by Amanda Geronikos
A boutique hotel in York, Maine, The Lighthouse Inn & Carriage House offers an outdoor swimming pool and complimentary Wi-Fi. Its best asset, however, is its quiet location just steps from equally quiet Long Sands Beach.
Guestrooms were updated in 2014 and 2015, and include several variations that are ideal for families. Rooms in the Carriage House are best for adults, with only one queen bed per room.
Our Editor Loves
- Boutique hotel
- Outdoor pool
- Nearby beach
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
The man that greeted us at reception was super friendly! And they had yummy homemade chocolate chip cookies available upon arrival. We stayed in the off-season; originally had a 2 double bed room booked, but the kind gentleman offered my husband and I a queen room with no extra cost. We were only there for one night but had a good night's sleep. The only reason it's not rated excellent was due to very minor reasons: there was no plug outlet on one side of the bed and the room didn't get very dark because of the lights outside. Other than that, it was a pleasurable experience and I would definitely consider coming back! Even during the busy season!
I stayed for one night on my way back to Boston. Here are my personal observations.
Friendly, nice front desk staff
Good size room
Quiet neighborhood close to lighthouse and beach
Room never got dark. Blackout shades needed because outside lighting kept the room light.
Very, very loud air conditioning unit
Soft, squishy bed. No box springs.
Absolute worst shower. I think my shower was actually missing a shower head.
No elevator. I would not care about that but the staircase was poorly designed and hazardous to use, particularly when transporting a large suitcase. I thought I would tumble.