I am an off season vacationer who travels with her pup. As an older single woman traveling with her dog it is difficult and usually expensive to find accommodations. When you do it is usually a very basic room and a costly nightly fee is charged. Not the case at Boyce's.
I have been to Stonington many times but had never stayed there. I called and made a reservation sight unseen at Boyce's and relied on the person making the reservation to choose a suitable room.
I couldn't have been happier. My little "cottage" was perfect for those very early morning walks with my dog without disturbing anyone else, and allowed me to make most of my meals in my kitchen saving me a lot of money.
The place was scrupulously clean with comfortable beds and lovely linens. The big fat, fluffy towels were the best! The kitchen was supplied with every tool you would need to make your meals. It also had a small personal deck with an umbrella-covered table and chairs. There was a view of the harbor from my deck and also from my small table in front of the patio doors.
Although any one of these things would keep me coming back, Boyce's best asset is Barrett. He gave me guidance on hiking trails that allowed dogs and weren't too taxing for me. He also advised me on restaurants where I would feel comfortable dining alone and the advantages of each. I had an incident with my dog while I was there when I needed a weekend emergency visit to a vet. I received a phone call later that evening from Barrett to inquire how Lucy was doing. If I would meet him on the street, or in passing he would greet me by my name with a big smile. I like everything about Boyce's, but it is Barrett, and his attentive and personal touch that will keep me coming back whenever I am anywhere near that part of the Maine coast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boyce's Motel is located in the heart of the quaint fishing village of Stonington. From our harbor side dock you can watch the lobstermen head out to sea early in the morning before the sun comes up to haul their lobster traps and then enjoy the afternoon soaking in the sun while watching the lobstermen return with their days catch. Stonington is the largest lobster port on the coast of Maine. Our beautiful island offers guests a great place to unwind and relax. There are day trips to Isle au Haut which is part of Acadia National Park, numerous hiking trails are scattered around the island, as are many beaches for beach combing. Boyce's is within walking distance of many restaurants and the Stonington Opera House. We look forward to welcoming you! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Boyce s Hotel Stonington
- Boyce s Motel Stonington, Maine