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The Daniel
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Brunswick
Certificate of Excellence
Fairfax, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is a wonderful inn. The small property was located within walking distance from the main street filled with shops and restaurants. A perfect location.

The rooms were very nicely furnished in a traditional style. Very quiet! A continental breakfast was provided in the morning, including delicious quiche. The service staff was very friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had what we wanted, even offering whipped cream for my daughter's hot chocolate which required her to go back down to the kitchen to get it.

All the staff was very friendly and helpful in advising us about the area. The restaurant that had been closed, had their "soft opening" while we were there. Great food and cocktails.

I only wish we had more time in Maine to enjoy the area and the hotel. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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hospitalitymanager, Guest Relations Manager at The Daniel, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear runfor4,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Your feedback is valued, and we’re grateful for the kind recognition you placed on our breakfast and staff. Our team is committed to providing memorable service, and we're glad it showed. We also love hearing that you enjoyed our food and cocktails on our opening weekend! We hope you’ll be able to visit us again and enjoy all that Brunswick has to offer.
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

I found this Inn through my 'choices' hotel line. However, the Inn has been purchased and is apparently under new management. But, I'm not disclaiming the original owners anything at all because this Inn is already beautiful, comfortable and in a great location. I was looking for a place to stay that is close to Bowdoin College and walking distance to Maine street and restaurants. Not only that but I felt the luxury of a truly exceptional Inn. The room was a Queen on a corner facing the river. I didn't get to go to the sauna, but would have loved the relaxation. I did take in the continental breakfast in the dining room with my daughter. Pastries, yogurt, quiche, fruit, good coffee and a warm huge fireplace was pleasant - and the service from the kitchen stopped by to chat. I found the desk personnel in the evening and during the day to be interested in meeting all my needs from naming a good florist to welcoming me to stay after check out in the dining room to wait an hour before my flight time.

Room Tip: My corner room with the Queen bed faced the river.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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hospitalitymanager, Front Office Manager at The Daniel, responded to this review, 19 December 2013
Dear Swissatheart,

We couldn’t be happier reading that you had a wonderful experience here. Thank you so much for your five star review! It’s the greatest compliment hearing that you “felt the luxury of a truly exceptional Inn” and that our staff met your needs. That is always our goal.

We appreciate your staying with us and we hope to see you back at the Captain Daniel Stone Inn soon.
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Prospect, Connecticut
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Let me start by saying I have never been to Maine before, so I was not sure of what to expect.

Originally, the whole concept of going to Maine began with a belated wedding anniversary present for my wife. Ultimately, I was looking for a trip that was within the New England region (less than a tank of gas away) and for a place to stay where we could bring our "four-legged son" Kirby. For every other vacation we have needed to board our beloved furry family member, and we have always wanted to take a trip where we could bring the "entire" family. These criteria eliminated quite a few hotels. Luckily, we discovered the Captain Daniel Stone Inn in Brunswick, ME.

Apparently the hotel has come under new management, but based upon recent reviews (thanks Trip Advisor!) the new owners have only seemed to improve upon the already fantastic reputation it has maintained for several years. I called a few weeks out and reserved a room with a King size bed with a location request for the front side of the building (based upon a suggestion from a previous traveler; thanks again Trip Advisor!), and received a prompt email confirmation which was nice.

On the day of the trip we got a late start, which caused us to have a fairly late ETA ~ 9 p.m. We called ahead and were pleased to find out that depending upon our time of arrival, we would be able to either have our order waiting for us at the restaurant on site (10 Water St.), or available as "take out" which would be waiting for us in our room. I used to travel quite a bit (approximately 6 months out of the year) for work, and I have found that "boutique hotels" are usually a mixed bag. However, I must say that the level of customer service before we even reached the hotel far exceeded many of my experiences at some of the higher end "chain hotels" where I am usually treated pretty well because of my "platinum status". It seemed like every guest at this hotel is treated like they have "status" no matter how much money they spend at hotels on an annual basis.

Upon our arrival, we were guided into the hotel restaurant as the front desk staff volunteered to watch Kirby for us while we ate. Apparently the new owners had only recently taken over operations within the past month or so, and becoming "pet friendly" was one of their new policies. We quickly found out that Kirby was the first official "pet guest", and it was evident that everyone was super excited to have him there. My wife and I were very happy to find out that there were a bunch of animal lovers on staff, and we immediately felt that this was a warm and welcoming environment for our furry boy. It almost seems needless to say that dinner was delicious, and the service was on par with the rest of the amazing hospitality we had received thus far.

The next morning we woke up, grabbed a quick bite at the complimentary continental breakfast, went to the front desk and we were directed to a fantastic dog park that was a 5-10 minute walk down Water St. along the river. The park was a really nice "off-leash" fenced property with plenty of space for Kirby to run around. In addition, the facility also provided bags and trash cans so we could clean up after our guy if necessary. It was Saturday morning and it seemed like we arrived at "doggy happy hour" because there were plenty of new friends for Kirby to play with. We also noticed a paved running/biking trail that continued down along the river which appeared to go on for a few miles.

Afterward, we went back to the hotel and the front desk staff offered a few suggestions on places to go in the area, one being the LL Bean flagship store in Freeport which was a short drive away. We were also offered a few dining suggestions for the evening as well.

The next morning my wife and I decided to try the new brunch menu in the hotel restaurant and we were happy we did. We enjoyed another fantastic meal before packing up and heading home. Sufficed to say, the whole family had a great time, and we are already thinking about another trip back to Maine and plan to stay here again.

