First of all, we stayed here due to a family gathering in the area and had little choice in where we would stay. This explains why I agreed to stay at a lodging that has no handicapped rooms. This place is really rough on access! It is an old motel that has had a series of updates done, but none of them were to make it accessible, unfortunately. There are big steps from parking lot to sidewalks everywhere! The owner did bring a chunk of wood cut into a sort of very short ramp to the area in front of our door to help me get in with my scooter. There was a sliding door with a pretty good lip on it that also made ingress and egress tough.
The room itself had the advantage of being very large so getting around was easy, but the bathroom was a joke for handicapped--except it is not a joke to be forced to stay in a place for two days where you cannot adequately shower. The toilet and tub/shower combo were in a separate, very small room. The tub was too small to have put a shower seat in it and there was no hand held sprayer. I sat on the edge of the tub and tried to bathe as best I could--I was literally in tears by the time I was through the first day. Figured out how to do a bit better second day. The sink area is too narrow to get the scooter in or any type of seat as well.
The room we had had a king bed and a queen--the king had a distinct sag toward the middle--queen size bed was much the better. IN the night, the ceiling leaked (probably from an air conditioner above) onto my husband's pillow. We ended up in the queen bed for the visit--but again, it was more comfortable. The pillows were really hard--there were several to choose from, but none seemed to work out.
Having said all of that, I do want to say that the owners and staff here are great--very nice, and helpful. They tried to fix anything we complained about.
Also, the restaurant here is really, really excellent. Breakfast is not included but the food in the restaurant is so worth the bargain prices they charge. Guests at the motel get free coffee and tea, so for less than $10 you can get a huge breakfast that includes eggs, meat, pancakes, home fries--the works. I had the special of eggs benedict our second morning and they were excellent. We also ate lunch there one day and I had one of the best fish sandwiches I had in Maine. So the Crosstone Restaurant is a real winner!
The Mollyocket has seen better days--it is really too bad, too, as I think there is a lot of potential there. The room we were in was easily big enough to give up space to make a handicapped accessible bathroom--that room was huge. Add a couple of ramps here and there and they could have had an ADA compliant facility. Upgrade the beds--the rooms had a certain country charm to them already and they were definitely clean!! The people here were so nice I wish I could give this a higher rating. But I just cannot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a 20 unit motel in the heart of the Western Mountains of Maine. We are located in the county on Rt # 26 in Woodstock. We have a beautiful indoor heated pool, hot tub, and sauna. We have kitchenettes, family rooms, and friendly hospitality. We have a restaurant and conference center on site. We would love to have you come and stay with us! Tim & Fran ... more less