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Chapman Inn
Ranked #8 of 16 Bethel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 October 2012

I would like to recommend the Chapmann Inn B2B.

Located in a beautiful part of Bethel, the house itself has a history and a story behind it along with the surrounded neighborhood.


For a very affordable price you get a good room and the most generous breakfast you can think of.

For an extra 6$ I also got laundry service.

The couple who run this place create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

A definite recommendation in case you in Bethel area.

Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

Nice place for a stop over. I have to mention the breakfast first, as it was first class. Amazing omelet, great food. Other people raved about the french toast which looked amazing. Room was nice, clean and comfortable. A bit of street noise, but we did go the weekend of their Jeep rally. The owner I think is a part time comic, jokester - kept us entertained for sure.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

This place was the least expensive inn we stayed in on our trip to New England. It was also the most basic. The room we had was clean and comfortable, but in a state of mild disrepair, with some peeling wallpaper, and enough slats missing in the window blind (there was no curtain) that we felt the need to dress and undress in the corners of the room for fear of scandalising the passing Bethel residents. The soundproofing isn't great; we were woken at 6am by the sounds of the next-door guest on his toilet. The website calls the inn 'delightfully quaint', which I would suggest could more realistically read 'old and a bit rickety'.

The website also claims that the inn offers a 'world famous full gourmet breakfast', which in this country would earn the inn a stern visit from Trading Standards. The breakfast was what I would expect from a fry cook in a roadside diner, no better.

The biggest drawback of this establishment, in my personal opinion, is the innkeeper. While Sandra is friendly and attentive, Fred is constantly putting on a show, in which he is the star and all his guests are supposed to play the adoring audience. Sandra told us 'Just ignore everything Fred says', and I'm sure his heart is in the right place - but at the end of the day, if his relentless boasting and wisecracking actually makes some of his guests feel uncomfortable (and it does), is he really in the right job? Running an inn means thinking about how best to look after your guests, not trying to convince them how wonderful you are. Perhaps Fred should stay safely out of sight in the kitchen, and let Sandra front up the establishment...

However, given that the inn represents a relatively cheap place to stay, it gets three stars, despite all the drawbacks listed above. It's clean and basic accommodation, conveniently located for Bethel's shops and restaurants. Just don't believe all the hoopla on the website. And don't listen to Fred.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Mark R
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frytlon, Owner at Chapman Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2012

While we do value all comments, good or bad, I really don't quite know how to respond to this person. We are a typical New England Inn, and try to offer our guests a clean comfortable room, good surroundings, a good sound breakfast to start their day, a little conviviality, and all at a very reasonable rate. While we take running our inn very seriously, we try not to take ourselves too seriously, and hope that our guests appreciate that(and from most of the reviews, I believe that they do). Apparently this person did not, and seemed to have taken personal exception to me especially. I do apologize if anything I said offended this person. But if one is looking for posh accommodations, Butler service, and High Tea at our rates, we are just not the inn for that person.

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Reviewed 28 September 2012

The inn itself is very beautiful and welcoming. It's decorated very nicely and is clearly kept very clean. It's a warm and cozy place to relax on a rainy fall day (or any day!). I suppose it's everything you'd want when coming to visit New England.The innkeepers are friendly and will wow you with their intriguing stories. Even on a low budget they were able to provide us with wonderful sleeping quarters. There's a good sense of both privacy and company of others. Over all it provided a couple of wonderful evening and we'll be sure to visit again when we're in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

The innkeepers are charming and helpful. We had a two room suite with 3 beds and had excellent space. Nice TV in the bedroom. Would have preferred it in the living room. Free wifi was a bonus! The room is a bit run down with some peeling wall paper and nicks in the woodwork but it was clean. Plenty of hot water but the towels were at bit thin. The common living room was delightful with nice leather chairs, gas fireplace and a TV. Convenient walk to restaurants.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

The Inn was very rustic and had a very old-timey feel, which I did enjoy, and did expect considering it's a B&B and not a Ritz-Carlton. The only slight complaint I would have is purely aesthetic: in our room, the paint was peeling in some places, and the bathroom floor had some stains. But the towels were clean, the water was hot (even though it did take a few minutes), and the complementary breakfast was to die for. The innkeeper regaled us with stories of his backpacking expeditions through Kenya, China, South America- basically the whole world- over breakfast that consisted of freshly-made blueberry muffins, homemade bread, toasted with jam and butter, coffee, tea, orange juice, fruit...you name it, it was there! The adorable wolf-like dog the owners had was very friendly and visited everyone at breakfast, just for a quick sniff and the hopes of a dropped crumb or two. We would probably go back again were we ever in the area. Great for the price, if a bit aesthetically displeasing.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

We couldn't have felt more welcomed! Very helpful, friendly, & accommodating host. Nice, big old inn just across from the common in a charming town. Delicious made-to-order breakfast. And that porch! Just right for relaxing in the evening.
I admit, I chose this inn because it is supposed to be haunted (see website). Really, ask the owners. They will happily tell you about the friendly little ghost "Abbie" who some people claim to have experienced. We didn't meet any ghosts during our stay. My husband was just happy to see the flatscreen TV in the room. It was the first one he had seen in a nearly week of B&B visits!

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Chapman Inn

Address: 2 Church St, Bethel, ME 04217-3806
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Region: United States > Maine > Bethel
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Bethel
Price Range: C$131 - C$230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chapman Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A delightfully charming inn with unbeatable location, in the heart of the Historic District overlooking the town commons. The inn offers great rooms, a world famous full breakfast, and warm genuine hospitality, all at sane rates. ... more   less 
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