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"It was a very quaint little old fashioned inn. We enjoyed our stay. The downfall was there was no parking next to the hotel, we had to walk (a very sh ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 25 Jul 2019

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Hotel Description

Hotel near Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor

Near the airport

With a stay at this Bangor hotel, you'll be steps from Maine Discovery Museum and within a 10-minute walk of Darling's Waterfront Pavilion. Stephen King's House and Eastern Maine Medical Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Dining options, 6 bars/lounges

This smoke-free hotel features 4 restaurants and 6 bars/lounges. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the express check-out and WiFi in public areas. Self parking, a coffee shop, and limo/town car service are also offered.

Soaking tubs, WiFi

The individually decorated guestrooms offer WiFi and free toiletries. Other amenities include deep soaking bathtubs and plasma TVs with cable channels.

Premier Single Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking, City View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$157* Per night/room 7 Jul. - 8 Jul.

Premier Single Room, 1 Double Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Senior Single Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Senior Single Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, City View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Single Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, City View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Charles Inn at Vacationland Inns ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Charles Inn at Vacationland Inns

Everyone (2) Family (2)
5 out of 5
It was a very quaint little old fashioned inn. We enjoyed our stay. The downfall was there was no parking next to the hotel, we had to walk (a very short distance) to the parking garage.

Posted by on 25 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Jul. 2019 by Kristin

Hello and thanks for leaving a review! I'm so glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us!! Unfortunately we do not have a lot to provide parking at this hotel, and I hope it wasn't too much of an inconvenience for you. We hope to see you again if you make your way through Bangor in the future. Thanks again!

5 out of 5
This is an older place with a lot of charm, right in the center of town, less than a block from the river walk and the front desk people are amazing. Love it. Bring adapter as the electric sockets don't handle three prong plugs!

Posted by on 13 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Jul. 2019 by Sandy D. (G.M.)

Valued guest, Thank you so much for such a high ranking! Your words are very kind. We want nothing more than all of our guest to have such a pleasant experience here with us. We are looking forward to having you back. Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to let us know how it went. If there's anything you can think of that we should work on providing for our guest please let us know. Welcome to our family :)

4 out of 5
In the heart of downtown, quaint, eclectic although a bit worn down. Will stay definitely stay with them again. Blaze next door has great food and drinks.

Posted by on 16 Jul. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Jul. 2018 by Guests Services

Thank you Nancy for taking the time to tell us about your visit. We are very happy you enjoyed yourself during your time here and We look forward to having you grace us with your presence again.

5 out of 5

What a surprise!

This place has character! The staff was incredibly friendly and went above and beyond to be helpful. The room was cozy and comfortable and the place was quiet and peaceful at night and early in the morning. What a pleasant surprise!

Posted by , from Arlington, MA on 3 Jul. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Jul. 2017 by Danna B. - GM

Thank you for the review! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us!

1 out of 5

Would have been better off sleeping in the car.

Cons: No free Internet, Noisy, Poor breakfast
Room was dingy, dirty and smelled of mildew. Matress was shot. Pillows were about as thick as a daily newspaper. Water in the sink didn't work. Small TV with limited channels. I would recommend going to WalMart and buying camping gear rather than pay money for the Charles.

Posted by , from Aledo, Il on 27 Jul. 2012

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3 out of 5

Great Location, Classic Charm

Situated right downtown and within short walk of the best restaurants. The restoration is still a work in progress and there's some rough edges like tattered blinds, 80s-era TVs & stands, but the owner/mgmt is making a nice effort with the old place. I can't really recommend for the business traveler, as there's no in-room internet at all, very few cable channels, and no workout facility, but for the leisure traveler it's just fine. Yes the rooms can be oddly shaped and the floors a little wavy, but it is a hundred or so year old building! The showers are new and the mattresses just fine. The free breakfast goes above and beyond the basic cold food found at the moderate chain hotels, and you can't beat the classic charm of the lobby and public areas, which are filled with works by local artists.

Posted by on 12 Mar. 2010

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2 out of 5

Stay away from here !!!!!!!

