What was once a major timber hub along the Penobscot River has now blossomed into a bustling city in Maine. Not surprisingly, it has been given the nickname Queen City. Cute canals add to the special charm of downtown Bangor as do the streets lined with locally owned stores that sell unique handicrafts and souvenirs. All in all, the city is a cultural hub in Maine and home to many galleries and theater companies, including the Penobscot Theater Company and the Maine Discovery Museum.
One of the major attractions in Bangor, and even the entire state of Maine, is the Bangor Raceway, the only racino (racing track and casino in one) in Maine. There are plenty of hotels near Bangor Raceway in case you are looking to stay close to the action. The grandstand at the raceway can seat almost 4,000 people and the atmosphere is electric on every race days.
Families visiting Bangor with young children should try stay in one of the hotels next to the Maine Discovery Museum, a fun and interactive kids museum in Bangor. It is known to be the largest children’s museum north of Boston. The Maine Discovery Museum ties together exhibitions on science, art, nature, animals, and local folklore into one fun learning experience, which is aimed at both children and adults.
If you are a student visiting Bangor, or you are in town for en event at the University of Maine, there is a range of hotels in the area so you can spend your days close to the action. The Bangor campus is actually quite small, with just over 800 students registered. Because of this, it is easy to find your way around.
There are 32 3 star hotels in Bangor, so you can easily pick one that suits your needs and requirements. These 3 star hotels offer an excellent range of amenities, such as airport shuttle services, stunning views, central locations, swimming pools, gyms, and free WiFi.
Looking for a little luxury? There are two highly rated 4 star hotels in Bangor that will make your stay as comfortable as possible. These gorgeous properties come with excellent facilities including in-room fireplaces, flat screen TVs, excellent views, and cooked-to-order breakfasts each morning.
Bangor International Airport is the closest airport around Bangor. It mainly serves domestic cities around the USA but occasionally has flights to cities across the world, for instance, to London. If you have an early morning or late night flight, know that there is a wide selection of airport hotels.This comes in handy especially when you want to rest before or after your late or early flight.