After reading great reviews of the Parsons Post House Inn, we decided that we should give this place a shot. However, the romantic write-ups were quickly dispelled as myth upon arrival to the inn.
- Best of all is the terrific staff. The owner and the other innkeepers are kind and wonderfully helpful. They are willing to provide information about the area, make dinner reservations, and engage in conversation.
- The location is great, right along the main strip in Ogunquit, making it a short walk to restaurants and shops, and a small walk to the beach.
- Muffins and cookies prepared daily for guests.
Areas needing improvement:
- FLOORS: Upon arrival, we found that our room's carpet was wet. Not a little bit wet in spots, but plenty wet, in most of the area that we walked. The owner explained that they steam clean the rugs between guests. While we appreciate that they're seeking to maintain the (non-commerical grade) rugs for as long as possible, it actually was quite off-putting to have plush, wet rug on our feet in a hotel room.
- ROOM SIZE: The size of the room was smaller than any that we've ever stayed in, anywhere. From Hiltons to luxury accommodations, to wonderful bed & breakfasts, this place was by far the smallest.
- BATHROOM: The bathroom was described on their website as "European". I'm suspecting this is meant to explain that there's simply a standing shower stall, but truly, this bathroom was on par with that of a campground outhouse, and I'm being objective. To say that this bathroom is European style is insulting. The decor was difficult to look at, but tolerable. The true issues exist in the bathroom's antiquity and decrepit shower. I felt that it was appropriate to wear sandals to enter into this shower, that's how old and gross it looked.
- PRICE: For what we paid, we expect much nicer lodging. While these rates may be standard for the area, the bathroom and other room features were sub-standard, making this a tough sell for the price.
Overall, the place is a great location, and if you can imagine that it's a retreat house and not an inn, you can get past the uncomfortable, grimy feeling parts. It's a nice location, and the innkeepers are great, so I hope that they'll continue to make improvements to the inn over the coming years.
- Also Known As:
- Parsons Post House Hotel Ogunquit
- Parsons Post House Inn Ogunquit, Maine