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“Food below par, server surly”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of The East Wind Inn

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The East Wind Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Maine
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45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Food below par, server surly”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

We have loved eating here for over 20 years. We returned , with family, with high hopes that the new owners would serve food in keeping with the quality that we had always experienced. Sadly, this was not the case. Our request to have a glass of wine on the lovely veranda ( half of which is now roped off) was met with "NO , we don't do that", (as we watched a threesome be served drinks on the veranda). "Well, I guess I can do it NOW as we are not busy "( not one person in the dining room)."But don't expect me to give you another glass , this is it."( If it had just been my husband and myself we would have left at this point.) The menu is VERY limited. I had the beef tenderloin, med rare which arrived well done. Also ordered was the chicken. What arrived were two,very small, grey -colored, unseasoned pieces of chicken. The side dish was "potato rounds". This turned out to be 5 or 6 slices of potato, half - dollar size , fried and burnt. Another member of our party had the scallops, which were "OK". I ordered dessert, lemon cake with blueberries. The waitress, " I am telling you , because I keep getting asked, that they are not Maine blueberries, as they are not in season yet". I had been buying them at Hannford's for a month, and Beth's and Fresh Off the Farm. My lemon cake was two quarter size pieces of "cake", with about 6 blueberries on the plate. While I do not expect the new owners to "copy" Tim, I would have expected at least a semblance of what people loved about eating here. Crab cakes,( not one crab item on the menu), potato encrusted halibut, maine shrimp, chicken in a lovely artichoke sauce, blueberry buckle with Maine blueberries. I am hoping this is growing pains.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

We've come here several times and loved this inn and its perfect setting in an idyllic harbor in old Maine. This time we happily experienced the tastefully up-dated facilities, the friendliness of the inn's new owners, and a superb breakfast. We were so happy to be transported so beautifully to quieter more peaceful time and pace.

Room Tip: A very dog-friendly place for dog owners, and careful boundaries set unobtrusively by the staff. You...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Rockland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

We have been to dinner and to breakfast at this lovely Inn on the Ocean in Maine. The chef is young, but experimental --in a good way; the dinners reflect his creativity. The breakfasts are good, hearty, traditional fare and reasonably priced. The Inn is under new ownership and has been updated. It is serene and appealing. Locals and those from "far away" should try it! CRE

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

We had a highly enjoyable stay, from the warm greeting of Randy to our spacious room overlooking the beautiful harbor and the fine restaurant serving the included breakfast and the fairly-priced dinner, both excellent.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Lambertville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

Loved the old management for all the years we have traveled to this sweet old inn, but this year we experienced absolutely DELICIOUS complimentary breakfasts including Lobster Benedict (I'm not kidding) and lovely refurbished rooms.

Everything has been beautifully improved without losing the incredible magic of this picturesque and quaint, old inn. A marvelous push off point for the trip to Mohegan.

Room Tip: I took the lower priced room and was delighted.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

We stayed here in June and enjoyed a really wonderful weekend there
the owner was very accommodating and assisted us- we had made a booking error on line and he was more than willing to work with us to ensure that all was right.

The hotel has been complete remodeled key words would be light and clean

Breakfast in the dining room was awesome, perfect sunday morning breakfast where we lingered over coffee and the paper.
Our visit was very restful and easy- key for our vacation

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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midwest
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

Beautiful Tenant's Harbor location has always made us return to this inn, but the newly renovated rooms make the East Wind Inn's rooms as lovely as her views. Wonderful breakfast and friendly staff made our stay perfect.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The East Wind Inn
Address: 21 Mechanic Street, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860
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Region: United States > Maine > Mid Coast Maine > Tenants Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Tenants Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The East Wind Inn consists of two historical buildings, the main inn building, built in 1860 and the Meeting House building built in the late 1800s as a sea captain's mansion. The main inn building houses 8 suites, our reception area, living room, restaurant and tavern. The Inn is located on the waterfront in beautiful Tenants Harbor, an authentic rural Maine fishing harbor. The inn has a large lawn area available for group events or just sitting and enjoying the view or painting the landscape. ... more   less 

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