I was a little dubious to stay here at first, to be honest, because I couldn't find any info about the Colony in any travel directories (there is a pretty good reason for this... the current owners took over from their family when they retired. Most of their business seems to be repeat, same guests for decades keep coming back, and they're often full). However, my concerns were soon put to rest when I drove in the parking lot and saw how well cared for the property was. The grounds are beautiful. There is a huge old elm tree next to the office and just opposite our room ("Garden Thyme"), and our host Lynn was out gardening until well after dark. There is always on-site someone available to help; my mom had some troubles with her refrigerated medication (ice-pack broke) and Lynn was very helpful.
Room was spotless; simply decorated, as other reviewers commented, the building is an older-style motel, but has been renovated. Every room has a m/w, mini-fridge and A/C.
Light sleepers might want to request a room to the back of the lot away from the road as Rte 9 is a major truck route at all-hours to Canada... didn't bother us, however, the A/C blocked out most of the road noise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Friendly, family owned and operated for over 37 years. Exceptionally clean and comfortable rooms with various sizes to meet your needs. Efficiencies available with full kitchens. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Colony Hotel Brewer
- Colony Motel Brewer, Maine