My husband and I stayed at the Inn, which is essentially a motel, for 3 nights. It is on the main drag through Alma, directly on the street. Our stay included a Saturday night, and it was noisy until fairly late.
We reserved "a Queen bed, separate sitting room, ocean view with veranda access", which is a direct quote from what I was offered via email. I misinterpreted the "veranda access" to mean that we would have access to a veranda, not private, on which which we could sit and relax. It actually means that access to your room is from the outside. You climb stairs to a covered walkway (the veranda) to open the door to your room. There are seats out there facing the street and parking, but it wasn't what I expected. I am including this information just so no one else will misinterpret as I did.
The suites are arranged in a shotgun fashion, meaning you enter the sitting room, go through a door at the end and enter the bedroom, which also includes a small table. The bathroom is off the small space in between. There is a closet in the sitting room. This arrangement maximizes the ability to provide ocean views and was probably a good business decision for the inn. The sitting room thus has a window on the "veranda", over the parking and street. I don't think anyone would really want to spend any time there unless that just have to watch television. It does allow you to keep your luggage out of the bedroom if you like.
The ocean view is from the bedroom. Unfortunately, especially when sitting at the table, the large horizontal board across the window was at eye level for both of us. We had to slouch or stretch to get a good view. This is just a nit. We also note that our view - from Suite 4 - was over the back parking lot, which detracts for me. However, it was still fun to watch the tides in the Bay of Fundy.
Strangely enough, when we checked in, someone else's shorts were in the chest of drawers, a few wash cloths (clean? dirty?) were in the closet, and a paper bag that we chose not to open was also in the closet. It raised questions about the thoroughness of the housekeeping, even though everything else appeared clean.
There is no air conditioning, so you have to keep the windows in the bedroom and living room open for air flow when it is warm in the summer. The inn has a restaurant on the ground floor. The kitchen windows were below our bedroom window, and boisterous clean-up noise went until 10:30pm and after every night. This definitely affects suites 3, 4 and 5 but may be less of an issue elsewhere. This is informational for those who go to bed early. As previously mentioned, street noise is also a problem until late on the weekends. People were gunning motors, pealing out, shouting, etc. If you need a quiet room on a weekend, you probably should look elsewhere.
Now for the big problem:
The town was under a boil order for their water. According to a hotel staff member, they had been under a boil order for a month because of some water system work in Alma. Even though I had booked and corresponded other times with the manager by email during that month, this fact was never mentioned. Although he was under no legal compulsion to tell me, it seems unethical. I would have chosen to stay in a different town. Of course, that is probably why he didn't tell me.
When we checked in, we were told about the boil order. We were told that complimentary bottled water was being provided for brushing teeth, etc. When we reached our room, we found 2 bottles totaling a liter. We brush our teeth twice a day. I have a night-time bite guard that must be cleaned. We both take medication. This takes a fair amount of water. It would also be nice to have enough to drink a little and use the coffee maker (which doesn't bring water to the boiling point). This was a little chintzy.
The second day, housekeeping left only 1 bottle of water totaling 1/2 a liter. This is probably because we threw one of the bottles away outside of the room. I went to ask for more water and was given one more bottle. The staff member, whom I believe to be the manager, told me if I wanted water to drink, I needed to go buy some.
I am accustomed to drinking as much motel tap water as I wish in countries like Canada and thought the Parkland should have provided at least some substitute, but I did not say anything. I think I was too amazed.
All in all, we did not enjoy our stay. The water situation and the inn's cheap response was very unpleasant. This is an anomalous situation but speaks to the general management attitude. The other issues were irritating but not nearly as annoying.
Avoid Suites 3, 4 and 5 because of potential kitchen clean-up noise if you retire early.
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