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“Merriest Christmas in Camden!!”
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Lord Camden Inn
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Camden
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“Merriest Christmas in Camden!!”
Reviewed 30 December 2011

I read a couple of reviews that were not so great and must say I was surprised.....I am a traveler who always finds something to complain about...but there are no complaints here!!!What can I say about the Lord Camden Inn!? I have stayed at the Lord Camden before and it was great...Savina helped with my reservation and was very PATIENT while I made up my mind, Scott greeted me when I arrived and made sure I had everything I needed and was always available throughout my stay. My room was gorgeous, VERY clean and just PERFECT for my needs. I traveled with my two small dogs and they were treated just as nicely as I was. The housekeeping staff are so friendly and willing to help with whatever I needed. Everyone I encountered at the Lord Camden Inn seemed genuinly happy to be there! It's perfectly located, central and feels like home. The buffet breakfast is great, lots of choices and the biscuits are real homemade buttermilk biscuits!!
Love the Kuerig coffee maker in the room, the tray of freshly made cookies downstairs in the lobby, the balcony in my room !!! That view of the harbor!!!....what can I say....
I can't say enough about the Lord Camden Inn. Like I said, I have stayed here before on a quick overnite, and am so glad I came here again for a 4 day weekend to celebrate Christmas with my two pups!
We love the Lord Camden Inn!
See you next Christmas!!

Room Tip: Can't beat a harbor view room!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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InnsManager, General Manager at Lord Camden Inn, responded to this review, 10 January 2012
Thank you for your review of your holiday stay with us! I am happy to hear of the great customer service experience you received with both Savina, Scott, and the rest of our staff as we take great pride in our customer service levels. It was our pleasure to serve you and your pups during your stay with us and are glad to have been able to assist in creating a memorable Christmas Holiday experience. Thank you for your comments regarding our breakfast and lobby cookies; our in-house breakfast chefs prepare and bake everything fresh daily. Camden’s harbor is ever so picturesque and we are grateful to be able to share these beautiful sweeping views with our guests to the Midcoast of Maine.

Thank you again for your kind words! We look forward to welcoming you and your adorable little travelers next Christmas!

Sincerely,
Erick Anderson
General Manager
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

The downtown location was perfect for us, and during the last week of December there were no worries about street noise. We booked a room in their lowest price category, so we didn't expect anything palatial. What we got was a room that felt a little tight, but was excellent in every other respect. Notably, the bed was incredibly luxurious and comfortable.

The furnishings are traditional and provide an old New England charm, yet the fit and finish of this hotel are at a level one would expect from a newly constructed building.

The service was excellent and the breakfast was good but not great. There were a variety of cereals, breads, etc. Also, there were hard boiled eggs and make-your-own waffles.

On the downside, the lobby seating is pretty limited and the room had air-conditioning/heating unit that cycled on and off all through the evening, making for less than ideal sleeping conditions. We finally just turned it off.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There weren't many other guests and we didn't see any pets. We will leave it to others to comment on what it is like here during the high season.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Reviewed 21 December 2011

Having grown up in Camden, I can remember the day this Inn opened on Main Street. It was a great addition to the lodging choices in town and the location is simply the best. But the fine rehab of an old industrial building at the time, is now showing significant age with little or no repair being undertaken to keep the place up to standards. It has long been my choice to stay on my frequent business trips, but these days I am annoyed and disappointed in dirty carpets, chipping paint, filthy balconies and burned out lightbulbs.

Until they undertake a major renovation, there are much better choices in town these days.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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InnsManager, General Manager at Lord Camden Inn, responded to this review, 10 January 2012
I would like to thank you for taking the time to review Lord Camden Inn. We genuinely appreciate all feedback and note all comments.
I am saddened to hear that your recent stay at Lord Camden Inn did not meet your expectations. We pride ourselves on the history of our building and being a premiere downtown destination. I am excited to share that necessary renovations are scheduled through the winter months and will include items you have mentioned. Thank you again for your insightful review; we value your repeat business and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Sincerely,
Erick Anderson
General Manager
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

The Inn is located on the river and on the main street of Camden...allows you to venture out into the town and onto the waterfront with great ease. Beautiful sea coast town. The town library is a must see, go in and check out all its levels...Enjoy this town and the chance to sail out onto the bay..

The Inn is a very comfortable place to stay. Love the breakfast room and morning chats with guests.

Room Tip: all rooms have views, the main street side allows a look at the ocean front
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

Beautifully renovated with crisp linen, a deeply comfortable bed, and a well-designed system of built-in cupboards, the not-large room invited snuggling on a stormy fall weekend. I liked the marble counter with a variety of teas and coffees, corkscrew, and a choice of wine and highball glasses. The heater/air conditioner was so loud I couldn't have slept with it on. Being right on main street (with a peak of the harbor over the buildings across the street) might have been too noisy in summer, but was quiet and interesting in late October. The windowless breakfast room did not make me want to linger, but the food was fine. There's no lounge or bar area in the lobby, nor any sitting area outdoors (the rooms have terraces). You choose the Lord Camden for the comfort of the room.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

I must say that this B&B has charm, large comfortable rooms, an amazing breakfast spread, and lovely furnishings throughout. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the location is very close to many attractions. In Maine that one may want to see...L.L. Bean in Freeport is close by, for example.

