I did a lot of searching for hotels in Camden and really wanted to stay at the Grand Harbor Inn since we saw it being built on our kayak tour 2 years ago and it looks beautiful. But rooms were just out of our price range for a weekend getaway. So I booked a night at the Lord Camden Inn, a very recognizable inn on Main Street with blue awnings, that happens to be the sister property of the Grand Harbor Inn. We checked in and headed up to our room… only to find that it was still occupied. Luckily, the person wasn’t IN the room at the time, but I walked in and thought it just wasn’t cleaned, only to turn around and find car keys and credit cards on the shelf (scary).
We went downstairs to the front desk, told them what we found, and without missing a beat the woman at the desk made a phone call and confirmed that “Room #11 was open.” She apologized and very professionally told us that we were being upgraded to their sister property, the Grand Harbor Inn. How on earth my luck came in at this moment, I have no idea, but it was some fantastic luck.
We went down the street and checked in. The woman at the desk gave us a personal tour of the room and pointed out some lovely features.
We also had a large flat screen TV and a fireplace (which we turned on, even though it was warm).
The bathroom was something else. Beautifully designed with a great jacuzzi tub…
… and this… this pièce de résistance… the shower.
8 streams and all of them movable. I put this on very hot and basically had a back massage from the shower. This was freakin’ heaven.
The hotel is on the harbor and just a short walk away is my favorite view.
It’s a narrow harbor with beautiful boats in it. It always looks like a postcard.
And as we sat there and took in the view, a loon (my favorite bird) made an appearance right in front of us.
Heading back to the hotel that night, after eating at The Pearl, we found our bed beautifully turned down.
The bed was probably the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. I thought the bed at Pomegranate was comfy, and I thought Westin Heavenly Beds are comfy, but they didn’t hold a candle to this cloud.
This hotel doesn’t have a breakfast facility, so you fill out a card the night before and they bring room service up to you. It’s included in the room price. We had a lovely breakfast of fresh fruit with yogurt and croissants. Fresh coffee and juice.
And we had “the worst view” in the hotel, with only a partial harbor view from the balcony, but it was still absolutely gorgeous.
We had a phenomenal stay and that strange accident that brought us here was just kismet.It was easily the best hotel I have ever stayed at, and I’ve been fortunate enough to stay at some lovely places while traveling on business.
Our stay made a fan out of me and next time I’m in Camden, I know it will be worth the extra money to stay here again. And hey… we might just be in the area to get married next year. I’m sure it would make for a lovely honeymoon suite!