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The Mid-Coast Region Hotels

Norumbega Inn

  • 63 High St. Map It
  • Camden
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Eye-popping architecture
  • Beautiful views
  • Close to town


  • Stairs to climb

Updated 12/26/2013

Fodor's Review

This welcoming B&B is the one of the most photographed pieces of real estate in Maine, and once you get a look at its castle-like facade, you'll understand why. With its gray stone walls, it looks like something out of a novel by Stephen King (a Maine resident, by the way). The place was built in 1886 by local businessman Joseph Stearns, who spent a year visiting the castles of Europe. Inside it's cheery and elegant, with many rooms warmed by their own fireplaces.

Innkeepers Sue Walser and Phil Crispo (a chef who has cooked for the British royal family) reopened the Norumbega Inn in 2013, giving the interiors a face-lift and updating the balconies that overlook the bay. It's on U.S. 1, just a little north of downtown Camden.

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Hotel Information


63 High St., Camden, Maine, 04843, United States

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207-236–4646; 877-363–4646

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 9 rooms, 2 suites
  • Rate includes Breakfast

Updated 12/26/2013

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Aug 16, 2011

Norumbega Review

Based on the Fodors guide recommendation we stayed at the Nurembega for 2 nights recently. Having stayed in numerous inns and B&B's over the years I would rat ethis the worst we have ever seen. The property was run down both inside and out and lacked significant maintenanance including the exterior and room. Subsequently discovered that the property is for sale which explains a lot of things. Would not stay there again and feel it was way overpriced.

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