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Harbour Towne Inn on the Waterfront
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“Poor House”
Reviewed September 30, 2004

We were very disappointed in our recent stay at this bed and breakfast. We found that the host was in hospitable and brusque in his dealings with us and was not at all "affable".
The breakfast that was served buffet style was "cheap" and "tacky" and not what is usual at a real bed and breakfast setup. I would definitely not reccoment this place.

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Reviewed September 28, 2004

Near the center of town, but a rip-off,not worth the price. My wife and I stayed at the Harbor Towne Inn, and when we arrived we were met with a note on the front door, what a dissapontment. The rooms were outdated, small and very little or no view of the picturesque waterfront. The colorful flowers in front where nice, it looked loke the owner was trying to hide the blacktop walkway, which is red on the front of his brochure. We looked forward to using or sitting on his front lawn as shown on the back of his brochure. But the lawn chairs and attractive seawall was not even on his property as he advertised.
The very plump Inn Keeper, was so concerned with stories about a wife he had who died of lung cancer, he tried to get her to stop smoking but she died anyway. We heard that story at least 3 times. Mr. Thomas advertises the finest B&B on the waterfront, one of the best, if not the best lodging facilty in the harbor, What a joke!(You can fool some of the people, some of the time. But Mr. Thomas is trying to fool all the people all of the Time.) His breakfast is Non-descript and we left as soon as we could pack our bags at daylight. The whole experience left a bad taste in our mouths for Boothbay Harbor.
PS. Mr Thomas lives in Naples Florida for 6 months , I thought the huricanes this past season was bad news!

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Reviewed September 13, 2004

My husband and I stayed here one night over Labor day weekend. Our room was very attractive and the inn was within easy walking distance to town. There were also nice views toward the harbor from many of the rooms. One problem we ran into, however, was when we wanted to use the phone in the room to call Freeport, about 45 minutes away. The phone service (which was a company I had never heard of) wanted $6 a minute to make this call! Needless to say, we waited until we could use our cell phones. The "continental" breakfast was also very disappointing. Non-descript bagels and cereals in large containers were available in a porch area with no real table on which to eat. There was also a fruit bowl and coffee cake available, but none of it looked very appealing to me. Given what we were paying for the room, I expected quite a bit more. Next time we're in Boothbay, we'll stay elsewhere.

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Property: Harbour Towne Inn on the Waterfront
Address: 71 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1843
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Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Boothbay Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Harbour Towne Inn on the Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
What a thrill and surprise to learn that we have been chosen as the signature image of the annual guide to Maine Guide to Inns and Bed & Breakfast accommodations, published by the Maine Tourism Association. Our sweet little waterfront deck is on the cover of the magazine, as well as the online guide! We hope you'll find your way to our special little spot and share your own special memory of the majestic Maine coast. Located on the waterfront in the heart of the scenic coastal town of Boothbay Harbor, our historic Victorian Bed and Breakfast has earned the distinction as the "finest B&B on the Waterfront." Our waterfront Inn, located on Boothbay Harbor enjoys the ever changing tides of the Harbor, specializes in gracious Down East hospitality, accommodations with water views, and decks overlooking Boothbay Harbor. Guests love our convenient location, right on the water and just steps to downtown Boothbay Harbor’s shops, restaurants and boating excursions. ... more   less 
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