Daily homemade breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
Classic inn dating from 1901, now with all the mod cons (think iPads loaded with local info, iPod docking stations, LED smart TVs with Apple TV) and hip styling thanks to a 2015 renovation
Just 36 guestrooms and suites, all individually designed in splashy primary colors
What To Know
WiFi and on-site parking are free
The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays
Pets are not permitted
Guestrooms with water views are not guaranteed
Celeb chef Sam Talbot is at the helm of farm-to-table restaurant Pig + Poet, a new hot spot with a weekday happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m., and Sunday "pignics" (lobster rolls, pig roasts, etc.)
Checkout is at 11 a.m.
Parking on site
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Three-season midcoast Maine inn fresh from a 2015 revamp, with a colorful, modern look and a hot spot restaurant
On Camden’s main drag, within walking distance of the charming harbor, the seasonal Whitehall has welcomed sun-seeking guests since 1901. Thanks to a top-to-toe renovation in 2015, the inn has a colorful, modern style courtesy of Boston-based Rachel Reider Interiors. Inspired by the midcoast Maine landscape (“where the mountains meet the sea”), the decor is all seafoam greens and slate, natural grasscloth and weathered woods, while the eye-catching artwork is by a rotating cast of artists who hail from the state. Upstairs, the 36 guestrooms are individually designed in a colorful, print-heavy style, with retro light fixtures and cozy armchairs. All have iPads loaded with local info, iPod docking stations, LED smart TVs with Apple TV, coffeemakers and free WiFi. The bathrooms are stocked with posh Lather amenities, waffle kimonos and, in some, clawfoot bathtubs. On the dining front, chef Sam Talbot is at the helm of Pig + Poet, the inn’s light-flooded modern American restaurant, which focuses on local, seasonal and sustainable produce. It’s open from Wednesday to Monday, and there’s a weekday happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m., as well as a popular Sunday lobster picnic in the sunny courtyard.
In the Area
At the base of the Camden Hills on Penobscot Bay, the petite and picturesque town of Camden has been a summer destination since the late 19th century. Today nature lovers head out on hikes through 5,500-acre Camden Hills State Park or explore the coast on a power boat or daytrip across Penobscot Bay. Out of season, make the most of Camden’s indoor activities, from the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, in nearby Rockland, to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, in Boothbay. The area offers a raft of top eateries, including Melissa Kelly’s modern Italian restaurant, Primo, Suzuki’s Sushi Bar for Japanese fare, and buzzing Francine for mostly local and organic dishes.
52 High St
Camden, Maine 04843
How to Get There
Flights are available to Portland International Jetport (PWM) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. The hotel does not offer transfers to/from PWM, about 85 miles away. It is recommended that guests rent a car. If you’re renting a car for the transfer, self-parking is available at no charge.