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Shiretown Motor Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Houlton
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“Comfortable, clean rooms and friendly staff BUT the walls are thin!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

I had to stay at this motel because work brought me to Houlton.

Check in was very friendly. Was happy to have WIFI pass

Room (I was in one of the newer front rooms) was clean, nice flat screen tv, fridge, microwave, coffee maker etc...

Unfortunately if guests or maid service are standing in hallway talking (while trying to sleep!!!!) the sound carries sooo much that it seems like they are right in your room!

Note: to maid staff if you are working early morning please be cognicent of guests who may be sleeping, don't have conversations from one room to the other while your cleaning!

  • Stayed November 2011
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

I have stayed a few times for business. Staff has always been friendly. Usually I stay in front rooms which are much better then rooms located in pool building. Free internet is a reguirement for stayng for me. it worked fine.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

A very nice surprise. Very clean rooms, warm towels, pleanty of hot water and spacious rooms. The front desk was extremely helpful and they have wifi in all rooms. I'll be staying there on my next swing north.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2011

I will start by saying this is not an overly populated area so there weren't a lot of options. the best part of this place was quick access to the highway and the canadian border. The hotel is directly across from a truck stop and is not in the least bit attractive. The hotel is pretty run down but the rooms are clean. The doors are very thin and you can hear a lot of noise from both the street and inside the hotel. there were lot of sketchy characters in the hotel who were clearly drinking a lot.

Free coffee in office and rooms, which was nice. Room was nicer than I expected with a nice TV. unfortunately many channels did not work. the phone in my room didn't work. Bathroom tub was very very slippery.

front office staff was very nice.

I needed a local place to stay and this i guess sufficed but i couldn't wait to get out of there. Bed linens (blankets) looked dirty. I doubt they wash often.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights and found it to be a great place. The rooms in the front towards the road were very nice as are the suites next to the pool. very quiet, very clean, and reasonably priced. we looked at a room across the road, (can't remember the name), and it was not nearly as nice and was higher priced. Marty and the girls in the front office were cheerful and helpful and the staff did an excellent job keeping the rooms clean and well supplied. Large flatscreen tv's, fridges, wifi, pool, restaurant, health club, even tanning....what more could you ask for? We will definately return and advise anyone traveling through the area to stop in....you'll be amazed.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2011

I stayed at the Shiretown Motor Inn when I could not drive home due to a snow storm. I basically walked into the reception and asked for a room; being prepared for anything. The Shiretown Motor Inn turned out to be a real gem with a large room, spotlessly clearn, flatscreen TV, high speed Internet, Fridge, Microwave. The check in staff was very friendly. Plus the parking lot was totally ploughed and open early the next morning. I will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2010

My husband and I were driving back to Boston from New Brunswick, and stopped in Houlton, Maine overnight. The Shiretown Motor Inn is next to the Wal-Mart and the ubiquitous Tim Horton's coffee place. The room was large and clean, but absolutely chain-like, with no character. The front desk staff was not friendly. Instead of the adjoining restaurant, head to the old downtown, where you'll find a much more charming atmosphere and good food.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Shiretown Motor Inn
Address: 282 North St, Houlton, ME 04730-3530
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Region: United States > Maine > Houlton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Houlton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Shiretown Motor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the Intersection of I 95 and Us Route 1, The Shiretown Inn and Suites offers 57 clean comfortable rooms and suites, an indoor pool and poolside lounge, Sports Pub, fitness center, and banquet rooms to accommodate 300 guests. All rooms are equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, Flat screen cable TV with HBO. Newly renovated. Free continental breakfast. Snowmobiling and ATV trails at our door. Only 3 miles from the Canadian border. ... more   less 
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