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“Shopping Trip 2012”
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Vacationland Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Brewer
Certificate of Excellence
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Shopping Trip 2012”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

This is my third trip back to Vacationland and the last time with just my Mom and I. It is a wonderful Christian place to stay where they feed you breakfast, have guest laundry facilities which we used, friendly staff and for two ladies travelling alone we never for a moment felt unsafe. I have recommended the Inn to friends and co-workers and without hesitation will go back next year and not even look around for other hotels in the area.

The only negative thing I could come up with is that the WiFi was intermittent in our room but worked fine in the lobby.

Room Tip: Loved the newly renovated #203 next to the office.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Wendy B
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Vacationland_Manager, Manager at Vacationland Inn, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Dear Valued Guest(s):

Thank you for your kind words and sharing the experience you had at Vacationland Inn. We are pleased to know that you took advantage of the guest laundry facility during your stay. The Inn has 24 hour coverage on the desk 7 days a week so at any time you need something you simply have to contact the front desk. We found that one of our routers had not yet been replaced by the IT company we use. We now have all of our WiFi equipment replaced and upgraded to meet the demands of todays technology. Thank you for your return stays and telling others about Vacationland Inn. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind Regards,

Leeanne
Manager
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Kingston, Canada
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Just a wonderful stopping off point thru the US as an alternative to driving thru Quebec...very affordable, clean and appropriately furnished. Nicely located to restaurants and major retail. Great breakfast buffet with a homstyle charm. Staff were wonderful and surrounding were quiet. We will be back...

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Vacationland_Manager, Manager at Vacationland Inn, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Dear Valued Guest(s):

Thank you for choosing to lodge with Vacationland Inn. The Inn is nestled within 21 restaurants within one mile and many shopping opportunities within a 5 miles of the Inn. Several of the restaurants deliver right to the room. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the complimentary breakfast with Homemade Waffles. We look forward to seeing you again during your future stays. Safe traveling!

Kind Regards,

Leeanne
Mana
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Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, Canada
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

We had the Vacationland recommended to us from an aquaintance. We had never stayed that far from the center of Bangor so we were hesitant. The service was incredible, the treatment as a Pastor was like no other, and my wife and I were so pleased with the overall atmosphere from the hommey entrance way, to the down to earth folks at the desk, to the young girls overheard discussing a Christian conference while we were eating breakfast our first morning. We've decided we'll never stay anywhere else when we come back to Bangor, thank you again, God bless, see you next time!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank RevsWarren-Sarah
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Vacationland_Manager, Manager at Vacationland Inn, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
Dear Valued Guest(s):

Word of Mouth is our best advertising! Please let us know your aquaintances names so we can personally thank them for referring you to Vacationland Inn for lodging. We appreciate your decision to stay with us when traveling to the Greater Bangor area. THANK YOU! Bangor is only 5 miles from Vacationland Inn and Downtown Bangor is only 1.5 miles away. We look forward to your return stays and will strive to continue to make this your home away from home when traveling. Blessings to you and your wife. Your kind comments will be shared with the entire staff of the Inn.

Kind Regards,

Leeanne
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Hampden, Maine
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

I had stayed at Vactionland Inn about 3 years ago. When I returned all I could say was "WOW" so many renovations! The entire place looks "AMAZING." Our rooms was clean, the staff was very friendly, and the bed in our room was so comfortable! Could get a better bang for your buck.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank glenbush12
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Vacationland_Manager, Manager at Vacationland Inn, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Dear Valued Guest:

Thank you for taking the time to share your lodging experience at Vacationland Inn with others on Trip Advisor. The entire staff has an ongoing effort to continue with the upgrades and changes in each room and common areas. Guest comments help us to improve lodging experiences here. We look forward to your future stays. Your kind comments will be shared with the entire staff at Vacationland Inn.

Safe travels during the holiday season!

Kind Regards,

Leeanne
Manager
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Winslow, Maine
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

