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The Charles Inn

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Unfortunately this place just wasn't for us. The staff, when available for service, were very friendly but hardly ever there when needed. This made getting new wifi codes , which would expire, difficult. So I dont think it's fair to advertise free wifi. We found the rooms dark and dingy and the beds uncomfortable. The rooms did not have a fridge or phone and the noise from the streets and guests in other rooms travelled easily. We were there 2 nights and on the 2nd day our room wasn't made up for the 2nd night. Parking is off site although close. The inn does however offer a great location to walk around and explore.

Bangor, Maine was our half-way point and we wanted to stay in town rather than in yet another highway-side hotel. So, the Charles Inn seemed to be the perfect place. It may one day be that perfect place, but not just yet. We were offered a totally redone room on the main floor, but the smell of paint was a bit overwhelming so we declined. We were then offered a third floor corner room that looked out over a grimy parking lot with a leafy canal in the near distance. Were we getting mixed messages? That's what it felt like after we discovered quite a nice looking in a deep-urban hipster sort of way room. But this room had water pressure only someone stranded in a desert could appreciate, groaning pipes and a barely functioning and very noisy heating and (not really) cooling system. Add to that the bouncy bed, where your wife's slightest move rippled across the distance to reach you like a wave on the sea crashing into the shore! It was a looooong night. Aside from that, well, there's not much more to say. The price does not reflect the (lack of) quality of the hotel. We could see a real effort at renewal being made. So maybe we will be back, but not for a few years.

The Charles Inn was conveniently located right downtown Bangor. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The front desk staff was friendly and gave some good dinner recommendations. The rooms were very unique and comfortable.

I stay at the Charles Inn for two nights whilst in Bangor, the staff were warm and accommodating, giving tips on where to eat and what to see. I stay in the King suite as part of my Stephen King trip and it was fabulous, definitely recommend staying in that room and doing the SK tours while you’re there!

Great location right downtown. Themed rooms are nice, and remind you that you aren't in a big chain hotel. Sandy was at the front desk for my check-in. She was so nice, and very helpful. I'll be back. For sure.

My husband and I spent a night here while visiting our son at UMaine. We were very glad to pick this hotel! Pluses include: - convenience: WALK to lots of restaurants, coffee shops, stores, river - clean rooms - very friendly staff - easy parking (even on Sunday's -- ask at desk for pass) - eccentric charm -- we stayed in the USS Maine room. - great coffee at shop attached to hotel - very welcoming lobby You might not like this hotel if you are interested in a stark modern hotel where all rooms look the same, floors are even, and all is predictable. Hotel is downtown across from restaurants.. if you want a quiet back room, just ask! We are glad to have gotten to know Bangor a bit more through staying downtown.

The location is wonderful, downtown near restaurants and shops. I walked to Novios for dinner and Bagel Central for breakfast. My room was comfortable and quiet. You can park in the nearby parking garage for free. The hotel is small enough that you feel welcomed as an individual. I will go back if I return to Bangor.

Great, caring customer service made this a great visit. I really felt like my business was valued, even though I only booked for one night and at a steep discount. The location is perfect for enjoying downtown Bangor, which is a worth a visit. I stayed in the Stephen King suite, which was . . . interesting!

The best place for a beginning real romance ! Had THE perfect night, even though the bed was somewhat too squeaky ;-) There is no other place we would stay at next time we will travel to Bangor ! #Bangorchangedourlife

The hotel is in a great location downtown Bangor. Property is old but well maintained. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Parking not all that great - parking garage two blocks away or free on street after 5pm. Paddy's pub across the street was nice and if you are Canadian takes our dollar at par.

20 Broad St Bangor ME

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

The Charles Inn places you next to Maine Discovery Museum and within a 5-minute walk of Bangor Opera House. This 31-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like 4 restaurants, 6 bars/lounges, and free in-room WiFi. It's in the historical district and also a short walk from University of Maine Museum of Art and Bangor Public Library.


This hotel is home to 4 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


All 31 soundproofed rooms feature free local calls and desks. 27-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of The Charles Inn enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and coffee in a common area. If you drive, self parking is USD 6.00 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-out, a fireplace in the lobby, and wedding services.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

44.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 193 reviews