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Monday, April 16, 2012

Bath, Maine / Hampton Inn

April 2012, Weekday, 1-night, King study riverview guestroom #400

Status perks
view from room #400
I received an upgrade to a riverview room, which I did not realize until I started to write this review. The agent did not mention this at check-in, and I was not sure if all of the king study rooms had a river view until I checked later. A riverview room costs $10 more, and I had reserved the least expensive king study guestroom.

Guestroom
Guestroom 400 is located at the end of the hall on the top floor. It has a connecting door and overlooks the river. I do not think there was anyone in the guestroom next to this one, so the connecting room door did not present any noise problems. The connecting door was located across from the bathroom and closet, rather than across from the bed, so it's likely it would not have been an issue even if there had been guests next door.

The spacious guestroom contained a couch, as well as a desk and chair. I had found a good rate for this room type online, so I reserved it rather than a standard room because the standard room looked like it only contained one soft chair. The large windows could be opened, and there were screens in place.

The room had a microwave and refrigerator, which I think is in all guestrooms at this hotel. There was a suitcase bench, two night stands, and a cushioned coffee table/footstool. 

The spacious bathroom had a walk-in shower, and most of the standard Hampton Inn amenities. There is usually a moist facial cleanser pad in Hampton Inn hotels, and that is the only item I usually see that was not present. Shampoo, bath gel, bar soap, and coffee amenities were provided.
The Internet service was good, and the bed was comfortable and clean. The entire guestroom was clean, and it smelled fresh. There was one annoying thing about this guestroom--the bathroom fan/vent ran continually. There was no control for this in the bathroom; it is apparently something that is on all the time. The noise was quite loud, so we had to shut the bathroom door at night, so it did not keep us awake.

Food & Beverage
Standard Hampton Inn food items were available the morning of our stay: juices, milk, tea, and coffee; cold and hot cereal; cut and whole fruits; and a couple hot items: scrambled eggs and pre-made biscuit type sandwich halves with egg and peppers on top.

Overall
I was happy with the hotel cleanliness and sleep quality during our stay. There was an IGA grocery store next door to the hotel--which also sold beer and wine, and there were several dining choices within walking distance.