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Bradley Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in New Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 August 2012

We were delighted to spend two nights at the lovely Bradley Inn, August 20 through 22. We have nothing but praise for this enchanted place with its discreet charm and understated elegance, but lacking the clutter and the forced cutesiness that are so common in New England B&Bs.
The service and attention we got from the staff were impeccable. The breakfasts were delicious, and the dinner on our second evening was splendid. We particularly enjoyed the duck and the cioppino, and a heavenly Eiswein Nachtgold with dessert. A real gourmet dining experience! We had all our meals on the screened in porch, being the only guests there. We recommend that you reserve that rustic table for dinner!
The peninsula’s main attraction, the Pemaquid Lighthouse and its stunning surroundings, are only steps away (don’t miss the view from the lighthouse, and take a walk around the Pemaquid Loop Road!). Those interested in history will not want to miss the nearby Fort William Henry and the associated museum. Another interesting destination, to see in passing, is Rachel Carson’s salt pond, at low tide. We also enjoyed Hardy’s puffin watch cruise, masterfully narrated by a researcher from the Audubon Society. Sadly, the puffins had left for the season, but there were many other interesting birds on Eastern Egg rock, including a pair of bold eagles, and the cruise itself was a lovely experience.
We enjoyed tasty and rustic meals at the nearby Contented Sole restaurant and also at Shaw’s Wharf, at the working harbor.

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Reviewed 20 August 2012

We chose The Bradley Inn because it was convenient to the ferry in New Harbor, which we took to Monhegan Island the morning after our 1 night stay, and because on site dining is so convenient when travelling. No one was at the desk to greet us when we arrived at the Inn at 5:30 p.m. We did not dine at the restaurant, but we were looking forward to the breakfast, which was supposed to begin at 7:45 a.m. No staff was in the resaturant at 7:45 a.m. at breakfast to greet us or advise how to get served or order. Several tables had couples sitting and waiting. The coffee pot was empty. There was only one wait-staff member present who never once made contact with us during the half hour we waited. We were unable to eat breakfast because we had to leave to catch the ferry. Disappointing especially after being told the night before that we would have plenty of time for breakfast and that a lot of travellers did it. We were not even able to check out because there wasn't anyone there to do it. I notified the Inn via emai, but have had no response or adjustment to our bill. I would not recommend this property becasue of poor service (the bartender, however, provided excellent service). The Inn itself, and our room was lovely.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Annie J
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

We recently were in Maine for the first leg of our Two Oceans in Two Weeks summer painting tour and stayed in the Bradley Inn. Wherever we travel for pleasure, we avoid hotel chains and seek local experiences. The Bradley Inn delivered on all accounts. Our room was very nice and the dining was superb (breakfast is included in the room rate and the freshly-made scones were delightful; the dinners were excellent and I highly recommend the cioppino with a nice bottle of wine). I can not speak highly enough about the staff. Everyone we met was friendly and helpful from Helen at the front desk to Pacque, Tara, and the other members of the dining room staff. Each member of the staff wears multiple hats, but but they wear them with aplomb. As an example, we spent quite a bit of time with Susan at the bar enjoying a nightcap after our adventures of the day. Although she was busy as both the bartender and the night desk clerk, she took the time to chat with us and recommended several places for our day trips. She never made a bad call as we thoroughly enjoyed each daily meander. My ultimate test of traveling accommodations is would I stay there again. With the Bradley Inn, the answer is a resounding Yes!

Dr. Joseph Baugh

Room Tip: Each room at the Bradley Inn is different, but you can view them online to help you decide. We staye...
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank jbaugh
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

My husband and I came to Maine for the first time in summer 2012. The Bradley Inn was everything we were hoping for in a Maine vacation. Quaint, charming, beautifully decorated and cozy - the Bradley Inn exceeded our expectations for a place to relax and unwind. Close to Boothbay but away from the tourists. Walking distance to Pemaquid Lighthouse (on the Maine State quarter), near the historic Pemaquid colonial site dating from the early 1600's, and just a few miles from New Harbor (Puffin Tour!), and Muscongus (BEST Lobster shack ever!!), the Bradley is the place to be. We booked the Spring Getaway package and our picnic lunch was amazing! GREAT gourmet food for breakfast and dinner, homemade with love, presented with 5 star service, really we would go all the time if we lived closer. Alas, MD to ME is quite the journey but if we ever go back to Maine, this will be the place to stay.

Room Tip: Be prepared for the winding stairs and the halls because this house is 100 years old. We loved the...
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

Pros: Close to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse; close to New Harbor; some rooms are large even though they gave us a smaller room at first, pleasant garden

Cons: No air conditioning; Breakfast ends at 9:30; coffee pot was empty most of the time; slow service at breakfast; the only outdoor seating is the restaurant's porch; staff are too busy with the restaurant to help the hotel guests even though they do their best if you can find them; bed incredibly high

Room Tip: Ask for a large room. Top floor gets very hot in the summer. No rooms have air conditioning.
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank NDRaigg
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

The very nearby lighthouse and shore is what makes the Bradley Inn a possible place to stay. It has very nice rooms and a good restaurant. Our trip was mid week and the inn seemed just a little off its pace. We have stayed there several times before over the years and it has aged a bit. The downstairs is unchanged and is now a little too fusty and old fashioned and dark. The rooms however are light and lovely although our bed needed new pillows and a new mattress. But it was comfortable. The restaurant does not serve dinner every night during the week and you must settle for the bar and its bar food. It was very good, but there was no one there and the offerings were delicious but modest. There are inn keepers but they were not around or didn't identify themselves. I prefer to have inn keepers around as I suspect they are during the weekend as it makes me feel better looked after. But the staff is very pleasant and capable.

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Reviewed 24 July 2012

On each of our 3 prior trips to Monhegan Island we have stayed at the Bradley Inn the night prior to getting the boat to the Island. Perfect place, wonderful setting, great owners, outstanding food, sociable personnel and wonderfully decorated rooms. What else can I say? You just need to stay there!

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Address: 3063 Bristol Rd, New Harbor, ME 04554-4908
Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > New Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in New Harbor
Price Range: £114 - £144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bradley Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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