Room Tip: We followed other traveler's advice and opted for a room on the front side of the hotel. Nice vi...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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hospitalitymanager, Front Office Manager at The Daniel, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Dear Jeff S.,

Thank you for finding us on Tripadvisor and taking the time to share your comments. We were thrilled to read that we provided you with a first rate experience. We also love to hear that our staff made such an impression on your stay. They help make the Inn and No. 10 Water the special place it is.

Your compliments on the “fantastic meals” you had in our restaurant are greatly appreciated and we’re glad you were able to enjoy our new weekend brunch. Our Executive Chef will be happy to read your wonderful review.

You were right when you said we were excited to welcome Kirby! It was a pleasure having him as our first “furry guest”. The new dog park has been a great addition to Water Street and we hope Kirby will be back to enjoy it again soon.

Thank you again for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to your next visit to Brunswick!
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We stayed 4 nights at the Captain Daniel Stone Inn. It is a lovely hotel with lots of history and atmosphere but has all the modern conveniences. Our suite was spacious and well appointed. The bed was extremely comfortable. Staff were all friendly and helpful.There is plenty of parking and the hotel is only a few minutes walk to Maine St. We explored Brunswick and also found it a good base to tour around Maine as the Harpswell area, Bath and Boothbay are within easy driving reach. The hotel restaurant No 10 Water has delicious food and the bar is great as well. A very pleasant place to say in Brunswick.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sue S
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hospitalitymanager, Guest Relations Manager at The Daniel, responded to this review, 5 November 2013
Dear Sue S,

Thank you for your wonderful review from your recent stay! We really appreciate your comments and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Inn and the restaurant. Our staff endeavors to ensure that each and every guest has as comfortable of a stay as you did. Brunswick really is a great spot to explore the area and we’re glad to have been a part of you Midcoast experience.

Thank you again and we look forward to having you as our guest again on your next trip to Brunswick.

Sincerely,

Mandi Cote
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Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

I stayed at this Inn during my recent visit to parent's weekend at Bowdoin College. While it is a bit of a further walk to the campus, it is still in walking distance, and near downtown. The staff is friendly. The building is very quaint in a New England sort of way, and very nicely remodeled. The bedding, towels, robes, etc, were very high quality, and the 4 gourmet chocolates on the pillow a nice touch. I did not dine at the restaurant this trip, but there it is very cozy, and seems to keep a fire going in the fireplace.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Carol M
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hospitalitymanager, Front Office Manager at The Daniel, responded to this review, 4 December 2013
Dear Carol M,

We really appreciate your choosing to stay with us during your trip to Brunswick for Parent’s Weekend. The Inn was thoughtfully renovated to be just what you described and we’re glad you felt it was quaint. We also know how important the small luxuries are away from home and we’re happy to hear you enjoyed the in-room amenities.

The cozy spot next to the fire in our restaurant is a guest favorite and we hope you’ll get the chance to enjoy it on your next visit!
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Boston, MA
Level 4 Contributor
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

We had a lovely stay at the Captain Daniel Stone Inn. The rooms were cozy and the bed extremely comfortable. The staff at the front desk was friendly and helpful. The location is walking distance to the restaurants and bars on Maine Street (check out the Broadway Deli for a fab breakfast). My one comment was that the restaurant closed pretty early - 8:30 p.m. Granted we stayed on a Sunday night, but after coming back after dinner had to go out again to watch the Sox game and have a beer. Nonetheless, it is a great hotel and one I would certainly recommend if you were traveling in Brunswick.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Suzanne W
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hospitalitymanager, Front Office Manager at The Daniel, responded to this review, 4 December 2013
Dear Suzanne W,

Thank you for such a wonderful review! We’re not only glad to hear you found our rooms comfortable but that our staff was friendly and accommodating. We’ll be sure to pass along your kind compliments to them. Brunswick really is a great town and we’re glad our location was convenient for you to explore Maine Street.

We appreciate your feedback on the restaurant hours. We came under new ownership recently, and will be extending the restaurant hours in the near future!

We hope to have the pleasure of accommodating you on a return visit.
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Rockland, Maine
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Stayed for one night, December 2012, I was 9 months pregnant and the staff were all very accomidating. Beautiful hotel, grounds, restaurant, etc. Room was corner wth queen, very comfortable bed, even for a pregnant woman, beautiful bathroom with clawfoot tub. We stayed with a groupon deal, no problems at all with it, ate at the onsite restaurant for dinner, atmosphere was great, food was even better. Brunswick is a great town too!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank michelle l
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hospitalitymanager, Front Office Manager at The Daniel, responded to this review, 4 December 2013
Dear Michelle l,

Thank you for your positive comments and sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. The corner room with the claw foot tub is one of our favorites! We’re so pleased that it was what you needed. The finest compliment we can receive is that our staff was helpful and you enjoyed both the Inn and restaurant, No. 10 Water. We hope you’ll be back for another stay with us in Brunswick!
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Property: The Daniel
Address: 10 Water St, Brunswick, ME 04011-1518 (Formerly Captain Daniel Stone Inn)
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Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Brunswick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Brunswick
#1 Family Hotel in Brunswick
#4 Business Hotel in Brunswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Daniel 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located steps from Maine Street and the stunning Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick, Maine, The Daniel is a historic building that was erected in 1819. Formerly known as The Captain Daniel Stone Inn, the hotel has been renovated and reimagined as Maine's newest curated lifestyle luxury hotel. Our guests are always treated to a stylish, luxurious home away from home. The hotel's Coast Bar + Bistro provides great food, drink and entertainment in a relaxed but engaging atmosphere. Come join us on your next trip to Maine! Happy hour offered every day and live music on Thursday and Fridays. Brunswick is a historic town located in mid-coast Maine just 10 minutes from Freeport and 25 minutes from Portland and the Jetport. ... more   less 
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