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“Motel-type building, but B&B hospitality” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Colony Motel

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Colony Motel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Brewer
Halifax, Canada
Level Contributor
41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Motel-type building, but B&B hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2010

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.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank youpi93
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lexington, KY
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68 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2010

On the recommendation of a sister-in-law, I made the reservation on the morning of our intended stay. We had no difficulty finding the motel although our Garmin took us through some dark roads and when we got closer to the motel we crossed the road going to I-95, so I suspect we were directed via the "Garmin route". (Gotta get an iPhone!) That aside, the checkin was smooth and we received necessary help to use the wireless internet (which was free). It seemed as if the router and modem needed to be rebooted (no difficulty next morning). The rate we paid for a three bedded (all doubles) was $99 plus tax. I chose the motel because of the recommendation, and also for a break from Holiday Inns, etc (I am a Priority Club Member and a Starwood member) and the room rates for my member hotels were more expensive. Very Quiet, even though on Route 9. Rapid delivery from Papa Johns pizza.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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2 Thank Tom M
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Asheville NC
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2010

Friendly owner, comfortable and very clean room; nice grounds by a stream; good value. Room was personalized with local artist's embroidered pictures.. Lynn recommended the nearby Eagles Nest restaurant, which was great for dinner and breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2010, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank brda
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Chichester, New Hampshire
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2010

The rooms were clean, comfy, and the owners were very friendly and helpful.We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Cheryl5
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watervliet ny
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2010

My daughter and I stayed for two nights. The room was clean and the decor was charming down to every detail. They even left us hot chocolate at night..

Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
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So. Portland, ME
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2009

We were looking for a reasonably priced and clean place to stay in the greater Bangor area and we found that and more at the Colony Motor Inn. It was immaculately clean, charmingly decorated, comfortable with the owners on site and friendly. We were even offered a complementary hospitality basket with coffee. There were no frills but I'd rather watch my pennies and use my own hairdryer and shampoo anyday! We would highly recommend staying at the Colony.

  • Stayed October 2009
    • 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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1 Thank Havechef
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Sanford, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2009

Lynn and Steve Hart have created a masterpiece based on old fashioned values. Their guests are treated like royalty at a Five Star hotel all in the quiet setting of charming rooms nestled among 19 acres.

My wife and I have traveled extensively and paid for many a nights lodging. We have never been treated better which includes a lot of Five Star hotels and resorts. The Harts and their Colony Motel will forever be our gateway into Maine!!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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2 Thank jmlesq
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Additional Information about Colony Motel

Property: Colony Motel
Address: 649 N Main St, RT 9, Brewer, ME 04412-1296
Location: United States > Maine > Brewer
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Brewer
Number of rooms: 14
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

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