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Bucksport, Maine
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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... More 

3 Thank Jeremy S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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... More 

4 Thank pfs67

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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... More 

2 Thank Deb W
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

We were very pleased with our stay at this hotel. The room was lovely and very well decorated with the antique look. The hotel is well situated and the staff were amazing. The bar had great music and the best selection of beer I have seen in a long time. What made it special was the patrons and staff who... More 

1 Thank christiane t
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2013

I love eclectic, but there are too many negatives here. The elevator has a pungent odor, the carpeting throughout was stained and appeared dirty, the room had a terrible musty odor, the bed uncomfortable. I wore flip flops at all times, not daring to walk in bare feet. Our room was on the street side, we did not sleep a... More 

1 Thank GottaloveMaine
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013

An older hotel with clean rooms, the wi-fi is weak, so you will have to go to the lobby if you want access the Internet. The elevator smells rancid, otherwise it's a nice hotel, parking lot in the rear. There are mucsicians that play some weekends in the bar area of the lobby.

2 Thank 922John922
Sydney, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2012

I love this place! I stayed there twice recently and really enjoyed the Inn, it's atmosphere and location downtown. If you like old, historic buildings and great music almost every night you will enjoy your stay here! The rooms were cozy and very clean. I loved to go downstairs to the quaint little bar in the evenings to listen to... More 

1 Thank lfl999
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2012

We spent one night in this place and it was a unique experience.This place can be recommended to anyone who does not mind sleeping in linen that someone else has already used, having bagels for breakfast that are three days old, walking on carpeting that has not seen a cleaning in many years etc. etc. In one word this place... More 

6 Thank WorldTraveler0217
Princeton, New Jersey
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2012

If you stop here, make sure you have good directions; GPS did not get me there, and there was no way to live-park near the front door to unload. When I called for help, the voice mail said it was full—no answer for 30 mins. Staff was entirely indifferent to this when I arrived, and equally unconcerned in the morning... More 

3 Thank barbarawhite355744
Alma, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2012

I drove to Bangor in the evening and stayed overnight before flying out in the morning. For such a stopover, this is a good choice. It's right downtown, so a lot of restaurants and bars are available in walking distance, including next door and directly across the street. The actual hotel is clearly old and as other reviewers have said,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: ₹ 5,141 - ₹ 8,362 (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!”
 of 5 bubbles O1863RFsaral, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the back of the inn are away from the busy sidewalk pubs.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles jerb2014, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“This is not the Marriot and don't expect anything more.”
 of 5 bubbles 808randyb, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
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