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“If you want the true Maine experience ,then this Inn is the Jewel in the Crown!”
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Vacationland Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Brewer
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Ellsworth, Maine
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203 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“If you want the true Maine experience ,then this Inn is the Jewel in the Crown!”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

The motto of this Inn is:"Come as a stranger,leave as a friend. Your adventure begins at the Vacationland Inn."Up until five years ago, the Vacationland Inn was know as the Twin Cities Motel. The twin cities referred to are Brewer and Bangor. Nostalgia for this place reaches to the far corners of the world. In the seventies, Twin Cities Motel was the layover for many international airline crews.Bangor International was a fuel stop for the Concorde. PanAm.TWA and my airline ,Overseas National. The owner of the Vacationland Inn, Cheryl Bradford was in high school at the time and remembers seeing many crew coming and going.
During my flying career I stayed at this Inn hundreds of time. I always wondered what it was like now as I drove by. I had the opportunity to stay over and was pleasantly surprised.The owners wanted to know the history that I could easily provide.
There is a digital sign outside that provides news of upcoming events,such as the upcoming Bangor Waterfront Concert series.As you walk into the lobby,it carries the true ambience of Maine. There is a big statue of a Maine black bear near a water fountain. Near the fireplace , there are two very confortable Amish rocking chairs.There is a small business center with a computer.The Vacationland Innis really the epitome of Maine which is called the"vacationland state." In the corner of the lobby,by the desk there are "Lobstah Rockahs" for sale made out of genuine lobster traps.There are charming local touches everywhere. Mounted on the wall are authentic snow shoes. And there are large figures of moose,deer and ducks.The welcome sign is definitely out for all guests. The atmosphere is cozy,casual and tranquil.Sixty percent of the guests are Canadian. There are at least ninety available rooms.Five are suites with hot-tubs ,reasonable priced..These "themed" suites are the Camden Supreme Suite,the Light House Suite. the Northwoods Suite. the Victorian Suite and the Nautical Suite.The Manager ,Leeann showed me all the suites on a vip tour.I was in a quiet room in the back building with a king size bed for a avery reasonable rate. In the morning there is a wonderful continental breakfast which is included. Homemade waffles with homemade strawberry and blueberry topping.There are discounts at the Coach House Restaurant if you show your key as well as for Timeout Restaurant with twent percent off deliveries.I was very impressed by the owner's strong commitment to make this Inn so special. Don' t miss going to Marden's for shopping which is very close by. Don't miss the opportunity to stay at a true treasure of Maine! Whether you are on your way to Bar Harbor or coming down from Canada, be sure to put the Vacationland Inn on your itinerary! You will leave as a friend. A very special place.

Room Tip: I chose 153 in the back where I knew it would be quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Waverley, Canada
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

Recently stayed at the Vacationland Inn in Brewer, Maine. We were in the area for some shopping and found their ad in the Hotels flyer picked up at the Tourist Information Centre. Although a little dated in furnishings, it more than made up for it in cleanliness, courtesy and a wonderful breakfast. We have stayed there twice now and would visit again when in the area.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Gray, Maine
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

As other reviewers have mentioned, room was a bit dated but it was very clean. we were in a first floor room, and we parked right at our own door. room had cable, large tv, mini fridge & microwave. No hair dryer though so don't forget yours. Location was quiet but very convenient to stores, restaurants, etc. Greeting at check-in was a little lukewarm but staff at check out the next morning was very nice! Best price we found was on their own website, other sites were at least 20 dollars more. A great deal for the $60+ tax we paid.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Castine, Maine
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

Have done some business there, staff is very friendly and nice, rooms are good, beds are comfortable. Great Place!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

Always stay here when I am in Bangor to shop . It is always clean and the price is well worth the short drive to the Bangor shopping area 5 min. We stayed here on the weekend and got our 2 nites for the price of one nite over in Bangor.Though dated it is always clean and the staff is so nice. To me it is a little bit of home while traveling.

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Additional Information about Vacationland Inn

Property: Vacationland Inn
Address: 453 Wilson St, Brewer, ME 04412-1414
Region: United States > Maine > Brewer
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Brewer
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,779 - ₹ 17,245
Hotel Class:2 star — Vacationland Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five (5) Beautiful Themed Suites with hydro-massage bath! Over 40 Drive up rooms. Vacationland Inn offers a variety of rooms to meet travelers needs (Economy to Themed Suites). A home away from home experience. Complimentary Continental Breakfast with Home-made waffles and Wild Maine Blueberry sauce, strawberry sauce and syrup. Vacationland Inn's Organic Coffee freshly roasted by local roasting company and privately labled just for our guests. Juices, toasting breads, cereals and more. Friendly staff that will always go the extra "Smile" to serve our guest needs. The Adventure begins at Vacationland Inn. Your first or return visit - experience the newly remodeled lobby and breakfast room. See you on your future stays. ... more   less 
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Vacationland Hotel Brewer
Vacationland Village Hotel

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