My husband and I traveled around New England for 11 days. We were in Bangor for the Tommyknockers tour, and decided to stay for a night. We had read the TripAdvisor reviews for the Charles Inn and were not expecting to be blown away, but were hoping that the hotel would be "aged" in a good way. We had very low expectations, and the lobby seemed nice enough. I did not find the woman who checked us in overly friendly, or even helpful. When we got to our room, disappointment set in. The TV was very old, and only got 5 channels. The bathroom was dingy and the fan (connected to the light) was incredibly loud. The room was in dire need of a new paint job, and just felt dingy & dirty. The bed was horrible. We kept rolling to the middle of the bed, and we were only given one threadbare cased thin pillow each. I had to sleep with a blanket under the pillow to ensure I wouldn't wake up a with a sore neck. It is apparent that even though the owners display expensive art in their lobby, guest comfort is not a concern. Then again, if a painting for $3500 was sold, I guess they could paint a room and get some new pillows. I felt gross, stiff and groggy the next morning. the continental breakfast wasn't great either. The bagels were dry and they didn't have any water (sounds like a strange complaint- but it's a challenge to stay hydrated when you're on the road for an extended period of time). The Irish pub across the street was fun. We had a good time talking to the bartender and some of the regulars, but all in all, we should have done the tour and headed to our next destination skipping a night in Bangor all together.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Charles Hotel Bangor
- Charles Hotel Bangor
- The Charles Inn Bangor, Maine