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The Charles Inn

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Reviewed 13 October 2014

This has been a fascinating experience. This hotel is, as promoted, "truly unique." The hotel owner is lovely and has created an atmosphere you can sink into as soon as you enter the doors. The rooms have four poster beds, they are spacious suites appointed with antiques. We arrived mid-October and the lobby was festooned with Halloween decorations that made...

3Thank Surfergirl58
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Should have forfeited price of one night stay after walking into lobby and seeing it so run down. It only got worse. Lobby, hallway and room carpeting badly stained, drapes were falling off rods, light bulbs burned out in lamp by reading chair. The room, when painted, had splatters everywhere - bathroom facets, light switch plates, etc. This did not...

5Thank PghLady70
Reviewed 2 September 2014

If you look at their website, thoughts about quaint or charming might spring to mind. Once my wife and I arrived there, we unfortunately realized that the stage where this hotel was quaint or charming was way in the past. It is a hotel that has "gone to seed." Disheveled would be a good word for it. We had booked...

5Thank pgpbro
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Got here at about midnight after twenty-four hours on a variety of planes and coaches. Actually finding the place confused us briefly because we walked in and thought we'd accidentally gone into the pub next door instead, but that's jet lag for you. Within ten minutes, we'd settled in and worked out how to turn up the air conditioning. Following...

2Thank mmmtt
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We stayed two nights at the Charles Inn and were quite happy with the atmosphere, rooms and service. Keep in mind that this is independently owned and in an older building before booking. If you're looking for something standardized by the big chains this place wont be for you. The rooms feature older mahogany and wooden amenities which we felt...

1Thank Frank W
Reviewed 11 July 2014

I didn't sleep a wink. The bed was so hard and old that I struggled to find comfort. Literally woke up with a kink in my back. I do have to say though the lady working the front desk was very accommodating. As I forgot my charger and she loaned me her personal one.

4Thank Mlaagland
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This hotel needs a new owner and renovation. It could be restored to a grand old hotel as it's very charming and interesting inside. However, the owner seems to be drowning trying to keep it open. The beds, mattresses and furniture is quite old and in need of repair. It's dark and dingy. I stayed there a couple of times,...

3Thank counting50
Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 12 June 2014

I'll start with the good parts - the fixtures worked, the bathroom was clean, the linens were clean and we had no trouble getting a room. Oh and the TV worked. And so did the elevator. And we did have cereal and bagels for breakfast. The problems? It is an old, rundown, smelly fleabag of a hotel with furniture that...

6Thank Esther L
Bangor, Maine
Reviewed 8 June 2014

My girlfriend have lived in Bangor, Me and now live in Texas and will shout from the highest mountain top that the Charles Inn is a very nice place to stay. When we have stayed there a couple times we did encounter a few problems but nothing that would warrant a very bad review. I for one have stayed at...

1Thank Tom H
Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

I have stayed in many hotels before but this one is the best one so far. The rates are very reasonable. Staying at the Charles Inn you are close to every thing in bangor. The staff are friendly and the building is unique. If you love art this is the place for you. I was surprised when I checked in,...

1Thank Kristopher T

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come grow with us! Under new management! Enjoy a unique lodging experience in the heart of downtown Bangor. Walk to area restaurants, pubs, museums, and shopping. Large attractive rooms with cable TV, clock radios, irons, hairdryers, and free deluxe continental breakfast. View the historic city from our fourth floor conference room. Just 15 minutes to airport and major shopping malls. Less than an one hour drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Improving daily to serve our guests and the local community even better. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Charles Inn

Address: 20 Broad St, Bangor, ME 04401-6302 (Formerly The Phenix Inn)
Region: United States > Maine > Bangor
Price Range: $128 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Charles Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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“Bring your own hair dyer!”
O1863RFsaral, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the back of the inn are away from the busy sidewalk pubs.”
janiced181, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The businesses (bars) to the front of the hotel are loud, so if not a night owl pick a room to the rear of the hotel.”
U5718APmc, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the front of the hotel have a nice view, but bars have bands at night. The back rooms might be quieter.”
jerb2014, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“This is not the Marriot and don't expect anything more.”
808randyb, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
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