On a recent ski trip, we stayed at the Herbert Grand over the Sugarloaf Mountain Resort to save a few dollars - what a mistake! Other reviewers describe this hotel as quaint; it's really just plain old outdated, uncomfortable and inconveniently located 16 miles from the mountain.
From the odd woman at the front desk who could not find our reservation to our hot room with a very old mattress to the false advertising that this hotel has a bar and a restaurant, there was not much to enjoy at the Herbert Grand except the low price.
Our stay here included carrying our heavy bags and ski gear up three flights of stairs and listening to constant noise that results from paper-thin walls and guests clomping up and down the stairs all day. Our room included a television from 1980 but nothing else - no hair dryer, no telephone in the room, not even a cup of coffee in the morning.
I asked the woman at the front desk if coffee was available for guests and she said "No" and offered no other advice about where I might find some - most unhelpful! The hotel does serve some sort of continental breakfast for around $10 but coffee is not available unless you buy the full breakfast – frustrating when it's 5 degrees outside!
Next time, I'll pay a little more for some comfort and convenience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the ambience of this 1918 hotel,with the original fumed oak woodwork in the lobby , terrazo floors and the veranda. Enjoy the Western Mountains of Maine in all seasons. Although 89 years have seen many changes, "The Herbert" has not lost the feel and appearance of "Grand Hotel". So take the time to stop and smell the roses as you step back in time in this 1918 hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Herbert Grand
- Herbert Grand Kingfield
- Herbert Grand Hotel Maine/Kingfield