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Birchwood
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Camden
North Carolina
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Excellent views at Birchwood”
Reviewed September 2, 2007

Lovely location, well kept property; quiet, only 16 units. Very reasonable rates.

  • Liked — Very clean, well kept property, flowers blooming, helpful staff. Excellent view of Penobscot Bay.
  • Disliked — Lacked a few standard things...no tissues, no access to ice machine (had to call to get ice) Not enough lighting for reading at night
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Dickinson, Texas
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Reviewed August 21, 2007

We had a most enjoyable week at the Birchwood. The owners were friendly and accomodating. It's not posh or plush, but quite comfortable and well worth the price. We'll go back there when we are in the area.

  • Liked — Hospitality from the owners, central location, easy to be there
  • Disliked — no internet access, no "bars" for cell phone (of course, that's what made it so restful)
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Vermont
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Reviewed August 15, 2007

My mother and I went to Maine on the spur of the moment without reservations. We were in Camden and drove by the Birchwood Motel. The price was much lower than other places we had stopped, so we booked a room. It was great! Plainly furnished but had all the necessities and was very clean. The motel has a lovely long verandah with chairs outside each room. The view is of the ocean with the forest in front of it.

The owners were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast (included in the price of the room) was served in the lobby and consisted of coffee and juice, pastries, and a bowl of fruit salad - a nice bonus! Our room with two double beds was about $85 plus tax, which is cheap in Camden in the summer. We would definitely stay at the Birchwood again.

  • Liked — price, view, cleanliness
  • Disliked — no internet access
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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Ephrata, PA
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Reviewed July 26, 2007

The Birchwood Motel was a really nice place at a great price.

My husband and I arrived on a Wednesday morning after staying on windjammer for three days. We were hoping to register and take a hot shower in our room. However, I figured we would be turned away since we arrived so early. I was pleasantly surprised when our hostess said our room was ready and we could check-in early. She even gave us extra towels after we told her we had been staying on a boat for several days.

The room was clean and the bed comfortable. The breakfast consisted of fresh fruit salad, danishes, juice, and hot coffee. The view of the bay was beautiful. The hosts were wonderful, very friendly, and informative.

I would definately stay at the Birchwood Motel again.

  • Liked — Clean rooms, great value
  • Disliked — Breakfast choices
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2006

I stayed at the Birchwood for two nights on my way to Freedom, Maine, and I couldn't have been happier. The couple who owns the Birchwood is friendly, available, and helpful. It is very inexpensive for the area but still includes a basic breakfast and nice lodging. Highly recommended for anyone on a budget. Also: nice views of the bay!

Stayed June 2006
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Reviewed August 13, 2005

You never quite know what you're going to get when you see places on the internet or just drive down the highway. We booked the Birchwood Motel based on the cryptic descriptions on the internet and the key tag line "best value in Camden". The place is exactly what you want in a motel -- close to town, impeccably clean, friendly service, cable TV, comfie bed and AC in the heat of the summer. The morning coffee sitting out on the porch was a bonus!

  • Stayed August 2005
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Reviewed September 13, 2004

Clean rooms, friendly service, quiet location. Just booked for a second stay.

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Additional Information about Birchwood

Property: Birchwood
Address: 530 Belfast Rd, Camden, ME 04843-4522
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Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Camden
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Camden
#6 Romantic Hotel in Camden
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Every room is water view at unique solar-powered Birchwood - an adorable roadside lodge in charming Camden, Maine with clean simple accommodations that are more like European-style guest rooms or an agricultural bed and breakfast than the other motels, hotels or inns of Camden and Midcoast Maine. Set across the road from Penobscot Bay amid the lush gardens of our farmette. Located just 2.5 miles north of Camden's downtown harbor district. Offering guest rooms, cottage and a two bedroom vacation apartment. Light continental breakfast of organic coffee and teas, fresh juice and fruit and a wholesome homemade baked good offered each morning in our spacious common area. Clean, green and uniquely Camden, Maine. What more do you really need? ... more   less 
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Birchwood Hotel Camden
Birchwood Motel Camden
Birchwood Camden, Maine

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