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“Satisfaction!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brown's Wharf Inn
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Boothbay Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Hancock, Maine
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39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Satisfaction!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Rm 319. Quiet Side of the harbor, room with great view, balcony, CLEAN, friendly service and family owned. I feel like I went back in time when the customer meant something other than being just a dollar bill. It is evident the owners take great pride in their hotel. WELL MAINTAINED and beautiful. The balcony a are not privet but good place to socialize with the neighbor. Rooms are old school but in perfect condition. Yes perfect condition. The only upgrade I recommend is a newer mattress but the one we had was comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

We stay here every year. Location couldn't be better! Waterfront, away from the busy downtown, but within walking distance. Staff was friendly and dinner and breakfast at the restaurant wonderful. Sitting on the dock is one of my favorite places to be.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Hudson, New Hampshire
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330 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Go to Brown's for the view - it's spectacular and overlooks Boothbay Harbor. As long as you don't mind sharing the long balcony, you'll be glad you opted for this place. The only divider on the balcony, between rooms, is a single 2x4 so you don't have any privacy sitting out there - at all!

The room itself is OK - an average, older, motel room with lots of storage and room to move. My pet peeve is when there's only one comfy chair and a desk chair. Brown's had two comfy chairs and a table, plus a desk and chair. YEA! Fairly quiet A/C.

We opted for the third floor, facing the harbor - an extra charge for being on that side of the building, but worth it.

The bathroom is small with the shower/tub and toilet together in a tiny stall. The tiny sink is outside the bath. No storage for toiletries, etc.

The bed was comfy and the cleaning staff very friendly. They did a great job the four days we were there.

Brown's also offers breakfast and dinner. Breakfast is separate from the price of the room and for two cost us about $30. Go elsewhere. There are lots of good restaurants in the Harbor. At Brown's I had the most tasteless blueberry muffin ever. Definitely not worth the cost.

We did have a very good dinner the first night with melt-in-your-mouth scallops. Yum! But we opted to eat at other restaurants the rest of the time. Nice view from the restaurant, though.

So, all in all, given the expansive view from our room, especially during Windjammer Days, it was a good place to stay, just not fancy or modern.

Room Tip: Stay on the third floor so you don't have anyone walking around over your head. A room facing t...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Albany, New York
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

The harbor views from the room were awesome with great decks and chairs to sit and watch the action. Though the rooms were nothing special, it met all the needs we had...for sleeping. They were clean and served their purpose. The restaurant was great for breakfast (not included when we were there) and dinner was nice too.

The weather was wonderful while we were there and that certainly makes a difference. The only things I missed (and this wasn't the hotel's fault) was the ocean waves and a beach. It would also be nice to have a pool, but the property is ON the water, so there likely isn't room for it. I would recommend this hotel to others.

Beware of your upstairs neighbors--you can hear every footstep and creak

Room Tip: harbor view side; any floor
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Detroit, Maine
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

While the views of the harbor were nice, the hotel is sadly outdated for the price. Sleeping was not and option because of smoked privacy windows right next the entrance door. During the night the lights left on for security reasons left the room lit up so much it was impossible to sleep. This is for sure a tourist trap hotel and the out of state tourists can have it.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Eric Y
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Port Hawkesbury, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

We had a lovely stay in one of the Inn's apartments. It was beautifully remodelled with a gorgeous view of the harbor. The complimentary breakfast was delicious and the staff were so friendly and helpful. We can't wait to come back to beautiful Boothbay and stay at Brown's Wharf Inn. Thanks for a great visit, Ron and Joanne

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Scranton
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100 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

We stayed at Brown's Wharf last weekend and already want to return. Every room has such a great view! They provide chairs and a nice size deck! It was very easy to move around the property and breakfast comes with the room. The restaurant was not open yet for this season, however the town is stocked with great places...all with a view. Any room would be a great choice and they are clean and quaint. We plan on staying longer next time!

Room Tip: Any room has a great view!!! Amazing location!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Brown's Wharf Inn
Address: 121 Atlantic Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-2221
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Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Boothbay Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Boothbay Harbor
#3 Family Hotel in Boothbay Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Brown's Wharf Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AAA 3 diamond Inn with rooms and restaurant located directly over the ocean on beautiful Boothbay Harbor. All rooms have balconies and a commanding view of the harbor, the ocean and boating activities. Cable TV, telephone, refrigerators, ironers, Wi-Fi, use of computer, park and lock parking. Restaurant has been owned and operated by the Brown Family for the past 64 years, offering a full menu but specializing in local fresh seafood. Inside-outside dining with beautiful sunsets. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Brown`s Wharf Hotel Boothbay Harbor
Browns Wharf Hotel
Browns Wharf Motel
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Brown's Wharf Inn Boothbay Harbor, Maine

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