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“Clean with a view.”
Review of Machias River Inn

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Machias River Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Machias
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MORENO VALLEY
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“Clean with a view.”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Typical motel class lodging. Good size room with flat screen, micro, mini fridge and two double beds. Balcony with view of river. Clean room.

My issues were the balcony not being private. Just an exterior corridor in rear that runs the length of the building, and with a staircase at end so anyone, even non guests, can be on the balcony. So now you have two entry points for someone that wants to get in, the corridor running along the front doors, and the one running along the patio sliders.

I found beds to be too firm, uncomfortable for me.

I wish ALL motel rooms included some sort of nice comfortable chair/sofa. I got really tired of sitting in the dining room type chair, especially the day it rained and I stayed in and watched the Olympics.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have best views.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

The Machias Motor Inn is a clean, no frills motel, run by a very friendly group of people who try to make your stay pleasant and comfortable.
The rooms are adequate and very clean. It is obvious that the cleaning staff does a great job. Our room was on the second floor with a shared balcony that overlooks the Machias River. The morning view is wonderful as the sun rises. We slept well in this quiet room.
At Helen's, the restaurant on property, we had a really good broiled haddock dinner preceeded by Maine steamer clams. Everything was delicious.
The motel sits right on the road that leads to the Bold Coast, making it an ideal place to stay while exploring the area.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Mainly because the options in Machias are limited at best. Have stayed at the MMI on several occasions. It is clean, but everything is old (like 1950's old and not in the cool retro way), the towels, the bedding and the bed, the air conditioner, etc. On the bottom floor you get a sliding glass door and you can sit out back on the old plastic chairs and watch the birds and the ducks. A lovely view. Nice people and good service. And, the price is not cheap if you are there in the summer for what you get, so I don't think it would kill them to buy some new towels...

Room Tip: Get a room on the first floor unless you like carrying your suitcases up some stairs.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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, General Manager at Machias River Inn, responded to this review, June 29, 2012
Thank you for your review. We take our guests' reviews very seriously. We are continually improving our property. In the spring, all of our regular non-smoking rooms received new bedspreads and drapes. We put all new towels in service in June of 2012. All of our rooms now feature flat-screen televisions, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee pots and complimentary wi-fi. All our regular rooms overlook the Machias River where we offer a variety of seating options, including adirondack chairs and picnic tables. Many of our rooms have new ceramic tiles in the bathrooms and we continue to work on the others.
Again, thank you for your review and we hope you give us the opportunity to show you our improvements.
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Portage, Maine
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

I really enjoyed my stay there. I was in a lower unit,after getting my things in the room,I opened the curtains to the sliding door and there on the lawn,which is on the Machias River,was a pair of geese with 5 little ones.The room itself was very clean,very quiet,staff very friendly,and helpful,would difinitely stay there my next time in town and would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2012

This hotel is simple and average but better than others in the area. I'd stay again- the food was good at the restaurant.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Portland, Maine
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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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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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