My husband and I stayed at the PInecrest Bed and Breakfast in August for 2 nights while on our way to Nova Scotia. The Inn is run by a husband and wife by the name of Matt and Amy. When booking the room I told Matt that we would be arriving late as we were coming from a long driving trip from Ontario. He seemed to be very concerned with this and seemed as if he was offput by having us arrive so late...in actuality we arrived at about 8:30 p.m. (which was the approximate time of arrival I had given him) and the Inn was still bouncing with people. Matt made it seem as if lights were out for him by 8:00 p.m.
We decided to have some appetizers and drinks on the screened-in porch after a long day's drive. They bring in a chef for the evenings and we have to stay the food was great! My husband had the sauteed crabs and I had the goat cheese grilled cheese which were both excellent.
We stayed in the Gorham room which I have to say was quite large and beautiful. We have stayed at many bed and breakfasts and have to say this was one of the nicer rooms we have stayed in. There was a king size bed in the room as well as a daybed, small table with two chairs and an ensuite bathroom. The only two complaints I would have about the room was that the bed was incredibly hard and there was some stains on the large rug under the bed (which could be easily cleaned). Other than that the room was very well kept and clean.
Breakfast was just o.k. To be honest, I could have (and have) made breakfasts far better than that. On their website they describe their breaskfasts to be much more than they are. Essentially it was bacon with french toast one day and eggs the next with a small amount of fruit on the side. There were doughnuts, pastries and toast on a sideboard in the breakfast room but they were just inexpensive grocery store brands. One of the reasons we stay at a bed and breakfast is for the wonderful breakfasts and it was very disappointing. I can hands down say it did not even compare to breakfasts we have received elsewhere. When compared with appetizers the night before it was literally night and day. I think they should invest in a chef for breakfast.
Amy was friendly and always had a smile although you don't see her very much. We found Matt to be pretty standoffish and did not feel that he was overly friendly. When we stay at a bed and breakfast we expect a certain of kind of warmth that we did not receive. All in all it was a beautiful place but they really need to work on the breakfasts and service. Would we stay there again? Not sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Most Convenient Inn in Southern Maine. Close to Portland, Kennebunkport, Freeport, North Conway and so much more. The best place to relax and launch your Maine vacation or special getaway.So close to the Ocean and Beaches. Minutes from Lighthouses and Sabego Lake. Easy drives to the Mountains, Outlets, Shopping, Sight Seeing. Home of 91 South, fine food, 65 wines by the glass and Johnny Walker Blue. Our 1825 Era Victorian Inn will show you great hospitality with luxurious details at real prices. You will enjoy full served breakfasts, wireless internet, luxurious bath items, comfortable and elegant rooms, wine cellar and so much more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pinecrest Hotel Gorham
- Pinecrest b&b Inn
- PineCrest Inn Maine/Gorham