Mid-Town Motel

Mid-Town Motel

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#10 of 11 hotels in Boothbay Harbor
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Mid-Town Motel, your Boothbay Harbor “home away from home.” Mid-Town Motel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

For those interested in checking out Opera House at Boothbay Harbor (0.3 mi) while visiting Boothbay Harbor, Mid-Town Motel is a short distance away.

The hotel offers outdoor furniture, to make your visit even more pleasant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Travellers looking to enjoy some fish and chips can head to The Thistle Inn Restaurant, Boathouse Bistro Tapas Lounge & Restaurant, or Kaler's. Otherwise, you may want to check out a Chinese restaurant such as China By The Sea.

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out a lighthouse, such as Burnt Island Lighthouse.

Mid-Town Motel puts the best of Boothbay Harbor at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Non-smoking rooms
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English

Location

96 McKown St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1863
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Ricochan wrote a review Jul 2021
New York
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mid-Town Motel is within a walking distance to the central Boothbay Harbor. Many had to come to the town early in the morning to secure a parking spot, but we could just leave our car in the motel property. We could drop off our purchases and come back out to town if needed to... Location was perfect.
WIFI worked very well.
However, our bathroom was very small, and it came with soaps and extra toilet paper only. The bath mat was paper. There was no mini fridge to keep your beverage cold. During our stay, I could hear our neighbors. One coughed a lot while awake. I was not certain if the door locked from inside. I kept a chair behind it to feel secure, but since the door required an actual key (not key pad), I felt a bit like sleeping in a shed.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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owengleach wrote a review Jul 2022
Princeton, New Jersey
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The primary attraction is, I confess, the price. Under $200 per night is a bargain in summer in Maine. However, the thing I liked best was the "50's motel" meant there were windows that could be opened at both front and back of the room (ours was #3), yielding lovely fresh Maine air all night long. The AC was excellent and quickly cooled a closed-all-day room, and then nature took over. Didn't turn on the TV over two days. Our room did not have a refrigerator, but there was a place for one. My wife stayed at this location a year ago and in the same room and it did have a mini-fridge, which would have come in handy to safety store leftovers from the typical giant portions that restaurants serve these days. Maybe I should have asked. Overall a great find.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from J M, Innkeeper at Mid-Town Motel
Responded 19 Jul 2022
Hey Owen, Your review brought a smile to our faces! We're thrilled to see that you enjoyed a comfortable stay and experienced the refreshing Maine breeze all night long. Thanks again to you and your wife for being such fans of Mid-Town Motel and know that we'd love to serve as your go-to home in the area going forward. Wishing you the very best!
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ArtTrippers wrote a review Aug 2020
Connecticut
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We needed a place in Boothbay Harbor to stay for one night. This place fit the bill perfectly. It was a great value for the money and our room was exceptionally clean and quiet. The owner, Tim, is super friendly and eager to help. We would stay here again just to experience his hospitality.

The charm of the place is that it lives up to its claim of being a 1950's classic. Rather than trying to do a budget update, Mid-Town Motel fully embraces its theme - and it works!

