We were greeted by darkness and a note by a phone written in sharpie. We called for assistance & were escorted to the cellar and through a small cluttered galley to a dark hallway with paint chipping and to our room which was small enough to fit an iron hospital-like bed with old chipped paint furniture, an open window at the foot of our bed, an electric fan on the floor, NO LOCK on the door, a shared bathroom with no shower (the shower was outside). I had to check and found a dead fly between the mattress & box spring. When we asked for ice we were offered 3 leftover ice cubes from a tray on the counter in the galley - UGHH! It was like a scene from a Freddy Krueger movie! We went outside to sit on the beach and were greeted by darkness and millions of spiders. There was no outdoor lighting to light our way. When we went back inside we asked for a cab and left. I could never have stayed in that room all night. It was terrible! The host never even came out to see us before we left. Be warned!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of Yankee Magazine's Top 12 Places to Stay on the Water, The 8th Maine Regiment Memorial Building is located just a short 15 minute ferry ride from downtown Portland. It is both an American Civil War museum and a Victorian era lodge overlooking the beautiful Atlantic shoreline. Come relax and enjoy the communal atmosphere that the veteran's created to share with their families and comrades in arms as well as the many recreational activities on scenic Peaks Island and in the Greater Portland Maine area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The 8th Maine Regiment Lodge And Museum Peaks Island