The Bethel Inn Resort

Address: 21 Broad Street, Bethel, Maine, 04217, United States | 3 star resort
 
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This 3 star resort, located on 21 Broad Street, Bethel, is near Sunday River Ski Resort, Bethel Hill Common, Big Adventure Center, and Mount Abram.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Bethel Inn Resort

    Reviewed by roadscholarorg

    Feels like Home

    Reviewed Mar 2, 2015
    by (4 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Everything you could want from a ski resort in a quiet, mountain town in New England.

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    Historical Traveler Reviews The Bethel Inn Resort

    Very disapointing

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    Just came home from a wedding at the Bethel inn, Service poor, Food inedible, How embarassing for the Bride and Groom and the parents that were paying the bill; What a DISAPPOINTMENT for the guests that travled so far and stayed at the Inn;

    There'a a fine line between antiquity and run-down!

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    We attended a November 2004 wedding at the inn, expecting an experience worthy of the "inn & country club" distinction. What a disappointment!

    Our "select" room was in fact in a separate building and immediately inside the front door -- which was opened and closed constantly by other guests of this building. The decor was shabby and the carpet stained, reminiscent of a seedy motel. Worst of all, the pillows on the bed were full of hair as if they hadn't been changed and the sheets were dingy. Yuck!

    To his credit, the front desk manager moved us to an "upgraded" room in the inn which was cleaner and had a sitting room, although it was in need of a fresh coat of paint and some updated furniture. This is a "charming inn wanna-be" and in it's heyday I'm sure it was fabulous, but the management needs to do some major renovations if they want return visitors.

    I must add that the wedding was beautiful and the food very good.

    The Bethel Inn condos were another story -- large, modern, clean and well-decorated. If we decide to return, we'll opt for those instead.

    UGH! What a disappointment at Bethel Maine!

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    I traded my Gold Crown RCI week in New York City for one in "secluded, beautiful" Maine. (There are less than 1,000 Gold Crown status resorts in the 20,000+ properties around the world.).

    I had read of other entries in these pages, and was confused: did they stay at the same place I was promised to be ABOVE average.

    What a disappointment! This is not a Gold Crown property: in fact, they need serious work to make them eligible to be considered for any 21st century travelers.

    The timeshare units are two bedrooms on split levels. Immediately I sensed it would not go well when there were big stains on the entry steps. In fact, the paint was peeling on the outside of the door frame!

    The entire interior was depressing: worn carpets, shoddy furniture, tired bath linens, and bed linens which were too small for the bed! The ceiling had a huge water stain, and was cracked.

    There is a complete kitchen: appliances, etc. The deck furniture was molded plastic, and more peeling paint.

    The was cable TV; but no internet, and no business center. We had to stand in line at the public library for their two dial-up computers!

    The main building did sell daily newspapers and included a small pub and dining room.

    The heated outdoor pool was small but adequate; the saunas were as well.

    The main interest was golf and winter skiiing. In their in-room brochure they describe their history. They indicated the building and selling of the timeshares saved them from bankruptcy and I did not see any reinvestment expenditures.

    I would not recommend this property, and will not return.

    Golf was great but accommodation....

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    The location is stunning, the golf is great and the cottage was very spacious. However, that's where it ends... The cottage was on the 11th fairway and it was a beautiful view. It was also increadibly spacious but very very much in need of modernisation. It was like something straight out of the 1970's and nothing done since. The outside was nice and fresh though. Inside we had a sever case of damp and strong smell of mould. I would not go back until it has had an overhaul. The pool was nice and we didn't try the food so can't comment there. Make sure to call up and ask if it has been renovated before you go.

    Not Impressed

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    We rolled in to the Bethel Inn late at night and we were grateful to get the one remaining/available room. Sorry, but even the "free" upgrade to a suite didn't make up for the dirty carpeting, dim lighting, smoke smell and peeling paint. Don't be misled by the pretty yellow "main" building - this place is ready for a complete overhaul.

    Beatiful Lake, Terrible Hotel

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    Our trip was in June 03. Paint was peeling on most of the buildings. We were so surprised at how bad the room was. We were in a building that had some rotting wood on the outside. There was no air conditioning in the room. The bed had 1 boxspring with 2 mattresses side by side on top of it. They kept seperating. The water would sometimes only come out hot for hours meaning you'd get burnt in the shower and couldn't get a glass of water. The housekeeping was poor. The area felt safe though and a there was beautiful lake that we could use down the road with complementary use of canoes. The outdoor heated pool and the restaurant were also nice.

