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“Stunning sunrise”
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Machias River Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Machias
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, Maine
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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“Stunning sunrise”
Reviewed March 10, 2012

It's not the Ritz, but it's a nice place to stay in Machias. The room was clean but worn, with a slight musty odor. The heat was very responsive, and there's a refridgerator and coffee provided in the room. The room was large and quiet, and the sunrise was spectacular. Helen's restaurant shares the parking lot, which is very convenient - and the food/service at Helen's was very good. (There's a framed, hand-written note from Martha Stewart regarding Helen's wonderful pies). A great surprise was that the Machias Motor Inn has free wifi in the room. I've stayed here twice and will stay here again when I'm in the area.

Room Tip: I stayed on the top floor with an unobstructed view.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Albany, New York
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

Large room with a large bathroom! The staff was very accommodating and friendly! I had a wonderful view of the water outside my sliding glass doors. It was a nice room, and Helen's restaurant was yummy, which is located across the parking lot. Comfortable stay!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Harmony, Maine
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2011

We've stayed at plenty of dog-friendly motels that have been generally tolerable, but the Machias Motor Inn leads the pack! The sliding glass back door opens on to a generous greenspace (not to mention a beautiful water view) for walking the pooches. Plenty of room inside and clean enough to suit your mama. It's also reasonably priced even with the 10 bucks per dog extra. Also noteworthy for the retro charm factor -- you get an actual key to unlock your room door, just like back in the 20th century. In short, you can't do better in Machias.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Brewster, New York
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87 reviews
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

Recently returned to Machias for UMM homecoming after 25 years. Stayed at the Machias Motor Inn and was it really comfortable place to stay. There are two levels and all rooms are directly viewing the water. Rooms are comfortable and staff is very friendly and helpful. Another group had the suite and it was very spacious with kitchen. Helen's restaurant is right next door and the food is excellent at great prices. You cant go wrong staying here.

Room Tip: If you want to walk out to the river you can stay at the lower level rooms.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Cleveland, OH
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

I spent two months at the Machias Motor Inn while working at the Cutler Naval Station. The suite I had was a 1 bedroom efficiency, which had a small kitchen which was quite handy. Helen's was close by and everyone at the hotel and restaurant were friendly. Maine is beautiful and the Machias Motor Inn is a good way to experience the Maine difference.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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VT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2011

You get a room with a view of the river and quick access to Helen's Restaurant for the blueberry cream pie. Having said that, the rooms are showinge their age. The bed needs to be replaced. The faucets in the sink run only a dribble. The price seemed a bit high for what you get. Next time we'll get pie to go and stay somewhere else. Not bad, really, just shoul be better for the price.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Manitou Springs CO
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

We stayed in the new section I think room 32. The room was clean had a fridge and microwave. The beds very very comfortable and with the air conditoning on we did not hear any noise from the street. We enjoyed the big deck shared with the other rooms. The view of the river was great. The next morning we drove to Cutler Harbor for a trip with Bold Coast Charter it only took about 30 minutes to get there from Machias.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Machias River Inn
Address: 103 Main St, Machias, ME 04654-1149 (Formerly Machias Motor Inn)
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Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Machias
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Machias
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Machias River Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Machias River Inn is conveniently located on Route 1 in the center of Machias. There are several restaurants, bars and stores within easy walking distance. We share the parking lot with famed Helen's Restaurant. We are directly across the street from the Sunrise Trail, a multi-use recreational trail. Our rooms are just feet away from the beautiful Machias River where you can view the sunrise from your patio door. ... more   less 
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