When I needed to find a hotel close to both Harpswell and Portland, it wasn't even a question where I would stay. I had stayed here before back in 2009 and wanted to come back for the lovely rooms (especially with the jacuzzi tub!) and the in-house restaurant, the Maine Dining Room.
The staff and restaurant did not disappoint. The hotel looked beautiful and the food was absolutely to die for. When I needed a tube of toothpaste, the front desk brought it up right away.
The reason that I did not rate this as an excellent was the room. I reserved a one queen bed room with a two person Jacuzzi, and was checked in to a handicapped accessible room with, granted one queen bed, but the tub was definitely not a two person tub and the shower was not separate from the tub, you showered in the Jacuzzi tub. Suffice it to say that it was not as luxurious as I anticipated it to be based on my previous visits and what I paid to stay there.
The drapes on the windows and above the bed were markedly worn and old, and the alarm clock was probably as old as I am (31 for your reference). The small, flat screen TV was up on top of the cabinet that must have housed a previous, older tv but could not accommodate the wider tv. So when you're lying in bed be prepared to basically watch tv on the ceiling.
My sleep was less than enjoyable, as the door let in a lot of light from the hallway and the curtains did not close completely so when the sun came up at 5:00am there wasn't any hope for me.
The Inn is amazingly convenient to the shops in Freeport. You couldn't ask for a better spot to walk to the shops and outlets if shopping is your goal. The Maine Dining Room still makes the best meal I've ever had in Southern Maine. But based on my room I am worried that the Harraseeket is crossing from "quaint and old-fashioned" to "old and outdated." I'm not saying the Inn has to modernize, but with the selections of old-fashioned furniture and home furnishings it would be possible to update without losing the ambiance of the rooms. My hope is that they will do so and not lose themselves to dusty, old habits.
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- Also Known As:
- Harraseeket Hotel Freeport
- Harraseeket Inn Freeport, Maine