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“Wonderful base for exploring mid-coast Maine”
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Newcastle Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Newcastle B&B and Inns
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
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102 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful base for exploring mid-coast Maine”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

This was the perfect place to use as a base to explore mid-coast Maine. The accommodations were fantastic. Julie, the innkeeper could nota have been more pleasant and accommodating! Her breakfasts were delicious and sustainable into mid-day. The Monhegan Island room where we stayed was quiet and pleasant. Newly painted, it was clean (as was the entire place) and safe.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Charlie L
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NewcastleInn, Owner at Newcastle Inn, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear Charlie L,

Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts regarding your stay at Newcastle Inn. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in the newly renovated Monhegan Island room. That room has always been one of the most popular with guests and with the renovations and new decor I think it will become even more popular.

You discovered what many guests find and that is that Newcastle Inn is a perfect home base for exploring the many wonderful things in this area of MidCoast Maine.

I look forward to seeing you again and welcoming you back to Newcastle Inn.

Thank you again.
Julie Bolthuis, Owner
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Nantucket, MA
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is about as comfortable and relaxing as it gets. Just spent three nights at the Inn on business/pleasure and felt completely at home. We finished the jigsaw puzzle one night and there was another ready to go the next day. Lovely breakfasts prepared by Julie, the Innkeeper. Damariscotta restaurants all open, and very pleasant views. Rooms are quiet, commodious with nice accents. There are two rooms/suites that permit dogs in season, and I will be returning with my pooch in May.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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NewcastleInn, Owner at Newcastle Inn, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Dear cibenz,

Thank you for your review of your recent stay at Newcastle Inn. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and were comfortable and felt "at home" while here which is what I hope all guests feel while that are staying here.

Even though we are in the "quiet season" one of the great things about Newcastle/Damariscotta is that this is a year round community and businesses and restaurants stay open.

Thank you again for taking time to share you thoughts regarding your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back to Newcastle Inn in the near future.

Regards,
Julie Bolthuis, Owner
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

I had to find some last minute accommodation for an Australian film crew in Newcastle and required space to film an interview in. Julie the owner was absolutely brilliant, I can't thank her enough. My crew were extremely well looked after. Julie was flexible when the crew got delayed due to the snow. It was no problem when we had to cancel the first night and crew arrived a day late. Julie provided space for a shoot that fit our requirements. She organised meals for them as they had to work until late at night and at all times updated me on their progress. It's not often I have such reliable support from hotel staff on the ground. The crew really enjoyed their stay, I can't recommend the Newcastle Inn enough. You will be brilliantly looked after by the staff.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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NewcastleInn, Owner at Newcastle Inn, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
Dear Aideenster,

Thank you for your review. I'm happy to hear that the inn met their needs for not only their personal accommodation, but also for the filming that they did here. It was my pleasure to have them here as my guests and if they are ever back in this area I hope to welcome them back again.

Thank you again.

Regards,
Julie Bolthuis, Owner
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Hampton, New Hampshire
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

We've traveled to the Newcastle/Damariscotta area twice now. The first trip we stayed at another B&B nearby, but wanted to give the Newcastle Inn a try this year. Overall it was a pleasant stay, but, I'd say we liked our stay last year slightly better than this trip. Julie was kind and courteous and our room was immaculate. We stayed on the 3rd Floor in the Blue Heron suite, which was nice if you want a king sized bed and a spacious room and don't mind stairs! Breakfast was tastey both mornings, and we were able to get out and enjoy a gorgeous fall day at the Pemaquid Oyster Fest happening nearby.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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NewcastleInn, Owner at Newcastle Inn, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Dear lisab8s,

Thank you for your review. The housekeepers work hard to keep things in tip top shape here at the inn. I will be sure to pass your comment along to them. There are other king bed rooms on the second floor, but for many repeat guests, only the Heron Neck room will do. The Oysterfest at the end of September is a popular event in this area and I'm happy that you were able to be here to enjoy it.

Thank you again,
Julie
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Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Julie makes everyone feel like they are visiting family. Her interest in all of her guests does not go unnoticed. Dolce the resident pooch is a joy to be around too. The inn has the warmth of an old home but lacks no modern amenity. Don't miss Julies breakfast or here baked goodies she is a master.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Thank Robert M
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NewcastleInn, Owner at Newcastle Inn, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Robert M.,

Thank you for your review of your time at Newcastle Inn. It is my desire that all guests are
comfortable, and if it feels like family then that is even better! Dolce, the resident dog, loves to meet and mingle with the guests (if they want to) and is happiest when she is curled up next to someone on the couch. I'm glad that you enjoyed the breakfasts and the cookie jar!

I look forward to your return.

Sincerely
Julie Bolthuis
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Grantham, New Hampshire
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Having not been to this part of Maine before, we selected Newcastle Inn based on some friends recommendations and great online reviews. When it came time for our trip in December we ended up traveling during some rough winter weather. But, that didn't take away from the great experience of staying at this inn. Innkeeper Julie is a wonderful host, helped us navigate some travel decisions before arriving, and made our stay fabulous! The inn itself was beautifully decorated for Christmastime, the room was very comfortable, and the breakfasts that were prepared for us were simply delicious. I would certainly return to this inn again in the future!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Gerald V
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NewcastleInn, Owner at Newcastle Inn, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Gerald V.,
Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding your stay at Newcastle Inn. Yes, there has certainly been some snowy weather so far this winter! I'm glad that you were able to make it here and enjoy the area.

I hope that you are able to return at another time, when perhaps the weather is a little more cooperative!

Sincerely,
Julie Bolthuis
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Alexandria, Va
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

There are other places to stay in the area, but we keep going back to the Newcastle Inn. The location is great, the rooms are attractive and very comfortable, and the hospitality is as good as it gets. (Special shout out to Dolce, a very sweet dog.) We've been there a couple of times when we had some downtime and the common areas of the inn have been really nice places to hang out.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank CindyAlexandria_Va
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NewcastleInn, Owner at Newcastle Inn, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear CindyAlexandriaVA,

Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoy your time at the inn and have chosen to stay here when you are in the area.

Dolce loves being with the guests, but I know that there are some guests who don't want her around and so then she is kept confined. But, for those dog lovers out there she is more than willing to be your friend while you stay at Newcastle Inn.

Thank you again,
Julie Bolthuis
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Property: Newcastle Inn
Address: 60 River Rd, Newcastle, ME 04553-3803
Location: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Newcastle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Newcastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 14 guest rooms at Newcastle Inn are each named for a historic Maine lighthouse and all rooms have private bath and air conditioning. Room features might include: gas stove or fireplace, or a private porch. Free WiFi access is available throughout the inn. Two rooms are dog friendly. The common areas include a three season porch, living room, sitting room, pub and a great deck to be enjoyed during the warmer months. ... more   less 
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