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“Would go back, but wouldn't stay at the Inn.”
Review of Sugarloaf Inn

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Sugarloaf Inn
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Kingfield
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Would go back, but wouldn't stay at the Inn.”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

My wife and I decided to go to Sugarloaf this weekend since we both had monday off and we both enjoy skiing/snowboarding. First lets start with the hotel. Granted we went with the Sugarloaf Inn, since it was cheaper. The Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel looked a lot nicer, but was also a lot more expensive per night. Let me be clear, this is by far not the worst hotel I have stayed in, but it certainly wasn't the best, it was simply, average.
For a place that boasts "the best ski resort in the northeast" the Sugarloaf Inn leaves a lot to be desired. There is no elevator, and most of the rooms are on the second or third floor, so we had to lug our suitcases and ski/snowboard equipment up three flights of stairs just to get to the room. The entire interior of the hotel with the exception of the Brewhaus (ill get to that in a sec) looked like it was from the 1960's and hasn't been updated since. The hallways are narrow, the doors still open with a key (not a big deal) and the carpet could use a steam clean. The room was clean, and keeping in consideration that its a ski resort, and they're gonna overcharge you for everything, was ok size wise for what we paid ($600 for three nights and one day lift ticket for two). The room felt for lack of a better word "cheap" the floor creaked underfoot, the curtain didn't cover all of the sliding glass window, when you pulled it to one side, it uncovered the other side, the cabinet in the bathroom was falling off the hinges. The biggest problem was that the walls are PAPER thin. We could hear the guy next to us snoring all night. Not to mention that there were a bunch of college kids there saying up all night, and being loud. Let me clarify, we are not some rich snobs that expect four star treatment everywhere we go, these are just things I noticed. Which brings me to the Brehaus pub.
Shipyard brewing has a partnership with Sugarloaf, and they operate a Brewpub in the Sugarloaf Inn. It has good food, and great beers on tap. I am a beer aficionado, so it was nice to see a real good variety of craft brews represented. The problem with the Brewhaus is that is where all the college kids stay late and party to the wee hours of the morning and since the wall in the Inn are so thin, you can hear everything....all night. And there really isn't anything that Sugarloaf can do about that, it is what it is, just something you should be aware of if you value your sleep or have children.
The skiing was first rate for the northeast, they constantly have the snow guns going, and the ski on/ski off part of the Sugarloaf Inn was pretty cool and VERY nice, we didn't have to worry about parking or driving anywhere if we had a few to drink.
The staff were very friendly, and everyone we met or dealt with had a smile on their face. Everyone was professional and did their job well, so kudos for that. Overall, the title of this review says it all, we would go back, but we would either stay at one of the cabins that are on the mountain, or at the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms on level 3 seemed to be nicer/bigger. Every room has its own "ski locker" that locks...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

This is the bargain on-slope accommodation at the Loaf. It's a bit old but well maintained and clean. The rooms are good for a short stay with small hotel room layout (I had room 200) but a good deal of storage for clothes. A bit sparse for electric outlets. wifi across the area has good coverage but weak bandwidth - that'll keep your work at bay. Only a coffee maker in the room - not practical to make your own meals at the Inn.

Can be noisy - single doors between joining rooms. Even numbered rooms face up the mountain with nice views and small terraces. One downside is the lack of elevator and hotel staff, so you'll be toting your bags up and down the stairs yourself.

The restaurant on the first floor is a good deal for all meals with a great staff and hearty fare.

Lift is maybe 100 feet from the back door making it more convenient than from the plusher main hotel.

Stayed February 2013
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Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2013

This hotel is trying to cut corners. I had a midweek package .(ski lift and room ) . I knew the hotel, so I was careful to have a room on the right wing upstairs away from the lounge ( music on week end) It turns out that room 211 is probably the best room in the hotel, spacious, with a large deck over the mountain and a confortable bed. What i did not know was that room cleaning service was not provided during all your stay and that there is no reception desk at the entrance., Both things apparently mentionned in the contract, but who reads a contract? especially when you know the place. This should have been mentionned when I made the reservation by phone.
So you have to register upon arrival a mile down the road and of course impossinble to ask info or request since there is no reception desk. We only had one towel and a wash cloth each, Upon departure, a friend "'caught" the housekeeper who adamantly showed us there were indeed two extra towels... hidden in the back of the under-the-sink cabinet !
We were spared the noise of early vacuum cleaning ( 8;30) Not so lucky, the rooms downstairs.
However, the brewing pub and the restaurant in the same buiding are excellent. Try the hoisin duck ! The service in both of those place is friendly and efficient. and the menu, with some international flavor, is varied and a good cost/quality deal.
Ski in and ski out is also a plus.

Room Tip: Room 211 if you can , any rooms on the fist floor right wing, with a slope view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2013

I stayed in Rm 105 which was located in the basement beside a keg cooler room that sounded like it had a compressor, that ran constantly. In all fairness, I was forewarned by booking that the room would be loud at times. I brought earplugs but they didn't do the job of quieting all the noise.
The room was under a $100 a night which was a great deal for the Sugarloaf area. One thing that surprised me was the room had curtains on the wall, but no windows. The clock radio kept coming unplugged so I would recommend bringing a good watch because it's hard to get a fix on what time it is without being able to see outside. This room would be good for a sound sleepers or someone who planned on being awake most of their stay.

Room Tip: Check-in is at the Check-in Center which is located on the left side oafter you turn off Route 16/27...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Meriden, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Rooms 100-106 are in the basement under the bar. It can get very loud and they vaccuum the bar starting at 6:00 am. The sheets smelled musty, I must have been the first person to use the room this season. Otherwise the room was spaceous and comfortable; free Wi-Fi and the channel selection was good.

Room Tip: Again, stay out of the 100's.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2012

There's no doubt regarding the excellence of the location. You're right on the mountain, ski-on/ski-off with a lift to the main ski area a very short ski or snowboard ride away. Parking right next to the inn is first-come/first serve. Otherwise there's a parking lot down the driveway a bit that's certainly walkable, but you should unload by the front door before parking in the lot. I don't know if all rooms are like this, but our room had a window air-conditioner in it. When it's windy in the winter time, cold air bolws from teh outside through the air conditioner and into the room, making it difficult to keep the room warm and also is quite noisy. But that would be our only complaint. Inn seemed clean, had an average restaurant/bar on-site and of course was walking distance to the main lodge for apres-ski activities.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fredericton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Its a great hotel, always eager to help with anything that you need.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sugarloaf Inn
Address: R.R. 1 Box 5000, Kingfield, ME 04947
Location: United States > Maine > Kingfield
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Kingfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 42
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Sugarloaf Inn Maine/Kingfield

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