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The Charles Inn

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The only good thing was the check in person, all went down hill after that. I will never stay here again and would not advise anyone else to stay here either. Front desk closes early, the key that was given us to get back in did not work, had to call for assistance. The hotel does not provide parking only on street.

Reception was wonderfully friendly, check out as well. The door of the first room we were given did not lock, so we were given another one. The rooms are reasonably clean, bathroom was clean. But the rooms and furniture date from many years ago... check the pictures. We thought we were in a an old movie. They advertise with "the hotel doctor" (or a similar tv serie) but apparently there was only one room refurbished during the series... Get that guy back in for the other rooms please.

I actually kind of liked the Charles Inn, but one night was enough. It was not that great. Awesome location, and it's been remodeled...but the building is outdated. I stayed in the Steven King suite...which was large and pretty cool. The windows do not open...not even a crack. The building is old and stuffy and the a/c was inadequate...although after hours of continuous use the room finally cooled down. The service was great. Weird bathroom, no desk and only two electrical outlets in the huge room. It was a cool experience, but we are moving on.

Was glad I found this hotel in Bangor as the choices seemed to be very limited. The gal who handled my reservations and my check in when I arrived was very friendly. She even gave me the Stephen King room that is fully decorated with King memorabilia.

We stayed for one night because we were going to a concert at the Pavilion and the hotel was so close. The bed was the lumpiest I have ever been on. The bathroom was tine and had no shower liner. The windows treatments were blinds that let in all the light straight to where I was sleeping. Absolutely the worst stay I have ever had at a hotel.

Stayed here for 2 night to go see a concert at Darling's Waterfront Pavillon. What a great location! 10 minutes walk to the concert venue, great restaurants (Fiddlehead) and bars all around, and the best coffee you can find attached to the Hotel at West Market Square Artesian Coffeehouse! Hotel was clean, comfortable and affordable. Parking was a 2 minutes walk away for $6/day. The building is over 100 years old, so don't be expecting the Ritz-Carleton, but definitely worth a visit. I would stay here again!

We stayed at the Charles Inn for 4 nights in May. We chose it based on location and reviews. The location was good for our purposes but the room was terrible. It lacked a desk, chairs and hanging closet or hooks. The sofa was very old and difficult to sit on. My wife hurt herself several times on the bed frame. There was a lot of noise from the heating system which kept us awake. The WiFi only worked in the hall way next to the router or downstairs. We were offered breakfast which was two miles away. Parking was $6 a day, excluding the weekend. Half of the electrical sockets didn't work. This was important when one wanted to charge more than one phone.

This is a great place to stay in the downtown area of Bangor, it was full when we stayed so we did not get a themed room (college graduation ) but they are working on getting them all themed. I would stay here again.

Great stay, can't wait to return. Nice room and Dana was great help. Room was very comfortable in a great historical hotel. Parking was easy on the areer or near by parking garage. Likes the historical theme to the room.

We stayed in the King Suite. We came to Bangor to visit family. We thought it was a different place to stay. Pillows were not my favorite. We had to park in the garage which wasn't bad. Except for Sunday. The garage is closed Sunday's. I had to call to get our car out.

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 4.50 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 and a fireplace in the lobby.

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% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 172 reviews