We stayed at Gosnold Arms Inn for a weekend in June 2009. It was the last weekend in June and tourism in the area hadn't picked up yet so the place was pretty empty. We stayed in a little cabin (out of the main inn) on the hillside while our travel companions stayed at a cottage on the water. The rooms are VERY simple. There is a tiny tv, one bed, a few tables and lamps but that's it. The beds are EXTREMELY UNCOMFORTABLE while the towels feel like they've been used 100 times and then washed in very strong bleach making them very rough to wipe your face with. The bathroom is pretty clean - but very, very simple. They don't even leave you any shampoo, conditioner or body wash.
Breakfast is served in the mornings between the hours of 8am and 9am. Forget relaxing or sleeping in. The breakfast comes with the room - so you feel obliged to have it because why spend money elsewhere when you've paid to eat? The pancakes were absolutely horrid. They were blueberry but seemed as if they were deep fried because every time you pushed your fork down on them - tremendous amounts of oil would seep out. Then, the eggs were okay but the bacon was not that great and the overall selection was very limited. There was bread, some cold cereal and instant oatmeal - but not what you expect from a "charming" inn. The town the inn is in is very very small and there's not much to do other than to see Rachel Carson's salt pond and the Pemaquid lighthouse. There are also a few tour boats that leave from New Harbor to sightsee and do "puffin" and "seal" viewing tours. The seafood place right across from the hotel - Shaw's - is HORRIBLE. Totally overpriced, the servings are tiny and the staff is unfriendly and just plain rude. Go check out a cheaper joint where they actually serve you.
- Also Known As:
- Gosnold Arms Inn Maine/New Harbor