We stayed in a room that has yet to be renovated. The room itself looked older and more worn down.
The bedding looked older as well, but that did not change the comfort of it. The pillows were phenomenal and by far the best I could ask for! The sheets were soft and fresh, making sleeping a pleasure. The hotel itself is close to the road, however the traffic is non-existent at night and the distance from the road blocks out the noise anyways. If you need to sleep for the night, I would HIGHLY recommend this place!
Bathroom is very small, newer toilet and sinks and the shower is large with a bathtub that is a fair size as well. Bathroom gets very steamy, and lacks a fan, so definitely crack the window or leave the door open. Shower has great water pressure and is very hot (a comfortable temperature).
Was disappointed when we found out that the restaurant is no longer in operation, but pleased to find that the hotel still does serve a continental breakfast with quite a variety. Toast, cereals, danishes and such were laid out on a table every morning for a quick breakfast that you could eat in the dining area or take back to your room. Very delicious!
The staff is remarkable, too! Absolutely pleasant and friendly. Love it when we can strike up a conversation with the staff and go beyond the "professional" blockade with the personality and get to know the real person. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and housekeeping does an amazing job!
For advice to the hotel... this is a great project and could be much better if there was some TLC and money put into this place. More amenities such as a pool or such would be nice and make the stay even more pleasant!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a Small Privately Owned Motel. We offer comfortable King, Queen and Two Double Bed Rooms at reasonable prices that include free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast. You can also rent our banquet room for parties, such as baby showers, Jack and Jills, and more! Located at one of the Four Corners of the USA, Madawaska offers Old - Acadian charm and amazing views of nearby Canada and the St. John Valley. The Gateway Motel is situated on ITS Trail 81 for snowmobilers and ATV fans alike. Trail 81 also offers great hiking and mountain biking opportunities. Visit nearby Long Lake to enjoy boating and fishing. ... more less