We booked online for 4 nights to attend a family function. We liked the idea of a quaint refurbished hotel within walking distance of the theater,museums and restaurants. We were very disappointed when we saw our small room. It was nothing like the picture with the canopy bed or the picture with the one double bed. There were no sheers at the window which limited privacy. Also our room was at the back of the hotel overlooking an alley and lots of fire escapes and junk. Where were the rooms overlooking the city? Also the room was dusty and had an unusual odor. We could not open the window as there was no screen. The carpet was spotted and old (maybe that was the odor). The dresser had some of the veneer missing. We checked in at 6 pm, went to dinner, had a cup of coffee at the Inn and went to our room to make reservations at another hotel and contact the online company. We were told we were checking out that we would have to pay for one night. We left at 9:30 pm. The cost of the 4 nights stay was $ and we were refunded $ online. Three and one half hour at this substandard hotel cost us $.

Posted by on 17 Jun. 2009

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4 out of 5

sweet place!

fantastic value and nice location. Everyone went out of their way. Aside from some late night street noise (unit 301) and an older matress, our night stay could not have been more pleasant.

Posted by on 14 May 2009

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4 out of 5

A GREAT WORK IN PROGRESS

THIS HOTEL IS LOCATED IN THE HEART OF A SMALL CITY ON IT'S WAY BACK. IT IS WITHIN FEET OF SOME OF THE BEST EATERIES IN TOWN. IT IS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF AN OPERA HOUSE AND A CASINO. THE HOTEL HAS BEEN RENOVATED TO BE JUST THE WAY IT WAS MANY YEARS AGO--IT HAS ACCOMPLISHED THIS WHILE QUITLY HIDING THE NECESSARY MODERN AMMENITIES-SUCH AS A NEW ELEVATOR OR WI-FI IN YOUR ROOM. THE BREAKFAST INCLUDED FRESH PASTRY AND WAFFELS AND SAUSAUGE. THERE ARE TABLES OUTSIDE ON A PLAZA OR SIT INSIDE ON THE NEW 'COMFEY' SOFAS. IT'S A QUITE GET AWAY NEAR EVERYTHING YOU WOULD NEED OR WANT IN BANGOR.

Posted by on 14 Aug. 2008

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5 out of 5

Fabulous renovation

The Charles Inn is supremely well-situated in the very heart of downtown Bangor. Rooms and lobby are full of antiques. The free continental breakfast was HUGE (and the concierge got up to have breakfast ready at 5 a.m. for those of us running the marathon!). Very friendly, comfortable, and affordable.

Posted by on 20 Jul. 2006

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About the The Charles Inn at Vacationland Inns

Location 20 Broad St, Bangor, ME 04401

Property Features

There are 4 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a grocery/convenience store. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 6 bars/lounges. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. A library, a vending machine, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly The Charles Inn at Vacationland Inns. The hotel can provide limo/town car service and wedding services. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This Bangor hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 31 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 4 dining venues
  • 6 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1873
  • Coffee shop
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Convenience store
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge) , Self parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces) , Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Bangor Intl. Airport (BGR) (5.7 km / 3.6 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking, extended parking, and RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Charles Inn at Vacationland Inns offers 31 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 27-inch plasma televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Deep soaking tub
  • Plasma television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The Charles Inn at Vacationland Inns has 4 restaurants serving breakfast only.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after noon please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after noon must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in information and lockbox information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.00 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 15.00 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 48 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 5.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 5.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 6.00 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 15.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in fee: USD 20.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 25 (subject to availability)
  • Kitchen/kitchenette fee: USD 30 per stay
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 20 per stay
  • In-room microwave fee: USD 15.00 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.00 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Charles Bangor
  • Charles Inn Bangor
  • Charles Inn Vacationland Inns Bangor
  • Charles Inn Vacationland Inns
  • Charles Vacationland Bangor
  • Charles Vacationland
  • The Charles Inn at Vacationland Inns Hotel
  • The Charles Inn at Vacationland Inns Bangor
  • The Charles Inn at Vacationland Inns Hotel Bangor

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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