The historic hotels of Maine have a unique story to tell and a glorious legacy to uphold. The charming and unique grand hotels of Maine transports guest to a bygone era with their gracious New England hospitably and beautifully appointed rooms. If you are visiting Maine you should definitely stay at some of these glamorous hotels. Read on to discover some of the beloved historic hotels in Maine.
Here Are 7 Of The Best Historic Hotels In Maine:
Portland Regency Hotel and Spa
The imposing, red brick, Portland Regency Hotel and Spa, which is situated in the heart of Portland, is a world class heritage hotel. The original property was constructed in 1895 and served as a home base for Maine’s National Guard. Some unique architectural features of this hotel which harks back to more genteel times, include its highly detailed fireplaces, turreted windows and numerous cozy alcoves. This world class hotel which is renowned for its outstanding service has 95 uber luxurious rooms, complete with premium bedding, flat screen TV’s, Wi-Fi facility and I-pod docking stereos. Visitors to this hotel must visit the two award winning restaurants, ‘Twenty Milk Street’ and ‘Armory Lounge’. The lavish spa at the Portland Regency Hotel and Spa is an oasis of opulence and luxury.
The spectacular Colony hotel with its well manicured lawns was built in 1914. The picturesque Colony hotel has been owned by the Boughton family since 1948. The Colony hotel which is perched on a rock promontory, offers unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean and Kennebunk River. The Colony Hotel has the unique distinction of being Maine’s first environmentally responsible hotel. Visitors to this 125 room property can enjoy classic New England service. The Colony Hotel also boasts of an 18 hole putting green. You can enjoy scrumptious lunches and dinners at the recently renovated ‘Ocean Terrace’ restaurant or at the ‘Marine Room’ restaurant.
The Claremont Hotel
Visitors have thronged the magnificent Claremont Hotel which is located in southwest harbor, Maine, since 1884. This quintessential Maine hotel sits at the mouth of East coast’s only fjord – the brooding Somes Sound. The Claremont hotel has twenty four full service guest rooms, six inn-style private rooms and fourteen quaint housekeeping cottages which affords unparalleled ocean views. Some awesome facilities offered by this historic hotel include six and nine wicket croquet courts, boating facilities, a beautiful library and a clay tennis court. Visitors to Claremont hotel can enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner at the acclaimed Xanthus restaurant.
Union Bluff Hotel
Check into the historic Union Bluff hotel to enjoy a luxurious and relaxing holiday. This beautiful hotel threw its doors open to guests for the very first time in 1868. Situated on the Short Sands beach, the Union Bluff Hotel transports visitors to a bygone era, the moment one enters the dark wood paneled lobby. This splendid hotel boasts of seventy beautifully appointed rooms which are spread over the Main Building, Annex and The Meeting House. The décor of the guest rooms in union Bluff hotel juxtaposes the old with the new. Guests staying at Union Bluff Hotel can dine at the casual ‘Bluff Pub’ or enjoy a fine dining experience at ‘The Union Grill’.
Black Point Inn
Enjoy luxurious ocean front accommodation at the historic Black Point Inn. The birth of the historic and grand Black Point Inn can be traced back to the late 19th century (1878 to be exact). Initially the Black point served as a family home to numerous leading families in Maine. The Black Point Inn which is an ode to Maine’s gracious hospitality is located on Prouts Neck. The twenty five air conditioned rooms in Black Point Inn, offers stunning waterfront views. To enjoy Maine’s authentic local cuisine, visitors can dine at The Chart Room or at The Point Restaurant.
Old Granite Inn
The stately Old Granite Inn is a Federal colonial style building. The Old Granite Inn has got its unique name because of the grey granite which was extensively used in its construction. The construction of this historic building began in 1840. Since the last thirty years or so this beautiful edifice has been converted into a heritage inn. The Old Granite Inn which is one of the premier historic hotels of Maine boasts of eight uniquely appointed and comfortable rooms. Each of the rooms in Old Granite Inn features turn of the century old antiques and art pieces. You can enjoy hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner at the large and airy dining room which is located in the heart of Old Granite Inn.
Herbert Grand Hotel
Herbert Grand Hotel in Kingfield, Maine, is a regal historic hotel which was built in 1918. Herbert Grand hotel is constructed on the shores of the meandering Carrabassett River close to the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Guests to this historic hotel are awestruck by the magnificent wood panelled lobby and well appointed rooms. Visitors to this hotel can choose to stay at the honeymoon rooms, standard king and queen rooms, family rooms or the full and twin rooms. Guests can enjoy a hearty meal at the glorious ‘Four Soups Restaurant’. Depending on the season, visitors can enjoy a variety of local pastimes which includes skiing, snowboarding, hiking, trekking and hunting.