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Drift Oceanside Inn

80 Beloin Rd, Camden, ME 04843
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#11 of 11 hotels in Camden
Oceanfront cabins and motel located a mile north of Camden, Maine.
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Free parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Private beach
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Jon H wrote a review Sep. 2020
Fort Myers, Florida425 contributions88 helpful votes
My family rented two cabins here on our way to Lubec. The cabins are very close to the water and were clean and comfortable. I will say that it is better to get one of the 'renovated' cabins. Our adult children stayed in a renovated unit and it was very nice. The unit my wife and I stayed in was only 'updated' and by that they mean from the 50s to the 70s. We still enjoyed our stay here and loved the units being almost on top of the water.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
J.D. Johnson wrote a review Aug. 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I live somewhat in the area so the prospect of paying to sleep in Maine requires something special; Drift is something special. Drift is one of those places that was built a longtime ago and the spirit of the place is imbued with the experience. The hotel must be grandfathered in because I know for a fact you cannot build that close to the ocean. My wife and I have stayed there now twice this year when Nanna has watched the kids. The experience reminds us both of staying on a boat minus the rocking. A personal outdoor porch. A private beach a short walk away. A short ride to the Camden Hills State Park. It's been an unusual summer; however, we found a night at Drift, a bottle of wine and take-out while looking across at the lobster boats and islands brought a little normalcy to our lives. And a thanks to the friendly staff. They are running the hotel like an Air B-N B so there is limited contact between staff and guests, thank-god. All of our request were met in a reasonable amount of time--thanks for the extra coffee!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Rob P wrote a review Aug. 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We booked online, after viewing owner uploaded images of renovated rooms, and clicking through to “book now,” where we were shown floor plans of the cabins. We read some blog posts on the website that are all dedicated to the big renovations being completed at the campsite, which will be completed in time for summer 2020. We drove up to Camden to a big surprise. First, no one was even staffed at the hotel. Our key was left in the door for us. Then, the worst realization: the rooms don’t match the pictures. We were surprised to find that our room was incredibly dated, with a 70s era, dirty kitchenette and with a screen door that didn’t fit the space. Unsurprisingly, our room was full of mosquitos in no time. To make matters worse, we emailed and called and received no response. At that point, we were willing to change rooms. But over an hour later (we went into town to pick up dinner, hoping to give the owner a chance to contact us), we realized we would have to move hotels. We finally got in touch with someone later that night, who said they were sorry, but we’d have to speak with the owner. Once we finally got in touch with the owner (2days later), we were repeatedly told that this was our fault, and that they could only provide a 50% refund, despite the fact that we left the property shorty after arriving, and felt that we had been duped into booking in the first place. Luckily, we ended up finding delightful accommodations down the street at the Whitehall Inn (a 3 star boutique hotel), for a similar price to what Drift (a small, dated, mosquito infested cabin) is charging. Perhaps when Drift is fully renovated it could be a nice place to stay. Hopefully between now and then they will also learn something about customer service
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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taylorcpa wrote a review Sep. 2019
Hickory, North Carolina272 contributions43 helpful votes
We stayed in motel room #6 - the room was small but the views were large! The small bathroom had the tiniest sink I've seen but it was functional. We could hear our neighbors but otherwise it was quiet. The best part was sitting on our "porch" - I could have sat there all day. Our room was clean and new with a cute refrigerator, microwave, Keurig, and bottle of wine.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Karen June Watkins wrote a review Sep. 2019
Boston, Massachusetts17 contributions1 helpful vote
DRIFT OCEANSIDE All The Reasons You Visit Maine Coast! Top 10 Reasons Drift Is Perfect Place To Stay: • Location: ON the water? Nearly IN the Water! Truly the brightest gem of mid-Coast Maine. • Views of sea & islands: BEST on East Coast. Even from comfy seating inside room. • Homey, yet all modern comforts, including heat for cooler nights. Excellent, responsive service. Kitchenette for meal prep, with all Pots, pans, dishes, & tableware provided. Especially good because leaving cabin view was often not necessary. Perfect right here. • Gorgeous designs inside & out complement natural beauty of mid-coast Maine. Cabin doors are color of brown-eyed-Susans yellow. Bright, yet meshes with nature. • Variety of natural habitat surrounds cabins: meadows (fireflies in June!), woodlands (many songbirds), flowers, rocky coast, open water: Penobscot Bay, opening into Atlantic Ocean. • Private Beach for easy water access. Yes: it’s more beautiful than any other place. • Avoids the crowds further south & north. Well worth avoiding. • Just a mile north of Maine’s loveliest harbor, Camden — with waterfall, unique shops, Schooner Cruise options, & delicious restaurants. No chain stores. • Directly opposite state park of Camden Hills. Not a hiker? Easy road to climb Mount Battie for knockout views of mid-coast Maine, including Camden Harbor, sea, & islands. • Open mid-May through mid-October! Six months to find perfect peace. We’ve been loving this property as Beloin’s a dozen summers, for a wonderful week every year. Our great joy amidst homey cottages kept by generations of previous owners — Agnes, Fred, Jean — made us fearful new owners may not love the land as longtime guests do, and as the Beloin’s did. No need to worry! Ellen & Casey Reynolds, the new owners, have further enhanced and extended Beloin’s priceless legacy far beyond imagination. While maintaining rustic charm, Drift Oceanside is bright, beautifully-restored, and even better with upgrades. Bonus for great mattresses, soft sheets, toasty quilts, & warm towels — perfection. You will LOVE your stay at Drift. In fact, we love it so much, had to extend our week by several extra days its launch year 2019 — and will book next year’s dates before leaving. Best compliment ever! Lovin’ it.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Drift Oceanside Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Drift Oceanside Inn?
Nearby attractions include Mount Battie (3.5 km), Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre (2.1 km), and Camden Hills State Park (0.7 km).
Is parking available at Drift Oceanside Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Drift Oceanside Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Youngtown Inn and Restaurant, Hartstone Inn, and River Ducks Ice Cream.
Are pets allowed at Drift Oceanside Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Drift Oceanside Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting High Street Historic District (2.2 km).
Does Drift Oceanside Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.