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The Charles Inn

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

I didn't sleep a wink. The bed was so hard and old that I struggled to find comfort. Literally woke up with a kink in my back. I do have to say though the lady working the front desk was very accommodating. As I forgot my charger and she loaned me her personal one.

4Thank Mlaagland
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This hotel needs a new owner and renovation. It could be restored to a grand old hotel as it's very charming and interesting inside. However, the owner seems to be drowning trying to keep it open. The beds, mattresses and furniture is quite old and in need of repair. It's dark and dingy. I stayed there a couple of times,...

3Thank counting50
Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 12 June 2014

I'll start with the good parts - the fixtures worked, the bathroom was clean, the linens were clean and we had no trouble getting a room. Oh and the TV worked. And so did the elevator. And we did have cereal and bagels for breakfast. The problems? It is an old, rundown, smelly fleabag of a hotel with furniture that...

6Thank Esther L
Bangor, Maine
Reviewed 8 June 2014

My girlfriend have lived in Bangor, Me and now live in Texas and will shout from the highest mountain top that the Charles Inn is a very nice place to stay. When we have stayed there a couple times we did encounter a few problems but nothing that would warrant a very bad review. I for one have stayed at...

1Thank Tom H
Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

I have stayed in many hotels before but this one is the best one so far. The rates are very reasonable. Staying at the Charles Inn you are close to every thing in bangor. The staff are friendly and the building is unique. If you love art this is the place for you. I was surprised when I checked in,...

1Thank Kristopher T
Portland, Maine
Reviewed 11 May 2014

My brother and I came to Bangor to attend a concert and chose Charles Inn due to its convenient location. We checked into the hotel, put our luggage in our room, and left for the concert. When we returned, someone else had moved into our room, and our luggage was no where to be found. It's as if we opened...

5Thank cjs5129
Fredericton, Canada
Reviewed 2 March 2014

DO NOT stay here. We stayed at this hotel for a concert last labour day weekend. Dirty, old, and the pungent odour of pot being smoked across the hall was almost more than I could take. Risky neighbourhood and I was suprised our Canadian plated vehicle was in one piece the next morning. We were on the 3rd floor, on...

3Thank mpg91
Bucksport, Maine
Reviewed 30 January 2014

I've stayed at big hotels...the Mandalay Bay, Mirage, Hyatts, and Sheratons. This one is one of my favorites. It's not a cookie-cutter building. It's old, artsy, and has character. The bar has 1st-rate beer, and sought-after spirits. Most of all, it's right in Downtown Bangor, and it's fun! If you want a generic hotel, go to one of the other...

3Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Looking for an inexpensive one night stay in Bangor I chose the Charles Inn. Location in downtown Bangor was OK. I knew there was a problem when, upon arrival, there was no furniture in the lobby; the check in desk was piled high with folders and papers. 5 minutes to find our reservation. Rooms were on top (4th) floor, right...

4Thank pfs67
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 27 September 2013

We did not stay here after making the reservation. My husband and I did not feel safe in this neighborhood. The parking lot was the alley out back, with large holes and unlighted. There were several undesirable individuals along the walk to the hotel. In short we were concerned for our safety and went to the car and called and...

2Thank Deb W

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come grow with us! Under new management! Enjoy a unique lodging experience in the heart of downtown Bangor. Walk to area restaurants, pubs, museums, and shopping. Large attractive rooms with cable TV, clock radios, irons, hairdryers, and free deluxe continental breakfast. View the historic city from our fourth floor conference room. Just 15 minutes to airport and major shopping malls. Less than an one hour drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Improving daily to serve our guests and the local community even better. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Charles Inn

Address: 20 Broad St, Bangor, ME 04401-6302 (Formerly The Phenix Inn)
Region: United States > Maine > Bangor
Price Range: €80 - €123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Charles Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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“Bring your own hair dyer!”
O1863RFsaral, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the back of the inn are away from the busy sidewalk pubs.”
janiced181, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The businesses (bars) to the front of the hotel are loud, so if not a night owl pick a room to the rear of the hotel.”
U5718APmc, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the front of the hotel have a nice view, but bars have bands at night. The back rooms might be quieter.”
jerb2014, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“This is not the Marriot and don't expect anything more.”
808randyb, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
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