This was our 2nd time here, and was going to give it a very good, until I read some of the other reviews and it motivated me to up it to "Excellent". Really, I am actually really surprised by the negative reviews. Both times we've been, we've had a really nice visit. The rooms have been very clean and neat, the staff was friendly and helpful. Yes the TVs are small and dated but we weren't there to watch TV, I love to read on vacation, so it didn't really bother me (but I also grew up with parents who looked for hotels without TVs in the rooms when we were young!) We took the Hardy Boat to the island one day and you have to be there early, its basically across the street, so the location is perfect for that.
The view are beautiful, and the sea breezes at night with a little touch of pine are just what we love. I like it rustic and the pine walls is Maine, and other places I have stayed in Maine (a couple of cottage rentals) have very similar decor.
I actually can't speak about the breakfast, we didn't go, instead we headed to the Cupboard each a.m., its fabulous- a must go for breakfast. But again, I generally don't eat hotel breakfast (one exception was in Copenhagen, the breakfast was amazing, homemade fresh breads, cheeses, delicious yogurts) But included breakfasts- they are usually simple and not what I want to eat- so I can't vouch for that.
All in all, we like it there, and would go again. Its probably not for everyone, no flat screens, no marble bath, but if that's not what your expecting, and know you'll get simple, traditional Maine, its great. As I said I initially came to do very good- because honestly not many should get Excellent, but we really liked it and want that to come thru on the rating,
- Also Known As:
- Gosnold Arms Inn Maine/New Harbor