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Grand Victorian Inn

32 Main St, Bethel, ME 04217-4010
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#8 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Bethel
The Grand Victorian Inn is a bed and breakfast in Bethel, a charming and historic village located the western Maine mountains region. This historic Queen Anne style 1895 inn is registered on the National Registry of Historic Places as the John M. Philbrook House. We are pleased to offer well appointed guest rooms and suites with private baths, free wifi, and cable tv. A delicious breakfast is included with all of our accommodations. The Grand Victorian Inn is within a short walking distance to shopping, a movie theater, museums, a golf course, and to Gould Academy. Bethel offers a wealth of opportunities for activities including skiing and snowboarding, golfing, hiking, fishing, rafting, and more. Whether you are seeking an active holiday, a romantic getaway, a wedding or anniversary celebration, scenic touring, or a family vacation, plan on staying with us at The Grand Victorian Inn. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
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Samantha E wrote a review Sep 2020
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I kept the business card since 2014 to remind myself to write a review because my brother and I enjoyed it so much! The place was charming, and we were greeted with cookies! We also had an amazing breakout with bananas foster french toast, fresh, homemade bread, and more. Great stay!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Donald L wrote a review Sep 2020
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Was scheduled to stay at the Inn in September, during COVID. I booked directly through the Inn website. We had a death in the family and I had to cancel the reservation to make the funeral. I contacted the Inn 4 days before my reservation and they would not refund my room fee. They did offer to provide a voucher good for one night stay within the coming year. However, I never received the voucher after numerous emails and phone calls (voice mails). Given the extenuating circumstances, i was disappointed by the response. So, take the cancellation policy VERY seriously. Even Inns in small towns can be very rigid.
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Date of stay: September 2020
bschoenb wrote a review Aug 2020
Smithtown, New York164 contributions58 helpful votes
The charm of a B&B is that for the owner it’s a labor of love, I didn’t see it here. The inn is looks and feels rundown. The front porch needs a coat of paint, and some of the wood is rotted. The grounds are not well kept with weeds popping up in the walkways. Indoors is classically decorated but worn out and wallpaper is peeling. In the room the the hot water handle on the sink fell off and there was a large water stain on the ceiling. In the middle of the night we found out that we had no toilet paper, I had to steal a roll from the dining room bathroom. I will say that the bed was comfortable. Also, the cook for breakfast was very nice and cooked whatever we asked for. When we got there we found out we were the only guests in the inn. It seemed like they were doing us the favor of letting us stay instead of being a gracious host.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
jmstwin1 wrote a review Feb 2020
Somers, NY21 contributions6 helpful votes
I cannot say enough about the Grand Victorian Inn! First of all, Dean who owns the place (along with his wife who we didn't get to meet) is the nicest person ever and went out of his way to get my almond creamer for my coffee (since I am a vegan). Couldn't believe he did that! And he cooked up a mean breakfast for my 16 year old son! Then on Saturday and Sunday we had the pleasure to meet Sue and Mary who take care of the breakfast service on the weekend....THE NICEST PEOPLE! And Sue is quite the baker and cook....her homemade granola is legendary! The inn itself is historic, charming and old....and Dean has taken great measures to update it. We stayed in Room #9....two very comfortable double beds with it's own bathroom....simply perfect and decorated in period style. We were there for races at Sunday River and it is a very easy 10 minute drive (maybe less) to the mountain. If you're looking for a reasonable rate, a good hot breakfast, and friendly people then this is the place to stay! We will be back! Thank you for a wonderful visit!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: If you're traveling with kids/teens then Room 9 does offer 2 beds.
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Jonahs R wrote a review Feb 2020
Collingwood, Canada142 contributions19 helpful votes
Stayed here 4 nights midweek and there was only had one other room occupied. Full house by Saturday a.m. Teenagers liked it, wifi was flawless. Homemade breakfast every morning made to order from 7-9 a.m. Room keys also unlock the entrance doors which are locked after 9pm so your free to stay out late and slip back in without bothering anyone. Ceilings are 10' high in the carriage house. Definitely "Victorian" theme & decorations. New owners are friendly and still fixing up some of the things that got away from the previous owner. One of our mattresses was uncomfortable and sagging but the other was comfy. There are plenty of room options in the main Inn and the carriage house. Best to call and book thru the owner / website direct. It's cheaper than 3rd party website.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$152 - US$179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Victorian Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Victorian Inn?
Nearby attractions include Maine Mineral and Gem Museum (0.3 km), The Gem Theater (0.7 km), and Steam Mill Brewing (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Victorian Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Grand Victorian Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Victorian Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Victorian Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Victorian Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brian's, Sud's Pub, and Butcher Burger.
Is Grand Victorian Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Bethel.
Is Grand Victorian Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.