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“A Step Back In Time”
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Towne Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Skowhegan
Certificate of Excellence
Maine
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Step Back In Time”
Reviewed August 18, 2008

We stayed at the Towne Motel for one night during "Fair Week." While the outside of the motel looked great, as soon as I opened the door to our room I felt like I'd stepped into the 1970's.

Dark paneling, old fashioned bedspreads, rusty brass lamps, and tired old furniture.

I had to actually get up and unplug the television to make it stop humming so we could sleep.

The room was sparkling clean, but there was an odor - almost like cat urine, but most likely from the old rug that had probably been wet many times.

We awoke in the morning to water pipes squealing (someone in the next room must have been showering) and people walking by our paper thin door to go to the continental breakfast.

The motel did have a nice pool that looked clean. The continental breakfast was perfectly fine with a nice selection and great coffee. The staff was friendly enough.

Overall, I would probably not stay at the Towne Motel again. I feel that $81.00 per night (even during Fair Week) is a bit much for the tiny, outdated room that we got.

  • Liked — The continental breakfast.
  • Disliked — The outdated rooms.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Deborahdp, Owner at Towne Motel, responded to this review, January 27, 2011
We are sorry this guest feels they did not receive a good value during his or her stay. In August, Skowhegan hosts on of the largest fairs in the region, a 10 day state fair. Guests coming without a reservation or guests asking for our least expensive rooms during that time may be referred to one our our 4 small and non standard rooms. These rooms are described to guests and priced accordingly, July and August being our high season. The Towne Motel is a 30 room motel with most rooms newly renovated or renovated within the last 8 years with high quality furnishings. It appears this guest was in a non-standard room for one reason or another. Two of those 4 rooms do have dark paneling but all rooms have the same amenities and the same cleanliness standards. The bottom line, reservations in July and August on weekends is highly recommended.
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Walpole, MA
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Reviewed January 29, 2008

We stay at the Towne Motel almost every year to visit family in the area. The accomodations have always been comfortable and spotless. The complimentary breakfast is more than enough . The motel is a favorate for my boys because of the large, well kept outdoor pool. I have never had a problem that the staff was not able or cheerfully willing to remedy. Rates are competitive and cost much less than staying in Waterville. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Liked — The rooms have been recently redone-most rooms are all new.
  • Disliked — A lot of traffic during Skowhegan State Fair
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 26, 2007

Towne Motel in Skowhegan, Maine is a decent place with a good rate. My wife and I stayed there in late September 2007. The breakfast offered in the morning that comes with the room met our expectations. The problem was that our room was over the boiler room and it was like a suana. WIndows open, a/c blasting, and we were still on fire. I wish I could remember the room number, so sorry. However, it was the room next to the stairs in the corner down the long outdoor corridor of rooms where the building goes left (like a big "L"). Just make sure when you make reservations that it's not the room over the boiler and you'll be fine, as that was the only major negative.

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Property: Towne Motel
Address: 172 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976-1306
Location: United States > Maine > Skowhegan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Skowhegan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Towne Motel 1*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Towne Motel offers clean comfortable rooms and a complimentary breakfast. We have a large pool, free wifi, AC and have select pet friendly rooms. Online reservations from our website. ... more   less 
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