The Island Inn is in the perfect location for a Monhegan stay. The staff could not be more accommodating. We stayed here in July 2013, during a heat wave. In postage stamp, I mean Room 12, the window has about 1/4 screen. And when the lights were on, tiny black bugs would swarm in and land on everything. The room was so hot that we needed to open the door to the hallway in order to sleep. If we had predicted this, we would have brought a small electric fan with us.
Some reviewers recommend the meadow view in order to save money. I think the ocean view was well worth the extra money. The shared baths were not a problem - the inn was full and yet we never had to wait for one. I'm not sure I would want to stay in Room 8, next to one of the shared baths. The best rooms are clearly on the front of the inn (ocean view) and on the second floor, in my opinion.
A hair dryer is available at the front desk. Internet connection was excellent in the lobby, not as good upstairs. Dinner was okay; breakfast was spectacular!!! There was a sign on our table inviting us to request eggs or pancakes.
We hope to return to Monhegan again and again. Don't miss the museum if you visit - it is exceptional. Also, we took the Balmy Day boat out of Boothbay Harbor and thought they were great.
Finally, major kudos to the staff. Because I was using the internet on the first floor a lot, I overheard them handling all kinds of requests and responding to the same questions about Monhegan over and over. They were gracious and friendly to everyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Island Inn sits atop a bluff looking west over Monhegan harbor toward the ocean and in the evening it provides a perfect location to view the dramatic sunsets and the magnificent colors that accompany them. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Island Hotel Monhegan
- The Island Inn Monhegan Island, Maine