My boyfriend and I stayed at the Betty Doon for a quick one-night stay. Great location, but there were issues that will prevent any future stays. Note: This was after staying at a rustic lakeside cabin with no insulation for over a week, so 'rustic' is not a problem.
The quick list of issues includes (1) musty room, (2) broken AC, (3) sand all over the floor, (4) noise from the gift shop upstairs, and (5) management staff ethics.
A few days before our stay, I received a call from the hotel staff asking if we would change rooms to accommodate another customer. They said it would be an upgrade from room 31 to room 8. We said 'fine...no problem'. After our arrival, it was clear our basement level room was not an upgrade. So the management staff had lied to us. Very bad.
When we arrived we found a musty room with a broken AC. When we took off our shoes, we found the floors in the entire room and bathroom were very sandy. We had to wipe off our feet before climbing into bed. During the upstairs gift shops open hours, we heard customer's footsteps very clearly. When my boyfriend reported the AC, musty smell and sandy floor to management, they seemed disinterested in the feedback.
While unpacking from my trip, my clothes still smell of mildew from our one night stay at the Betty Doon. Next time, we'll pay a bit more and stay at one of the better accommodations nearby.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Betty Doon Hotel is an affordable motel with a relaxed family atmosphere in the heart of Ogunquit Village. We're located just yards from the beach and a short walk to shops, restaurants, the Marginal Way and Perkins Cove. Betty Doon is Ogunquit's most convenient walkabout seaside stay, with one of America's most beautiful beaches, Ogunquit Beach. No facility is better located for easy access to all of Ogunquit's celebrated resources than the Betty Doon. Travel light, but bring comfortable walking shoes and a camera to record what is certain to be a memorable and thoroughly enjoyable vacation at the Betty Doon, where your enjoyment is our "Maine" interest. Guests often say the Betty Doon is their "Home Away from Home." ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Betty Doon Motor Ogunquit
- Betty Doon Hotel Ogunquit, Maine