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Machias River Inn

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Bangor, Maine
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4 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I had a great stay at Machias River Inn during the blueberry festival. The suite was spacious and the deck outside the room was very relaxing for a great lobster dinner with lobsters from mother shuckers. I'd stay in that suite again.

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Thank sgrnor
shelleymmi, General Manager at Machias River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your spacious suite, the lobsters and the festival. It's the best time of the year in Machias. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Shelley More 

Groveland, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Our weekend motorcycle trip to Machias River Inn was wonderful. The room was clean and the views of the river was relaxing. The location was convenient to travel to the Balsams Amphitheater for a concert.

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shelleymmi, General Manager at Machias River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the nice review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Shelley More 

Ipswich, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2016

room was excellent, comfortable all around. everybody was very friendly and helpful. Love the outdoor views!!!!! Having the restaurant so close was very nice and convenient . Being on bicycle path of the east coast greenway all day and seeing your motel right there was a wonderful relief!

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shelleymmi, General Manager at Machias River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again very soon. Best regards, Shelley More 

Friendship, Maine
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The view from our room was amazing! Great friendly place to stay, we actually woke up the worker to check out early in the morning and they were still so nice. Warm and clean. Will surely return during the fall foliage season.

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Thank amyfriendme
shelleymmi, General Manager at Machias River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed our view and hospitality. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, Shelley More 

Winchester, Virginia
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110 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Had to settle for this place, although it was non smoking, it was stale air with funky ac controls, room smelled of perfumed cleaner. Dingy out of date bathroom, gross bed coverings.no amenities, stay elsewhere unless you are used to very low end properties.

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Thank PixiePixels1
shelleymmi, General Manager at Machias River Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry you were disappointed with our facility. We work very hard to make sure all of our guests are satisfied. It is our mission to provide clean and comfortable accommodations with amazing views and the friendliest staff. We regret you feel we fell short. Regards, Shelley More 

Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Our group of 3 ladies stayed two times on our trip to Maine---the staff was very helpful in every respect, the location was perfect for us, and we did enjoy seeing the bald eagles every time we looked out over the river. We had the 2 bedroom apartment and it was fully stocked and very comfortable. Having Helen's restaurant next... More 

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shelleymmi, General Manager at Machias River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in one of our apartments. Isn't it fun to watch the eagles? We hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Shelley More 

Massapequa, New York
1 review
Reviewed 13 August 2016

What a beautiful Inn! The accommodations were wonderful! Ricky and Ellen were very accommodating and welcoming. Breakfast was out of this world delicious!!! We also had the pleasure of dining in the restaurant at night. The food was prepared fresh and the flavors complemented each other and popped in your mouth! I would highly recommend staying at the Riverside Inn.

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1 review
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Nice room, excellent views, two of the worse mattresses I've tried to sleep on in years. Beds must be as old as the motel, no support at all in the middle of the mattresses, had to sleep diagonally on the the beds or on the floor to get any support. Might just be room 22

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Thank Mike G
shelleymmi, General Manager at Machias River Inn, responded to this review

I'm not quite sure how to respond to your review. Over the course of the the last two years, all of our mattresses have been replaced. When I first read your review, I was thinking to myself, "Did we miss a room? No one else has ever complained about the mattresses." I personally inspected the mattresses in Room 22 with... More 

North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Machias was the last stop on our road trip and we were happy to stay here. Upon check in I was greeted by a very friendly and kind young girl. She informed me that our accommodations had been changed and that we had been moved to one of their suites. Pleasant surprise! Though it may have been slightly outdated, it... More 

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Thank Deborah C
shelleymmi, General Manager at Machias River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's always nice to get a free upgrade. Score! I'm sorry you didn't like our new bedspreads and berber carpeting. We like the more "cottage feel" they give verses stark white and bolder colors. At any rate, I'm glad your enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again someday soon.... More 

New York
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Was glad there was a cancellation to this otherwise booked hotel during our time in Machias. It provided me with a good night sleep after no sleep the previous night in a tent! It is an old school motel and not the nicest place I've ever stayed but had comfortable beds, the staff was excellent, and our room had a... More 

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Thank Tammy C
shelleymmi, General Manager at Machias River Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you had a restful night after a not so great one tenting. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Shelley More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Machias River Inn

Address: 103 Main St, Machias, ME 04654-1149 (Formerly Machias Motor Inn)
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Machias
Price Range: $110 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 39
Also Known As:
Machias Motor Hotel Machias
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“balcony on the second floor joins all rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Big_Nummies76, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Each unit is one room deep giving you a view to the river.”
 of 5 bubbles MarianneT402, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I enjoyed the rooms facing the river”
  • outside of my room directly facing the Machias River
 of 5 bubbles twerk63, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms closest to office are within step of the river. You can park right at the door so loading/unloading is easy.”
 of 5 bubbles ABQfan, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“2 sleep rooms,living room,kitchen,terrace excellent view to the river”
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