This motel is very convenient to downtown Boothbay Harbor, as well as out of the way of the traffic.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Cabo J wrote a review Jun 2022
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location - just a short walk away from all the shops. Office is pretty much unattended. They should post a sign where to call for assistance. Also need a trash can outside for the guests for anything larger than the tiny trash can in the room!
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from J M, Innkeeper at Mid-Town Motel
Responded 28 Jun 2022
Hey caboj192, We love learning that our location made shopping and exploring the area convenient! We also appreciate your feedback on how we can further elevate your experience and will discuss your comments at our next meeting. Join us again soon, as we want nothing more than for your next stay to shine even brighter. Take care!
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ArtTrippers wrote a review Aug 2022
Connecticut
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here two years ago when Tim owned it. We had just needed a room for one night and it was very well priced. Tim was sweet and accommodating. At $100/night, as it was in 2020, the motel was charming and quirky. Under new ownership this year, it’s $200/night with absolutely no updating or even anyone there to check us in. Definitely nothing charming here at this price. It’s tired and nowhere near worth the price. There are plenty of hotels nearby that may be a few dollars more but so much more worth it.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Innkeeper Topside, Owner at Mid-Town Motel
Responded 8 Aug 2022
Hello ArtTrippers, We are disappointed that your stay was not to your satisfaction. Tim was and still is a very good friend of ours and he trusted us to continue on the tradition of running his family's 1950's motor lodge in downtown Boothbay Harbor. Thou not relevant when discussing the value of your stay, Tim's ability to charge $100 a night was only possible as he did not have a mortgage on the property. We are disappointed you did not take notice of the upgrades we have made in order to make our guest's stay a good value, even at a higher rate. These upgrades included adding individual heat and air conditioning to each guest room (Tim's number 1 recommendation to us), new beds including four rooms with king beds now, new Comphy Company linens and pillows, a full line of amenities (soap, shampoo, lotion, shower gel), hairdryers, upgraded furnishings with USB ports and charging stations, new guest kitchen in the lobby with guest refrigerator, microwave, ice machine and Keurig Coffee maker with complimentary coffee in each room (this coffee maker was just installed this week, possibly after your stay) and doggie rest station. With so many 'value properties' disappearing, it is our goal is to be able to continue to offer visitors the option to stay in a clean, comfortable downtown Boothbay Harbor accommodation for the most reasonable price we are able to offer.
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Yankee33 wrote a review Oct 2021
Williamsville, New York
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I love the vintage motels and quirky places found along the nation's highways and I so wanted to give this place a better review. The owner was so fun to chat with and I enjoyed visiting with his adopted cat, Oscar. The Mid-Town is just a short walk to Boothbay Harbors stores and restaurants. Being 50's style, it comes with no A/C, coffee maker, hair dryer, fridge, microwave, or ice machine. I can handle that, but no cloth bathmat? No facial tissue? A bathroom with absolutely no place for your toiletries? The room came with a limited amount of outlets, and none in the very small bathroom. The heater is in the wall, and would be dangerous for children to touch. We had Room #8, which required a climb of about 8 stone steps making it quite the challenge for us to get our luggage and belongings up them. I would recommend rooms 1-7 so you can pull up to your door. Assuming the owner plans to keep this motel for some time, remodeling of the property is in order.
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Date of stay: October 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Innkeeper Topside, Owner at Mid-Town Motel
Responded 9 Aug 2022
Hello Yankee33, We know your review was posted in October 2021 under the previous owners management, however we thought it would be a good opportunity to let you and other readers know about the upgrades we have made to the property since taking over the property this past winter. As you mentioned, the amenities were minimal. Here is what we have done so far to make our guest's stay more comfortable: Air Conditioning!!! We have installed individual heat and air conditioning to each guest room, new beds including four rooms with king beds now, new Comphy Company linens and pillows, beautiful new cloth bathmats! (no more paper bathmats), a full line of amenities (soap, shampoo, lotion, shower gel), hairdryers, tissues, upgraded furnishings with USB ports and charging stations, new guest kitchen in the lobby with guest refrigerator, microwave, ice machine and Keurig Coffee maker with complimentary coffee in each room. We plan to continue to improve the property with outdoor living spaces and other fun amenities over the coming months. So thank you for posting your review last season and we hope you will visit us again and check out the upgrades.
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woodsdweller wrote a review Aug 2021
Scarborough, Maine
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely a trip back to the tiny motel rooms of the 50s and 60s. But, it's clean and has two chairs and two benches, so plenty of places to put things. No extra amenities, and NO COFFEE MAKER. We were warned by reading reviews so brought our very very old retro electric coffee percolator, which worked out perfectly! The owner is friendly and it really is 5 minutes or less to town, yet very quiet.
