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Cedar Crest Inn
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Camden
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent, if basic motel fits your bill”
Reviewed 14 June 2013

What this motel does NOT offer:
- Ocean views, or proximity to the lovely harbor
- Large, well-soundproofed rooms
- A luxury, pampering experience

What is DOES offer:
- Excellent value
- Clean rooms
- Convenient location, right on Rte 1, a bit out of the central town, but not too far either
- Friendly staff
- A sweet little pool

If this is what you're looking for, you'll be pleased!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

Very nice room, comfortable and clean. Good location. Excellent restaurant attached. Good laundry facility. Had an issue with WiFi which was resolved quickly by the management after we complained. Great value. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We had booked another hotel in the same price range when visiting Camden but when we arrived, let's just say the pictures did not match the property. We checked out the rooms and then bolted in search of something else. That's when we found the Cedar Crest Inn.

Front desk staff was very pleasant. It looks like they've recently spruced the place up...if not then it's very well taken care of. The rooms were huge and everything looked new. It had a bit of a funny smell (not a bad smell) could have been new carpeting. The room was spotless and the beds were comfy.

It's just about a three to five minute ride from the center of Camden. We didn't eat in the restaurant attached but we did stop in for a drink. Some of the nicest people run the place and work there. We were told by locals they have fantastic pizza and great breakfasts.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Elizabeth-Cedar-Cres, Manager at Cedar Crest Inn, responded to this review, 28 May 2013
Thank you for your kind words and a wonderful review of our quaint property! We try to think of everything: maps, a restaurant for breakfast, umbrellas, a coin-op laundry on site and wonderful conversation! Our rooms are simple but very clean, comfy and quiet. We are at a wonderful location, just one half mile south of Camden Village and you can not beat the price for the area!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

Convenient located although not that close to main town (walking distance), especially if it is pouring! It was a good value and the hotel room was very spacious and clean. Breakfast is not included but there is an adjacent restaurant that gets full after 9am, so get early! Food it is alright. I understand that they have as well lunch and dinning options. Front desk clerks very nice and attentive.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 9 October 2012 via mobile

Our reservation at a nearby motel was botched, and that owner set us up here. What luck! This is a gem in a great location, great service, easy access. The restaurant is nothing special, but it has excellent local Marshall Wharf Ales!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Morristown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

For the last 11 years we have stayed at the Cedar Crest Inn using it as a base for a week's exploration and enjoyment of the mid-coast of Maine. Being at the edge of town, it is quiet yet convenient to the restaurants and harbor activities in Camden, the nicest village in Maine in my opinion. The rooms are kept nicely clean by hardworking local people. The management remembers you from year to year, and they have a good old style restaurant on site that is well-patronized by the local population. You can rely upon this place!

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Concord, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2012

We recently visited Camden and stayed at Cedar Crest Inn. It was a good choice. It is located away from the downtown area and is very quiet. An older motel, the Inn is attractively furnished with well maintained, older decor---no problem---I think that an older inn should look like one! The beds were comfortable, the room was clean, the shower was great, and the premises were clean! I would return to the Cedar Crest when I return to Camden!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cedar Crest Inn

Property: Cedar Crest Inn
Address: 115 Elm St, Rt 1, Camden, ME 04843-1906
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Camden
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Camden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cedar Crest Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cedar Crest Inn is a modest lodging located on a wooded lot in Camden, offering conveniences you need at a cost you deserve. Cedar Crest is high-end motel is located at the southern gateway to Camden village; a section of Rt 1. Most guest rooms are situated far enough from the road not to hear the traffic. View our photo gallery to view some of the thirty-seven guest rooms in three buildings offered to choose from. There is plenty of free parking should you decide to take the 15 minute walk to Camden village. We are just a short distance from harbors filled with both working and pleasure boats setting the scene for picturesque views. Prepare to set sail on a two hour cruise on Schooner Olad or a four day windjammer experience; you’ll be glad you did! Download this map of Camden Hills State Park and plan a great hike. It is just a few miles away and features 30 miles of hiking trails and panoramic views of the bay.Cedar Crest Inn offers friendly service and conveniences, such as a guest laundry and complimentary.Cedar Crest Inn Entrance in Camden, Maine newspapers. Many of our guests extend their stay to fully enjoy all that the Camden area has to offer. Relax in our clean, comfortable guest rooms and enjoy amenities such as free WiFi and our cozy restaurant,Elm Street Grill. Beautiful flowers around the grounds, it was clean and the restaurant was great!We have an outdoor pool, picnic area and outdoor play area. Enjoy watching the songbirds dance along the tops of evergreens that visit 3 acres of professionally landscaped gardens. Or, take a morning walk on 66 acres at nearby Merryspring Nature Center, located just 150 feet from your guest room door. It is our pleasure to provide you with overnight accommodations that make you feel right at home.Our comfortable Camden Maine Hotel is a great place to unwind from everyday stresses. Guests can relax and enjoy attractive surroundings throughout the public areas, while enjoying the inn’s diverse landscape. There are 37 well-appointed rooms, all equipped with cable TV, blow dryers, irons and ironing boards, coffee makers and private bathrooms.We are open May through October. If you would like to visit Midcoast Maine in the cooler months,visit our sister property just down the road, Country Inn at Camden/Rockport. ... more   less 
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