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“Clean & Quiet, But not an Inn”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Cedar Crest Inn

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Cedar Crest Inn
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Camden
Certificate of Excellence
Salem, MA
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89 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Clean & Quiet, But not an Inn”
Reviewed October 16, 2011

We stayed a couple of nights in mid October. Our room was spacious. The beds were very comfortable. The shower was great. The mini-fridge saved a couple of bucks on soft drinks. It had full and easily accessed free wifi in the room.

It was very nice, but I would call it a high-end motel, not an Inn. It lacked the central gathering areas and had zero ambience. Greeting and departure (same person) were efficient and impersonal.

The restaurant on the site (Elm Street Grille) was very good. More a "local place" than "Inn Ambience" but I like "local places".

Room Tip: 43 was very nice (two queens) mini-fridge, iron & board
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed September 16, 2011

we stayd just one night, came late and left early.good location on the main road, close to the city centre. rooms are nice, coffee & tea.
no breakfast.no wifi in room. staff was polite but not that welcoming.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank yula1112
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, Manager at Cedar Crest Inn, responded to this review, October 7, 2011
We are happy to see that you feel we have a nice hotel. Our on-site, award-wining restaurant, Elm Street Grille, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day except Monday. On Mondays, guests are offered a light continental breakfast. We have offered Free WiFi in our guest rooms for the past 3 years and it is password protected for our guests.

Even more to offer.. our seasonal hotel is just a fifteen minute walk to Camden Village. We have an outdoor pool open from the middle of June to the middle of September each year. Cedar Crest Inn features a children's play area and landscaped gardens. Laundry facilities are also available on-site. Guest rooms at the Cedar Crest are equipped with coffee makers and free local calls. Cable TV, air conditioning and hairdryers are also included in each room.
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Pancake Hill, New Brunswick
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

This seasonal motel in Camden, Maine is an excellent venue. It is neear the centre of Camden. The restaurant food while American, is beautifully prepared and reasonable. The Pizza aspect of their restaurant offers a pleasant alternative. The 4 back units when available, offer an outstanding private comfortable deck behind the cedar trees. The rooms while typical American motel, are clean, comfortable and quiet.

Room Tip: The four back units
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Elizabeth-Cedar-Cres, Manager at Cedar Crest Inn, responded to this review, March 15, 2012
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Cedar Crest Inn is known for offering friendly service and conveniences, such as a guest laundry and complimentary newspapers. Many of our guests return and extend their stay to fully enjoy all that the Camden area has to offer. We hope you can join us again and feel as though you can relax in our clean, comfortable guest rooms and enjoy amenities such as free WiFi and our cozy restaurant! Thanks again, Elizabeth Cole
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Doha
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Reviewed September 2, 2011

I should state up front that our one night stay at the Cedar Crest Inn was nice, until check out time. The recent was reasonable, the room was clean, the pool was refreshing, and the beds were comfortable. My only complaint comes at the end of the stay.

Upon check-in we had requested, and were given, a late checkout so that we could return to our room and shower after running. Upon returning to our room we received a phone call asking when we were going to be checking out. When I related the information about the late checkout we were told that there was no record of this and that we had to leave. As we were packing up, we were again called and rudely told we had to leave now or pay for an extra night. It was only 30 minutes past normal checkout time.
I have never been treated so rudely by the staff of a hotel. Based on that experience alone I would not recommend the Cedar Crest Inn.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank DohaWolf
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, Manager at Cedar Crest Inn, responded to this review, September 3, 2011
It is unfortunate that your late check-out request was not carried out by our staff and we hope that you accept our apologies for this slight misunderstanding. During check-in, we usually ask that you call the front desk clerk on the morning of check-out, especially in July and August when we are very busy with incoming reservations.
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How to request a late check-out.
As a courtesy, most hotels will grant you a little extra time before you must leave your room, especially if it isn’t booked for the upcoming evening. But it is best to call the front desk in advance and request a late checkout on the morning you are to depart. If not, you’ll likely be billed for additional hours or an entire day. If late checkout isn’t available and you don’t want to deal with your bags, ask to leave your bags with the desk staff. Many hotels will be more than happy to accommodate your needs. Thank you, Elizabeth Cole
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St. Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2011

Although the inn was conveniently located and not absolutely horrible, I can't agree with the general enthusiasm shown by other reviews. Our room needed a thorough cleaning, and the decor belonged on old Route 66. We were on a two week trip through Maine and the Canadian maritimes, and this was, by far, the least attractive lodging we found.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank michaelhuskey
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embden, maine
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2011

Absolutely immaculate! Quiet area of Route One and easy to get to town. Staff was friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this inn ~ cleanliness is so important to me and this inn made the grade. We will be back.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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2 Thank lornaloon
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scotland
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97 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2011

We stayed two nights in late June and had a room in the block furthest from the road. The room was spacious, clean and well appointed with lovely hanging baskets outside. The staff were professional and courteous and the inn had a welcome non-corporate feel. The only downside was that the pool was out of order when we were there although the weather was warm enough. Recommended.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Cedar Crest Inn
Address: 115 Elm St, Rt 1, Camden, ME 04843-1906
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Camden
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Camden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cedar Crest Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cedar Crest Inn is a modest lodging located on a wooded lot in Camden, offering conveniences you need at a cost you deserve. Cedar Crest is high-end motel is located at the southern gateway to Camden village; a section of Rt 1. Most guest rooms are situated far enough from the road not to hear the traffic. View our photo gallery to view some of the thirty-seven guest rooms in three buildings offered to choose from. There is plenty of free parking should you decide to take the 15 minute walk to Camden village. We are just a short distance from harbors filled with both working and pleasure boats setting the scene for picturesque views. Prepare to set sail on a two hour cruise on Schooner Olad or a four day windjammer experience; you’ll be glad you did! Download this map of Camden Hills State Park and plan a great hike. It is just a few miles away and features 30 miles of hiking trails and panoramic views of the bay.Cedar Crest Inn offers friendly service and conveniences, such as a guest laundry and complimentary.Cedar Crest Inn Entrance in Camden, Maine newspapers. Many of our guests extend their stay to fully enjoy all that the Camden area has to offer. Relax in our clean, comfortable guest rooms and enjoy amenities such as free WiFi and our cozy restaurant,Elm Street Grill. Beautiful flowers around the grounds, it was clean and the restaurant was great!We have an outdoor pool, picnic area and outdoor play area. Enjoy watching the songbirds dance along the tops of evergreens that visit 3 acres of professionally landscaped gardens. Or, take a morning walk on 66 acres at nearby Merryspring Nature Center, located just 150 feet from your guest room door. It is our pleasure to provide you with overnight accommodations that make you feel right at home.Our comfortable Camden Maine Hotel is a great place to unwind from everyday stresses. Guests can relax and enjoy attractive surroundings throughout the public areas, while enjoying the inn’s diverse landscape. There are 37 well-appointed rooms, all equipped with cable TV, blow dryers, irons and ironing boards, coffee makers and private bathrooms.We are open May through October. If you would like to visit Midcoast Maine in the cooler months,visit our sister property just down the road, Country Inn at Camden/Rockport. ... more   less 
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