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“Classy and Hospitable” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Victoria Inn
Ranked #8 of 15 Bethel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
chicago illinois
2 reviews
“Classy and Hospitable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2008

We stopped at the Victorian while on a road trip. We were concerned that a place with such an exquisite looking dining room would be out of our price range, but were pleasantly surprised when the owner not only reduced the price, but reminded us that we also got 10% off their dinners!
The room was fantastic and had beds for several more people than we had.
The dinner was a true gourmet experience with quality ingredients and wonderful menu choices.
The owner, Stacy, had a way of making you feel as though you were the only guests in the Inn and she had all the time in the world for you.
I would go again in an instance.

  • Liked — food
  • Disliked — second floor
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank naturegirl0
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Murphys, CA
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2008

The Victoria Inn is a very good New England B&B, but what makes it excellent is Stacy. She has great people skills and does her best to make your stay a memorable one. We had dinner there (10% off for those who stay) and all 4 of us had excellent meals. But, being Californians, we like wine with our dinner, and that's what made it even better. Stacy has an outstanding wine celler with about anything you might want. We had an excellent Syrah. But then Stacy topped it off by giving us a taste of a bottle 1927 Sherry. Smoothest after dinner drink I have ever tasted. The breakfast (included in room price) the next morning was also great. Had shirred eggs for the first time. Loved them. Also, if you have time go north on Hwy 26 to Grafton Notch State Park. Great place for water falls and hiking.

  • Liked — Inn Keeper
  • Disliked — Beds too hard
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank CAVoyager
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Huntington, New York
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72 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2008

This weekend was a surprise in that I won a free weekend at the Victoria Inn when I sent away to the Bethel Chamber of Commerce to request information on accommodations for a weekend camp visit. I was allowed to choose from different member lodgings and I chose the Victoria Inn. This turned out to be a really good call! Stacey, the owner, did not charge us for our son, even though the prize was only a weekend for two and we are a family of three. Not only didn't she charge us, she and her husband gave us the most spectacular room in the inn, a private suite with a good sized bedroom and living room, large and well appointed bath with bidet and jacuzzi tub as well as a loft upstairs where our son could sleep. Sorry I can't find my photos of all the rooms in the suite, but trust me the master bedroom and bathroom were great! (My son also appreciated the delicious home baked cookies that arrived in our room every afternoon. )The guest rooms and public spaces are decorated beautifully in Victorian style and there were more than a few gorgeous antiques. The front porch offers a great view of the main street in Bethel and we spent some time outside reading in rocking chairs. A full American breakfast was included and it was no Denny's Grand Slam. There were items like shirred eggs, homemade granola and homemade oatmeal pancakes on the menu. Everything was fresh and delicious. The coffee was also excellent. Dinner was just as good and once again, both meal and the service were stellar. Stacey is an extremely attentive hostess. She made sure our room was comfortable, our meals were to our satisfaction and that we had plenty to do while exploring the Bethel area such as visiting the alpaca farm which was so much fun and taking the Sunday River chairlift. By the time we left, Stacey and I just had to hug; I felt like I was leaving a family member. Next year, when I return to drop my son at camp, I will definitely return to the Victoria Inn. It is a beautiful, friendly and warm place to stay.

  • Liked — I felt like the owners were really invested in our enjoyment of their inn.
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Jane G
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Maine
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2008

I just got back from a wonderful birthday weekend at The Victoria Inn. My husband contacted Stacy to arrange for birthday surprises for me and they both outdid themselves. There were delicious pumpkin iced cookies and specially requested cold diet coke (my favorite) waiting in our room upon arrival. There was also a gorgeous bouquet of flowers that Stacy had ordered on his behalf. We stayed in room 4 and loved the large bed, cool a/c, jacuzzi tub and sitting area. It was quiet and relaxing. Dinner was delicious, chicken piccata for me and salmon for my hubby. There was also a birthday cake so chocolatey and delicious waiting for me. They boxed up our leftovers and we stored them in our in room fridge. Breakfast the next morning was exceptional. Oatmeal pancakes for me and herbed scrambled eggs for hubby. We were so sad to leave the luxury and friendliness of the Inn. We are already thinking up excuses to visit again soon!