    Hated it - Unspecial in Every Way

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    The Bethel Inn should be torn down and rebuilt. IT is so ugly in every way. The staff dresses poorly. When we arrived in our really ugly room, not only was there a used cigar sitting on a table, but we overlooked the parking lot and the DUMPSTER! The food was beyond unedible and the manager let us leave after spending one horrible night and gave us our money back because she agreed with our complaints. Also, There weren't even sheets covering the matresses. How disgusting is that?

    Awesome place!

    from

    We have been going to the Bethel Inn for the last 12 years and have always had a wonderful, relaxing time. In the winter the cross country skiing is beautiful and the summer golf is challenging. We will continue to return for many years.

    Not up to its Advertisement

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    Pros: The grounds of the inn and the common rooms are very picturesque.

    Th heated outdoor pool is also nice albeit on the small side. The meals were also very good.

    Cons: The front desk staff was not very helpful, when I asked if a local attraction was open they did not know and they made no effort to find out. I had to request that they look up the number for me. They gave me the number but made no effort to call for me. It took more than an hour for dinners in the pub to come out after the appetisers, the salads never arrived, and water and drink glass were only filled once in the two hours we were there. The rooms were in the Main Inn. The hallway carpet was worn and needed to be replaced. The rooms were decorated nicely but the paint was chipped in places and had been partially painted with a different shade. The cable tv wire came out of a hole in the wall and the Tv was blugged into an extension cord that was stapled to the wall. Beds in two out of the three booked rooms were subpar.

    I am not picky but I have stayed in hotels of various classese all over the world. This is not what I expect of accomodations advertised as they are and at this price point. In some ways it is not even up to the standards of some two star chain hotels. This place needs work and I would only stay here with a great offer.

    Would NEVER go back to Bethel Inn

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    On March 01.2003 we stayed at the Bethel Inn and found the serive to be terrible. After being seated for dinner it was an hour and a half before we were served dinner. The "Fairway rooms" we had were poorly constructed, thin walled and noisy. The rooms were small and did not have any amenities, no hair drier, no cups for water. The rooms were poorly heated and all of the walkways had dog excrement along the walks. There is no HOT TUB as advertised, it is a heated pool. The staff did not acknowledge our request for information on any discounts ( AAA) or specials. We were told that the advertised special "did not exsist" and were charged full price for two rooms. We felt as if we were victims of a bait-and-switch regarding room rates. Had we left we would have been charged regardless.

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Bethel Inn Resort

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

    Travel Blogs from Bethel

    Day 1: Wake Up...SKI

    A travel blog entry by roadscholarorg on Mar 02, 2015

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    What a glorious day to not be taking the T into work. No offense Boston, but Bethel, Maine knows what's up.

    I opened our balcony door with a hot cup of coffee in hand and took a breath of that cold, fresh Maine air. It smelled like chimney smoke and opportunity. There was a dusting of snow on the ground from the night before, fresh powder …

    Live Free or Die Hard

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    Tuukka had a feeling this was going to be an exciting trip and barked enthusiastically at the booth attendant at the base of the mountain road.

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    North Conway - New Hampshire

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    ... American gps lady, didn't take us by the most direct route and took us through the back roads but it gave us an opportunity to see Connecticut, Maine and New Hampshire that you just don't see see from a highway. There is still a lot of snow in the countryside completely surrounding the houses and on the roofs. Just like in the postcards. We also needed a restroom stop and Rosie happened to find this little diner called Scoops (a name that will become obvious in a minute). As ...

    "I'll try anything once..."

    A travel blog entry by roadscholarorg on Mar 06, 2015

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    ... p.m. everyday without a problem.

    Kelly decided at noon she hadn't had enough yet..incredible. So she was on line for the lift and the operator checking passes looked at her tickets and told her she has a morning-only ticket and she has to leave the line...she's 90! She has a pin on her jacket that tells everyone she's 90! She skies for free anyway! Nope. Kicked out. When I heard this story, I have to admit I laughed pretty hard. She was in good spirits ...

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