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Newagen Seaside Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Newagen
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 4, 2013

The Newagen is a wonderful hotel at the tip of Southport Island. This is the perfect distance from the overly-touristy Boothbay Harbor, but not too far from Robinson's Wharf Restaurant with its excellent beer and fresh-caught lobster. The hotel staff is excellent, particularly hotel manager Jason. There are lots of fun activities on the property, including an old candle-pin bowling ally, tennis courts, and some hiking trails. My favorite part of this property is the view out to a picturesque red house on an island and a lighthouse beyond. Also, if it is warm enough, it's fun to swim off of the hotel's dock.

On the less positive side, I found the hotel swimming pool and hot tub to be underwhelming; it looks like the pool at the Spruce Point Inn might be better. I think the Spruce Point is probably the only real competition in the Newagen's neighborhood, but the Spruce Point lacks the Newagen's authenticity.

Room Tip: If you go to the Newagen, I would recommend requesting a room in the "Little Inn," which o...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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JDSchlosser, General Manager at Newagen Seaside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Dear J C,

Many thanks for your review and kind words. We are pleased that you had a great experience with our staff and enjoyed our amenities. We also enjoy swimming off the hotel dock when it's warm, and many times when it's not!

I wanted to share some very positive updates we're making during our off season. As part of our winter renovations we will be adding a new saltwater pool, whirlpool spa and deck. In addition, we're adding a deluxe oceanfront cottage, expanding our pub, redesigning the front desk and just about every room inside the Main Inn will be receiving updates. If you're able to return in 2013, please contact me directly at the Inn. I'd be happy to welcome you personally and be of service to you.

Warm regards,

Jason Schlosser
General Manager

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hotel was so charming and comfortable and the staff was very accomodating. It is on the tip of Boothbay with breathtaking views of the ocean and the bay and wonderfully fresh air. It is self contained with two restaurants with good food. The hotel provides everything you could want: bikes, hot tub, pool, shuffleboard, etc. There was a "fireside speaker" one night with a program on Rachael Carson who had lived in the area. It is a Historical Hotel with smaller but comfortable rooms. We would recommend this experience highly!

Room Tip: All rooms have views. There is not an elevator so if this a problem, ask for a first floor room.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

Was excited to find this on Groupon this summer but it turned out not even worth the price of a Groupon!

Person at front desk gave us an attitude throughout our stay and made us feel not welcome and we saw the same person was condescending to others during our stay as well. Not acceptable.

Room was good size but that was the only positive here. Beds were uncomfortable, bathroom was tiny and shower head was below my head even though I'm only 6' tall. Room was about 20 degrees hotter than outside. Windows were shut when we arrived and even when they were open on a nice day and fan on it didn't cool the room much. No attempt by management to cool the building during our stay. I couldn't imagine staying here on a hot day.

There were stains on the blanket and on the other box spring cover. The stains were not acceptable. Same front desk person responded by agreeing on one stain but for some reason decided the other was acceptable. However, the replacement we got was not even for the same size blanket. Thankfully we were sweating and didn't need any blankets anyway.

After our initial experience we thought about forfeiting our groupon and hours of driving, we almost left that's how disappointed we were.

We asked to upgrade and even though rooms were open we were told no by same front desk person. We even asked to pay the full difference of an upgrade minus only what we paid for the Groupon but were told no the groupon basically had no value. This is a violation of Groupin policy. A Groupon is always worth and can be redeemed for what you paid!

Overall our stay was just not acceptable. There were a couple positives like the location was good but usable land on the property only seemed like an acre or so, much less than advertised. View was nice. Gamesroom was rundown but is fun for older kids. The waitstaff was very pleasant And professional throughout our stay.

We would not return here even on Groupon and we would not reccomend this place to anyone given our experience. There is no way I could rate this place close to a 5 without an entire overhaul to the rooms, beds, and shower, entire overhaul on how front desk treats guests, and a solution to cooling the building.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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JDSchlosser, General Manager at Newagen Seaside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2013

Dear Oktostay,

We regret that you did not enjoy your experience at Newagen. We pride ourselves on providing warm hospitality and exceptional service to each guest, and I apologize you experienced anything less than that.

This winter we have many new projects underway including significant room upgrades to nearly all accommodations inside the Main Inn, a new saltwater pool, an expanded restaurant with outdoor deck and fire element as well as a deluxe oceanfront cottage. While these changes are significant, our goal is to upgrade Newagen while maintaining the classic look and feel so many admire and return to every year.

We genuinely want your stay to be perfect in every way, and when it isn't we feel compelled to make it right. Would you give us an opportunity to do just that? If so, I would invite you to call me directly at 207-837-7484.

Best regards,

Jason Schlosser
General Manager

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stayed 2 nights at the Inn because we purchased a Groupon. When we arrived, it was raining and not very pretty. Later in the day, the sun came out and it was beautiful. Our room overlooked the back which stretched down to a cove. You could barely see the lighthouse. The bed wasn't the greatest, but everything else was wonderful.

We also ate at the Inn's restaurant both nights. The food was excellent and the service was too.

They have a separate building, called the "Pine Room" that has an old fashioned candlepin bowling alley and pool table. That was too fun to pass up. The only downside was that it was a little dirty.

Rhea at the front desk was very helpful and pleasant.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

A stay at the Newagen Seaside Inn on the tip of Southport Island in Maine provides for a comfortable and enjoyable experience where you can enjoy the beautiful splendor of Maine's seacoast. You will leave here asking yourself how soon you can arrange a return visit.

Rooms are comfortably yet simply furnished, baths are updated, no TV or phone in your room to disturb the peace you will enjoy during your stay, a dining room (excellent food & service) and bar lounge are available, spacious and well maintained grounds, swimming pool and tennis courts, and a very dedicated staff all add to the pleasant stay. The sea surrounds you here!

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

We got married here seven years ago, so we already knew we loved it. This summer, there was a Groupon offer, and the amazing Jason Schlosser hooked us right up. My son has wanted to see where we got married for years, so this was the perfect opportunity. We couldn't have had a better time. There is a small pool, a nearby beach, all the attractions of Boothbay Harbor, and the games room at the Inn (which my son thought was the best part). We had dinner at the Inn one night and my salad was so good, I ordered seconds. The staff was friendly and kind and made us feel right at home. My kids (7 and 2) had a wonderful time, and I didn't hear a single complaint about there are no TVs (which I thought was the best part).

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Just returned from a stay at The Newegan Inn. First time using Groupon. The staff did an excellent job making sure we were comfortable, very accommodating people. The food is first class with good choices. Beautiful views. Will return again some day.
D&J

Room Tip: Stayed in the blueberry room. Very comfortable.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 60 Newagen Colony, Newagen, Southport, ME 04576-3349
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Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Southport > Newagen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Newagen
Price Range: $158 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Newagen Seaside Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Frommer's Travel Guide said, "It's hard to convey the magnificence of the ocean views, maybe the best of any Inn's in Maine." The open sea, rocky cliffs and thick forest create an enchanting setting for the historic Newagen Seaside Inn, poised on the tip of Southport Island in the heart of Maine's famed Boothbay Harbor region. Make some memories at the newly restored, yet always historic, Newagen Seaside Inn, at the edge of the sea. ... more   less 
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