  • Liked — Great food and attention to detail
  • Disliked — That we had to leave
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2008

Wow - What a great place to stay...and eat. Our group spent a week touring Maine on Harley's and this was night 6. Staying in B&B's each night, there is no doubt The Victorian is an order of magnitude better than any inn we stayed at. The rooms, service, food, and most importantly conversation made for a memory none of us will soon forget. Stacey and her staff treat you like a very special guest and go out of their way to make you feel right at home. True story: We had been wanting to see a moose all week and in a last ditch effort asked the staff at The Victorian if there were any local places that might be a good bet to see this elusive beast. After a bit of discussion our server and Stacey came back with maps and plotted a "Moose Run" for us. Sure enough it was like "Que the Moose", with-in 30 minutes success, and we could now go home victorious. Thank you for showing us some Southern Hospitality in the moutains of Maine! John from North Carolina.

  • Liked — The Victorian is the total package
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RoadKing03
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Northumberland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2008

The Victoria Inn is comfortable and very clean. We had a large room and en-suite which was very good value for money, though it will need a bit of TLC soon. What makes this Inn special is the great service - great hosts and our waitress at dinner was so attentive and helpful. The food is excellent - especially the dinner in the restaurant - we have been to lots of restaurants/B&Bs in the USA and it's rare to find food that seems fresh with a choice of vegetables - ie hasn't been cooked and heated up. I would certainly visit this Inn again and locals should try the restaurant, they are missing a treat.

Ann and John Rooke

Stayed July 2008
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Thank John1e2
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Bethel, Maine
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2008

The Victoria Inn is truly one of the last "full service" inns in New England. From the moment you walk into it's beautiful and tastefully decorated foyer, you realize you are in for a treat. The inn keepers, Stacey & Kamil, are wonderful and it quickly becomes evident that this inn is their avocation. Every detail is looked after.

We booked the Victoria for our wedding dinner, as well as the Inn for our guests to stay during their visit. Each guest was greeted with fresh, homemade cookies, in a meticulously prepared room. The service given by all staff members was first class all the way.

Our dinners were a cullinary delight, to say the least. The wedding cake rivaled that of the finest bakerys. We planned a brunch the following day and yet again, our senses and taste buds were delighted. A repast of French Toast Creme Brulee, Maple Glazed Bacon, Shirred Eggs, and Chocolate Covered Strawberries, just to name a few. Most of our wedding guests regretted that they filled up and couldn't eat more...

We hosted a Tea after our wedding ceremony, or more precisely, Stacey hosted a Tea for us, and it couldn't have been more elegant. Custom blended Hot and Iced Teas, Sparkling Waters, elegantly decorated, Mini Cakes, Pies, Cookies and Finger Sandwiches adorned a magnificently decorated table, to include two Strawberry Topiaries. People are still talking about this!

The Victoria Inn's presence and Stacey & Kamil's creative process, provided the "WOW" factor that we were looking for in our wedding celebration.

If you are looking for a romantic get-a-way, a week away with the family, or a place to host a special event, I would highly recommend The Victoria Inn. Stacey and Kamil are a delight and will take great care in providing you with a occassion to remember.
Every guest is treated as a creme de la creme!

  • Liked — The personal attention and fantastic Inn
  • Disliked — There was NOTHING not to like!
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank 2Mainemoms
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Property: The Victoria Inn
Address: 32 Main St, Bethel, ME 04217-4010
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Location: United States > Maine > Bethel
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Bethel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Victoria Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Victoria Inn is a bed and breakfast inn in Bethel, a charming and historic village located the western Maine mountains region. This historic 19th century inn, previously known as the Bethel Inn, has been lovingly restored with the decor and antiques of the romantic Victorian period. We are pleased to offer a variety of lodging accommodations including standard rooms, superior and deluxe rooms, as well as multi-room family suites with lofts. All rooms are decorated with Victorian period furnishings, and offer private baths, cable TV, and room phones with data ports. A delicious full cooked breakfast is included with all of our accommodations. The Victoria Inn is within a short walk to shopping, movie theaters, one of the two renowned local golf courses as well as to Gould Academy, and the National Training Laboratories facilities. Bethel offers a wealth of opportunities for activities including skiing and snowboarding, golfing, hiking, fishing, rafting, and more. Whether you are seeking an active holiday, a romantic getaway, a wedding or anniversary celebration, scenic touring, or a family vacation, plan on staying with us at The Victoria Inn. ... more   less 
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