This hotel tries so hard, and succeeds. The breakfast options early and late, wine in the afternoon, the dip/sip at the lovely pool overlooking the Stillwater River, and easy walks to downtown restaurants and the University (and luckily family in Orono) makes this place optimal.
The decor and halls are a bit ala 1940, but truly, this hotel pulls it off well. Very comfortable, accommodating staff, and amenities that impress. My only criticism was that negotiating over room rates should be a tad easier. Our son came in person to pay in person to reserve the room, and the desk clerk wouldn't give us the online rate, (which saves the hotel a fee by the way), so he went home and used the hotels.com website to leverage a $40 difference for the stay which Im sure the hotel lost in fees to the website. Seemed that the desk clerk should know the maxim "heads in beds" and just said yes at the desk to be a good Orono neighbor.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking