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103 Main St, Machias, ME 04654-1149
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#2 of 3 hotels in Machias
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The Machias River Inn is conveniently located on Route 1 in the center of Machias. There are several restaurants, bars and stores within easy walking distance. We share the parking lot with famed Helen's Restaurant. We are directly across the street from the Sunrise Trail, a multi-use recreational trail. Our rooms are just feet away from the beautiful Machias River where you can view the sunrise from your patio door.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Fishing
Kids stay free
BBQ facilities
Outdoor fireplace
24-hour check-in
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Wifi
Vending machine
Outdoor furniture
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Interconnected rooms available
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Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Microwave
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Michael Lerickson wrote a review Aug 2022
Virginia1 contribution
Thank you so much to the staff of the Machias River Inn & manager Ryle. We had been on holiday for 8 days making our way up the east coast with Machias/Bold Coast being our last stop. Upon arriving we were greeted by Ryle who was promptly checking us in and giving recommendations for dinner. We checked into a beautiful room with a amazing king size bed along with a beautiful view of the river. Water pressure and temperature was great and the room smelled fresh and clean. My wife had forgotten her laptop charger at the previous hotel and Ryle was gracious enough to let us borrow his for the evening, we sat and chatted in the office for a bit and enjoyed every minute of it. We met Kim and Jessie two of the machias river inn’s housekeepers and they were true gems. Everyone is spoken highly here and I can see why! We will not hesitate to book again and hope to do so next year, thank you all for your willingness to help us and for being so accommodating!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ryle Mortland, General Manager at Machias River Inn
Responded 22 Aug 2022
Thank you Michael for your kind review, it is always so rewarding for our staff to see reviews like yours. They have worked extremely hard this season and we are so proud of them! Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we hope to have you again in the future!
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LovesPhotoOps wrote a review Jul 2022
Hoover, Alabama984 contributions124 helpful votes
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I had made reservations nine months in advance for two rooms for our stop between Bar Harbor and Campobello Island. All I knew ahead of time was that it was a motel near a river and I had low expectations. The young woman who checked us in was friendly and quick. When we opened the door to our ground floor room and saw the beautiful river view out the back, we knew we had made a great choice. The room was clean, quiet, and updated. I appreciated the details such as the grab bar in the shower, the Keurig coffeemaker, and the large historic Machias photo on the wall. There were several Adirondack chairs out back by the river, and we sat out there with binoculars and watched two bald eagles fly up into a tree across the river. We walked across the parking lot to Helen’s Restaurant for dinner and it was also wonderful. All in all, a really satisfying experience.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Ryle Mortland, General Manager at Machias River Inn
Responded 3 Jul 2022
Thank you for you're review, and we are so happy you made the decision to stay with us! It is always nice to hear from our guests on their experience at our Inn and how they are liking our newly renovated rooms. The river and the wildlife right outside our back door is always a added bonus for all our guests, we hope to have you back very soon!
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Twodogfox wrote a review Jul 2022
Whitefish, Montana38 contributions8 helpful votes
Each room has a river view. Its an older place but has been updated, so the rooms are spacious and well appointed. The restaurant, Helens, I think, is right there in the parking lot and is excellent. Great reknowned pies, super duper burger. All of our group was happy with both.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Downstairs rooms have sliding glass doors to the lawned rivers edge.
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Response from Ryle Mortland, General Manager at Machias River Inn
Responded 29 Jul 2022
Thank you for your review, I am so happy to hear that you were able to have a great stay at our inn. We have recently started renovating our rooms here at the Machias River Inn, with each room getting a complete makeover! We definitely have the best spot in town, from being right on the water to sharing a parking lot with Helens Restaurant!
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jenniferkelley2022 wrote a review Jul 2022
Always accommodating as they can be; have been staying there frequently for work and during the summer has been hard to find a place local. They have fit us, thankfully. Not any government rate in Summer time.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Ryle Mortland, General Manager at Machias River Inn
Responded 6 Jul 2022
Thank you Jennifer, it is always a pleasure to have you and Judy stay with us! We appreciate the continued business and look forward to having you all back!
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Daydream14452098112 wrote a review May 2022
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Desk staff made check in easy. Rooms have been renovated recently. The renovation improved the rooms tremendously. I enjoyed a great view of the river. The adjacent restaurant added to the ease of my stay. I will definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Ryle Mortland, General Manager at Machias River Inn
Responded 27 May 2022
Thank you for choosing to stay with us, I am happy to hear our staff made check in to be quick and easy on you. We'd love to have you back!
