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Reviewed July 22, 2017

Recent renovations to this historic building made it a nice place to spend time.
There's a great wrap around porch where you can hang out with the other guests at the end of the day or go to the Great Room if you want an indoor location to relax, watch TV, or use the computer. When it's time to get some sleep our room was comfortable, clean and well done. And even though bathroom access was from the hall you can lock the door and not have to share it. The "help yourself" breakfast was a good way to start a new day with cereal, fruit, muffins, toast, and most important, plenty of coffee. My wife and I agree that stopping at the Sterling Inn was a good choice even though we didn't have a reservation there. They even offered us a better room, at a better price, when someone who had already reserved it canceled at the last minute. Service doesn't get much better than that!

Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank pa76ka
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Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

We needed an overnight stop travelling north to Canada. Choice is limited in this area but we cannot find any reason to recommend this hotel.

The website does say bathrooms are shared but we tried to secure a room with private bath. They don't exist, you have to carry everything you need and hunt for a free one. The host explained this was not a problem as they have six bathrooms and it was just what they did in Europe (maybe in the 70s). In addition you may also find other people's discarded wet towels and toiletries in these small rooms.

Overall the hotel is very tired and dated, rooms are small. The bedroom walls are very thin allowing you to hear other residents snoring, upstairs lounge tv sound and the heating boiler very clearly.

We didn't eat breakfast, the fruit on offer was also very tired, we just decided enough was enough and headed north.

If you need to stop over on route there is more choice of lodgings in Jacksonville or better still cross the border into Canada (very easy) where everything changes.

Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Koolin
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erica493, Owner at The Sterling Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2017

I wish this guest had spoken to us before leaving this review, which I don't feel accurately describes our 200 year-old inn. As the guest wrote, everything was described to them when they made their reservation. If they had not liked it upon arrival, we would gladly have permitted them to move on without registering. Other reviews present a more realistic depiction of the typical guests' reactions.

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Reviewed June 13, 2017

This would be a good place for hikers wanting the least expensive room in the area with breakfast. The room was clean, but the beds very hard! Our room was a bit warm, but we could not open the windows overnight due to the traffic noise. If you stay at the Sterling Inn, be sure to ask for a room on the backside of the hotel if noise bothers you. We were there when it was not busy, so there was no problem using the shared bathroom down the hall, but the bathrooms on that wing were very small with poor lighting. There were much nicer and brighter bathrooms with tubs on a different hall - look for them if a cheery bathroom matters to you. While the rooms were very clean, the small bathrooms needed some nitty gritty cleaning. The common area was extremely cheerfull, with comfortable seating, and a nice view. While there, one is certain to strike up a conversation with other guests or the very friendly and chatty owner. The breakfast was perfect for our needs: hardboiled eggs, yogurt, fruit, cereals, and a variety of breads and teas, plus good coffee.

Room tip: If noise bothers you, ask for a room at the back of the hotel that does not have traffic noise from the road.
Date of stay: June 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Penny K
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Reviewed May 16, 2017

We stayed three nights at the Inn while in Caratunk for a wedding across the street. We enjoyed talking with the owner, Eric, who had plenty of stories and history lessons about the Inn and the area. The B&B was simple, but was not missing anything. The "shared" bathrooms are all very clean with clean towels daily. There are six separate bathrooms, each with a sink, toilet, and shower. Our only issue was the bathroom was how small the showers are, which could be problematic for larger individuals. Breakfast had a nice spread of bagels and breads, cereals, yogurt and fruit, as well as juices, milk and great coffee. I would definitely use the Sterling Inn if ever in Caratunk again, and highly suggest it to anyone.

Date of stay: May 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Collin K
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Reviewed February 2, 2017

We reserved a room through booking.com for a stop on our way to Canada and when we arrived the owner didn't know we had a reservation. He did eventually find it (and no one else was booked that night - the place was empty) so we did get our room. Like many older B&Bs there are quirks, like the fact that the thermostat controlling the heat in our room was in an adjacent room - not convenient if there is someone in that room - but since there wasn't we were able to adjust the temp as needed. There are no private baths, but plenty of shared baths so even if the place was full there probably wouldn't have been a long wait. The baths all had white scatter rugs which were soiled from normal use, so I wasn't enthusiastic about walking barefooted on them. And the actual bathmats in front of the showers had seen better days. The towels were clean, as were sinks and toilets. The rooms were clean, freshly painted and had nice beds, firm mattresses and good furniture. Eric, the owner, was very friendly and answered all of our questions about the building and updates he was making. Breakfast was very basic - breads and bagels to toast, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, cereal, muffins, coffee and juice. Most B&Bs offer something more substantial and for the price we paid we did expect a bit more. I wouldn't seek the place out but for a brief, overnight stay it was acceptable.

Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank DeborahDishes
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