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Date of stay: August 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Brenda B wrote a review May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Take a trip back in time in this 1950’s motel. The rooms are quaint and very clean. We were in 11. This room had queen size bed which was very comfortable. This motel is located within walking distance of all the shops and restaurants in Boothbay Harbor. Also it is close to the beautiful Botanical Gardens. We only had a few issues. The bathrooms are small (similar to the old 1950’s bathrooms) and the toilet is close to the wall. If you are tall like my husband it is not easy. The second issue was the door to the room was hard to shut. If you are not careful, you may not get it closed all the way if you leave to go somewhere. That being said they have nice storm doors in front of them so they won’t completely be opened to the outside if it were to come open. We spent about two days in Boothbay Harbor in the beginning of May, right before tourist season. We had some chilly days and the room stayed perfectly warm. There is a great keurig in the office with plenty of coffee (my husband enjoyed), fridge and freezer( if you need it), and ice machine.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking on site.
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Glenn Hilsinger wrote a review Jul 2020
Loch Arbour, New Jersey
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a great place! A classic American motel in great shape. As if out of a movie ..... the classic 1950’s aesthetic was clean and classic. Owner was gracious and helpful. These types of places are harder to find as time goes by, and it’s right in the center of town we were able to easily walk everywhere. A real find !!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ellyk2012 wrote a review Oct 2020
Boston, Massachusetts
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed one night, easy to find near the center of town. Check in was easy and the host was very helpful and friendly. He gave some great tips on places to eat and visit, the motel room was extremely clean, a little on the small side but comfortable and small bathroom, again, very clean. Parking right at the motel, it brought back wonderful memories of family road trips from back in the 60’s. There is WiFi and cable TV, but no microwave or mini-fridge. Great value, very affordable. We would stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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elizabeth b asked a question Dec 2016
Prospect Harbor, Maine2 contributions
do you allow well behaved dogs?
Answer from middleboro
Middleboro, Massachusetts755 contributions251 helpful votes
yes when there open for the season. right now there closed for the season.
Blanche K asked a question Jul 2015
San Francisco, California
Where would the closest place to swim
Answer from SeaBoothbayHarbor
Boothbay Harbor47 contributions33 helpful votes
The Boothbay Region does not have many beaches, it's mostly a rocky shoreline. But we have a couple of nice small tidal cove beaches that are great for swimming and only 15 minutes from my Motel. Hope this answers your questions and take care and have a nice evening !!!!! Tim Lewis Mid-Town Motel
oliviarosa asked a question Jul 2015
portland, maine3 contributions
Does this hotel have an outdoor pool?
Karen wrote a tip Jun 2024
Knoxville, Tennessee43 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t hesitate to book. If you are in need of plenty of space, you might not enjoy it. If you are open to enjoying yesteryear, do it."
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Brenda B wrote a tip May 2024
77 contributions22 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking on site."
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dolby5ful wrote a tip Jun 2021
Bloomfield, Connecticut1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms in the wing connected to the office got quite warm during a week with temps in the low 90s."
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lmzajac wrote a tip Sept 2019
Sturbridge, Massachusetts17 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I liked the side building in which I stayed."
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micknmarley wrote a tip Oct 2018
Delray Beach, Florida111 contributions91 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are rooms accessible only by steps in a second building. If you don't want this request a ground level floor in the first building"
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PRICE RANGE
S$248 - S$336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesMaineMid Coast MaineBoothbay Harbor
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mid-Town Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Mid-Town Motel?
Nearby attractions include Opera House at Boothbay Harbor (0.5 km), Ed Brown's Wharfside Gallery (0.2 km), and Eventide Specialties (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mid-Town Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and outdoor furniture.
Is parking available at Mid-Town Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mid-Town Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Downeast Ice Cream Factory, Red Cup Coffee House, and Blue Moon Café.
Is Mid-Town Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Boothbay Harbor.
Are pets allowed at Mid-Town Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Mid-Town Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Wilson Memorial Chapel (4.6 km).
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