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Joyce D wrote a review May 2022
Waterloo, Iowa1 helpful vote
Motel has been fully renovated and rooms are very nice. There's a nice homestyle restaurant just steps away. Motel is on the river and back patio view is beautiful--fire pit and adirondack chairs are set up.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ryle Mortland, General Manager at Machias River Inn
Responded 21 May 2022
We are so happy to hear you had a great stay with us!
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Harold Duncan wrote a review May 2022
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My wife and I travel up and down the east coast for pleasure, we just so happened to stumble upon a Facebook post advertising the Machias River Inn so we booked a room and made the trip..and it was worth it! We were greeted by a young man who happens to be the manager and was able to put us in a renovated room with a gorgeous view of the river. My wife went up stairs to drop off our bags while I spoke with the manager about the area and the property. He was helpful and friendly and went above and beyond what he needed to do for us when it came to connecting our devices to wifi as he even updated our computer for us. The rooms were spotless and you could smell how clean the rooms were. Every aspect of the room was incredible as we took in the beauty of our view. Our room was a stones throw away from Helens restaurant where we had dinner AND dessert. We will be back and we can not wait to do so! Thank you Machias River Inn for a great stay and good luck this summer.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Ryle Mortland, General Manager at Machias River Inn
Responded 16 May 2022
Thank you for your review, it was our pleasure to have you here at the Inn with us! It was great talk to you and we hope you come again!
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patty3404 wrote a review Apr 2022
maine21 contributions13 helpful votes
The room was recently renovated and spotlessly clean . Beautiful view on the river and staff were so accommodating . When i checkef out , i let the staff know one outlet appeared to be mot working - by the time i walked back to my car , they already had someone checking it out . Great service and care for the Inn . Well done !
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 25 Apr 2022
Thank you so much for your review, I am happy you had a great stay and that our staff was able to quickly solve the problem! We hope to have you back very soon!
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jam0414 wrote a review Apr 2022
Guilford, Connecticut1 helpful vote
My husband and I stayed overnight here during our 10th wedding anniversary getaway. They were very accommodating when we called to say we’d be late checking in. The room was newly renovated (with a great view of the Machias River) and spotlessly clean, and the water pressure in the shower was fabulous! Having Helen’s next door is always a welcome bonus. I would safely say we will stay here again anytime we come through Machias. Thank you all so very much!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 18 Apr 2022
Congratulations on your 10 year wedding anniversary! We are so happy we were able to have you and that you enjoyed your stay! We hope you all make your way back with us!
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Lacie R wrote a review Apr 2022
Orlando, Florida453 contributions53 helpful votes
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Wow! Our room was HUGE and right on the water. It's definitely very old, maybe a little run down, but overall just fine! We had a HUGE living / bedroom area with 2 small beds (twin or queen) and a recliner. I had to sleep in the recliner, as these are not 2-person beds and there were 3 of us. The tub/shower were fine, decent water pressure and temp control. The room was mostly clean. The full-sized kitchen had a full-sized fridge, and plenty of cooking utensils, dishes and other basics. Very handy. Though -the fridge did not work. Def recommend lots of ice and nothing too perishable. We made the mistake of putting yogurt in it ... gross!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Ryle Mortland, General Manager at Machias River Inn
Responded 13 Apr 2022
Thank you for your review Lacie, we are undergoing renovating all of our 39 rooms on the property! Suite 38 is on our list to remodel and when we do it is going to be spectacular as our others are now! We would love to have you back and would certainly encourage you to request a newly renovated room as they have become a guest favorite!
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US$137 - US$193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
machias motor hotel machias
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Machias Motor Inn
LOCATION
United StatesMaineDownEast and Acadia MaineMachias
NUMBER OF ROOMS
39
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Frequently Asked Questions about Machias River Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Machias River Inn?
Nearby attractions include Bad Little Falls Park (0.8 km), Burnham Tavern (0.8 km), and The French Cellar (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Machias River Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Machias River Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Machias River Inn?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Machias River Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Machias River Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Helen's, The Blue Bird Ranch Restaurant, and Pat's Pizza Machias.
Is Machias River Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Machias.
Are there any historical sites close to Machias River Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort O'Brien State Historic Site (5.5 km).
Does Machias River Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Machias River Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.