Why this place is not ranked number one of the Bath B & Bs is a bit hard to figure out. Sort of causes me to wonder about the rankings. If clean, quality accommodations coupled with an excellent host and an above average B & B breakfast is what you’re looking for this is your best bet.
We arrived in Bath without a place to stay. Stopped in a local tavern (The Kennebec) for a few beers and some food and asked the bar tender and a few local patrons in the bar for a recommendation. They pretty much all recommended The Inn at Bath and a few went a bit further to provide details on other B & Bs in the area that pretty much sealed the deal on this place. So we showed-up on a Friday afternoon about 5pm without a reservation. Elizabeth, the Inn keeper, was immediately accommodating and within minutes we were in the room…The Fo'c'sle (pronounced folk-sul, I think)…. a great room on the garden level. A nice sized room, comfortable queen bed, good linens, a fireplace stocked with wood and set for a fire…just light a match basically. The room also has an in-room Jacuzzi tub perfect for a soak. There is a separate bathroom with a good shower, sink, toilet and even a bidet if that’s your thing. There is a TV and collection of DVDs available if you want to relax in the room and watch a movie. This room also has a separate entrance if you want to come and go as you please.
The rest of the inn has a good bit of common area with plenty of sofas and chairs if you want to relax but not be confined to your room. There is also a good selection of books on hand if you need something to entertain yourself. The location is also really good. You can walk to the center of town in 5 mins and she has plenty of parking so you can park your car and walk.
When you check-in Elizabeth asks you about breakfast requirements and timing. Breakfast was great and she made eggs to order for us. There was plenty of food, good coffee and juice. Definitely, not the traditional continental breakfast offered at many B & Bs.
If you’re in Bath this is the place you want to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at Bath is a mid-1800's Greek Revival home with lovely rooms full of color and light and located within Bath's Historic District. Short walk to Front Street for shopping and great dining, one block from the Kennebec River, and only 20 minute drive to the best beaches in Maine: Popham and Reid State Parks. All rooms have private baths, 4 have wood-burning fireplaces, 2 also have whirlpool tubs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Bath Maine