At first glance this is a very modest Inn. However, a lot like an Oreo cookie with the modest chocolate outer wafers, inside is filled with a pleasant surprise. When first arriving at the conveniently located Inn, the portico which is adorned with a nice wicker swing & chair set ensures a dry entrance. The front desk personnel (Cheryl & Brad) are warm-welcoming, friendly, quick to accommodate, and very helpful. In the lobby I found the lobster trap rocking chairs & table to be very creative. It was brought to my attention that they can be ordered/purchased in several different colors. In other portions of the well-equipped lobby, there is a fireplace, a statue of a Maine black bear, a statue of a bull moose, a rock waterfall, comfortable leather furniture, Amish rocking chairs, a desktop computer, and a flat panel television. Downstairs there is a conference center with ample seating, a kitchen area, a game room with a pool table, foosball, ping pong, & board games. I couldn't help but think what a great restaurant & lounge the conference center definitely has the capability of being. However, the Inn provides a delicious breakfast with coffee, juices, cereal, a variety of bagels, toast, and make your own waffles with amazing homemade blueberry & strawberry sauces, maple syrup, & whip cream to top them with! The room was reasonably priced, clean, & comfortable, with high speed internet, a desk, microwave, refrigerator, iron, coffee maker, and plenty of towels. I especially enjoyed the Desert Breeze natural shampoo, which I found invigorating & awakening. I highly recommend this Inn to anyone visiting the Bangor/Brewer area.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Scott S
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Vacationland_Manager, Manager at Vacationland Inn, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear Valued Guest(s):

WE LOVE OREO COOKIES! Thank you for your comments and especially the overnight loding with Vacationland Inn. We share guests comments with each staff when they are mentioned by name. Both Cheryl and Brad will be notified of your onliine comments regarding their customer service. We are so pleased that you found your "home away from home" here in the heart of Brewer Maine. We strive to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere with friendly staff that go the extra "smile" for our guests. Our slogan is "Come as a stranger and leave as a friend; your adventure begins at Vacationland Inn." We look forward to seeing you during your future stays. Safe traveling for the holiday season.

Kind Regards,

Leeanne
Manager
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Sussex, Canada
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

We just stayed at the Vacationland Inn in Brewer this past week end. A very pleasant surprise. I would recommend booking a room in the Annex. The King bed room we booked was huge. It was decorated nicely and very cozy. Our friends stayed in a double room and it was also very roomy. For breakfast they do have the best waffles in town, included with your stay, and the staff is extremely pleasant. We have been going to Bangor for years and generally stayed over by the mall and shopping area but it has become very expenisve and busy This was a refreshing change and still just a short drive to get to the mall and shopping area. Also there are nice restaurants within walking distance to the motel that are very good. Sheryl and Brad thanks for a great stay, we will be back!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank June J
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Vacationland_Manager, Manager at Vacationland Inn, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Dear Valued Guest(s):

Thank you for staying at Vacationland Inn. Your review will be shared with both Cheryl and Brad personally. We look forward to you returning on your future trips to the Greater Bangor area when you are shopping. On your return stay be sure to check the Inn's Guest Services area for valuable savings coupons that we provide for our guests to shop at local businesses. You can also receive additional discounts with some local restaurants just for stay at Vacationland Inn. Enjoy the upcoming holidays and safe traveling. Again, Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate you and your friends lodgiing with us!

Kind Regards,

Leeanne
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

We had booked at another hotel in Bangor and were very dissappointed. I called Vacationland and got a room for under 70.00. The guy at the front desk was VERY friendly, and the girl who worked in the breakfast area was great as well. The room was on the smaller side and a little outdated, but it was clean. We didn't need a big room, it was just a place to sleep. It was clean and that was what really mattered. We thought the breakfast was great, but the breakfast area was small, and made it hard to find a seat. Waffles were AWESOME though, and there were lots of other options for people who don't like Waffles! The girl working was right there to help everyone with the waffle maker and made sure everything was replenished. We would definatly stay here again, and recommed it to our friends.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank SONYA D
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Vacationland_Manager, Manager at Vacationland Inn, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Dear Valued Guest(s):

Thank you for stayig with us at the Vacationland Inn. We look forward to your returning stays when traveling to the Bangor / Brewer area. Your kind comments regarding our staff will be shared with each of them personally. On your return stays, if the breakfast room is full, ask the front desk attendant if the conference center is available and there is additional seating there for our guests. Please introduce yourself when you return to the inn.. safe traveling and thank you again for lodging with Vacationland Inn.

Kind Regards

Leeanne, Manager
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Property: Vacationland Inn
Address: 453 Wilson St, Brewer, ME 04412-1414
Location: United States > Maine > Brewer
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Brewer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Vacationland Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five (5) Beautiful Themed Suites with hydro-massage bath! Over 40 Drive up rooms. Vacationland Inn offers a variety of rooms to meet travelers needs (Economy to Themed Suites). A home away from home experience. Complimentary Continental Breakfast with Home-made waffles and Wild Maine Blueberry sauce, strawberry sauce and syrup. Vacationland Inn's Organic Coffee freshly roasted by local roasting company and privately labled just for our guests. Juices, toasting breads, cereals and more. Friendly staff that will always go the extra "Smile" to serve our guest needs. The Adventure begins at Vacationland Inn. Your first or return visit - experience the newly remodeled lobby and breakfast room. See you on your future stays. ... more   less 
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