The Brunswick Hotel and Tavern

Maine, New England

The hotel

Stroll across the leafy lawn of Bowdoin College and you'll quickly realise just what this prestigious academy of learning means to the people of New England as well as visitors to mid-coast Maine. As The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern is situated adjacent to the college campus, guests are treated to an illustration of the traditions and style of the area with an excellent choice of museums, galleries and theatres, all within walking distance. Aside from the academic life near the Brunswick, there's plenty of alternative activities to help you experience life in the east of America with lighthouse tours, shopping excursions and days out at the beach all easily arranged along the coast. Accommodation is certainly in keeping with the regional heritage and you'll be invited to make the most of spacious and stylish guest rooms which utilise the colour scheme of the surrounding natural landscapes. No matter whether you're taking things easy or experiencing the joys of Portland, The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern always provides a warm welcome with all-day dining and fitness facilities to help you relax and unwind at pace that suits you.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated right next door to Bowdoin College campus just a half hour drive from Portland, Maine. Theatres, museums and galleries within walking distance. Freeport and the coast just a short drive away. Transfer time from Boston Logan International Airport: 2 hours 15 minutes.

Hotel information

48 traditional guest rooms. All with traditional New England décor, stylish bathrooms, flat screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities and morning newspapers. Standard Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

The Tavern (open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch). State-of-the-art fitness centre. Morning coffee service in the lobby. Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary self-parking.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: one person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (196)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding location, service and restaurant

Aug 3, 2021 JenBS-2

Great rooms, excellent burgers, and helpful staff, including Ursan who helped us with a tech issue, and Donna who went above and beyond to help us with a tricky issue with a neighboring room. One recommendation—add “Sugar in the raw” to the coffee table and also another lamp or lighting in the rooms. Bathrooms very nice and good water pressure. … Read more
Great rooms, excellent burgers, and helpful staff, including Ursan who helped us with a tech issue, and Donna who went above and beyond to help us with a tricky issue with a neighboring room. One recommendation—add “Sugar in the raw” to the coffee table and also another lamp or lighting in the rooms. Bathrooms very nice and good water pressure. Can walk everywhere in the center of Brunswick, including restaurants, museums, and Bowdoin campus. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not what I expected

Jul 8, 2021 Shelbie D Elmhurst, Illinois

I wanted this to be so much more. After reading the reviews, I assumed quaint centrally located hotel. I only got centrally located. Nothing about this hotel was memorable. Check in was easy, our room was located over the parking lot (free parking). But the furnishings and room itself was so boring and blah. The bathroom was beat up pretty… Read more
I wanted this to be so much more. After reading the reviews, I assumed quaint centrally located hotel. I only got centrally located. Nothing about this hotel was memorable. Check in was easy, our room was located over the parking lot (free parking). But the furnishings and room itself was so boring and blah. The bathroom was beat up pretty bad, stains on the walls and shower. The bedding was super soft and comfy. We all slept great. Breakfast (fruit, yogurt, pastry and coffee) was offered from 7-9. I couldn’t find coffee anywhere before 7am. Huge pet peeve of mine. I’m an early riser. Why can’t I have access to coffee?? I won’t stay again… Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Pleasant Stay

Jun 19, 2021 SagHarborInn NY

The stay was very pleasant and the manager made available a very nice conference for my use. Wifi worked great. Beds and AC worked great. Housekeepers do very nice job. Parking is very convenient and the location in town was perfect for us. Lobby areas are very generous.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Clean, comfortable and well located

Jun 14, 2021 antiques223 New York City, New York

The hotel is well situated on the edge of the Bowdoin College campus and at the top of Maine street. Rooms here are clean and comfortable, with well appointed bathrooms and plush bathrobes. What the hotel lacks in charm (think slightly upscale Hampton Inn), it makes up for in cleanliness, an attractive lobby, a friendly staff, and a very good… Read more
The hotel is well situated on the edge of the Bowdoin College campus and at the top of Maine street. Rooms here are clean and comfortable, with well appointed bathrooms and plush bathrobes. What the hotel lacks in charm (think slightly upscale Hampton Inn), it makes up for in cleanliness, an attractive lobby, a friendly staff, and a very good bar/restaurant (Noble Kitchen and Bar). Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel!

Nov 24, 2020 JenniferBowdoinMom

The Brunswick Hotel is a wonderful hotel with great staff, an amazing location (across the street from Bowdoin and an easy walk to adorable downtown Brunswick), comfy beds, a modern rustic aesthetic, and ample parking. We always stay there when we're in Brunswick.