What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes continental breakfast
- Within strolling distance of the charming village of Brunswick
- The comfort dishes at Coast Bar & Bistro — perfect for chilly New England evenings
- Cocktail hour in the bar, complete with a wood-burning fireplace
- Some units have two-person rainfall showers or Jacuzzi tubs
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Guestrooms have a cozy-classic feel, with a moody palette of charcoal, royal blue and burnished gold
- There’s an on-site fitness center (a rarity for a country inn)
- The private hot tub and sauna require reservations
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
History and Old World charm are fused with an up-to-date sensibility at this country inn, housed in a grand, 200-year-old Federal-style mansion close to the town of Brunswick. A homey yet sophisticated New England style prevails, from the lovely lobby, with its hardwood floors, to the elegantly decorated guestrooms, which are done in a moody palette of charcoal, royal blue and burnished gold. As they enter the grand lobby, guests are whisked back in time by the sweeping staircase, chandeliers and pressed-tin ceilings. A crackling wood fire makes for a cozy cocktail hour in the bar, and the theme continues in the restaurant, Coast Bar & Bistro, which pays homage to its location in the form of New England classics such as chowder, crab cakes and lobster pot pie (with the occasional nod to modern trends like kale chips and veggie burgers). Save room for the Sunday supper, a three-course menu featuring homey comfort foods that’s also a heartening bargain at $20. Work off all the carbo-loading at the on-site fitness center (a rarity for a country inn), or relax in the hot tub and sauna after taking in the sights of nearby Brunswick.
In the Area
One of the best ways to experience the wild beauty of Maine is on two wheels or on foot: The Androscoggin River Bike Path meanders through gorgeous countryside between Brunswick and the Cook’s Corner area, while Bay Bridge Landing Wetland Park adjoins Merrymeeting Bay and offers a walking path with interpretive signage detailing the local habitat and its flora and fauna. If small town culture is what you’re looking for, check out the Maine State Music Theater, which hosts popular musicals such as Sister Act, The Full Monty and Fame. For some eats, roll into Fat Boy Drive In, an old-school roadside burger joint with a distinctive green and white awning that serves artery-hardening treats such as onion rings and lobster rolls.
How to Get There
The room is nice. It is clean but there are a few things that need to be attended to the ceiling in the entry way needs some serious repair and the elevator needs to be fixed -- there are signs on the elevator that they did not pass safety tests -- a little off-putting, and the ceiling of the elevator is really bad. They had an issue with the air conditioning while we were there and to their credit they did tell us about it before we checked in but it cooled off toward the late evening so it didn't cause us too much grief. The staff seemed friendly and accommodating. The bar closed early because it was slow so we weren't able to get a drink -- no great loss just a little disappointing.
Just leaving the Daniel after finding out that the fire dept shut them down because they have no heat and no one is allowed in the building. Booked two rooms a year ago for Parents weekend at the local college and now, the hotel with the closest availability is 25 miles away. The hotel manager said he contacted guests to tell them but he never contacted us and he would not help us find accommodations elsewhere. The Daniel has finally jumped the shark.
We had our entire wedding party stay at the hotel. We had our Rehearsal dinner I. The Timber Room. Everything was superb. The staff went above and beyond in every way. The hotel felt like a home. And the staff became our friends. It made our wedding weekend just spectacular!! Loved every minute of it!!!