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“Wonderful, Quaint B&B”
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Hawthorn Inn
Ranked #2 of 19 Camden B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful, Quaint B&B”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

This was our first time going to a B&B and it was spectacular! The inn itself was beautiful, and our room, the Norfolk, was large, clean, quiet, and relaxing! The jacuzzi tub was a wonderful way to end each evening. The organic and vegetarian breakfast each morning was phenomenal! The town had a lot of shops and local eateries. We enjoyed our time very much. With Camden being 2 hours south of Acadia we were easily able to make a day trip and explore the National Park. But if you wanted to explore more local nature reserves there are plenty, including an auto road up to the summit of Mt. Battie. I would highly recommend this inn. The inn owners were great. They were very sociable, friendly and went out of there way to offer any help/suggestions!

Room Tip: The Norfolk room was spectacular! It was in the Carriage House, seperate from the main house, and ha...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reading, Massachusetts
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

My girlfriend and I wanted to visit Maine during the off-season for a weekend and researched where to stay for what seemed like forever. Most places in Camden had decent reviews, so we eventually decided to call a couple places to speak with them directly about rooms and reservations. The Hawthorn Inn was the second place we called and I could not be happier that we chose to stay there. Maryanne was so inviting and helpful on the phone and we knew that we wanted to support her business as opposed to any other nearby Inns. We stayed two nights and loved every minute - Maryanne (and Bill) were so accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed, but gave us enough privacy that we felt like we were in the house by ourselves. Since it was the off-season and right after restaurant week, not much was open that they recommended but they still gave us names of places that were recommended to them, but they hadn't personally tried yet. Both places they suggested were fabulous and we were able to fill our time in the quiet town without getting bored. Breakfast was simple, fresh, and delicious - they always made sure everyone had everything they wanted with their meal and that we all had plans for the day. All in all, we had a great time at the Inn and can definitely say that we will be back during the summer to enjoy the town when everything is in full swing.

Thank you, Maryanne and Bill for a great weekend trip!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Regency Room - if you are traveling as a couple it is perfect with its walk-in bath...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

We booked our anniversary weekend at the inn using a groupon. The booking process was very simple and Maryann helped to recommend a room. I had seen on their website that if you told them it was your anniversary or a special event to mention it to them, here is what their website says, "To celebrate milestone events such as birthdays and anniversaries, the Hawthorn Inn offers a special value-added throughout the year. When you reserve, let us know you are celebrating an anniversary or birthday and we will have sparkling wine (or sparkling cider) and chocolates in your room on arrival. on us. ". When we arrived we did find a bottle of wine but it was from our friends who knew it was our anniversary. There was not chocolate or sparkling wine. Luckily we had brought our own - but I was disappointed since this was presented different from the website to what the reality of our stay was.

The room was spacious and well kept. The linens and robes were of excellent quality. We stayed in the Regency room which has a nice bathtub. There is a seperate shower stall with an older style spray shower head so if you like baths it is great but the shower was not the best.

Breakfast started each morning at a set time. There was only one seating with everyone staying at the inn eating at the same time. Breakfast started with fruit and then was followed by a main dish. Breakfast was good and filling. We did notice that we were asked several times (as were other guests) to place our coffee cups in a particular location because of table space restrictions. These remarks made us feel a little scolded by the owner. Perhaps knowing the number of guests providing a larger dining area would have been nice. To be clear there are two dining spaces; however, on both mornings of our stay Maryann asked us to sit at the smaller table in the other room hence we ran into the coffee cup issue both mornings. It is clear that the inn keepers care for their place but it is a fine balance between wanting guests to feel welcomed and comfortable while still maintaining the integrity of their space.

