While researching hotels for a trip up the coast of Maine, we found the Belfast Bay Inn and thought we'd love to stay there but it was too expensive. A few weeks later I happened to see a special rate listed on Bed and Breakfast.com. When I called I was told the rate was not supposed to be offered any longer but Ed and Judy very graciously agreed to honor the rate for certain suites. Upon arrival we found the inn to be everything we hoped for and so much more. From the outside it is somewhat ordinary yet still charming. Once inside the beautiful lobby we knew we were in for a wonderful experience. Judy greeted us and both she and Ed made us feel so welcome. The building is beautifully restored with much of the original brickwork preserved and Ed and Judy both took time to talk with us about its history. Our suite (203) was just gorgeous. It was so roomy and is actually like renting a condo. Everything was very upscale and luxurious yet it still felt very comfortable and homey. We loved the fact that it had a washer and dryer. It was so nice to do laundry while relaxing and watching TV in the evening rather than having to take time from sightseeing to go to a laundromat. The full size kitchen was a nice touch and even though the stove is disconnected, who wants to cook while on vacation?! We walked to Darby's Pub and had a very good meal and then walked to the harbor and admired the beautiful view. Our suite had a balcony which overlooked the alley, not very scenic but there were also glimpses of the harbor and across the alley was a co-op which was fun to browse through. We had a great night's sleep as the mattress was fabulous. In the morning Ed and Judy brought breakfast right to our suite and it was incredible. Absolutely delicious and so beautifully presented. (see photo) Ed even said he ran over to the co-op that morning to get real maple syrup for us which was so thoughtful of him and made us feel very special. There are some nice shops in Belfast that we enjoyed perusing and we were very sorry to have to leave such a nice place. If we're ever in that area again we will definitely stay here. The Belfast Bay Inn is wonderful for anyone looking for an extra special place and although it's pricey, it's well worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover an award winning AAA Four Diamond boutique hotel located in the heart of Belfast, Maine, surrounded by quaint shops, galleries, restaurants and just steps to the waterfront. Each of the suites and rooms offer refined and sophisticated furnishings, luxurious amenities, A/C, private spacious bathrooms, and breakfast delivered to your suite. Come experience our gracious Maine hospitality. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Belfast Bay Hotel Belfast
- Belfast Bay Inn Maine