the Inn at Bath, as a place to stay a while.

The Fo'c'sle and the Captain's Cabin continue to be 2 of our most popular rooms because of the 2 person 'jacuzi tubs and wood burning fireplaces in the rooms- great for a romantic getaway, or a good long soak after a big hike! There are two other rooms with King beds and wood burning fireplaces, a total of 8 guest rooms, all with
private baths.

Is the Inn at Bath for everyone? Certainly not! But we do seem to be making lots of guests very happy!

Elizabeth Knowlton, Innkeeper

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2004

We stayed one night at the Inn of Bath in Bath, Maine in August 2004. The Inn has recently changed ownership and it appears that the new owner has a genuine commitment to turning this Inn into a very nice place to stay. She has her work cut out for her. For example, the rooms are decorated with mediocre furnishings. The rooms were very clean and the breakfast was fine. The breakfast was served in a comfortable dining room. We were traveling with our two small Bichon dogs and we were permitted to have them in the dining room while we ate. That was nice.

The Inn is located in an area of beautiful old Bath homes. The Inn itself was once a grand residence and the new owner in time no doubt will restore the former luster.

At all costs avoid the Foiscle room in the basement. The room is small and about half of it is filled with an oversized hot tub that is two feet away from the bed.

If you have dogs and need to stay in Bath this would be a good choice. Stay in the Green room upstairs. It is of reasonable size and the bathroom is spacious enough.

It will be interesting to see what this place looks like in 1-2 years. I will speculate that it is going to be very nice providing that the Foiscle room is scrubbed from menu.

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Additional Information about The Inn at Bath

Property: The Inn at Bath
Address: 969 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530-2650
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Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Bath
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
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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