I stayed here after camping at Baxter State Park, as a way to rejuvenate myself after a week of tent camping, so I really appreciated the super comfortable beds and nicely appointed rooms. He highlight of my stay, though, was the amazing breakfast in the dining room on the 2nd floor, overlooking Main St. It is the Quintessential Maine B&B with everything I expected, and then some.

This B&B does charge a premium for rooms on the top floor with balcony views of Camden Harbor, and those rooms usually book quickly, so if that is important to you, it is best to book as early as possible. I will definitely stay here on my next holiday in Maine.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

We reserved a room for 2 nights at the end of September on the back side with a city view. However, the noise for the a/c condensor was so extremely loud with the sliding glass door closed, we knew we wouldn't be able to sleep with it cycling off and on. We were graciously given a choice of 2 other rooms. We selected room 206 with a beautiful brick wall. The room was on the street side and noise from the traffic never relented. We ran the a/c fan plus used our white noise machine and ear plugs. Sadly it's impossible to achieve quiet with trucks, motor cycles and cars lumbering through this quiet little town.

Although the gigantic room included a large bathroom and fireplace, the carpeting was so filthy that we felt sorry for our dog who slept on the floor. I'm not talking about a few spots but the entire room. We put on our shoes when we got out of bed to avoid touching the carpet. Frankly I have never seen carpeting in this condition let alone a hotel which charges over $200 per night. (On a positive note, we were thrilled that we could leave her alone in our room in the evening for a few hours to enjoy dinner by ourselves). I talked to Jeff, the manager, in the morning regarding the carpeting and he gave us a tour of other available rooms. He wanted us to be happy and was so nice so move us to a different room. The new room still had the same old beige heavy traffic pattern carpet, but it was more agreeable than the first room.

Jeff is very knowledgeable about ALL of the restaurants in town. Make sure you use him as a resource. He recommended Hartstone for the 6 PM seating--just delicious (we each had 2 courses, gazpacho as the first course and a stuffed lobster tail with crab, shrimp and haddock for the main) and one of very favorite meals. On our own we selected Atlantica which was ok and forgettable. We regretted than Long Grain was closed during our short stay in Camden.

The breakfast is adequate, free parking is only a block away. The bed linens were terrific with a very soft bed and beautiful traditional furniture.. Overall, I would love to give a higher rating. Everyone was so nice but sadly I cannot honestly give more than 3 *s.

Room Tip: Choose a room on the back side of hotel
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Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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InnsManager, General Manager at Lord Camden Inn, responded to this review, 26 October 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our lovely Inn. We take great pride in learning of our guest experience so that we can better ourselves for future stays.

I am greatly saddened to learn of this review. Your selection of room 206 comes to no surprise as it is a highly requested room due to its premier downtown location, room size and balcony. Although street side, our thick brick structure combined with our double walled sliding glass doors keep noises out when the desire of the downtown is unwanted. I apologize for the condition in which the carpeting was in your selected room. You will be happy to learn that amongst the great renovations we have scheduled for this upcoming winter, carpets are the first item on that agenda for full replacement. It was my pleasure to personally walk each room available with you the next morning to ensure your stay was comfortable, relaxing and to yours and your husband’s satisfaction and expectations.

I, Erick, am happy to learn of your appreciation regarding my recommendations and knowledge of the area and greatly appreciate your kind feedback.

Thank you for your kind words regarding our linens and furnishings as we are proud to provide our guests with high end and luxurious fittings.

Sincerely,
Erick Anderson
General Manager
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Property: Lord Camden Inn
Address: 24 Main St, Camden, ME 04843-1704
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Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Camden
Amenities:
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 ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Camden
#4 Family Hotel in Camden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lord Camden Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Lord Camden Inn, Camden’s finest luxury, boutique hotel, boasting unsurpassed service, comfort and elegance, with a premier village location and magnificent views of Camden Harbor and the surrounding coastal mountains.From the moment you first arrive, you'll know that this is no ordinary Inn. The warm and inviting atmosphere, colorful walls decorated with paintings by local artists, and the restored antique furnishings will grab your attention and evoke a smile. Our arched doorways, finely crafted wainscoting, brick walls, fireplace, and the hot coffee and tray of freshly made cookies awaiting your arrival will say "come in and relax, you have arrived."The Lord Camden Inn boasts 36 guestrooms and suites spanning four floors. Each room is a stunning architectural arrangement of light and space, many of which incorporate old world brick walls with modern and stylish marble and granite surfaces, wainscoting, and crown molding. The ultimate application of comfort, style and elegance. Lord Camden Inn is a AAA 3-Diamond rated property, 100% non-smoking, and pet-friendly. ... more   less 
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