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103 Main St, Machias, ME 04654-1149
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#2 of 3 hotels in Machias
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The Machias River Inn is conveniently located on Route 1 in the center of Machias. There are several restaurants, bars and stores within easy walking distance. We share the parking lot with famed Helen's Restaurant. We are directly across the street from the Sunrise Trail, a multi-use recreational trail. Our rooms are just feet away from the beautiful Machias River where you can view the sunrise from your patio door.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids stay free
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
24-hour check-in
Outdoor dining area
Vending machine
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Nancy B wrote a review Jul. 18
Hamilton, United States3 contributions
We were in a balcony room which overlooks the Machias River. The room was clean and beautiful, the bed was super comfortable, and the people were all so nice. We are glad we chose this Inn and look forward to coming back!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Ryle Mortland, General Manager at Machias River Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Nancy, thank you so much for choosing to stay with us. It was great to speak with you and we appreciate all your feedback! We look forward to having you with us again!
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WMWebb wrote a review Jul. 11
New York City, New York35 contributions16 helpful votes
Machias wasn't on our list of places to stop, but an unfortunate auto incident landed us in Machias 4th of July weekend. With everything basically sold out - the owners of Margarett Inn and Machias River Inn helped us in a bind and made sure we had a roof over our heads. The friendliness stood out the most, but what we were most surprised by was the room itself. The modest exterior didn't prepare us for the newly renovated spacious, immaculate motel room - not to mention a beautiful river view. The tiny touches down to the complimentary coffee holders were appreciated. They've also got a fire pit area to relax and star gaze along the river at night. And lastly... the restaurant adjacent to the Inn is actually noted / ranked as having the #1 Blueberry Pie in all of Maine. We would also be amiss if we didn't call out the amazing Pizza at Pats, the tasty treats at the bluebird ranch down down the street and the AMAZING Fries at the Rivers Edge Drive in. All walking distance given our car was being fixed. The personal family touch is evident and appreciated.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: I believe all rooms have river views....however they are renovating so ask for the newly...
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Response from Ryle Mortland, General Manager at Machias River Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Aric, it was a pleasure to have you two stay with us! We are very lucky to have some great businesses within walking distance of us! We hope you come again!!
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WilliamWillieWilson wrote a review Jul. 8
Nashville, Tennessee906 contributions366 helpful votes
The newly renovated River Inn is easily the best place to stay in the Machias area. The rooms are elegantly appointed, brand new on the interior. The location is quite convenient facing the Machias River, situated on Highway 1 that runs from Canada to Key West, Florida. The best restaurant in town is Helen’s, one of Maine’s best hidden gem eateries, and it’s literally in the parking lot of the hotel! So don’t miss their fried clams, fried scallops, and onion rings! You’re also close to another hidden gem in Jasper Beach, a quiet rocky cove. We weren’t fond of the balcony behind our room that runs the entire length of the hotel and functions as a walkway, rather than being private for each room. But thankfully, it wasn’t an issue as very few people passed by. The owners did the best with the old motel they renovated.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ryle Mortland, General Manager at Machias River Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review William, I am glad you enjoyed staying in one of our newly renovated rooms. They have quickly become a guest favorite on the property, we are happy you decided to stay with us! The back balcony acts as a secondary fire exit for our second floor rooms, we do appreciate your feedback and look forward to having you again in the future!
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Tom B wrote a review Jul. 4
2 contributions
The entire experience from reservation to checkout was outstanding. The staff was very friendly, the room was absolutely spotless, and the setting was spectacularly beautiful. An excellent value, and I will most certainly return.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Ryle Mortland, General Manager at Machias River Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Tom thank you for your review, we are to happy we were able to accommodate you! Come again soon!
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Tom W wrote a review Jul. 3
New Britain, Connecticut258 contributions76 helpful votes
We stayed in the River View Suite. Why not 5 stars? Most important to us is clean, comfortable and quiet. Can’t say our stay was quiet. You can hear every footstep from the room above. Activity was normal so felt it would not be appropriate to complain but we had to turn the TV up louder to drown it out and it effected sleeping. If you just wanted quite to relax or read it could be an issue. The good: • Very large room • View of the river. Two Bald Eagles were perched in the trees across everyday and seals in the river • Clean • Comfortable • Kitchen with pots, pans, dishes, glasses, silverware, cooking utensils • Stove & Refrigerator • Microwave • Keurig with provide K-cups and creamer • Smart TV with plenty of channels and access to Pay TV channels if you have subscriptions • Sink and mirror are separate from the bathroom • Plenty of outlets for chargers • Wi-Fi was good • Front desk associates were kind and helpful • Outside table and 2 chairs The bad: • No freezer section in the refrigerator for ice packs • Ice machine is small and way undersized for the number of guests, two times it was empty in the morning.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Ryle Mortland, General Manager at Machias River Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review Tom, we appreciate any and all feedback from our guests! The room above you is our two bedroom apartment which is one of our next rooms we plan to renovate and one of the issues we are going to address is creating a sound barrier between the rooms so you do not hear every footstep. I am happy you enjoyed your time here and hope to have you back! I would highly recommend one of our newly renovated rooms!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Machias River Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Machias River Inn?
Nearby attractions include Bad Little Falls Park (0.8 km), Burnham Tavern (0.8 km), and The French Cellar (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Machias River Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Machias River Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Machias River Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, free instant coffee, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Machias River Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Machias River Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Helen's, The Blue Bird Ranch Restaurant, and Pat's Pizza Machias.
Is Machias River Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Machias.
Are there any historical sites close to Machias River Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort O'Brien State Historic Site (5.5 km).
Does Machias River Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Machias River Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.