Overall it was a beautiful place in a great location. The general feeling my husband and I had was a little cold hospitality wise. I am not sure if this is because we booked with a groupon or because we were younger than most guests (we are in our early 30s). We have stayed at a variety of inns and bed and breakfasts around the country and usually love the personal touch of innkeepers but this experience was just different.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Fredericton, Canada
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

The reviews here were all good for this Inn and when a sale came up we thought we would give it a try. We are very glad we did. The Inn is very well kept and the staff are very friendly. We stayed in the Carriage House in the Watney room and it was fantastic! The room is quite large with a large private patio looking out at the Inns back garden area. The bed is a comfortable queen size bed with amazingly soft sheets! The bathroom has a huge jacuzzi tub and shower. The room also has a gas stove in case its a bit cold out.

Camden itself is a very nice town. The Inn is very close to everything and we toured around town and looked in all the little shops. All the shop owners were very friendly and helpful. Most of the time we were there we ate at the waterfront restaurant which was very good. I wouldn't recommend the fish and chips, not because its bad, but because it's very over priced for what you get.

We stayed a total of 2 nights and loved it. In short everything you read on here about the Inn is true. We looked at all the other rooms while we were there, and all of them are very nicely decorated. The breakfasts are about as good as it can get! They even had fresh juicy melon at the start of march! We have already planned a trip to go back in June. If you were on the fence about whether or not to stay here or to come to Camden, don't think about it anymore and book your stay, you wont regret it.

Room Tip: Carriage house rooms have large 2 person jacuzzi bathtubs which are wonderful. The Cabriolet room t...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fayette, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I would recommend the Hawthorn to anyone looking for a B & B in the Camden area. The room was comfortable and very well done with attention to every detail. The breakfast was superb and Maryanne was as friendly and helpful as could be. The Inn is a nice short walk into downtown Camden.

Room Tip: While the main Inn is very nice I found the Carriage house terrific and where I will return to in th...
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Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2013

I wish I could give them more stars...this was the best b&b experience I have had. Wonderful room, breakfast and company - both the other guests and the terrific hosts. Maryanne and Bill were helpful, welcoming and the kind of people you want to make your friends.
Because of a snowstorm in Boston our arrangements were confused and Maryanne had not expected us the day we arrived. She welcomed us graciously and upgraded our room and we stayed in the carriage house in a lovely room with a gas fireplace, balcony and jacuzzi. It was beautifully appointed, clean, comfortable and had a lovely view of the harbor (and in the summer the view includes the garden). The breakfasts were imaginative and delicious. Maryanne gave us suggestions about a trip north to look at the views and gave us a map so we wouldn’t get lost. She would have gladly made restaurant reservations for us if we had wished it. When we raved about the wild Maine blueberries she offered to sell us a box from the batch she had frozen. We will think of her, Bill and our lovely stay with every bite. My husband has requested that I make him a Maine blueberry pie for his birthday. Thank you Maryanne and Bill for making our brief stay so enjoyable and memorable.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Brougham room - it was quiet, away from street noise (although it is hard to imagin...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pittsford, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2013

The Hawthorn Inn is a special B&B within walking distance of the center of town.We spent two nights at the Inn in October 2012. We loved our large second floor room, the comfy bed and bedding, the excellent breakfast each morning and the company of other guests. The morning we were going to leave my husband became ill and was taken by ambulance to the hospital .Maryanne was incredible , she called the ambulance and stayed with us until help arrived. The support and care and concern they provided was amazing . They offered rides to the hospital , dinners in the frig so I would have something to eat when I came back at night..They rearranged schedules so I could remain in the same room at the Inn and not have to worry about a place to stay.I felt like I had family in town.We were able to go home in a few days and Bill carried our luggage and packed up the car in a rainstorm. Words can't express my appreciation for all the support and friendship The Hawthorn Inn Is a very special place!

















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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hawthorn Inn
Address: 9 High St, Camden, ME 04843-1610
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Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Camden
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Camden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hawthorn Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Victorian mansion with spacious, beautifully appointed rooms, just 180 steps from the Harbor and a short walk to the picturesque sailing village of Camden, Maine. Warm, inviting, comfortable, serene, plenty of seating in the garden; an oasis in Camden. ... more   less 
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