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“Better than the average B&B”
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PineCrest Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Gorham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Santa Monica, California
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“Better than the average B&B”
Reviewed 23 October 2012

We spent three nights in The Amherst room, had breakfast two out of the three mornings, and had dinner at the back-room-restaurant 91 South on a Friday night.

The room was cozy and nicely done. Matt and Amy, the owners, were accommodating and very nice. They even let us check in early so we could take a nap since we were so tired after flying in.

The entire experience was excellent. Unlike other B&Bs, our room was cleaned every day when we were out and everything was very clean. The breakfast was excellent; although there was no menu choice, they made it clear they could accommodate vegans/vegetarians or other dietary restrictions. It was as delicious as a breakfast at a dedicated brunch restaurant, and the dining area was clean and quaint.

Dinner at 91 South was awesome, although expensive. They really did a nice job turning the back dining room into a restaurant, avoiding the "hanging out in someone's home" feel that is common in many B&Bs.

We had an amazing time. If I had to nitpick, I'd say that The Amherst is best utilized in conjunction with The Medway since they can share a bathroom. Being a B&B, PineCrest isn't as superprivate as a hotel with double-paned windows and extra insulated walls. It does have three times the comfort, character, and charm, though, and the breakfast is about a million times better.

PineCrest has all the perks of a Bed & Breakfast and little to none of the drawbacks. We were very satisfied with our visit.

Room Tip: Top floor rooms avoid stomping from the ceiling. The Amherst works best when adjoining The Medway.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

On our first trip to the east coast we mistakenly choose the Pinecrest Inn located in the remote area of Gorham for our first stop. We made the mistake of arriving 15 minutes early for check in and had the pleasure of meeting an annoyed Matt the owner who makes his guests feel less than welcome stating that check in was at 4:00 pm. I inquired about a place to have dinner in town and he suggested his on site restaurant which he could not speak more highly of, we proceeded to make reservations for the following night at 7:00pm which upon arriving in the dinning room were informed we had no reservations and due to a full dinning room the best he could do was sit us at the bar to wait or go back to our room till he had a opening. Since this was my husbands birthday we chose a more welcoming establishment. Other Inn guests were seated an hour late due to his overbooking dinner. The owners go out of there way to avoid guests and are annoyed if there is the slightest of problems blaming the guest first instead of addressing there needs. No complimentary cookies, no complementary lemonade... just $1.00 per bottle of water or drink from your bathroom!! Save your money for someone that know the meaning of HOSPITALITY!!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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VisitME, Owner at PineCrest Inn, responded to this review, 18 December 2012
I am happy to hear what guests have to say, good or bad. We ask every guest if there is something they think we can do better or differently, let us know. Finding out someone isn't happy after the fact never allows you the opportunity to fix the situation. Pretending to be happy and content and then writing how upset you were just makes the review look passive aggressive. And it is borderline untruthful.

We aren't an Inn that leaves trays of cookies and lemon aid about. We price aggressively and don't want to charge folks for things that really don't matter. Remember, you pay for it all even its free. And refusing to wait 20 minutes for a table in an intimate awards winning restaurant hardly is cause for complaint.
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Wyckoff, New Jersey, United States
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

The PineCrest B&B Inn was a wonderful surprise in Gorham ME. Our room was beautifully decorated, comfortable and immaculate. Breakfast was served in the onsite restaurant - absolutely delicious! The dining room is cozy and delightful. Matt & Amy are an absolute pleasure and they take care of all the details to ensure that guests have a great stay. We were not able to make it for a dinner at the restaurant ... however ... we heard the meals are outstanding! Make a reservation!

Room Tip: The descriptions on the website are excellent ... read through your options to ensure that you are g...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
2 reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

My sister lives in Gorham, so we always stay at the PineCrest when we visit. It is comfortable, quiet and has lots of little touches to make you feel welcome. Matt & Amy are awesome hosts and Matt makes a great breakfast (come hungry!). We also had dinner there one night;it was fabulous! I had the 'lazy lobster' (all the meat removed from the shell) with truffle butter. Do not be put off by reviewers saying Gorham is 20 min. from Portland. Half the fun of visiting Maine is driving through the beautiful countryside.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Saint John, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2012

My wife & I were celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary and were looking for a quiet, affordable, romantic place to stay that was close to Portland. Pinecrest fit this description to a T. Matt & Amy were friendly and accommodating, and the house was beautiful and cozy. We stayed in The Hamilton, which was perfect for us. It has a private entrance right off the parking.lot which was great. The restaurant in the Inn was fantastic. We had dinner there Friday night, and breakfast Sat & Sun morning. They had live music on Friday, a nice wine selection and beer on tap.

Room Tip: The Hamilton was cozy and didn't have a tub, but was new, modern and had a private entrance. It...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sarasota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2012

Wow-what a wonderful dinner, including service, atmosphere and presentation.
Our party would rate this as one of the best in the Portland area. Great wine too.
Gorham is about 20-25 minutes from Portland but worth the trip. This inn is decorated very nicely.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

We stayed at the Pinecrest for a full week and were not disappointed. The room (we had The Gorham) was larger than we expected so we didn't feel cooped up at all. Decorations are wonderful - every attention to detail was noticed. There is a nice tv in the room and a small keurig coffee maker - which Amy will get you tea for if you don't like coffee! Gorham is a small quiet town with not much going on (but we walked around town and felt safe too!), but it is close to Portland and other ocean-side places. We traveled to Freeport, Boothbay Harbor and Ogunquit/Yorks on separate days and then came back and relaxed in our room. It was nice to have a quiet, comfortable place to come back to. Breakfasts are wonderful. Amy & Matt prepare a different meal every morning (no choices unless you have food restrictions - let them know) and everything was so yummy. Fresh fruit and deliciously made pancakes, french toast, local jam, and yummy eggs throughout the week. Thanks for the great stay! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: PineCrest Inn
Address: 91 South St, Gorham, ME 04038-1715
Region: United States > Maine > Gorham
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Gorham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — PineCrest Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Most Convenient Inn in Southern Maine. Close to Portland, Kennebunkport, Freeport, North Conway and so much more. The best place to relax and launch your Maine vacation or special getaway.So close to the Ocean and Beaches. Minutes from Lighthouses and Sabego Lake. Easy drives to the Mountains, Outlets, Shopping, Sight Seeing. Home of 91 South, fine food, 65 wines by the glass and Johnny Walker Blue. Our 1825 Era Victorian Inn will show you great hospitality with luxurious details at real prices. You will enjoy full served breakfasts, wireless internet, luxurious bath items, comfortable and elegant rooms, wine cellar and so much more. ... more   less 
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