Spent Memorial Day weekend 2008 here with my wife. A beautiful hotel on a beautiful spot. We were fortunate enough to get a room with a balcony and a private bathroom. The balcony was the main benefit of the room and a highly recommended addition if you go. It had a fantastic view overlooking the harbor and got great sun throughout the day. A similar view is available for all guests down on the hotel lawn which had several Adirondack chairs. The advantage of the balcony is that it was yours (i.e. private) and it was a bit higher up so perhaps had a slightly better view. Having a private bathroom was nice too – though the shared bathrooms seemed clean and tidy too.
The room itself was fairly rustic. A simple bed, bathroom and a bit of furniture. Definitely nothing upscale or particularly luxurious. Basically you’re paying here for location – right off the ferry landing with commanding views over the harbor. And in that context I think the hotel offers decent value. One thing to note is that our room got quite cool in the evenings (it was late May). However we had a thick comforter so once you were in bed you were warm and toasty.
The folks at the reception desk were friendly as was everyone we came across on the island. We ate at the hotel restaurant on one night – food was pretty good but seemed relatively pricey – even for local lobster. The breakfast buffet was fantastic however with lobster eggs, french toast, bacon, sausage, etc.
- 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