As a person who traveled extensively for business in my younger days, I might have a different set of criteria in which to evaluate a hotel: Cleanliness, good plumbing, and efficient heating and cooling. The Colony Motel was excellent at meeting my value points.
My future son-in-law and I had to come to Maine to make emergency repairs to my Mother's house on the Schoodic Peninsula. I desired to stay in the Bangor/Brewer area (larger metropolitan area) as opposed to Ellsworth in order to increase the selection and diversity of restaurants. Not knowing where to stay, I referred to Trip Advisor. The Colony Motel is rated # 1 in the area, and now I know why.
Yes, it is off the beaten path on Rt #9 North, and perhaps few travelers would take this route, but it is still just minutes away by car from numerous restaurants in Brewer and Bangor. It is a family run business (Lynn and her husband), and their dedication to their craft is demonstrated in every room. Even the caulking at the bottom of the tub, where it meets the floor, was perfect. You are not dealing with potentially uninspired employees from a Fortune 500 company, but two individuals who are committed to insuring that your stay is second to none. Even though we were dressed for cold construction work, and would have startled the weak of heart, Lynn treated us like family.
Our rooms were IMMACULATE....no spots on the carpet; no stains on the bedspread. The water pressure at the shower head was just like home, and the plumbing worked. ( no standing in ankle deep water in the tub after running the shower for 2 minutes). The heat in our rooms was electric baseboard, so there is no constant, annoying cycling of a hot air blower keeping you up all night like you would find in a chain hotel.
While I realize that there are times when a "full service" hotel is needed, if your travel plans do not place that obligation upon you, then stay here.
Full disclosure: there are no "land line" phones in the rooms, but in this day of smart phones, so what. Also. Lynn informed us that her rooms will be up-graded with large screen TV's ( I was fine with the TV in my room)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Friendly, family owned and operated for over 37 years. Exceptionally clean and comfortable rooms with various sizes to meet your needs. Efficiencies available with full kitchens. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Colony Hotel Brewer