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“Very average, not good value for the price”
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Bradley Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in New Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Fairfax, Virginia
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very average, not good value for the price”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

They say that love is in the details and that's especially true when it comes to small inns like this. Unfortunately no one is paying attention to them here. From check-in, where we were offered zero assistance with our luggage, to the dead flower in the vase on our bathroom vanity......everything about this place speaks of underwhelming hospitality. A couple of pieces of last year's stale Halloween candy sitting in a bowl next to the stairs does not say welcome....it says neglect. Periwinkle Room was good sized and the bed was comfortable, but the bathroom was like a $59 roadside motel. Chipped formica vanity, water stained ceiling and molded plastic tub enclosure. Not what one expects at $200 a night.
In the other 3 inns we visited in Maine, the owners were highly visible, greeting guests at both check-in and breakfast, and offering assistance with dinner reservations, plans for the day, etc.. In two days here, we saw the owner only once, in passing.
Breakfast is pretty good. Buffet with baked goods, cereal and fruit, with a nicely prepared, cooked to order hot course. But it is served in a depressingly dark room with zero ambiance.
The one really bright spot of our stay was dinner. We ate at the bar and the food (main course of pasta and lobster) and service were excellent, albeit pricey. The bartender who served us was friendly and engaging.
Maybe the problem is that we visited at the end of a long busy season and everyone was just tired. But if you are charging at the top of the range for this area, you have to offer a better product.

Room Tip: We peeked into several unoccupied rooms and Periwinkle seemed to be one of the largest. But beware...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2013

And the nicest folks you could wish to meet!
We arrived tired and in need of a rest, and were greeted by a smiling owner, Beth, who had upgraded us to the entire top floor of the Carriage House! Beautiful, modern, eclectic in its decor and just the ticket!
Great drinks at the bar and the food was amazing. Great halibut with lobster risotto ( fish and lobster perfectly cooked) the first night, made dinner at the inn an occasion for each of next two nights. Every meal beautiful and perfectly cooked and presented. And breakfast (included) ... Oh my! Blueberry pancakes to dream about!
The grounds were lovely, the area was beautiful and quiet. Peke was so much fun. Warren (chef/owner) became a tv repairman by night! To a person, waitstaff etc, it was a friendly, funny, relaxing, delightful and happy place to be.
We will be back often, we hope!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Andover
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We were in search of the perfect place for our daughter wedding. The moment we walked into the Inn and were greated by Beth with her warm and freindly smile. She took her time with us and showed us around. She made you feel like this was to be your home. We knew we had found the perfect place to have our daughters wedding and the place for our family and freinds to come and stay. Beth and Peke were so helpful and saw to every little detail of the wedding.
Thanks to Warren and his staff, the food was truly amazing. The rooms were clean, inviting and comfortable. Everyone who attended enjoyed themselves and are looking foward, as my husband and I are next summer. Thank you All for an amazing weekend and wedding.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Rochester Hill,MI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2013

The Inn was recommended to us by a friend primarily because of the restaurant. Our room was small and unappealing because of the wool bedding in the 100 degree heat. They provided a very small fan, about 8 inches in diameter. The Inn can't control the weather,but cooler bedding for the summer would be recommended. They also booked a rehearsal dinner and party with many people on our second evening This party overtook the entire restaurant, living room area, foyer and yards. In addition, the guests filled the inn. The place was so noisy with music and people everywhere. We had no place to go, so had to stay in our room after we returned from dinner. We were the only non-wedding guests staying there that night. They knew when our reservation was booked, that they had this party and did not contact us to ask us if we still wanted to stay there. On the positive side the young lady managing the inn was extremely pleasant and helpful. Also, the breakfast was delicious, the best part of our stay. We were told that we would receive a 25% credit for that day, and we are waiting for our credit card statement to see if we do.That could not possibly make up for the miserable evening we spent there.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We just returned from a weekend stay here and we're really glad we selected The Bradley Inn. We enjoyed the rooms, the grounds, and the food. Beth & Warren (owners), Peke, and the rest of the staff were amazing. They were all extremely friendly and accommodating.

Room Tip: All rooms in the Carriage House are very nice
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lebanon, ME
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2013

The prices and setting are all high-end but the food is not and the service, while good is slow. With dinner entrees in the mid to upper 30s you expect a certain level of quality. two out of three of our dishes were overcooked and tasteless. Would not return ever!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2013

When choosing an inn one often needs to sacrifice comfort and modern amenities in order to get charm and location. The Bradley Inn is an exception. A meticulously maintained Inn and grounds, with modern bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and extremely comfortable room furnishings. And that is just the beginning, they serve up gourmet meals at breakfast (included free) and dinner. Located in New Harbor, you’re surrounded by one of the prettiest spots in ME.

This is worth the ride.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Bradley Inn
Address: 3063 Bristol Rd, New Harbor, ME 04554-4908
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > New Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in New Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bradley Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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