In full disclosure, I have a special place in my heart for the Gosnold Arms - I went there throughout my childhood and now frequent it with my husband. The inn is located on a fairly quiet road along a lovely cove (one of the locations that "Message in a Bottle" was filmed). The location is, by far, the inn greatest selling point. The rooms in the inn are average motel rooms - nothing fancy but very adequate and clean. The rooms that start with 1 are actually on the second floor and can be loud as people going to the third floor (room numbers startign with 2) pass by on their ways up. The cottages are fun to stay in - particularly the ones right on the water. The inn has a dock with some tables great for having a drink (BYO) or playing cards. Also located on the cove is a great clam shack, Shaw's, which is a favorite of mine. The staff are friendly but unobtrusive. The breakfast is not going to knock your socks off but is fine for a quick bowl of cereal or pancakes. My one complaint about this inn is the beds. They are small (usually doubles) and of poor quality. If you are looking for luxurious accomodations, than this isn't the place for you. If you are looking for basic accomodations with a great locations, than this is your place.
- Also Known As:
- Gosnold Arms Inn Maine/New Harbor